Monday, April 30, 2007

I'm soooo stressed!!

It's already a long week at work and its not gonna get any better soon. Deadlines are looming and everything is keeping me up at night. If you are like me and maybe need to cope with stress a little better there is an event at Harvard Law school this wednesday night.

Coping with Stress will feature expert presentations on effectively managing stress in all areas of our lives – from everyday strains, such as problems at work/school or relationships issues, to life-changing events, such as a family member’s death or the loss of a job. Presenters include Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., author of Crazy Busy: Overstretched, Overbooked and About to Snap!, and Massachusetts State Senator Robert A. Antonioni.
Wednesday, May 2nd
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Ropes Gray Room (212), Pound Hall
Harvard Law School
1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

>> FamilyAware

Sunday, April 29, 2007


For the past three summers I have passed many a night playing kickball, dominating the flip cup table, and making some great friends. If this seems strange to you then you are out the loop. Come on now, World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) has been in Boston for years now. So if you need to be caught up, here is the low down. You sign up as a group or invididual at, you show up and play some games, after the game all the teams head to the bar. Its easy and its wonderful. Do it! Leagues are in both Cambridge and Somerville.

Somerville summer league starts June 20th and Cambridge summer starts June 17th.


Saturday, April 28, 2007

Meet me at FOXWOODS

Take a chance, make it happen. Pop the cork, fingers snappin'. Spin the wheel, round and round we go. Life is good, life is sweet, grab yourself a front row seat. Let's meet and have a ball-let's live for the wonder, of it all!

Whoever made up that theme song was a genius. It is catchy and people of all generations are signing it. I just left Foxwoods and now I can't get it out of my head. It isn't even like i heard it while I was there. I just think of it all the time. Similar to how I would randomly start humming my favorite song of the moment. So um yeah. You should go. Ha-I kid.
Back to me. I just got back from Foxwoods this evening. There was "the fight" so it was crazy busy, but I didn't care. I moved up in the gambling world. I went from penny machines, (Yes they have them-I have no shame!) to bettin' the ponies! That's right, I went from spending pennies-5cents per push of the button, to $6 a race. I think I have a problem. So I will be St. Clements Church tomorrow 7:15AM for the free bus ride to Foxwoods. $25 to get on the bus, but you get
-the ride
-$10 food voucher (Stay away from the buffet)
-$20 in Keno
I don't see why I wouldn't go.

Sunday 4/29
St.Clements Church
71 Warner St.
Medford MA
Bus leaves at 7:15am and returns for 7:30pm.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007



After researching this I am not going to lie, the only thing I came up with was a news article from 2002-which i had thought was for this week. I had a whole blog on how the City of Somerville would like to warn patrons of this display as to avoid alarm and confusion. It would have been interesting if it was real. Sadly-that was 5 years ago-so now I just have a date and time.

Tufts University
Residential Quad
April 27

All are welcome.
Call Community Relations for more information

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Spring Craft Fair

Johnny D's is hosting a craft fair tomorrow evening. There will be plenty of creative handmade pieces by local artists.
There will be clothing accessories, pottery, jewelry, wood, clay, copper and glass sculpture, and art pieces of all sizes, all handmade by local artists.

Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant and Music Club
159 Holland Ave. (Davis Square)
Somerville MA.
April 25 5:00p-8:00p

>> Salamander Arts

Monday, April 23, 2007

Tuesdays at the Enormous Room

If you need a little mid-week rock, check out the Enormous Room Tuesday's in April.

Tuesday, April 24th

Enormous Room
567 Mass. Ave
Cambridge Ma

>> Enormous Room
>> DJ Tym Ryan

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Contemporary Book Club

I love reading. I really do heart it. So this should be perfect for me. I just don't think I enjoy chatting about books I read. Something about being not so smart S-M-R-T. (HAHA Simpsons is another thing I heart.) I wish I could just use someone's book club list for ideas for good reading. Or maybe instead I will check out this book club.

This week The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
The library will provide copies of the book.

