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Baby Bunny we called Cottonball, Norwood MA (backyard - Jun 18, 2017)
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Gloucester Boating (weird sky), Spring 2017
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Gloucester Cruise (Easter, 2017)
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Red Barn in Snow, Bolton MA (Feb. 2017)
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Long Beach/Beach Haven, NJ (December 2016)
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Surf City, NJ (December 2016)
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Supermoon November 2016
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Fall Cleanup (October, 2016)
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Somerville Bike Path (10.18.16)
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Natick Falls, Natick MA (10.16.16)
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Sunset at Ten Pound Light, Gloucester MA (9.24.16)
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Rooftop Pool, Gloucester MA (9.24.16)
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Prospect Hill Tower, Somerville MA (9.20.16)
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View of Boston from Prospect Hill, Somerville MA (9.20.16)
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Bigelow Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetary (Sept. 2016)
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Winslow and Tiki (Sept. 2016)
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Pemaquid Point Shot, Maine August 2016
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Zen along Ocean Point, Maine (August 2016)
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Mystic Seaport Dusk, Mystic CT (7/3/16)
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Rocks and Roses along Penobscot Penisula (8/9/16)
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Atlantic Puffin Shot #3, Eastern Egg Rock Island, Maine (8.9.16)
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Atlantic Puffin Shot #2, Eastern Egg Rock Island, Maine (8.9.16)
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Atlantic Puffin Shot #1, Eastern Egg Rock Island, Maine (8.9.16)
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Rock Harbor, Orleans Cape Cod Sunset July 2016
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First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod MA July 2016
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First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod MA July 2016
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Chatham Light Beach, Chatham MA July 2016
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Chatham Light, Chatham MA July 2016
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Highland Light, Truro MA July 2016
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Cape Cod Windmill, Easton MA July 2016
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Greyson the Alpaca, Hubburdston MA July 2016
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Mystic Seaport Sunset, Mystic CT (7/3/16)
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Sea Lion, Mystic CT (7/3/16)
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Sailing around Windmill Point, Hull, MA (7/2/16)
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Sailing around Windmill Point, Hull, MA (7/2/16)
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Boston Light (7/1/16)
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Point Judith Light Area, Narragansett, RI (6.12.16)
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Lighthouse Mailbox, Somewhere in RI (6.12.16)
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Pemaquid Point Maine 2011 (re-issue 6.6.16) - I'm jonesing to get back there. I have a thing for lighthouses and puffins. Maybe this summer!
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Approaching Infinity, Scituate, MA (6.4.16)
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Visiting Cohasset (6.4.16)
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Approaching Minot Light off Cohasset coast (5.29.16)
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Thursday, March 22, 2018

08:10 AM EST [Link] Nothing Burger [comments: 0]
Well, the weather people really screwed the pooch on this one. Hardly any snow from this fourth Nor'Easter! HAHAH! Well, I guess places like New York and D.C. got the brunt of this one, but they can have it!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

10:20 AM EST [Link] Nor'Easter Number 4 [comments: 0]
A 4th nor'easter in as many weeks this month - are you freakin' kidding me? At least there's no supposed to be as much snow as last time, although we were all hoping it would miss us entirely which was the track earlier in the week, but I guess that changed.

Happy Spring all right. Stop it already, we want to get going on Spring stuff!

08:23 AM EST [Link] Assault [comments: 1]
So last nite, my mom and I went down to Porter Square. I had to some business to square away and afterwards we decided to get a coffee at the Dunkin Donuts. We drank our coffees there for a while and then a man walked in with an almost full bottle of open whiskey. A rather large jug full actually. Open container and all. He happened to sit at the table behind us. My mom was feeling a bit leery of this character so we decided to get up and go. As we were leaving he happened to notice the hoodie I was wearing. It had a wolf on the front (since I got it from that Wolf preserve down in Jersey a few years back). He started spouting how we was a wolf and part American Indian, then started naming off a bunch of tribes. Needless to say, this guy was already half way through the bottle and pretty out of it. As we went out the door, a woman (his companion apparently which I learned later), happened to overhear my mom talking about the large open whiskey bottle that the guy had.

