Continuing with my guest bloggers is Julie! She is so very sweet, and we hit it off right away via our blogs and through emailing. She was actually the first blogger that I met 'in real life'. Her husband is in the same division as boyfriend, so I'm hoping we can do another Starbucks date again soon! Anyway, here is her post and be sure to show her some love :)
Hi! I’m Julie from “When Your Feet Don’t Touch the Ground.” That is way too long of a title I know. I am a twenty-something girl living in Tennessee, but I grew up in Massachusetts. When Dani needed a guest blogger for her spring break and conference time, I decided to volunteer and try to do something new. Since she is going to be spending time in Boston, I decided to share some info and things I love and hate about the city. Here goes!
Boston, the wonderful capital of Massachusetts, is home to many things including the Red Sox, the original Boston Tea Party, frappes, Ben Affleck, a lack of the letter “R”, and much more. I have a love/hate relationship with the city. After moving down South, I miss the certain things the city has to offer that I now have to drive far to find. The food is absolutely amazing. You can go almost anywhere in the city and have decent to fantastic clam chowdah with fish ‘n chips. While we have some chain restaurants, we have more individually owned unique establishments. There is just about every type of food you can imagine. I’m a big fan of the North End Italian restaurants and Gaslight in the South End. Don’t even get me started on bakeries. Visitors must stop at Mike’s Pastry for a cannoli or find a Rosie’s bakery to try a chocolate orgasm. Yes, that’s the name and yes, the brownie deserves that name. I love the sports fans here too. We may be a little too obnoxious, but in the past few years, don’t we deserve to be? Between the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots, we have a few teams to brag about. As geeky as it may be, I love the history of the city. Visitors need to walk along the Freedom Trail to see many historic sites that played crucial roles during the American Revolution.
I can tell you one big thing I hate about the city. People are not too friendly. Everyone is in a rush and a big fan of car horns. The up side to this is people in Boston are honest and will not sugarcoat things (something I have found in the South). I also despise the accent. It makes us sound dumb. Not everything is “wicked pissah” (translation “really awesome”). No matter how many times people ask me, I will not park the car in Harvard Yard. Finally, I hate Cambridge and Haaaaavahd, but that’s a topic for another day.Enjoy your conference in Boston Dani! Tell the city I miss it!