Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Boston Bucket List and other random nothings

i've been thinking a lot lately about when we do finally get back to Boston. right now it has been (how old is Luke?)... it's been 3 years since we were in Boston. So i'm making a list of things I want to make sure i see when i'm there again. and there are the obvious never-fail places we go... Fenway Park tour & Yawkey Way souveneir shop, Fanueil Hall/Quincy Market, Swan Boats, the Pru, Mr. Bartley's, Newbury Comics, Urban Outfitters at Harvard.... and of course i go to Anthropologie on Boylston and drink coffee from every DD in the city...oh and i always visit Peet's. and on our most recent trip we hit a couple of new places (3 years ago's not really recent, is it?) we managed to go to the Granary Burying Ground, and i *finally* found the little food cart at downtown crossing where they sell amazing chilean food (Chacarero)... but i have still come up with 3 things that i need to see in Boston.
1. the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (i think for the gardens alone it would be worth it)
2. the Boston Public Library (seriously, for the number of times i've been to the city and we always stay near the library... it's a LIBRARY and i've never been in?!)
3. i need to find a really good Italian bakery on the North End and have tiramisu and espresso

so that's it. that's my Boston bucket list... maybe "bucket list" is the wrong name for it, but it always seems longer in between each trip... and it starts to feel like i might never get back, so bucket list seems somehow appropriate.

also i've been wondering what it is about that particular city that i love so very much. i guess first, it's a city founded by independents... so that's an obvious reason for me. high Irish population... home of the Red Sox!... it's been referred to as the most European city in the U.S. so that's wonderful.... great architecture, rich history... they love coffee as much as i do... some of my very favorite people in the world live a train ride away... so many reasons. so little time. so sorry it's 17 hours away by car...

Monday, November 9, 2009

In The Beginning

This is the start.
I have been considering starting a blog for quite some time...today is the day. No day but today.

I am also beginning a new book tonight: Pride, Prejuce, and Zombies. I was reading The Little Prince... I just couldn't get into it. I've heard it's wonderful and full of life-lessons, but I don't have the patience for that little book right now. I have recently finished The Time Travelers Wife and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Both were wonderful reads, and were the first books I've read in a couple of years. Now the itch to get working on my childrens' books is coming back as well, and a blog seems a good place to vent and get in the practice of writing again.
Sadly I'm not overly-caffeinated or over-opinionated tonight.
But, I have begun. So now I have a place.
I'll learn my way around.