Some Serious Sand Construction

Dear Reader, Can you believe that summer is already drawing to a close? To me, 2020, has felt simultaneously like the longest and shortest year of my life. Also, curiously, I feel like I have way fewer memories of this year. Before the pandemic, I was out and about 7 days of the week, securing... Continue Reading →

Quincy Quarries

Dear Reader, If you are venturing out to Boston and are searching for things to do, you will most certainly find the Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall Marketplace high on any recommendation list. As a local, this past year, I have been expanding my personal horizons and traveling to — let’s call them — “B-list” tourist attractions.... Continue Reading →

What’s in a Hobby?

Dear reader A funny thing happened when I stopped blogging literally every single day — I got “new” hobbies! When I was a daily blogger, I would set aside two chunks of “free” time each day. The first longer chunk was devoted to drafting a blog post and the second shorter chunk was devoted to... Continue Reading →

Happy 365!

Dear Reader, Something amazing happened for me today but more importantly over the past 365 days — it’s my blog’s birthday (kind of)! Since’s inception, I have published 365 posts in 365 consecutive days. I started blogging with one goal — to blog. Then, somewhere along the way, I decided to make the commitment... Continue Reading →

The Sky is Gray

Dear Reader, What do you call gray skies and windy weather? — A beautiful day in Boston! It is the middle of August, but the Boston air temporarily has an autumnal tinge to it. It is 70 degrees and a —somewhat depressing— shade of gray outside. I am not the biggest fan of harmful UV rays,... Continue Reading →

Better Weather

Dear Reader, Something unimaginable happened a few days ago when I was sitting outside on the porch — I was kind of cold. Okay, so being cold outside is not the most inconceivable thing, however, it is August. These past few weeks in Boston the temperature has hovered consistently above 90 degrees. Although I loathe... Continue Reading →

It’s Popping

Dear Reader, Have you ever made homemade popcorn? And, no, picking up a bag of the Orville Redenbacher’s movie theater butter popcorn to throw in the microwave does not count. If you are a popcorn noob like me, you may be surprised to realize how easy it is to make popcorn on the stove. It... Continue Reading →

Or So I Thought

Dear Reader, A few days ago, I got my first-ever deep tissue massage (more here) and left feeling like it could be a fun little occasional activity. My tense muscles felt looser, and I was eager to look up other wellness centers that I could visit. Everything went great! Or so I thought…. Not too... Continue Reading →

The Murder Weapon

Dear Reader, If you ever need someone to hide the body, don’t call me. Some people never fail to remain poised and level-headed in intense situations. These people and I are two independent circles on a Venn diagram. Last weekend, I was facing some difficulty slicing a lemon. Whenever I would bring down the knife... Continue Reading →

What Is This Feeling?

Dear Reader, What is this feeling, so sudden, and new? I felt the moment I typed words to you My wrist is throbbing My nerves are pumping My face is scrunching What is this thumping? Pounding like a train, does it have a name? Yes! Carpal Tunnel Syndrome…. To the Reader who did not watch... Continue Reading →

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