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August 2018

Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! BDH, Little Buddha, and I were just discussing our plans for the long weekend. It's not clear if we'll be around Saturday or Sunday, but don't worry, we will be back by Monday at the latest. Tomorrow is September 1, which means it's moving season in Boston. The trucks are already showing up in the neighborhood, and if you need to drive somewhere in the area over the next two days, you should probably leave now. Well, check out today's headlines with us first, and "then" leave. The guys... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We were just looking at the weather forecast again. Should be a touch cooler, with a slight chance of rain. That's fine, as long as the rain isn't too heavy. I've got to spend a good amount of time in the car today, and I don't need a repeat of that flash flood incident from a few weeks ago. Other than that, everything is good here at the moment. BDH and Little Buddha were just talking about what they'd like to eat over Labor Day weekend. Don't tell them, but I think I'm... Read more →


We were scanning the Internet for the latest gossip about the upcoming Series 11 of Doctor Who, when we discovered that 11th Doctor Matt Smith has signed on for Star Wars: Episode IX! Good for him. Smith clearly expected his role in Terminator: Genisys in 2015 would be his big break as a movie star, but that film didn't do nearly as well as expected at the box office, and the franchise was put on hold. His portrayal of Prince Philip in The Crown was well-received (earning Smith his first-ever Emmy nomination), but now that he and co-star Claire Foy... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? It's already pretty stuffy in here, but BDH and Little Buddha just turned on all of the fans, so it should be a little better soon. It was actually a bit easier to sleep last night than I was expecting. Probably because I had a fan about six inches from my head. The only problem was that I misread my clock this morning and started to get out of bed a half hour before my alarm. There's no need for that silliness. Just one more day of this heat and humidity before we... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. We were just checking out the weather forecast. Looks like we've got a little heat wave coming for the next couple of days. Hmm, I better get my bike ride in earlier rather than later today. BDH and Little Buddha say they're happy to keep an eye on things here (and stay in front of the fans) while I'm gone. They also say that the coffee is ready. There's a fresh pot on the counter, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter.... Read more →


Allston Christmas is Coming to Town

We offer this song in tribute to the glory and the chaos that is known as "Allston Christmas," which takes place on September 1. Sing along, won't you? "Allston Christmas is Coming to Town" You're moving your stuff Pack it all nice Watch out for all the scurrying mice Allston Christmas is coming to town The students were gone But now they're all back It feels like we are under attack Allston Christmas is coming to town The couch you leave outside Won't stay there very long The only thing that would go faster Would be a brand new bong... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! We hope you all had a great weekend. It's considerably warmer in here this morning than it has been for the last week. Looks like summer isn't over just yet. We're still hoping to have a few late arrivals to the garden, so maybe this weather will help. Gardening season got off to a late start this year because of the extended winter, so it's only fair we get a little extra time on the back end, right? Right. In any case, BDH and Little Buddha just said the coffee is ready, so help yourself to... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Things are good on this end at the moment. It's a little chilly in here this morning, but that's not going to last long, according to the weather forecast. We're looking at highs of 85-95 for the next few days, so summer isn't over just yet. That works for us, maybe we'll get a few late-arriving guests in the garden. In the meantime, there are headlines to sort through and coffee to be enjoyed. The guys made a fresh pot, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear... Read more →


Tom Petty fans are getting a treat. The late singer's estate has released a video of a new version of the Petty tune, "You and Me," in advance of the upcoming An American Treasure box set. "You and Me" originally appeared on Petty's 2002 album, The Last DJ. The "Clubhouse Version" is more relaxed than the original, and it's a sweet video. There are plenty of clips of Petty's fans honoring him, as well as old footage of Petty himself. It's hard to watch this clip and not smile, while still feeling like the man left us far too soon.... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! This week went by quickly. I crossed off a number of items on the to-do list, but there's still plenty more to be done, like getting BDH and Little Buddha some new books for their fall reading. A local bookstore is having their annual sale this weekend, so we'll see if the guys find anything they like. They're welcome to get whatever they want, as long as it's not too scary. In the meantime, we've got headlines to sort through, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and... Read more →