Category: Live Blogging

Family Dinner

The whole family is getting pizza. Communal dining is the standard at this restaurant. Tables are long and picnic, like in a Munich beer hall. We wait awkwardly among the seated patrons for a table to open up, specifically a table large enough for an extended family of 11. I hover near a potential group as they vaguely clean plates,…

Woman On the Balcony Above Me, On the Phone, Teaching Someone How to Google Search

“Okay, so the box, that’s where you type in Northshore Bank.” “Yes, on the Google main page. Are you on the Google main page?” “Okay, click Google up in the corner there, I think you already searched.” “On the main page now? It should say Google and have a box in the middle.” “Good, okay, type Northshore into that box.”…

Post-Run Rundown

7:30 – Notice the sun is setting, decide a run would be a perfect way to cap the day. 7:50 – Realize I just farted around on the internet for twenty minutes. The sun is now set. Sigh. 7:55 – Decide to run anyway. Gotta get swole, ladies. 7:56 – Shorts on. 7:57 – Socks on. 7:58 – Shoes on.…

Re-Watching the Film “Out Cold” After Drinking a Couple Glasses of Red Wine

Oh man, nostalgia already. First watched Out Cold with my cousin on a snow day. I was probably 11. It was an eye-opener for multiple reasons: punk-pop music, snowboarding culture, what I wanted to do when I grew up, Zach Galifianakis, that long, shaggy hairstyle that flips up at the ends when you wear a hat. God damn, everything I…

Dining Alone in a Nice Restaurant

Don’t accidentally join the group in front of you when waiting to be seated. Easy mistake to make. Instead, confidently state “Just the one” as if the one is the Emperor of Rome. Don’t take a seat at the bar! That’s the trap seat for the single diner. You may receive attentive service, but you’ll also receive appetizer portions, buy…

Live-Blogging a Work Presentation

This presentation began with our presenter singing off-key about the marvels of real time insurance eligibility. That’s a good sign, in some ways. Means I probably won’t fall asleep, but I may deteriorate mentally. The presenter also has a thick Boston accent. I connect Boston accents with films featuring Ben Affleck and Mark Wahlberg, who often play reluctant thieves or…

Live-Blogging: Batman Begins

Since I couldn’t go see The Dark Knight Rises at midnight like everyone else in America, I figured I would settle for Batman Begins, a film I hadn’t watched in years. And, you know, just to make it interesting, I kept a running tally of my thoughts. Honestly, I don’t know if this will make a lick of sense without…