Posts Tagged ‘french fries’

I’ve been a little MIA this week for a couple of reasons. First, we don’t have the Internet at the apartment anymore (for now). Story of our lives, right? This may be a dumb question, but who do you get your service through? The beau and I might bite the bullet and finally pay for it ourselves but we REFUSE to use Time Warner. Is there any one else out there that doesn’t require a land line? Secondly, I’ve had a different kind of writer’s block happening: I feel like I have so much to share/start but I miss sharing photographs. Poo. Positive to that plop: I’m finally working on changing this little space on the internet. New host. New address. New look. And possibly a new name. Can you handle it?!

To jam in as much information into one post, I’ll make short and sweet.

  1. I haven’t been sharing any running streak photographs on Instagram because, well, it’s been a boring week. I’ve ran every day on lunch, on the treadmill. 9.8 miles ran total with 9 more scheduled for this weekend. Slowest mile: 9:37. Fastest mile: 8:37. Can you handle THAT?! Now to learn to hold it for miles on end!
  2. I’ve officially found the best french fries in Troy, NY! They are found at Broadway Cafe (on Broadway); they are crispy, they are fresh and they are delicious! Can you tell I had them for lunch this afternoon?
  3. I got a sewing machine for Christmas! I’ve been wanting to learn for quite some time now and am excited to learn the basics. My plan is to have my own line of sewn items at the store (napkins, tea towels, pillows, etc). Tutorials may be on the horizon as I learn!
  4. Speaking of learning, I’m on the fourth level of French in Duolingo! And it’s the level I’ve been looking forward to: FOOD! There are seven lessons in this level and I’m on lesson two; I’m still having a little bit of trouble with the word: to eat. My Spanish background comes out a lot and confuses me, but I’ll get it. Practice practice practice! Oh, and I like the phrase “Merci, beaucoup!” It’s got the word beau in it. And egg (oeuf)… it sounds like woof! when pronounced.  Makes me giggle each morning in bed when I practice.
  5. Today I picked out my birthday dinner: tempeh meatball subs! I have no idea where that craving came from but I’m looking forward to a good homemade sauce and Italian salad. I suggested a shortcake for dessert but am not concerned because I could skip the sweets. Excited that my parents will be joining in on the big birthday celebration with the beau’s entire family.

Lastly, I’d like to mention Kitty kitty cocoa puff. He’s sick and we are heading to the vet. tomorrow morning for blood work. He’s lost a lot of weight over the last two weeks and hasn’t been himself. Please send him some positive vibes if you remember. And because I’m prepared for bills totaling over $500 this month, I will unfortunately not be running a race in January. No worries! I am definitely running the Polar Cap 4-Miler on February 1st. I plan on doubling up one month to make up for a missed race. Hope you all have a happy, healthy and warmer weekend! Give those you love an extra squeeze. But not too tightly.


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For the second year in a row, the beau and I headed down to NYC to celebrate the 4th. Time to spend alone together, in a city with tons of strangers. Don’t get me wrong, we are both head over heels in love with Troy, but there’s something about being in a place where no one knows your name. We could eat a meal in silence, we could sing along in the 7th inning stretch, we could make out on the train ride home- with no interruptions. Just kidding, we didn’t make out on the train ride home. We both were exhausted and couldn’t keep our eyes open for more than fifteen minutes. But it did cross my mind.


We had breakfast at this great place called Peacefood Cafe in Lower Manhattan. The decor was simple and clean, and the tofu scrambles were just the same. I also had a veggie biscuit which was by far one of the best biscuits I’ve ever had.




Because I’m not that into baseball like the beau, I just insisted that we sit in the shade. I’m not that dedicated, yet. We splurged (we only go once a year) and bought tickets in the Promenade Club which was well worth the few extra bucks. There was no wait at the bar, the bathrooms were SUPER clean and no lines to the fries.


The veggie dog at Citi Field is vegan! But I don’t recommend it unless you love to slather on the mustard and sauerkraut. It was kind of gross and didn’t fulfill my craving for a good, grilled dog.

We left after the thirteenth inning (yes, thirteen!) in fear that we wouldn’t be able to enjoy dinner comfortably without having to rush to get to the train. Well, they lost after fifteen innings and I’m glad I wasn’t there to witness it. Instead, we were walking to Beyond Sushi in Union Square. It’s a small little place with the best sushi I’ve ever had. Yes, I said it.



It is all completely vegan and the black rice blend that they use is gluten-free. All of the fruits and veggies pair so well together that we barely dipped the pieces into soy sauce; unheard of for us at a typical sushi joint. The service was quick and before I knew it, I was sitting there with an empty plate wishing I hadn’t had the fries and dog for lunch. Damn veggie hot dog.

With plenty of time before our train, we strolled back to the station and decided to order some delicious girly drinks at the TGIFridays… and of course, couldn’t resist more fries. I know, we have an addiction. No photographs here- we just sat and listened to some locals, chatted with the bartender and waited until we could rest our eyes.

It was a wonderful Independence Day in the city with my love and I’m pretty thankful for the rights and liberties that I’m able to exercise each and every day as a member of this nation. Cheers to our freedoms and the people who have fought for them!

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