Poor Basil. He has suffered immensely this winter. Still, our Mini Cooper has, like us, managed to survive this record-breaking winter and has been buried in snow more times than I can recall. At least digging him out isn’t so bad most of the time since he is so small. And it certainly makes it easier to park in narrow spots nestled between snow piles.
But getting through this winter unscathed was not meant to be, I guess. Last night, on Route 99 where it goes under Rutherford Ave in Charlestown, we hit what was probably the biggest pothole I have ever seen, at least on a road that wasn’t being washed out underneath.
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DYAD- David Thorne Scott & Mark Shilansky present: Emerging from the musical wasteland
Dave sent me an email about this fantastic pair of concerts. Naturally, I’m working both nights. *grumble* But YOU should go. Check it out.
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The first is the kind that I read and/or watch. Stuff like The Walking Dead comics, or Mira Grant’s awesome Newsflesh trilogy of novels, or movies like Deep Impact, and even video games like Left4Dead 2 and Fallout 3. I guess the thing I find most interesting is seeing how people adapt. It’s compelling drama. And while I find it entertaining, it does have a certain amount of practical value if it makes emergency preparedness a little less dull, as even the CDC has discovered.
Then there’s the other kind. The kind that makes seemingly ordinary people lose their minds, because they think it’s real.
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I received this email from Cambridge Local First and I think it’s GREAT idea. Certainly this winter weather, now record breaking, has been hard on all of us. But it has been especially hard on local business who don’t have a national or international infrastructure over which they can spread the cost and losses.
Join Cambridge Local First in this innovative and fun way to bring some of the lost revenue back into our local community. And, if you’re one of our readers who isn’t local to the greater Boston area, give your own local businesses some love. Shop, eat, bank, and do business locally!
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After the light snow we got last night, it seems that Boston has officially broken the record for most snowfall in a single season. Our current snow total is now 108.6 inches, beating the old record of 107.6 inches from the winter of 1995-1996. Here in Boston, they began keeping records of snowfall in 1872.
Thankfully a lot of snow melted in the last couple of weeks, so the new snow hasn’t really done a whole lot to make anything worse. But as the snow melts, it is revealing all the garbage and other stuff that got buried in the massive piles.
Oh, man. I saw this most recent Season Five trailer and I am getting excited.
There is so much potential awesomeness that is hinted at in little bits and pieces throughout the clips. So let’s take a look, shall we?
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