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Old 05-07-19, 05:00 PM
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Neighbors just back from Boston



They love this beer. So any of you Bostonians drink this? Anyway they had a great time in Boston. They brought me this t-shirt when I put it on I started dropping the Rs like car became caw lol.
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Paak yaw caa at the Haavaad Yaad.
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Been years since I have been there. It is an awesome city. One of my top favorites. Was there with a co-worker for a conference. We had dinner in the Italian distinct.

The local fire fighters band accompanies the local church for a fund raiser. They walk though the streets carrying the icon of a saint. Ribbons come from the icon. The band plays and neighbors come and pin money to the ribbons. Many join in the parade.

The restaurant seated us at the window next to the sidewalk. The band just happened to stop right in front of out window and serenaded us for a bit. It was totally cool. Unfortunately my very attractive female co-worker had plans with another guy from another company after dinner. So while the band was a lot of fun, it didn't work any magic for me that night.

If you ever get a chance to visit then go. A city well worth a visit.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Paak yaw caa at the Haavaad Yaad.
I had a teacher in Kollage that was from Boston and he was very cool, Chit I learned from him in 3 months that took me in four years to learn in traditional college.


4 wait 5 years
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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
Been years since I have been there. It is an awesome city. One of my top favorites. Was there with a co-worker for a conference. We had dinner in the Italian distinct.

The local fire fighters band accompanies the local church for a fund raiser. They walk though the streets carrying the icon of a saint. Ribbons come from the icon. The band plays and neighbors come and pin money to the ribbons. Many join in the parade.

The restaurant seated us at the window next to the sidewalk. The band just happened to stop right in front of out window and serenaded us for a bit. It was totally cool. Unfortunately my very attractive female co-worker had plans with another guy from another company after dinner. So while the band was a lot of fun, it didn't work any magic for me that night.

If you ever get a chance to visit then go. A city well worth a visit.
She can only change her mind anyway how is the Montour and Gap Trail doing these days?
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Back in the day (I figure around 1986 or '87?), I worked for a company that was shutting down its branch just outside of Boston. The company flew a bunch of people in to manage the dumpster fire. The only upside to being there was getting into the city and visiting Commonwealth Brewing on Portland Street near the Gardens. It was one of the first brewpubs in the country at the time. Going the first time was like having an epiphany...a light shown down from heaven and a voice said, "My son, this is what beer should taste like."

Spend $10 each and we could face another day at the dumpster fire.
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I went to high school in western Mass. That accent drove crazy. Sorry, but there is an "h" in "Amherst." And you have a "heart attack," not a "hotta tack."
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Ipswich is not Boston.
I've spend a good amount of time visiting both.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I went to high school in western Mass. That accent drove crazy. Sorry, but there is an "h" in "Amherst." And you have a "heart attack," not a "hotta tack."
I went to ARHS, but lived in the surrounding hills
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I worked one summer in a gift shop in a costal town in Maine. One day, a woman from Boston came in and demanded emphatically to know whether we had labstah fax. Being from Chicago, it took several increasingly tense and animated iterations before I was able to deduce that she required a lobster fork.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
: anyway how is the Montour and Gap Trail doing these days?
Better than ever come on up.
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Originally Posted by Altair 4 View Post
Back in the day (I figure around 1986 or '87?),


Spend $10 each and we could face another day at the dumpster fire.
Huh??
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I went to high school in western Mass. That accent drove crazy. Sorry, but there is an "h" in "Amherst." And you have a "heart attack," not a "hotta tack."
In the army we had a medic who was from Boston. He was fascinated about those of us from Kansas, like he just couldn't wrap his head around it.

He asked me one day if I grew up on a fam. I had no idea what he was talking about. He asked me again several times before finally saying "a fam... like with cows." And I realized he meant farm.

(Also the answer is no. Not everyone here farms. In fact very few people do since the farms are all owned by like 3 people/corporations.)
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Two summers ago I was in a town about 45 minutes west of Ipswich for work training. One afternoon, two fellow trainees and myself hopped a commuter train to Boston for beer and pizza. I can't remember the brand of beer at all.



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Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
Ipswich is not Boston.
I've spend a good amount of time visiting both.
Coke ain’t Pepsi They ventured around the Boston area as well.
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
Two summers ago I was in a town about 45 minutes west of Ipswich for work training. One afternoon, two fellow trainees and myself hopped a commuter train to Boston for beer and pizza. I can't remember the brand of beer at all.



