Today I got up much later than i was supposed to. I got dressed in an outfit that i thought made me look like a bumble bee, though i got some compliments on it. On the drive to work i listened to worship music and sang and worshipped super loud. It was glorious Then I worked. We had Hello Kitty cupcakes. We were celebrating Admin day, and they were for the best Admin of all, Emily. They all had a plastic Hello Kitty ring. It was clearly made for the fingers of a 3 year old, but i wore it anyway. It cut off circulation in my finger. But it was worth it. Then everyone got super hyper at the same time. Then I realized i had hot pink icing on my shirt. Then it was lunch time and my friend Jessica ate with me. She had pasta and i had hummus and carrots and yummy Trader Joe's flax seed veggie chips. Then I got my ipod and listening to a bunch of classic-americana-rock. Skynyrd, Croche, Dylan, CCR, Petty... so on and so on. And it was awesome.
Then I got a free cup of coffee from the cafe.
Then I came home.
Then I remembered that I wanted to show you all this scene from Rachel Getting Married. This is Tunde Somethinsomethin who is the lead singer for a band called TV on the Radio. His character is singing Neil Young to his wife on their wedding day as his vows. And it is incredible
get ready folks. put on your seat belts and get ready for a ride through the great city of Boston.
this is the very last picture i took in Boston. It was the morning we left. I was NOT ready to get out of bed. I was fully dressed, fully packed, put in my contacts, washed my face, brushed my teeth, and then got back into bed until it was time to leave.
ok, day 1
Shay and her new friend. This playground was adorable
pretty building along BC
one of those pictures we take in which we are the only ones who know where we are and what is going on.
the freedom trail... it was either bricks or red paint the whole way.
inside King's Chapel, the church that Louisa May Alcott went to... other historic people went there as well, but i was just focused on my girl Louisa.
Old North Church, where the 2 lanterns were hung per Paul Revere's Midnight ride. As you can see, Shay and I rebelliously sat in the back and took pictures.
inside Mike' Pastry... the most glorious place on the face of the earth
after UNC won their Final Four game... we were celebrating while waiting for our train.
our view of Boston from Top of the Hub
outside the Christian Science compound thing... the wind was CRA-ZAY... God's way of telling us to get out of there
a pretty church where i dozed on the steps
in the public garden... he was playing the accordion. It was awesome. I felt very french. minus the boston accents. and the fact we were in boston.
Remember that book "Make Way for Ducklings"? This is the island it was written about. There was also a statue of the ducks, and while we were there, one of them was stolen. It MIGHT be in my yard now. No... it isn't. maybe.
our hair was crazy-awesome-wild
HAVAHD!!!! I loved it there.
this is John Harvard. But not really.
They had no idea what John Harvard looked like, so they had another guy pose. Normally the honor given to people was to name a building after them. It would have been student housing. Normally they are named things like "Wadsworth House"... things like that.
Well, this man was instead allowed to pose as John Harvard. His name was Sherman Hoar. Clearly, they could not have named one of the buildings after him...
(PS- they say students touch his foot for good luck... don't do it.)
2 smaht ladies. don't pahk ya cah in havahd yahd
watching Carolina WIN
celebrating in the streets of Cambridge! (alone... no one else was out... at all. We didn't care)
this. was. awesome.
waiting for the tour to start. we found a cute cafe and played UNO. I ruled.
our sample glass (which i got to keep)
shay made another friend... this neighborhood where the brewery was had interesting decor
me with my sample glass and a few souvenirs
Long's Warf (and my boat)
the best lunch we had... all under $3
Jamaica Plain... as shaynah said "what NoDa wants to be when it grows up"
outside the MFA... a random lady said "Oh! It'sa baybee heaaad"
let me geek out for a moment
when i look at art, i get inches away from the picture, then back away, then step up again sometimes... i repeated that about 3 times with this one. I just wants to see the brush strokes on her dress. Normally security asks me to step back. But no one did that here.
she is so cute
my FAVORITE room. It took me a looong time to make my way around. My nose accidentally touched a few of them. Oops.
Van Gogh (can't lie... my eyes got teary when i saw these in person. I am my mother's daughter)
Degas (NOT of dancers... this is my favorite of his)
one happy girl after an afternoon of art (please ignore the naked lady behind me.)
ok, so Shaynah and i LOVE the move The Departed. We heard that this place was used to film some scenes. And that it was one of the few pubs in world that serves Sam Adams Boston Brick Red (only served in a few old bars in Boston. No where else). So we had to come here. And let me tell you, it was quite an adventure getting here. (our story includes going the wrong way on a scary street, thinking a man was going to attack us, and taking a cab for all of 3 blocks)
but TOTALLY worth it (NOT miller lite. Ew.)
me listening to "Comfortably Numb" form the Departed soundtrack, while sitting in the place where the movie was filmed. EEK. We thought about touching every table hoping it was the one that Jack Nicholson and Leo Dicaprio sat at.
Fenway park!!! We didn't go in, sadly
back to the public garden
dozing (this was before she did her personal photo shoot, taking like 12 pics. She thought i was asleep. I very much was not. and I laughed.)
best. pizza. ever. If you go to Boston, go to Regina's. The love of my life works there. I don't know his name, or anything about him... but i love him.
cannoli choc-chip booger!
our view the last day, eating our cannolis while still full of pizza.
reason #289 why i am still single.
i want them. that is all i have to say about this picture.