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BosGuy brain teaser

brain teaser, rodinEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain.

If you are stumped, feel free to get help reor share it with a friend or colleague to see if you can figure it out together.

I’ll confirm answers later in the day so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance.

This week’s riddle:

We are five little objects of an everyday sort
you will find us all in the ladies’ court

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.

Boyfriends Friday night

milky way jamaica plainBoyfriends is a gay dance night at the Milky Way in Jamaica Plain that is hosted on the 3rd Friday of each month. VJ Sean Johnson programs the one-of-a-kind live visuals, and joining resident DJ Brent Covington this month is guest DJ James Derek Dwyer from the melodic house night Plastique and the weekly Technique.

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Source: Boyfriends Facebook Photos

Check out this friendly, no attitude crowd at the Milky Way, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain from 10:00 pm – 1:00 am.

More Details on FB here

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.

Restaurant review: Prospect in San Francisco

Prospect Restaurant San FranciscoProspect is a casual dining restaurant that first opened in the summer of 2010.  It is located on the corner of Folsom and Spear Street approximately one block from the waterfront.  I opted to try this sleek looking neighborhood restaurant because it won San Francisco Magazine’s 2013 Best Destination Burger.

The bar menu is comprised mostly of easy bites like cheese plate, hot wings and fried shishito peppers.  The full menu includes salads, seafood and meats ranging in price from $14-$45 with most items ranging from $21-$32.

Prospect Restaurant San Francisco I started my meal with the bar menu’s, spicy ceviche ($10).  Prospect’s ceviche includes chunks fresh fish, avocado and tomato as well as a bit of heat from peppers that nicely mingle with the citrus and fresh corn tortilla chips.  I devoured this with my beer while people watching from the bar.

Prospect Restaurant San FranciscoFollowing the ceviche, I had high hopes for the burger and was not disappointed. The Prospect Burger ($16.50 with fries) comes on a delicious buttered and lightly toasted bun with a thick green tomato and lettuce.  The burger is accompanied by thick cut and salted french fries that were crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Service at the bar, despite a busy crowd, was flawless. The entire staff referred to me by my name despite only introducing myself once to the bartender who took my beer order and they made me feel welcome without pestering me.

Prospect on Urbanspoon

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Sky Mall presents the Sippy Wine Cup

Sky Mall CatalogWith all my recent traveling I couldn’t help but peruse the summer issue of the Sky Mall catalog that they cram into each airline seat.  The item that caught my eye most recently is the “Top Selling” Sippy Wine Cup that retails for $19.95.

The catalog writes, “When standing and noshing, juggling a glass of wine can be challenging. Enter this acrylic wine glass with a no-spill sippy lid. Ingenious!” Apparently readers agree because the Sippy Wine Cup has received four stars.

Call me old fashioned, but I’d prefer to leave the sippy cups to small children learning to drink.

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.

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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.