Thursday, November 23, 2017

Turkey Trot 2017

After starting running for the very first time less than 3 months ago, I ran my first race today - the Prospect Park Track Club's Turkey Trot
Five miles!
(I'd never run more than 3 before today.) 

Such a great way to start the day. And I got a medal!!!

Now on to the food!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017


8 1/2 weeks ago I began a running program called Couch to 5K. I had never run at all. Hated it when I tried. But I had been having dreams about running for about two years and on a Sunday afternoon in late August, I made the impromptu decision to throw on some sneakers and try this C25K program I had heard about years before for people like me who don't run at all

Me, on my very first run
Aug. 27, 2017

It worked.

Today, in a place that was both far away from where I started program - physically, mentally, emotionally, and locationally - I ran 5 kilometers through the streets of Lisbon, Portugal.

Me, on my 5k run in Lisbon

Now on to a 10k!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Colored scanned electron micrograph photos of microscopic creatures.

Head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis)

Human flea (Pulex irritans)

Mayfly larva (Baetis sp.)

 (thanks NP!  via Cosmos)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Packing for a trip always makes me think of George Carlin's set on "stuff."

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

 - Anaïs Nin

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Best Pizza

The Discerning BYOBer: Di Fara Pizza
DiFara owner, Dom DeMarco personally prepares each of his pizzas.
(photo via Groupon)

New York (obviously) dominated the list of the 101 Best Pizzas in America, although a New Haven spot came in #1.

Here's the New York pizza places & their respective rank on the list:

  • No. 2: John's of Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village
  • No. 4: Kesté, Greenwich Village
  • No. 11: Motorino, East Village
  • No. 12: Patsy's, Midtown East
  • No. 19: Joe's Pizza, Greenwich Village
  • No. 20: Prince Street Pizza, SoHo
  • No. 22: Rubirosa, SoHo
  • No. 23: Lombardi's, SoHo
  • No. 35: Co., Chelsea
  • No. 87: Pizza Gruppo, East Village
  • No. 88: Sofia Pizza Shoppe, Sutton Place
  • No. 6: DiFara, Midwood
  • No. 10: Lucali, Carroll Gardens
  • No. 13: Totonno's, Coney Island
  • No. 17: Roberta's, Bushwick
  • No. 25: Grimaldi's, DUMBO
  • No. 47: Emmy Squared, Williamsburg
  • No. 48: Juliana's, DUMBO
  • No. 50: Paulie Gee's, Greenpoint
  • No. 65: Emily, Clinton Hill
  • No. 66: L&B Spumoni Gardens, Gravesend
  • No. 67: Williamsburg Pizza, Williamsburg
  • No. 36: New Park Pizza, Howard Beach
  • No. 33: Amore Pizza, Flushing
  • No. 9: Joe & Pat's, Westleigh
  • No. 38: Denino's, Port Richmond
  • No. 52: Lee's Tavern, Dongan Hills
  • No. 51: Louie & Ernie's, Schuylerville

(NYC list via NY Patch; 101 Best Pizzas in America via The Daily Meal)


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