Saturday, 1 August 2015
And our HOTT Crew friend Lola Matisse set sail today from Gloucester aboard the Miss Trish II as she embarks on Cape Pond Ice's newest experiment: frozen trans-Atlantic auto shipments! Lola's high performance vehicle is encased in a huge hollow rectangular hunk of ice (Cape Pond Ice says it's the world's largest ice cube made for commercial use!). The exterior and interior of the cube are lined with styrofoam, providing massive insulation and superior auto protection. Lola discovered upon arrival that the New Acting Mayor of Gloucester would be joining her for this month-long maiden voyage! We hope the larder is well stocked and are sure the two of them will have a magnificent time together. We'll give you updates on Lola's voyage to France whenever she communicates with us via satellite uplink.
Location: 66 Bus at Harvard Square
Imagined Profession: Development Officer for Non Profit
Friday, 31 July 2015
Mysterious, toned and oh so incredibly handsome, our hottie exudes the mood for love. Look at the fit of his shirt on his well-developed pecs. He's a masterpiece!
Location: Red Line at Park Street
Imagined Profession: Research Compliance Manager
Thursday, 30 July 2015
The thing we consistently noticed about the Boston Public Market was that it's a chick destination. Apparently, if you're a woman within 6 months (plus or minus) of being 30 years old the Boston Public Market is the place to be! Wall to wall women. Aged 30. Salivating over ice cream or beeswax candles. Outside the women were agog and constantly proclaiming the market to be "awesome!". Did we mention how many women were at the Boston Public Market? A LOT!
GB is fond of maple syrup and appreciated the gallon sized jugs (he goes through 3+ gallons a year of maple syrup).
Overall, we think Boston Public Market is ideal for 30 year old women. We're not really sure gay men in the South End or Cambridge will find it worth their while to venture over to Haymarket to shop here.
The product we liked best was the wide selection of locally raised organic grass feed meat and poultry. That's a big plus
We liked the vegetable and fruit selections, but noticed that the vendors were not really up to speed about their own products. For example, as we grew up in Georgia and South Carolina we're very familiar with the many different varieties of peaches. And we're accustomed to growers being able to identify the variety of peach they offer on sale (i.e, Springcrest, Fairhaven, Georgia Belle, Rubyprince, etc). This is the first time we've had a peach grower tell us the variety of peach he's selling is "yellow". Our HOTT Crew thinks there's room for improvement in the produce department!
Our most disappointing experience was with Union Square Donuts. They began to run out of donuts after being open only 2 hours! Although this seems to be the norm at their quaint and quirky Somerville store front, our expectation is that their storefront in Boston Public Market would be kept in stock. We're not sure why they expected a grand opening day to be slow. We think they should start making donuts.
In general our HOTT Crew thinks you may find it interesting to stop by the Boston Public Market and experience it for yourself. We'd be interested to hear if you think it's better suited for tourists or for locals, as we're not quite sure for whom it's designed.
We'll give you a full rundown of the Boston Public Market after we finish our tour with Mayor Marty Walsh. In the meantime, stay cool!
Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Technology Architecture Design
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Such a moving and beautiful visage on our handsome man. Reminds us of the moving and beautiful last verses of the Olympic Hymn:
Oh flame, eternal in your firmament so bright
Illuminate us with your everlasting light
That grace and beauty and magnificence
Shine like the sun
Bestow on us the wondrous prize of honor, truth and love!
Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Community Organizer
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
75% of Los Angelenos support hosting the 2024 Olympics in LA, so we can't help but get onboard, too! Besides, they already have most of the infrastructure (and much newer mass transit systems than us) for the games. We just hope #LA2024 doesn't use the motto Obmutui, et Silui Amplius like the #Boston2024 organizers did.
So join us in celebrating Los Angeles with this fun video below!
Imagined Professions: Left, Runner; Right, Gymnast
Monday, 27 July 2015
Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Software Freedom Activist and MIT Professor