June 16, 2009

Easily Translates into Five Thousand Words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Instead of my usual incessant rambling, I’m going to let the photos do the talking for me today. Well, most of it anyway. OK, not much really but here it is anyway.

On June 8 my mom, her friend Eileen, Matt, and myself went down to Central Square to the bar All Asia to see a comedy show. The host and Comedienne of the evening was Janet Cormier, who my mom met because (as Mom pointed out just now) she was the leader of the Think Tank workshop at the Career Source. The show was great, we must have laughed our way through at least ten up and coming comedians. If you are in the area and want to check it out I think they are on the second Monday of every month and it was super inexpensive, just a $5 admission charge!

The Arlington Farmer’s Market opened on June 10th and although there was not too much yet there were some fantastic deals to be had! S got Hammer and Anvil bundled up in their best winter outfits (because this is late spring in New England people), she swung by to grab me and off we went! This is where I acquired the fifteen pounds of dill and yummy cacao nibs used on that fateful burnt sugar night.

I decided to pick up some last minute tickets to They Might Be Giants for Matt. Live music is never bad in my book so even though I had no familiarity with this band, he loves them so it seemed like the right thing to do. We had great seats, somewhere around the 10th row and the place was really tiny for a performance hall. These guys were awesome! What an incredibly fun band and come to find out they are originally from Massachusetts so it was like a big reunion show with their family in the audience too. They performed their album Flood in consecutive order, tossed in a few warm up songs and did two encores. I had only ever heard one song before that night but would definitely see them again. It was the perfect way to end the day after a fantastic time at a friend’s fortieth birthday party!

We helped my dad and Wicked Stepmother move this past Sunday and after literally half of a day of lugging boxes, emptying the water bed, sweeping water away from the house so it would stop seeping into the basement and driving back and forth to the mid-western part of the state to unload and unpack I was so physically worn out yesterday that I wanted to do nothing more than lie around and relax all day. I managed to do just that for a better part of the day but a good friend of mine, John, called to let me know he was in town for just a couple days from Florida so we had to do lunch.

My goal for today consists of nothing more than finding this product. During my down time yesterday I checked around locally and could not find it here in Arlington so today I must branch out to track it down. I need this lovely little item to complete the kitchen reorganization project I am working on right now so this, or the equivalent in a different brand, will need to magically appear today so I can heroically finish up tomorrow.

Talk about your whirlwind! So much to do, so little time.

Maybe this upcoming weekend will be a bit calmer? Nah, I doubt it


Expressions By Devin said...

Sounds like you had a crazy but a fun week.Great pictures!!!I hope you have a non crazy week !!!

Christie Cottage said...

How nice that you helped your dd and "wicked" step mother move.

I smiled on that! WOnder if that's what my daughter in law calls me....

Chris Stone said...

is the All Asia bar new? i don't remember it... but that's not saying much! sounds like fun.

bed and bath? home depot? i'm trying to remember where i got my liner. you're right, for some odd reason its an esoteric common sort of thing.

Suldog said...

I didn't know anybody still lined their shelves. Cool. I remember My Mom doing that when I was a kid, and sometimes I helped. It was kind of fun. Good luck on the hunt!

Judi FitzPatrick said...

I'll send Janet the link to your blog post - just one little correction - she was the leader of the Think Tank workshop at the Career Source, not a fellow ETP student.
Good luck on the search for shelf liner - did you try Johnnies?
Love, Mum

spottedwolf said...

Jenn....it must be the cancerian thing that makes me vibrate along your lines...because I always run over here, though I may not comment, to see what you're thinking/doing and you invariably brighten my day a bit every time.
I suppose if I wuz a girl I'd like being you. it isn't that I don't enjoy Tracy, Holly, Shadow, Lily, and all the others because I certainly do.....yet...there is something about your way of expressing things that just feels so familiar.

Jenn said...

@Devin I hope so too!

@Christie lol, that's what she c alls herself, she's a firecracker!

@Chris had never been to All Asia before, just past Central down Mass Ave. Small place but decent w/ a pool table & a little bar menu. Just found something that will work at a local hardware store!

@Jim yeah its actually for those wire shelves. I got them these great vacuum seal food containers but the little feet kept tossing them all over. Hopefully this will fix the problem since its pretty heavy weight plastic & I plan to hole punch & use zip ties to snug it in place.

@Mum actually found it at Wanamaker, the one place I didn't think of yesterday. Not exactly the same but close enough. Thanks!

@Dennis you are too sweet, you just totally made my day! I am so bad at accepting compliments usually but this left me a little speechless and so I will simply say thank you :-D

Theresa said...

Great pics! Looks like fun. I have a roll of shelf liner right now, sitting on my kitchen counter. It's been there a week. Can't get motivated. Good luck on finding the type you're looking for. I got mine at Target. Don't know if you have Target's where you live, but they have a large selection.

Audrey said...

Great pics!! Would love to have a farmers market near by too.

Maggie May said...

Last time i bought shelf cover I went crazy with it. Just saying. :)

Andrea said...

Love your hat in that photo!! Great post!

Bridgete said...

Oh fun! I need to do more comedy stuff in Boston. I went to see Dylan Moran a couple weeks ago...he's a very popular Irish comedian, but I don't think he's very well known here. Hilarious though.