Each year we make this trip together and while my blog will be up and running while I’m away, if you’d like to see what we are doing while visiting Brazil, follow me on my Instagram account: instagram.com/bosguyblog.
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My friend Slobodan (shown above) posted these beautiful photos on his facebook page and was nice enough to let me share them. The pictures were taken this week in Maine. For those of you who have visited northern New England in the fall you know just how vibrant these colors and landscapes are. Thank you Slobodan for sharing your beautiful photographs.
Damien writes 2 Shoes & A Broom out in Kansas City and earlier this week he published a list 21 things that he likes. He asked me if I would compile a similar list and his request made me think of my mother who would routinely ask us at the dinner table to name three positive things that had happened to us that day. So this post is in response to Damien’s request and in tribute of my Mom.
2 – Holidays: I like any excuse to get together with friends or family and the fact that the office is usually closed on these days is a bonus.
3 – Chocolate: The darker the chocolate the greater my addiction.
5 – Live theater: Plays and musicals tug at my heart strings, make me laugh unexpectedly and entertain me in a way that movies cannot.
6 – Ancient history: I can’t explain it, but I always end up watching documentaries about Ancient Egypt, Babylon, Greece, Rome, etc…
8 – Fridays: I feel like this is self-explanatory.
9 – Sense of Humor: I tend to be sarcastic and snarky, and I am at a total loss when I meet someone who lacks one.
11 – Red Sox: I will always love the Red Sox – always.
12 – Pizza: I could eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner 7-days a week.
14 – Reading: Probably my favorite past time and way to escape reality. My favorite genres are mysteries, espionage, historical fiction and fantasy.
15 – Madonna: The obsession started in grade school and continues to this day although I no longer annoy friends by speaking in Madonna lyrics (thank god).
17 – Poetry: If you read this blog regularly you will know that I have an abiding love of poetry.
18 – Flowers: A little known fact about me – I buy fresh cut flowers for my house almost every week.
20 – Coffee: I like it so much that I have a weekly post each Saturday morning of men drinking a cup of joe.
21 – My Blog: What started as an experiment in in the fall of 2007 has turned into an incredibly rewarding hobby that has introduced me to interesting people both near and far – so to Damien who challenged me to this post and those of you who I’ve had the opportunity to meet, thank you.
The forecast for the 4th of July holiday weekend appears to be pretty spectacular. If you live in the United States, I hope you are able to enjoy the long holiday weekend with your family and friends. Sergio and I will be relaxing in Boston this year, enjoying all the sun and warmth summer can provide.
Happy 240th birthday United States.