A Gronk, A Papi, A Brady and A Bear

When I moved to Boston, I thought I knew the Boston celebrities.  Sam Adams, John Harvard, Sam Malone (not a real person) and Larry Bird.  Boy was I wrong.

Nope, the real celebrities here are named Gronkowski, Brady and Oar-tiz.  That last one I just added in for the effect of saying his name the way the people in Boston say it.

And the bear.  The keytar bear has to be a bigger celebrity than all of those guys.  Just kidding.  I don’t want Mr. Gronkowski kicking down my door.  But the bear at least belong in the pantheon of Boston celebrities, don’t you think?

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Boston Fashion File XLVI

So as my faithful blog reading public knows, Boston Fashion File travels to all the world’s fashion capitals.  Traverses the world looking for the best in fashion and style.  Milan, Paris, Providence, Rhode Island.

Yes, Providence, Rhode Island.  Its on the fashion axis.  Look it up.  Anyway, how did it get there?  Its excellent fashions of course.

I mean look at this man:

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This outfit is excellent.  Its full of statement pieces, well accessorized and it gets his point across.  He is a Providence Bruins fan.

Thank you Providence.  I think it is time you become one of the world’s fashion capitals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just A Couple of Love Taps Here and There

God do I ever love the sport of hockey.  Love taps, meditation box, chicken dances, substandard hot dogs and screaming kids.  I mean it all just combines for an excellent night’s entertainment.  I’m not kidding.

And boy do the Paper Cranes, I mean Providence Bruins ever bring it.  Last’s night game against the Allegany Phantoms was one for the ages.  No, really it was.  There were fights, checking, the goalie got pulled and yeah, the Paper Cranes lost, but it was great.  Oh and at one point there was a really long stoppage of play with a lot of gloves and helmets removed.

At the end, one of my hockey watching companions said “come on ladies, its time to start playing.”

Better luck next time, non-threatening paper birds!!!!  But you provided for some excellent pictures:

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Twisted Steel Octopus. With gauges.

I’ve been under the Old North Church before.  Yeah, you get to hear some crazy stories about graves and whatnot.  But the highlight of all visits for me is to visit the crazy steel octopus that lives down there.  Did I mention it has a lot of gauges on it?  No, well, you’ll get to see them now:

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We Approach The Elvis, But We Try Not to Disturb Him….

Like David Attenborough in a nature video.  Ah, to see an Elvis impersonator out in the wild, such a rare treat.

In Downtown Crossing too surprising given that it is the home of any number of human beatboxes, bears and leather cat suit wearing people.

And now, the King of Rock and Roll.  I love you with all my heart and blue skies from Hawaii smile on this our wedding day!!!!

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The Security Guard Turned Around, So I Went Hog Wild

Yes.  HOG WILD, I tell you.  I’ve been to the Gardner Museum about 10 times, which in my line of work is like only attending 75 Grateful Dead shows.  For those unfamiliar with that particular line of logic, your average Dead head would attend about 500 shows in their lifetime, so 75 is a proverbial drop in the bucket.

As the activities director at the Shady Pines, I mean at the school I work in, I’ve done every activity more that 30 times.  I haven’t paid to go to the Museum of Fine Arts in five years and have probably been there over 70 times.  I’ve been to the Harvard Natural History Museum 50 times.

Now the Gardner museum I’ve visited maybe 10 times.  Each and every time, they yelled every time I would try to photograph even their blessed courtyard and bless their little hearts for doing that.  Recently they changed their policy, after probably realizing that people have been photographing it for years.  The surrounding areas around the courtyard aren’t that well guarded anymore either, so one can go hog wild.  All this text for three photos?  Well, you read all the way to here.

Some photos for you as a reward:

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Carpe Diem Gentlemen

For one day we shall all be pushing up daisies.  I don’t know why I thought of that today when I somehow wandered onto the campus of Harvard Medical School.  I guess I kind of think of that environment as this highly Ivy League sort of an environment, which it may or may not be and it also reminded me of one of my favorite scenes in Dead Poets Society, where Mr. Keating, the wonderful Robin Williams, stands looking at all of the alumni of their prep school and whispers those word “carpe diem, gentlemen.”

Carpe Diem:

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