Good evening and welcome to the first installment of “Non-Sequitur Thursdays”! If you’re not quite sure what non-sequitur means by the end of this post, please feel free to return tomorrow as I am almost certain to reveal the meaning on “Fun with words Friday”.
As you may or may not have already noticed, I’m still working out the kinks in this blog. With the exception of a LiveJournal that I maintained for many years, I’ve never ventured to try keeping up with a blog, so this is a first. All of the advice columns that I have come across, however, suggest sticking to a schedule. So, it may appear that I’m fumbling around over here, but it’s only because I’m settling into the groove of what I am, ultimately, attempting to accomplish.
Every other day of the week I desire to stick true to my laid out topics of books, writing, words, and creative writing (personal). But, we all need a break from the grind every so often, right? That’s why weekends and lunch break exists; they serve as a consistent chunk of time set aside for the brain to rest from all of the unbelievable multi-tasking that we live through every single day.
So, alas, Non-Sequitur Thursday exists within the realm of my blog, No Other Appetite. So, let’s get this party started.
I currently live in the city of Boston. I love it here. Living in Boston was a goal that I set for myself as a young girl and I was ecstatic when my husband and I were able to make that a reality a few years ago. I grew up in central Massachusetts where it’s pretty, very pretty even, but I just can’t get enough of the city’s nearly limitless options for things to do, people to see (or watch), and delicious food.
While there are times when we both toy with the idea of moving far away from Massachusetts, there’s just something about Boston that sucks you in. It’s home. It’s comfortable. I can walk around the same streets week after week and my heart swells with love for, well, everything around me. No matter how many other cities I visit, Boston always owns my heart.
Favorite museums/places to visit in the Boston area:
Harvard Museum of Natural History: http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/
Gardner Museum: http://www.gardnermuseum.org/
Museum of Science: http://www.mos.org/
New England Aquarium: http://www.neaq.org/index.php
Museum of Fine Arts: http://www.mfa.org/
J.P. Licks: http://www.jplicks.com/
Tres Gatos (Tapas): http://tresgatosjp.com/
Life Alive (Vegetarian/Organic Options): http://www.lifealive.com/
Le’s (Vietnamese): http://lescambridge.com/
Himalayan Bistro: http://www.himalayanbistro.net/
In parting, a perfect quote to sum up the Boston experience:
The city of Boston had sharp edges and jarring voices, every building, every scowling face, in harsh focus. In Boston, you knew you were alive, if only because you were so irritated.
Quote from: The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen, Page 258
It’s true – Boston can be wildly irritating and a crazy, dirty mess in the winter, but this city just makes you feel alive.