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Jimmy Kimmel found the locker room guy(s)

I needed something to make me laugh, and this fit the bill.  The only thing they were missing was a guy named Manny from Fall River, and if they asked me I could have filled in.  Anyway, enjoy.  Video below the cut.

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I dreamed Rerun was still alive

Last night I dreamed that Rerun drank water from the pet bowl in the bathroom, then padded his way down the hallway, walked around the bed, and then jumped up into his usual spot near my feet.  It seemed perfectly normal at the time.  It even sounded like him drinking, because he always had this unique rhythm to how he drank.

Then I woke up, and I realized that he wasn’t actually there, and he couldn’t have been there, because he’s been gone a while.  And then I couldn’t go back to sleep.

I keep waiting for this to get better.

-Geoff

Time to break out the barbed wire and football pads, everyone

In popular culture, there is sort of a trope that when the actual apocalyptic event is over, there is always a struggle among the survivors over the few remaining resources.

To some extent, the same is true after Snowpocalypseageddon here in Greater Boston.  Everyone has already fought for the last loaf of bread or gallon of milk, so the next thing to fight over is parking spots. And boy, do people get medieval about those.

Space saver bear

Photo courtesy of @mdboston10

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SOUNDINGS – Cappella Clausura in concert 1/31 & 2/1 Boston & Newton

Join us Jan 31 & Feb 1 and let us surround you with pure joy! Cappella Clausura presents SOUNDINGS.

Soundings Ad with dates

Immerse yourself in sound as our changing constellation of voices and instruments transport you with early chant and the later music it inspired.

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Greetings from the snowy tundra of Cambridge

I woke up a couple of hours ago and checked outside.  Dave Epstein had predicted that many of us would have a foot of snow or more by this point, and I am pretty sure his predictions have been born out in many places across Massachusetts.    I cam’t tell how much snow we have gotten so far but it looks like we have gotten enough to almost reach the top of the Mini’s tires.

Looking out the front door a few minutes after 7 AM.

Looking out the front door a few minutes after 7 AM.

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The Great Blizzard Freakout of 2015

You may not know this (I am assuming a lot of Amish read our blog), but we are going to get a lot of snow very soon.

Yes, clearly we are already headed for the history books on this one and it hasn’t even happened yet.  I think we have already broken records, mostly in regard to media hype.  “I’ll take apocalyptic references to the Blizzard of 1978 for $500, Alex.”  The French Toast alert system is so far into red that it’s gone way into the infrared spectrum.    Everywhere I go, it’s Blizzard Freakout mode, and the handful of people being reflective are talking about the big one of 1978.  It’s like I am attending a history conference about that massive weather event of my childhood.

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Insects get FiOS, but we can’t

Kelly and I saw this commercial today that, frankly, kind of annoyed us.

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Snowpocalypseageddon 2: Winter Strikes Back

Well, after we had the original Snowpocalypseageddon event two years ago, I figured since that was so epic it might be a while before we have anything like that again.  But I was wrong, apparently.  Looks like we are in for quite a doozy tomorrow night.  And to make matters worse, winds will be blowing so hard that we may actually meet the official criteria for this to be a blizzard.

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The Pats, our Mini, and absurdity taken to new heights

Anyone who knows me well knows that when it comes to football, I am decidedly… meh.  I just never got into the sport the way that so many other people (like Kelly) have.  Baseball is another story.  I love it.  Even hockey and soccer are sports I care WAY more about than football.  But still, I look forward to whenever the Pats go the Superbowl, because that inevitably means people I know will be throwing great parties with lots of beer, wings, and general awesomeness.

So this year the upcoming wingstravaganza Superbowl party seems to be dominated by talk about this mess regarding the slight under-inflation of footballs.  And frankly, I am a bit puzzled by the whole thing.

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The Seraphim Singers 2/8 3pm & 2/13 7pm – Cambridge & Boston

Join The Seraphim Singers as we present a concert of sacred poetry in choral settings.  We’ll be performing in two of greater Boston’s beautiful churches, First Church Congregational on Garden Street in Cambridge and St. Cecilia Parish in Boston.

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