Monday, May 28, 2007

Arturo and Sam visited Boston!

We love showing our Minnesota friends around our new hometown. This past weekend was Arturo and Sam's second visit since we've lived here. They came to visit us but, more importantly, Sam came to interview for a job. If she accepts the job, they may be our new neighbors! We tried to woo them with some of the awesomeness that Boston has to offer.

We started their visit with a tasty Afghani dinner at Helmand Restaurant. I absolutely love their Kaddo (pumpkin).

The next day we went to Earthfest, where we sat on a blanket next to the Charles River and listened to KT Tunstall amongst the hundreds of other people doing just the same thing. What set us apart? My KIP*. Arturo is not used to such a sighting.

That evening we went to a comedy show at Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway. We all agreed that comedian Matt Kaplan was hilarious and we all want to be his friend.

Arturo was fighting a nasty attack of seasonal allergies during his visit. So, after talking about the benefits of Neti pots, we headed to Cambridge Naturals to get him one. There is really no way to make using any of these products a pretty thing. Take a look at the packaging in the photo above. Now take a look at the photograph on this page. See! There really is no flattering way to represent how these products are used. Since we didn't want Arturo to drown while experiencing his first Neti pot flush, I refrained from photographing him. It was dang funny for his audience and seemingly a bit traumatizing for him. It did seem to help him feel better. Maybe someday I will have the courage to try it.

Last but not least, while waiting for it to be time to go the airport we managed to squeeze in a little time for Sam to re-learn how to knit. I sent her on her way with a skein of yarn and a set of needles. Assuming that the security screener didn't take her needles away, she should be hooked by now.

*Note to my non-knitting readers - KIP means "knitting in public"

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