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Archive for 2011

04/25/2011

Long Weekend in Pictures

The weekend started at 4:30 on Thursday… Post-work B-line walk to the Sports Page… …to watch CCB’s cousin pitch. Perfect evening for a bridge walk. What’s fast becoming the quintessential Sarasota shot. Fantastic view over our shoulders on the walk back, too. Cool little road sign by the Ritz. Dinner at Mad Crow. Up at […]

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04/21/2011

A Quick Note

Happy Easter and Passover, all! We’re off on Good Friday, and since my blog has been jumping time slots recently (now on Wednesdays!) (except yes, I’m posting this on Thursday), I figured I’d better leave a quick note before the long weekend. Aside from a soccer game and Mr. Beery’s much-anticipated “O, Canada” party Saturday […]

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04/15/2011

Bobby Fischer

Got to see a Sarasota Film Festival documentary about Bobby Fischer yesterday. Back in 2005, while I was living with my parents (“in-between jobs”) (…shut up), I watched a lot of SportsCenter in my pajamas. (Pretty much same as now.) What I knew of Bobby Fischer was next to nothing. I remember when Searching for […]

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04/8/2011

Coachability

Writing a couple monthly health departments has been pretty good for me—at first, because I could take advantage of the health experts I knew through various activities. But now that I’ve run through my friends, these recurring assignments are generating more local athletic contacts—and most of them want me to come out and experience their […]

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04/1/2011

Springtime Tour Guide

Years ago, when I was in high school, my mom was suffering through a production of Noises Off in which she’d already had to replace several actors mid-run, requiring countless extra rehearsals to get the replacements up to speed in the head-spinningly complicated farce. One afternoon, I ran to the back yard to tell Mom […]

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03/25/2011

The Week That Was

Sorry for the blog hiatus. I shifted to a new Friday-posting schedule and promptly took a vacation day last Friday. But I’m back now. (That was going to turn into an Eminem quote, but man, there’s just no way to do that without sounding like a jackass.)   So much stuff going on, I waited […]

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03/11/2011

The Sleep Study

Headed up the road to Somnomedics on Manatee Avenue at a little after 8 p.m., Thursday night. They tell you not to arrive early because, basically, nobody would be there before 8:15. I rang the doorbell and a woman who looked about my age, wearing blue scrubs, came out from an office and asked me […]

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03/7/2011

Check Up

It took me a while—basically, ever since my 30-something health panic set in—but I finally found a primary care physician and entered into the process of checking out every mole and hiccup that’s sent me into conniptions at various points over the last two years.   I found Cooper Family Medical, in case you’re wondering, […]

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02/28/2011

Sushi

  Check this out: Went to a sushi-making class at Mattison’s Riverside last week.   My notes. CCB and I don’t qualify as foodies, I don’t think, but we do cook our own meals five or six nights a week, and we have regular appointments with Food Network—so much so that I now find myself […]

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02/23/2011

Discoveries

OK, for starters, I have some cool pics from Friday’s Exotic CarFest kickoff party, and after forgetting the camera on Tuesday, I put it in my purse last night and…promptly forgot my purse. So I’ll stick those up here once I get my stuff together. (Fair warning: don’t hold your breath.)  [EDITED 2/24 TO ADD: […]

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