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03-23-2011, 12:31 PM
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Kate,

Mr. Solka will be at the Rangers game with me Saturday if you want to come and join us in the concourse where we usually meet.

You can chirp him all you want there.

OT: PS, good times last night. That kid ended up telling me McQuaid wouldn't even be good in the AHL and Ryder and Chara are our only two NHL Caliber players.

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And the lady claiming to be a hairdresser from Buffalo that accidentally got stuck in Boston, don't give her any money!
I guess credit card is good?

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Kate,

Mr. Solka will be at the Rangers game with me Saturday if you want to come and join us in the concourse where we usually meet.

You can chirp him all you want there.

OT: PS, good times last night. That kid ended up telling me McQuaid wouldn't even be good in the AHL and Ryder and Chara are our only two NHL Caliber players.
Oh boo! I'm not going to the game on Saturday -- wedding #2 in the last 2 weeks I hope you guys have a blast though.

I posted this in the PGT....which wasn't really a PGT at all, more of a thread about the radio show....but I looked behind me and saw the chuckleheads you were referring to. They looked like real winners.

The fact that they chose Ryder over, oh, I don't know -- say Lucic or Bergeron? Tells me all I needed to know.

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I heard Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan are the only bad areas.
Don't forget Hyde Park!

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Oh boo! I'm not going to the game on Saturday -- wedding #2 in the last 2 weeks I hope you guys have a blast though.
My friend is currently in her "all my friends are getting married at the same time and I've been to a hundred weddings the last 2 years" age...are you in the same boat?

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My friend is currently in her "all my friends are getting married at the same time and I've been to a hundred weddings the last 2 years" age...are you in the same boat?
I had/have 6 weddings from March 19 - June 25. So yes...that boat is getting crowded!

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Kate,

Mr. Solka will be at the Rangers game with me Saturday if you want to come and join us in the concourse where we usually meet.

You can chirp him all you want there.

OT: PS, good times last night. That kid ended up telling me McQuaid wouldn't even be good in the AHL and Ryder and Chara are our only two NHL Caliber players.
you're taking a habs fan to a bruins game that doesn't include the habs....sacre bleu!

the bear will not be happy with you!

i'll be at the game sat and if i see you two i might have to break out my "do not approve face" thats serious business

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you're taking a habs fan to a bruins game that doesn't include the habs....sacre bleu!

the bear will not be happy with you!

i'll be at the game sat and if i see you two i might have to break out my "do not approve face" thats serious business
What?

I'll cheer for the Bruins, obviously. Who can like the Rangers?

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you're taking a habs fan to a bruins game that doesn't include the habs....sacre bleu!

the bear will not be happy with you!

i'll be at the game sat and if i see you two i might have to break out my "do not approve face" thats serious business
He's been banned from wearing any canadiens attire. He knows the rules.

I have the divorce papers waiting in hand just incase he forgets........

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I bring you a visitor's guide to Boston. Enjoy!




The geographical center of Boston is in Roxbury. Due north of the center we find the South End.
This is not to be confused with South Boston which lies directly east from the South End.
North of the South End is East Boston and southwest of East Boston is the North End.

Harvard Bridge
The bridge connecting Boston and Cambridge via Massachusetts Avenue is commonly known
as the Harvard Bridge. When it was built, the state offered to name the bridge for the Cambridge
school that could present the best claim for the honor. Harvard submitted an essay detailing its
contributions to education in America, concluding that it deserved the honor of having a bridge
leading into Cambridge named for the institution. MIT did a structural analysis of the bridge and
found it so full of defects that they agreed that it should be named for Harvard.
This is all true

Information on Boston and the Surrounding Areas:
There is no school on School Street, no court on Court Street, no dock on Dock Square, and no
water on Water Street. Back Bay Boston streets are in alphabetical awddah: Arlington , Berkeley,
Clarendon, Dartmouth, etc. So are South Boston streets: A, B, C, D, etc. If the streets are named
after trees (e.g. Walnut, Chestnut, Cedar), you are on Beacon Hill. If they are named after poets, you are in Wellesley.

Massachusetts Avenue is Mass Ave. Commonwealth Avenue is Comm Ave.
South Boston is Southie. The South End is the South End. East Boston
is Eastie. The North End is east of the former West End. The West End
and Scully Square are no more; a guy named Rappaport got rid of
them one night. Roxbury is The Burree, Jamaica Plain is J.P.

How to say these Massachusetts city names correctly (Say it wrong and be shunned).
Worcester : Wuhsta (or Wistah)
Gloucester : Glawsta
Leicester: Lesta
Woburn: Woobun
Dedham : Dead-um
Revere: Re -vee-ah
Quincy: Quinzee
Tewksbury : Tooks ber ry
Leominster : Le-min-sta
Peabody: Pee-ba-dee
Waltham : Walth-ham
Chatham: Chaddum
Samoset: Sam-oh-set or Sum-aw-set, but nevah Summerset!

