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Gloucester Cruise (Easter, 2017) - Stacy Blvd. Shot
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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!

Approaching Infinity, Scituate, MA (6.4.16)

Visiting Cohasset (6.4.16)

Approaching Minot Light off Cohasset coast (5.29.16)

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

10:06 AM EST [Link] Boston in Bloom [comments: 0]
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Back from the show last night - not really my type of tunes, but Kris can still pull them over. The venue itself isn't all that bad either - pretty much like the Lynn place. He didn't waste anytime - just one song after another. I would have liked some stories, but whatevs. I mean, I had forgotten this, but he was Wesley Snipes' partner in the Blade vampire hunter movies! I did it all for my mom, she really liked him in A Star is Born. She had a good time, that's all that really matters!

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Other notes: I've been cutting way back over my soda intake over the last couple of weeks. I might have a can on the weekend, but that's about it. Trying to get a little healthier. I thought I would crave it more but i actually haven't been. Definitely feel a bit tireder though without the caffeine, It's a adjustment. Garden blooms are starting to pop around here giving us the planting bug. So far I can see that the clematis is rising, tulips, hyacinth and daffodils are popping, chives are rising, etc. I also plan on attending another city meeting over the (staggering!) increased water and sewer rates that are coming down the pike. Should be interesting.

Friday, April 19, 2019

11:53 AM EST [Link] Gametime -Sticky Freinds [comments: 0]
Gametime Friday! Sticky Freinds. Not too hard, but kinda cute and makes you think a bit. 12 levels.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

12:36 PM EST [Link] Music News [comments: 0]
Couple of months ago I got my mom and I tickets to see Kris Kristofferson in concert, and the time has finally arrived, so as a gift I decided I'd take her to go see him. She always liked him in A Star Is Born so that's what I'll be doing tomorrow night. I didn't realize it at the time, but did you know that he is 82 years old now? And still making music - pretty incredible. Not really our style of music but it'll be a fun excursion.

And then I learned that my favorite local band of all time is getting together this summer for a show - they haven't played in over a decade just about. Damone! Definitely going to check that out. They actually shared a photo of me wearing their concert T-shirt on their social media - Thanks Noelle!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

07:55 AM EST [Link] Atlas Revisited [comments: 0]
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ATLAS was the Titan god who bore the sky aloft. He personified the quality of endurance. Atlas was a leader of the Titans in their war against Zeus and after their defeat he was condemned to carry the heavens upon his shoulders. Here's my own interpretation. I'll have to check out it's new digs soon so I can do it all again.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

01:48 PM EST [Link] Manufactory [comments: 0]
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The Tarr and Wonson Paint Manufactory buildings have been fixtures in Gloucester Harbor in Massachusetts since they were constructed in 1874. Located on the tip of Gloucester's Rocky Neck, the company was best known for developing an innovative copper paint used on the bottom of boats to prevent barnacles.

Monday, April 15, 2019

04:59 PM EST [Link] Marathon Monday [comments: 0]
Back from a weekend trip out of state. I must say, I had fun hiding the Easter eggs for an early hunt, but enough about that. Your regularly scheduled updates will be coming on up moving forward.

Friday, April 12, 2019

05:27 PM EST [Link] Gametime -Run Robo Run [comments: 0]
Here's a real fun one - Run Robo Run. After you complete the normal levels, there are 10 more on the Hard level. This game isn't difficult per se, but I find the having to "train my brain" to hit the proper key at the right time the real challenge.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

09:45 AM EST [Link] Motif No. 1 (04/06/19) [comments: 0]
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Saturday, April 6, 2019

07:37 PM EST [Link] Gloucester Daytrip [comments: 0]
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Took a day trip up to Gloucester this afternoon, to grab a nice lunch, and check out some sights, which I'll be posting some of over the next few. Also got some awesome candy. Also hit up some little libraries up that way and I scored two new books for myself to read: The World in Six Songs - How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature, and The Brain That Changes Itself - Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. I'm just now realizing as I'm typing this, that both these books deal with the brain in a scientific way. Didn't even realize that til now.

09:22 AM EST [Link] Anniversary Vibes! [comments: 0]
Happy Anniversary, Ladydoc!!
You're every minute of my everyday!

You deserve to be told how much I appreciate having you in my life much more often, but time flies when I'm having fun living life with my best friend! Thanks for giving me all I've ever wanted.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

12:34 PM EST [Link] Gametime -Bit Coin Jumper [comments: 0]
BitCoin Jumper

A well done, though difficult, platformer. Took me a while to complete all 20 levels but it can be done!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

09:41 PM EST [Link] Almost Sunset [comments: 0]
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Today was a much more low key day. After going out for brunch at the Baypoint down in Quincy with our couple friends for a couple of hours, it was basically some grocery shopping, meal prepping, and getting caught up on the DVRed shows, which is just as well as it started raining for the remainder of the day.

