Arthur Frommer!

Met one of my idols tonight. Arthur Frommer! Yeah, the guy behind the Frommer’s travel guides. He gave a free lecture at the Boston Public Library tonight. I got his autograph; it was awesome. His talk centered on the 10 best things about travel right now and the 10 worst things about travel right now. […]

Quest to Be a Guinea Pig

So. When I went to the MIT Museum last month (#33 on my 34th birthday list), I learned about MIT’s brain research institute. I watched a video of volunteers talking about how they had their brains scanned for a research study, and they were given a picture of their brain scan. I thought, I want […]

My Significant Other Goes…

My Significant Other Goes “Movie Shipped: [insert movie title here].” Sorry Olive, I have a new SO named Netflix. I received Inglourious Basterds and watched it Friday. Put it in the mail on Saturday. Today I was told that I should receive La Dolce Vita tomorrow. And I watched Rudo y Cursi on my computer […]

A Special Find at Marshalls

My friend Mary and I popped into Marshalls after work tonight. The stars were aligned in such a way that we both found something special. After a two-year search, Mary found a cute comforter with lovely shades of blue in it. I am happy to report that I found my next birthday list item. For […]

King Day of Service

“Life’s persistent and most urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” —Martin Luther King Jr. I participated in the King Day of Service today, which was co-sponsored by Boston Cares. It was amazing to see hundreds of people making cat beds for the MSPCA, bookmarks for the Boston Public Library, dental kits for […]