With summer ending next Tuesday and the blog having been on hiatus during that time, I figured it’d be a good idea to spend this post and next week’s doing a bit of catch-up on what I’ve been up to.
First and foremost 2015 was the summer where I finished up a substantial rewrite of my novel’s manuscript, getting it done in time for my editor in mid-July. Other than that, I started a new job doing data entry for mail-supply medical orders for a company based in Staten Island.
(A job which needs to be replaced with a robot. Not later. NOW)
But one interesting thing I did do was make two trips up to the city of Boston. To make a long story short, I made a friend during my most recent trip to San Francisco who’s lived in Boston her whole life. When she visited New York a few months back, she invited me up for a weekend visit, and having never been there before, I agreed.
So, here are some quick impressions, along with a handful of pics from the trip:
-The number one thing I walked away with was the fact that where you went to school (I’m talking COLLEGE) is a big deal there. HUGE. Many of the nation’s top schools are there, so no matter where you go (Harvard, BU, MIT, Northeastern, etc.) you will be judged accordingly.
-Secondly, the word I was using to describe it to the people who asked what I thought was “nice.” And I think that sums it up quite NICE-ly, ha ha. I’m comparing it to its cousin NYC, and by comparison it’s less crowded, much cleaner, and the people aren’t always in a rush. Which is, well, nice. WHAT? It’s not an insult; don’t take it that way!
-Obviously sports are a big deal there. Obviously.
-Lastly, it’s no San Francisco. Part of my motivation to go there was to scout a place to live (I plan on leaving the state of New York next year) but what little I saw of the weekend didn’t cause me to fall in love with the place like I did with SF.
With that said, here are a few choice pics:
(Courtyard at the Boston Library. No idea who that lady is.)
(Cambridge. Leaning up against the statue of John Harvard.)
(At the Boston Common trying a horse-riding stance but failing miserably.)
(Outside Fenway Park with my patient and dutiful tour guide.)
That’s all for this week. Thanks for stopping by, and as always be sure to SUBSCRIBE by email for updates.
J. F. Seegitz