Thursday, September 30, 2010

This Friday and Saturday October 1st and 2nd

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Oh noes! E. Cambridge Saucony Outlet to close in October

Oh noes! E. Cambridge Saucony Outlet to close in October

Trends in Cambridge street robberies

Trends in Cambridge street robberies

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Get Together

On Friday night I went to a get together of the of old Polaroid alum's.  This get together has been going on for awhile, but I have never been invited.  So a friend told me about it, and I asked another friend was she going and she said yes and I said I will go with you.  Mind you I was inviting myself and decided to suffer the consequences if I got a weird look or if I heard somebody whispering in the corner say,  "She wasn't  invited, what is she doing here".  Well lo and behold it didn't happen, not that I expected it to, but I was prepared.

The host was just so glad to see me, I think, he welcomed me with open arms and I really felt like I was somebody, that they never expected to see.  Well with that said I had a wonderful time.  Getting to see all the old faces, some  looking like they haven't aged a bit and others looking a tad older, but nevertheless they were happy and everybody was glad to see each other.  We sat and told old stories and had a lot of good laughs.  I heard somebody say to a friend of mine, you are going to have to give me her email address and I was saying to myself, " I am right here just ask me", but it was okay, because if you ever worked at Polaroid,  people talk about you like you don't exist and you can be standing right next to them.

I couldn't believe that people were so impressed about my blogging.  These are the same people who you would never expect to be impressed by you, because they held such high positions in Polaroid, but now you know something , we are all on the same playing field, aging, new careers, working  and waiting on our next paycheck.

I truly enjoyed everybody's company and the  host was always his pleasant self and always so welcoming.  I can't wait for the next one and hopefully I will be on the email list.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Okay The Jury Is O-U-T!!!

As you know I am a fan of public transportation and previously I blogged about how I enjoyed the new app called Nextbus.  Well well well,  I was completely Wrong.  I don't know if it's a Harvard Sq. bug or what.  One thing I do know is that Nextbus and the Harvard Sq. upper level bus stops, where you catch the ,72,74,75, 77, and 78, etc. are definitely not in sync.  I don't know if I can really blame it on Nextbus, because these buses have always been late.  The following buses never come on time: 78, 74 or 75.  I don't know what seems to be the problem. 

One day I asked the bus driver why the buses were never on time  and he says it's traffic. Traffic 365 days of  the year -- I don't think so.  I knew somebody that worked at the MBTA in the scheduling department and he said that the manager of scheduling lived on the 71 and 73 bus routes. You better believe those buses came like clock work and two and three at a time and sometimes only with  two passengers on board, what an unfair distribution when the people who live on  my route have to wait hours for a bus.  The 78 bus is just like the 47 in Central Sq...Late.  What have been your experiences on the good ole MBTA.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Boston Family History Day 2010

Make a date to meet generations of your family.

Seaport World Trade Center and the New England Historic Genealogical Society are pleased to bring you Boston Family History Day 2010, a day to discover and celebrate your family history. This exciting event can help you start or hone your genealogical skills with informative classes, expert consultations and more.

Join us for Boston Family History Day 2010
October 16th, 2010
Just $38 to attend this all-day event.
Don't miss out on this wonderful day — space is limited and will sell out.
Register now

Don't miss Boston Family History Day 2010

brought to you by and the New England Historic Genealogical Society

A full-day registration is just $38 and includes family history classes designed to help you grow your tree, NEHGS and experts on hand to answer questions, opportunities to have photos and documents scanned, and much more!

Choose from 20 Family History Classes – Included in full-day registration

Get pro tips and guidance from the experts at NEHGS and You’ll be able to choose from 20 family history classes that include something for every family historian:

• Fast Finds in Immigration Records

•Researching New England Families

•Organize, Organize, Organize

•Getting the Most from


•Trace Your Roots to Ireland

•And many more…

Yard Sale!!!

Come one come all to the Yard Sale at the Corner of Fayerweather and Concord Ave. The time is 9:00am -4:00pm , tomorrow, Sunday, September 19, 2010.  I was there today and they had a lot of nice items to choose from, such as  clothes, small appliances, toys and bric a brac.

Don't miss out --- See you there!


