Boy, did I ‘ever save’ with Eversave

First and foremost, Easter was wonderful yesterday. We went to mass bright and early and since it was beautiful out again we hung out outside most of the day. We did come in for a delicious dinner and an amazing Celtics game (more on that in a minute…)

Some pictures from dinner and most importantly dessert…

All set for dinner!

mmm mmm good - Mrs. Temple's lemon cookies !

Ricotta pie - so good !

Another shot of the ricotta pie

Lots of extra hard boiled eggs lying around from Easter? Try some of these recipes from Women’s Health Magazine!

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20356798_1,00.html

Ok back to the Celtics… At this point I don’t even care how up and down they’ve been lately because you know why? They put Lebron in his place yesterday, which in turn put Celtics fans in their place as well – their happy place. The game was a nail biter and I honestly didn’t know if they could finish. They were up twenty points at times – they were ahead the whole game – but at the end it was thisclose! I’m pretty sure Lebron along with the rest of the Cavs thought they were going to pull through and win, but they didn’t! I’m so proud of the Celts! C’s 117, Cavs 113 :)

Yesterday was also opening day at Fenway – the Sox played the Yanks – and also won! Big day for Boston sport’s fans! Sox 9, Yankees 7.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/gallery/2010/04_04_10_sox_pregame/?camp=localsearch:on:twit:hp

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/04/there_really_is_a_dr_dre-jay-z.html – Dr. Dre was at the game showing off some of his new ‘Beats by Dr. Dre’ Red Sox headphones. He also said that his first single off his new album Detox features Jay-Z (called ‘Under Pressure.’ Sounds intriguing…)

This little boy is amazing -

In other Red Sox news, Victoria’s Secret is now selling MLB gear to make the ladies (and the men?) happy. Check it out -

http://www.vspink.com/style_guide/mlb_collection.jsp

Today’s Groupon is $20 for $40 worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Tantric India Bistro – 123 Stuart Street, Boston

http://tantricbistro.com/home/

http://www.groupon.com/boston

Their side deal is $12 for $25 worth of tea and accessories from the Tea District

http://www.groupon.com/deals/tea-district-boston

Redeem online here – http://www.teadistrict.com/

Today’s coupon from CoupMe is $15 for $30 worth of gourmet tea and coffee delivered to your door

http://www.coupme.com/

http://www.aromaridge.com/

Today’s deal from LivingSocial is $120 to spend on dance classes for only $30 at the Balera School of Ballroom Dance in Newton!

http://livingsocial.com/deals/1385-68-off-dance-classes

http://baleraballroom.mfbiz.com/

Rialto Restaurant offers $1 oysters on Mondays starting at 5:30pm at One Bennett Street, Harvard Square. Check it out -

http://www.rialto-restaurant.com/news/

The Red Rock Bistro (Swampscott) also has $1 oysters on Monday, as well as $1 Sliders, Corndogs and Grilled shrimp!

http://redrockbistro.com/Pages/monday_dollar_days.html

Want to ‘Find Wine on a Tight Budget’? Go to the Boston Wine School’s class this Wednesday (April 7th) from 6:30pm-8:30pm and taste affordable wines around the $10 mark.

More info here – http://www.bostonwineschool.com/

Purchase tickets here – https://www.localwineevents.com/tickets/i_want/295465

The people have spoken – Lady Gaga is most influential -

http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2010/04/public_deems_lady_gaga_exponte.html

Great tips for shopping on a budget from Style Boston -

http://www.necn.com/03/17/10/Tips-for-shopping-well-on-a-budget-/landing_styleboston.html?blockID=199149&feedID=4418

And, lastly I will leave you with this -

I *just* found out about http://www.eversave.com/boston. They just launched their website and are ready to bring you the *best* deals around the Boston area. Not only are they bringing you amazing deals, you’ll be giving back to the community with each purchase. 10% of the proceeds from select ‘Saves’ will go to local schools and charities. Think about it, you’ll actually be feeling good (not guilty)about spending! It’s a *win-win-win* situation – you get an awesome gift certificate to the hottest restaurants, spas, hotels, classes, etc., you save money, and you’re giving back to those in need. Gotta love that combo! :)

Read more here -

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Eversave-Launches-New-Group-Buying-Site-That-Offers-Consumers-Big-Discounts-Supports-1142538.htm

Today’s deal at Eversave (Boston edition) is $25 for $50 worth of food and drinks at Mantra – 52 Temple Place, Boston. Sounds amazing! More information at Mantra’s website here – http://www.mantrarestaurant.com/

Enjoy!

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Nap time at work?

Three things for you tonight…

I’m sitting at my desk today, putzing around, getting some stuff done on the computer when I hear a noise. It sounds like a raspy whisper mixed with a little bit of a squeak. What the hell is that? Are those damn mice back again?

Nope, not a mouse. Just the lady a few cubes down singing. Not only can I hear her singing, but I can also hear the music coming from her headphones. Now, this is not just any singing, this is gospel music singing. And I use the term ‘singing‘ loosely, this lady was breakin’ it dowwwn. The whole day I sporadically hear, ‘I just wanna praaaise himmm!’ Well, maybe that’s what you wanna do, but personally, I just wanna get my work done and go home.

