Monday, September 8, 2008

Boston is Beautiful and Other Observations.

For starters:
-The grass and trees are very green.
-The accent is not a myth.
-Dunkn' Donuts on every corner is also not a myth.
-It is muggy. Not all of the time, but sometimes.
-Everything is very small here and close together, everything meaning the buildings.
-Most of these buildings are fancy, including the 7-11's.
-The close proximity is made possible by Boston's complete lack of belief in parking lots.
-While most cities love their sports teams, Bostonians really, Really love the Red Sox.
-There are a multitude of bicyclists, and every one of them makes me jealous and/or really want to buy a bike here.
-Most of said bikers are wearing helmets, which is probably wise since the streets are narrow and the cars are fast.
-Traveling 3.7 miles is bound to take at least an hour, regardless of the mode of transportation.
-Boston does a marvelous job preserving and living with its history.
-My ward looks more like a BYU ward than my BYU ward.
-People are kind and helpful.

Things I like here:
-Max and Betty
-Veggie Planet
-Harvard Square
-The Brattle Theater
-the North End/bay
-the historical sites
-the delicious lemonade I had at Boston Common
-the museums
-The Boston Public Library (which looks like a museum)

Things I don't like here:
-the humidity
-what the humidity does to my already wildly curly hair
-being able to count the number of friends I have on one hand

Words that are starting to take on meaning:
-Inbound/Outbound
-The T
-Greenline
-Fenway
-GSLIS (Graduate School of Library and Information Science)
-Reference Interview

5 comments:

Ashley said...

Yay for the update! Basically the only thing I remember from when I went to Boston is the prevalence of Dunkin' Donuts. I was young and that was what was important to me. :)

I know what you mean about lack of friends. It's hard moving to a new place. You are much braver than me, though. Miss you!

Thirdmango said...

ah man you didn't put me on your things I like here. :)

Rachel. said...

ashley, I am not very brave, but trying, so thank you. And I love you, and miss you too.

jon, the list is by no means exhaustive. for now you ought to feel proud that you introduced me to/influenced two of the things on the list.

The Dancing Newt said...

Veggie Planet! Excellent. Let's go some time.

Are you vegetarian too?

rachel said...

I'm coming to visit in october. maybe we'll see eachother. i'm staying with your only friends, max and elizabeth.