Thursday, September 16, 2010


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Career Fair

Thursday, September 30th, 3pm-8pm
Best Western Longwood Galleria in the Longwood Hall
342 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115

Work at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and stand together with world-renowned caregivers and researchers committed to conquering cancer.

Our expansion is creating new opportunities throughout the hospital. Opening in 2011, the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care will add 275,000 square feet of light-filled, spacious clinical areas, all in a “green” building. There couldn’t be a better time to join Dana-Farber. Don’t wait.

Our opportunities include:
Oncology Nurses (Research and Infusion)
Radiology and Imaging Professionals
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Techs
Billing and Referral Specialists
Business and Operations Professionals
Clinical and Administrative Support
Research Administration(Grants Management)
Research Scientists and Technicians

Please visit to RSVP for the Career Fair.

To see a complete list of our current opportunities – or to apply for positions if you can’t attend the Career Fair –please visit

Dedicated to Discovery...Committed to Care.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

They are Finally Here!

I have been waiting so long for the new MBTA apps and they are finally here.   I bought the app MassTransit about 8 months ago for my iTouch.  It works even better now that they have real time.  These tools are absolutely a necessity living in neighborhood nine, because you know that the buses do not run that frequent in our area and forget about Saturday's and Sunday's you might as well get on a donkey, because you will get to Harvard Sq. faster.  I am a walker, so the app is very handy for me, when I am late for an appointment or want to get into work real early.  I was saying to myself the other day "I hope this doesn't make me lazy and then I start taking the bus for convenience".   Naw I put that right out of my head real quick, and started my mantra,  "I am not going to submit to the MBTA",   "I am not going to submit to the MBTA".   I tried  Nextbus yesterday,  I like it , because I can use it on my blackberry and it's free.  I think I paid $3.99 for MassTransit for my iTouch, but if their is no wifi available, you can't get real time, but it keeps an updated bus schedule, which works for me.   

 I haven't tried any of the others, but if I do or if you do,  let me know the pros and cons  Today I just noticed that they have schedule apps too.  So go to and check them out.

Friday, September 3, 2010

In My Humble Opinion

I have tried this restaurant at least 4 times or maybe even 5.  The reason that I have gone back so often, is  because I really thought that there was something wrong with my taste buds and didn't want to believe that I  just didn't like the food.  The first time I went in was when they first opened and I wanted to give them a chance.  The owner was so pleasant and she even gave me a sample of their fried scallion pancakes, which were delicious, but my main course was beef and broccoli and it just didn't have the usual taste of Chinese food, it was very bland and uneventful.  Another time I tried the shrimp fried rice, which first of all was white, which took me by surprise and that was very bland also.  Then I thought I would try the mongolian beef and it was blah and overtaken by onions.  The boneless barbecued honey ribs had a hint of honey and  a rubbery consistency. 

The one thing that I can give this restaurant is that it has a lovely decor, which is a high-end upgrade from Lucky Gardens, which looked like some hole in the wall Chinese restaurant.  You could always count on getting your nutritional value of vegetables at Lucky Gardens, because they gave you more carrots and pea's than fried rice and their chicken wings looked like they came from the Flintstones diner or maybe they were injected with steroids.  Needless to say the  House of Chang, in my humble opinion just doesn't do it for me, but I will say one thing, they have excellent customer service.

Now this is one of my favorite restaurants.  Chipotle just saying the name makes your mouth water.  Their burritos are so good and nutritional and everything is made fresh and most of their beans are organic.  You know mostly everybody in neighborhood nine is into health and fitness and wouldn't settle for anything less (I hope I don't offend anybody, that is not my intention, but it is what it is ). My favorite is the chicken and steak bowls, where you can get mounds of good toppings like, salsa, hot or mild, guacamole, cheese, beans, vegetables and the list goes on.  I want to give you a hint on something at Chipotle.  I think the regular price of a chicken bowl is $6.35, that's with all the toppings, but if just get the chicken with rice and cheese it only cost $4.65, now that is what I am talking about.  So if you have time and want a quick and really tasty meal try Chipotle it's located on 227 Alewife Brook Pky, Cambridge, MA    

Bon Appetite!