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The New England Aquarium’s Fish, Fun, & Fright Night (or, how museum-type memberships are a way better investment than some crappy old IRA)


Fish Fun and Fright Sign

Whenever we visit the New England Aquarium, I always tell Wendy and the kids that my favorite fish are the ugliest, scariest looking ones.  I know I say this every time because every time we go to the aquarium Wendy sighs and says, “I know.  You say that every time we’re here.”  Now that I think about it, she says that in more places than just the aquarium… Continue reading The New England Aquarium’s Fish, Fun, & Fright Night (or, how museum-type memberships are a way better investment than some crappy old IRA)


Link to this weekend’s edition of The Boston Calendar

If you have an interest in doing things in Boston, you need to check out The Boston Calendar.

What’s that?  You aren’t sure whether you really should?  Well, read the script for this infomercial and you’ll quit that foolish doubting:

Actor: [A pudgy guy who is clearly rooting for the Red Sox based on his luxurious, permanent playoff beard, is sitting in front of the TV flipping through the channels with a bored, slack-jawed, drooly-type expression on his face.]

Continue reading Link to this weekend’s edition of The Boston Calendar

The Boston Ballet Company’s Ballet Under the Stars was Pretty Sweet

Boston has a ballet company called The Boston Ballet Company.  I suppose that, depending upon one’s mood, that name is either intuitive or conspicuously unoriginal.  And now you know.

 

Briefly before Boston's big ballet
Briefly before Boston’s big ballet

Here’s something else to know about Boston’s premier source for ballet-type entertainment stylings: 2013 is its 50th anniversary. Continue reading The Boston Ballet Company’s Ballet Under the Stars was Pretty Sweet

Cheap Family Activity: Visiting the Haymarket

Welcome to the Haymarket.  Make sure you tell your kids there's not going to be any hay BEFORE you arrive.
Welcome to the Haymarket. Make sure you tell your kids there’s not going to be any hay BEFORE you arrive.

I am currently eating a pretty decent peach that I bought for next to nothing at the Haymarket last Saturday.  This fact may be influencing me as I report to you that the Haymarket is pretty awesome.  I mean, I’m in Boston, not Atlanta, so the peach isn’t mind-blowingly good or anything, but it’s got just the right level of juiciness and it tastes like a peach instead of like moist corn meal, so I’m declaring it a success. Continue reading Cheap Family Activity: Visiting the Haymarket