and that just breaks my heart. And Kelly’s too. We love The Fireplace. It was where we had our rehearsal dinner. It is hands down our favorite restaurant in Boston, and believe me, that says a lot because there are so many good restaurants that we love.
We are going to try to go a few more times before they close. At least they will be here until the end of the year. But we are heartbroken. We are going to miss that place, and we will miss seeing owner, chef and all-around great guy Jim too.
Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria can take over your building, but they can’t fill your shoes.
When you think of creepy, spooky, or cool and mysterious, what do you think of? Is it the Ether Dome at MGH? One of the chapels in Mount Auburn Cemetery? Or something else entirely?
Here’s why we’re asking.
One of the music groups I work with is planning a very cool and very creepy Halloween concert. Several concerts, actually. And we’re looking for the creepiest, spookiest, and coolest places in the greater Boston area for these concerts.
I know it’s July and way to hot to be thinking about falling leaves, a chill in the air, and ghosts and goblins, but we’re planning ahead. If you have any ideas about a place that would be cool for a concert of music about things like severed heads and possessed vegetables, please leave a note in the comments. Thanks!
I think there may have actually been danger of having some sort of geek singularity of awesomeness form on stage.
But before I tell you what I am talking about, some context.
Continue reading “GRRM, Neil Gaiman, Paul & Storm… so much geek awesomeness concentrated in one spot…”
It really hasn’t been that long since Season 4 ended, but it feels like it has been an eternity. I guess I had not fully appreciated how much I looked forward to watching Game of Thrones every Sunday, but there were times when it was practically the highlight of my week. I miss having that weekly thing to look forward to watching with Kelly.
So in the meantime I have been finding all sorts of ASOIAF/GoT things to keep myself entertained.
Continue reading “Sigh… I miss Game of Thrones”
Admittedly, I have not read every single interview he has ever given, nor have I watched all of the ones he has given on video, but this interview I read recently on io9 is my hands-down favorite. No, it isn’t new, but I had not read it until this week.
But it’s fantastic, especially for someone who is interested in writing and wants to see how a famous writer’s mind works. And I find it just fascinating.
Continue reading “The best GRRM interview I have ever read”
The 16th century Swedish shipwreck Mars the Magnificent will now be explored thanks to a grant by the National Geographic Society. Like similar wrecks (the Vasa comes to mind immediately) the wreck of the Mars is expected to yield all sorts of artifacts and give historians and archaeologists a detailed view of what is a fairly famous ship in the history of Sweden.
Continue reading “Well-preserved wreck in Baltic Sea to be explored”
Somerville, formerly known as “Slummerville” has the most artists per-capita of any city in the US second only to NYC. That’s not bad considering Somerville is a suburb of Boston (though functionally it is as much a part of Boston as Cambridge.)
If you’re a resident of Somerville, if you work in the ‘ville, or if you make art, play in a band there, or spend a lot of time doing Somerville related things, this post is for you. (If not, you should read it anyway, it’s about communities and people working together.)
Continue reading “Live, Work, or Play in Somerville? Wanna be on TV?”
So here’s a story about something that happened to us a while ago when the U.S. played Portugal in the World Cup.
Continue reading “The World Cup, Dinner and Wardrobe Choices”
Kelly and I decided to take a quick road trip down to the South Coast to New Bedford so we could catch the Charles W. Morgan before she left. It also gave us the chance to stop in at New Bedford Antiques at the Cove, one of our favorite antique malls anywhere and definitely one of our favorite places on the South Coast.
Continue reading “Quick trip to New Bedford today”
Two gorgeous old historic ships are in the news this week. Both of them were built here in Massachusetts (although more than 40 years apart), both of them are among the last surviving examples of classic American wooden shipbuilding, and both of them are ships I have visited more than once over the years. One is the oldest vessel in the United States Navy, and the other is the last surviving wooden whaling ship in the world.
Continue reading “Two historic ships on this stormy day”