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Yup!  I’m with my beloved Carrots ‘N Cake Tina.  Whenever I come up to Boston for a work event, I usually stay with her, which is so much fun and way better than a lonesome hotel.  We met a few years ago through blogs and became real-life buddies.   And I love Murphy the pug!  He’s just as cute and silly as Tina depicts him on her blog.


I somehow survived Boston traffic – which really might be the worst traffic in the entire USA – and made it to her house.  She jumped in my rental and we hit up the Whole Foods hot bar per our tradition.  And then we went on a little excursion together….


To find DadHTP’s childhood home.  How crazy is that?  My dad grew up seven miles from Tina’s house.

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Strange to think that 50-odd years ago, little DadHTP would play on this very street…


And skip rocks in the bay!

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The world is really a small place, isn’t it?


Well, my plans for this evening include fighting more Boston traffic in time for my presentation, and then coming home to Tina’s to celebrate her 24 Days of Togetherness – a holiday ‘bucket list’ for her and her hubby.  They are letting me crash tonight’s event. Winking smile


Stay warm!



  • Andrea December 5, 2012, 3:34 pm

    Hah! I love that my 2 favorite bloggers are hanging out right now.

  • Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution December 5, 2012, 3:35 pm

    I love Murphy SO MUCH. I’m jealous that you get to hang out with him!

  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life December 5, 2012, 3:36 pm

    That is so neat you found your Dad’s old house! I hope your presentation goes well tonight and have fun with your friend!

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action December 5, 2012, 3:43 pm

    The world is such a small place! I always find people that somehow know someone I know- it’s crazy.

    Have a great rest of your trip in Boston- definitely on my bucket list of places to go and visit.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 5, 2012, 3:44 pm

    oh how fun! I’m so jealous you get to stay with Tina, and I’m sure Murphy is a ball!

  • Becca December 5, 2012, 3:50 pm

    Oh my god I thought I had clicked on the wrong blog in my reader! Two of my favorite blogs collide? This is a very exciting day! Good luck surviving the traffic!

  • Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles December 5, 2012, 3:55 pm

    I drove by my dad’s childhood house a few years ago too…such a trip to think of our parents as little kids! Having a fire sounds like the BEST way to spend the evening

  • Cindy December 5, 2012, 4:09 pm

    Boston traffic is a nightmare! When I worked in Early Intervention (and drove all over the city all day) I wanted to cry many a time.

    Enjoy Boston! 🙂

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape December 5, 2012, 4:26 pm

    You know you read too many HLBs when at the first picture you go, “Tina’s!”. lol I think it’s great how all of you become real life friends. Just goes to show that online relationships can be real 😀

  • Corrie Anne December 5, 2012, 4:48 pm

    Fun!! I want to meet Murphy and have a fire. So sweet. Enjoy your time!

  • Lizzy December 5, 2012, 5:05 pm

    I’ve never been to Boston, but I’m curious how Boston traffic stands up next LA traffic. I live in LA and traffic….SUCKS haha. Have fun!!

  • Debbie from White Bear Lake December 5, 2012, 5:37 pm

    I HATE Boston traffic! Make sure Tina takes you to Mary Lou’s!

  • Amanda December 5, 2012, 5:51 pm

    I love it. Two of my favorite bloggers unite. <3 <3

    Give Murphy a kiss for me.

  • Molly @ Happy&Healthy December 5, 2012, 6:27 pm

    It really is crazy how small the world can be sometimes! I love that y’all have become friends through blogs, and I love both of your blogs! Have fun!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well December 5, 2012, 6:58 pm

    This world is so small. Boston looks lovely! Have so much fun. Enjoy the fire…!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 5, 2012, 7:04 pm

    Wow, small world!! So cool that you ladies got a chance to meet up. I also wish I had a fireplace in front of me right now because my toes are freeeezing! Have a great time and safe travels! 🙂

  • Lisa December 5, 2012, 7:39 pm

    I’ve heard the traffic was awful but my brother and sister-in-law LOVED Boston. SIL spent a summer working at Harvard and they both want to move there asap (they live in Philly right now).

  • Julie (etsy stalkers) December 5, 2012, 8:29 pm

    So awesome! Have a blast!

  • Heidi December 5, 2012, 8:43 pm

    I was REALLY confused when I started reading…your two blogs are the only ones I read everyday! LOVE! 🙂

  • Amber K December 5, 2012, 9:33 pm

    It truly is a small world!

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery December 5, 2012, 9:33 pm

    I was supposed to move to Boston this past summer and one of the reasons I didn’t was because the traffic would have given me panic attacks and I would have had to drive a lot to be with my now ex-boyfriend. Boston has terrible traffic and it is SO expensive. Great city though and I hope to be able to go back with better memories sometime.

    Enjoy your trip!

  • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy December 5, 2012, 9:50 pm

    I’m participating in the 24 Days of Togetherness too. It’s so much fun!

  • Luv What You Do December 5, 2012, 10:54 pm

    That is so fun! I love that you guys get to hang out!

  • Jen December 6, 2012, 8:26 am

    Boston traffic is NUTS! Best advice honestly is don’t hesitate and stay calm. Boston drivers are aggressive! Give yourself PLENTY of time to get to your event, especially if you are driving in the city during rush hour. Good luck!

    • Jen December 6, 2012, 9:13 am

      Oops, just realized you already did your event! Hope it went well!

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction.com December 6, 2012, 8:38 am

    Wooooo! You are in my city! I went to school about 2 miles from Northeastern…wish I could make it for your presentation 🙁

  • Jordan December 6, 2012, 9:16 am

    A holiday bucket list!! What an adorable and fun idea. Definitely something I will have to implement with my husband 🙂

  • E December 6, 2012, 10:49 am

    Come to LA and drive in traffic here…you might just change your mind!!!

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