The dance

well, it happens about once a decade, but last night BU finally had its shot at the dance.   Yes my friends, BU men’s basketball team actually made it to the March Madness tournament.  No not the NIT tournament, the NCAA March Madness tournament.

So yeah, we were matched up against Kansas, ranked number one and President Obama’s pick to win the tournament.

During the first half, BU put up quite a fight. For a hot second, they were even up by two.  But that didn’t last.  During the second half, Kansas ran away with the game.

photo of bu-kansas ncaa bball game
proof bu was up at somepoint!

 

We had some fellow BU-ers over last night to watch the game and we ordered wings from Wing Zone.  I forgot how much I love wings; I feel like we haven’t ordered any in forever.

Tonight, Cheryl comes over.  I’m super excited to spend some time with this lovely BU lady.

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Four Days in October

Last night, Ben and I watched ESPN’s 30 for 30 movie Four Days in October
 
The movie is about games 4,5,6 and 7 of the Red Sox/Yankee ALCS Championship game.  The movie skips games 1-3 (because they sucked), and focused on the amazing comeback of the Boston Red Sox. 
 
It was fantastic.  Maybe it was the nostalgia in me.  Maybe it was my love for all-things-Boston (especially the Sox!).  But I loved every second of the movie.  I found myself sitting there going, “omg I forgot about that part!” or “I remember that – it was awesome!” throughout the whole movie. 
 
Especially at the end when they showed the streets surrounding Fenway Park after game 7.  Not gonna lie – I put the TV on pause and tried to find myself in the crowd. 
If you were in Boston during October of 2008, I highly recommend you watch this film, if only for the memories!

Roomie Visit!

After a long week, I slept in until 9:30 when I woke up to go meet this girl for brunch

I met Molly at my favorite brunch spot – Founding Farmers.  I got the Belgium waffle with a side of  pepper maple bacon, and Molly got the Farmers Breakfast (eggs, toast, bacon, hashbrowns).  As always, it was fantastic.  What I was most shocked about was that we had NO wait.  I’ve always just done breakfast there on Sundays – when you need reservations weeks in advance or you need to wait at least 45 minutes.  Today, we had no wait whatsoever.

Afterwards, we decided to continue catching up (walk off the calories-hello, bacon!) and we walked down through Georgetown.  During our walk I came across this adorable item:

It’s a silicon cupcake liner that is shaped like a teacup and comes with a little saucer.  It was adorable!  While slightly unpractical, its still combines two of my favorite things!

After the walk, I took a brief (20 minute, max) nap and Ben and I went for a quick 15 minute run around the neighborhood.  It was such a tough run.  My thighs felt super heavy like they were weighing me down.  My Endomondo running app didn’t work AGAIN (it also failed during last week’s 10K), so I’m not quite sure how far we went. 

On the way back, we picked up some chicken parm from Cafe Italia on Restaurant Row.  It’s a cute restaurant with a lot of character.  The chicken parm was pretty good.  Not the best I’ve ever had (although not sure anything beats the parm from The Palm), but I would get it again when the craving hits.  We’ve only gotten takeout from this place, but I’m hoping we can dine-in sometime soon. 

Now we are curled on the couch watching Lie to Me on Netflix.  Cool cats on a Saturday night. 

Boardwalk Empire

Monday Sunday night was the premier of Boardwalk  Empire on HBO. 

For those of you who don’t know – its HBO’s newest series that takes place during prohibition-era Atlantic City.  It’s the story of “Nucky Thompson,” based on real life gangster Nucky Johnson, and his reign over Atlantic City.  

Last night’s episode was very good.  I won’t go through the play-by-play.  The acting is really good and the cinematography is excellent.   Although what else would you expect with Martin Scorsese directing?  I’ll definitely be setting my DVR for Boardwalk Empire. 

Ok, so it’s pretty cool to watch it and see sets that look like home.  Because while Atlantic City has changed a lot over the past 90 years, somethings about a city never change.

Update: 9/21 – Glad to see I wasn’t the only one who liked Boardwalk Empire.  HBO has already ordered a second season of the show.