It is Thanksgiving in the US, and I am spending the day with Sergio, my parents and a good friend in Portsmouth, NH. I want to wish everyone celebrating this holiday a relaxing and fun day. The photo above dates back to Thanksgiving 2015 when we were visiting Rio de Janeiro with friends.
Song of the Witches: “Double, double toil and trouble”
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.
Notes: Macbeth: IV.i 10-19; 35-38
It is Independence day in the USA and while I feel like our reputation has taken a hit in recent years (a self-inflicted hit at that), there is still plenty to be proud of and to celebrate so for everyone in the US and to those living abroad; have a wonderful July 4th.
Here is a throwback to the spring of 2002 when Sergio and I lived in Back Bay and our neighbor was raising “show bunnies”; you read that correctly by the way.
We figured this would be our only chance to be photographed with so many bunnies so we took the opportunity and made the most of it.
Since today is New Year’s Eve day, and tomorrow is a holiday I’ll refrain from posting my usual “What’s Happening This Week” and leave you with this image.
I suggest that you choose the color of your underwear wisely. If you’re in a sharing mood, leave the color of underwear you plan to wear tonight in the comments section.
Most of you likely have plans for New Year’s Eve. Sergio and I typically order out and watch movies; switching to watch the ball drop in Times Square at Midnight then crawling into bed with hopes that we will strike it rich in the New Year, quit our jobs and travel for the rest of our lives.
You too may have plans for New Year’s Eve but in case those plans fall through or you are procrastinating and wondering what you can do, I’ve pulled together a list of options for you to consider. Many of these parties require tickets or have a cover at the door so click the link to learn more if interested.
Photo Source: bostonharbornow.org
Boston First Night Celebrations & Parties
FIRST NIGHT BOSTON is tame as compared to most cities but if you would rather get out and are on a budget this may be a great way to spend part of your evening. Highlights include:
- Boston Family Fireworks 7-7:30PM on the Common
- Copley Countdown at Midnight with a multi-sensory display of live music, a dazzling light show and pyrotechnics
- Figure skating show at 7PM on the Frog Pond
- Midnight Fireworks over Boston Harbor
- Full calendar of events visible here.
SLUTCRACKER holds their final show at 7PM in the Somerville Theater
HEROES NYE doors open at 9PM at the Middle East in Central Square
ONESIE NYE BASH (upstairs) doors open at 10PM and is hosted by the Men of Melanin Magic with DJ Begbick and (downstairs) NYE bash with Tatiana and Violencia with DJ Jay Ine
BEARS FIRST NIGHT is at The Alley Bar wit the doors opening at 10PM
dBAR GOLD PARTY starts at 10PM in Dorchester with VJ Ryan Grow
NYE CELEBRATION at Club Cafe starts at 9PM with DJ Susan Esthera
However you celebrate, have a safe time and a wonderful 2019.
Although the heatwave that had most of New England sweltering through much of the week is no longer here and the forecast is for rain, I want to wish everyone a fun-filled long holiday weekend. Summer is Boston’s briefest season and I will miss it. I had a wonderful summer with friends and family this year.
Happy Easter from Seth and me.
Hopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up a caption or two of your own. Leave a witty or funny caption as a comment for this post and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.
“Welcome to Phallusopolis“
James Asal Jr. has treated us to a Christmas special that I think you’ll enjoy if you’ve been following the latest storyline.
ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip and purchase Adam and Andy cartoon collections by visiting their website at adamandandy.com.
Click on the individual comic strips to enlarge
It is Christmas Eve day and many of you are probably running around taking care of last minute errands or traveling to be with your friends and family.
Pietro Boselli and I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas or Buon Natale as Pietro would say no matter where you are or how you may be celebrating the holiday. Thank you for visiting BosGuy.com.
Christmas is less than a week away and according to AAA a record 107.3 million Americans will travel during the year-end holidays. A healthy local economy here in Massachusetts, increasing consumer confidence and relatively low gas prices are cited by AAA as reasons cited for the record number of Americans expected to travel this holiday season.
If you need to drive, AAA has issued a notice that travel will be most congested in the Boston area starting Thursday, December 21st. They also said that the hours between 2:30PM and 4:30PM will be wicked bad. Well those weren’t their official words but you get the picture. AAA predicts the roads will be twice as packed then as commuters are joined by those leaving early for the holiday.
Traveling by car during the holidays? Check live traffic maps online at Boston.com/Traffic or Mass511.com. Also you can download traffic apps AAA, Waze, or GoTime.
Sergio and I have returned to spend Thanksgiving at my parent’s house on Lake Winnipesaukee. I wanted to use this opportunity to wish any who may stop by to read my blog today a very happy Thanksgiving.
For any of you planning to spend next weekend in Provincetown, I wanted to encourage you to stop by the Harbor Lounge on Saturday, October 28th from 12-3PM for the rugby football club’s annual “spookybear fundraiser”.
There is no cost to attend this very social event and it always attracts a fun and friendly crowd. Swing by and grab a drink. You’ll be happy you stopped by.
Boston Ironsides Spookybear fundraiser at Harbor Lounge