Here for a conference, but also for the eats and drinks. Day 1 highlights, clockwise from left: cochon (cracklins!), duck and sausage gumbo, both from Cochon, French 75 and souffled potatoes from Arnaud's French 75.
Happy (belated) 2018, folks!! I know I have been somewhat lax in my blogging last year. With Facebook and Instagram, it seems a bit redundant. That said, I'm going to try to write more this year. Here's a photo collage of my holiday season. Already seems way too long ago as I get back into the work grind . . .
This year, like most years, the 9/11 tribute lights took me by surprise.* My initial reaction is always deep sorrow, and then amazement that it was so much longer ago than it feels. Next, I feel pride in all the work that my colleagues and I did during the aftermath of the tragedy, and gratefulness for the friendships I made during that time. Finally, I feel thankful for the wonderful people in my life. Thinking of all of you today. xoxo
*this year's view was from the Dog Palace in Brooklyn.
1) My blog went down while I was on my European bike trip. That said, I was so exhausted from the cycling that I could barely draft daily summaries anyway. I started on the first two days, then gave up. I'll post a summary/pictures soon.
2) The Queen of England Enjoys Four Cocktails Every Day #lifegoals
En route home from a relaxing weekend at the lake with family. We started off with a power outage, which made things a bit more rustic for the first 24 hours, but nothing the lake, some lobstah, and a G&T or two couldn't fix. Got in some kayaking, swimming, grilling, ice cream at Pears (twice), and all around QT with the fam, including celebrating my sister's birthday (missing her twin brother, who was on a belated honeymoon)!
This gem was resurrected from my memory by Aziz Ansari, who also gave Moxie a cameo in Master of None, season 2, episode 2. Now playing on repeat. Happy Friday, all!
The good news: I've booked a bike trip to Belgium, Luxembourg & Germany for late July! The bad news: I have tendinitis in my right ankle, likely caused from ramping up my triathlon running training too quickly. So . . . in order to be able to go on my bike trip injury-free, I'm most likely deferring the tri this year. I'm disappointed, and slightly annoyed with myself, but plan on swimming, aqua jogging (it's harder than it sounds) weight training, and doing moderate biking (within dr's guidelines) so I'm at least in shape to be able to bike for a week. Sigh.
Many thanks to Fur Coat and Pants for the photo (and for today's walk)!
Some notable news tidbits:
This week, my family had to say goodbye to the lovely Lucy, who lived a long, happy life in Maine. I'm visiting this weekend, and it'll be sad not getting to rub your velvety ears and give you some love. Thanks for the joy, companionship and love, Miss Lucydog, my LuceGoose.