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Crazy week in New York City…..and, GSG is hiring

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Nov 29, 2011

I’m just home from 5 days in New York City, one of my favorite places on the planet. It was 60 degrees the whole time, and we saw a bunch of fabulous shows, one being Brooke Shields in The Addams Family, but my favorite one was Hugh Jackman. I love to see people exactly my age, as both Brooke and Hugh are, who are at the top of their game instead of sliding off into inertia.

Did you know Hugh is not just Wolverine and one of the handsomest men on the planet–but he can sing like crazy, and dance his feet off? Wow. Two-hour one-man show and you’re on the edge of your seat the whole time.

Lately what I do when I travel is freeze a bunch of pint jars of green smoothies. Or carrot-apple-beet-celery-collard juice (made with my Norwalk juicer). I put them in my suitcase, well cushioned with Ziploc bags around them. Then I put them in the hotel mini-fridge and have some every morning.

Jamie wasn’t about to eat another raw restaurant (she hates them everywhere we go), so she brought stuff from Starbuck’s missed out on the best meal I have EVER had, bar none, at one of the best raw vegan restaurants on this planet: Sarma Melngailis’ Pure Food and Wine. Tell me you won’t miss it, if you go to New York!

But my biggest adventure in the Big Apple was on my Saturday morning 6-mile run along the Lower East Side. People who train at 4200 feet elevation like I do LOVE running at sea level—we can go forever. I was enjoying the waterfront in Battery Park, the nice weather, and the view of the Statue of Liberty, when I…..discovered a dead man in Hudson River 10 feet from me.

Just what everyone hopes to encounter on vacation! Ten minutes later, two FDNY boats, a helicopter, a fire truck, at least 100 cops and as many bystanders descended on the scene to watch the boats fish the body out.

Soooooo, that was weird. I haven’t seen any news report of it–must be just another day in the Big Apple. My main thought was: “WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE, TOTO!” Meantime, back at GreenSmoothieGirl.com…..

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2 thoughts on “Crazy week in New York City…..and, GSG is hiring”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Robyn

    Can you tell me more about how you freeze your smoothies? In a glass jar right after making it? Does it need to be blended again after thawed? I tried once and something went very wrong!

    I have been to pure food and wine twice, once for my birthday which was very nice of my husband to try a raw meal :), it is very good. Also, I am jealous of your Norwalk!



    1. Robyn Openshaw, MSW says:

      Christine, I don’t like the texture of a thawed green smoothie. I drink them but I don’t actually LIKE them. YOu can reblend it and it’s fine. But that doesn’t work when I don’t have a blender, on the road. Fun that you’ve been to Pure Food and Wine…..love that place!

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