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The best thing I ate recently: tarte tatin at Gato

 

Although several items on the dessert menu sounded appealing, I had read on Gael Greene‘s blog that tarte tatin was a must-have. She was correct.Tarte Tatin at Gato edit

It was great to say hi to Bobby Flay. He seems to be enjoying his newest restaurant.

PS If the day comes when salted caramel goes out of style, I’ll be sad.

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My NYC To Do List – Progress Report

As you may recall, I started My NYC To Do List not long after moving back here after ten years in DC. My attention to The List has been, well, haphazard at best.

But I’m focused now. Ready to tackle stuff and add new To Dos.

1. Check out Sleep No More - accomplished!

2. Eat at Traif - achieved, more than once.

traif

3. See the Radical Camera exhibit - missed. That will teach me to pick things with realistic deadlines. Maybe.

4. Attend a Saturday Night Live taping (Click)

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The All-Important Mental Health Day

I have worked for my present employer for, like, one million years. As a result, I get a nice big block of vacation time.

It makes trips like Kenya possible. But also random Fridays off, a practice I heartily endorse. I used a vacation day Friday and it was a lovely Mental Health Day in Manhattan.

Plastic Flower Shop

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Twitter Spotlight: Kate Ritchie

It’s baaaaaack.

After a month-long hiatus, the Twitter Spotlight is here to [hopefully] entertain you and to introduce you to another Twitter friend. I hope to get back to weekly posts with time but that counts on the punctuality of my lovely subjects so we’ll see!

Meet Kate.

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@KateRitchie: Wit, patience, and a good head of hair

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@KateRitchie: Headstrong

OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends

@KateRitchie: Acceptance, support, easy laughter

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No class (Part 1)

I have no class.

No fitness class, that is.

I have them in that I belong to a gym. I just skip them.

Why? I think it started as a rebellion against the years – fourteen years – rigorous, time-consuming dance study I did.

ballet bun

By high school, I averaged six classes per week, spread over the course of three days. Mostly ballet including pointe but also jazz, tap and helping with younger kids’ classes. In the month leading up to a performance, the time commitment would typically double.

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Twitter Spotlight: Mine

I love getting to know new people through the approximately weekly Twitter Spotlight. But truth be told, it can be tough to keep up with.

I am going to take a few weeks to stock up on Twitter Spotlight victims lovely participants. Until then, here’s one more spotlight.

GPOY

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@1chicklette: honesty, forthrightness, trustworthiness, a kind heart and a sense of fun 

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

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Five fun things I did in NYC recently

1. Rode the Super Bowl Blvd toboggan. It was fun to see Times Square from that vantage point. I wish I’d had time to take more photos.

toboggan

2. Attended an advance movie screening with @misshope. OK, so the movie, Non-Stop, wasn’t good but it was fun to catch up with my friend and we got free popcorn plus a beverage the size of my head! Continue reading