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2017 boston marathon recap


Here is what I remember of April 17…the weekend began with friends and hosts Kevin and Mariani taking me out for seafood pasta on Saturday night, then a perfectly cooked sirloin steak dinner out on Sunday night to get set for Monday morning’s marathon.  Slept okay Sunday night, too much going on in the brain to completely relax.

Kevin dropped me off at the Red Line Alewife station early Monday morning, 6 am, to head down to the Commons for the buses to take us to the start at Hopkinton.  Seemed everyone on the train was either running or cheering for the marathon.

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Charley visits Washington Square Park near dusk. He stopped by George’s Dog Run to play with the big dogs, where he met George the Peagle and Captain. Then he stopped in front of the arch on his way to Robin Kovary Run for Small Dogs where he played with Woolsey and Enzo. Woolsey is a six-month-old Miniature Cockapoo and Enzo is a five-month-old Havanese. He enjoyed playing with Enzo and Woolsey and hopes to see them again soon. Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NYC

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Meet the black woman who will run from NYC to DC to raise money for Planned Parenthood

  • The Republicans’ plan to defund Planned Parenthood along with repealing the Affordable Care Act won’t come without a fight — or a long, frigid run.
  • Alison Mariella Désir is a New York City-based running coach and founder of the Harlem Run running group. 
  • On Jan. 16, she’s teaming up with at least three other women to run 240 miles over five days from New York City to Washington, D.C., to raise money for Planned Parenthood. 
  • Just so it’s clear: That’s the equivalent of running two New York City marathons each day.
  • Désir hopes to raise $44k to support Planned Parenthood, an amount that honors the 44th president, Planned Parenthood ally Barack Obama. 
  • Less than a week out from the start of the run, she’s already brought in close to $30,000, according to her GoFundMe page.  Read more

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anonymous asked:

break up anon from before - i hear you, all that is def possible. i differ b/c i think m would rather be the beard than the ex. she just wants whatever will allow her to exploit connection w/ d as long as possible. if they spin it as her being a friend, she stays publicly in the good graces of d & his people. she gets credit for helping. she won't get sympathy as the ex, b/c of ben. fans will think he's a homewrecker, blame her, turn on her instantly. if she doesn't know this, ben&d def do. 1/2

*2/2 i don’t think they’ll bother w/ a intermediary beard b/c it’s just more work for no gain. the (definitely planted) blinds from last month, plus the promo that d has been allowed to do w/o m recently, makes me think even his team is learning that. but maybe not? time will tell. in general, though, i think the process might be more simple than it seems. i feel like fandom should be prepared for a bunch of stuff only we really care about to not be addressed or explained at all.            


Hi Break Up Anon!  If you were to ask me.  And what I think is the best plan moving forward.  No question in my mind.  The truth. I would love for Darren to be able to come out.   With Chris by his side.  And soon.  And to get the TLOS6 dedication we all know Chris wants.  (Perhaps too optimistic?   July is around the corner).  

I guess I’ve been warned by so many people that a new beard is happening.  I have to rationalize it in my head. It’s what I do with everything that’s happened. I go through stages.  First the gut reaction. And to the idea of a new beard that was a resounding NO.   No more lies.  Do not exacerbate a situation that is already a complete mess by adding more lies. Whether overt or implied.  

And then I try to prepare myself for what may be reality.  And in this case it was by looking at it from the outside and developing the only scenario that makes any kind of sense.  A bridge.  

Because I agree. It isn’t all that logical to hire a new beard.  Miarren was so poorly executed. That even the most faithful have doubts.  If they didn’t.   They wouldn’t be reading my blog.  And they do.  And I think I have been very clear.  I don’t waiver.  I am a believer.  And nothing they can say.  And no picture they can send.  Or video will make me change my mind. 

If Team Beard wanted any chance of selling this relationship as reality. It should have ended the minute Ben entered the picture. Because all of the other missteps can maybe be overlooked (not really). But he cannot.  The fact is Mia Swier has a live in boyfriend named Ben Hudson. And that fact precludes miarren from existing.  

So if even the most faithful don’t believe in this public relationship Darren’s had for 6, 7, 10 years (seems to recently been implied she was around for AVPM?)- the natural question  is “why is he pretending to date her?”   And the only conclusion. Darren is hiding something or someone and likely is not as straight as sold.  And if the straight narrative is no longer selling.  There is absolutely no logical reason to employ a new beard.  It’s an utter waste of time with little gain. Except for some press.  And my bridge scenario.  

And the fact remains.  Even if they stage a break-up.  Mia is naive if she thinks the truth will never surface. It will.  It’s just a matter of when. So there will be a staged break-up that will be uncovered as an utter and complete lie. Just adding one more to the pile.  And whatever sympathy she earned.  Will be completely undone.  Especially if they uncover exactly what kind of person she is and how much she has hurt and manipulated Darren.

And you are correct.  How long can she continue to hide the truth of the nature of her relationship with Ben?  A month?  Two at most?  Ben has been more patient than any person should ever have to be.  But he’s barely hiding their relationship now.  He’s not going to sit in the background and let her mourn miarren for too long.  He’s going to want to be open and honest and free.  And no way are her fans going to believe it was platonic all along and suddenly evolved into more once Darren exited. Any chance of that was ruined when Darren dropped the roommate bomb. And our fandom went in overdrive to expose the truth once the door was open.

So I concur.  The truth is the best option.  And there is absolutely no question. His team has been testing this. This is why we got a 2 minute story about a gay porn star.  The 20 articles that followed and multiple blinds. Not to mention Darren freely running around NYC for a weekend going on dates with Elvis and hanging out at well known LGBT+ bars.  Seeing how the fans react.  And I do believe they’ve realized.  The world isn’t going to end if Darren is anything less than straight.  And quite frankly.  That free and vibrant Darren is a much stronger product to sell.  Because this is the Darren all of the fans fell in love with.  This is the Darren we were introduced to so many years ago. And that part of him has been repressed for too long due to a web of lies and the people he’s surrounded by.  

So I too conclude.  The truth is the best option and it absolutely shines the brightest, most sympathetic light on her.  We here in CC land. We know the truth about exactly what kind of person she is. But the GA think she’s a good person.

So the scenario that works best.   Darren posts his Facebook video (how I always see this happening. But I’m good with whatever method).  Tells his truth.  And in doing so makes a very clear statement.  Thanking Mia for being the best friend in the world. Supporting him through this journey.  Even hiding her own relationship.  And wishing her and Ben a lifetime of happiness. 

And with that statement.  She wins.  She hailed as a hero by her fans.  

Time will tell how this goes down. I want to again be clear. I will support whatever decision is made. I have to place my trust in Darren and Chris that they will make the best choice they can. It’s their lives. They are the ones that have to live with the consequences of any decision made.  And no matter what. There will be consequences.  For everyone involved.  But these two are just too damn talented for any long term negative impact. I truly believe the world is theirs to conquer. Both as individuals and as a couple.  And nothing will stop me from getting tickets to opening night of that brilliant musical they create together.  

P.S.   on the questions never addressed.  I think we all expect that.   I’m fully prepared to only get the partial truth.  I just hope someday we get the skating riot photo we all know Darren has framed in their house.