miles for boston


The Assassin’s Creed A B C….Z
Part One A-G
Text from Assassin’s Creed
Edits made by me :)

The Boston Lemur has been seen a few times by some quite credible people in and around Boston, Massachusetts. One night in July, 2008, Red Sox Senior Advisor Bill James claimed to see a strange creature he at first thought was a cat. But upon closer inspection, he noticed the eyes on the side of its head, the “pug-like” face, speckled grey fur, and a tail “like a broomstick handle”. He watched the animal for a little while and reported that it walked with “an odd sashaying motion”. He stopped watching when the creature ducked under a parked car. Other sightings have happened up to 20 or so miles outside Boston - in Sherborn, Massachusetts. 

Bill James later called animal control who told him that it was the first lemur sighting on record in Boston. The Franklin Park Zoo was contacted, but all their lemurs were accounted for. 

Christopher Gore served under Adams and Jefferson as US envoy to England and with his wife Rebecca visited often in Paris. They became interested in architecture and were friends with French architects who advised them on building a country house. The house combined current trends in English architecture as well and was built in 1804-05 about 10 miles outside of Boston. The photo is of the house core and does not show the symmetrical wings. The linear facade runs 190 feet, and the house features a couple oval shaped rooms. The 50 acre landscape garden is currently being restored. Open to the public. Waltham Massachusetts.



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Hello! Came back from Boston last night, been on a tumblr mini-break for the past 3 days, here’s what I’ve been doing:

Tuesday morning: Per our routine when we visit family in Andover, my son Adam and I run my high school cross country course plus the rest of the campus, and so we did again on this sunny hot Tuesday morning, about 3 miles.  Always on this route with Adam, I’m flooded with billions of emotions.

Tuesday afternoon (2nd run of the day): In Boston, we stayed in Allston, between BC and BU, where I lived when I attend BU grad school 25 years ago; I redeemed my Fathers Day present with an awesome afternoon run with Adam down Beacon Street in Brookline, retracing miles 22 to 24 of the Boston Marathon with my son - the best gift - and then down to Fenway and back to our hotel.  About 8 miles.

Wednesday: Ran around Boston and Brookline again with Adam, past Fenway again and by the Gardner Museum, site of the infamous art heist over 20 years ago, then through the medical area and back through Coolidge Corner.  About 12 miles.  Heavenly.

Thursday: Adam needed rest after running more than usual the past few days, so I took a solo run around Allston, on Commonwealth Ave, past favorite spots of my graduate days.  

Being back in Boston, especially in Allston, always energizes me, reminding me of the hopes and ambitions of those days…and inspires me today, always.

Today: A 10 miler around the park on a humid but cooler evening in Buffalo, might go for a track workout tomorrow….


Maxwell’s World is now out!

Located just a few miles from Boston, Maxwell’s World was once a place of joy. The biggest amusement park in the country, Mister Maxwell dedicated his fortunes and life to making everyone’s time at Maxwell’s World as happy as possible. Then the bombs fell and it all went to shit.
Now, the park lies open, shrouded in legend and danger. A thousand myths say that Maxwell hid a treasure, deep inside the control center of the park, just waiting to be reclaimed by some wasteland.
Unfortunately, a thousand more myths say that something happened to Maxwell’s World. They tell tales of shambling skeletons in the park that attack anything in sight, robots that find you and force-feed you hot dogs, of the rides coming to life and devouring those inside. There are some that say that Maxwell traded his soul to keep the park running, and not even the apocalypse stopped that.
All anyone knows, is that whoever enters Maxwell’s World, never leaves. Because the park isn’t just open. It’s alive.

Maxwell’s World is my horror quest mod for Fallout 4, that finds the Sole Survivor trapped in the twisted amusement park known as Maxwell’s World. Teaming up with a group of survivors, the player leads a last ditch expedition through the park, in an attempt to uncover just what happened to the park, and how to escape.
Maxwell’s World features an emphasis on multiple paths and resource management! The park is malicious and out to claim your soul, and will happily give you cursed resources to further than end. Carefully manage what you’ve brought with you, or take the plunge and use the tainted weapons and aid that Maxwell gives you! Aspects of the quest change based on your dialogue as well. Take sides among your companions, learn their histories, uncover secrets, and watch as the end of park changes to match your perspective!

-A seven part quest of survival and fright, with more than four different endings, that reacts and changes based on your choices during the main quest.
-An entire new world space, Maxwell’s World, with over five completely different sections, hidden detail, and much much more.
-Three new companions, fully voiced with their combat styles, and miniquests.
-Brand new gameplay elements!
In Maxwell’s World, the things you find are tainted and can affect both enemies and the quest. Consume them if you dare, or focus on using the precious little non-cursed resources you brought with you!
A respawn system. Maxwell wants you to stay, and is content to kill and resurrect you over, and over, and over again. Watch your stimpaks and microfusion cells, because you won’t get them back!
Animated ride bosses! Malevolent bumper cars and serpentine rollercoasters are out to kill you! These juggernauts are scattered throughout the park, and can come to life at any time! Some say that there are weapons in the park that can deal with them, but you risk losing your soul to Maxwell’s influence!
The Presence. A mysterious entity that travels around the park, bringing the rides to life and causing machines to go haywire. Reroute power to different parts of the park to draw it away, or risk its wrath for the comforts electricity brings you!
Minigames! Shooting galleries, robot fights, and more
-New enemies. Face off against deranged animatronics, living rides, ghoulified mascots, and the terrifying Revelers; those guests before you whose souls were claimed, now forever cursed to wander the park in great armies.
-New weapons! From firework cannons, rayguns, mallets, to the triumphant return of Fallout 3’s heavy incinerators.
-A new clown paintjob for power armor.

