I am the first person to admit that I have absolutely no fashion sense. My entire wardrobe has been created using my two-syllable mantra: B-A-R-G-A-I-N Old Navy and H&M are favorites of mine, but I also do shop at Macy’s, Filene’s, Lord & Taylor, Structure/Express Men and stores like that – but I never purchase […]

The Scent of a Man

Since Matt is leaving work early today to catch a train to NYC, he wanted to get to the office early and I was assigned morning dog-walking duties. So, in my sleep-encrusted eyes, I got up, threw on some jeans and brought Dusty out for a walk while Matt prepped for his big day. Upon […]

King Kong

I’m not sure what it is – but dogs love Kong. This little rubber toy entertains Dusty for hours. She has the little dog-sized Kong and also the Kong for big dogs. Oddly enough, she enjoys the big dog version the best (even though it’s the size of her entire head). Dusty growls like the […]


Last week I posted to my blog about feeling connected within the Boston community. Today, I was feeling disconnected in a whole other way. When I got to the office this morning, the network server was down. This meant no email, no internet and no access to my files (which were saved on the network […]

Many Happy Returns

I’m home! I had a blast in New York City over the weekend. As always, I returned home exhausted. Not so much because it was NYC versus any other city, but because I tend to be on the run whenever (and wherever) I travel. Granted, I was also out later at night than I normally […]

No More Tears

I forgot to mention that I’m heading to Manhattan for the next three days and won’t be accessing my website to post daily updates! I know, I know – I feel absolutely horrible about it, but I simply won’t have the time. But I promise that the trip will provide some juicy stories to share […]

I Smell a Mockumentary….Christopher Guest Better Pay Attention

Matt and I saw the funniest thing on the news last night. Actually – there were two things and we were both laughing hysterically. Poor Dusty didn’t know what was going on. The first news item was a report about the North End of Boston and how local merchants are upset about a potential Dunkin […]

Swing Out, Sister

My morning ritual of flipping between the dreary news and VHI-Classics reaped great rewards this morning. All in a row I heard: *Swing Out Sister – “Break Out”. I loved this song in high school. I remember feeling so liberated (at 15 years old) buying the tape in Copley Place because I felt so grown up. You […]


I’m feeling so connected lately. I picked up a copy of Bay Windows at the Ramrod on Friday night and just got around to reading it on Monday afternoon. In the past, I would always read the paper and not know a single person mentioned. But in this one issue alone I found the following: […]

Time for a Trip to the Mechanic

Matt and I went to Chinatown for dim sum this morning. For a change of scenery we went to Empire Garden, which is located in an old theatre. It had gorgeous high ceilings, chandeliers, murals on the ceiling and a grand marble staircase. Very opulent and spacious compared to other Chinatown restaurants. The dining room was the […]