Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Monday, November 28, 2005
Here's the update:
- Spent Thanksgiving-Sunday in North Conway, NH and finally got to hit the slopes! We went to Sunday River on Friday and then Attitash on Sunday. The snow was pretty good, however the crowds were too much for the few trails that were actually open.
- Shopping in the NC was out of control- that didn't last too long. I was a little disappointed that I had to miss Black Friday down in Rhode Island though : ( I was looking forward to the sales at all of those highly commercialized stores like Target's 1 am sale or something ridiculous like that.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Here's the cast's business venture. It's a spray tanning shop on Duval allll the way at the end.
Monday, November 14, 2005
We fly into Ft. Lauderdale at 10am on Wednesday, pick up the car and head down the Keys to where my dad lives in Marathon. The next day, we're driving down the rest of the Keys to Key West for some key lime pie and pina coladas at Sloppy Joes (and them some more at all of the other bars on Duval). And while we're there... we might as well check up on those Real World kids. Why not right? After we leave Key West we're heading ALLLLLL the way back up to Miami to spend the night and next day on South Beach and then back to Ft. Lauderdale. Ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy that's a lot of island hopping : ) I'm listening to some Gloria Estefan right now to get in the mood.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
According to Bloomberg.com
The European currency fell versus 13 of its major counterparts as social disorder may damp growth and deter investment in euro-denominated assets. The euro extended losses after sliding past last year's low against the dollar, a level at which traders placed pre-set orders to sell the currency.
``The riots in France will have impacted confidence over Europe and we're also seeing key technical levels being broken, pushing the euro lower,'' said Paul Mackel, a currency strategist at ABN Amro Holding NV in London. ``The market may have jumped the gun in expecting the ECB to raise rates, so that's negative for the euro.''
Monday, November 07, 2005
Les principales villes touchées par les violences
(The main cities touched by the violence)
According to an article in the Washington Post,French President Jacques Chirac addressed the public Sunday for the first time since the violence began, saying his government's "absolute priority" was "reestablishing security and public order." His brief appearance came hours after the arson rampages struck the heart of Paris and accelerated their spread to other major French cities.
It took him until Sunday!! 10 days after the suburbs of Paris are being torched by rebel youth?!? Now what Chirac?
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Tonga Tonga Tonga... I'd never heard of the "Friendly Islands" until news that V was being sent there for her Peace Corps assignment. I had to say that I was relieve though that she wasn't being sent to some war torn African country just because she had a few years of French in high school.
Her first email was very positive, minus the fear of potentially vicious pigs, and I'm sure she's ready to get rolling in her new home. There are even flip flop stores! I love flip flops... I could live in them year round except for flip flops in the snow is not pleasant, I've tried.
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
I just got back from the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. this weekend and I am exhausted! My feet hurt, my legs are sore... and I was just spectating! Yes yes, it's true, I didn't actually run in the marathon but being a spectator is hard work!
Here are helpful tips that I wish I had known before embarking on the role as Marathon spectator:
Running 26.2 miles is hard enough, so we at DCist decided to lend our
extensive experience as both runners and spectators to help you optimize your marathon experience. Why? Because we love you. And we hate blisters.
- Muppets on TV? Creepy. Kermit running a marathon? Amazing.
- The Crystal City Street Fair is a favorite spot for spectators, but spectators should try to hop around to cheer on their friends and family. Some of the loneliest segments on the course are Haines Point and the 14th Street bridge, which one DCist marathoner likened to Dante’s 10th circle of hell, so place yourself strategically.
- Chafing is no joke—stock up on the Body Glide or Vaseline.
- Some spectators pass out cups and beer and shots of tequila along the course. Amusing in theory, disastrous in practice. There are several water and Powerade stations along the course, but also try to position friends with supplies of your favorite (nonalcoholic) beverage.
- The best things for spectators to hand out are orange slices, hard candy, sports drink and gel packs. And bring signs – your friends will appreciate it more than you realize.
- Screw Atkins and carbo load.
- Out of the 26.2 mile race, the final 0.2 are arguably the most difficult. But don’t forget to smile for the camera.
Click here for a map of the race