Tuesday, January 16, 2018

#TwelveTravelQuestions: What to do in New York City ?

New York City has been on my list of places to visit for about 3 years.
Thus, I would need a reason well fortunately Blogher18 Health is having a conference on January 30th and 31st!  .
While I wold love to attend I have some have to's to go and visit New York City

Monday, January 15, 2018

#MondayMusic : Lady is A Tramp ..

Valentines Day is like four weeks away but, you wouldn't know it from the merchandise being pushed on the shelves . Heck the other day I saw EASTER ...EASTER eggs in Target ...Remember folks its just January 15th ...

So here is one of my favorite romantic singers of all time

Sunday, January 14, 2018

#SundayDrives ...Hwy 1 PCH The Coast Calls Me All The Time

I love the times I am on the literal edge of the world where the water meets rock as I walk along it capturing the vortex inbetween the two worlds.

I have spent a lot of time getting to the coast the ocean calls me and I have to check on it to make sure its still there.

The coast calls and I go feel inspired refreshed or guilty that I must leave and seek solace inland

Saturday, January 13, 2018

#Saturday Post Clean Up or Update? : Car Accident

This post is from my personal blog (patriciaappelquist.blogspot.com) and relates how frustrating it was to be suddenly unable to walk. I barely made it that year but alas I did.
Part of the reason for this repost is because I have been walking three (3) miles daily from work to the train station and I honestly love it too much for words. Granted, I am taking a huge risk of being mauled by a car again but honestly until its pouring rain again I will keep walking!

Friday, May 22, 2009

The car accident

I can not tell you the name of the driver and I can not tell you how much I wished I asked for more money. I can tell you how much I walked, missed walking, hated my crutches and got really mad because I could not walk.

You see, the whole traffic thing made me think about that damn accident, did the driver who mowed me down in a marked crosswalk get such a mark on his driving record? Did he even get ticketed? I know his insurance rate went up but, damn it before I got hit by that damn car I was able to walk 10 miles without thinking about it.

Seriously, one day I walked from Crissy Field to Civic Center in SF then down Market to the Ferry Building up Embarcadero to the train station.

IN ONE DAY!!! not to mention the six blocks I walked home.

As many times as I can remember I would walk from my sister's abode by Tartine and down Market Street to Union Square to North Beach to Pier 39 and BACK.

San Francisco is like some odd number of square miles...and at one point or another I walked it going to a OneBrick event at Glide Church, walking the Embarcadero to KaBoom, to a date at the Elbo room and all the way up Blue Plate, then I walked to the train station.

So, you can imagine my surprise when I was hit by a car a mere two blocks away from my abode.

2 Blocks!

So, when I get to walk 6 miles it is an event.

Recently, I did something amazing 8 (Eight) Miles!

Let's Celebrate!

Friday, January 12, 2018

#FridayFunDay: Let's Go to The Garden State

New Jersey for all its issues being smack dab in between New York, Delaware and Philadelphia places people want to go to you gotta give it up for New Jersey putting on some awesome events.

Here are just a few to check out ....

Poet Laureate Tracy K Smith is hosting an Open Mic at the Trenton Free Public Library on Thursday, January 18th.

Maybe you are looking for a new job well on January 25th there is a Job Fair in Princeton, New Jersey starting at 5pm so you can go to your day job first then head over to the Hyatt Regency for Career Showcase event

Wanna Network? Work in Science Division or Pharmaceuticals ? Check out the New Jersey Bio Pharma Networking Group meeting up at the Brick House Tavern and Tap. This is the first meeting of the New Year where you will socialize and this is a great opportunity to meet the movers in the Lab. The mixer starts at 6pm on January 23rd.

On January 27th make a difference with My Life Movement Inaugural Fundraiser for $30 you can make and learn during the event that starts at 7pm.

Okay ...have fun ....and give New Jersey a chance !

Thursday, January 11, 2018

#ComeVisitMe : Coffee on Castro St.

I admit I am a bit of nomadic soul complete with a need for caffeine fortunately there is lots of places to go. Especially if you come visit me and we take the Light Rail to Downtown Mountain View.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

#WineWednesday: Non Alcoholic Fre Wines

 Did you have too much to drink for about five days where you took off from work and started the New Years Celebration on your own timeline ( like 3 Days Early ).
So you make a resolution to try different ways to #WineWednesday with maybe something Fre.
Admittedly, I actually had a lot of non alcoholic wine left over this year from over planning a NYE celebration with friends we were going to do an EPIC Champagne and Popcorn at Yosemite but plans changed and I just celebrated regardless. ( editorial note: Do not over plan your NYE Celebrations its an invitation for Karma, Chaos and Mayhem to come and crash into you -literally ).
I can honestly say the one thing good about this non alcoholic wine is the taste is consistent regardless if its frozen outside or 65 degrees. Equally, its not completely non alcoholic, the alcohol has been removed or reduced to one half of one percent or 0.05% per volume. The half percent of alcohol may still be too much because of the visual of the wine. This is still passable if you are trying to appease the individuals who must label you. 

Right now the market for wines with the alcohol removed is pretty much dominated by Fre which is owned by Sutter Home Wines and from there you can guess where to you can find it. 

Aside from the varietals that are great faux in a glass there is good to be done in just having a glass of wine without the buzz. 

Because you get strange looks when you order a Coca Cola at a Wine Bar