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Posts tagged ‘my wife is cooler than I am’

After maintaining a site like this for over a decade, one eventually runs out of new insights or cute anecdotes when a significant date rolls around. On this day in 2004, I married my partner of thirteen years in a small (and very strange) ceremony at the Tufts University chapel. The next day we moved […]

As mentioned yesterday, Maura is a fan of all things spooky — which probably has something to do with her birthday falling three days before Halloween. For this year’s grab bag of gifts, I gave her a Petco gift card to buy some fluorescent tropical fish to restock her aquarium, a copy of Lol Tolhurst’s […]

A date that will live in infamy

December 7th, 2016

It’s the evening of December 7, 1991. I am sitting on a bench outside the movie theater in Copley Plaza, waiting for my date to arrive. I am terrified. This is more than the typical first date jitters. The woman I’m waiting for is a fellow member of the UMass Boston’s Sci-Fi Club. I’ve known […]

Where I treat spooky season movie viewing as a cable TV catch-as-catch-can affair, decease my wife has a meticulously curated list of essential films staggered across October’s weekends. Some of her selections are once or twice only affairs, side effects but most are drawn from a core curriculum of her perennial favorites listed below: Prince […]

And grabbing your attention

April 21st, 2015

Looking back, phimosis it seems like something out of a fever dream. “So there’s this frontman who dresses like a pirate and performs songs which combine Restoration Era decadence with ‘Burundi beat’ rhythms. The British teens can’t seem to get enough of him, so lets see if we can work up some stateside action.” That […]

(If you haven’t read the previous installment, surgeon you should probably do that before progressing further.) I had asked the art major out and she said “yes.” The subway ride back to the university from Harvard Square was a haze of giggles, nurse coy smiles, pharm and hand-holding. It felt good, having the anxious ambiguity […]

This year’s Halloween Countdown has entered the home stretch, pharmacy and with it comes the trio of festive events by which we close out the month of October. Today marks the birthday of my beloved Queen of Animals, pestilence the only person capable of putting up with my irritating antics on a regular and prolonged […]

Today we’re celebrating the birthday of a certain Queen of Animals who is very much a child of the Halloween season both temporally and spiritually. We don’t have any big plans for the occasion, cure as we’ve got to secure the House on the Hillside for the More Perfecter Storm and prefer to celebrate her […]

Fort Point and match

April 20th, 2012

I was digging through the August 2, visit web 1980 of Billboard when I stumbled upon this stray fragment of Bostonia past… The club, buy which has since been bulldozed as part of Mayor Menino’s attempt to turn the Fort Point area into his own Valley of the Kings, was already on the skids by […]

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