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

let’s play catch up.

Baby, I’m back. I’m starting to realize that I resist structure and commitment with everything in me. So the second I put myself on a schedule, I ran and hid (actually, I’ve really just been insanely busy). But obviously I can’t stay away from my home base for too long. I just can’t restrict myself in a schedule. It’s called, I’ve been working from home for almost two years now and spend all day trying to enforce structure into my life. Blogging can’t be a part of that.

Soo, what have I been up to? Well, I spent a bit of time in Chicago with the sister and the future bro-in-law. Um, eating a lot of cupcakes obviously. But we did a lot of other things too, like tons of bonding. And then I decided that while I really wanted to do a little bridesmaid type diary here, I really don’t want my sister to see any of the plans I have up my sleeve, so I can’t. I’d kind of love to start an anonymous blog (because there are lots of…issues I guess you could say…coming up already). But then, I think about having another blog and laugh out loud. I also kind of have this thing called work. You know the stuff that makes you money? And makes it tough to blog in 18 places.

Last night, Chels and I attended a Boston blogging event held by Povo . We had a blast listening to the panel of bloggers speak, meeting lots of new people, and talking about our blog too. Also, while I had heard of Povo before, I never really knew exactly what it was. And now? I’m super excited about it. If you live in Boston (or even if you don’t), check it out! It’s basically a Wikipedia for Boston, but much more fun and much easier to use (Wikipedia drives me in-sane). Anyway, anything you want to know about Boston neighborhoods, restaurants, stores, etc. can be found on Povo. I will definitely be spending time on the site. And I really hope Povo holds more blogging events in the future because I would probably go to one every week if I could.

I actually have a million more things to write about, but instead of turning this entry into more of a mishmash, I will collect and organize my thoughts and resume to a regularly updated (but not on a schedule!) blog with posts that actually have coherent thoughts.

At the risk of over-sharing my entire life with you, if you’ve missed me too much there’s always my tumblr- Better Than Cupcakes. This was originally my social media/technology blog, but it turned into an absolutely amazing community (hi, best party I’ve ever been to last Saturday night) and has caused me to do things like post pictures of myself (GPOYW!), respond to everything everyone says, play my fave music, and show off my favorite quotes. Eventually, I will bring it back to its social media roots (maybe).

One last thing. Check out the shirts Sara and I just ordered:

If this shirt is not perfect for me, I don’t know what is. You can get your own at the TresLadies Etsy shop. Or check out their website for even more cute shirts!

13 Responses to “let’s play catch up.”

  1. nicoleantoinette Says:

    Clearly you NEED to own that shirt!!

  2. susan Says:

    Povo sounds awesome, I will have to check it out.

    You do have to get that shirt!

  3. notthelifeiordered Says:

    Yay you’re back!

    OMG that shirt is amazing, I must have it!! Especially as I have an obsession with cupcakes as well. I curse the day (and thank secretly) that Crumbs opened two blocks from my apartment. Their cupcakes are heaven.

  4. Maxie Says:

    sometimes I wish i had an anon blog too, but I can’t imagine trying to keep up with both!

  5. peterdewolf Says:

    Welcome back.

    I’ve considered an anonymous blog recently. But then I figured it wouldn’t work well with my raging egomania.

  6. Kate T Says:

    Susie-
    Great post and thanks so much for your kind words about Povo- we are excited about it too! So nice meeting you at the event and hopefully will see you at another one in the future. BTW- best of luck being the bridesmaid, I am the maid of honor at my best friend’s wedding in July- I am sure you will be great!

  7. Katelin Says:

    um i love that shirt. i seriously need to own it, even though i don’t run. i just walk…a lot, haha.

  8. brookem Says:

    i love that shirt! i need that shirt.
    povo?! cool. i hadn’t heard of the event.
    good to see you back blogging! you were missed.

  9. dmb5_libra Says:

    that is a CUTE shirt!!

  10. So@24 Says:

    It’s true. You are a cupcake fiend.

  11. emrlds Says:

    povo is definitely my new favorite! thanks lady =)

  12. Boston Betty Says:

    I really love that t-shirt :)

  13. Therapeutic Ramblings Says:

    That t-shirt is awesome….lol. Mine would be, “I run because…..I love red meat. and bacon.”

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