Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chia Obama!

So, my Barack Obama chia has arrived, and it has caused quite the stir amongst the uber-sensitive crowd at my office. That fact I find annoying, but screw that! For the record, I love Barack Obama, I voted for him, and I donated to his campaign, and I was entertained when the Chia company made him into a Chia Pet. Huzzah!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Boston's Ugly House of Blues

Today I strolled around town as the Boston weather has finally permitted pedestrianism.  I was curious to see what I heard was a sorta-recently renovated House of Blues, located at 15 Landsdowne Street across from Fenway Park.  What is really exciting is that in April I have tickets to see Lily Allen there!  I say that despite the building's exterior.

Sweet Jesus, be a mirror, again.  Bottom line, the Boston House of Blues is super god awful.  I am willing to bet that the architects were inspired by Legos.

The MBTA parks where the MBTA likes when it wants fried chicken.

And yes, there are plenty of "No Parking" signs around.

"I realized 99.9% of people suck and are gay"

Tsk, Tsk, Tsk, will someone please beat this person with a tolerance stick!  But still, not sure what else to say about the content.  Plus I really don't like Green Mountain Coffee.  Obviously, I was most amused, once again, by some creative Bostonian's handy Sharpie skills. Maybe they were being ironic and their pencil jeans were getting the best of them.

Monday, March 9, 2009

New desk!

As mentioned in a previous blog post, I ordered a Parsons Mini Desk from West Elm. Always the last to everything, this was the 1st time I ordered furniture online. So far the product is living up to expectations: fits well into my smallish bedroom, plus it looks nice I say.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Sweet Jesus, make winter end!

I admit that I have been a very bad blogger, however I am very glad to be most busy at work--yay!

So a quick post before I head off to a newly-jobless friend's Speak Easy par-tay:

If you know me, then you know I love to eat. I've been collecting a few shots lately from new places I've tried. I am not a food blogger, so once again, let's make this a forgiving platform if you disagree.

The Hen House on Massachusetts Avenue is quite a welcome change from the normal crappy food I tend to find, despite any hype, here in Boston. Well, it's fried chicken and waffles, as well as plenty of what smelled to be delicious bbq. I had the fried chicken (dark meat, always!) and a buttermilk waffle, but I screwed up by choosing their "Cajun" butter. Despite the salty butter, the chicken and waffle were pretty damn good, plus the atmosphere was quite kick-ass.

I saw that Pantry Pizza (sorry no link found) at 933 Dorchester Ave now delivers. I ordered the "Stuck in North Carolina" pizza that has spicey pulled bbq pork AND sweet potatoes, which turned out to the sweet potatoe fries. Still, it was quite tasty, or maybe I was just raveous. It was great cold the next morning.

Atomic Bean Cafe is a new coffee shop on Massachusetts Avenue between Central Square and Harvard Square. I've seen this place doing it's build out for the past few months, but now I've finally taken the time to discover what is a classic study hall type coffee shop. Plus I think it's cute.

And speaking of food, don't you think this roof insulation (a picture I took at work, I do affordable housing modernization and development work) looks like moist yellow cake with chocolate frosting?