Archive | October, 2007

Book Him

31 Oct

Not too long ago I wrote about A.J. Jacobs‘ new book, The Year of Living Biblically, and how much I was enjoying reading it. Well, A.J. will be at the Barnes & Noble in Kenmore Square tomorrow night, November 1, at 7 p.m. I’ll be there. If you live in the Boston area, you should come on down and meet me, have a book signed, get to know the man himself. I’m sure it’ll be a fun event. If you don’t live in Boston, head over to your favorite local bookseller and pick up a copy for yourself. Year of Living Biblically is a very good, thought-provoking, and also very funny book. (And that’s my friendly plug for the day.)

Boo!

30 Oct

Happy Halloween, y’all! Do you know why this day is important? Because starting tomorrow, I am in full-on compilation mode for this year’s edition of A Very Marty Christmas. That’s right, kids: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the offices of Martin’s Musings. I can’t believe it’s less than two months away. Talk about scary! But for now, go out and eat all the candy you want and enjoy your Halloween.

Good Times Never Seemed So Good

30 Oct

What a great day for a parade!

Perfect fall weather, with blue skies and mild temperatures, plus my boss gave us her blessing to go … it all worked out perfectly.

And the parade itself was awesome. I headed down to Copley Square around 11 to meet up with Nina, staked out my place in front of 545 Boylston St. (not too far from where I was in 2004), and was ready for when the Sox came rolling through.

I thought the parade would lose something without the water component, but I have to say, the second the duckboats got to Copley Square — coincidentally, the same time as when the sun moved to be right in the way of some picture-taking — and the crowds went crazy, I forgot there was anything lacking. Continue reading

Raise That Flag High Again

28 Oct

RED SOX ARE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS for the SECOND TIME IN FOUR YEARS!!!

YEEAAAAHHH!!!!!! This is AWESOME!!!!!!!

Mike Lowell is Series MVP!!!!!

WOO HOO!!!!!! Bring on the parade!!!! Continue reading

WOW!

28 Oct

52-7? Holy frickin’ cow! That’s amazing! It’s just a shame that’s going to be totally overlooked in tomorrow’s papers due to the Sox winning the Series (if they can do it tonight).

One More Reason to Be Nice to Your Neighbors

28 Oct

Yes, I know. Sometimes I can be a real jerk.

Case in point: I saw this sign hanging in the lobby of my building this afternoon. Now, I don’t know who this person is, but I know it’s been about two months and she still hasn’t taken the old resident’s name off the mailbox and replaced it with her own. I also know that I don’t like any of the new folks who live in my building. If I liked this person, I wouldn’t mock her poor spelling or bad grammar. I mean, how do you misspell lost?? And if you do, wouldn’t you just start over on a new piece of paper? Also, who (mis)spells “thanx” with the k? I mean, really. Use a computer, where you have the luxury of spell check. Maybe then your sign will get attention for the right reasons. I don’t have this woman’s “pavcel,” and this sign — not to mention all the other crap I’ve had to deal with — doesn’t make me want to help her find it.

Falling All Over

28 Oct

Some days just scream out to be photographed. Today is a great example. Perfect blue sky, colorful leaves in trees … awesome. Thank God I had my camera handy. This pic has desktop written all over it (if you have a Mac, that is).