Reading Interests: The group concentrates on fiction, memoirs, and popular nonfiction. Some of the past selections have been: Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder; Lost in the Forest, by Sue Miller; and Love, by Toni Morrison.
If interested please contact Liz at 617-349-4045
Tuesday April 24 6:00pm
Cambridge Public Library
359 Broadway

>> Cambridge Public Library

Friday, April 20, 2007

Science Fest

Maybe it is the nerd in me, but this sounds awesome: Science in the City – the first annual Cambridge Science Festival presented by the MIT Museum. The event starts this Saturday April, 21 and runs through the 29th. A large portion of the events are free so check out the website and get your science on.

Events I wanna hit up:

Augmented Reality
Take part in one of MIT's newest Augmented Reality simulations! In this game, a mysterious environmental problem has been discovered on the MIT campus. You and your teammates need to investigate, determine the cause of the problem, and try to stop it from becoming a large-scale disaster. You'll be assigned a GPS-equipped handheld computer to guide you around the MIT campus, where you'll pick up the clues you need to solve the mystery.

Science Carnival: The Festival Kicks Off--Literally!
Rube Goldberg, come home! Toast, balloons, a boot and a whole lot more will set the stage for nine days of science fun! Let the Festival begin with an amazing array of unique hands-on activities, music, entertainment, and refreshments. Get up close and personal with music-playing robots, alternative energy concept cars, live animals, dance contests, solar cookers

Human Genome Trail
Stroll from the Kendall Square to Harvard Square to see how we've transformed the street into the world's largest model of the human genome - and learn more about what makes you you.

Bio-Art Self-Portraits
What happens when art students examine their own skin cells in biology class? Up close and personal art, that's what! See how a photography class at Walnut Hill School for the Arts transforms images of their own cells into collages that merge biology and identity.

Machine Science Rocket Day!
Ready, Set, Launch! Machine Science, a Cambridge-based engineering outreach program, is offering a day of rocketry. Bring 2 two-liter plastic drink bottles and a tennis ball to Danehy Park on April 28th, and build your own water rocket.

>> Cambridge Science Festival
>> Cambridge Science Fest article in Herald

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Metro vs. BostonNow

There is a new free newspaper in town, BostonNow. I could compare the editorial content and features of both, in which I would applaud BostonNow for their innovative ideas (webcasting daily meetings, blogs in newspapers...) and state that currently I feel Metro includes more news, but I will not. Instead I would like to address the impact this news has had on my morning commute.

Every weekday I sleep walk to the Porter T stop, mindlessly grab a metro, and head down the escalator. Uneventful, until this week. Now I sleep walk to the T, grab my metro at the top of first escalator, get bombarded by another metro guy at the bottom, followed by a BostonNow guy. In my trance I end up with three newspapers. Then to top it off, 35 minutes later when i arrived in Quincy center I had to relive the situation, 2 metros and 1 BostonNow.

Apparently Metro is scared about the new competition, but instead of forcing newspapers down commuters throats, why not strive to provide better content and let the public choose which paper to read, or read both. A little media diversity never killed anyone.

>> Opening the Floodgates
>> BostonNow

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Wear on Earth

When I think of clothes that are helping the planet-I think of a very funny King of Queens episode I watched last night. Carrie wears a very not nice green dress made completely of non processed hemp. It was large, bulky, scratchy, and just gross looking.
4march has made these pretty and conscientious.

4march is a Cambridge-based luxury women's wear design firm, uniting the talents of Amy Özay and Melissa Villa. Fusing style with global consciousness, 4march is a high-purpose clothing line dedicated to social responsibility. It is the designers' hope to challenge mainstream fashion design, seeking to create timeless clothing that abandons trend and finds its inspiration in various natural, cultural and artistic forms.
Celebrate Earth. Tomorrow night. "Wear on Earth" A celebration of music, fashion and art. A collaboration of 4march, Pyara Spa and Salon, OM Restaurant, and Aveda.
Featuring music, a fashion show as well as a silent auction. All proceeds will go to CRWA to support their efforts to preserve and protect the Charles River Watershed.