So we're walking back toward my car in the parking lot, when a couple minutes later the woman, who had come up from behind us, confronted us and started yelling, looking at me, and saying why was I saying her "husband" had a big bottle of whiskey. I had said no such thing, my mom did, but she slapped me across the face anyway. It didn't hurt or anything, I was more stunned than anything. And then she got into with my mom, asking why she slapped me and the woman saying "What are you going to do about it?" and long story short, the lady ended up shoving my mom and she went down to the ground. Mind you this is all in broad daylight around 6pm in a crowded strip mall, although at this particular moment I don't think anyone but us saw what had happened. I was able to catch her as she was falling so it wasn't that bad a fall. Everything was alright. My mom said we should call the cops and the lady took off but I felt it wasn't worth the trouble as there was no real injury, just shock more than anything, plus I didn't feel the involvement would have been worth it.

City life...Hmm, maybe they got into it with someone else later, as I was checking the Cambridge police twitter Hmm

Monday, March 19, 2018

03:28 PM EST [Link] Game Time! [comments: 0]
Gem Thief DeMake

I'm currently stuck on Level 22!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

01:41 PM EST [Link] Beacon Hill Puddles [comments: 0]
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Ok, now back to watching marathon sessions of Flea Market Flip. Although, how many coffee tables and bar carts can one have?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

09:47 AM EST [Link] Over a Foot of Snow [comments: 0]
We got 19.9" of snow in Somerville yesterday, according to the NWS. It just wouldn't stop. Very tiring. Must of went out there 4 or 5 times trying to keep up with it. Arlington got 22" which is not far away - essentially the next town over, but the winner was Wilmington with 31.0"


One observation I noticed is that I can tell the storm is winding down when all the television channels stop showing nonstop coverage of the storm. And really, is it really necessary to have it on all freakin day? No kidding, we know its snowing out - why do we need to be reminded of it every single minute of the day? I find this very annoying. So instead I watched some cable channels and embarrassed to say but ended up watching some reruns of the Kardashians. Shameful, yet I was intrigued enough to keep watching it. Like, 3 episodes worth. Must have been the snow crazies addling my mind.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

07:48 PM EST [Link] Winter's Not Done yet... [comments: 0]
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Too bad the nice weather isn't going to last... third Nor'Easter in 12 Days here in New England coming! Interesting weekend all in all, it was good to get out there, see some sights, and recharge a little bit - we'd been in kind of a funk lately. Gloucester day trip - just had to get out somewhere by the water but all the southern areas are still trying to figure out how to get up and running, so we went north. Originally the plan was to head to Maine, but they've had a lot of snow so we felt it might be better to wait a little bit longer on that. Damage didn't seem to bad up there but rocks everywhere. I felt I got some pretty good pictures though.

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Went to a breakfast place on Sunday morning in Easton (not the place we really wanted to go, since they said the wait would be 1.5 hours, which is ridiculous), but a place not too much further away, the food was good, but the clientele was really strange. Needless to say, most likely will never go there again. (I mean, changing your infant baby on the table across from us? Really??)

In the early evening (did this day feel like the shortest ever, or what? We'd be like, "It's 9 o'clock already!?!") LD made a chicken pot pie in the Instant Pot which came out pretty good. I helped out doing the prep work, cutting up the veggies and such.

Went to to Sanctuary today. Had to get some goat time in and all, plus I needed to renew our yearly membership anyway.

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The beautiful Blossom. She might not be the physically most attractive goat, but that makes even more beautiful to me. Plus she's awesome.

Finished off the evening by watching some O.J. Simpson old interview. I liked how after every segment they had a panel, basically discussing what he said, and what they thought about it and him. Basically, he is what you think he is, IMHO.

