Dance Away!

Dancing is so much fun that you don’t even notice how many calories you are burning. An average of 450 calories per hour is burned with high impact dancing. I got a chance to go to a nice lounge called the Crimson Club to raise money for the Catholic Charities Junior Board and the St. Nicholas Project.

I met some of my friends at the gala and we each got a $1000 fake chip. We were able to “gamble” with this chip and received raffle tickets for every $100 chip we turned in.

I played Black Jack, Roulette and some spinning wheel game.

Every raffle ticket I received, I would throw into a bucket with the hope of winning a prize. My money was on the spa treatment, a signed Jewel CD or a $200 visa gift card. Unfortunately, my name wasn’t called!

I did, however, get a consolation prize of some delicious dessert! Then we danced the rest of the night. Overall the gala raised around $19,000.

After almost everyone left at midnight, a friend and I went to 230 5th Avenue. Walking past it, you wouldn’t know that it is anything but an office building, but you go in and take an elevator to the 20th floor and head up to a fantastic rooftop bar. Robes were available for those who got a little chilly, but we held off since we had our wraps. We stayed there and talked for several hours and enjoyed the Empire State Building and its lights in front of us. I haven’t been out like that in quite a long time, so it was a lot of fun to hang out with my friends and explore some Manhattan clubs.

Breakfast: Breakfast Bake with Cheddar and Broccoli.

Lunch: Pita with Feta and Chicken. Toasted to perfection!

Dinner: At the gala, I had a teeny slice of pizza, some pasta and salad.