08:01 AM EST [Link] Winslow and Bristol [comments: 1]
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Spent much of the day yesterday hanging out at the Sanctuary (it was pretty busy there today) and then heading down to Bristol, RI to get in some ocean sights. We also took a hike down to the bay, and took a bunch of photographs. We had a nice early dinner down there as well. Some highlights from this day trip were the alpacas at the sanctuary were particularly friendly this time around, we hiked down to the bay along a boardwalk surrounded by reeds and cattails, we also saw an osprey in a tree consuming a fish it had caught, saw a bunch of wild turkeys sunning themselves, and just exploring around to see anything that looked cool. All in all, a full, tiring, but wonderful day.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

11:06 AM EST [Link] Traffic a Gogo [comments: 0]
Well, the 1st day of the new traffic patterns with the bridge closure started yesterday and all in all, I don't think it was too bad. Think they're going to need the cops directing traffic during the rush hours at the intersections for more than a couple weeks, but we'll see. These pylons they put up on the streets and make it like an obstacle course are a little dumb. Yes, they calm traffic but they get flattened when a truck or fire engine comes by trying to a make a turn, as I witnessed last night.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

06:07 PM EST [Link] Visiting Scituate Light [comments: 0]
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also: Picking up books at Little Libraries in Scituate, grocery shopping, home cooking prep, lunch at the Tavern...

07:58 AM EST [Link] Spring is Here! [comments: 0]

Finally! Spent a lot of yesterday watching some HBO documentaries (for some reason we seem to have HBO this weekend, so caught shows on Thearnos and Finding Neverland). Still watching Cold Case - finishing up the final season and then we can say we've seen all 156 episodes. After watching that many you begin to see patterns in the formula - the original detectives were terrible that they couldn't solve these cases up front to begin with, some cases could be solved if the people just told everything up front (of course then there's be no show), the culprit always confesses when there's about 5 minutes left in the episode (so if you think its someone they bring in but there's 12 minutes left ,it isn't that person - except in one episode I believe), a bunch of plot threads regarding the personal lives of the characters start and then just disappear a few episodes later never to be taken up again (which I find super annoying). I'd have to say Season 2 was my favorite as I felt the writing and acting was the strongest there. Just my opinion!

Probably try to do something outside today for a little bit at least.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

09:11 AM EST [Link] Game Time! - Nymble [comments: 0]
This week's puzzle game that I'm finding pretty good:

Nymble - Jump over things but don't get caught!


Next up on the reading list for the year: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, detailing the story of Theranos and it's leader. That chick be whack! Fascinating story though.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

08:02 AM EST [Link] Reminiscing about a Mustang [comments: 0]
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Remembering back to the time LD was driving around in this beast of a ride.

Monday, March 18, 2019

10:33 AM EST [Link] The Look [comments: 0]
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"The Look."

Sunday, March 17, 2019

07:35 PM EST [Link] Spring Day [comments: 0]
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One funny thing from last night is the drummer from "Poison" came over to our table and shook our hands and stuff - think he might have thought we were with a group of people at the table we were at, so we went with it. Today's picture comes from a quick Sanctuary visit we made today - I needed to re-up our yearly membership anyway.

Ok, I've had enough corned beef for the year now.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

07:22 AM EST [Link] Feels like spring [comments: 0]
Waking up this morning, I heard a woodpecker banging on a tree outside, first time I've heard that this year. I think spring has finally arrived!

Had another nice birthday dinner out with friends last nite. And tonight the celebration continues by seeing some cheesy 80s tribute rock bands. Half the fun is just attending to see all the shameful suburban folks around here get plastered.

Update: That was fun! I'd never seen to place so packed - I was actually kinda surprised at the turnout. Guess folks like to hear the hits from Poison, Bon Jovi, and Def Leppard! And, of course, LD had to get a picture with Jon's doppelganger.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

01:54 PM EST [Link] Finally won something [comments: 0]
I was just notified that I had won tickets to see Jack Nicholson on the big screen later this Spring in the classic "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

Sweet! I'm down with that.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

10:41 AM EST [Link] Cool Street Art [comments: 1]
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Took a look see down by the new Ax-throwing place and discovered this along the outside wall. Very cool looking mural. This is actually just a small piece of it, but the part I personally liked the best. I peered into the place and didn't look busy - weekdays might be the time to go. Lot of construction going around in the area though which makes travel a bit difficult.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

08:49 AM EST [Link] Along the Longfellow [comments: 0]
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Heading into Boston

Sunday, March 10, 2019

08:46 AM EST [Link] Game Time - Rover [comments: 0]
Rover. I like these kind of games. Finally solved all the levels myself.

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Had a good day yesterday - took my mom to Gloucester for lunch, she'd never been. I hadn't planned to go that far but I couldn't think of anywhere else to go and it was a stellar day outside so I went for for it. I think she liked it. I'll have to take LD there next weekend, which is fine with me since I like ol G-Town.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

07:08 PM EST [Link] Passing the Powderhouse [comments: 0]
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Driving through my hometown today, I decided to stop off and take a quick picture of the old Powderhouse in the snow covered hills.

