lost in translation

Monday, March 16th, 2009

One thing I have learned from communicating in English with someone who is speaks English as a second language, is that I probably learn more about the English language than the other person. I am a fast, get to the point kind of talker. But I have found that when you have no choice but […]

travel photos, part II

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Apparently, I am turning the evolution of my apartment walls into a series on this travel gear tuesday. A couple of weeks ago I was rummaging through my parents’ attic in search for a book that my pneumonia-stricken sister could read to pass the time while immobile and I came across a very cool frame […]

philly and food

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Mike and I have been immersed in Philly and Food over the past two weeks. It all started with our annual pot luck Thanksgiving dinner, where we also had our annual stop for brunch before we hit the road back to Boston. This year, we went to Sabrina’s Cafe. They had a line out the […]

travel gear tuesday: gps

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Three people drove to Philly together last Friday with three different comfort routes. Jenny likes to take 95 through the George Washington Bridge, I like the Tappan Zee Bridge to the Garden State Parkway and Mike likes to hit up route 1 in Jersey after 287 and onto 95. Since Jenny has a Garmin, and […]

eagles country

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Tucked way in the back of An Tua Nua in Boston each Sunday, in a private room during Football Season, a group of Philadelphia Eagles fans gather. Adorned with Eagles jerseys, eating appetizers and drinking $2 Coors Lite, wishing it was Yeungling, their eyes are glued to the large screen displaying the game. If you are not from Philadelphia, you […]

philanthropic travel

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

I was just informed about a new New England Aquarium blog that tracks the study right whales in the Bay of Fundy. The New England Aquarium’s right whale research program has been taking an expedition for 29 years and between August and September, they have been seeing dozens of right whales every day and they […]

philly weekend getaway 2008

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Mike said something poignant as we crossed over the Walt Whitman bridge into Philadelphia – It is comforting to go to a completely different region of the country, but know your way around – it was something like that. [Taken from Philly Roads] There is something surreal about being a visitor in a place you […]

the city of brotherly love

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

I am going to Philly this weekend and I am so excited, oh my god I miss it so much. I took off work tomorrow and Mike, Lisa, Jenny and I are going to all drive down first thing tomorrow morning. I have plans to go to North 3rd and also grab a coffee in […]