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All the miles that separate…they disappear now when I’m dreaming of your face…

The first week back from vacation is a rough one in general but as a third shift worker it sucks. It’s been almost a year since I switched to overnights at work and my body has still yet to adapt to being awake when the sun goes down. At the same time however, it refuses to sleep much at night so I feel as though my life is one big stretch of catnaps.

I got home a week ago from my most recent trip to Saugus, MA. Feels like forever ago now.  I don’t think I’ll be able to get back there until September or October this year…might try to save up for both of those months.    Had so much fun this trip.  Spent my birthday going out and having fun for the first time since I was a teenager.   Got to see Jarred for almost a week, that alone made the vacation something that was much needed.  Spent my 26th Birthday playing mini golf and laughing with my friends John, Ryan, Sean, Jen and Jarred. After all our hard work golfing we went go kart racing and got ice cream.   We went to a bar called the Brown Jug, which I believe has pretty much become the birthday bar.  Overall the day was amazing for me.  Thai Food, Pizza, Ice Cream, Mini Golf, Alcohol that tastes like fruit punch, friends and snuggles.  Can’t ask for much more.  My mom, bless her heart, ordered me a cake from a bakery near my hotel. It was amazing.  Cakes for Occasions you out did yourselves!

We went into Boston on the 19th and went to the New England Aquarium, almost had the chance to touch some Rays and Non-violent Sharks!  We saw a 3D IMAX film on the struggle for Polar bears and other life in the Arctic.  After the Aquarium we had dinner at Cheers which was delicious.  They have a cranberry mayonnaise that will make the meal all in itself, but the Boston Baked Beans and any of the sandwiches are probably some of the best I’ve had.  Jarred got the eNORMous burger and I can’t even begin to describe how huge it was.  I had Sam’s Turkey Sandwich and it was hands down the best Turkey sandwich I’ve ever had, perfect ratio of mayo to sandwich and not too much of anything.  I’m not embarrassed to say I ate the whole thing.  We then met up with Ryan, Jen and John at O’Briens a bar in Saugus.  There was a band Free Reign playing there – they opened with Bush, and went on to play STP and so many other good covers.  We got probably the cheesiest pizza I’ve ever seen, which was kind of “Eh” at best, but I ordered loaded nachos and when merged with the pizza I was told it was fantastic.

I honestly don’t think I could have asked for a better birthday vacation.  I had so much fun with my friends and especially Jarred, a lot of good times I’ll never forget.  This took way too long to post…I’ve been going through a pretty rough week but I wanted to get this out today so I could move on to some other stuff that’s been fluttering about my head.

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