Definitions:
Frappes are made with ice cream; milkshakes are not.
If it is carbonated and flavored, it is tonic.
Soda means CLUB SODA.
Pop refers to DAD.
When we want Tonic WATER, we will ask for TONIC WATER.
The smallest beer is a pint. Scrod is whatever they tell you it is, usually fish.
If you paid more than $7/pound, you got scrod.
It is not a water fountain; it is a bubblah.
It is not a trashcan; it is a barrel.
It is not a spucky, a hero, or a grinder; it is a sub.
It is not a shopping caht; it is a carriage.
It is not a purse; it is a pockabook.
They are not franks; they are haht dahgs; franks are money used Switzahland.
Police do not drive patrol units or black and whites; they drive a crewza.
If you take the bus, your on the looza crooza.
It is not a rubber band; it is an elastic.
It is not a traffic circle, it is a rotary.
"Going to the islands" means going to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket.

The Sox = The Red Sox
The Cs = The Celtics
The Bs = The Bruins
The Pats =The Patriots

Things not to do:

Do not pahk your cah in Hahvid Yahd. They will tow it to Meffa (Medford ) or Summahville (Somerville) .
Do not sleep on the Common. (Boston Common)
Do not wear orange in Southie on St. Patrick's Day.

Things you should know:

There are two State Houses, two City Halls, two courthouses, and two Hancock buildings (one is very old; one is relatively new).
The colored lights on top the old Hancock tell the weatha:
"Solid blue, clear view."
"Flashing blue, clouds due."
"Solid red, rain ahead."
"Flashing red, snow instead." (except in summer, flashing red means the Red Sox game was rained out!
Most people live here all their life and still do not know what the hell is going on with this one.
Route 128 South is I-95 south. It is also I-93 north.
The underground train is not a subway. It is the T, and it does not run all night (fah chrysakes,
this ain't Noo Yawk).
Order the cold tea in China Town after 2:00 am; you will get a kettle full of beer.

Bostonians: think that it is their God-given right to cut off someone in traffic.
Bostonians: think that there are only 25 letters in the alphabet (no Rs, except in idear.
Bostonians: think that three straight days of 90+ temperatures is a heat wave.
Bostonians: refer to six inches of snow as a dusting.
Bostonians: always bang a left as soon as the light turns green, and oncoming traffic always expects it..
Bostonians: believe that using your turn signal is a sign of weakness.
Bostonians: think that 63 degree ocean water is warm.
Bostonians: think Rhode Island accents are annoying.

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03-24-2011, 10:17 AM
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"Bostonians: refer to six inches of snow as a dusting."

I wish that was true (born and bred Syrcause boy).

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I heard Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan are the only bad areas.
I'd like to know, just out of curiosity, how many people posting stuff like this have ACTUALLY been to any of these places.

And driving through Dorchester on the Expressway doesn't count.

And as far as the snow goes, it is a dusting. The only people who make a big deal out of it either aren't from around here or are broadcasters. News stations LIVE for snow.

If you live in the Northeast and think six inches of snow is a lot, you should probably move.

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My dad is looking at apartments in the Fenway section (walking distance from fenway) safe area?
Definitely. Fenway is a desirable area. You pay a bit of a premium to live there.

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Hey, I'm traveling up to Boston for the first time for the 18,19, and possibly 20th of April. I know there probably won't be a Bruins game to check out, but I'm still hoping the playoff schedule shakes out in my favor ( I might be able to get up there the 15th). I have a few questions about visiting the city...
Where are the best places to go for Bruins merchandise/ect? Is there a Bruins museum?
Is the arena open on non-game days? Possible tour like Fenway?
Is it possible to catch a Bruins practice, and if so where?
What are some of the best sports bars in the area (esp. for hockey/Bruins)?
Where are some other good places to eat/drink?
Where is there good shopping?
What other attractions are good to check out?

Thanks in advance, I know some of these questions may have been answered already but in my search I haven't found some of them. Anybody with info it's greatly appreciated.

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haha! thought of my pops on this one! Big Waltah

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Hey, I'm traveling up to Boston for the first time for the 18,19, and possibly 20th of April. I know there probably won't be a Bruins game to check out, but I'm still hoping the playoff schedule shakes out in my favor ( I might be able to get up there the 15th). I have a few questions about visiting the city...
Where are the best places to go for Bruins merchandise/ect? Is there a Bruins museum?
Is the arena open on non-game days? Possible tour like Fenway?
Is it possible to catch a Bruins practice, and if so where?
What are some of the best sports bars in the area (esp. for hockey/Bruins)?
Where are some other good places to eat/drink?
Where is there good shopping?
What other attractions are good to check out?

Thanks in advance, I know some of these questions may have been answered already but in my search I haven't found some of them. Anybody with info it's greatly appreciated.


There is the Sports Museum, which is located in the TD Garden.

Bruins merch in the Pro Shop at the TD Garden.

I dont think there is an arena tour, the building is kind of a cookie cutter arena, built in the mid 90s. Not exactly a ton of history/charm like Fenway.

