Yes, I am in a relationship with the city of Boston. When I found out that I was going to get the opportunity to stay in Boston for the summer, the first thing that popped into my head was that I needed to take advantage of everything this historic and beautiful city has to offer. I immediately made a list of things I wanted to do for the next four months. And what better way to accomplish new and exciting things than with someone special by my side? That’s where Dan comes into play. I decided to turn this list into dates with both the city and my boyfriend.
These dates can be romantic or platonic, depending on your relationship status. With hectic work or internship schedules, it can be difficult to devote time to having fun, so this dedication to going on one new date a week will help me to keep a healthy balance while expanding my knowledge of the city. If anything, these dates are meant to provide entertaining opportunities that every Bostonian should take advantage of in the summer months.
Date number three: Fenway Park
Ah the glorious Fenway Park. The 100-year-old stadium is one of Boston’s oldest landmarks. The giant Green Monster lurks over the left outfield tucking the field into its own little baseball world.
I was lucky enough to stumble upon two free tickets to the Red Sox and with Dan on vacation, who better to go with than my Massachusetts native cousin Becca (family bonding!). After all, these dates with Boston can be with friends, family, coworkers, ect. just as long as I’m out exploring the city.
The game atmosphere on Yawkey Way is exhilarating. Seeing so many Boston fans made me realize how great and supportive the people of Boston are of both the city and the Sox. We quickly headed for the T and like all Boston sporting events, it was jam-packed. Squishing on we made our way to the Fenway stop and followed the herds of people to the ballpark.
As soon as we entered Fenway we heard a strange sound, and no, it wasn't the crowd cheering or the announcers speaking. It was our stomachs growling. I'm not a huge hot dog fan except for the occasional summer barbecue, but a Fenway Frank was calling my name.
After scarfing down our food, we made our way to our seats right behind home plate. We couldn't believe how close we were! And better yet, there was no one sitting in the seats besides us so we had plenty of room to stretch out.
It was not my first time watching the Red Sox from inside Fenway, but it was the first time they won a game. The last game I went to was two years ago when they lost something ridiculous like 11-2. In this particular game last week, the Sox were loosing to the Cleveland Indians 2-5 at the end of the eight innings. The Sox had an incredible pull from behind win in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 6-5 victory.
There's something special about experiencing a baseball game in person rather than on TV. Whether it's participating in the cheers, having the hope of catching a foul ball, or seeing the field and players with your own eyes, a trip to Fenway is extremely memorable. I'm so glad I got to experience Fenway and a Red Sox win was the cherry on top of the day.
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School, major and year: A&S, Communications, 2014
What makes the Gavel so BANGin’? The people, duh!
You have 24 hours to give prospective students a tour of BC and convince them to enroll. How do you spend the day? We would definitely go to a both a football and hockey game (we would win both games!). We’d take a quick walk around the Res, eat lunch at Hillside, and finish the day with a classic Mod party. There’s no way you wouldn’t come to BC after that!
If you could go back in time and give yourself a pep talk the night before you moved into BC as a freshman, what is the most important piece of advice that you would give to your former self? I would tell my self to branch out and not get stuck in one particular friend group. The friends you meet in orientation and during the first few months are great, but they might not be the friends you’ll have throughout the four years here. Be friendly and open-minded and everything else will fall into place!
What is your favorite study spot on campus? My bedroom. I can’t study anywhere but my bed.
What is your go-to meal at Late Night? Who doesn’t love the mozzarella sticks?!
What is the #1 most played song on your iTunes? Anything country.
If you could only eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Cheesecake Factory. I love any kind of pasta and dessert is my weakness.
If you could befriend the main characters from any TV show or movie, who would you choose and why? Blair Waldorf from "Gossip Girl" because she would make a fabulous shopping buddy.