08:56 AM EST [Link] Face the Day [comments: 0]
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Face the Day

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Twin Lights

Saturday, March 10, 2018

06:30 PM EST [Link] Gloucester Day Trip 031018 [comments: 0]
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DayTrip - Lobster Ravioli / Shrimp and Corn Chowder - Lobster Quesadillas / Birding / Storm Damage
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Take a seat and enjoy the view! Someone left this here!

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Eastern Point Light through the trees...

Thursday, March 8, 2018

07:44 AM EST [Link] Nor'Easter Part II [comments: 0]
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Trinity Church, Copley Sq, Boston. I like the way this one turned out - just the sense of scale and all. Trinity Church is the only church in the United States and the only building in Boston that has been honored as one of the "Ten Most Significant Buildings in the United States" by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 1885, architects voted Trinity Church as the most important building in the U.S.; Trinity Church is the only building from the original 1885 list still included in the AIA's current top ten list. The building was designated a National Historic Landmark on December 30, 1970.

It was mostly rain throughout most of the day, but overnight turned to heavy wet snow. Lot's of trees down or folks without power but I made it through unscathed thankfully, digging out and all. Every now and then overnight I'd hear thumping against the side of the house, like things repeatedly falling from the roof. Those things are most likely are clumps of wet snow (I hope!) I 'm actually in the office right now after deciding to work from yesterday. Some things are just easier to get done here and today's one of those days.

Also, Happy International Women's Day!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

07:24 AM EST [Link] Another Nor'Easter [comments: 0]
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Boston Common

Another Nor'easter set to hit us up today - this one with more snow than last time, though I think the Boston area will be mostly rain based. We'll see.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

10:26 AM EST [Link] Today's Puzzle Game [comments: 0]
Massi by venergy.

Starts out easy - gets more complicated as you go!

09:28 AM EST [Link] Love this Web Series [comments: 0]
I'm digging this new web series!

What Makes this Song Great?

Really makes me listen to the songs again and find more appreciation for what goes into making music. I especially liked the episodes on the Police, Metallica, and Soundgarden.

Monday, March 5, 2018

10:39 AM EST [Link] Night in Dorchester [comments: 0]
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When I think of Dorchester I do not imagine this view, but there it is! Good time last night, food was excellent. The cake was cool, even though the restaurant messed it up a bit. Must have had it next to something warm and a little bit of the side had started to melt. Story for another day.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

02:25 PM EST [Link] Sunday Funday [comments: 0]
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Spring is just around the corner, right?

Out to celebrate LD s birthday with our double date pals! Should be a lot of fun, they even had a special cake made for her!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

11:21 AM EST [Link] March Nor'easter 2018 [comments: 0]
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Copley Square, Boston, MA

Made it relatively unscathed thank goodness. Lots of folks are flooded and without power in other communities but we evadied that fate. Some of the flashing from the roof did blow off though and will need to be put back up. The cellar stayed dry which was a concern but I monitored that pretty closely after now knowing what to prepare for beforehand. One of the windows leaked a bit in the sunroom but that's not that big a deal. I am concerned about a tree in the yard with a split in it which I think in a next big gale might give. It's making an ominous creaking noise every time to wind blows. Need to get someone to look at it as soon as possible.

In the interim, I was able to get all my taxes done!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

07:19 PM EST [Link] Cobblestones Everywhere [comments: 0]
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Here's a shot I took of one of the more historic streets in Boston. Time for a little background:

"This narrow little street is one of the most photographed places in Boston - some say it's the most photographed street in the entire city. But what makes it so special? It is, in fact, one of the last places to still have actual cobblestones as paving material. Real cobblestones are rounded but irregularly shaped stones taken from the earth and used exactly as they are naturally formed. The soil of early Boston was loaded with these stones, known as "cobs." To work the land and build a city, the settlers needed to extract them and, if possible, put them to use. Thus began the process of "cobbling" the cobs into "cobblestone" streets. Original cobblestone streets are now rare and considered historic treasures. A street paved with these multi-hued, variously shaped historic remnants retains its original character and charm, and can be quite beautiful.