Tickets are $100. Can be purchased by email
or call: 617-497-4036

OM Restaurant
Harvard Square
4/18 7:00pm

>>4march spring/summer line

Monday, April 16, 2007

Show me the money

Boston Globe posted an article yesterday about the percentage of people in local zip codes that made over 100k. I particullarly enjoy the map.

>> Six-figure ZIP codes
>> Six-figure Map

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Marathon Monday

Tomorow is Marathon Monday. A fantastic day in boston, an excuse to drink early, run around town on a nice spring day, watch the race, and catch the sox game. Unfortunetly, its gonna rain and be horrible out.

Here are some alternative activities:

>> Trivia at Johnny D's
>> "Your Addicted to You" Reading @ Harvard Coop

Umm that is all i can find. Maybe you should just brave the storm and drink in the rain. Come on, it can't be that bad after a few.

>> Boston Marathon

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Shop here often?

I bet this will be said too many times to count. It is singles night at Whole Foods in Cambridge. Really? I mean I have heard the grocery store is an interesting place to meet people, but huh!
Local singer/songwriter Laura Vecchione will be performing selections from her CD "Deeper Waters", which you can also purchase. There will also be prizes, food, games, and wine. I'm not single, but I might go for the wine. I kid I kid.

Whole Foods
River St.
Cambridge MA.
Wednesday 4/11

>>Laura Vecchione
>> Whole Foods Calendar

Friday, April 06, 2007

Battle of the Bands

What comes to mind? A clump of movies circa 1990. Usually feel good comedies with clap-o-meters. But this one is different. Battle of all female bands.
* Zili Misik
* Smoke Animals
* Cliché
* Burn Chesca Burn
* Aurora

These bands have all progressed from the first round.
April 7 at the Middle East you can watch them fight to the death well not really but fight for a spot on ROCKGIRL.

The winner receives an opening spot at the ROCKRGRL Women of Valor Award evening honoring pioneering all-female band FANNY, at the Berklee Performance Center on April 20. The Battle winner’s set at the award evening will also serve as a showcase for the Verge College Music Conference. Other prizes include a Luna electric guitar, six hours of Berklee studio time, a First Act acoustic guitar, one-year Sonicbids memberships, and a consultation with publicist Public Emily.
Middle East Upstairs
472 Mass Ave.
Cambridge MA.
(Central Square)
April 7
Show is all ages
Admission $5 or $3 for students.

>>Middle East

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Graffiti NYC

Tonight the Harvard Coop is hosting a discussion with Hugo Martinez author of Graffiti NYC.

"Graffiti NYC" New York City is where the quintessential contemporary people's art of graffiti was born. The top "writers" go "all city" when their tags can be seen throughout the five boroughs. This exhilarating selection of their work, assembled by Hugo Martinez, a leading authority on the history of street art in NYC, takes the reader on an "all-city" tour of New York, displaying the extraordinary range of its taggers and bombers.
Harvard Coop
3rd Floor
April 4, 7pm

>> Harvard Coop Events
>> Graffiti NYC on

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

What are YOU doing to fight climate change?

Fighting global warming is the new black. Have you noticed the influx of media coverage on the topic and increased awareness of ways to help? You go Al Gore! If you are looking for more ways to spread the word there is going to be a Step it Up Somerville rally in Davis on April 14th.

The Step It Up Somerville climate rally will be one of more than a thousand actions taking place across the country on Saturday April 14th. The rally will take place in Davis Square from 11:00am to 1:00pm. (With an aerial photo at Noon).

Step It Up Somerville will be emceed by comedian Jimmy Tingle. State Senators Jarrett Barrios and Patricia Jehlen will speak, as will Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Somerville U.C.C. Reverend Kerrie Harthan.
Set It Up Somerville
Davis Square, Somerville
April 14th 11am - 1pm

>> Step It Up Somerville
>> 10 things to do

Monday, April 02, 2007


I know this isn't the Miami post you were looking for, but be patient, it is on its way!

Bartending is one of those things i feel like anyone can be taught-either by themselves, or another talented bartender. The only thing is you aren't likely to get a job if you are teaching yourself. Harvard is hosting a one day TIPS class. They say they are going to help you get a job as well!

To register call: 617-495-9657
April 7