Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Things about Boston

Through the eyes of a semi-newbie* (at least I am as of January 25th, 2006).


Some things I find fascinating about Boston and the surrounding towns:

  • Shortened street names-which is rather practical as far as I'm concerned....once you get used to it.
  • I've long wondered- why there is no 'A' train on the Green Line? It seems to have existed at one point. (Maybe I'm just biased towards trains versus buses).
  • The Green Line moves at a glacial pace. I'm becoming a bigger fan of the Orange Line, despite the loud high school kids that seem to always be on it with me.
  • 'Express' means something very different in Boston transit terms than anywhere else I've ever been. I gave myself about an hour to get from JP to that part of Comm Ave., that should've been plenty. The 'express' train from Kenmore to Babcock St. took forever. I almost had to call and change my appointment, as the 'express' train was making me late.
  • I saw a school bus run a red light. A school bus.
  • It seems that almost all salons in the city are on Newbury St. Why?
  • General chaos of parking regulations around here
  • I saw a sign in Cambridge for 12 minute parking. That's so random.
  • That residents of Cambridge are called Cantabrigians
  • The layers of communication that exist online (outside of the mainstream media)
  • That people in the metro area have not yet rebelled or staged a coup in response to the construction, Big Dig, or the flaws associated with it. (I thought I had it bad when I lived in N.Y. and N.J. Boy was I wrong).
  • A prostitute is called a Common Night Walker



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*It's not like I'd never been to Boston before moving here. I've long visited friends and gone to baseball games while living in nearby Providence for the past few years.

2 comments:

ifyouwillit said...

I was in Boston in May 2004 and loved every second I was there.

megw2 said...

Welcome to Boston!
I'm am getting ready to move away form here actually. Hope you enjoy your stay.