Friday, August 18, 2017

A 90s Throwback

I have to give credit to my friend Fiona for always finding random fun things to do. Apparently the Coolidge Corner theater has a Rewind! night. One Thursday a month they show "small screen classics" followed by an after party at Osaka. When she asked me if I wanted to see Romeo + Juliet of course I said yes.

I can't believe this movie came out 21 years ago. I was in middle school at the time and I remember having a huge crush on Leonardo DiCaprio. I'm pretty sure every young girl had a crush on him back in 1996.
The ceiling in the theater
I love the Coolidge Corner theater. They are an independent movie theater that's been operating since 1933. The decor is fantastic and the popcorn is always super fresh. They also serve beer and wine (hollah!)

It's been a long time since I last watched Romeo + Juliet and I realized I missed a lot of the humor in the movie when I watched it as a teen. There were quite a few times where we all laughed out loud. Of course we all know how Romeo and Juliet ends so the movie ended with tears. Fiona went through all of her tissues.

The after party at Osaka was sold out so we missed out on sushi and 90s music but we consoled ourselves with "Irish" nachos and drinks at Harry's. We staked out a table by the open windows but quickly regretted that decision when we realized it was actually a bit chilly. Luckily beer helps with that. The husband, Lil-Anne and Phil ended up joining us and the sushi after party was soon forgotten.
Fiona and the "Irish" nachos
We made it home much later than planned but I have no regrets. Ok, maybe I regret eating so many "Irish" nachos but how could I resist?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I have a crystal and I sort of maybe know how to use it

I don't often get thank you gifts as a legal assistant but when I do they tend to be interesting. Today I got this.

Suck it edible arrangements, I got a crystal! I think it's selenite? The client who gave it to me was telling me what it can be used for and not to wash it (um ok, no baths for my crystal) and when she finished I said "and you could also throw it at someone if you need to." I don't think she agreed with me but it's got some heft to it.

Right now the crystal is sitting on my desk at work. According to crystal sites selenite can be used to dispel negative energy. I'm going to give it a shot the next time a client is yelling at me over the phone.

New England Holocaust Memorial vandalized

I took this picture on Friday night after work. It just happened to be the view from where I was standing and I felt like taking a picture. You can see some of the towers from the Holocaust Memorial. The Memorial was vandalized Monday night. I'm glad they were able to clean up the glass and replace the panel so quickly but it shouldn't have happened in the first place.

If you're ever in the Faneuil Hall area of Boston you should take a few minutes to visit. I think it's best viewed at night.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The blame game

I'm currently dealing with a blamer at work. Nothing is ever their fault and they will throw anyone under the bus to cover their own ass. I have zero patience for this. If I screw up, I own up. That's what you do as an adult. I've had to resort to sending emails for issues I would normally discuss in person so I have a paper trail. I can't do much else due to nepotism but it's better than standing in the middle of the road watching the bus come barreling down.

Speaking of work, this past July was my 10 year work anniversary. I can't believe it's been that long!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Cleaning frenzy

Credit card has been recovered. Stayed in last night and watched the Craft. I miss the 90s sometimes. I ordered a calzone from Pizza Days but it tasted funny so I didn't finish it. Better than being sick.

Today I suddenly got the urge to clean and went to town. The bathroom is done and part of the entryway. I had to take a break to shower and go food shopping. Now I'm getting ready to head over to Fi's to watch Game of Thrones so the cleaning will continue tomorrow (hopefully). I'm bringing brie and fig jam. If you haven't had that combo before do yourself a favor and try it. You can thank me later.

I found this pillow cover on Amazon that looks exactly like Bosco. I'm thinking about getting it.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Good one

I left my credit card at the bar last night. I'm pretty miffed at myself. Not looking forward to taking a trip back today to get it. I'm having mac and cheese for breakfast/lunch to console myself.

It's only 65 out but holy hell is it humid. I wish I was at a lake right now.

I think I'm going to set up a separate photo blog for all my random photos.