09:59 AM EST [Link] The Pink House [comments: 0]
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According to town lore, this house was built while a local couple was in the process of finalizing their divorce in the 1920s. As part of the divorce agreement, the wife required her husband to build an exact replica of their family home for her. But unfortunately for her, she didn't specify exactly where.

Her soon-to-be-ex went along with her stipulations and built a home identical to the one they once shared. It would've been a sweet, amicable gesture - had he not purposely built it atop an isolated salt marsh. Even the plumbing used salt water instead of fresh water, making the abode uninhabitable.

In later years, the house was deemed livable and families indeed moved in. However, it has been vacant since the early 2000s. Now, birds of prey like hawks and snowy owls are the only ones to drop in for an occasional visit. The house has even been slated for demolition, though community groups continue to rally to save their beloved landmark. The house now sits on Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

The fate of Newbury's pink house is still undecided. Many would like to see it rehabbed in its original state and used an artists center. Only time will tell us what will come of the pink house.

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One more from the snowstorm on the coast.

Monday, March 4, 2019

04:31 PM EST [Link] Weekend Views at Blue [comments: 0]
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Ocean views bring us peace. Happy Birthday Ladydoc! Booked a getaway at this fairly new place in Newburyport, right on Plum Island abutting the water. Very nice. Had a nice lunch in town at a little cafe type place called Loretta along with some live jazz, and for dinner headed out to Salisbury for a place called Seaglass which was also very good. This morning waking up to a snowstorm wasn't great but made the best of it. Actually got more inches down where we live as opposed to here so it wasn't so bad. More later...

Update: A nice touch at the place we stayed (the name of the place is called Blue - a property that used to be owned by a family for years and years but when they finally sold, this Lark Hotels group scooped it up and modernized it) is the fact that they give you an iPad to use to peruse menus instead of having printouts and to just use the net in general. Made me want to get into looking into a tablet. I was surprised at how well this site actually looks on the iPad seeing as I do no specific coding for it. Really made some of the pictures pop, I thought.

Only down side to this trip was we were both a little under the weather. Thankfully it didn't last long but did put a little damper on things. I would stay at this place again though. Or perhaps at another Lark property especially since they gave us a card with some money off for a future stay at any Lark property. There's a bunch in the Northeast.

Seaglass: Good restaurant in Salisbury. I liked how the building extends into to water so that when you look outside the large windows, you can watch the water and waves pass underneath you. Weird that it looks housed in a building that looks basically like a convention center. Since a storm was approaching later in the evening it was kinda cool to see the huge waves crash underneath, if only a little bit scary.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

06:56 AM EST [Link] Getting Medieval... [comments: 0]
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Guess where.Haven't had much to say lately. Getting lots of things accomplished though. Looking forward to a little getaway, heading up the coast. March looks to be a pretty filled social calendar, with some concerts, hangouts, etc.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

07:10 AM EST [Link] Little Details [comments: 0]
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Saturday, February 23, 2019

09:27 AM EST [Link] Trinity [comments: 0]
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Situated on Copley Square in Back Bay, Trinity Church is the building that established Henry Hibson Richardson's reputation. It is the birthplace and archetype of the Richardsonian Romanesque style, characterized by a clay roof, polychromy, rough stone, heavy arches, and a massive tower. This style was soon adopted for a number of public buildings across the United States. The stone used was Dedham Granite.

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.

Friday, February 22, 2019

10:49 AM EST [Link] Taxing Morning [comments: 0]
Just spent part of my morning filing my federal and state taxes. I like to efile using 1040.com. Nice to finally be getting a refund for a change!

Pretty painless!

I also booked a sweet looking getaway for soon, concert tickets, and looking into an axe throwing outing. What a Friday!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

09:37 AM EST [Link] Game Time! - California Jane [comments: 0]
This game is pretty cool.

California Jane

09:18 AM EST [Link] Stay Tuned in March! [comments: 0]
March is looking to be a fun month - got of a lot of good things scheduled coming up!

I'll share more as the events occur.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

08:24 AM EST [Link] Vocal Fry [comments: 0]
Vocal Fry. So that's what it's called. Some folks here at work talk like this -- so annoying. Freakin' Millennials.

Monday, February 18, 2019

07:49 AM EST [Link] Start of Kondo-Ing [comments: 1]
Been starting to go through parts of the house and doing the "Marie Kondo" thing.

It does not bring me joy helping out, but I must admit, things do look better afterwards.

What else been going on? Finally on Season 6 of Cold Case, almost done with those! Spent some time at the Sanctuary yesterday. Today is going to be a good day to make soup, so I went out last night and got the chicken. That's about it really. Just been pretty chill.

Friday, February 15, 2019

07:38 AM EST [Link] Happy Valentine's 2019! [comments: 0]
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Valentine's Day. Long Stems and Baby's Breath. Only the best for my Lady!


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