Good morning! I write to you from the Hilton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
Matt and I went to the Princeton Record Exchange yesterday, and then I took NJ Transit up to Penn Station. When I gave Matt directions to go home, I accidentally sent him over the George Washington Bridge instead of the Tappan Zee, so he got stuck in a bit of traffic. :-( :-( :-( Sorry, Matt!!!!!!!!!!!
Last night we went to Puglia in Little Italy. Puglia is delicious. Everything I’ve had there is delicious. Admittedly, I don’t get too adventurous when dining there because I know how well they make simpler, traditional Italian dishes like spaghetti & meatballs and lasagna. Yum!!!
Puglia Restaurant also features Jorge, who sings songs like “That’s Amore!” Going to Puglia’s is always a good time.
In fact, it’s only 8:30 AM and I’m kind of craving lasagna from Puglia again!!! Yes, it’s THAT good!Filed under My Life, New York | Comments (4)
Flemington is right by the two towns I spent most of my life living in: Hillsborough and South Brunswick. Flemington reminds me of going to Liberty Village with my mom to buy clothes, or going to the Flemington Fair and vomiting due to riding the Himalaya. (Are those things even legal anymore?)
Anyway, this is just a little side trip I’m going on…tomorrow I head up to Manhattan to go to the Search Engine Strategies Conference for work…so, that’s all for now! Hope everyone is having a good weekend!Filed under My Life, New Jersey, Uncategorized, Work | Comments (8)
Once upon a time, hardly anyone read my blog. In fact, for the first few months, I don’t think I had any readers. But lemme tell ya…some great entries were written.
And so, I now present to you…Classic KrissyInBoston. It’s kind of like those sitcom clip show episodes.
* Jack Lemmon, Oscar-winning actor, was born in Newton in 1925.
* Anne Sexton, poet and writer, was born in Newton in 1928.
* Howard Zinn, radical historian and author of A People’s History of the United States, lives in Newton.
*The Fig Newton cookie is named after the city.
Diners in Watertown
I’m a Jersey girl…NJ has got to be the diner capitol of the world. When living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was constantly in search of a decent diner. Most were kitschy 50s retro diners with overpriced menu items. I once recall paying $9 for grilled cheese. The Boston area lacks diners. And the diners that exist aren’t true diners to me, because they are generally only open for breakfast and lunch. Most of the area diners seem to be in Watertown….
Litterbugs are a pet peeve of mine. Are people that lazy and disrespectful that they think that it’s acceptable to throw their trash on the ground? Back in April, Matt and I did a Charles River cleanup with WUMB and it was amazing how much litter there was. And of course, all of the hard work that we endured cleaning has been undone already.
But here’s what I’d like to address…it seems that there are two things people throw on the ground and do not consider it to be littering. Cigarette butts and chewed gum. Why do people think that those do not count as litter?
Why there is no A on the green line
There were 5 branches, labeled A through E from north to south. The Watertown line, which ran from Brighton to Newton Corner (then Nonantum Sq, and the original location of Mt. Ida College and the old Newton Library)…
Luck o’ the Irish
While waiting for the bus, this little old Irish woman sat down next to me. She kept talking to me, and she saw me fishing in my purse for change, and she offered me a bunch of coins. “For good luck,” she said, “because you’re a wonderful person.” Cute, huh? She was like a little leprechaun. Today I saw her [again] at the Park Street station and we both got on the green line. I’m sure she didn’t remember me, or if she did, she didn’t notice me. She was engaged in what appeared to be a pretty heavy conversation with herself.
His mom snapped at him, “Stop dragging that goddamn thing!!!” Then a second later she said, “Look what you made me do! You made me use the Lord’s name in vain on a SUNDAY!”
The little boy said, “Why, what’s Sunday?”
And the mom responded, “It’s the day you’re supposed to RESPECT God, not use his name in vain!”
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I hate you, RMV.
Apparently my bank statement “didn’t look official”. Can I get a WTF?! “This is what they send me!” I exclaimed. I was sent to talk to a manager.
“This doesn’t count as proof of residency,” he said.
“Well, why not? They told me bank statements counted, and this is a bank statement!”
“It doesn’t look official,” he said.
