Warming up to spring in Boston – 6 awesome things I’m looking forward to

It’s Marathon Day in Boston (a big deal if you’re not familiar with it; 30,000+ runners, 500,000+ spectators) and the weather is finally at peak niceness for the season. It’s always a little startling realizing how different things feel here when the weather’s nice. All these public spaces become open and active, people are going out more, ‘wandering around’ is a viable thing to do again. Just over the … Continue reading Warming up to spring in Boston – 6 awesome things I’m looking forward to

Visited the Sketchbook exhibit at the Nave Gallery Annex, and got a tiny piece of art.

Header photo via Nave Gallery. For the first time I checked out the Nave Gallery Annex, an art gallery space in Davis Square, just a few rooms in a house just behind Redbones. They’re showing their 2016 Sketchbook Show there until March 3rd. I rounded up some friends to take a look before grabbing drinks. We went on Saturday, the day after the opening reception, because I … Continue reading Visited the Sketchbook exhibit at the Nave Gallery Annex, and got a tiny piece of art.

Sunset on the lake in Georgia, where I moved to Boston from.

Back to Boston after Georgia.

After a two week visit home (north Georgia, and a bit of visiting family in Florida), it’s great to be back in Boston. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of things the south has that our area doesn’t: Waffle House (and other 24/7 diners). Sane drivers. Good barbecue. Yards. It’s interesting that Boston is very much a city of people who have chosen to live here. … Continue reading Back to Boston after Georgia.

Polar Bear Plunge - Did this in Boston!

Started 2012 with a polar bear plunge. This will be a year of Boston adventures.

Happy new year everyone! You know the year is going to be a good one when you start it with something you’ve never done before. After an excellent party at my friends’ new house, we groaned our way off couches and air mattresses into the car, and went to participate in the L Street Brownies’ Polar Bear Plunge – basically, a bunch of people at … Continue reading Started 2012 with a polar bear plunge. This will be a year of Boston adventures.

More Boston holiday events & craft fairs coming up

Despite the dropping temperatures, some parts of Boston are keeping busy. You can find hundreds of events on Yelp and the Globe website, but how about I save you some time and tell you about the 3 craft fairs, 2 shows, and 2 other fun events I think are worth it? Craft Fairs Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair – This juried fair (fewer exhibitors, higher … Continue reading More Boston holiday events & craft fairs coming up

Slowing down as Boston gets colder

Though Snowmageddon is biding it’s time, hoping to catch us off guard, the temperature and early sunsets definitely have Boston in full winter mode. Pea coats fill the sidewalks, scents of hot chocolate fill the kitchen, and we’re all starting to ask a little more often if going outside for [insert activity here] is really worth it. It’s funny, Facebook’s been rolling out these new … Continue reading Slowing down as Boston gets colder

SOWA Boston Holiday Market Card

Tons of Boston gifts & crafts fairs coming up…

With Thanksgiving over, the shopping fervor has begun. ChristmaHannuKwanzaSolstice is coming up, and we all have a crapload of people we have want to buy gifts for. If you’re not buying cheap plastic-wrapped mass-produced stuff off of Amazon (the kind of stuff I like to get), you might be excited to know that there a ton of gift / craft-selling festivals coming up around Boston. Update … Continue reading Tons of Boston gifts & crafts fairs coming up…

Laptop repair attempt - No good services in Boston.

Even in big cities, some things are better ordered online.

So last week, my laptop went from “having issues” to “psychotic breakdown”. As any tech geek can understand, sending in your laptop for repairs is the last thing you want to do. You’re without it for weeks, you’re probably going to lose all your data, and there’s no guarantee people aren’t going to be snooping through all your files in the process. So I ventured … Continue reading Even in big cities, some things are better ordered online.

Getting pizza in Central Square after Halloween fun.

What a weekend! Halloween and Boston’s first snow storm.

Those who are new to Boston got an early taste of what’s coming this winter, with a snow storm taking New England by surprise last night. “Mother nature has chosen trick over treat this Halloween and winter is coming early,” is the Mayor Menino money quote from the city’s press release.  I haven’t heard anything about the area directly around Boston having much loss of … Continue reading What a weekend! Halloween and Boston’s first snow storm.

Porter Square T Construction

Porter, Davis, Alewife T shutting down on weekends

Starting in November, subway stops on the Red Line north of Harvard Square (Porter Square, Davis Square, and Alewife) will be closed on weekends until March of 2012. Shuttle buses will replace subway service (in addition to normal bus routes that cover many of these areas) while the MBTA makes repairs on these stations: fixing leaks, checking tracks, replacing power equipment. It needs to happen; the recent … Continue reading Porter, Davis, Alewife T shutting down on weekends