Sweet 16

Happy 16th Birthday, Bostonbrat.net!

I can’t believe I’ve kept this site for 16 years. Sure, I think the name is lame as hell but this was the best I could come up with back in ’02. So many things have changed since I launched this website all those years ago:

  • Three presidential administrations (Bush, Obama, Trump)
  • The Patriots have gone to seven more Super Bowls, winning four
  • I’ve watched the Red Sox win three titles, the Celtics and Bruins win one each
  • I’ve had four jobs, finally finding my current career
  • Four boyfriends, too, finally finding the love of my life
  • I’ve visited Disney World six times (2004, 2006, 2012, 2016, 2017, and 2018)
  • In fact, I’ve visited a lot of places: 12 states and two countries
  • In 2002, I had a flip phone. Today, I’d literally die without my iPhone
  • I’ve had five cars, including one that blew up in my school’s parking lot
  • I discovered my favorite hobby, knitting
  • My two nephews were born and I don’t know how I ever lived life without them
  • I lost a ton of weight, gained it all back, lost it again, and gained it all back
  • Watched the rise and fall of Friendster and Myspace, the rise of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Pfffwww that’s a lot of stuff and I’m sure there’s a lot more I’m forgetting. I don’t know if this site will still be around in another 16 years but we’ll see!

Here we go again… Super Bowl 52

Tomorrow, this website will turn 16 years old. This website is now old enough to drive. Thinking about that is mind blowing. Last night, I reread my old archives and it was like opening a time capsule. So much life has happened since February 2002. Back then I was a naive 22 year old and now I’m closing in on 40. It’s just crazy.

The reason I launched this site was to publicly exclaim my love for the Patriots and their first Super Bowl Championship. And now as I sit here typing, we are just a few hours away from their TENTH Super Bowl appearance, aiming for their SIXTH FUCKING WIN. Even before the Brady/Belichick era, I always thought they would win the Super Bowl every year. I mean, what’s the point of being a fan if you think your team is going to lose all the time? But then after Super Bowl 36, they kept winning. There were some scandals and unsubstantiated rumors along the way, and don’t even get me started on Deflategate, but trying to really grasp all of this is like trying to visualize the size of a galaxy.

I’m trying to take it all in and appreciate every moment because I know this one could be their last. I don’t know how tonight’s game will turn out. The Eagles are for real. But, I won’t lose faith and if any team can beat them it’s the Pats.

Go Pats!

Chicago Cubs: champs at last

I didn’t have a dog in the fight but I was leaning toward Cleveland in the World Series just because I miss Terry Francona and think the Sox did him dirty on his way out of Boston. But then I started reading the stories of all the old timers, waiting their entire lives, 70, 80, 90 years or more, just to see the Cubs win a World Series. I only had to wait seven years to see the Patriots win their first Super Bowl (though, I should note that my dad did have to suffer much longer, as well as enduring Super Bowl XX in person). I couldn’t even imagine waiting 80 years (!!!) to see them win a championship.

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Panic in the Dark ’13

I really love the “On This Day” feature on Facebook. Three years ago today, I competed in my first (and last) obstacle course race:


I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to do something like that again but I’ll try.