Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I've moved!

Hey friends -- I'm in transit ... again. Just this time, not literally.

Find me over here from now, wouldya?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

OMG. I'm Blogging.

I'm back! For now, at least. I think my absence can be excused because I've been boring. Really. I'm not really in transit anymore -- I'm here. Staying put. Heck, I've even been in one apartment for nearly a year. A year! (Ok, I did move rooms in that apartment, but I don't count that as a full move.)

But, it's about to be spring and without being cliche, I really feel like I'm waking up from a sort of hibernation and regular winter malaise. My spring kick-off? The NYC Half Marathon on Sunday.

Ay. I'm feeling ok about this one -- I'm hoping I can beat my time from last year, but I'm ok if I don't. (I think I'm ok if I don't.) I hurt my leg last week so I had to take nearly a week off at a really inopportune time, but maybe it was some sort of blessing. I took some time off, didn't get burnt out, and am really ready to get out there again. Knock on wood. Soooo, here goes. Back to running, back to blogging!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Free Charley Harper Prints

Thanks, Cara, for the heads up about free Charley Harper downloads here.

Print 'em out, frame 'em, done!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Fall in Carroll Gardens

The tree across the street from me decided last week to finally admit it was fall, and changed from green to this brilliant yellow nearly overnight.

I came back after Thanksgiving to find it bare and Christmas tree stands around the corner.

Happy almost December!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Where I've Been: Breakneck Ridge

It's hard to get my hiking fix in New York, but luckily it's not impossible. Like most things in this city, you just have to dig a little to find hidden gems. And that's what Breakneck Ridge is—a little gem that no one tells you about. (Of course, that might because most New Yorkers couldn't care less about hiking ...)

Two up-for-anything friends and I traveled on the Hudson line on MetroNorth for about an hour and 20 minutes to the Breakneck Ridge stop. It wasn't a traditional "stop" though; we were dumped out on the side of the tracks ... literally. But we found the trail and started the hike. Or more accurately, the climb. We bouldered straight up for the first, oh, 45 minutes.

Six hours, two peaks and a 3-hour jaunt through the dense forest later, we made it back to the train tracks, just in time for one of the last trains to leave and take us back to the city.

I've done plenty of hikes, but this one trumps some of my Oregon favorites. High praise!

Here's Breakneck Ridge:

Monday, November 16, 2009

Where I've Been: Maine

I was at the airport for a lot of October. It was busy busy. Instead of talking your ear off (typing your, uh, eyes off??), I'll let the photos tell the story.

First: I headed to Maine for my birthday. Oh, it was lovely. I visited Annemarie at Salt Water Farm and she cooked me a tasty lobster dinner for my 26th. (She cooked it, but I killed it! What? You, Ms. Vegetarian? Yeah, more on that later.)

Go, go, go to Camden, Maine, and visit Annemarie. She'll cook you something amazing and teach you how she did it. Plus, it's simply beautiful up there.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fall To-Do List

I'm going to go ahead and say it: This summer was a bit of a disappointment. Don't you agree? It rained all of June; July came and went; and I'm not sure what happened to August. And now September has come and gone. How has this happened?

That said, I made it through about half my summer to-do list. Now, onto fall, which I enjoy even more than summer. In fact, this morning, I woke up with the windows open and the cool air breezing in and I felt happier than I have in a long time. So, here goes ... this fall, I will:

* Hike Breakneck Ridge
* Go to Maine and visit Salt Water Farm -- DONE! I went last weekend for my birthday. More on that soon, when I get my pictures developed. (Yes, developed. I shot with film if you can believe it ...)
* Sit on the edge of Lake Metacomet
* Volunteer at the New York Marathon again
* Go to two weddings in the midwest -- one in Chicago this weekend, the other in Minnesota
* Volunteer at 826 Brooklyn
* Apple pick
* Meet baby Elsa, the daughter of my friend from my Country Home days, in Virginia
* Spend the rest of my 5 vacation days, which means I just might go back to Oregon and spend it on the coast. Maybe!

Anything else? What are you doing this fall?