Category Archives: GetMeTheHellOutOfHere Syndrome

If I could turn back time

September 28 2014 BostonWhat a difference a week can make? Remember last weekend? Where’d all that wicked awesome weather go?

How to survive a Boston winter

For the past few years, I’ve been writing posts in the fall to help people prepare for the oncoming winter.  Earlier this week I shared two tips: BosGuy Tip #1: Book a vacation now and BosGuy Tip #2: Find a cuddle buddy.

Hot cocoaBosGuy Tip #3: Chocolate.  For those who don’t know me, I think chocolate is the cure for everything, and when the winter blues come – nothing fends them off better than a deliciously rich mug of steaming hot chocolate.  Boston has a number of truly delicious purveyors of hot chocolate. Turn it into an afternoon activity with a good friend if you are still on the hunt for securing a cuddle buddy (Unsure what I’m talking about? Read Tip #2.)

I know who makes my favorite cup of hot chocolate in Boston, and I visit them regularly in the winter.  Do you have a favorite selected? Do your research – don’t waste your money and calories on inferior hot chocolate.

How to survive a Boston winter

For the past few years, I’ve been writing posts in the fall to help people prepare for the oncoming winter and yesterday I shared my first tip, BosGuy Tip #1: Book a vacation now.

snuggle buddy

Cuddle Buddy Material

BosGuy Tip #2: Find a cuddle buddy. Since we can’t all afford to fly away every week, one needs a more practical if not economical option as well.  For this reason I strongly recommend identifying a cuddle buddy.

Not only can this help keep you warm during those colder months, but it has a number of other benefits that I don’t care to get into detail on this blog but probably are evident to my readers.  Summer is now over and hibernation is far more fun (not to mention warmer) with another.

 

How to survive a Boston winter

For the past few years, I’ve been writing posts in the fall to help people prepare for the oncoming winter.  Feel free to share these tips; pass them off as your own if you like.  Please feel free to share your own personal suggestions and tips in the comment section for this and the forthcoming, related posts.

W Hotel ViequesBosGuy Tip #1: Book a vacation now.  Our winter is at its worst in January, February and March so make plans now to get away someplace warm.  If you wait until the end of the year or early January not only are flights likely to cost more but you’ll also be saddled with paying off your credit cards during or after the busy holiday season.

You will be amazed at how therapeutic it is to get away – even if only for a long weekend.  Flights to Fort Lauderdale and other destinations in Florida tend to be quite affordable.  Sergio and I prefer Puerto Rico and have lucked out in the past finding affordable non-stop fares on Jet Blue.

Travel Tip:  When you book your flight check out departures / arrivals during the middle of the week; the flights are often more affordable.  I like flying on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so I have a short work week leading up to and following a vacation, but if you can’t take that much time off, treat yourself to a long weekend. Trust me – you’ll be glad you did.

Chilling winter forecast for New England

snowfallApparently I’m a bit naive. I just learned EmpireNews.Net is satirical website – to which I say, “Phew”, but I’ll still bundle up just to be safe.

Waking up to this morning’s chill in the air only makes this post all that more painful to post.  I’m not sure who this empirenews.net is but the image makes me sick to my stomach as does the accompanying article, Meteorologists Predict Record-Shattering Snowfall Coming Soon

Starting tomorrow, I have a four part series, How to survive a Boston winter. If the winter is indeed going to be a tough one, you may want to bookmark my upcoming series.

Winter in Boston

Harrison Avenue

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I woke up this morning to look out at a blustery day filled with snow blowing up and down Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End.

This is a view from my fourth floor apartment; to the left you can see Harrison Avenue heading toward E. Berkeley Street and to the right is a view of the BSC South End gym and Gaslight restaurant. Hard to believe that spring technically starts in approximately 30-days.

It is cold outside

warm kittyIt is so cold in Boston this week. I’m starting to wonder if the mild temperatures earlier this month was a hallucination. Dear Mother Nature, please tell Old Man Winter to buzz off.