Working on graduating from the assisted pull-up machine to a plain old bar. Learning ballroom dance and ice hockey. Sewing a wardrobe that fits my goal weight body. Selling my house, finalizing my divorce, and starting my life over in New York.
Just a monthly challenge on my super supportive SEM team: a fitness goal, a nutrition goal, and a geeky goal.
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio (Go Bucks!) Chicago is home I live in Springfield, Mass Smitten with a New Yorker
12.12.15 Gingerbread build competition 3.6.16 Salsa Blues Shamrocks 5K $45 5.1.16 Middlebury Maple Run $37 5.21.16 Strawberry Shortcake 10K $25 7.18.16 Hudson RiverPool Swim $160 9.11.16 Title IX Tri $85 10.29.16 Devil's Chase $45
August 2017 somehow I let Nick talk me into doing my first marathon at 4000 feet in Nevada.
Agree on the balloon-inflating being more interesting than the parade. When I worked a couple of blocks from Rockefeller Center, I'd go during lunch every day to watch progress on the big tree, from the moment it was erected (which must have been done overnight; it would have been a thrill) until the finishing touches. It's the process of the work that fascinates far more than the finished product. Sondheim's song, "Finishing the Hat," says it.
P.S. On a day when the branches were being trimmed to effect a perfectly-shaped tree, the trimmings lay on the ground. I took eight or 10 pieces, put a few on my desk and brought the rest home. It was fun to have them tied with broad, red ribbons to the old, interior shutters in the living room -- a share of the R.C. tree in my tiny apartment.
Now you've given me a nudge to find out when this year's tree will be erected and go regardless of the hour.