Blake Snow

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Things I did in New England

  • Had my deodorant confiscated by the TSA
  • Ran the Charles River
  • Saw the Facebook movie (it’s really good, five stars me thinks)
  • People watched in Boston Common
  • Saw the Red Sox lose to the Yankees in the 10th inning
  • Drove to New Hampshire; bought cider donuts at an apple farm; saw the leaves turn; bought overpriced Bavarian chocolate
  • Ate a killer crab roll (fresh)
  • Drank three cups of hot chocolate
  • Played Wii Party
  • Met New England’s friendliest couple, The Coles
  • Bought a pound of Lindt chocolate and promptly ate it
  • Bought a pair of levis
  • Ate good ice cream at PJ licks
  • Ate pumpkin tortelini
  • Did a bike tour of Boston and Cambridge
  • Saw Harvard campus
  • Ate home made pizza Michigan-style and decided it’s better than both New York and Chicago style
  • Bought a beanie from the nicest street vendor in Boston
  • Envied Macs at the Apple store
  • Shopped for wireless speakers to no avail
  • Ate a Skybar for the first time in my life—good stuff
  • Met Jack Loftus, the fanman, in the flesh
  • Ate fresh salmon
  • Ate at Boca Grande, the second best burrito store in the world after Cafe Rio
  • Continued reading Tom Sawyer
  • Saw a bunch of really old graveyards, the kind you’d expext to see during Halloween
  • Learned what Row Crew was; saw it for the first time in the Charles River
  • Invigorated my desire to see Maine and Vermont
  • Mourned the pathetic loss of my mediocre Cougars from afar
  • Learned the best state motto ever: “Live free or die”
  • Yearned for a harvard.edu email address to get a better response from outgoing “cold” emails
  • Envisioned several new business ideas (Google-killer here I come)
  • Spoke Portuguese with an abrasive but nice couple from Cape Verde
  • Soaked it up with my soul mate
  • Argued why creative depts should still be called art departments, why graphic designers should still be called visual artists, and why artists aren’t the only creative people in the world, and therefore should be called artists when describing their output.
  • Watched tourists touch the statue feet of John Harvard, purportedly after freshmen urinated on them
  • Missed my girls back home
  • Reinvigorated my desire to see Redwood National Forest
  • Listened to the new Royksopp album
  • Smiled after a department store clerk complimented my custom U.S. jersey, calling it “fresh”
  • Cheered on Bobby Cox for taking the Braves to the postseason in his final season
  • Reunited with in-law cousins, the well connected and sophisticated Jones family
  • Tried unsuccessfully to explain what exactly it is I do for a living
  • Walked 25 percent of the freedom trail
  • Used an umbrella for the first time in years
  • Rode the T
  • Saw the USS Constitution
  • Got stuck in a gridlock crowd outside the Green Monster that would rival Time Square on New Years Eve
  • Ate the best two hot dogs I’ve ever had in my life (Fenway franks)
  • Sang Sweet Caroline during the middle of the eighth inning
  • Took some killer photos
  • Didn’t check my email for six days
  • Went to the first American public library
  • Learned Harvard was the first university in the U.S.
  • Learned that New York is six years older than Boston
  • Considered flying to South Florida again for the winter
  • Got delayed on my return flight (boo, Delta)