Year 14

It’s frightening how fast 2017 has gone. It’s time for my 14th annual birthday list already. I started off strong with the help of my friend Daisy last weekend. We went to Harvard Bookstore’s warehouse sale, which happens twice a year. The last thing I need is more books, but I told myself I would […]

Bargain Shopping and Beer

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than bargain shopping and drinking beer? I grew up going to garage sales, flea markets, antique markets, you name it. So I was elated to finally make it to the Cambridge Antique Market.             Allen and I spent a couple of hours […]

Winter and the Blues

Right before the holidays, two friends and I checked out “Boston Winter,” a shopping/drinking/ice skating situation in downtown Boston. It was the first year that such a situation existed in Boston. I think it was a great start for utilizing the open space and offering people another festive activity during the holiday season.     […]

A Souvenir from “Mad Men”

Mad Men is one of my all-time fave shows. I signed up for its email list so I would be in the know. So that’s how I found out about the website Screenbid.com, a platform for auctioning/selling props from popular TV shows and movies. A couple of summers ago, items from Mad Men appeared on […]

The Tide Is High

The birthday list has given me a good excuse to add to my music collection. Each year I’ve bought a CD of an artist that I don’t have in my current collection. I’ve added some jazz artists and international artists to my collection (Chet Baker, Thelonious Monk, Edith Piaf, Feli Kuti), and I decided that […]