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Austin: Turtle Summer on Barrio Sixth

All four Austin-area locations of Little Woodrow’s will host a 12-week turtle-racing extravaganza. June 18 through Sept. 3, each of four Little Woodrow’s will host weeknight turtle-racing events: Tuesdays at Southpark Meadows, Wednesdays at Parmer Lane, Thursdays in Bee Cave, and Fridays on Sixth Street. A testament to turtle tenacity, the Little Woodrow’s turtle-racing events pit six quick-footed turtles—each donning stickers with…

Austin & Aspen: Top Ten Party Towns

USA Today names 10 destinations for bar-hopping all over the world. I’m not saying I agree or not (Ohio instead of Monaco??), but it is important to note that, naturally, my two homes are in the top ten: Aspen, Colorado  “As far as mountain towns go, Aspen is one of the few that holds up…

“You’re Good for the Gym”

Before I tell this story, perhaps I should explain about Bleeker Street Gym. As I’ve mentioned on lifeinaspen.com, Bleeker is the meathead gym. It’s smallish, equipment everywhere, rubber floors, tons of dumbbells, a weight rack and a squat rack, 4 KBs, 1 jump rope, and a freestanding pull-up bar (no kipping here). I spend most of…

Reunited and it feels so good!

I finally finally finally went to the gym in Aspen again! I love that place. It’s like home (Bleeker Street Gym). Warmup: 400M run (distance from new apt to gym!!!), 500M row, Burgener Quickie workout: 21-15-9 135# deadlifts double unders situps Strength: 5 reps each, 65# bar: press, OH squat, back squat x 3, rest…

Austin: Dogwood Grand Opening

Everyone loves the Bachelor Bars (an article I wrote in 2007!): Molotov, The Marq, Chuggin’ Monkey, Dizzy Rooster, and Thirsty Nickel. In the old Mother Egan’s spot next door to Molotov, the brothers bachelor (Brad, Chad, & Wes Womack) and partner Jason Carrier have reinvented the pub with a distinctly Southern flare. They’ve been open…

Austin: New Sunday Brunch at J. Black’s

It’s been awhile since I’ve ventured away from Moonshine or The Carillon for Sunday Brunch, something I take seriously. Those two perennial all-stars are just too good! But I got word today that there’s a new contender: J. Black’s. Before you write it off as the place you don’t want to revisit from the night…

Aspen: Gym Breakdown

Even though I love CrossFitting in Nature’s Garage Gym and doing HIIT sprints at the dog park , there are times when I want nothing more than to pick up some heavy weights or swing some kettlebells. Potentially around some sweaty, grunting men. While I was in Aspen over the winter, I worked out at…

I Ate Pork and I Liked It

In the midst of the Swine Flu media frenzy, I got an email about The Other White Meat Tour taking place this weekend. That’s right – pork. So my first question to the person who sent it to me was, “Um, have you watched the news?” Her response? “Yes, it is interesting timing … the…