Pizza looks good.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Pizza looks good.
I could use some pizza right now.
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I spent one summer in Cambridge, it was pretty nice. Did some of the tourist stuff in Boston as well. Wish I had gone to tour the Harvard and MIT campuses.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
I worked one summer in a gift shop in a costal town in Maine. One day, a woman from Boston came in and demanded emphatically to know whether we had labstah fax. Being from Chicago, it took several increasingly tense and animated iterations before I was able to deduce that she required a lobster fork.
I had a similar problem when I moved to Texas. We were divided by a common language.
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Neighbors just back from Boston
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Paak yaw caa at the Haavaad Yaad.
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
...A well-known local Boston comic was asked to say, Park the car in Harvard Yard (Pahk the cah in Hahvahd Yahd)” to which he replied, "Whaht ah ya, retahded?”
I’m transplanted from Detroit and have lived here for over forty years. Love this place, and I have posted:
Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
Been years since I have been there. It is an awesome city. One of my top favorites. Was there with a co-worker for a conference. We had dinner in the Italian distinct…

If you ever get a chance to visit then go. A city well worth a visit.
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
... All my visitors have a great time here. Not to brag, but e.g…
Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Well, all the ones which made it out alive ...
I really enjoy showing visitors around Boston on informal walking tours [or bikes], and I would offer that to a fellow BF subscriber, but I'm a pretty busy person, and would need a heads up to see if I'm available at a mutually agreeable time
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...Our trip to Boston was more fun than I could have ever anticipated. I would highly recommend a visit to Boston to anyone. What a beautiful city--and if you are lucky enough to have someone as conscientious, thoughtful, and generous as Jim from Boston guiding you through that trip, you'll have it made!

We were able to see some really interesting things in Boston, and Boston has a great deal to offer. We were only there for the weekend, but I wish we had had more time to see the city.
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… I loved Bahstahn a bunch, one cannot really call it a college town, it is the college town and consequently has become very bike friendly. I was really impressed with the bike infrastructure developed in the town and the overall safety of the city..
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Spent a great weekend with Jim (Jimfromboston). Arrived Friday afternoon and we took off for a ride around the city...

Jim is quite the tour leader. Very knowledgeable about Boston and passed on lots of it’s history. We also ate extremely well. Everything from fresh fish to Italian, and ending Sunday evening at a Thai restaurant. All-in-all it was a great weekend...

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Neighbors just back from Boston
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Ipswich is not Boston.
I've spend a good amount of time visiting both.
Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Coke ain’t Pepsi They ventured around the Boston area as well.
On a different thread,
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Every different soda is referred to as Coke Jimbo what kind of Coke do you want? Oh Big Red will be great. Some restaurants only serve Pepsi I suspect they are owned by PepsiCo.

Anyway I ask for a Coke but they say we don’t have Coke we have Pepsi. I’m thinking I don’t care! It’s the same thing! Then I remember as kid watching Saturday Night Live and the skit that went Cheese Burger Cheese Burger Cheese Burger No Coke Pepsi.
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That doesn't help me understand what 'red soda' is. If Big Red is the king of red sodas, what is the queen?
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I have heard that in some regions of the country, some “sodas” (or “tonics” as in Boston), are called Cokes (not Coca Cola). In Michigan they are “pop.”

Some regional flavors there are Red Pop (kind of strawberry) and Rock and Rye (kind of a cola (not Coke or Pepsi). My college roomate (from Michigan) said only a Michiganian could recognize Red Pop as strawberry flavor. In Boston though, a pop is a shot of hard liquor.

Recently here in Boston, a colleague from Ohio got intrigued with Moxie (with kind of a bitter taste as I recall). A radio talk show host (Maine native) recently claimed that a characteristic of Mainers is that they can digest Moxie.

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Lived in Boston upon a time, now visit irregularly.

Gave up drinking, but in my drinking days, Ipswich was pretty darn good. Especially their Oatmeal Stout -- seriously good ale. There's way too much good microbrew coming out of New England nowadays.

Regina Pizza is overrated. I mean, it's decent, not horrible, but I'll take pretty much any wood-fired brick oven pizza over it, any day.

Moxie is the Jaegermeister of sodas...

True story -- first day working at the local grocery store in ME, I was told to go fill the tonic. I.e. truck out the backstock to replenish the sales shelves. I dutifully did as was told. When I checked in with Boss, he said, Wait, done already? That's impossible. Nope. OK, let's go check it out. I had filled all the different kinds of Tonic Water we sold. But of course not the rest of the soda aisle... He thought I was a total smartass until I explained to him that I'd never heard of soda referred to as tonic.
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Regina Pizza is overrated. I mean, it's decent, not horrible, but I'll take pretty much any wood-fired brick oven pizza over it, any day.
Never heard of Regina's until that afternoon. Found it on the internet for pizza within walking distance of where the train dropped us off. Our companies reimbursed us for the food and the beer. Beats the heck out of the franchise pizza joints we have down here.

My favorite pizza joint near me was called Maui Brother's Pizza. A little dive of a pizza place that served good pizza (for here) for little money.

Then they sold to someone else that kept the name, but apparently the recipes weren't purchased with the company. That place didn't last one more year. Sucks big time as any other decent pizza here requires me to drive 20 miles into town.

BTW, y'all New Englanders seem to have as many Italian and Pizza restaurants as we have Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants.
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