Aw gee..no one suggested coming over to SCOB ( The Skating Club of Boston)
We have a dandy little museum upstairs with classic skating art and posters, cups and medals from the Owens family ( Maribel Vinson, Lawrence, etc) Tenley Albright etc. and we're right down the road from Harvard.
That's no accent - that's how nawmul people talk. You oughta heah me say:
Clahk the aahdvahk drinks Cutty Sahk in the Dahk
(once spoken by a Boston cop on David Letterman's list of top 10 things to say with a Boston accent - except it's no accent. The rest of you all have an accent.)
I am happy that I have a Boston accent. It sets me off nicely from all these folks from New Joisey that I work with. How YOU doin'? You from Jersey? I'm from Jersey! Which exit?
Actually, I love accents of all types, and we all have one. It's one of the things that make language more interesting.
Use Yah Blinkah!
i had a FABULOUS weekend. lots of walking, lots of eating, lots of coffee/cakes...mmm...north end pastries. Boston isn't an obvious city for tourists - not much to "do" as a tourist in the winter, unlike NYC - but it is a city i could see myself living in. the standard of living would be incredible.
the weather was horribly cold. i'm from toronto, and i can handle the cold - sunday must have been -20 to -30. it was very uncomfortable. my friends from argentina were dying.
i took a lot of all of your recommendations - you are all very kind for helping me out. i love FSU.
Clark the Aardvark drinks Cutty Sark (whiskey) in the dark.
Love the Marky Mark reference above, too! (He goes by Mark Wahlberg nowadays, for you younger readers.)