Dance this mess around

My husband and I went to see The B52's last night. As far as date nights go, this was a great one. We stopped to eat on the way to the show at Margarita's. I got a Blood Orange Margarita, and it was AWESOME. Note: There is no photo of the margarita because, sadly, I … Continue reading Dance this mess around


Stevie Nicks in Boston

I saw The Pretenders and Stevie Nicks at the TD Boston Garden this week. The Pretenders opening for Stevie Nicks? OMG. A.MAZ.ING. I saw Stevie Nicks once before, when I was in my extremely early 20's (or maybe even late teens). It was by accident. I was at a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert, … Continue reading Stevie Nicks in Boston

Moscato who?

My husband and I have different tastes in a lot of things, and wine is no exception. Years ago, someone gave us a bottle of Moscato D'Asti by Nivole, which (surprise!) we both loved. Every so often we bought a bottle, for a birthday or anniversary or some such occasion. Then suddenly we couldn't find … Continue reading Moscato who?

Summer Vacation: What I actually DID do

You know how they say, "The best laid plans of mice and men..." to paraphrase John Steinbeck? Well, true that. Day 1: Friday:  The entire day did not end up being wasted waiting for the fridge to be delivered (and the accompanying emptying out and filling back up thereof) that I anticipated when the delivery … Continue reading Summer Vacation: What I actually DID do

Date night at the Ogunquit Playhouse

Summer of Love is the current show at the Ogunquit Playhouse. May I just say this: save your money. Skip this show and buy tickets to Legally Blonde instead, which stars Sally Struthers (among others) and runs from 8/24-9/17. I have seen Sally Struthers in two other Playhouse Productions and (both my husband and I … Continue reading Date night at the Ogunquit Playhouse

Date night: afternoon movie

We haven't had a babysitter in a while so we decided to watch a movie at home. Next up in the Netflix Queue was The Company Men. We found out about this movie from the preview of another movie (don't ask me which one).  I was surprised to know that it was a relatively recent … Continue reading Date night: afternoon movie

Date night at the Ogunquit Playhouse

Avenue Q opened up the season at the Ogunquit Playhouse this year. The show is sort of a perversion of Sesame Street that is funny as hell and certainly worth seeing. The night we went was during one of the Bruins' Playoff games (season ticket holders have only limited say over what night the tickets … Continue reading Date night at the Ogunquit Playhouse

Oh, Rob! (Picnic date night)

I admit it: I have crushes. All the time. My husband is pretty tolerant of them. He even produced a picture of Boston Rob for me for Christmas last year (downloaded from the internet and color!). I'm exceedingly happy now that Survivor is back with its new season, Redemption Island. For date night this particular week … Continue reading Oh, Rob! (Picnic date night)

What this woman got: Valentine edition, part 3

First order of business: skip the gym. My husband and I had planned to celebrate the day during the child-free hours we had, from 7am until about 3:30pm (the school day). There was a medical appointment (mine) at 10:30am, but that was quick and we didn't let it mess up our day. Which was good, … Continue reading What this woman got: Valentine edition, part 3

What do women want? Valentine edition Part 1

Maybe you've been happily married for many years, and have successfully navigated several Valentine's Day holidays. Maybe you've had some great successes with figuring out what your spouse might like, and then actually being able to deliver it. One thing that you can do for your female significant other that will almost definitely be well … Continue reading What do women want? Valentine edition Part 1