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I went to Long Beach

Long Beach is just 25 miles from where I live in Brooklyn.

And yet last weekend was my first visit. I had a work event to attend Sunday so after weighing my options (LIRR, Uber, taxi, car service, helicopter – just kidding!), I rented a car. My little blue Fiat was terrific!

Fiat

After the event ended, I drove toward the ocean. I do that every chance I get. Isn’t the beach pretty?

LB

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Don’t forget Sandy

I passed this sign approximately 100 times pre-Sandy.

Now it’s a good reminder that people are still hurting on multiple levels.

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If you want to help, here are a few ways to consider.

  • Shop at a local business in a region affected by the storm.
  • Connect directly with a family in need. Here’s one option.
  • Check out New Jersey Needs, a clearinghouse organized by @bookgirl96
  • Donate to the Humane Society
  • Give to the Brooklyn Recovery Fund
  • Support Long Island’s Island Harvest

Five things I want to buy right now

1. This book by Damien Echols. I enjoy reading memoirs and the less they are like my own life, the better.

2. A Bazinga lunchbox for my Big Bang Theory-loving Dad. Not sure what he’d do with it but still! 3. These Stuart Weitzman boots. I’d kick so much a$$ wearing them.

4. This pink opal ring 5. Items for people affected by Sandy. All is not back to normal, folks.

More pics of life after Sandy

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Fortunately my regular train, the L, is back in service now.

Five things I’m jealous of right now

1. Kristen Stewart’s youthful good looks

2. …and her wardrobe. Nice work by fellow Cornell alumna Tara Swennen. I love this round-up from Fashion Court.

3. Anyone who has plans to go to this resort.

4. Shaun Robinson for managing to look like the also gorgeous Kerry Washington’s sister

5. This Sandy relief worker from Chicago who won the lottery.

Five things that made me cringe recently

1. This chaise. The seller claims s/he paid $1000 for it. Color me skeptical.

2. This guy.

3. Deryck Whibley dressing up as ex-wife Avril Lavigne for Halloween.

4. The L train staying out of service post-Sandy.

5. This Tampax ad.

What made you cringe? Leave it in the comments.