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The Fairest Week In Review: 9/30

JENN: How’d the whole running thing go last week? MOON: A confession! I did not run last week… I used only the elliptical. Every day. Because I wanted to finish a book that was really long. JENN: Haha, what book? MOON: Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears. I just wanted to know WHY he fell… Rather disappointed about some of the reveals, but mostly because I saw them coming. I like being surprised. JENN: You should run to audiobooks. MOON: I feel like inserting a Dexter reference to Deb, but I believe I’ve already used that card. Clift should be giving me lots of...

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World Showcase Players

In Which Jenn Mourns Epcot’s Losses

What more can I say about Epcot? What more can I possibly say about the hurt? The betrayal? The Disneysphere has been in a tumult over the numerous closures announced in just the past few weeks. Many have said more and better on the subject, but here as some quickfire opinions. The Backlot Tour. I liked the Backlot Tour a lot in 1998. It was still reasonably cute in 2012. I wish it was what it had been originally designed to be. But ultimately I’m okay with seeing what Disney will do with the space. The Maelstrom. Oh, the...

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Ocean City beach

In Which Jenn Runs In Ocean City, MD

I did it! I did it again! I ran on vacation! Less badly than last time even!I found myself on an unexpected trip to Ocean City, Maryland over a long weekend, and the comparatively cool weather encouraged me to get myself outside for a run. That and the boardwalk – everything is more fun on the boardwalk. So I found myself stepping out onto an already unexpectedly well-populated boardwalk a little before 8AM (on vacation; this is the regular Monday equivalent of getting up at like 5AM). The condo we were in was practically smack dab in the middle...

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Eddie Izzard running

The Fairest Week In Review: 9/24

JENN: Apologies for the delay in Week In Review-ness! I was in Ocean City for the long weekend and Moon and I were just able to talk today. And I know How to Train Your Dragon isn’t Disney but I couldn’t resist posting this photo of the Toothless kite I saw on Sunday. Anyway. How’d the whole running thing go last week? MOON: It was bland, but steady. No remarkable things happened that I can recall (exciting, I know). JENN: Me too. Well, I did some longer runs which was good. I know I shouldn’t be too reliant on the treadmill but...

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Food

Squirtgun To Your Head: Favorite WDW Food?

JENN:  ALL RIIIIIIGHT. Squirtgun To Your Head! What is your favorite Walt Disney World food? MOON:  fooooooood JENN: You may, if you wish, divide into Dessert and Not-Dessert categories. MOON: The most memorable food I can think of at the moment is the pineapple ice cream shake (I think it was a shake?). JENN: Haha, you mean the Dole Whip float? Pineapple soft serve with pineapple juice? MOON: That’s the winner! It’s pretty fantastic. JENN: I would’ve guessed your answer would be trifle from afternoon tea. Dole Whip is, however, a most excellent choice. Classic! After a great deal of soul searching and painfully...

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Elizabeth Moon

In Which Moon & Elizabeth Run With Nuns

Guys! Guess what! Two fantastic things happened this past weekend: 1. Moon ran a race. 2. Elizabeth raced, too! And one excellent thing is happening right now: Moon is writing a solo blog post (!!). This, I know, does not happen very often. I’m rather excited to be bringing news other than “Hey, I ran this past week and it wasn’t bad.” For the past few months I’ve been pondering doing more small races that benefit community causes. I’ve also been scheming to coerce Elizabeth into running. I found the perfect race: Little Sisters of the Poor Nun Run...

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Cupcake Sandwich

The Fairest Week In Review: 9/16

JENN: So how was your training last week? MOON: It was good! Since returning from Europe I’ve been slowly building back to my baseline. How was your training? JENN: Not bad. I had a minor panic attack about the Marine Corps Marathon being less than two months away so I went and ran a 15 miler. Next week: 17. MOON: Psh, you got it! JENN:  I certainly hope so! I feel… pretty… okay about it. I intend to eat a giant cupcake after. MOON: I hope it is piled high with frosting. 😉 JENN: Psh, who you talkin’ to? Maybe I’ll...

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salad

In Which Jenn Makes Salads That Don’t Suck

Can we talk about salads? I myself have enjoyed any number of entree salads in my time… in restaurants. At home? Not so much. Sure, all your basic ingredients are there – lettuce, tomato, cheese, dressing – but historically I’ve found it well nigh impossible to create something satisfying. Healthy, sure, no problem, but if I’m not ALSO satisfied, what good does that do? I’m sure some people eat purely for nutrition with no thought for enjoyment, but as far as I’m concerned that’s no way to live. But there’s nothing like a salad for maintaining a healthy and...

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Kill/Refurb/Marry: WDW Transportation

I am ever so excited to be taking part is this month’s Kill/Refurb/Marry! I have been a longtime follower of this cross-blog series, but never before had much to say about the covered topics. Well, today all that changes. You could say I’m a first time caller, long time listener – or in other words, strap in, kids, because I have OPINIONS about: WALT DISNEY WORLD TRANSPORTATION Kill: Any bus “chain” or multi-resort “loop” Y’know what sucks? When you get on the All-Star Music bus, feeling positively cheerful about life and your journey to Epcot… and then you stop...

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OBX beach

The Fairest Week In Review: 9/09

JENN: So how was Europe?! MOON: Excellent! I spent half of the time in the air and my ears are still wonky. JENN: Where did you end up going? MOON: From Baltimore to New York, New York to Stockholm, from Stockhom to Barcelona, traveled around Spain, from Barcelona to Scotland, from Scotland to England, from England to Oslo, from Oslo to New York, then finally home. JENN: Oh my. Okay, PICK A FAVORITE. MOON: Sweden. (Also, WHY it is cheaper for be flown from all these places instead of from Baltimore to England or Spain is a mystery to me.) JENN: Best food? MOON: Ohhh this is...

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