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What a Weekend!

Pretty busy weekend for me:

  • Went to the Celtics-Heat game on Friday.  The Celtics have been flat lately (and finally lost yesterday to the Orlando Magic).  But, they pulled this game out at the end.  On the way to the Garden, my son said "the Celtics games are getting boring because they win by so much.  I'd love to see a close game."  He got what we wanted!  Glad to see Paul Pierce as the go-to guy at the end.  He's done that for so many years now for the Celtics.
  • On Saturday, I brought my daughter to Splash at MIT.  This is a great program run by MIT students that is aimed at teaching something fun to kids age 11-17.  They have some serious academic enrichment courses, but most of them are just fun.  My daughter learned how to bake pies, how to draw shiny objects (and deal with reflecting light), card tricks, and the history of dark chocolate.  She had a great time, and got some exposure to what it is like walking around a college campus.  Our son has participated in years past, too.  This program is inexpensive and open to the public.  If you live in the Boston area and have kids in middle school or high school, I suggest you check it out next November.
  • Sunday night I went to the Bruce Springsteen concert at the Garden in Boston.  What a fantastic show!  I hadn't seen Springsteen in a while.  I am amazed at the amount of energy he expends in a 2 hour 15 minute show that does not stop.  Bruce and his band go from one song to the next with nary a breath.  Lots of energy in the Garden, too, with the audience singing along to every word.  He puts on a great show.
  • While at the concert, I was getting text message updates to the Celtics (who lost their first game) and the Patriots (who killed the Bills).

Needless to say, I am pretty tired today.  I normally catch up on my sleep on the weekends, but not this time.  Early to bed for me tonight.,..

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