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By aphrael (Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 06:39:50 PM EST) (all tags)
It's a beautiful warm cloudy day; the quiet before the storm. It's also BusyDay(tm), mostly prepping for having people over for dinner tonight, and shopping. So: lots of listening to podcasts while running errands. Go Dan Savage! :)


I workout at the columbia gym. Their cardio machines were closed all day yesterday for repair/replacement. Only half of them were back on line today, which means the other half are oversubscribed; I couldn't get them. But I did lift weights, which has been tough for the last week due to clashes between my work schedule and the gym class schedule. It's odd; for some reason I feel a great sense of accomplishment when lifting weights leaves me drenched in sweat. :)

I expect i'll be sore tomorrow.


I went for a 2.5 mile walk down the river. It was a nice day; lots of people out, despite Bloomberg's warning to stay out of the park. Then I went to the store - we're having people over tonight for Jared's signature cheddar+bacon soup, so I went to the jewish deli which is also the place to get cheese.

It was really crowded. As in: unpleasantly so. Now, NY is crowded, but this was worse than usual. I was happy to get out.

Then I walked up to whole foods, for bacon plus (canned soup, peanut butter, bagels, etc to live on for the week if the power fails and we can't cook). There ... oh. my. god. I've never seen the store so crowded. The checkout lines were easily three times as long as i've ever seen them be. And ... it was 2pm. They were almost out of canned soup.

New Yorkers are accustomed to buying food every couple of days; this is how city life works. Having to stock up for a week? The stores aren't ready for that rush.

[It was funny walking around mid-to-late afternoon; the temperature dropped and the wind picked up.]

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Cardio workouts by Herring (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 04:24:10 PM EST
You know that going to a gym is not mandatory to get a cardio workout, right? If you're in NYC then running away from muggers should give you a good interval session.

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The stores here were crazy, too. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 09:13:27 PM EST
Seen on FB:So the whole water isle at the Giant is empty. That's silly you're about to get all you can drink for free shortly.

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(We can strip mine the rest later.)

That soup sounds delicious. by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 04:33:53 PM EST
I worked at a brewery whose signature soup was a beer-cheddar soup that I loved and practically lived off of for 2 years. If Jared is willing to share his recipe, I'd love to have it. :)
The amount of suck that you can put up with can be mind-boggling, but it only really hits you when it then ceases to suck. -- Kellnerin
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