Apparently, B Street is now the Seaport District.
Home 'n' hearth
Nobody messes with Moe's garden. So when woodchucks started feasting on it and moth balls failed to keep them away, Jeff got all Caddyshack on them:
... I poured tiki torch fuel down their hole and set it on fire. Then I set some mothballs on fire and rolled those down the hole too.
While I didn't manage to start a forest fire, I... Read more
Boston Condo Guy provides an overview of a $15 million unit in Trinity Place at 1 Huntington Ave. The unit actually consists of two previously separate condos that were smushed into one giant unit with 8,500 square feet, eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms and four entire parking spaces - they were consolidated by some guy who spent a bit under $8 million for them back... Read more
Jane confronts one at eye level and the results are not pretty:
... Now my bedroom wall is adorned by centipede guts that I can't seem to clean off! ...
Among other things, don't make the proximity of a Dunkin' Donuts a selling point:
... In the Boston area, that's no more remarkable than saying that you've got indoor plumbing.
I am not Tippi Hedren and this is not Bodega Bay, so knock it off.
He might forget about his answering-machine crusade for awhile and figure out why it's so frickin' difficult for residents to get a hydrant and guard rail taken out by a car repaired:
... We figured that the fire hydrant was the responsibility of the Public Works Department and that the guardrail would be cared for by the Boston Transportation Department. Makes sense, doesn't it?... Read more
I got the following e-mail from somebody who wanted to know if either anybody knows about the situation he describes or Walpole/Norwood forums to which he could post. If you know about either, post here or mail me and I'll forward:
I am looking at a house in Walpole that is right off Pleasant St On Pleasant St. about a quarter mile from the... Read more
One of them rolled right through Jay Brewer's house last night:
... We decided to turn off all non-essential equipment and AC units until bed time, but it didn't make much difference, in the end we had to turn off all of them as they didn't really cool or work well, and you can damage the units if they continue to work under low... Read more
Moving out of a triple decker means some of your furniture doesn't fit down the stairwell. That's Leyre's husband lower my chair down from the balcony of our (well, not ours anymore!) third floor apartment. ...... Read more
No one enjoys having their apartment up for lease, but do rental agents always have to make things so much worse for those of us running down the last weeks of our tenancy? I know they're eager to get their commissions, but don't they understand that to do that they just might want to make a good faith effort at getting the on the good... Read more
I've witnessed people being Massholes while they drive, ride the T, watch (talk through) a movie to name a few scenarios. Tonight however, I'm faced with an entirely new experience that rivals the others.
The 10pm Apartment Move-In
I've often asked myself "Is there anything so mundane that it cannot be Massholified?" Apparently not, as moving into one's apartment now takes its place high on... Read more
I've been out of the apartment scene for awhile now, so I guess I didn't realize the importance of Dunkin' Donuts proximity as a selling point.
Boston Gal reports a Globe writer is putting together a story on people who grow citrus plants indoors. But she needs to talk to you this weekend.
Jennifer Forman Orth reports how she got a mail-order nursery to stop shipping ornamental plants to Massachusetts that were banned by the state Department of Agriculture last year as invasive species. Among them: Dwarf burning bush.
Do you hate to clean your apartment?
Do you love to play drinking games till you pass out??
Do you drink heavily on the weekends and sometimes the weekdays too?... Read more
Boston's refusal to give recycling bins to people in large apartment buildings collides with a cranky old lady and Heather Martin is right in the middle.
ChezNiki posts a diary of the fire alarm that got her and her neighbors up early this morning:
... 2:32am May 1st, 2007 ((siren, light and voice fire alarm go off, throwing nightgown on, sticking my head out the front door, seeing neighbor walking the hall, ringing small hand bell)) ...
After several years as a Green Line rider, Amy begins to get used to life on the Red Line:
... Once I get used to the toilets flushing the other way on the other side of the river, I think I'll be happy there.