October 15th, 2009
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So this happened.

I, Bobby Fischer, have no idea how, but it did.  Somehow, somewhere on the streets of New York I was convinced to un-retire my chess skillz (I used to play competitively) and play a blitz round of chess with the owner of a little, quaint (but hard core), chess shop.

I dominated* Obvy.

*LIE

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October 15th, 2009
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O.k, y’all let’s be honest, my NYC blogging thus far has been less than stellar; if we get technical? its even been poor (gasp! I know, right?! For my 2nd fav hobby (#1 being eating) this is truly shocking).

I blame it on me not having access to all my photos at work, being utterly exhausted from the trip (I was *that* person in an afternoon meeting yesterday - the one who keeps shutting their eyes and then jolting awake), and being incredibly busy, omigod-have-to-actually-use-my-brain, busy.

So… NYC… eh?

It really was an awesome trip which reaffirmed my love for the concrete jungle.  The first night I drank more than I’d like to admit and danced the night away with some of my favourite people.  My love of R-Kelly (don’t ask) resulted in a rap off between two friends, which just may have been the highlight of the night.

The night concluded with everyone devouring ukrainian perogies at 6 in the morning and then snoozing well into my scheduled run hour the next morning. So worth it.

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October 14th, 2009
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Here’s to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!

Don’t worry, I’m now on an alcohol hiatus until after this Sunday (2nd half). Ps I look super lumpy(?) in this photo. Perhaps it’s the belt? Or perhaps it’s the morning croissants.. or my fat simply trying to escape above my jeans… whatever it is. I? am chunky.

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October 14th, 2009
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We stayed in Chelsea right near the cutest little french cafe, which meant that each morning a coffee, a croissant and a red beret were a must.
I can feel the croissant on my ass right now.

We stayed in Chelsea right near the cutest little french cafe, which meant that each morning a coffee, a croissant and a red beret were a must.

I can feel the croissant on my ass right now.

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October 14th, 2009
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As I said this morning, NYC? Amazing (I’d say ‘phenomenal,’ but I’ve been told I say that word too much)

As I’ve done the sight seeing thing numerous times before I pretty much just visited friends, did copious amount of walking around, and I gave my credit card quite the work out.

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October 14th, 2009
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Remember that time I was still at work at 7:35 when the market closed at 4!! and my job is mrkt sensitive. what.the.eff.

The down side to taking time off (and blogging excessively last week).

Ugh. I am a hungry hungry hippo.

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October 14th, 2009
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It was SO HARD to pack. Like, seriously, SO HARD.  My bag weiged 35 pounds on the way there, and 42 pounds on the way back.

That’s 7 pounds of beautiful items added.

Note: There was a HUGE correlation between the loss of money in my wallet and the pounds gained in my suitcase.  I may or may not have had a little chat with my VISA man in Bloomingdales.

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October 14th, 2009
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After… 1 cupcake (I know right?! Only 1!), several martinis, a bottle of champage, lots of perogies, a chess match, a burberry jacket (size 6!!!), elie tahari boots (to die for), lots of flower headbands, a pink kate spade bracelet (which I’m so in heart with), a 15k run, several delicious dinners, catching up with friends, being kissed (on the cheek) by a Wall Street banker (swoon, so my type) and a life re-evaluation, I am back in Toronto and only 0.8 pounds heavier, which, pshh please, we’re going to assume is maintenance. Obvy.
The trip was amazing and I fell more in love with the city than before. LOTS of photos to come. You’ve been warned.

After… 1 cupcake (I know right?! Only 1!), several martinis, a bottle of champage, lots of perogies, a chess match, a burberry jacket (size 6!!!), elie tahari boots (to die for), lots of flower headbands, a pink kate spade bracelet (which I’m so in heart with), a 15k run, several delicious dinners, catching up with friends, being kissed (on the cheek) by a Wall Street banker (swoon, so my type) and a life re-evaluation, I am back in Toronto and only 0.8 pounds heavier, which, pshh please, we’re going to assume is maintenance. Obvy.

The trip was amazing and I fell more in love with the city than before. LOTS of photos to come. You’ve been warned.

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October 9th, 2009
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Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday Canada!!

And see you soon NYC; Sunday, October 11th, 6 - 8pm-ish, Ginger Man, you know you wanna :)

I’m out

Love E

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October 9th, 2009
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My current outfit.

If you remember… this skirt used to not fit. At all actually. Now it’s on the smallest belt whole. Wahoo!

(See my flab in the skirt there)

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Welcome! I'm Liz, the girl relieved the Internet has 0 calories. South African by birth; Canadian on paper. A marathoner. CrossFitter. Paleo (somewhat) eater. Traveler. Cheese lover. And I think you're great!