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THE MOST BOSTON ST. PATRICK’S DAY

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Since I’m not 21 anymore, I don’t end up doing much on St. Patrick’s Day. Typically, I’ll have an early-ish dinner with a couple drinks and go home. But not this year! My friend Patrick was in town from DC, and I haven’t seen him in a long time. So I felt it my duty to show him a good ol’ fashioned Boston St. Patrick’s Day. We ended up at my local watering hole, because it was our friends birthday. So Patrick got to meet my friends and celebrate with us. We managed to get the coveted corner spot. It’s ideal because people generally won’t try to cram themselves there to get drinks, and we have quick access to the bar. 

The roving bagpipers came by again. I feel like for the past 3 or 4 years I’ve witnessed a group of bagpipers, go to different bars on St. Patrick’s Day and play a quick set before heading to another bar. This has happened to me numerous times. Maybe I’m being followed?! Anyway, they did a good job.

We also had Andy’s friend Doug visiting us. He was wearing kilts all weekend, so he had no problem jig dancing to their music. They actually came by a few times throughout the night. I stayed out a bit later than I intended, but I was having a good time. One of my neighbors even turned up, and we did a shot of whiskey.

The people-watching was prime. I mean, that’s the main reason to go out on St. Patrick’s Day in Boston. You have to watch all the drunken shenanigans go down. I think I did a decent job of showing Patrick and Doug a typical Boston St. Patrick’s Day. Although, there was no green puke in the streets when we rambled out the door. 

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Doug had tickets to the Dropkick Murphy’s show on Saturday. He had an extra ticket, so my friend Fiona was able to join us for the show. Doug had good tickets, we were in the floor section! I had a good time at the show. The two openers were fun, they got the crowd all pumped.

We didn’t have seats, so everyone in the floor section was standing around. This was good for dancing. There were also people moshing. But it wasn’t aggressive moshing, it did make me nervous to get bowled over. So I hid behind Andy, haha! It was good I did, because a big guy actually got knocked down and had to be brought away. He wasn’t maliciously pushed, he just lost his balance while he was moshing around. At the end of the show, the band had their whole family on stage for the encore.

Although I had a very “Boston” St. Patrick’s Day, I stopped short of going to the parade on Sunday. I’m not a parade person to begin with, and the gay veterans weren’t allowed to march (they ended up being allowed, but it was a big controversy at first) so the fact that was even an issue left a bad taste for me.  I spent my Sunday watching Beauty & the Beast. I actually really liked it. But I honestly haven’t seen the cartoon version since I was a kid, so I don’t know how close it was to that version. Doesn’t matter to me anyhow. I’m going to see it again at some point, with my friend Erin. 

 

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BLUE MONDAY

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Last week was a struggle, I don’t think it will necessarily get easier, due to REASONS. But I met up with some friends for drinks one night, we needed to get out of the house. I haven’t been to Harry’s in a while, and I really need to go more often. It’s a much better crowd than the watering hole I usually occupy. 

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Over the weekend, I finally got to see Erin. She gave me my Christmas gift early, it is awesome! It’s a really pretty sequin leopard print Gretchen Christine bag. We both love the Real Housewives, so I’m excited to have a RHOC bag. We decided to give Wahlburgers another try. We went to the original one in Hingham, MA and were not impressed AT ALL (read: we were served warm milk shakes). We actually ended up eating at Alma Nove, and the food was EXCELLENT. So if you’re in that area, go to Alma’s instead.

But they opened a Wahlburgers much closer to civilization. So we decided to try the new location. I’m glad we did, we both got the BBQ bacon burger (Donnie’s favorite) and it was really good. I will definitely go back again! We also did some shopping at Marshalls and the mall in the Pru. We ended up seeing The Accountant movie. It was okay, the beginning is very slow. I liked the ending though. But not sure I will opt to see it again when it’s on TV. 

 

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I HATE WHEN SONGS TELL ME WHAT TO DO

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Know what grinds my gears? When songs tell me what to do. I’m like, GFY, I’ll do what I want, asshole. Lately, I’ve been forced by my local radio station to endure 21 Pilots song, Heathens. Oh I’m sorry, “TWENTY ØNE PILØTS” *cough*.  

All my friends are heathens, take it slow
Wait for them to ask you who you know
Please don’t make any sudden moves

This song unnerves me. Not that it’s necessarily a bad song, but I don’t appreciate being told what to do. First of all, I’m expected to believe the two guys pictured above have shit loads of friends “on the inside”? Insert laughy face emoji here. Not only that, they have the nerve to tell me how to behave around said “friends.” Yeah, I don’t think so, Tim. 

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Listen guys, if I want to meet your friends, I’m going to be myself. If I feel like flailing my arms, do some jumping jacks, climb walls, do a back flip, Imma do it. Except maybe the backflip part, that sounds painful. But also, I may even toss in some rapid-fire questions as well. They can answer, or not, I don’t really care. I’m only asking the rapid-fire questions, because you told me not do that. 

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EVEN MACGYVER LIKED MY LEGGINGS!

Erin and I had a very fun-filled Saturday. We went to a local area comic con type event. It was so much fun, but damn expensive. We got in early, since we got the upgraded ticket. It was definitely a good investment, it allowed us to access the “speed pass” lines for celebrity booths too! 


