I live in Massachusetts and I collect octopus necklaces.
My favorite DJ Earworm mashup - one of my favorite mashups of all time, one of my favorite SONGS - is "No One Takes Your Freedom". Scissor Sisters, the Beatles, George Michael and Aretha Franklin. BEST. The individual page is down but it's about halfway down this page.
THE OCTOPUS EARRINGS
I NEED THEM
I CAN'T BREATHE
Awful Guitar-Playing Deadbeat
These are both absolutely perfect, even if Sarah's breaks my heart a little. But it works out in the end!
Number 5 is my favorite, if only because I really hope somebody asked him why he was coming from Jersey when Peter Parker lives in Queens.
@nina! Union Square Donuts really is great, and it's across the street from the lovely Hub Comics, for all your superhero and indie graphic novel needs. I would also recommend doing at least some of the Freedom Trail, because it gives you a great tour of downtown and parts beyond and will take you through some fun (albeit touristy) areas. Also, history! And if you need a bit of a break, go to Porter Square Books and have a ginger lemonade from their cafe.
Suuuuuuuuch a good post. My mother suffers from severe migraines on the regular and has since I was little, and they've gotten worse as she's gotten older. She has tried literally everything on the market to stop them or lessen the intensity. The latest effort: Botox injections all over her head to try and stop the muscles locking up. Didn't really help. That plus other health issues have ended up rendering her effectively disabled at this point, and it makes me so goddamned mad that there is nothing we can do for her except keep quiet and not cook anything smelly when she's knocked out. She missed a lot of stuff when I was a kid because she couldn't get out of bed - performances, that sort of thing.
I get migraines as well, but on the order of something like twice a year. I am terrified that they will start showing up more frequently and I'll end up like my mom.
This was lovely and heart-squeezing.
I used to use one of our cemeteries as a shortcut in my hometown, and sometimes I would go to take pictures. It was almost always peaceful even though the main roads were very close by. I hated when tour groups would show up to visit the grave of our famous dead poet, though. It seemed like an invasion of privacy somehow.
@j-i-a PUMPKIN WITH A WIG. Yes, exactly. (By which I mean this is why I stopped middle-parting my hair in high school.)
Didn't get a chance to read this till today, but what a wonderful piece.