Shakespeare on the Common


Good morning!

I’m currently enjoying a bowl of strawberry yogurt flakes and watching Ellen.  I only have three more weeks until I begin my full time internship, so I’m trying to relax as much as possible!  I’m really going to miss having time in the mornings because I’m one of those people who takes a while to get going after I wake up.

One of the ways I’m trying to bring balance to my life is by doing more enjoyable things during the week.  I hate how the work week is all work.  Saving all the fun for just two days of the week makes the weekends fly by. I loved being able to get a little bit of work done on a Saturday in college in exchange for going out on a week night. You get the point.  So, last night I attended one of my favorite events in Boston–Shakespeare on the Common! Seeing a play is the perfect way to take a break on a weeknight, especially when the performance is free!!.  Matt (my boyfriend) is in charge of organizing events for the local young alumni of our college and he thought it would be fun if we got a group together to see Othello on the common.  Only four alumni actually showed up, but we enjoyed chatting with a small group.

Before the performance, I picked up strawberry goat cheese salads from b.good.  I also brought along a bottle of red from our mini wine collection at home (sorry about the blurry picture…I’m learning!)

The wine was called ‘Three Blind Mice’ and was delicious!

The weather in Boston was perfect (even a little chilly) and it made me excited for fall. The play was really well done, but I have to admit that Othello is not my favorite.  Matt and I were sitting on a blanket and, by the end of the three hour performance, our necks were aching.

Cleaning up my apartment, a trip to the gym, searching for babysitting jobs (for the fall), and a Friday night beer are all on the agenda for today.  I’m pretty excited to have no real plans!

  • Anonymous
    August 13, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I’ve always loved Shakespeare in the Common – such a wonderful event put on by the city of Boston…Great work on getting your blog up and running…One word of advice, taken directly from the troubled Othello: “Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will rust them.” 🙂

  • Mary Frances
    August 15, 2010 at 2:09 am

    You and Matt are a cute couple. Wow, three hours; yeah, the older you get you will find it might be more than just your necks you will want to move about more frequently than three hours. Beautiful blog. I like the skyline and the salmon border that fades as you scroll back to the top.

  • Lauren
    August 15, 2010 at 11:29 am

    LOVE b.good! I recently attended a blogger dinner at my friend Elina’s ( place which was catered by the company. Delicious eats.

    I’ve never gone to Shakespeare in the Common, but I’d love to at some point. The tough part is going to be convincing my husband to join me ;).

    Oh, and I am also already psyched for fall – I don’t think there is a more beautiful time of the year in Beantown!