Saturday, August 18, 2007

Sometimes You Want to Go ...

I'm not participating in this week's Photo Hunt as I won't be around to visit other participants blogs due to the fact that I'm actually going to go somewhere and do something for a change. Alert the media and stop the presses!! Linda is putting down the laptop, getting up off of the couch, and actually doing something on her day off! Will miracles never cease??

I'm not sure how I'm going to survive without the Internet for what promises to be an extended period of time but I'm heading to Boston for the day with no particular agenda in mind except for two small things that should be easily accomplished.

First and foremost, I want "to go where everybody knows" my name:

I'm pretty certain that no one is going to know my name as I have no intentions of wearing a tag that says "Hello! My name is Linda" but this is just one of those stupid touristy things that people just have to do from time to time and I plan on being a stupid tourist tomorrow sans the belt bag. Besides, I figure it will be good for a blog entry at some point!

After visiting the home of one of my favorite sitcoms and perhaps doing my best Cliff Clavin impression and spouting bits and pieces of useles knowledge that is oftentimes wrong such as "It's a little known fact that the tan became popular in what is known as the Bronze Age", I then want to go in pursuit of the one other thing on my list and that is a trip to the North End and Little Italy where I plan on throwing my low-carb diet to the wind for a brief time and scarfing down a mouth-watering, totally decadent cannoli! I will then spend the next several hours jogging around Boston Common, the oldest public park in the country, in order to burn off said cannoli!

Beyond that, I have no idea what we're going to do and that's half the fun of this trip. Perhaps we'll take in some historic attractions like the Old North Church or Paul Revere's House; perhaps stop by the Museum of Fine Arts; perhaps check out the Fisherman's Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso which is Boston's oldest continuous Italian Festival celebrating its 97th anniversary year; or perhaps just walk around Newbury Street and Quincy Market for awhile.

With a city like Boston the possibilities are endless and the forecasters are predicting a beautiful day so I'm looking forward to the trip even though I'm sure I'll really be dragging come Sunday morning when I have to schlep myself in for another 16-hour shift at the dispatch console. Oh well, I guess that's the price you pay for getting off the couch and enjoying life once in awhile!

Everyone have a great Saturday and try not to miss me too much! I'll think of you all fondly while I'm munching on that cannoli and feeling only slightly guilty. Gee, now that I think of it the Photo Hunt theme was two this week so maybe I should have two and take a delayed picture?? Hmmmm ...


  1. Hope you have a great time!!! You deserve the time off, enjoy it to the fullest!

    I beat GH2 on easy.. Medium is kicking my butt!!! :D I'm off to bed, hopefully I'll be better with more sleep and less wine. Hopefully!

  2. Cheers I could pass on. The Old North Church and Boston Commons are passe and can be missed ... but torture me woman! You're eating a Cannoli after showing me a picture of two of them ... eat one for me, but don't tell me how wonderful it was.

  3. Anonymous2:20 AM EDT

    I would write in green ink if I were capable of such feats of techiness.

  4. Good for you Linda - enjoy your trip. I can't wait to see the photos (you will have your camera with you won't you???) and hear all about it. x

  5. I guess I'm passe because I love history! The North Church and the Commons are a couple of places I would love to see. And Cheers? Loved it. Cliff is one of the best sitcom characters ever. And it spawned "Frasier!" My all-time favorite!!!
    I hope you get in some time for sleep!

  6. I'd love to hear that Cliff Clavin impression!

    Bebe Neuwirth is a super actress and was fab in Cheers. She really bought Lilith to life!

  7. Hope your day is FUN!! Lord knows you deserve a day off w/something to do besides watching paint dry. Boston is an awesome place. Hiked the Freedom Trail w/"Mrs. Bulldog" and her sister & sister's son...very informative. So much to do - so little time. Take it all in, and enjoy it to the MAX!

  8. two cannolis honey! and have fun!!!

    smiles, bee

  9. "to go where everybody knows" I love this post, and cannolis also........

  10. I love Boston. Can't drive around that city worth a darn though.

    2 cannoli's? I like the way you think.
    Have fun

  11. OMG! I am so jealous of your day trip! The furthest east and only slightly north (from here) I've ever been was one trip to New York City and that was way back in 1964 when three of my friends from work and I went up to spend a day at the World's Fair! Boston though - I'd love to have the chance to see the historical places - cause ya know, you and I share the same interests there. So girl, you better take lots and lots of pictures and get back here fast to post 'em too!
    Enjoy the day -you definitely deserve the outing!

  12. I haven't been to Fenway since 1984, and I'd be happy to visit the Hub again. Too many steps to navigate the 'T' with the chair, but I hope to drive up again. A canoli? Cream cheese and ricotta? I could enjoy that!

  13. I've never been to Boston. In fact I've only been east once, to New York.

    Sounds like a great day. Hope you have fun.

  14. Anonymous10:45 AM EDT

    Oh, I can't wait to hear all about it and see the photos! :)

    Wish I could go with you. I've never been...

  15. Here's wishing you a "cheer"ful day off, have fun x x

  16. Well, I have to say I am glad you had a good time, however.... I was hoping you would make it to MY party!!

    Oh well.... you'll have to promise to get off the couch another Saturday soon and shlep yourself up to my house for lunch!!!


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