Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Hi, guys! Let’s get right to it. Fun day to recap!


Our friends Erin and Ping (pug) came to visit bright and early yesterday morning. Erin (and Ping) had already eaten breakfast, so Mal made a couple of bagel egg and cheese sandwiches for us. On the way to our house, Erin offered to pick up Marylou’s for us, so I also enjoyed a delicious Peanut Butter Wonderful Iced Coffee with breakfast. Thanks, Erin!

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After breakfast, we dillydallied around the house for awhile and then headed to downtown Hingham to explore. After discovering how adorable it was, I added it to my Summer Bucket List as something I wanted to do in the next few months, so I suggested it to Mal and Erin. It was an absolutely beautiful day, so they were game.


We wandered around for about an hour””popping into cute shops and window shopping””before getting hungry for lunch. Mal remembered that “Dine at Caffe Tosca” was on my Summer Bucket List, so he suggested it for lunch. Perfect.

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For lunch, I ordered the Beet Salad, which came with arugula, goat cheese, roasted onions, walnuts, and a citrus vinaigrette on the side. It sounded delicious, but it didn’t have much to it, so I asked for chicken on top.

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Caffe Tosca was super cute and the food was great– fresh, flavorful, and interesting. I’d definitely dine there again!

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After lunch, we wandered around downtown Hingham a little more and then stopped into a café for iced coffees. (Yes, I know we have an iced coffee “problem.”)

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I ordered a “French Kiss” iced coffee, which I thought was just iced coffee with caramel flavoring, but it ended up being a total sugar bomb with all sorts of sweet stuff in it. It was actually pretty gross. I didn’t want to waste it since I paid $4 for it, so I brought it home to mix with regular iced coffee to dilute its sweetness.

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On the drive home, leaving downtown Hingham, I noticed the lines on the road. Red, white, and blue! How cool!

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At home, Erin and I hung out in the backyard while Mal took a nap. I snacked on some watermelon and drank my iced coffee.


A couple of hours later, Mike (Erin’s husband) and our friend Jim arrived at our house. We hung out for a little bit and then the guys fired up the grill for dinner.

While we waited for dinner to cook, Erin and I snacked on some veggies and hummus.



On the menu for dinner: burgers, chicken, sausage, Sweet Potato Wedges, and salad.


My plate:

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After dinner, we headed to The Launch at the Hingham Shipyard for an outdoor movie.

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Jaws was playing! So fun!


I love sharks, especially Great Whites and Hammerheads, but they also scare the crap out of me. In fact, I won’t go much deeper than my waist when I swim in the ocean because of watching Jaws. As a kid, I’d even get freaked out by lakes and sometimes pools. I thought maybe a shark was hiding in there or something?

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Please note Mal’s shirt in the photo below. (It’s a huge shark mouth! Haha!)

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Drinks for the evening.

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Pretty sunset!

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The movie started at dusk, so we arrived a little before 8:00.

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We all got comfortable and enjoyed the show.

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Question of the Day

Are there movies from your childhood that still scare you today?

On my list: Jaws (obviously), Poltergeist, and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. Eek!



  1. Excellent day!! Two things: First, I have found that 99% of coffee shops will let you swap out something if you don’t like it. Just for future reference I am sure you could have asked for another flavor and they would have done it for you. Second, I LOVE outdoor movies. Growing up the neighborhood pool used to show them all the time. One year we watched Jaws while floating on inner tubes in the swimming pool…that was a little freaky! ha!

  2. E.T. used to scare me…still probably wouldn’t watch it right before bed.

    Also, I keep getting these emails from this company called Element Bars (I do not have any connection with them. I probably filled something out at a race expo and got on their mailing list.) Apparently you can go on the website and build-your-own paleo energy bars. Thought you or your crossfit pals might enjoy this!

  3. Your lunch looks delicious! I love outdoor movies 🙂 There is a drive-in theater near us and we go at least once every summer. I’ve never actually seen Jaws so it’s on my “must see before I die” list haha. Poltergeist is really creepy! I can’t say much about other movies though, my husband and I love horror films. Every October we watch all the “Friday the 13th,” “Nightmare on Elm St” and “Halloween” movies. Some of them still get me even though we watch it every year!

  4. Salem’s Lot from the 1970s, the made for tv version. I will never let my kids watch this. Stephen King’s scariest movie I think.

  5. Your friend Erin is a cross between my friend Pam and my cousin Keelyn. Crazy look alikeness! Jaws (all of them) are trippy-scary movies! Poltergeist, too. And, the Nightmare on Elmstreet movies!!!

  6. The Omen was freaky! I would not be able to watch it again.
    Love outdoor movies. We are going to The Wizard of Oz in August, here in Sacramento. Haven’t seen that movie for sooooo long.

  7. Even at 24, I’m NOT a scary movie person (I cover my eyes during previews!).

    I remember watching a very old version of the nutcracker when I was a little kid that had this really weird looking rat character that terrified me.

  8. I am glad you enjoyed downtown Hingham. I grew up in Hingham and I love going back to visit my parents! ( and grab an iced coffee from Marylou’s! )

  9. i watched “the shining” when i was in college at wesleyan, home to (at the time) the largest insane/sane ratio (less of the latter) in america. the night i saw it, someone had escaped from the local asylum. needless to say, it was not a fun evening and i will NEVER watch that movie again.

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  13. My dog’s name is Ping, too!! I’ve never met another Ping. That’s so cool. Does your friend call him or her “Ping Pong”? I didn’t name my Ping. She was already named when I adopted her.

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