Saturday, September 07, 2013

Some Pictures I Took At The DIA In Beacon...

before I discovered you're not supposed to take pictures at the DIA in Beacon.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Below is the disclaimer that FedEx posted on their website on April 16th of this year, the day after the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

A less blunt, less incendiary message appeared on the website a day or so later, but I think the panicked tone of this warning was a better fit for the mood of those days. 

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Two Unsolicited Comments On My Appearance From Tonight:

From a pizza place on St. Mark's Place:
Girl 1: Are you in a movie?

Me: (looking around for a camera and film crew): Not right now. Not as far as I know.

Girl 1: You look like you're in a movie.

Girl 2: He looks like he made a movie. Did you make a movie?

At Grassroots, my favorite dive bar ever:
Me: Yeah, I never subscribed to Netflix. I always have enough on my dvr and I just borrow movies from the library.

Dave: Well, it's only $9 a month.
(looks at me wearing the nice shirt I wore to work this morning*)
You look like you can afford it.

Me (inside, within my soul): Ugh.

*It should be pointed out that the shirt I wore to work this morning makes me look like a British football ("soccer" in America) star. It was shiny and baby blue and the top button never buttons so neckties are impossible. It's the shirt soccer players always seem to wear when they're caught in a scandal. Ugh.