Friends, would you be disappointed to discover that not every person in Boston has that accent? I was oddly disappointed that I didn’t hear more people talking about being “smah-t” and going to ‘Hah-vahd.” But when the guy at the deli handed me my coffee and said “Here you ahhhhh” I grinned like an idiot.
Other fun things from Boston? Having high tea with Harvard folks – extended pinky, not required. Sitting in Harvard Yard at night, eating frozen yogurt and talking politics/race/relationships. Wandering on and off The Freedom Trail, depending on how boring it was. Deciding not to wait in line forever to see The Old North Church. Eating a lunch of cannolis and coffee. Walking past a barbershop called “Johnny and Gino” and witnessing a man in tracksuit, cutting hair while speaking Italian. Losing at pub trivia, but not caring because I was surrounded by such fantastic people.By the time you read this, I’ll be in New York! Anything I can’t miss in NYC?