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Free Friday Flicks: Men in Black 3

Free Friday FlicksThis Friday, Free Friday Flicks, will be showing, Men in Black 3, in HD down at the DCR Hatch Shell.  This free movie series is very popular and people arrive early to claim a patch of grass and set up picnics to enjoy a night under the stars watching movies.

WHEN: Friday, August 1,  6:00 pm

Bastille Kitchen opens today

Bastille Kitchen BostonC’est magnifique! Bastille Kitchen in Fort Point Channel officially opens today.  The 240 seat bistro has been eagerly anticipated in a neighborhood that seems to have a trendy restaurant opening every other week.  Curious to check out this new French restaurant by chef Adam Kube? Head over to Bastille Kitchen at 49 Melcher Street.

Realm health and fitness tips with Kyle

Realm Health and Fitness Tips by Kyle

Bored with long strenuous sessions on the treadmill? Try Tabata.

Tabata training is based on a 1996 study performed by Izumi Tabata where participants performed 20 second bouts of intense cardio, followed by 10 seconds of rest. This showed to be more effective at gaining anaerobic capacity than a steady cardio (the energy system used in strength training) and improved participants Vo2 max (fat metabolization potential or endurance).  Today this is practiced in group fitness rooms and gyms across the country because IT WORKS. It is also a fun and effective alternative to monotonous treadmill sessions.  Here are a couple variations to try and enjoy!

This can be done on a rower, recumbent bike, or treadmill. Try the following sequences based on your fitness level. Use a timer and be strict on the work and rest periods. The “work” period should be challenging and hard to maintain, while the “rest” period should be considered “active recovery” or something easy to maintain.

Beginner  One minute of “work” 2 minutes “rest”

Intermediate  30 seconds of intense “work” 30 seconds of “rest”

Advanced  45 seconds of “work” 20 seconds of “rest”

Kyle at Realm FitnessKyle is a nationally certified personal trainer, certified nutritionist, and lifestyle motivator out of Los Angeles, CA. He has been training for 5 years and has experience working with top-tier celebrity and executive clientele. When he’s not in the gym, Kyle is reading philosophy or writing poetry.

Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional

same sex marriage in virginiaToday a federal appeals court panel struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.  The decision is significant because it also means similar marriage bans in North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia (states also part of the 4th Circuit) are considered unconstitutional.

Today’s ruling also impacts NC, SC and W VA.

This marks the second time an appellate-level court has ruled on state marriage bans and it sets the stage for a showdown in the US Supreme Court to consider state-level laws.

More information here.

Long Point Provincetown

Long Point ProvincetownWhile in Provincetown this weekend, I kayaked out to  Long Point Lighthouse.  Long Point is the final tip of Cape Cod where the land curls back and creates a natural harbor for Provincetown. The Long Point Light House was built in 1827 and is a landmark you can see from shore as well as when arriving by ferry from Boston.  The easiest way to visit Long Point is by taking a water taxi but kayaking is a lot of fun and despite some strong headwinds, I was able to make it there in less than an hour.

Kayaking proved to be a good work out and on the way I was able to view some of the impressive yachts moored in the harbor and catch some glimpses of the local wildlife, including a seal that watched me with curiosity for a good 3-4 minutes.  I was ill equipped to snap photos but feel like I may be better prepared next time so I can hopefully share some of these experiences. Here are a few photos that I snapped with my phone of Long Point Lighthouse in Ptown. Long Point Provincetown trailLong Point Light House

Monday blues

Monday BluesQuit yer bitchin’.  This could be your commute.

Free Fun Fridays

Free Fun FridaysThanks to the Highland Street Foundation summer program, Free Fun Fridays, seven different museums and cultural venues will be free and open to the public on Friday, August 1st.  My pick for this week’s free admission would be to check out the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

All these venues are FREE this Friday, August 1

Thank you Highland Foundation for your continued, generous support of these institutions. I hope readers take advantage of these weekly treats and visit one or more of these venues this summer.

Big Gay Boat Ride tea dance cancelled due to weather

BGBR Summer Tea Dance
UPDATE: Seamen!
Unfortunately, the BGBR has been canceled due to a round of thunderstorms rolling into Boston in the afternoon. Ticketholders will be emailed. :-/

Scruffy Sunday

Scruffy Sunday kissesHow adorable are these two guys?

Previous Scruffy Sunday Posts

Vintage ‘Tube

This video that dates back to 2009 is absolutely hilarious, despite the freaky clown mask.  Haven’t seen this before? Check it out.

Does this bug anyone else

OCDA couple weeks ago I was in gridlock traffic with this van in front of me. Within a second my eyes zeroed in on something off. Do you see it too? It was making me go a bit crazy.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

James AsalClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

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Bonus Fur

muscle bear

Golden Gals at Art House in Ptown

The golden gals at the Art HouseEarlier this spring I mentioned that Varla Jean Merman and Ryan Landry would be teaming up this summer in Provincetown for a new show at The Art House called The Golden Gals. 

Running thru August 30th performances happen each Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM.  Yours truly along with a dozen friends are going to tonight’s performance.

If you happen to be in Ptown and are heading to the show, say hello.

Get Your Tickets Here

Furry Friday

handsome, hairy, hunkPast Furry Friday Posts