Confession: I haven’t been following my own advice. I haven’t been making the most out of life in Boston during these hot-but-not-completely-miserable-actually summer days. It seems like every spare moment is spent nailing down yet another detail for the wedding. Don’t get me wrong, I am SUPER excited for the big day. But at this point, I’m looking forward to it being OVER.
Other than that my days have been filled with reading (hint: don’t read Stephen King while alone at night, Molly, you dummy), cooking (another successful Whole30 is almost in the books), and exercising (which I actually love now, WHO HAVE I BECOME?)
(Also – eating a probably unhealthy amount of watermelon)
Other than another squishy addition to the family – my nephew, Griffin, born on June 23 and so stinkin’ cute – I haven’t done anything new. And isn’t that my “brand”? Trying new things around Boston, finding new ways to have fun? I’ve been feeling slightly angsty about that.
When I started Wicked Cheap in 2010, I was newly unemployed and had nothing to do but discover (and cry about the fact that I couldn’t find a job but let’s gloss over that fact for now). I had done relatively little exploring in Boston before then so EVERYTHING was new. Now I’ve been around the block and that whole “been there, done that” attitude is starting to sink in.
There are, obviously, things I haven’t done. Some of those fall on my “I’ll do that…after the wedding” list and some of them fall on my “I mean, it would be a good blog post but…eh” list.
So now I give you: Things In Boston Molly Doesn’t Want To Do
1. Outdoor fitness
Free outdoor fitness classes are all over the place this summer. Proof: check out Boston On Budget’s comprehensive list. You could get your sweat on in the great out doors every day of the week if you wanted to. There’s the rub: if you WANTED to. I do not WANT to. Since starting my job at a gym, I’ve become something of a gym rat. I work out four days a week (you can go ahead and congratulate me now). The best part of the gym? TEMPERATURE CONTROL. I can’t really think of something I want to do less than sweating my butt off in the classic Boston humidity.
2. Outdoor movies
Are you getting the idea that I don’t like to be outdoors in the summer? You are very perceptive. Along with a plethora of outdoor fitness, there’s a huge selection of outdoor movie nights going on around the city this year. You will find me at none of them.
3. Shakespeare in The Park
For the 18th year, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is up and running in the Boston Common. This is something I’ve actually tried. Last year, I headed over to catch their production of Two Gentlemen of Verona which was getting rave reviews. I lasted about ten minutes. This is nothing to say about the company, the actors, the production, etc. This is everything to say about my ability to comprehend Shakespeare when I’m not reading it slowly and with Spark Notes. I’m confident in my other intellectual abilities enough that I’m ok with this. If you want to give it a shot, check out Twelfth Night Tuesdays through Sundays at the Parkman Band Stand.
Yes, I just tricked myself into writing a blog post about stuff I didn’t want to write a blog post about. ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED.