I recently got to attend one of the historic Red Sox/Cubs game at Fenway with a few girls from work. It was such a good time! My first Sox game of the season.
The game reminded me of my Chicago days.
This past Sunday, Colin and I attended Fantasy Day at Fenway hosted by The Jimmy Fund – one of the most amazing organizations around. I was so happy to attend and honored to host a giveaway on the daily craic. The event was a lot of fun, it was so nice just getting to hang out and look around the park; we truly had a great time! And, itt was a beautiful day which made everything that much better.
Here are some photos!
An amazing day! Thanks again Jimmy Fund!!!
To start this beautiful Saturday, I’d like to congratulate:
on winning tickets to the Jimmy Fund’s Fantasy Day at Fenway!!!
Amazing organization – check
Beautiful weather – check
The best ball park – check
Delicious food and fun activities – check
It’s going to be a wonderful day! I hope you guys enjoy it! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll figure out the logistics. Thanks VERY much to The Jimmy Fund and also for all your entries! I hope everyone has a great weekend.
This past weekend blurred from business trip in Philly into beach, friends, heat, and the Atlantic Beer Garden. I got back from Philly on Saturday morning around 10am then went right down the street to the beach with Colin, Phil, and Reid. Then Liz and Kelly met up with us! And then we saw some friends from Merrimack who I haven’t seen since graduation, which was so nice! Busy day at the beach.
Saturday was beautiful out, not a cloud in the sky. Luckily there was even a breeze, thank the dear Lord. After a while we were getting ancy (and hungry!) so we went back to my apartment and grilled up some delicious burgers and had a few beers. After eating I was full from Colin’s grilling goodness plus I was burnt and wiped out from the sun so I took a wonderful, glorious, refreshing nap.
When I finally crawled out of bed we got ready and headed to the Atlantic Beer Garden. What a fun place! There were a ton of people lined up outside when we got there and lucky for us Colin spotted DJ Wyatt who we all went to Merrimack with. He brought us in with him so we skipped out on the line – and believe you me, we all felt pretty cool doing it.
We sipped, we danced, we laughed, Kelly met a few potential suitors, we danced some more, and then it was time to go home! This place is a good time, the rooftop is perfection fyi.
Sunday was deathly hot. Seriously. Colin and I were sitting in my apartment with no AC about to kill each other because the heat was making both of us extra irritable. It wasn’t pretty. We fled to his apartment for shelter and AC. We both cheered up immediately.
Another lucky thing happened – Sunday night, Colin made me a delicious steak dinner with baked sweet potatoes and green beans. It was amazing, he did such a great job!
Last night Megan, Lisa and I went up to NH to meet Mrs. O and her friends MaryJo and Fran to help with the wedding programs for the church as well as the table numbers, etc. I can’t post the pictures I took of those (because they’re a surprise!) but I do have a few other photos from the night. We had such a great time!
We’re leaving for the wedding exactly one week from today. I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED!
Last but not least – Rihanna was spotted at the Red Sox/Dodger game in Boston over the weekend (she is said to be dating Matt Kemp, outfielder for the Dodgers.) My friend Adam was at the game and caught this pic -
|Ok, little midday post for you guys. More on the floral arrangement class later for sure… But for now I just wanted to let you all know that today on Eversave they are not only offering an awesome Save – pay $6 for $12 towards delicious gelato, sandwiches, paninis, coffee, etc. but they are also offering a chance to win Red Sox tickets!!! So wonderful. Definitely worth checking out.|
I’m in the house by myself. I’m currently sitting in my room in peace and quiet. It’s honestly a miracle after the past few days I have had. I’ve been going non-stop and let me tell you – it is draining. Do you ever feel like all the energy is just sucked right out of you? Or that there aren’t enough hours in the day? Ugh, why can’t I be a superhero? They can do everything…
Anyway, I am SO SORRY for not posting yesterday and all of today! I’m not following the rules of ‘no excuses, blog like a champion.’ I’m ashamed of myself and will strive to be a better blogger everyday. Especially for you Jean!
So tonight I helped judge the science fair at Meg’s school (Bellesini Academy in Lawrence, all boys grades 5-8.) At first I felt stupid, ‘Wait what is the variable? The thing that stays the same or the thing that changes?’ ‘And the control is the opposite, right?’ Ugh, I was never good at science.
I learned a thing or two which was nice. The judging part was hard, they all did a nice job so I was throwing 5′s out left and right (scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest score.) I didn’t want the people tallying up the points to think my scoring was fishy, so I threw in a few 4′s and one or two 3′s – it was stressful. Oh, I also think it’s worth mentioning that the boys at Meg’s school all think Meg and I are twins – mainly because we’re white, tall and have blond hair. They get a reeeal kick out of saying ‘Miss Mescall ‘and having both of us turn around to respond. Oh adolescent boys!
Apparently today was National Beer Day. You have 2 hours left – go grab yourself a cold one!
