GAHHH! I think our box is doing Fran next week! I am excited-nervous for it! If you don’t know what Fran is all about, it’s one of the main benchmark workouts for CrossFit: Fran 21-15-9 Thrusters (95#, 65#) Pull-ups As you can see, Fran is only two exercises, but the combination, coupled with the number of reps and weight, is absolutely brutal, which is why I think our coaches are subtly preparing us for it….

Last night, Mal and I hung out with our friends Blain and Jaime. You might remember them from their wedding this summer or Blain as the guy who designed CNC #2 and #3. Blain and Jaime are a lot of fun; we had a ton of laughs last night. Man, I wish they lived closer. Blain and Jaime arrived at our house around dinnertime, so we headed out to the Union Brewhouse for beer and…

Yesterday was one of those days. Nothing went right. Nothing got done. And I was seconds away from freaking the F out. Instead of losing it over something I couldn’t control, I decided to step away and chill out. I left my desk and asked Mal if he wanted to get a beer with me. He’s not one to turn down a good brew, so we went to the Union Brewhouse. Hello, friend. Long time,…

Slowly but surely, I’m becoming a beer snob. I won’t drink light beer in can or anything that is watery and flavorless. (Sorry, I don’t understand the obsession with PBR, and I never will.) I’m not a beer connoisseur by any means”” I don’t even know what goes into brewing beer”” but I know what I like and where to find it in the Boston area. Here are my favorite places to grab a quality brew. The…

Good morning! Happy Friday! I planned to write about Scotty McCreery and his resemblance to a Cabbage Patch Kid this morning, but I thought the topic of Google searches might be more entertaining, especially on a Friday morning! So, I googled “scotty mccreery cabbage patch kid” with the hope of finding an image of a side-by-side comparison of the American Idol contestant and the face of a Cabbage Patch Kid. (You know someone has done…

Last night, Mal and I headed to one of our favorite bars on the South Shore for dinner. The Union Brewhouse is a laid-back, sort of dive-y brewhouse with an amazing selection of ever-changing draft and bottled beers””easily the best selection on the South Shore. Mal loves the Union Brewhouse so much, he actually refers it “his” bar since everything about it is perfect in his mind. Mal and I have visited the Union Brewhouse…

Woah. Today totally flew by! But, time flies when you’re having fun, right? 😉 This afternoon, I had the opportunity to enjoy lunch with a CNC reader and then chat with one of Mal’s colleagues. The focus of both meetings was one of my favorite subjects: pugs blogging! Madison, a Junior at Princeton University, invited me to lunch to discuss food blogging as part of the research for her mini-thesis. She wanted to meet informally,…

Two things I really love in life: pugs and teachers— specifically Murphy and Mal! 😉 Serious pug love. (Mal didn’t want to be on the blog today. :-?) Snack After my weirdo massage, I spent the afternoon catching up with emails and working on my various freelance articles for the week. While working away, I snacked on a Healthy Carrot Cake Power Scuffin. (It was really tough to do, but I saved the last scuffin for…

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