Archive | March, 2008

Springtime for Hitters

30 Mar

Now that Opening Day is here and more teams than just the Red Sox are playing baseball games that count, I think that makes it official: Spring is here!

Forget Christmastime — but just for a minute. This is the most wonderful time of the year. Baseball is back! Hooray!

Shabbat Shalom, Y’all!

28 Mar

Don’t watch this if you’re SHOMER SHABBOS! Especially not if you’re SHOMER F’ING SHABBOS!

It’s Mine! All Mine!

27 Mar

Funny thing about closings: They’re pretty anti-climactic.

The hard work and discussion and heavy lifting had all taken place earlier as the process moved along.

All that was left was for me to hand over some money and sign lots and lots of documents.

So, I sat there at the table on Thursday signing page after page, initialing here, giving my full name there.

Meanwhile, my broker and my lending agent just sat and watched.

The whole thing took about a half hour and was really no big deal. We laughed, we joked.

It was actually fun.

And then, without warning, my lawyer stopped passing documents my way and I actually had to ask him, “Is that it?”

And that was it.

Without fanfare or a marking of the significance, I became a homeowner.

Just like that.

Not that I expected trumpets or balloons or even confetti, but, you know, this is a pretty big deal and it pretty much just passed. Continue reading

Somewhere in the Middle

27 Mar

Good news: The Boston Phoenix again left me off their list of the 100 unsexiest men of the year, instead choosing to give the distinction to folks like Mike Huckabee, Project Runway winner Christian Siriano, and Bret Michaels. But I’m confused. The Phoenix thinks I’m not unsexy, and People thinks I’m not sexy enough. Does that make me just average?

With Apologies to Clement Clarke Moore

26 Mar

‘Twas the night before closing
And all through my place,
The boxes are sitting here
Taking up space.

They’re all in the way,
There’s nothing inside.
“You’ve got to start packing!”
My family has cried. Continue reading


25 Mar

I must really be tapping into something here. Yesterday and linked to me, driving more than 500 hits to this very blog. Now today, Globe critic Ty Burr is linking here from his own blog on I guess I must be doing something right. And thanks to someone named Brian Keaney for alerting Ty about my post.

That’s One

25 Mar

One win for the Sox.
One come-from-behind win for the Sox.
One lame performance by Dice-K.
One game where J.D. Drew’s absence was felt (in a good way).
One game where Manny came through twice.
One game where Ellsbury made an awesome catch.
One crucial bunt by Pedroia.
One playing of “Shipping Up to Boston” to greet Pap.

One down, many more games to go. Woo hoo!!! Baseball’s back!