I’ve been super lazy about updating my blog for a couple of months. At first I blamed the holiday season, but now that it’s well past the holidays, we can just blame laziness. I might do a few recaps of what I did over the holidays, but I probably won’t get around to it. Haha! So let’s just start with the weekend. It was a long weekend, which was nice! I went to a car show on Saturday, it was pretty cool to check out all the cars. There was also an RV part, but we didn’t have tickets for it. Maybe next year we will check it out.
That night, we went out for food and drinks to watch the Patriots game. I was supposed to meet up with friends after, but I was too cold and tired to leave my spot at the bar.
On Sunday, Andy and I went to the Mapparium. I finally got to use my new DSLR camera I got fromAndy Claus. Which reminds me, I need to sell my old one on eBay. I was in need of an upgrade. Anyway, while I was allowed to take pictures inside the Mary Baker Eddy library, they do not permit pictures inside the Mapparium. I didn’t realize this! I also didn’t realize it is a library dedicated to the founder of Christian Science movement. While it’s not my religion, it was interesting to find out how it came to be. I just wasn’t expecting this, haha! I guess I should have researched this more. But I was dazzled by the giant glass globe.
The Mapparium is a giant glass globe with a glass bridge across the center you can walk thru. It was built in the 1930’s. Each glass panel was hand-painted and cured in an oven. The acoustics inside are crazy! My voice sounded super loud in the center. Anyone standing on the outside could hear people whispering clearly. Since they don’t allow pictures, I used their selfie wall to get pictures. I was tempted to sneak some inside with my phone, but the guide seemed to be pretty watchful, and I didn’t want to get called out.
After we got back from the Mapparium and lunch in the area, I went to see I, Tonya. I really liked it! I do feel really bad for Nancy Kerrigan. I’m sure she didn’t anticipate for the world to re-live her pain 24 years later. Also, I recall back in 2010 tragedy struck her family. Her brother assaulted her father to the point where he passed away. So sad!
Filed under adventures, dinner, drinking, drinks, friends, fun, funny, holiday, movies, random, weekend
The title pretty much sums up the weekend, let’s add some shopping in there for good measure. I got a lot of nice fall/winter clothes and boots, but it’s still unusually warm here. So I won’t be needing to wear any of my new stuff this week. I’m not worried, as much as I like fall, I HATE winter. So the longer I can have warm weather, the better! I got my hair re-dyed this weekend. I think my overall color is a bit darker than I expected, but it will fade when I wash it so I’m not worried.
We decided to try different bars this weekend. We ended up at a place called The Glenville Stops, which is on a street my neighbor works on. The bar is very nice, which I wasn’t totally expecting. I mean, it’s in the middle of a residential street surrounded by loads of brick apartment buildings. There was also an 11 year old outside (not associated with the bar) that was directing the cab where to park. That was definitely a first for me! Once we got in, we grabbed seats by the bar and got some food and drinks. I got a pint of Samuel Smith Pale Ale from England, and I liked it. It was very smooth and easy to drink. I also ordered a pan of Bay Scallops, which were delicious. The waitstaff was kind enough to give us some free peppers while we were waiting for the scallops. Andy also decided to get some root beer too, which was made locally. Overall, a good experience. I wouldn’t mind going back.
[photo] New hair, beer shopping, and part of our Saturday dinner
Andy and I finally got around to checking out the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline. We want to head back when they have the front lawn car shows. But the museum itself is pretty cool! Lots of old cars and some new ones as well. I (of course) got a bit carried away with the pictures. So I will leave you with my many photo collages to browse. Larz Anderson had other homes in Cincinnati, and DC. The Brookline home hosts their car collection. They got new cars frequently and never got rid of the old ones. A lot of the cars in the basement don’t actually run anymore, but are kept for educational purposes. I learned that on-board toilets were an available feature in some buggys. I guess the museum can also host weddings, as we witnessed people dressed in 1920’s garb getting ready for one. I think that is pretty nifty idea!
1) A Frisker electric car 2) Porsche 3) Larz Anderson selfie 4) Ducati 5) Tesla
After living in my apartment for over 2 years, I finally hit the fence in my driveway. I knocked it off the hinges. Not a lot of damage to my car (thankfully). But, I still don’t understand how I did it. I’m even able to park when my upward-angled driveway is covered in ice. UGH! I tried to order some touch-up paint on eBay, but I picked the weird auction where they don’t list shipping. Apparently I have to wait to be invoiced?! I don’t like the sound of this. If I had realized this was a new thing (scam) on eBay I would have picked a different auction.
I’m not that concerned about the scratches, most of them can rub off. But the deeper ones will require the sketchy-auction touch-up paint. My car is only like 2 years old and this is the first scratch that I did myself. I already have loads of “mystery” scratches from my neighbors opening car doors into mine. This also happens at work when giant-ass trucks have to park next to me. So I probably should have ordered touch-up paint a while ago. Oh well, shit happens. It’s not like I’m keeping the car forever, I’ll have to get an SUV type vehicle eventually. Not ready for that life “phase” quite yet, haha.