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A Game Of Inches

Posted by Andrew on Saturday, February 11, 2012, In : Happenings 

Sunday, February 5th started like most other Sundays for me here in New York. But this wasn’t any given Sunday. This was Super Bowl Sunday. And New York’s Giants were playing for the ultimate prize in the sport.

Seventeen weeks of regular season games, a wildcard round, and the conference playoffs and championship games ended up in the New York Giants battling the New England Patriots for a shot at a much coveted Super Bowl ring.

American Football is America’s sport – high octan...


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Out with the Old and in with the New in New York and New Orleans

Posted by Andrew on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Happenings 
Welcome to 2012!

Wow man, when I arrived in this country there were still two consecutive zeros in the middle of the year. Now it's the third Christmas and New Year behind me. Crazy 

The past two weeks have been an express train that came to a stuttering stop the day before work started again. No time to stop and think, just bulldoze on, take it all in, smash it in the face and hope that it all makes sense at the end. And luckily it still does!

It all started with the Greek arriving for a two-we...
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How to Live in New York City

Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, In : Ramblings 

I stumbled across a brilliant piece of writing about the reality, charm and intrigue of living in arguably the greatest city on earth. It captures so perfectly the allure of this place, the frenetic energy and anything-goes mentality.

Have a read here to see what I mean.


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On your marks, get set...

Posted by Andrew on Friday, February 12, 2010, In : Happenings 
Bet you thought I'd start this with 'Go!'...

So as you may have inferred, I ran a race. An organised race. It was my first one too. Pretty exciting.

The race was in Central Park. It was only a 4 mile (6.4 km), but over 6000 people gave it the feel of something a lot bigger than a casual run in the Park.

The conditions were insane. I had to be in Central Park at 8am to pick up my race bib and shoe tag (all things I had never seen before in my life and which I know refer to so casually - "oh j...


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Bagels smell like sex

Posted by Andrew on Saturday, January 9, 2010, In : Happenings 
Gliding into 2010, I've been taking a few American pastimes to the face. And loving every moment of it. 

Development of new training material begins in earnest this week, and it looks like I'll be kept pretty busy in the next three months or so, but I've also been keeping busy taking in some new experiences...

The first was snowboarding. First time on a board was last weekend. And I use the term "on a board" loosely. But what a rush. Went with Mike and Amy to a place in northern Jersey called M...
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Yankee-Phillie fever: a history lesson

Posted by Andrew on Friday, October 30, 2009, In : Ramblings 
As I am writing this, the Yankees are playing the Phillies in Game 2 of the World Series. The hype here has been insane - radio stations, newspapers, TV, and almost everyone you bump into is talking about it. The Yankees are playing the first two games at home in the Bronx. Last night was a major upset as the Phillies (who recently became the first franchise to lose 10 000 games - although they are the defending champions) upset the New York crowd, winning 6-1 with a phenomenal performance fr...
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From the movie Drive

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