Acorn Street is one of the very few streets with its original cobs in place. You may have run across other locations that are described as cobblestone, but it's more likely that these streets are paved with "setts" -
quarried granite that has been worked on to form a more level surface.

Cobblestones are beautiful, but they're not level, which is the main reason they have been almost universally replaced with setts. Cobblestones stick up out of the ground in uneven arrangements, much to the dismay of the horses and humans who have had to traverse them. Combine cobblestones with the steep slope of Acorn Street, and you have a recipe for disaster. Maybe that's why so many people talk about taking photographs of cobblestones rather than about the fun it is actually walking on them! They're just not practical." (Source: Working Mother)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

09:02 AM EST [Link] Industrious [comments: 0]
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Today looks like a great day to be industrious in Boston! I had a night out last night down at Tony C's Sport Bar in Assembly. It was pretty fun. The food there is actually pretty good! Assembly looks really nice all lit up in the evening. I hadn't been down that way in quite some time.

I took a walk over lunchtime across the brook to the old ADL where I started my career. It's all different now, all the old buildings are gone. I tried remembering where certain buildings would have stood, where the entrance doors to certain buildings may have once stood. The new buildings look nice and all but it made me feel a little nostalgic and a little bit sad, but c'est la vie.

At some point for filling out a survey, I got a $20 gift certificate to Splitsville, a bowling alley/bar owned by Howl at the Moon nightclub. Going to have to use that up at some point.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

09:33 AM EST [Link] Spring? [comments: 0]
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Spring is just around the corner. I can feel it!

Monday, February 26, 2018

10:51 AM EST [Link] Charismatic Comm Ave [comments: 0]
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Another shot from last Friday, just walking down the Comm Ave Mall and appreciating all the various architecture.

I think the next book I'm going to read is Bygone Badass Broads - "Based on Mackenzi Lee's popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world. With tales of heroism and cunning, in-depth bios and witty storytelling, Bygone Badass Broads gives new life to these historic female pioneers. Starting in the fifth century BC and continuing to the present, the book takes a closer look at bold and inspiring women who dared to step outside the traditional gender roles of their time. Coupled with riveting illustrations and Lee's humorous and conversational storytelling style, this book is an outright celebration of the badass women who paved the way for the rest of us."

06:29 AM EST [Link] Stay Dry Boston! [comments: 0]
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Sunday, February 25, 2018

09:24 AM EST [Link] Black Panther [comments: 0]
Going to see Black Panther this afternoon with our other double date couple buddies. Want to see what all the fuss is about.

Ok, saw it. It was ok, didn't blow me away or anything. Shrug.

Friday, February 23, 2018

08:49 PM EST [Link] Boston February Friday [comments: 0]
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Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 2/23/18

Spent some time this afternoon walking around Boston. I think I got a few really good shots, including this one. This one is one of my favorites thus far. I'll be posting more over the next few days as I took a lot.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

08:05 AM EST [Link] Lady Davis [comments: 0]
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Seen this along my bike ride this morning. Another art installation where they repurpose old pay telephones. The phone company ripped out all the phones but left the boxes, so artists have gone around and turned them into various pieces of artwork. I have since learned that it's a sculpture by Skunkadelia, I believe a guy we used to see around town driving these really crazy looking bicycles. This particular one is just outside the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

01:44 PM EST [Link] Warm February Day [comments: 0]
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Unseasonably beautiful out today, close to 70 degrees, so I rode my bike in today. Wish it could stay like this but it's supposed to snow tomorrow. Typical New England!

Monday, February 19, 2018

10:19 AM EST [Link] Old People Couple Names [comments: 0]
We think every couple should have aliases of what we call old people names. For example, we are Henry and Agnes. If you're a couple, what would your old people names be?

