What’s the cheapest Legoland US offer you’ve found?

June 29, 2010

Oh man!  It’s this one.  It’s a buy one day to get 5 days of entry.  Just in case the link doesn’t work right, go to Legoland.com, click on the US, and click “Buy” under “Exclusive Online Offers” and you’ll see it.  It’s the “5 for 1” offer at the bottom.  Way cheaper than anything else I’ve found, as long as you’re going to be there for a few days.  Read the fine print – it has be used up by 12/31/10.  I’m telling you, it’s a complete BARGAIN!


Where can I get the best coffee in Manhattan?

June 26, 2010

UPDATE:  RBC is closing 5/2/12.  Sad, but true.

If you’re really serious about coffee, you need to check out RBC in Tribeca.  They have “one of twenty Slayer espresso machines that exist in the world.”  Whoa.

Where should I buy Legos in Manhattan?

June 14, 2010

Oh!  How I have asked myself that very question so many times!  As much as I dislike Toys R Us, they had a pretty good per-piece brick store back in the day, but it is gone (and has been for a while).  However, there is light in the darkness!  The new Lego store opens Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 8 a.m. in Rockefeller center (620 Fifth Ave).  The grand opening celebration will take place 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. that Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  My big fear is that it will not be big enough and will have enough options in its per-piece section (I am making the assumption there will be a per-piece section).  We’ll see…

Good songs for cardio?

June 13, 2010

This is what I like for the Lifefitness Elliptical, sorted by MPH range (my speed has more to do with how the song makes me feel than a straight up BPM):

Under 4.5MPH

  • Frequency by FM Belfast
  • Get the Funk Out Ma Face by Brothers Johnson

4.5 – 5 MPH

  • Tropical by FM Belfast
  • Hell’s Bells – AC/DC

5 – 5.5 MPH

  • Underwear by FM Belfast
  • Absolute by Scritti Politti
  • Obsession by Animotion
  • Please Don’t Stop the Music by Rihanna
  • Bossy by Lindsay Lohan
  • Rain by The Cult
  • Thela Hun Jinjeet by King Crimson

5.5 – 6 MPH

  • Destroy Everything You Touch by Ladytron
  • Ready For the Floor by Hot Chip
  • Sleep Deprivation and Audacity of Huge by Simian Mobile Disco

6 – 6.5 MPH

  • VHS by FM Belfast
  • Lotus by FM Belfast
  • Mad World by Tears For Fears
  • Collarbone by Fujiya & Miyagi
  • Superstition by Stevie Wonder
  • Summertime Clothes by Animal Collective
  • Hello Operator by The White Stripes (sounds a little slow, but it totally gets me going)

Over 6.5 MPH

  • Your Disco Song by Vitalic
  • Pay Tomorrow by Tim Exile
  • In Our Hands by Bjork (Soft Pink Truth Remix)
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins (this is good for interval training, because I go at a bunch of different speeds during this song – 5-5.5 for the verses, 6.5 – 7 for the chorus and 9-10 for the bridge)
  • Lips Like Sugar by Echo and The Bunnymen (also good for change ups, I go 5.5 on the verse and 6.5 on the chorus)
  • Photocopier by Fujiya & Miyagi
  • Goofy’s Concern by Butthole Surfers (7.5 – 9; one of my favorite songs!  Love it!)
  • Magnetic Warrior by Archie Bronson Outfit (completely awesome)
  • Billy Electron (Venger Remix) by Milanese

Other songs I like for cardio, but haven’t timed yet on the elliptical, so I don’t know where to put them are:

  • If It Ain’t Broke by The Limp Twins
  • Jetson and Steadycam by Dutch Uncles
  • Get Low (Original Mix) by Justin Martin (Haven’t been this excited about an electro song for a long time.  May have to start break dancing again!)
  • Summertime Clothes by Animal Collective
  • No Security (Rustie Remix) by Crookers featuring Kelis
  • Breakdown by Fu-Schnickens
  • Too Lost In You (Various Productions Remix) by Sugababes
  • Don’t Turn It Off (Brennan Green Mix) by 40 Thieves featuring Qzen
  • dudun-dun by Para One (really kicks in around the 2nd minute)
  • Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream) by The Icicle Works
  • Can’t Get You Out of My Head (Soulwax Remix) by Kylie Minogue

Fun, free thing to do in NYC?

June 13, 2010

Go to Governor’s Island.  The ferry is free and the bikes are free on Friday!

What should I avoid at karaoke?

June 13, 2010

Ballads.  Dear God, please avoid the ballads.  Unless you truly bring it, and own the song, no one wants to hear your rendition of Wicked Game.

Is there a better fruit roll-up?

June 11, 2010

Yes there is!  How does a raw, organic fruit leather sound to you?  Kaia Foods has raw organic fruit leathers in four flavors.  I just saw some at Integral Yoga, on the rack near the registers.  For those DIYers out there, it’s pretty easy to make fruit roll-ups/leathers if you have a dehydrator, and if you want to add a little more protein (and don’t mind dairy and/or non-raw ingredients), mix up fruit and yogurt in your blender, spread it thin on your teflex sheets and dehydrate that.  It really adds another dimension to a fruit roll-up.

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