The last Monday in May is Memorial Day in the United States. The holiday is meant to remember those who died while serving in the US Armed Forces, but for many the holiday will be spent by the beach or with friends and family.
If you are lucky enough to have Memorial Day as a holiday, I hope you can enjoy the time off and have a fantastic weekend.
Earlier this month The Boston Globe shared aerial photographs of South Boston from the 1920s. This is a photo of the industrial section of South Boston – now called the Seaport District. Note downtown Boston in the upper left quarter of the photograph. You can make out Boston’s Custom’s House.
Like these photos and want to see more – Link Here.
Past Flashback Friday Posts
I’m calling this my “Guy Next Door” Furry Friday. What do you think?
Previous Furry Friday posts
Each Friday morning I post a riddle to try to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain.
If you are stumped, share it with a friend or colleague and try to figure it out together. I’ll confirm answers in the afternoon so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance to guess.
This week’s brain teaser:
Here are two questions each using three threes
I’m sure you’ll solve them with relative ease.
Three plus three plus three always equals nine
Or three thirty-three if placed in a line.
Multiply, divide, add subtract or more
Can you use three threes so they equal four?
Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.
Love, love, love this video. Earlier this month this video from BuzzFeed called How to Piss Off Every New Yorker in 36 Seconds went viral.
While I am most definitely not a New Yorker, I can certainly relate, as can anyone who lives in a city, I should think. It is 100% safe for work and worth watching because it is so true.
Students at Harvard Medical School released a parody of Macklemore’s Thrift Shop. I have to admit they did an excellent job. If you want to see the lyrics since they changed it up just click the closed caption option on the video.
Photo: Hammersley’s Bistro in the South End from 40-Something Life blog
Now that the weather is warm enough to enjoy dining outside at night, nearly every restaurant in the South End with outdoor space has set up tables and chairs for patrons to dine al fresco. However, not all patios are equal – some will leave you inhaling the fumes of passing cars and buses, others are so loud you can barely hear anything. Here are some patios in the South End I enjoy.
Most comfortable patio in the South End
28 Degrees is set back from the hustle & bustle of Tremont Street and has comfortable patio furniture. If you’ve not been to 28 Degrees patio, I’d encourage you to check it out. This is a great space to meet up for a date or an evening out with a group of friends.
Best people watching in the South End
This is a tie between Stephi’s on Tremont and Kitchen. Both restaurants are approximately 1 block apart near Tremont and Clarendon Street – a major intersection for pedestrian traffic all but ensuring great people watching. You’ll see half the neighborhood walk by you when you have a meal here.
Most social patio in the South End
Tremont 647 / Sister Sorel patios are always full with parties more interested in chatting and having a drink than whatever is on the menu, although I will admit the scene is at its most fun each Tuesday night when both places host $2 Taco nights – good luck trying to get a table, but it is worth trying.
Most private patio in the South End:
Even though Cinquecento may have the dubious distinction of being the loudest restaurant in the South End, they have a very quiet and private patio away from any noise or pollution from the street that is tucked away and surrounded by a restored brick mill building.
Other South End restaurant patios worth checking out:
Petit Robert Bistro’s patio on Columbus Ave
Boston Chops on Washington Street
Hammersley’s as shown in the photo above on Clarendon Street