Yesterday Today 7.18.16

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Waking up early has to be in the top 10 worst things that this life has to offer.  Nevertheless, I was awoken this morning by my little angel, Lex, who was spending the day with me.  We had to swing by B&B Auto to get an estimate to fix my car which my mother had backed into while it was sitting in my driveway.  A small knock that left little cosmetic damage but suddenly made my emergency lights, ie: check engine, ABS, emergency brake, all brightly lit on my dash.  That and the speedometer is now inoperative.  With my car not registering any movement the cruise control is also a loss as is the odometer.  I made a 38 mile trip and back with my speedometer reading 56,345.  The gentleman at B&B is pretty confident that it will be a quick fix and I will have a working, non-dented car within this week.

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Me and the little darling stopped at a Duxbury Park and scanned the birds flying around there.  The list, unfortunately very short, is as follows:

Bobolink 1 male/6 female
Bank Swallow 4
Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 2 male/6 female

The trip was still a blast though as Lex decided to jump from place to place while the ocean lapped the surface of the rocks.  It was refreshing to see as my daughter is not the adventurous type.  We left the park and made our way to my first show.

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With my first show finished we met with my sister to have lunch at b*good, a little eatery that boasts the use of locally grown vegetables and locally farmed beef.  Lex was not a fan of the food though and instead just enjoyed snap chat with MPP.  We took off toward Hull to enjoy the day before my second show.  Arriving I was psyched to see an arcade hosting the classic Ms. Pacman.  The machine at Dream Machine in Hull, MA is well worn with a bit of waving on the screen but still plays like a charm!

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Price: $0.50/$0.25 replay
Lives 3
Highscore 151980
MY Highscore 77620

After the arcade Lex and I went to the beach and I let her run around in the ocean for a bit.  We even made a trip to the playground right near the beach where Boots explored the swings and climbing structure.  Later we were on our way to dinner at Jake’s Seafood and I had another classic of summer, the lobster roll!  I take my lobster rolls very seriously and rate them in a few ways.  First off, the lobster roll was served with fries and coleslaw – the best (and only) way to serve the meal.  Already it was off to a good start.  With a price tag of $22.99 I was needing this lobster roll to live up to some high expectations.  A unique take on the roll, Jake’s serves it sans mayo but includes the condiment on the side for you to apply however little or much you’d like.  Nothing compares to fresh lobster though – and this was as fresh as ever!  The coleslaw could have been a bit sweeter but was decent enough.  I rate this lobster roll at Jake’s as follows:

Sides: Grade: Fries B-/Coleslaw C
Price: $22.99 Grade: B-
Taste: Grade: A

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Leaving dinner to my second show proved to be a challenge as a fierce and unexpected rain storm began to pour down.  The second show was good.  Some very excitable kids in the audience made the show a bit of a challenge but overall the kids were laughing and left happy – so, no complaints!  A good Monday all together!

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