We paid to get a photo with Richard Dean Anderson. I was glad we got a picture with him, without having one get the VIP package tickets, which were crazy expensive. RDA also liked my comic book print leggings! He seems like a genuinely nice man, who really enjoys interacting with fans.

We also got autographs from Ralph Macchio and Billy Zabka. We were so excited to meet them, as we’re big Karate Kid fans. I even got a hug and and kiss from Billy, oh lala! We ended up getting pictures with them as well. A couple in line, had a genius idea to wear Santa hats in their pictures, to use them for Christmas cards! Seasons Greetings, from the Macchio’s?

I regret not getting a picture with Paul Sorvino, but hopefully he’ll come back another time. But I did get a picture with Peter Facinelli. Can I just tell you, he is very good-looking!! Sometimes celebs look better on-camera, but that is certainly not the case with Peter. He also gave me a hug and a kiss after meeting him, oh snap!

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HELLO, BLOG!

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Sorry, I haven’t been blogging as much lately. I doubt anyone has noticed, so no harm there! Last weekend I celebrated my birthday. I was all “bah humbug”about it at first (because I don’t want to get old!), but we all had a very good time. I used the downstairs area of this new place called Article 24. I like the atmosphere there, and they have PARKING. Which is a rarity around here.

I went a little early and had dinner with friends. Once we were done eating, we took over the bar area. My friends began to shuffle in, and we had just enough seats at the bar for everyone. It got a little loud when two large parties sat down to eat, but they didn’t stay too long. We enjoyed some drinks, including ones that are set on fire. We ended the night at The Drop, which surprisingly wasn’t that crowded. 

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On Sunday, I didn’t go to the fashion swap because Andy and I went to the last day of the Brimfield Flea Market. We had a lot of fun spending the day looking around. We also got really amazing donuts, and hot dogs. I saw loads of interesting things for sale, but I was good and only bought a few things. I grabbed a couple of spin drums for myself and Erin. We are going to see if Ralph Macchio will sign them for us. haha!

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BUSTIN’ GHOSTS…& HORNETS

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Ok guys, I finally saw Ghostbusters. I hoped to see it with friends, but when I asked, I guess they already went without me! They forgot about Dre, how rude. Anyway, I never thought the movie deserved the bad rap the previews got. Granted the first preview they released left something to be desired. But definitely not to hold the record for most thumbs down on YouTube! Save those down thumbs for something useful, like Snooki’s new video about how she is a “yung” 30  year-old mom. Haha! 96e91a64-1955-4ba5-ab0a-5b644f204012

 

Overall, the movie wasn’t bad. It was funny, and I liked the cameos and cast. I had high hopes for it, as I honestly didn’t think it was going to be bad. I didn’t let all the bro-sef’s tearing down a movie they have never watched, influence me. No spoilers, so that is all I’m going to say about it. Hopefully you will see it soon with your friends, and enjoy it too!

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Sorry (but not really) for all the gifs in this post today, I need something to keep me awake. Apparently our office is infested with hornets this week (last week it was mice), so I need to be alert lest I sit on a hornets nest. If only hornets were capable of making honey, then I could at least have a snack while I get stung. Don’t worry, I won’t be the girl who kicks the hornets nest. But if we’re being plagued by locusts next week, I’m working from  home. Ain’t nobody got time for this “end of times” BS. 

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DR. FRASIER CRANE?

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I went to the zoo and named this crane Dr. Frasier Crane

It’s totally blasphemous that it’s Monday already. It’s just plain rude!  Anyway, I had another busy weekend. I went out for dinner and drinks with friends on Friday. I had a delicious drink that tasted like a Jolly Rancher. On Saturday I finally got to see Erin! We went to the Roger Williams Zoo. There is a zoo that is a lot closer to her house, but we decided to change things up. As much as I like the RWZ, the zoo near Erin’s house is much larger.

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We wandered around the zoo for a bit. I took many selfies with flamingos, elephants, and giraffes. The weather was nice, it wasn’t too warm. After the zoo, we had a seriously amazing dinner at this new Mexican restaurant near Erin’s house. I’m still dreaming of the fresh guacamole. They have a guy in the restaurant with a cart, and he makes guacamole right at your table. It is the best guacamole I’ve had. I wish this place was close to me, so I could go back again.

We planned to see the movie Central Intelligence at the drive-in movie theater near her house. So we gathered up camping chairs, blankets, bug repellent, and snacks. The movie doesn’t start until about 9pm. But we decided to show up at 7, to scope out a good spot. Turns out, all our prep and getting there 2 hours early was moot. The line to get into the drive-in well over a mile long. WTF?!

I’ve gone to this drive-in about a half dozen times over the years, and never had to wait in a crazy line. We think the line was for Finding Dory, which was on the first screen. That is why we planned to see Central Intelligence on the other screen. Thankfully there is also a movie theater near her house, so we tossed the snacks into a purse and snuck them into the theater. Central Intelligence was really funny! I love The Rock, so I probably would have seen it even if it was bad.

PS. It turns out, even if we did get to the drive-in early enough, it was too chaotic to enjoy the movie. My co-worker’s brother tried to go, and had to leave the movie. The drive-in was completely unorganzied and crazy this past weekend. We dodged a bullet there!

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