I was thinking about this today… how weird would it be if you had nap time at work? After lunch everyone gets on their blanket and falls asleep for an hour and wakes up well rested. Sounds awesome doesn’t it? Well it wouldn’t be. Think about it, you’re on your blanket and somehow Pervy Pat’s blanket ends up next to yours every day. Or you’re late to nap time because your meeting ran over so the only place left is right in between BO Bertha and Stinky Steve. Or one day you wake up and the guy you went out with once for one drink (because you felt bad for him) is spooning you. Plus, when you wake up you’re gonna have bad breath, messy hair and are gonna be so out of it.

Lesson learned – nap time at work = an unpleasant, creepy situation.

Colin is a hunter. I think I have only met one, maybe two hunters before I started dating Colin. I’m from Long Island, I’m a flat lander as he likes to call me. Colin is from Vermont, a mountain man as I like to call him. Growing up hunting was as foreign to me as moral values are to Lindsay Lohan.

Anyway, tonight Colin received the package from Cabelas that he has been waiting for. It was like watching a five-year old come down the stairs on Christmas morning. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Colin this excited. Had I known I could have won him over with the combination of a turkey call and a turkey hunting vest (yes, that’s what it’s actually called) I would have bought them myself a lot sooner!

Poor Colin is SO excited about turkey season and I have ruined opening day for him. My birthday is Saturday, May 1st – opening day. I was born on opening day of turkey season?! Mom, how could you have done this? Sorry Colin!

Colin modeling his new gear

Go get them turkeys!

Ok, I must get to bed. Sweet dreams :)

Rain drops keep fallin’ on my head…

Now ladies and gentlemen, this person is prepared:

The biggest umbrella in America

Wanted to take the 4:30pm train. Didn’t. Got to North Station a few minutes early for the 5:15pm train. Nice. Ugh, delayed. Sit down. Homeless man comes over to me. “MOVE THAT STUFF SO I CAN SIT DOWN.” Yes sir. Moved stuff. Got a whiff. He unfortunately reeked of urine. I didn’t enjoy it. I’m sure he didn’t either. Actually, maybe he didn’t mind – was having a lovely conversation with himself. Not breathing/smelling through my nose. Waiting for the train. Please come, I’m nervous. Getting anxious. Don’t want homeless man to yell at me again. Don’t want to get up and move, will look rude. Waiting. Waiting. Ding! ‘The 5:15 train is now boarding on track numbah 4.’ Thank you Jesus. Got a seat on the train, sat next to man with delicious smelling popcorn. Disliked him for it. Passed out, mouth open. Sleepily woke up in Andover. Walked to gym in rain. Somehow found motivation for my run tonight. Finished without collapsing. Success. Walked home in the rain. Kind of enjoyed it. Came home to surprise cookies Meg made for me. She’s the best. Some American Idol. Falling asleep as I blog. Finishing this post and going to snooze.

  • The Addams Family comes to Broadway!

http://www.elle.com/Pop-Culture/Movies-TV-Music-Books/Stage-Fright-The-Addams-Family

  • Today’s deal from Buywithme – $12.50 for $25 worth of batting at Extra Innings in Watertown

http://www.buywithme.com/

  • The Trapp Brewery’s Grand Opening is April 16th-19th in Stowe, VT.

Book your reservation here – http://www.trappfamily.com/accommodations/specials-packages

  • Boston’s sustainable living expo is at the Hynes Convention Center April 9th-11th

Get your tickets here – http://www.d2eboston.com/visit/tickets09.php

*For the Local Bites preview party (Friday, April 9th 5pm-9pm), you pay $20 (online) or $25 (at door) and use that ticket the whole weekend. This will feature local chefs, green restaurants, sustainable wines and lots of sampling. More information call (617) 266-6540
  • Today (not much time left…) and tomorrow, receive 80% of all gift certificates bought on http://www.restaurant.com/ by entering ‘ZOO‘ (as in TravelZOO) as your promotional code. We can thank Nuge for that one!
  • April 17th the Coolidge Corner Theatre (290 Harvard Street, Brookline – 617.734.2501) is showing ‘Singin’ in the Rain‘ starring Gene Kelly! How appropriate for these past few weeks…
  • Celebrate Opening Day with cheap eats at the Fenway Cantina!
  • On Friday, April 16th The Outnet is celebrating their 1st birthday with a HUGE sale. Designer dresses, handbags, shoes, accessories, etc. for $1! Not even kidding. Limit one item per person (except for one lucky winner who will be allowed to purchase up to 5 items.) You have to RSVP before April 11th so get going! http://www.theoutnet.com/         http://ow.ly/1sLKg
  • A wonderful article from The Boston Globe of a former model who opened her own online makeup boutique that caters to all women – every color, every hair type out there. Here is Ms. Faint’s website – www.lovehue.com
  • Need a reason to head to Waltham? Here you go, the Candied Bacon Ice Cream Sundae. Served up at Jake’s Dixie Roadhouse. It has a fried bacon chocolate chip cookie (wtf? I don’t even care, because it sounds so damn good), maple-syrup-candied Vermont bacon ice cream, a BIG chocolate chip cookie, chocolate covered bacon bits on top as well as a drizzling of bacon vodka chocolate syrup, which can also be substituted with regular chocolate syrup. Sounds like my dream come true.

http://www.jakes-bbq.com/index2.php

  • And in more bacon news (so I can dream about it when I go to sleep), The Boston Bacon and Beer festival is Saturday, April 24th from 2pm-4pm at 540 Harrison Ave, Boston. http://bostonbaconandbeer.eventbrite.com/ *I hope they have an ambulance standing by.
To sleep, perchance to dream (of bacon…) Night! :)