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An Update: Housing, Jobs and a Beerathon.

Big News. I’m moving, I’ve gotten a job and I’m entering the real world of being a female young professional.

I’m moving to Brighton, off the Cleveland Circle stop. I worked somewhat near here at Harvard Business School Publishing in Watertown.

I’m moving out the 29th, moving in the first of September…Boston’s big moving day.

I’ve heard horror stories of the day’s events and traffic. I’m not so excited.

According to Yelp, Cleveland Circle isn’t the hottest spot around boston, according to three separate reviews below:

“Cleveland Circle is the blemish on Beacon Street, the one really ugly part where you wonder if maybe you accidentally got onto Comm Ave somehow.” 

“Being in Cleveland Circle makes me wish I could summon a tornado.”

“This place is kinda like a beat-up pickup truck.”

Well, I may have signed myself up for an interested three months in the beloved Cleveland Circle, but I don’t think it can be too bad. The commute to work is kind of a bitch, 48 minutes by T (and considering it’s on the Green Line, I’d say we can tack easily tack a good 20 more minutes), and it’s not super convenient or close to my friends, who are mainly still around the NEU area…but it could be worse. It’s close enough, nice enough and it’s got a liquor store, a Dunkin’ Donuts right across the street and a laundromat down the block. 3 months…I’ll live.

I met my two roommate off of Craigslist. A sentence which is generally followed by “Are you serious, Kimber?” or “The famous last spoken words…”

But they seem pretty cool so far. Both are young male professionals, I think between 27-29 and share a passion of acrobatics, which is pretty sweet. We have jujitsu training mats covering the entire floor of one room which I’ll have access to. Hello ab workouts! And they both drink beer and seem easygoing.

As for my job…I’m starting up tomorrow in the Advertising field at Dig Boston. I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve gotten the physical copy of Dig fairly often, and I am a regular browser of the website. It will be neat to work with the people who’ve been publishing the alternative weekly recently.

My boss asked me to be in at ten, which sounded great at the time, but my insomnia kicked in around 11 tonight so I’m hoping to catch at least some sleep before my big day.

For those of you Bostonians who love beer, buy yourself a ticket to The Boston Beerathon. My best friend and I got tickets, and it’s going to be a great event. We’re starting at Mija Cantina.

Order yourself tickets right now, buy yourself this pad, and mark September 15th on your calendar as a day dedicated to beer, old friends and new friends. No better way to ring in the Autumn season.

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Week of May 7, 2012 – ToDo

Tuesday

Watch: Boston Celtics @ Atlanta Hawks. 8pm.

Wednesday

Fitness: Hip Hop Yoga – class for anybody to try, inexpensive, fun and combines yoga with great hip hop beats. Back Bay Yoga Studio, 364 Boylston St. floor 2. Drop-in Community Class. 2-3:30pm. $5 cash only

Music: Opening night of Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave. 8pm $41-$125

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Fitness: Dress For Success 5k Power Walk – Dress for Success provides economic advantages for underprivelaged women. DCR Castle Island Park. 10am, registration 8:30am. Donation Suggested.

Music: Radio 92.9 EarthFest – music festival, features throwback artists like The Spin Doctors, Third Eye Blind and Switchfoot. FREE

Fun: Fair Trade Scavenger Hunt – not your usual scavenger hunt – use a phone app to learn more about efforts regarding fair trade. Prizes for winning and ice cream sold by Ben & Jerry’s. 12pm-3pm. FREE

Sunday

Shop: Sowa Open Market – weekly market in the South End, sells crafts, art, food and celebrates the sunshine with live music and fresh produce at the farmer’s market. 460 Harrison Avenue. 10am-4pm.

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Michael Natkin at Trident Cafe

Today, my friends and I went to Trident Cafe to see Michael Natkin give a free cooking demo. Natkin recently published a new book, Herbivoracious: A Vegetarian Cookbook for People Who Love To Eat, and showed us how to cook a recipe from his book, serving us samples of his creation.

Pre demonstration.

I found out about the demo through The Boston Globe’s events page, a tool I use frequently when trying to find things to do around the city.

We got to the cafe, a place I’ve been before. I like Trident, but I don’t love Trident. I think it’s pretty overpriced for the quality and amount of food served. They definitely attract a more “hipster” and young crowd, I always see kids with sweatshirts from Emerson, Berklee and Boston University. The menu is seemingly organic, and definitely vegetarian friendly.

However, I know the cost of juice. I have a juicer, I enjoy juicing. Tonight, I ordered the “Body Cleanse” juice. Carrots + Beets + Apple + Cucumber all juiced together for the $5. It was fine, but I like my juice served with ice, and the juice they served me was warm. Ew.

I asked for ice, and was promptly served a cup, so I can forgive them. Over ice, the juice wasn’t bad. Not necessarily worth the $5, but now I know a recipe I enjoy and can juice at home.

“The Body Cleanse” from Trident Cafe

Natkin began just after 7, and it was a short demo. He told us a brief history about the meal he was preparing, a Vietnamese sandwich, a popular recipe from his new book. He went step by step through the process, showing how easy it can be to make something delicious.

He was very personable, attentive to questions, and kept a smile through the whole demo. The ‘sandwiches’ were delicious – and he made them quickly. Slice of baguette + cucumber + pickled carrots + marinated mushroom + mayonnaise + cilantro.

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Vietnamese Sandwich Appetizer

They really were delicious, but making them seem like a simple dish isn’t entirely accurate. Pickling carrots can take some time, as can marinating certain types of mushroom. What he put together in about 15 minutes, is probably not going to be the actual preparation time for most people.

Regardless, the author did a great job selling his book, many attendees purchased his book and requested a signature.

Overall, the $5 juice was worth it, considering we got a free demo and samples. I love finding stuff like this to do, it’s easy to entice friends who aren’t trying to spend a lot of money, plus everyone loves free food.

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