Flight to LA

Dan Boston

The flight to Boston was alright – the electrical outlet in my seat wasn’t active for most of the flight (they said that active power would “cycle” through different rows throughout the flight, but it only came on once and for only 15-minutes), so my laptop battery got pretty low.  We hit a bit of bad turbulence over Colorado, and dropped about 1,000 feet in 30 seconds. Pretty exciting (and scary) stuff, but the rest of the flight was uneventful. …

The Road to Rhode Island

Dan Boston

I hit the road to head to Rhode Island around 11:30am or so, and traffic was smooth on Rt. 9, but then there was a big accident or something, so things slowed down to a crawl.  Luckily my phone has Google Maps and GPS, so I figured out an alternate route, then made my way down to Narragansett.  Got there a little before 1pm, and met Mike at the new Institute for Archaeological Oceanography building, which was a very nice …

Post-Thanksgiving

Dan Boston

The days following Thanksgiving were pretty low-key.  I spent time with family, played with my nieces, saw some friends, and in general did a great job doing no work whatsoever! Friday night I went out to my friend Mike’s dad’s place for their big post-Thanksgiving party (and I brought the second rum cake). It was a lotta fun, and good to catch up with some high school peeps and meet some new folks as well.  Saturday afternoon was absolutely gorgeous, …

Brunch at S&S / Hudson / Koreana

Dan Boston

Today was a much nicer day than yesterday, but significantly colder and windier.  I went to meet Matt for brunch at the S&S Restaurant and Deli in Cambridge.  Afterwards, I headed out to Hudson, to visit my cousin and see his place.  Driving on the Mass Turnpike wasn’t too bad, but there was a car carrier truck that was tailing people – what a jerk. Hudson seems like a nice spot – way out in the boonies – but with …

Rainy Day / Capital Grille

Dan Boston

The past two days here in Boston have been phenomenal. So imagine my disappointment when it got colder and rainy.  Went to meet Tim for coffee, and it was really nice to catch up with him.  After hanging out with the parents for a bit, I took them to the airport for their flight to Israel (via New York).   Dinner was with a few family members at The Capital Grille, which was an awesome steakhouse.  I had a filet …

Downtown

Dan Boston

Popped back on the T this morning to travel downtown to meet Joey for lunch.  I hadn’t been down there since the Big Dig had been completed a few years ago, and the elevated freeway had been dismantled.  So, I was rather surprised at how impressive and pleasant the whole area is now – it’s like a big open European pedestrian walkway! Lunch was at Legal Sea Foods (hey, you can never get enough!) but I was trying to be …

Back Bay

Dan Boston

Met up with two high school friends, Mike and Jeremy, for coffee in Back Bay at a neat little bookstore cafe on Newberry Street.  Was very nice catching up with them, but Mike had to go back to work, so Jeremy and I stayed and grabbed some lunch to catch up some more – we hadn’t seen each other since 1996!  It was a gorgeous day (forgot my camera, sorry!) and we walked down through the Boston Commons to the …

Japanese Passover

Dan Boston

OK , it really wasn’t a “Japanese Passover”, per se.  I did, however, get lunch with Sam, Liz and Josh at Fugakyu Cafe, which was quite tasty and satisfying.  Also saw Liz and Josh’s Natick house, which was really nice! Passover came later in the evening, which was also good – they split the party up into two tables: Over 40, and Under 40.  So the Under 40 table (which I was at) was with my cousins, and I think …