I’m A Feux Bostonian

Attention: It’s 2 weeks until Hurricane Gwen :gwen:

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Due to the upcoming event I have learned I am not the Bostonian I thought I was. I can’t think of anything local to offer her other than baked beans and who hasn’t had baked beans? Are Boston’s baked beans really that much better? I have no idea.

Luckily I have been to probably just about every landmark. I’ve been to the Museum of Fine Arts and practically fallen asleep at Fenway Park. Have I been to wherever the football games are? Beats me. I’m going to assume I haven’t.

I didn’t know anything about “The Curse of the Bambino” until like 10 years ago. I guess that explains why I wasn’t all that excited when we beat “the curse” a few years ago. I think I’ve only been to 2 Red Sox games, that I can remember, and the last one I went to I missed the entire game because I was too busy talking. I don’t think I’ve ever watched an entire game.

While I was born in Boston and spent many years living just outside of Boston I do speak all my Rs, most likely because I went to a private school for years. I am technically more “Boston” than most of my friends who actually have a Boston accent.

I still don’t entirely know who Ted Williams is but I know there is a tunnel named after him or I assume that’s the deal, unless he was named after the tunnel which would just be weird. I’m not even sure which tunnel it is.

I do however, say “wicked” a lot, so there’s that 🙂

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7 Comments

  1. edmcbride

    November 5, 2009 at 10:51 am

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Williams

    i don’t know a lot about boston either.

    theres the cheers bar there too

  2. B

    November 5, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I’m kinda the same way with Baltimore. I know the tourist trap stuff but no idea about the small and local places.

  3. Grant

    November 5, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Just buy her a can of clam chowder and call it a day.

  4. Amanda

    November 5, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Boston has a football team?

  5. Amanda

    November 5, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Oh what about Sam Adams? They have a brewery there, right?

  6. Barb

    November 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    What about Boston creme pie? Or maybe it isn’t really from Boston because of the way “creme” is spelled.

  7. MB

    November 5, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    I could give you a refresher course if you want. I don’t think I’ve ever gone to a Boston restaurant and had baked beans.

    I would recommend a good chowdah at Clarke’s or that place in Faneuil Hall where all the waitresses are mean. Oh, and make sure you make time for a trip to Galleria Umberto in the North End for pizza, panzarotti and calzone … yummmm.

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