Tag Archives: Halloween

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)


A review for you about Boo at the Zoo

The Stone Zoo, in Stoneham, is small.  That’s probably why we hadn’t visited it in a few years – it didn’t seem like enough bang for our buck.  The last time we visited, we were still living 60 miles away, so a trip to the zoo needed to make itself seem worthwhile.  I’m too conscious of my mortality to spend over 2 hours driving to have fun for only an hour and a half.  I have aches and pains.  My eyesight is poor.  I’m not a young man anymore is what I’m trying to say. So when I spend two hours in the car I want it to see two hours worth of animals and the big hissing cockroaches don’t count. Continue reading A review for you about Boo at the Zoo