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09:08 AM EST [Link] Spring, Winter, Summer in 24 hrs [comments: 0]
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Drew University, Madison, NJ

I think they got more snow in Jersey this weekend than up here but it'll be gone real soon either way. Back from a quick weekend jaunt down to the garden state over the weekend. That snow was coming down crazy on Saturday night but by Sunday most of it was gone.

Friday, February 16, 2018

02:56 PM EST [Link] What Do You See? [comments: 0]
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Throwback to the Rorschach Exhibit at Harvard University. I wish they would bring this exhibit back. And yes, they did show all the real cards.

Got to love this upcoming New England weather! Snow on Sat/Sun, mid 60s Tues/Wed!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

12:26 PM EST [Link] VDay [comments: 0]
Happy Valentine's Day! I used to hate V Day, especially in my grammer school days because I would never get any valentines.


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But I don't have to worry abut that these days, so I like it now. It was a long time in coming, but so worth it, so if you are now like I was then, keep your chin up - the best is yet to come!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

09:00 AM EST [Link] Light the Night [comments: 0]
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One of my favorite shots.

I missed out on National Pizza Day yesterday. Might need to rectify that today sometime.

Friday, February 9, 2018

01:13 PM EST [Link] Details, details... [comments: 0]
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Thursday, February 8, 2018

10:02 AM EST [Link] Assessing Bike Repair [comments: 0]
Going over the repairs/parts/labor rates that I think my bike is going to need, I'm probably looking at a few hundred dollars of work. Yikes! Still, it's been a good bike and I've had it since the early 90s and overall it's still in pretty darn good shape (It was a worth a few hundred when I first got it). Guess I'll need to save some pennies come spring. It definitely helps on saving gas, saving time in traffic, and getting some exercise/nature. I might even be able to expense some of the cost of the repairs through my workplace, I'll need to look into that a bit more. Looking through my records, I was able to ride 3 times last February 22, 23, and 28th. Wonder if I'll be able to do that again?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

01:10 PM EST [Link] Big Birthday Theme [comments: 0]
I've got a big birthday coming up in a few months and I need to come up with some sort of theme for the event that describes me but I'm drawing a blank and need help! It would be cool if it was something that could encompass my whole life thus far.

So help me come up with a theme for me! Leave it in the comments.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

07:52 AM EST [Link] Compulsion? [comments: 0]
I noticed the other day that I seem to have a compulsion to check the mailbox and see if there's any mail in there, even if I know there's not going to be any mail for myself. I didn't really recognize it before but looking back, I think I've had it since I was little, hoping to get a letter addressed to me or somesuch. Of course, nowadays, I do get mail but it's either bills or junk, so I'm not sure why I feel I need to keep checking. Once I get the mail for the day, I don't keep checking the mailbox though - it's only if no mail has arrived yet.

Monday, February 5, 2018

10:07 AM EST [Link] Sensing the Aftermath [comments: 0]
I had a weird feeling last night that the Pats were going to lose. Up until gametime I wasn't sure who would win and actually thought the Pats probably would, but just before the game started a feeling came over me where I sensed they were going to lose and I mentioned this to LD. Lo and behold it actually happened. This has happened to me a few times where a feeling will come over me and I can sense a particular outcome. It doesn't happen often, but I was wondering if I could somehow exploit this ability to my advantage. I guess it doesn't work that way though. I can't seem to "will" a particular outcome unfortunately.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

03:40 PM EST [Link] SuperBowlSunday [comments: 0]
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Just give us something to sink our claws into.

Started off the day briefly hitting the sanctuary before the rain came. Spent most of today prepping and cooking meals like sweet potato turkey chili and lunches for the week. Caught the end of the Celtics latest win, a little bit of Kitten Bowl and Puppy Bowl, and a taped Dateline about some girls who murdered for the Slenderman. Now just waiting for the big event. If the Pats do win I think I'm going to attend the parade in Boston to celebrate.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

03:50 PM EST [Link] Summer Dreaming [comments: 0]
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Dreaming of summer. Won't be too much longer...


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