Archive for August, 2006

Salon Red Sox Article

King Kaufman’s Sports Daily | Salon

Of all the delightful surprises of the 2006 baseball season so far, none has given more pleasure to this corner than the burning down, falling over and sinking into the swamp of the Boston Red Sox.

Wow. People really love to hate Red Sox Nation, don’t they?

Charles River Swim

First Charles River One-Mile Swim

FIRST CHARLES RIVER ONE MILE SWIM

The Charles River One Mile Swim will be the first open water swimming race in the Charles. After decades of pollution, the Charles River has benefited from the ongoing Clean Charles River Initiative, which was started in 1995 to restore the river’s ecological health. The river is now clean enough on most summer days to meet swimming standards.

This race, organized by the Charles River Swimming Club, is intended to raise awareness of and celebrate the efforts that went into cleaning the river, as well as to highlight the need for continued clean-up to enable recreational swimming in the future.

The race is all filled up with people who want to brave the waters, but this certainly will be a fun thing to watch! Come on down on Saturday, September 9th, and watch people swim in the Charles!

This Just In

The Boston Globe
August 28th 2006

Roxbury MA (AP) – A seven-year-old boy was at the center of a Boston
courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who
should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his

Parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping
with child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be
maintained to the degree possible.

The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him
more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When
the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy
cried out that they also beat him.

After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning
that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the
judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who
should have custody of him. After two recesses to check legal references
and confer with child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary
custody to the Boston Red Sox, whom the boy firmly believes is not
capable of beating anyone.

Breaking News!

The Boston Globe
August 28th 2006

Roxbury MA (AP) – A seven-year-old boy was at the center of a Boston
courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who
should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his

Parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping
with child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be
maintained to the degree possible.

The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him
more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When
the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy
cried out that they also beat him.

After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning
that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the
judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who
should have custody of him. After two recesses to check legal references
and confer with child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary
custody to the Boston Red Sox, whom the boy firmly believes is not
capable of beating anyone.

Boston Nut Seller

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Every time I’m in town I stop and get cashews from this guy. He’s been keeping post by the old courthouse for I don’t know how long. I take the cashews, still hot in their waxed bag back to California and savor the crunchy sweet-salt. In fact, I feel like one now.

But I have a larger question. What is a Boston baked bean? And where is the best in town?

Cobblestones + High Heels = Sad Face

I’m spending a lot of time in the financial district and I love being surrounded by all the historical brick buildings. Not only are the buildings built of brick, but also many of the sidewalks. I like the clip-clop sound of my walk, however since I wear high heels, I find myself occasionally stuck in the cracks. This leads to wear and tear on my shoes. I definitely have pay attention to where I walk here, so I don’t end up tripping.

Hello Boston

Hey there Boston peoples! Heathervescent here. Guest blogging from the mothership – blogging.la. I seem to be spending a fair amount of time in your fair city, so I thought I’d give ya an inside/outside perspective. I’m just in town for a couple days, but believe me, I don’t dally. But first, I’m going to try to get a good night’s rest. That cross-country trip with the crying baby, really took it out of me.

इस देश को रखना मेरे बच्चों सम्भाल के

Happy Independence Day, India!

Link to the pop-up-happy Times of India, as well, of course, to our friends at Mumbai.

Meanwhile: enjoy the rain.

Sales Tax Holiday

Don’t forget, this weekend is the Sales Tax Holiday for 2006. This means all non-business purchases of less than $2500 are tax free! Go spend some money!

And the state sport goes to…

According to the Globe: Basketball named official Massachusetts state sport – The Boston Globe – we now have a new state sport.

Which brings me to two questions:

1) Is Mass a state or a commonwealth? What’s the difference, anyway? Are there other commonwealths?

2) Do we need a ‘state’ sport? And, if so, its obviously baseball….

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