has a feature today in which notable Bostonians outline their ideal days. It would appear that my invitation to join this illustrious group got lost in the Internets, but no matter – I’m including mine below. Some of it – I’ll let you figure out which parts – actually took place today. As today marked one of my five official days off this summer, I was determined to enjoy myself. And yes, I absolutely did.

9 a.m. – Wake up. Stretch in bed. Yawn. Relax for a good solid 15 minutes.

9:15 a.m. – Get out of bed, shower, prepare for day. Check news of the morning, including columns about the previous night’s game.

10:30 a.m. – Shampoo, cut and style.

11:30 a.m. – Bookstore.

12:30 p.m. – Brunch. Mimosa. Location unimportant as long as good company and quality omelet are parts of the equation.

2 p.m. – Walk around Boston. Start on Park Street and make way through Boston Common and Public Garden. Explore Beacon Hill, Comm. Ave or Esplanade. Make way to Harvard Bridge to cross Charles into Cambridge. Stop at 1369 Coffeehouse for an iced caramel latte (large, skim milk, double shot), continue on to Harvard Square consider stopping at Sweet for a lemon cupcake, then hop on T to get back home.


2 p.m. Head home for a nap, then wake up, stretch and go for run around neighborhood or along Minuteman Bikeway. Return home, shower and take T to Central Square for iced caramel latte (large, skim milk, double shot) at 1369 Coffeehouse. Walk to Harvard Square, consider stopping at Sweet for a lemon cupcake, then hop on T to get back home.

7:05 p.m. First pitch. Go Sox.

10:30 p.m. Sing along with “Dirty Water,” slap some hands in celebratory high fives, walk back across the Harvard Bridge. Stop by karaoke, enjoy a glass of pinot grigio, sing a tune, hug friends.

12:30 a.m. Arrive home, drink glass of water, bask in glory of day, sleep.