This guy is from here ....
And so is his brother ....
And his other brother opened one of my new favorite burger joints here .....
What else do I love about Boston?
The sports. You can't beat Boston sports!
Well, I guess technically you can.
The Red Sox came in last place last season, right?
Whatever, we still love them. My kids are yelling "Yooooouk!!!!" right now as I type this, even though Kevin Youkilis isn't even a Red Sox player anymore. (And for the record, he called into a local radio show yesterday to tell the people of Boston that he's thinking about them.)
The Patriots, The Celtics, The Red Sox, The Bruins and the Revolution are all proud Boston teams, with the most loyal fans in the world. Hearing that all the MLB teams who played yesterday, played Sweet Caroline during the 7th inning stretch brings tears to my eyes. Even our fiercest rivals in NY have our backs and it's heartwarming.
Our city is steeped in history. Cool history too. I grew up taking field trips along the Freedom Trail, learning about The Boston Tea Party, Deborah Sampson and Paul Revere. We spend summers down the road from Plymouth Rock. I read my kids Make Way For Ducklings and talk about riding on the Swan Boats in the summer. My husband and I went on those very Swan Boats the day we found out we were having 2 boys. It's Boston's history and it's MY history.
Boston has the best hospitals in the world. I know, it's not a very entertaining or funny "fave", but I think it's a good one. It's one you don't think about until you need and want the best medical care there is, for people you love. I was lucky enough to be close to them when my damn water broke at 28 weeks! Brigham and Women's Hospital took me in, kept me healthy and kept those boys of mine in for another month. The nurses were great, the doctors were great (with the exception of one nose-picker, who also scratched his man parts as he talked to me about my impending C-section. No thanks, I'm all set with your booger hands done in my lady parts!) and the food was great. If I was going to be hospitalized for a month, worried sick about my unborn little guys, Boston was where I wanted to be. I try to forget about my hospital being a teaching hospital and that my "case" was a teaching case, meaning I got all of the students at the foot of my bed every few hours, looking up in "there", "learning". And once my little preemies arrived, we had the best doctors helping us to navigate the twin preemie experience at Children's Hospital.
These 2 hospitals are among the hospitals caring for those injured this week at the Boston Marathon. Needless to say, they are in fantastic hands.
OK, I'm not really that into beans, but we have Boston Baked Beans and why not be proud of them? I mean, Philly has the Cheese Steaks, Chicago has Deep Dish Pizza, and New York has Cheesecake. Boston has Beans. Whatever, we have it, may as well rock it and apparently, we do.
Harvard, Boston College, Boston University, Bentley, Babson, Berkley, Emerson, MIT, Tufts. And those are a literal handful of the fantastic schools around! I know! We're Wicked Smaht!
I love the people here. OK, well for the most part. And look at all of the famous people who have come from Boston:
Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Mark Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg, Steve Carrell, James Spader, Mindy Kaling, BJ Novak, Stiffler's Mom, Maura Tierney, Conan O'Brien, Steven Tyler, Tom Bergeron, Dennis Leary, Amy Pohler, Rachel Dratch, The Commish, John Krasinsky, Louie CK, Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Pompeo, Jay Leno, Bridget Moynahan and Bobby Brown.
I mean, it's a who's who of who my stalking list! Well, with the exception of Bobby Brown. That guy is just crazy.
|Remember when Michael Chiklis was the Commish?|
For every Curse of the Bambino, there is a World Series Win.
For every Winter Hill Gang, there is a Camelot.
For every 2-feet-of-snow-in-April snowstorm, there is a Halloween with no coat needed, and beautiful red, orange and yellow leaves on the trees.
And for this devastation at the Boston Marathon, there will be a Dick and Rick Hoyt who will still run it next year.
You can't keep Boston down. We're wicked stubborn and we have wicked tempahs...sorry, tempers. We'll come through this stronger than ever!