August 8, 2018: Book Haul Writeup

I can’t wait to take on the new book I purchased from Boston on Sunday. I picked up ‘When I Was Puerto Rican’ at Brookline Booksmith. I strongly believe in supporting independent book sellers, so when Andy and I were in Boston over the weekend, I wanted to bring home some items from this great bookshop. Along with this story, I picked up a book on Japanese death poetry, and a short story compilation from Harumi Narukami. I can’t wait to begin reading them!

August 6, 2018: Decode Tour in Boston

While Andy and I were in Boston on Saturday evening, we went to check out the Decode Tour, featuring Cyanotic, Rabbit Junk, and Kanga. We both wanted to check out the bands for quite some time, and Andy wanted to catch Rabbit Junk when they played in the east coast.

It took forever for us to find parking, and we wound up missing the first two bands that were featured (I don’t list them here. I’m sure they were good!). Despite the crazy parking, it turned to be a very good show. Women were featured in the three acts we caught, which was a great thing.

The one thing that was a negative (nothing about the show) was a fellow audience member who tried to get a little too friendly. It didn’t matter to him that I was with someone, he still tried to intrude. He eventually wandered off somewhere else. It takes some people forever to take the hint.

Andy and I had a fun time at the show, and hopefully we can catch another one fairly soon. It was a nice break away from the usual routine. It was also a nice journey to see the show: since we’re from central New Jersey, it took about 5 hours to get there. It was worth it.

August 4, 2018: Off to Boston

The weekend always brings fun adventures, and today is no exception. Right now Andy and I are on our way to Boston. The only time I’ve been to Massachusetts is on 2006. I went to a poetry therapy conference that weekend. It was an exciting 3 days with Lila, Johanna, and the other devoted members of the poetry therapy community. I held valuable memories of that time, and I couldn’t wait to return.

We are visiting Boston for a different reason (heading to a concert), but it’s going to hold equally valuable memories. Andy will connect with friends he’s maintained online over the years. I’ll have the chance to see what’s new in the area, and enjoy what Boston has to offer. We will certainly enjoy this time away from Hunterdon County.

August 2, 2018: Busy Month

This month is going to be pretty busy. I don’t really mind that, since my days usually consist of working and being at home. Weekends will have Andy and I going to different locations. Nothing extremely far, but it will be nice to have time away from Hunterdon County.

I’m hoping to have some time with my family this month. The only time that I can really see family is towards the end of the month. My niece’s 4th birthday falls around that time also. Hopefully it will work out, since I always make it a point to see my family monthly.