Archive for Boston

another glorious Boston sunrise

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , on March 23, 2016 by xi'an

endpoint of my Sunday morning run, Boston, March 20, 2016

Harvard snow sprinkle

Posted in Kids, pictures, Running, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , on March 22, 2016 by xi'an

not for the faint-hearted!

Posted in Books, Kids, pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2016 by xi'an

While flying over to Boston yesterday, I had a look at The Martian on my seat screen but this proved too much of a hardship: after watching the early self-surgery scene, which is definitely realistic and somewhat gory, I just fainted. Really and truly fainted, which means I came back to my senses being dragged on the plane floor by two Air France flight attendants!, hearing and seeing them but being unable to react for a dozen seconds. There was a doctor in the plane who checked upon me while I was coming back to my senses and his final advice was to stop watching this “kind of movies”, as if I knew I was going to faint from watching a  PG-13 movie… (It actually happened to me once earlier, in that I came close to fainting from watching The Last Temptation of Christ in Ithaca in the 80’s, while protesters were demonstrating outside the cinema.) Quite an embarrassment, frankly! And I did not even watch the rest of the movie…

glorious Boston sunrise

Posted in pictures, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2016 by xi'an

snapshot from Boston [guest shot]

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , , on July 4, 2015 by xi'an