Somerville Theater

We went to see the 48-Hour Film Festival awards. I took this photo sphere of the venerable old Somerville Theater before the festivities.

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Dome

Jeff, Kat, Bob, and I attended a Wild and Sour beer festival at Boston’s Cyclorama. This was a most enjoyable fest: not too crowded or loud, a lot of interesting beers, and few enough breweries that we could try something from each of them. The attractive venue didn’t hurt.

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Irreprarable

The little keyboard & cover Lis uses with her iPad died: several of the keys stopped working. She bought a replacement, and I thought maybe I could fix the old one and turn it into a backup. It was held together by so much glue and hidden screws that I destroyed it in the process of taking it apart. And maddeningly, I did find the problem: some broken-off bits of some of the key mechanisms stuck under some of the other keys. If Logitech had designed this thing for repair, I could have fixed it. Ah well, at least we’ll be able to recycle the battery.

 

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Symphony Hall

We went to Boston Symphony Hall for a presentation of Cirque de la Symphonie. The show was awesome, and Symphony Hall is such an elegant and well-designed space.

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Oasis

We’ve worked hard to make our back patio a great place to sit and enjoy some peace & quiet.

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Clematis

The cold & wet spring has been good for our garden when it comes to vegetation, but maybe not so much for flowers. But this clematis is finally starting to show its colors.

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Fire in the Sky

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Refreshed

Continuing on the theme of re-painting patio furniture from last weekend: today I refurbished our old wooden patio chairs with a coat of solid-color deck stain. I can’t believe how much better they look.

I also melted a bunch of paraffin wax into the stump-table you see here, in an effort to protect it from the elements. I hope it does better than the epoxy I used for my last attempt.

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Bench

We replaced our rotting garden bench with a used one from Craigslist, and today I gave it a fresh coat of paint.

The whole thing is aluminum, but I used a textured spray paint for the faux strapping to make it look more like fabric.

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Coming attraction

New cupcake stand in South Station

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