Life of Late ~ 8.14.15

It’s mid-August and very quiet in the office.  Everyone is probably out at their summer homes, which is just so east coast.   Anyways, this post is being finished as I eat my tres-gourmet bagel.  What’s interesting to me is that I never really was a bagel person but over the past two-ish years I have learned to love them – only New York bagels.  I’m more of the dessert kind of gal rather than bread products, but when work offers free bagels (and good bagels) on Fridays, you make it work.  Today, it was a full bagel earned with peanut butter/banana on one side and cream cheese/cinnamon on the other.

Speaking of peanut butter, I’ve told myself that I was going to reduce my intake or take it out completely due to its inflammatory tendencies.   I made progress by picking up a jar of sunflower seed butter but subsequently left it at the apartment.  Ah well, at least I can be thankful that I’m not allergic to nuts.  That would just be a very very sad day.

This morning I was up an at ’em with a 6am wakeup call (luxurious compared to the normal 5:30 alarm), ran down to NP, met up with the lovely Kyndal from the Boston tribe!!, and a run back through the east village.


Today’s probably going to be a slow day so I hope to put a little thought into our labor day plans.  We are heading down south to Charleston and meeting up with one of our best friends who is flying out from the west coast!  We already have an itinerary in mind, but I’ll just look at some more food places and pick out a route for my long run (9 mi on the books) that weekend.  The goal for the next couple weeks is to save as MUCH as possible so I can just eat and walk my way through that city without any guilt.

IMG_1730^^ Wednesday I went to Tavern on the Green for the first time with Linsday and her fabulous coworker Jenn.  We had a blast out on the patio and more to come on the food 🙂

I learned something about myself the other day.  I don’t have a very long attention span.  I decided to attend a PDC or Personal Development Course at work that was 3 hours long.  This seemed reasonable since some courses were all day affairs.  No, it’s not the “all-day where they feed you and you get to go outside for a bit”.  It’s the “all-day in a windowless conference room where you are thinking ‘why did I do this?’ “.  Well, the course was on communication and understanding personalities in the workforce – helpful, no?  I enjoyed the first 2 hours.  TWO HOURS.  Then I was finished.  Tip #1 – Eat a sufficient lunch.  I can’t do that whole starve yourself during lunch thing.  I end up hangry and annoyed.  Tip #2 – Don’t sign up for things that last longer than your patience.  (Note, my patience is relatively high, I just can’t stand sitting in one spot that long) Tip #3 – Avoid things that drive you up the wall – like when people repeat themselves over and over and over.  Ok, rant finished.

~ Link (and link-up) Love ~ ~ “Why You Should Slow Down and Soak Up the NowMaybe not easy in the city, but good thoughts to remember. ~ “3 Reasons Millennials Are Getting Fired” – Looks like millennials are relying too much on the employer for happiness, direction, and yet don’t want to put in the time or effort to learn or advance their career.  They prefer to do the minimal work and somehow still reap the benefits.  Not so fast my friends.  Maybe it’s time for finding an internal motivation for work. ~ “34 Ways to Know You Are a New Yorker”  >> #4, #12, and #15 truth.


 ^^ Speaking of New York.  Good ‘ol Brownstones.  This is what I see on my walk to the gym every morning and I love it.  Soon the mornings will be darker and I won’t see the glorious colors of the buildings and plants around me 😦

IMG_1552 ^^ Last minute invite to a Yankees vs. Red Sox game!  $20 ticket and $24 worth of food later, this was one happy camper.  I could have easily eaten prior or taken food inside, but where’s the fun in that?  Oh yes, you would save money 😉

IMG_1553 IMG_1557 ^^ These were two of the first two people I met at November Project last year!  (1 year ago tomorrow!!)

I shared with everyone how I spent my Friday, but on Saturday, I attended a workout class at the nearest Equinox (fancy club worth the money – I’m addicted and sadly a gym snob now), then headed out to a good-bye bar crawl for one of the NP guys.  Basically a typical NP social event.

IMG_1637 ^^ Welcome to McSorley’s, the Oldest Irish Tavern in New York.  Famous for the fact that it was one of the last “Men Only” pubs, admitting women in 1970 because they were forced to do so.  Cool.

15 East 7th Street
New York

IMG_1638 ^^ From the sawdust on the floor to the old fashioned menu, it’s quite an experience


IMG_1642 ^^ Perspective in size.  Double-fisting?  Well, not entirely.  That’s actually 1 beer, but in a very very tiny glass.  Here you order “light” or “dark”.  None of this IPA or other nonsense.  (though the beer tastes very basic.  Historic, but basic…maybe you shouldn’t have the non-beer drinker review it) #diditfortheblog

IMG_1643 ^^ A few of us took a break from bar shenanigans to grab some BBQ at Mighty Quinn’s.  The line was wrapped out the door and around the building but well worth the wait.  (Someone should introduce them to Chipotle efficiency).  I went with the brisket and sweet potato mash.  Folks, the brisket is HANDS DOWN the best brisket I have ever had in my entire life.  Must.go.back.  I didn’t even add that much BBQ sauce because it had so much flavor.  Unheard of from this girl, queen of the sauce.

Mighty Quinn’s
103 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-3733|
~ About ~ Menu ~ Delivery ~ Catering ~

IMG_1647^^ What a good looking crowd.  There I am in the middle with the orange necklace!

Well + Good ~ “Bread-Free Cauliflower Grilled Cheese” (Noms)

The Kitchn ~ “What Kind of Friend Are You?  Food Pairings Will Tell ~ “Keep It Low-Key: 4 Smart Reasons Why We Become More Private with Age” (I apparently love to share my life with the world but looks like we all aren’t like that.  There is however some wisdom to being open as well as being private)

Women’s Running ~ “A Healthy Excuse to Eat Chocolate for Breakfast

Sometimes Always Never Blog ~ CONGRATS to Whitney and her fiance Chris!  I’ve posted about her blog before and it’s true that sometimes you start to feel as if you know a person through blogging.  I know that I would adore to have a friend like Whitney.  She is such an inspiration and her posts make me feel like there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.  Plus, the two of them are just so un believably adorable. ~ “Living By Trees Makes Your Feel Physically Younger

IMG_1646 ^^ How’s that for a sunset?  Honestly I don’t want these to end!  I know the fall will be fun – lots of activities and things to look forward to but please don’t let the weather change!!

 “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


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