Hi! My name is Dori and I’ve been semi-regularly writing Dori’s Shiny Blog since November, 2007.
My brother created this blog for me and he named it, too. The name is based on our favorite British TV show Red Dwarf, an 80s sitcom about a group that gets trapped on a spaceship for 3,000,000 years. The group consists of a human, a hologram, a computer, a cat and later a robotic servant. The cat’s name is Cat and as a result of the 3,000,000 year evolution, he resembles a human more than a cat. But because he is a cat, he LOVES shiny things. Hence, Dori’s Shiny Blog.
In real life, the man who plays Cat has called me beautiful via Twitter.
At first, this blog was a place for me to recount random occurrences and vent about stupid people. As the years passed, I developed my passion for fitness – most notably Refine Method and running — and so my blog became more focused and naturally more awesome.
Born in raised in New York City, my husband Andy and I recently moved to Jersey City where life is better. I have experience in corporate internal communications, writing, editing, social media management, SEO writing and content production. I used to write a weekly column called Dori’s Quest for NBC New York, where I reviewed the hottest New York City workouts in my quest for the perfect class,
I found the perfect workout at Refine Method, so I don’t do that anymore.
I think running is just OK but I love racing. Twitter is my favorite social network. My brain never stops. I live in a world inside my own head and if somebody walks down the street naked right past me, I probably won’t notice it. If you ever take a fitness class with me, don’t be shy – I won’t observe a thing you are doing because I am so focused on myself.
It usually takes me a few tries to dial a phone number correctly. I love reading books. I hate reading magazines. I like beards. I am always surprised when someone likes me and wants to be my friend. I’m training to run a sub-4 marathon this year.