Recently in Boston Category
Update: Sadly, the show tonight got cancelled due to the horrible weather outside. The good news is that it has been re-scheduled for June 12th! So, make sure you are there, hopefully it will be a much nicer day!
So, I am talking on the phone and the guy pulls up in front of my place and I go to hand him a $20 and ask for $10 back. A HUGE tip on a $7 cab ride, but I am always nice to cabbies and it was probably a slow night, so I know he will appreciate it. He says he has no change, can we go to the store down the block. I say the store is closed and I am not giving him $20 for a $7 ride. I tell him I am getting out, its his own fault. He starts to attempt to bargain with me in his broken English and since we all know I am way too nice, I say fine. So, we drive over to the 24 hour store which is 5 mins away. I jump out of the cab and go in and buy some gum (which I needed anyways, more on that in the next post) and come out. He drives me back to my place, I hand him $8 (why I still gave him a tip, I do not know) and head inside. A rather frustrating end to what had been a fun night up until then. That will teach me to trust anyone besides my friends over Green Cab. Green Cab ROCKS and if you are ever in Somerville or Charlestown and need a cab, you definitely should call them.
How fuckin stupid of a cab driver do you have to be to not carry change? Can someone please explain this to me?
My latest project was getting a web site set up for some of my rock star friends :) It went live tonight, so I give you 2nd Chance!
If you've been around the bars in Boston for a while, these two should look very familiar. They used to play in Central Basement, one of Boston's hottest bands for a very long time.
So now that they have the site up, you better find a night to hit one of their gigs. I highly recommend Thursday's at Ned's. Very chill atmosphere and FREE PIZZA!
Headed over to the Hynes today to start setting up for Linux World and noticed a Hynes Wireless Network ESSID. Connected to it no problem. Then started up Firefox to see what they were going to charge me. The site popped up, redirected me about 3 times and I was ready to go. Woohoo! Free WiFi. This will be nice during setup and breakdown. Usually it means sitting around doing nothing, this time it means sitting around downloading porn! No wait, working! Yeah, that's it, working!
It's a GORGEOUS day here in Boston. Bright and sunny out, 45 degrees already, might we hit 50? Hopefully this will do some big damage to the snow banks. Got the windows wide up to get some needed fresh air in to the house. Now just to get some stuff done and make it a productive day.
Holy crap! What a difference a week makes. Last week, when I woke up the weather applet on my computer said it was 66 out. When I woke up this morning, it said it was 1 out. Now, I just read the forecast and they are seeing we may have 1 to 2 FEET of snow by Sunday. I guess I will need to head to the store tomorrow and get provisions so I don't have to leave the house on Sunday. Guess I will be watching the game at home.