Bruins practice about 40 mins from the city in the suburbs, at the Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, MA. Practice info is on the Bruins website and there is a phone # to call for more info.

There are a bunch of bars across from the TD Garden on Canal St. / that general area.

Eat Drink, in and around the garden is the North End, Fanueil Hall.

There's tons of other things, just got to sort through this thread, I am sure we have covered it somewhere.

-Damon

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Hey, I'm traveling up to Boston for the first time for the 18,19, and possibly 20th of April. I know there probably won't be a Bruins game to check out, but I'm still hoping the playoff schedule shakes out in my favor ( I might be able to get up there the 15th). I have a few questions about visiting the city...
Where are the best places to go for Bruins merchandise/ect? Is there a Bruins museum?
Is the arena open on non-game days? Possible tour like Fenway?
Is it possible to catch a Bruins practice, and if so where?
What are some of the best sports bars in the area (esp. for hockey/Bruins)?
Where are some other good places to eat/drink?
Where is there good shopping?
What other attractions are good to check out?

Thanks in advance, I know some of these questions may have been answered already but in my search I haven't found some of them. Anybody with info it's greatly appreciated.

If you've got kids the Museum of Science is a good take but avoid the Aquarium - tremendously overpriced and a cookie cutter aquarium.

Shopping; Downtown Crossing is between Faneuil Hall and the Common and Public Gardens it has run of the mill mall type stores

High end stuff is on Newbury St. which is also near the Common.

Boston isn't a huge city and when my wife and I have stayed in the city we generally stay near Faneuil Hall (usually at the Omni Parker House) and have walked from there to Newbury St., Downtown Crossing, The Garden, Faneuil Hall, The North End, and the Freedom Trail, which covers much of the tourist stuff.


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Hey guys, I'll be heading down to Boston this Friday with my girlfriend and her family for the Boston Marathon (her mother is running). We'll be checking out the Red Sox-Blue Jays game on Saturday, followed by heading to the Garden for Game 2 of the Bruins-Habs. I've never been to a real NHL hockey game, except for one exhibition game and one intrasquad game in my home province in Canada. Is there anything we need to know about going to Sox/Bruins games? We'll also be checking out the aquarium on Sunday. Finally, we are staying in Tewkesbury and our bus is going back to the hotel at 7 on Saturday...how hard will it be to catch a train or something back to that area after the game Saturday night? Thanks for the help.

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Hey guys, I'll be heading down to Boston this Friday with my girlfriend and her family for the Boston Marathon (her mother is running). We'll be checking out the Red Sox-Blue Jays game on Saturday, followed by heading to the Garden for Game 2 of the Bruins-Habs. I've never been to a real NHL hockey game, except for one exhibition game and one intrasquad game in my home province in Canada. Is there anything we need to know about going to Sox/Bruins games? We'll also be checking out the aquarium on Sunday. Finally, we are staying in Tewkesbury and our bus is going back to the hotel at 7 on Saturday...how hard will it be to catch a train or something back to that area after the game Saturday night? Thanks for the help.
Red Sox game.. if they lose again and you see a large group of people walking towards something called the Tobin Bridge.. DO. NOT. FOLLOW.

Seriously though, not 100% on the Red Sox bag policy.. but for the TD Garden. No bags. There seems to be no way around this. Avoid bringing any.

Tewksbury might be rough. Closest Commuter Rail station appears to be North Billerica which is almost three miles away.
http://mbta.com/rider_tools/ -- you can type in exact times and addresses there and let it do all the work!

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Red Sox game.. if they lose again and you see a large group of people walking towards something called the Tobin Bridge.. DO. NOT. FOLLOW.

Seriously though, not 100% on the Red Sox bag policy.. but for the TD Garden. No bags. There seems to be no way around this. Avoid bringing any.

Tewksbury might be rough. Closest Commuter Rail station appears to be North Billerica which is almost three miles away.
http://mbta.com/rider_tools/ -- you can type in exact times and addresses there and let it do all the work!
The Garden's bag policy is a tricky one.
Backpacks are a definite NO. But I've brought a purse and its fine...a friend once brought a sizable tote bag (maybe about 10"x12" since she came to the game directly after classes) and they let her in after checking it.
I guesss its easier to get away with as a female, though having a bag with you in general is unwieldy and inconvenient.

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The Garden's bag policy is a tricky one.
Backpacks are a definite NO. But I've brought a purse and its fine...a friend once brought a sizable tote bag (maybe about 10"x12" since she came to the game directly after classes) and they let her in after checking it.
I guesss its easier to get away with as a female, though having a bag with you in general is unwieldy and inconvenient.
I can tell you laptop bags/laptops are a NO NO. I tried to go to a game after work one time and they wouldnt let me in. I even offered to empty out the contents of the bag and go through each compartment one by one. No dice.

Luckily, my cousin lives nearby and he met me to take my laptop bag. Lesson learned!

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