I love a movie that causes me to continuously guffaw. Few movies make me continuously guffaw while I’m alone. For some reason, I don’t usually crack up when I’m watching something funny alone.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is one of those movies that can bring me to tears from laughter no matter what. Whenever I see that TBS is showing it, I always Tivo it and skip around to some of my favorite moments. I’ve seen it a billion times, so I know the exact spots that really crack me up. We used to watch it on Thanksgiving weekend when I was a kid. (My dad would fast forward through the part where Steve Martin repeatedly says the F-word. I don’t think I was “allowed” to see that part until I was 17! Now I think it’s one of the funniest, but unfortunately TBS really sensors it.)
Anyway, I watched it yesterday and as usual, totally cracked up! John Candy at his funniest, in my opinion. And he’s got a perm.
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-Massachusetts is the “most” Democratic of all the solid blue states.
-In 1972, Massachusetts was the only state carried by Democratic nominee George McGovern.
-Massachusetts is the only densely populated state to have an all-Democratic Congressional delegation. Hawaii and North Dakota also have all-Democratic delegations, but Massachusetts has more than 3 times amount of representatives in the House of Representatives than HI and ND combined.
-Massachusetts was the first state to outlaw slavery.
-Norfolk County is the birthplace of four presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John F. Kennedy, and *shudder* George Bush Senior.
-The birth control pill was invented at Clark University in Worcester. (OK, this isn’t necessarily political, but I’m sure it would enrage some of the really conservative types!)
-The first public elementary school in America, The Mather School, was founded in Dorchester in 1639.
-John Adams and John Quincy Adams are buried in the crypt at the United First Parish Church in Quincy.
-Massachusetts first began issuing drivers licenses & registration plates in June 1903.
-The 3rd Monday in April is a legal holiday in Massachusetts called Patriot’s Day.
-The first American public library founded in Boston 1653.
-Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts was the first black man elected to United States Senate by popular vote in 1966.
- Massachusetts gave John Kerry his largest margin of victory in the 2004 election.
- On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
- The infamous Big Dig was the biggest federal highway project ever approved, at the time.
Man, I was so worked up about apostrophes yesterday, that I failed to plug our friend’s band, Velvet Elvis, who we saw perform last night in Danvers. They play pretty regularly, and I highly recommend them. They do mostly Elvis Presley covers, and they’re a lot of fun.
And, if you’re looking for something to do on Sunday evening, check out Matt’s jazz band, Custom Deluxe at PA’s Lounge in Somerville! I believe they’re going on around 9:15. It should be a good time. And Monday is President’s Day, so it’s not really a “school night”. Except for me. I have to work the next day.
But anyway, do come check them out. It will be fun.Filed under Fun stuff, Greater Boston (General), Music, Things to do in the Boston Area | Comments (2)
Why is correct apostrophe usage such a rare find these days?
The Tavern in Central Square, is a lovely place to enjoy a meal. I recommend their brunch buffet on Sundays. Most of their fare is tasty and easy on the pocketbook. I enjoy their mini cakes and make-your-own-sundae station.
They also serve breakfast on Saturdays.
However, a sign outside boasts that they now serve breakfast on SATURDAY’S. Saturday’s what??! Does it belong to Saturday? They spent money on the production of this giant sign and it has a pretty major typo on it.
Oh well. I still like the Tavern. Mmmm…make-your-own-sundaes…
Or should I say make-your-own-sundae’s?
Ahahahaha, I crack myself up.Filed under Greater Boston (General), Greater Boston Restaurants, Incorrect Grammar/Puncutation | Comments (7)
Nothing excites me more than a major snowstorm. It reminds me of when I was a kid…I’d sleep with my pajamas inside out (which supposedly brings snow), wake up, and listen to the radio to hear school was cancelled…then we’d drink hot chocolate and eat apple cinnamon Cream of Wheat.
Then we’d go outside, have snowball fights, build massive forts, build snowmen (that didn’t look like real snowmen, they looked more like Captain Caveman), and then go back inside to have more hot chocolate. There would often be some drama with the neighborhood kids on snow days, and I think I would usually end the day feeling a little cranky. And bummed out if I had to go to school the next day.
I’ll post some pictures of the snow later. :-)Filed under Greater Boston (General), My Life, New England | Comments (5)