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Another Travel Zoo Deal

If you like to dance and most of all love to watch the elegance of someone dancing,  then maybe you may be interested in this deal.

The Martha Graham Dance Company will showcase its dazzling
physical feats during five programs from March 15-20.

Get Mezzanine and Orchestra seats at the Lincoln Center for $33-$43, regularly
up to $93.

To get this deal, purchase a voucher directly from
Travelzoo, then redeem your tickets at the box office an
hour before the show.

*Buy the voucher before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 13.  Hurry 320 have been sold at this time.

For more information on this deal, click here:
http://www.travelzoo.com/l/70180943-992569/

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Did Spiderman get tangled in his own web?

I am hearing so much negative reviews for, Spiderman in the Dark. My question is, why are they reviewing something that is not officially out?

I went to see Spiddy. I was truly entertained. I knew when I went to this show that this was what they called a ‘Preview’.   It was announced right before the start of the play.  They explained that this is a preview and they may have to stop at times, for what ever reason.   No problem, I thought, as long as I see a show. Let me tell you the place was packed. Yes, I presume some people came to see some kind of mishap. But, I will go out on a web and state that that was most likely 10% of the audience.

I bought the tickets  to sit in the ‘flying circle’.  Not really sure what this referred to.  After reading what this meant I  figured out that this may be a good place to seat.  I was right.  I had a birds eye view of what was happening, never had to lift my head to see the actors do their acrobatic show.  I was so amazed.  Was I at the circus?  People clapped, and cheered Spiddy on.  I prayed that no one would fall from the ceiling.  See I was one of the 90% who did not want to see anyone get hurt.

The story of Spiderman, is an old one.  But, the writers of this play added a little surprise, a little twist was added to the story line.  OK, they had to stop the show one time.  But , the actors handled themselves like true pros.  They picked up on the pause and entertained the audience.  We laughed and when they were ready to resume, these actors received some thunderous applause.

Last I heard the show is sold out for the next 70 performances.  Why did I go and see Spiddy?  I went on word of mouth and the word I heard was this show is good.  See, I go by my own richter scale.  I never listen to the  critics.

Now I hear the show has, once again, postponed the official opening date.  But, I also hear it is not stopping anyone from seeing it.

So whatever happens to the show, I am glad I saw it.  And all I can say is “GO SPIDDY!

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Who’s Ready For A Cocktail?

Well, it’s finally Friday, and that is a good thing!  This is the day alot of people go out after work for a cocktail and some good old pub grub. Let’s see…..we can start off with some bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms and zucchini sticks.  The burger sliders are just so lady-like, you can eat them in two easy bites.  Some people like french fries, I like onion rings. Mmmm..enjoy the spicey-cool of a buffalo chicken salad.

This sounds like alot of food, but you have to remember that it is being shared and everyone gets a taste or two.  I wouldn’t be eating supper when I get home. For the record, the first thing I always ask for is a glass of water, Merci got me into that habit.   The most requested drink is probably a pitcher of beer. Myself, I like a cosmo, while my friend enjoys the margarita. There was a time when we both would drink a couple of Long Island ice teas, but that was many, many moons ago. Oh and always always share a dessert, who needs the extra calories?

Listen to the music, laugh out loud, eat a little of all that makes you happy and sip with care, if you get asked to dance, or not,  please get off your fanny and dance………always enjoying the people in your life. We only get so many Fridays.

posted by Liz

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2011 Spring Draft Festival

50+ Breweries / 100+ Beers

A pay-one-price ticket includes admission to the festival, a souvenir tasting glass, and the freedom to enjoy 2 oz. samples from any of the participating breweries.

Attendees will also enjoy the beer garden in the center of the expo hall and beer seminars led by industry leaders.

Two sessions are offered:
12:30-4:00pm and 5:30-9:00pm

Tickets are limited, once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be offered. The event is sponsored by WBAB and www.LIBeerEvents.com. View brewery list and event information at: www.SpringCraftBeerFestival.com

Buy tickets now at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum box office. 21+ only with valid photo ID.

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I Think I Can

Every Wednesday, at 5:45pm I head to the gym.  Not an easy chore.  But this is Bernie’s class.  I love Bernie’s class.  You see, Bernie thinks we are all Marines.   I truly think that he was/is a Marine Drill Sargent. OORAH!!!!

The first time I took his class I had not a clue as to what I was getting into.  I noticed  that this class was really crowded.  I have been going to the gym for many years and never saw that many attendees for one exercise class.  Wow, I thought this guy must be really good.

Well that was the understatement of my gym years.

Bernie’s  intro to the class was, “There is no such thing as I can’t, if any one says I can’t that person will have to put a quarter in a can.”  And displays the tin can in clear view. A quarter a “CAN”T”,  is he serious?  And who carries money with them when they are at the gym, certainly not me.

Without skipping a beat, Bernie hands out jump ropes and yells, “START JUMPING”.  OK, we all began to jump, jump, jump, jump.  I am looking at the clock and thinking, when is he going to say stop jumping. What he does say is, “I see people jumping like they are in grammar school, I want to see real jumps.”  Is he kidding?  NO!!

He has a whistle hanging on his shoulders.  I don’t know why, his voice is louder than the music.  Bernie is in your face, if you are not showing him that you are putting your all in class.  He made us carry a 25 lb weight while we all ran around the room.  Has he lost his mind, I can’t do this. Oops, I thought the ‘can’t’ word.   Oh, my goodness, now Bernie tells us to hold the weight over our head and just stand still.  I thought, I will drop the weight right  on my head.  But I didn’t.  Push, he says “Anyone can do 3 sets of 12, this is the challenge.” As hard as he pushed, the more I responded.  Every Wednesday I come home with sweat down my back, my hair starts to get curly, and I do get tired.  But this tired feels different, not like you would feel from lack of sleep.   After the class I have revitilized energy, energy that I did not know I even had.

Bernie’s class is now my favorite gym class.  It has now been about 2 months since I joined his class, going once a week.  I cannot believe how much stronger I am getting.  The question now is, is this ‘torture’ worth it?  Let me put it this way.  The other day, as I was blasting through his class, Bernie came up to me and said,” Did you lose weight”?  I smiled at him and said, “Since I started taking your class I dropped 3 lbs.”  These were the pounds that, you know, never seem to let go.  Bernie smiled back at me and said, “It shows.”  Now Bernie has a second class, and just like a glutton for punishment,  I  take a Bernie class, 2 times a week.

Bernie is right, there is no  “I can’t.”     Thank you, Bernie.

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