Everyone loves a Boston girl. This is the story of one Boston girl's adventures in the city, in blogging, and in getting through those crazy 20-something years.

I'm a writer by trade. And by passion. I'm a lover of food, friends, and all things Boston. I listen to music pretty much 24/7 and idolize Martha Stewart. I love my job(s), my life, and this city. Follow me on Twitter! @Susie

baby, i’m back.

Oh, hi. Vacation took longer than I thought. Well, I’ve been home, of course, but after taking so many days off from work, I’ve been trying to work my butt off to play catch up. Freelancing will do that to you. If you don’t do the work, you don’t tend to get paid. And I kind of need to get paid so I can do the little things like paying my rent. Not to mention, I have another little thing called GRAD SCHOOL LOANS that I have to start paying back in, oh, 4 days. Not freaking out at all or anything. Not at all. (hides under bed and starts crying for the next 20 years).

Once again, all I can say is thank God I love my work, because I’d probably have killed myself by now if I didn’t. Anyway, vacation was just lovely, thanks for asking. It was such the break I needed and gave me lots of time to hang with my parents and my fave aunt and uncle. I got some sun, did some reading (Sarah Lacy’s Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good, David Sedaris’s When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Chelsea Handler’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea- don’t laugh, I’m obsessed with her), and pretty much ate tons of food while moving as minimally as possible (don’t judge, it’s not called a vacation for nothing).

Other than working, I’ve only been dog-sitting a total of 3 times since I have returned from vacation. I got back from another stint today and realized that I might possibly be a semi-good mom someday (far and long away) because I dealt with a sick little baby dog. Not the most fun thing in the world, but I love that little pup, so it was OK. Also, it’s kind of nice to wake up every morning cuddled up with my arms around something (someone?). Yes, Mitzi sleeps in bed cuddling with me. Cissy sleeps on the other side of the bed but prefers not to cuddle too much. Omg I sound like a crazy dog lady right about now. Stopping.

I’m sure there’s more to share, but I will do so slowly so as not to write a massively long post and then wait another 2 weeks before posting again. And now. I must log-in to my Google Reader, which I’ve been so expertly avoiding for a very long period of time. I’m scurrred.

If you didn’t see my query on We are not Martha, I would LOVE it if you could check out Guidespot (if you haven’t already) and comment or e-mail you with your feedback for the site. If you like it, if you don’t, how it could be made better, all that fun stuff. Would you use it as a city resource? Why or why not? I need your feedback pretty much ASAP (you can comment or e-mail me) and am soo thankful for your help! Seriously, you guys are the best.

Gosh, I’ve missed this blogging thing!!

A little under the weather, but Mitzi is still cute as usual.

P.S. Did you know that when you have over 1,000 items on your Google Reader, it just says 1000+?? Now you do. Going to pour myself another cup of coffee.

12 Responses to “baby, i’m back.”

  1. biscuitinabasket Says:

    Hey! Good to hear that you have had a great break! I totally am facing the same dilema wrt catching up on blog feeds, I am going away for 2 weeks, and considering I get about 100 feeds a day – I hope not to exceed 1000+ by too much (I will try and read my most favourite bloggers while I am away)!

  2. Amanda Says:

    No one should laugh about Chelsea Handler. She’s hilarious, and I am DYING to read her book. If only I didn’t have all these books for school. Boo.

    And now a little comment about guidespot:
    I’ve only read a few, but I’ve gotten some really great ideas about things to do around Boston that I would not have thought off. I also just got addicted to reading them when I started looking through the list. I also like that things are listed by neighborhood.

    The only things I would change are in the listings, you can’t always see the whole title of the article, which makes it difficult to just browse. Also, it took me a little while to adjust to reading with the two columns. It was a little confusing at first.

  3. k a t i e Says:

    Yaaay! I’ve missed you :)

    I’m glad you had a fun vacay. Sounds just like it should have, too!

    Looking forward to more posts soon :)

  4. transienttravels Says:

    I really like guidespot – I think my favorite is your list of bars that you hate – hilarious and so true!

    I like that when you click on certain locations it takes you to a map to find it. And I agree with Amanda about the titles…

  5. nicoleantoinette Says:

    I love Chelsea Handler and didn’t know she had a second book! THANKS :)

  6. brookem Says:

    glad that you enjoyed your vacay! i looooove chelsea handler and am seeing her in a few weeks! i have her second book and need to read it ASAP!

  7. Katelin Says:

    glad you had such a good vacation, sounds like you needed it! and don’t stress about the loans it’ll be okay, at least that’s what i told myself when it came time to pay :)

  8. dmb5_libra Says:

    i read chelsea handler’s second book at the beach as well! i heart her.

  9. Elisha Says:

    When I have 1000+ I usually do a “Mark All As Read” and walk away.

  10. Therapeutic Ramblings Says:

    Cute pic of a “Swiffer Dog” (attach a handle and swiffer up dust).

  11. Yoda Says:

    Baby got back!!!

    Also, I would mark them all as read :-p

  12. Larissa Says:

    Yep, I’ve got the same situation with my Google Reader…I need a day to work through all the posts!

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