Cookie dough: Post-workout fuel?

Yep, that's the subway. I couldn't even make it home until I started digging into this.

Yep, that’s the subway. I couldn’t even make it home until I started digging into this.

Last night, I attended a summer kickoff workout at a nameless spin studio (ha, it’s so hard to guess when you look at the photo), which provided guests with amazing swag: a giant beach towel, inflatable beach ball, and tank top with an emblazoned logo; Olly Undeniable Beauty grapefruit vitamins; some fancy brand of shaving cream; Essie nail polish; photo-booth pics; and some other stuff…including PURE SUGARY DELICIOUSNESS from Cookie DO NYC (which I’ve never heard of, but they’re featured on Gilt City right now).

In what world do these brands mesh? Don’t get me wrong—I have zero willpower and live and die for treats like these, but I guess if there were going to be snacks at this sort of event, I would’ve envisioned healthy juices (oh wait, I did have some fancy watermelon juice) and carrots or something. Anyhow, I came to the conclusion that the studio figures that if we get fat (I essentially consumed in one spoonful the calorie loss of the previous sweat-filled 45 minutes BUT I FELT GREAT), we’ll frequent its classes more often. GENIUS.

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Peloton Cycle: A religious experience

For months, I assumed this was a clothing shop.

For months, I assumed this was a clothing shop.

So I haven’t been updating much lately because I’ve been watching a minimal amount of TV, unless you count the two or three episodes of Full House I watch on Nick at Nite (that’s another blog post) because I’m too lazy to find anything else. It’s because I’ve been obsessed with freakin’ ClassPass and its freakin’ Unlimited Summer deal, which is simultaneously wonderful (because I get to work out like a madwoman at a crazy discount) and terrible (because it’s completely taken over my life).

My obsession reached new heights today…

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Greece: 8 travel lessons from Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

View from Cori Rigas Suites in Santorini

View from Cori Rigas Suites in Santorini

(Holy crap, I’ve had this sitting as a draft for nearly two months. Anyway!)

On Memorial Day, I returned from a week and a half in Greece with two friends (one of whom was invited to a wedding in Athens, which was the impetus for planning this trip). It was my first time to the country.

We spent about three days each in Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini—so I’m basically an expert about Greece now! Here’s some stuff I learned…

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Lingering questions

I don't believe that a horse could actually support Maurice's weight. (Fox)

Poor horsey went from being dominated by one primate to another. (Fox)

Tonight, after spending six hours at a BBQ place, I went to go pay $19.50 to watch my most anticipated movie of 2014: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. (I’ve been dreaming of this day since seeing Rise of the Planet of the Apes with my cousin at the way-too-quaint Marquis Theatre in Middlebury, Vermont, three years ago.) I suppose I could have saved five bucks by waiting 45 minutes for a non-RPX screening, but I have lost all ability to kill time.

(By the way, If you’re interested in hearing me wax poetic about the glorious Labor Day weekend in 1998 when AMC was marathoning all five original Planet of the Apes films [including the Roddy McDowell–hosted documentary Behind the Planet of the Apes], JUST ASK.)

Meanwhile, here are some lingering questions I have from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes…

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Fourth of July 2014

Penthouse view!

Penthouse view!

Thank God for long weekends. They provide the perfect icebreaker for awkward elevator talk between you and your colleagues.

Unlike most of the country, I didn’t have any plans and decided to stay at home. It wasn’t a bad weekend, and I learned a few things…

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Wimbledon 2014: Live blog

Lucky no. 7

Lucky no. 7

Men’s final this morning. I do love the time difference for the Roland Garros and Wimbledon finals.

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Stage dunce: tick, tick…BOOM!

The New York Times

The New York Times

On Friday night, I attended the City Center Encores! performance of Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…BOOM! at New York City Center.

And it was so nice, I saw it twice! Here’s why…

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Game of Thrones: “The Children”

Valar morghulis…eventually, right, Hound?

Valar morghulis…eventually, right, Hound?

What. A. Finale.

I have to say, too, that even as someone who’s read the books, the series has deviated so much—yet thrives as its own entity—that I’m still on the edge of my seat. (Metaphorically, of course. I like to sit back on my couch.)

So what’s the latest with our buddies in Westeros (and beyond)?

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Eating in the Bay Area: Part 3

Hiking at Fremont Older

Hiking at Fremont Older

Sunday was my final day in the Bay Area. Sniffle.

But I got to do some cool new things!

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Eating in the Bay Area: Part 2

Sausalito. Like the cookie!

Sausalito. Like the cookie!

After waking up in Napa, we had big plans on the way back to South Bay:

More food…

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