Anti-Love Activity Book

February 14, 2008

For all you independent, single people who don’t have romantic plans tomorrow (or today?), I made you a list of things you can do this weekend to erase Valentine’s Day from your mind. Forget it ever happened! There is nothing romantic about this list.

Friday: The National Golf Expo
Seaport World Trade Center
12:00pm to 8:00pm

The Expo will be all-new with more golf-related exhibits, displays, interactive features, and instructional seminars. Manufacturers are present with their latest offerings that you can test on the area’s largest indoor driving range. Retailers offer great deals on merchandise and many exhibitors feature innovative wares that you may not traditionally find in your local pro shop. Plus, there are travel destinations, golf resorts and courses to help you plan your season.

Saturday: Native Ferns, Moss & Grasses: Author’s Talk at the Harvard Museum of Natural History
Harvard Museum of Natural History

Award-winning author Bill Cullina will discuss his new illustrated book that unveils the ecology of these remarkable plants that no garden should be without.

Sunday: 33rd Annual Boston Science Fiction Film Festival
Somerville Theater
12:00pm -12:00pm (Monday)

festival is screening 2001, Boy and His Dog, Journey to the 7th Planet, 1984, The Last Mimzy, Ever Since the World Ended, Sound of Thunder and In the Shadow of the Moon. Dekker Dreyer is one of the event hosts.

You’re Welcome! <3


Romeo and Juliet are actually in love! And alive!

February 12, 2008

Woo! Valentine’s Day this Thursday, huh? Pretty exciting. Plenty to do with your lovely boyfriend or girlfriend. Or husband. Or wife. Or fiancé. Or… by yourself.

If I could do anything this upcoming Thursday, I’d go to Boston Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Yes, I’m serious. Not only is this the chance to look cool and sophisticated, because that’s exactly what ballet-goers are–but because this performance will be the epitome of authentic romantical expression. The dancers are actually in love!

Yes. It’s true. According to the Boston Globe article by Susan Chaityn Lebovits, there are four lovey-dovey dancer pairs in this production. Eight people are married to each other! Imagine… traveling around, dancing with your spouse? Now is that too cute, or what.

I will admit, I’ve wanted to go to this show for a while even before reading this article, and it’s probably because I’m forced to stare at the company’s beautiful ad at the government center T stop every time I go to work. Such bone structure! But have you ever noticed the female dancer’s pinky? Very non dancer-like. Shouldn’t it be less bent and more graceful?

 Boston Ballet Romeo and Juliet Ad

Ok, ok. Maybe I’m being too nitpicky. But it’s only because I’m jealous. I can’t dance, AND there is no one I can go with to the show. Such is the nature of a stag Valentine’s Day? Well, at least I can find solace in  R&J’s tragic ending. I guess life sucks for them, too.


Ok, sorry. Happy almost Valentine’s Day.