Monday, September 28, 2015

Here are some things about Boston!

Fun facts I've learned since moving to Massachusetts.
  • Boston smokes too much. 
  • Boston is friendlier than it thinks it is. Cars actually let you into traffic, or stop to let you cross the street.
  • Nobody's in a hurry to get off the train.
  • Luckily, there's actually time to take your time getting off the train.
  • Standing at the top of the stairs is a thing?
  • Apparently "stand on the right, walk on the left" is not a thing. This would get you killed in D.C.
  • The Boston area is awash in ice cream. Had I known, we would have moved here long, long ago.
  • Every menu has fish and chips and steak tips.
  • Nobody can tell you what steak tips really are.
  • The fried fish at the lowliest pub is generally better than any in D.C.
  • Also, fried clams.
  • Raspberry-lime rickeys are a thing.
  • Roast beef sammiches are a thing.
  • At Chinese restaurants, white rice doesn't come with your meal, but you often do get rolls and butter.
  • Nobody gossips about national politics. "How about that Boehner resignation?" is likely to get you a blank stare.
  • Summer is fabulously bearable.
  • Dunkin Donuts is ubiquitous.
  • Italian bakeries are not rare.
  • The ocean is RIGHT THERE.


  1. I have called this area home for over eight years now and have to say all of these are so true, except the smoking thing. I guess that depends on where one goes; I think I smell pot more often than tobacco smoke at this point. I also wish I could actually smell and hear the ocean a bit more often!

    1. Oh my goodness, someone actually read this? Someone local? I'm delighted! Hello, College Gardener! Compared to the DC area, EVERYONE here smokes. Boston, I worry about your lungs.

      I am going to be mining your blog for Zone 6 gardening advice, College...