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Author Archives: LJ Mills
Why do apartment buildings make you get an electric bbq?
There is no doubt I have one of the largest, greatest balconies in my apartment complex overlooking the pool. As my friend Allison, would say “This is what you pay a premium for – to have what amounts to an … Continue reading
Why snow is better when you live in an apartment
Normally the first time it snows for the year I’m thrilled for about 5 minutes and then the horror of reality kicks in. Namely, shoveling a driveway (mine was about 200 ft on a hill – NEVER buy a house … Continue reading
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Why a swanky gym is better than, well, the alternative!
So I have a new gym. The murder at the Y really put me off my gym program, so a new one was in order. Good news – this one even has a sign on the front door saying “Firearms … Continue reading
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Is there a legal requirement to use an indicator here in New York?
I’ve finally discovered why car insurance is so expensive here – it’s because of the accidents. “Of course, you idiot” you mutter as you read this. But here is why there are so many accidents – apparently using an indicator … Continue reading
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The Immortal Aussie Ugg Boot is so much more here in the US than we have at home!
Well, what can I say, Uggs rule here in NYC. Well, it snows there you might say and people need warm feet. This is not a winter situation at all. We have them for all seasons and events. Thong uggs … Continue reading
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Why I love service in the US…
So, Friday I worked down in Manhattan and caught the train from White Plains. Mostly I drive down but feeling like the parking costs for 12hrs might give me a heart attack when I’m attempting a responsible spending program, I decide to … Continue reading
What a difference 3 weeks makes…
Finally there is hope…not to end global warming, but certainly that this “hell froze over and I live in it now” state of affairs in New York may not be permanent (my greatest fear). For the first time today, I … Continue reading
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Who says everything is bigger in Texas?
Well here I am at Costco, considering steak for dinner – then I look at the pack for 2 steaks and as I almost faint considering the portion size and feel the need to ask my buddy to put a … Continue reading
Chill out and Cheer up Winter
So this last weekend I headed off to a retreat for some Yoga, Meditation, Vegetarian food and general peace at the Hari Krishna Ashram in the Catskills. A mere 2hrs away is snowy peace – along the way we noticed … Continue reading
Martini Madness is a great way to spend Christmas
Christmas starts with magical martinis…so I spent Christmas this year in Chicago again although this time with Jackie and Nigel who stayed home this year (yay). Xmas eve on Monday night was a night of catchup, dirty martinis (North Shore Gin … Continue reading
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