Groupon of the day – hurry! -$25 for $50 worth of food + drinks at the Ashmont Grill
*Side deal, $8 for 2 tickets to The Comedy Studio
The Save of the day – hurry! – $35 for a $75 haircut at The Salon at 10 Newbury Street
*5% of proceeds go toward Wigs for Well-Being!
Coupme deal – $30 for a photography sitting ($285 value!)
From Boston Restaurant Talk – 5 restaurants with outdoor dining on the water for the beautiful, summer like weather we had today (I’m sorry, but I just don’t think it’s OK for it to reach 90 degrees in Boston in April. Anybody with me here?)
The Russell House Tavern opens in Harvard Square tomorrow. They are now taking reservations (617) 500-3055
Round 1 Celtics playoff tickets are now available -
Here are the ‘Beats by Dre’ Red Sox headphones I blogged about the other day -
Are you an old Italian man trapped inside a young 20somethings body? This might be just for you -
Wanna win a trip to the Valentin Imperial Maya Resort? I do! Tweet and you could win. Details here -
Pre-order the new Jack Johnson album, ‘To the Sea’ now!
Daily Candy makes curling your hair look easy -
More tickets WILL be available tomorrow for the Boston Bacon and Beer fest!
This Saturday, April 10th, the Phantom Gourmet Wine and Food Phest is coming to the Bayside Expo Center in Dorchester from 3:00 – 8:00 pm – tickets are $30 in advance.
Fashionably Late at the Liberty Hotel is tomorrow from 8:00 pm – 2:00 am. This event will benefit Ray Allen’s Ray of Hope Foundation as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Interested in fashion + music for a good cause? RSVP to Fashion@LibertyHotel.com. More info – http://twitpic.com/1coi5b
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Well, I’m pooped! Time for bed. Goodnight!
PS – I hope you caught the cast of Glee on Oprah today! I DVRed it so will have to watch it within the next few days!
Some pictures from dinner and most importantly dessert…
Lots of extra hard boiled eggs lying around from Easter? Try some of these recipes from Women’s Health Magazine!
Ok back to the Celtics… At this point I don’t even care how up and down they’ve been lately because you know why? They put Lebron in his place yesterday, which in turn put Celtics fans in their place as well – their happy place. The game was a nail biter and I honestly didn’t know if they could finish. They were up twenty points at times – they were ahead the whole game – but at the end it was thisclose! I’m pretty sure Lebron along with the rest of the Cavs thought they were going to pull through and win, but they didn’t! I’m so proud of the Celts! C’s 117, Cavs 113
Yesterday was also opening day at Fenway – the Sox played the Yanks – and also won! Big day for Boston sport’s fans! Sox 9, Yankees 7.
http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/04/there_really_is_a_dr_dre-jay-z.html – Dr. Dre was at the game showing off some of his new ’Beats by Dr. Dre’ Red Sox headphones. He also said that his first single off his new album Detox features Jay-Z (called ‘Under Pressure.’ Sounds intriguing…)
This little boy is amazing -
In other Red Sox news, Victoria’s Secret is now selling MLB gear to make the ladies (and the men?) happy. Check it out -
Today’s Groupon is $20 for $40 worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Tantric India Bistro – 123 Stuart Street, Boston
Their side deal is $12 for $25 worth of tea and accessories from the Tea District
Redeem online here – http://www.teadistrict.com/
Today’s coupon from CoupMe is $15 for $30 worth of gourmet tea and coffee delivered to your door
Today’s deal from LivingSocial is $120 to spend on dance classes for only $30 at the Balera School of Ballroom Dance in Newton!
Rialto Restaurant offers $1 oysters on Mondays starting at 5:30pm at One Bennett Street, Harvard Square. Check it out -
The Red Rock Bistro (Swampscott) also has $1 oysters on Monday, as well as $1 Sliders, Corndogs and Grilled shrimp!
Want to ‘Find Wine on a Tight Budget’? Go to the Boston Wine School’s class this Wednesday (April 7th) from 6:30pm-8:30pm and taste affordable wines around the $10 mark.
More info here – http://www.bostonwineschool.com/
Purchase tickets here – https://www.localwineevents.com/tickets/i_want/295465
The people have spoken – Lady Gaga is most influential -
Great tips for shopping on a budget from Style Boston -
And, lastly I will leave you with this -
I *just* found out about http://www.eversave.com/boston. They just launched their website and are ready to bring you the *best* deals around the Boston area. Not only are they bringing you amazing deals, you’ll be giving back to the community with each purchase. 10% of the proceeds from select ‘Saves’ will go to local schools and charities. Think about it, you’ll actually be feeling good (not guilty)about spending! It’s a *win-win-win* situation – you get an awesome gift certificate to the hottest restaurants, spas, hotels, classes, etc., you save money, and you’re giving back to those in need. Gotta love that combo!
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Today’s deal at Eversave (Boston edition) is $25 for $50 worth of food and drinks at Mantra – 52 Temple Place, Boston. Sounds amazing! More information at Mantra’s website here – http://www.mantrarestaurant.com/