downgrading the cocktail

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

I have been going to the gym more often, the only kind of pasta I eat is wheat and I’ve recently gotten into Pilates on exercise TV. My problem (other than chocolate) is that to me, the best kind of beer is the kind with the most hops and unfortunately, the most calories. Michelob Ultra […]

my stomach is in ireland

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

For the past few weeks I have been experimenting with my meals. Twice I made a stir fry and once I made a soup with Japanese noodles. A few times I tried tofu, once it was good when Mike made it and then another time, when I did – not so much. That being said, […]


Monday, January 19th, 2009

I feel like I have not been myself lately, and by that I mean, the thought of lying around and doing nothing for longer than an hour no longer repulses me. I am not constantly restless nor do I have the need to be always doing something productive. Is it because I love my apartment […]

greener grass

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Have you ever been to a place and then after you come home, your interest in that place grows exponentially? It is spring even though I have scraped frost off my car this week before heading to work. I noticed on the weather channel that there is about a 30 degree difference between Boston and […]

tracing the steps in the green movement…

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

When I lived in Cork, Ireland the Spring of 2004, among the many unexpected bits of culture shock I first experienced was the time I had to pay for a plastic bag in the check out line at Tesco. In 2002 Ireland implemented a tax on plastic bags and it did more than dramatically reduce […]

vacation packages all over the place

Monday, February 4th, 2008

I never got around to horse back riding when I studied abroad at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland back in college.  But, in yesterday’s Globe Richard P. Carpenter listed some great resources for the adventurous traveler, including a six-day program by The Clonshire Equestrian Centre, in conjunction with Cross Country International. Also posted are a number […]