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Smoke this Ribfest

Posted by: Ryan 1 year, 9 months ago
Categories: Food & Drink
We met Sam and Natasha in Cambridge today for the 'Smoke This Ribfest.' It was a BBQ rib festival. We had a great time and ate a bunch of ribs. At the end we could vote for the best rib. I'm not sure what everyone voted for, but it sounded like the ribs made by the taco shop 'Lone Star' were the general favorite of our gang.
Now you might be wondering why I posted a picture of Holy Smokes - the BBQ joint from Turners Falls. The main reason is because I failed to take a picture of the festival in Cambridge. But it's also because Sam and I were talking about Holy Smokes, and he said that name was a triple pun. 'Holy' because it was an old church, 'Smokes' because they made BBQ, and 'Holy Smokes' because that's what someone might have said when it burned down in 2007.
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Amazon Treasure Truck: Super Nintendo

Posted by: Ryan 1 year, 9 months ago
I was off from work on Friday to spend the day studying. I spent the day in the library, and it went well.
Part way into the day, I got an alert from Amazon that their "Treasure Truck" was selling the Super Nintendo Classic Edition. I didn't know what the Treasure Truck is, and I didn't know what the SNES Classic is - but I impulse bought this (on my phone) anyways. I've heard on Reddit that this was hard to find in stores, so I figured I had to go fast.
After studying/work, Jess, Violet, and I set out to discover what this truck was - and what I bought.
First of all, here's how the the Amazon Treasure Truck works. It sells only a single item at a time, and I think the item is usually something special (as in, a good sale price or a hard-to-get product). It tells you what the item is using an alert on your phone - and if you want it, you pay for it through Amazon.com. Then you travel to the truck to pick it up (this time it was in the Boston Seaport, but I suppose that could change because, you know...it's a truck.)
So after picking it up, I was able to learn more about what exactly this SNES Classic is. It's a mini Super Nintendo with an HDMI port (so you can plug it into modern TVs). It comes with two controllers, and - the best part - it comes with 20 games built-in. I was think about possibly reselling it on eBay (they are selling at 2 to 3 times their purchase price). But decided against it. I think I overdosed on nostalgia when I played Donkey Kong Country and F Zero. This is a great little console. It's $80 if you find it from an actual store - would recommend!
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Boston Public Library

Posted by: Ryan 1 year, 9 months ago
Categories: Family, Friends, & Life

I like this place - it gives me a good studying vibe. It definitely has some drawbacks, though - it closes way too early. And some people take up the big desks just to sit and play on an iPad. But that's not the Library's fault.

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Just Vincent looking cool.

Posted by: Jodi 1 year, 9 months ago
Categories: Family, Friends, & Life
Now that's a cool kid.
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School Day for Vincent

Posted by: Jodi 1 year, 9 months ago
Categories: Family, Friends, & Life
This was taken the first week of school for Vincent. We love seeing that smiling face at drop off time because these kids are so young and this is so brave of them to be going off alone all day without their mom or dad (or gomar or papa). We love you Vincent.
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Mega Man coasters

Posted by: Ryan 1 year, 9 months ago
Categories: Video Games
I saw these coasters on Reddit. It's funny because Casey and I were just recently talking about how we played Mega Man in Long Island.
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Casey, Mike, and Vincent are Visiting Boston!

Posted by: Ryan 1 year, 9 months ago
Categories: Family, Friends, & Life
I made a map that might help during your visit:
Click here to open it!
(If you're on an iphone, you should click and hold that link and then "Open in New Tab")

Depending on your browser, it might also show up below!
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Happy Birthday Violet!

Posted by: Ryan 1 year, 10 months ago
Categories: Family, Friends, & Life
Happy Birthday Violet!
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Jerry Before Seinfeld (Netflix Special)

Posted by: Ryan 1 year, 10 months ago
Categories: TV & Movies
I just watched this 1 hr special on Netflix. I would definitely recommend it. There are no surprises - it's just another rock solid comedy set by Jerry Seinfeld, broken up by a few short segments about his childhood and his first steps into comedy.
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Hand-off at Rapscallion

Posted by: Ryan 1 year, 10 months ago
Categories: Family, Friends, & Life
This picture was taken about two weeks ago after handing Violet off to my parents at Rapscallion brewery in Sturbridge, MA. They watched her for a week so Jess and I could catch up on studying and work.
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