Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Guess Who

Guess who didn't check the weather this morning?

Answer: the same person who is now doing homework in their pajamas. At least I had an umbrella and a jacket, which is something I suppose.

And just FYI this is where I'm going to church this weekend. Pretty sweet digs, if I do say so myself.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Virtual Tour

I know you all miss me and wish you were living here in a cold basement in Charlestown just like I am. So I thought I'd throw you a bone.

So please keep your hands and arms inside the plane and come along with me.Here are some of the places I've been and some of the things I saw today.

Here's the Old Statehouse. Apparently this is where the Sons of Liberty used to incite insurrections. I always enjoy me some good rebellions.

Incidentally it is also the view outside of my boss's bank.

Here we are on Kilby Street where some dude's pouring out his coffee (I was actually holding coffee and lottery tickets while I took this picture, I have a very important position at our firm). Look at those lanterns though, seriously. And you see that building with the green details around the top, that's where I work.

Here's Sam Adams, my distinguished forefather, in front of some very important historical buildings (and no, I don't know which ones). But do note the famous cricket weather vane.

Now I'm not even going to pretend that I know what this is. I think it's something to do with the Holocaust.

I kind of like them though.

This is the Oyster House. It's very famous, I assure you. Actually, I have no idea but I liked the scorpion on the building and I thought it was kind of a cool picture. This is the North End. The North End is famous that I do know.

At this point I'd walked three T stops, so I hopped on an actual T to get across the Charles River. So here we are looking out at Charlestown from the Community College T stop (on the Orange line in case you were wondering).

And over here's the other side of Charlestown.

Thank you for joining us today, please come back real soon.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Today I faced quite a few unexpected events.

I was surprised by how much adding a trench coat to my nice slacks and button down shirt could do to make me feel more at home in the Financial Distrcit of Boston.

I was surprised to be buying my first ever lottery scratch cards.

I was surprised that I was purchasing them for work.

I was surprised that I was able to sign up for a gym membership for $10 a month with a sign up fee of only $1.

I was surprised that I had never before read White and Strunk's The Elements of Style, and that I had not realized that the said White was, in fact, E.B. White of Charlotte's Web fame.

I was surprised to learn that I had been making a fool of myself all these years by telling people that I was nauseous when I should have been saying I was nauseated.

I was surprised to find myself laughing at parts of The Elements of Style, and you may be surprised to find that you are my friend.