Being Taken for a Ride

Harvard notified us of the new changes to the subway system starting January 1st. The old style disposable soft plastic swipe card are being eliminated and replaced by firm plastic cards with memory chips in them that you keep using for 5 years. Separate subway and bus passes are now going to be combined into one […]

This is such a great time of year since Harvard celebrates so many holidays. Between Labor Day in September, Columbus Day in October, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and the Day-after-Thanksgiving in November, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in December, New Years Day and Martin Luther King Day in January and Presidents Day in February (along […]

The Happiest Photo…EVER!

My friend, Dave, wasn’t feeling well yesterday so he didn’t fly into Boston. He’s going to see what magic he can work with the airlines to try and get a flight on Saturday (he looked into changing it to today and they wanted to charge an extra $300 on top of what he already paid). […]

A Political F*&k You

I’m happy. For the first time since the 90’s, I’m happy with how the vote turned out. The last two presidential elections were severe disappointments to me. And the last gubenatorial election (2002) was a bust. This time around, Massachusetts got it’s first democrat governor in well over a decade (the country’s second African-American governor…which surprised […]

Sex Sells…But I Ain’t Buying

After voting this morning (more on that later) I decided to walk from the North End to the Charles/MGH red line subway station. It was lovely autumn morning so I thought “why not enjoy it?” As I went behind the Boston Garden/Shawmut Center/Fleet Center/Bank of America Center/TD Banknorth Garden, I noticed a new billboard on […]

What Are People Thinking?

On Saturday I joined Randy and two of his friends (Sandy and Ben) to go furniture shopping. Randy is on the hunt for a new dining room set so we ventured out to the Greater Gardner (MA) Furniture Outlets. For some reason, there are a bunch of furniture shops dotting the retail landscape of this […]

A Quiet Night at Home

Well, it wasn’t all that quiet since my 125 pound (going on 400 pound) upstairs neighbor was home banging away as she always does. I honestly can’t figure out how such a tiny woman can make so much noise without jackhammers and diesel trains up there. But despite her on-going contructions projects distracting me, I […]

Fine Dining…and a Blast from the Past

Randy invited me to dinner last night with a work associate of his who was in town on business. We ended up at Aquitaine in the South End. Randy claims it was because of the restaurant’s reputation. I say it’s because gay porn star Johnny Hazard is a waiter there (and I think I’m right). […]

Sometimes I Even Disgust Myself

On Monday night I went my usual local produce market in the North End to pick up the basics; bananas, yogurt, and milk. Directly next door (actually, two doors down since there is an oyster bar in between) there is a shop called Dairy Fresh Candies. It’s wonderful. The place is packed with every style of […]