Archive for the Boston Category

Got really cagey in Boston this weekend. Ventured down to the parents pad in Rhode Island for summertime shenanigans by the bay.

Happy Birthday, America

The view from the Amirault compound. Sunset.

Boston Whaler

We cleaned up the Boston Whaler and slapped her in the water for the first time this summer. Solid.

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The high seas. Well, not really. Just Narragansett bay.

Really?  Who thought this was a good idea.  I assume that General Hooker is some important figure from the revolutionary period here in Massachusetts, but given the political environment and its longstanding history with mistresses and creatures of the night this probably isn’t the wisest idea.
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The KFC DoubleDown is health food compared to this calorie-bomb from Friendly’s.

Calorie Bomb

The monstrous, multilayered sandwich is really three dietary sins in one: a Friendly’s 100% Black Angus Big Beef Burger placed between two whole grilled cheese sandwiches on white bread.

By comparison, the Double Down’s a lightweight, chalking up 540 calories, 32 grams of fat and 1,380 mg. of sodium in its two pieces of fried chicken, bacon slices and Monterey Jack cheese slices. The newest Friendly’s offering features a staggering 1,500 calories, according to SlashFood.com, along with 79 grams of fat and an impressive 2,090 mg. of sodium.

Learn more about this mouth-watering concoction and find a local cardiologist right here.

Last night’s dinner at Whiskey Priest.
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This afternoon’s lunch at Tavern on the Water.
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Attended the “Branded in Boston” conference today. Lots of smart people from the Boston market talking about how their brands were formed, what challenges they’ve faced and what the opportunities are in the Commonwealth. One company that gave an amazing presentation was iRobot. One of their slides stuck out in my mind because it was hilarious and also showed the importance of marketing.

iRobot was originally going to name the Roomba the CyberSuck and DustPuppy. After realizing that these names were awful and semi-pornographic in nature, they hired an outside marketing firm to name the product the Roomba. Just goes to show that even if you make a kickass product, it never hurts to bring in some outside expertise.

CyberSuck!

I go over this thing everyday, to and from work. It was particularly nice this evening and I managed to grab this shot with the iPhone.

Wah wah wah, I was using my phone to take pictures and drive at the same time. Deal with it, there was no traffic.

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Sorry for the downtime. Switched servers, did some backend upgrades and took MMP offline while I moved across the country to start my new position at One To One Interactive / OTOnetworks.

Things are busy here in Boston. Updates in progress.

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