• Funnier Than He Looks

    July 21, 2009

    Hi, guys! It’s WAY past my bedtime and it’s a “school night,” so I’m going to make this blog post snappy!

    Tonight, I had the opportunity to attend my friend Jon’s stand-up comedy act at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Jon recently enrolled in a comedy course at the CCAE, and tonight was his big performance to conclude the class.

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    Jon was easily the BEST act of the night! He had the room cracking up for his entire set! :mrgreen: A lot of Jon’s material was taken from his own life, so our group of friends was really dying laughing! :lol:

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    Fellow Boston blogger, Elina, and her husband, Adam, joined us for the comedy show and dinner. It was fun hanging out with some new friends! :-D

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    Before the show, the group enjoyed dinner at the Grendel’s Den. (I love the half price menu there! :mrgreen:)

    I started with the spiciest Bloody Mary ever!!! It made me sweat, which is just the way I like ‘em! ;-)

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    For my meal, I ordered the Peruvian Quinoa Stew.

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    It was awesome! :-D

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    I loved all of the different veggies mixed with the quinoa. Holy yum… and filling!

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    As always, I craved something sweet after dinner. I picked a Jamaican Coffee with whipped cream. It hit the spot, but I think I would have preferred a piece of dark chocolate.

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    After Jon’s comedy show, we headed to John Harvard’s Brew House to enjoy a drink with him. I ordered the Wheat Beer, but it was terrible! Blah. You guys know me, I will just about drink any beer put in front of me, but this one was not good at all. I do not recommend this brew! Ick. :-?

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    I am beyond exhausted! Good night!

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    { 22 comments… read them below or add one }

    Rebecca July 21, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    The stew looks incredible!! I don’t like Bloody Marys but your picture of it makes me think I want to try them again! I’ve never had a spicy one. Maybe that’s the trick!

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    Caroline July 22, 2009 at 12:09 am

    I agree–that stew looks amazing! I also like the pretty bowl it came in:)

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    Becca July 22, 2009 at 12:15 am

    I still have a hard time with bloody mary’s, but maybe the spice would help me get into them. I love tomato juice, but the thought of adding alcohol to it grosses me out! I could definitely get behind some spice to “soften” the alcohol flavor though. Hopefully you didn’t sweat it out too much! :D

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    Annabel July 22, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Awww you got to meet Elina! i <3 her!

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    Anonymous July 22, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Umm…Jon is pretty cute. Is he single? ‘Cause cute and funny is an unbeatable combination!

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    Sarah July 22, 2009 at 1:32 am

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    Rachel July 22, 2009 at 1:47 am

    You know, I don’t think I’ve ever seen quinoa at a restaurant before! Probably why so many people are confused about what it is, ha. I think I might try to make my own version of that stew!

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    Angharad July 22, 2009 at 2:35 am

    The quinoa stew looks awesome! I love finding things I like making at home at restaurants – it’s good to have it made for you! Sounds like a really cool night out. Mmm Bloody Mary doesn’t sound bad!

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    Christie @ Quit Your Diet July 22, 2009 at 5:48 am

    Even though I am not a fan of quinoa that stew looks awesome.

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    Eve July 22, 2009 at 6:15 am

    I had quinoa yesterday too! I’ve never tried it in stew form though, that looks great.

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    Cait (Cait's Plate) July 22, 2009 at 6:48 am

    That place looks absolutely amazing. Again, how did I live in Boston for over four years and not try these places out!?

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    Jenny July 22, 2009 at 6:48 am

    What a super fun night with friends and eats!!!

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    Whitney July 22, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Fun night! I love comedy shows!

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    Sarah July 22, 2009 at 8:50 am

    I have a friend that seriously needs to be a stand up comic, so I will have to tell her about your friend :)

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    Therese July 22, 2009 at 9:52 am

    What a fun night!! If he ever makes it big though you all might just because “material” haha.

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    Therese July 22, 2009 at 9:53 am

    What a fun night!! If he ever makes it big though you all might just become “material” haha.

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    Elina (Healthy and Sane) July 22, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Jon was definitely the best of the bunch! :D Good to see you and Mal again. Let’s get together again soon :)

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    Rose July 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Super fun! I love Jon’s sleeve of tattoos.

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    sirenjess July 22, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Did you get you free pastry from Starbucks?

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    Jess July 22, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Ummm, I love Bloodys too! Especially spicy ones, which are hard to come by in most restaurants, which is why I ADORE brunches with make your own Bloody Mary bars! Yum.

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    Tina July 22, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    @sirenjess: Yep!

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