Another 4 miles in the books.

With the Boston Marathon on the horizon, I’m feeling a bit strange. I’m feeling a bit nostalgic but also a little depressed. I ran Boston injured last year and I’ve been dealing with injuries since. I’m really not sure if I’ll ever get back to that kind of running form again. I’ve yet to figure out what the real underlying problem is behind my injury and that’s frustrating. For now, I’m focusing on getting fitter and we’ll see where that gets me.

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Merry Christmas to my darling Gutter Flower Secret Santa, @captainswanismyendgame! Jenna, it’s been a delight, and I hope I was sneaky enough! I hope you enjoy this one. 

A post-Dust Storm AU.  A rising talent in Nashville, Killian Jones locks eyes with Emma Swan from across the room. There’s instant chemistry, but he’s still nursing the heartbreak that brought him here, and she’s fresh out of an engagement. Just maybe it’ll turn out differently this time, though…

Rated T for some salty language and innuendo, and ~1500 words. 

On Ao3.

It’s an odd thing, Killian realizes, being so at home in a bar when you don’t drink. But here he is, all pre-show nerves and adrenaline, still with that undeniable sense of belonging even through the stress.

He tells himself he doesn’t need a beer to get him through this, that it’ll be fine without it. On some level he knows it will be–it’s been a year since he turned back to his music, and now he’s here headlining this show.

He takes a deep breath to steady his racing heart and runs his fingers through his hair before replacing his beanie.

He’s ready.

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Graduation Day Part 1 (BTVS 3.21)

This is part of my ongoing Buffy Project, where I write notes/meta for every episode in an attempt to better understand the characters and themes of the show. You can find the full list here. Gifs are not mine.

I always fly through the last two episodes of season three. The battle scene is one of my favorites and I always get excited to re watch it. But first, Part 1. Side note: why do season finales always get so recap-y? I always feel like I’m mostly just noting events down for later in the end.

I enjoyed the realistic vibe in the air as everyone prepares to graduate Sunnydale High. Cordelia dislikes the color they chose for gowns (of course) and everyone is discussing the big day. Despite years of torment Harmony is suddenly nice to Willow, who feels affectionate in return. Willow says she even misses gym. I detested high school but even now get that nostalgic vibe. Like Buffy, my SO doesn’t get it. 

Faith is sent on a mission to kill an innocent professor. She doesn’t even care to ask why “the boss” wants him dead. The Mayor picks her out a flowery, girly dress for Ascension Day which just so looks like something he would want his women in. Faith expresses doubts it’s her

The Mayor: “Not you”. Let me tell you something. Nobody knows what you are. Not even you, little miss seen-it-all. The Ascension isn’t just my day, it’s yours too. Your day to blossom, to show the world what a powerful girl you are. I think of what you’ve done, what I know you will do…No father could be prouder.

Faith: I hope I don’t let you down.

The Mayor: Impossible. Come on. Change back into your street clothes and I’ll buy you an icee.

This relationship is just so weird. He gives her all this fatherly approval and affection she so deeply craves no matter if he’s asking her to murder everyone in the next sentence. She doesn’t comprehend what a good father is so anyone will do. I think the fact that he never wanted her sexually was a huge reason she trusted him so quickly, though. 

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tlsp in boston:

- cam avery is quite literally the most devilishly handsome man on the face of this earth
- he did this awesome ten minute song/story thing and his back up singers were rad af
- Alex stumbled on first and did the first verse of eycte a cappella and everyone lost their shit
- and then Alex undid half his buttons and miles stripped down to a wife beater
- miles kane’s smile live and in person is the literal sunrise I wanted to cry
- he made friends with a girl in the balcony and then smiled and pointed at her several times
- everyone was screaming and he punched the air and dear god it was a transcendent and victorious and I screeched
- they did pattern and miracle aligner back to back and I could not handle it at all
- me and everyone around me seemed to know all the lyrics to everything which is really just fucking ridiculous tbh
- sweet dreams tn slut drop
- they did a new cover ( at least I think it’s new?) and miles sang it with alex on keyboard
- they kept smiling at each other jfc
- miles is a ray of sunshine and Alex is as dark and sultry as the night
- dynamics, tempo changes, the strings were beautifully mixed and textured
- literally though they put their arms around each other just as the strings were doing that last ascending bit and everyone’s hands were in the air and miles was grinning and then the quartet resolved the last chord and I cried fuck what a way to end it I barely survived
- the reality was better than the fantasy

Grand jury indicts man in killing of runner in Massachusetts

WORCESTER, Mass. — A man accused of killing a Google employee who went out for a run near her mother’s Massachusetts home last summer has been indicted.

Worcester (WUS’-tur) County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says a grand jury handed down the indictment Friday against Angelo Colon-Ortiz.

The Worcester resident was arrested in connection with the death of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte last August in Princeton, a small town 40 miles (64 kilometres ) west of Boston.

Prosecutors say Colon-Ortiz was apprehended in April after his DNA matched samples on Marcotte’s body, which was found in the woods not far from her family home.

Colon-Ortiz faces charges of aggravated assault and battery and assault with attempt to rape. He’s been in custody since his arrest and will be arraigned later. He can’t be reached for comment. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

The Associated Press

anonymous asked:

Where are you from in MASS ?

a little city on the north shore, right next to Salem if u ever heard of the witches and a few miles north of Boston