“I think I’ll go to Boston”


If you were to look at the “Most Played” playlist in my iTunes*, right there at the very top of the list would be “Boston” by Augustana.  Number one.

This strikes me as very strange, since I don’t really love this song so much I want to marry it.  I mean, sure, it’s catchy – but have I really listened to it more than ANY other song on my iPod?  Seriously?  Do I have an alter ego who takes over once the earbuds are in?  I don’t believe you, iTunes.  I am baffled – flummoxed, even – as to how this has happened.

In any case, yesterday, I said, “You don’t know me, you don’t even care – I think I’ll go to Boston.”  And to Boston I went.

I love this city so much.  From the first time that I arrived here (by bus, no less), I have had a raging crush on Boston.  Something good happens to me – to my heart and to my soul – when I’m here.

And this time, lobster is going to happen to me.

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*Over on AnnieBlogs today, she’s talking about her top 5 most loved songs according to iTunes.  Hand to heart, I wrote this before I read her blog this morning.  This is just further proof that she and I are connected on a deep level, and made for each other.



  1. Christina on April 15, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    I’m pretty sure that if you pull up my iTunes (which you can, ’cause you’re sitting in my basement), that Augustana song is pretty high on the “Most Played” list. Agreed: its not really the greatest song ever, but apparently it creeps its way out of my speakers/buds with some frequency whether I realize it or not. But then again I really did leave California to start a new life in Boston, so …

  2. Greta on April 15, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    Aaahh, YAY you’re in Boston!

    Even though I’ve never met Christina, I sort of will be pretending that I’m having wine and cheese with the both of you this weekend. In my wildest dreams, etc.

    I hope you LOVE it and that Boston and co. love you right back. Sounds like you’re off to a good start. :)

  3. Angie N on April 15, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    I cross my heart this is 100% true. The SAME thing happened to me. It must be some kind of itunes bug. I have it on my ipod and sure, I do listen to it a fair number of times but I have a VERY hard time believing it’s #1.

    Between you, Christina and myself I believe we have discovered a little itunes mystery!

  4. hootenannie on April 15, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    OMG. iTunes/Augustana CONSPIRACY.

  5. Christina on April 15, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Greta – the guest accommodations at Hotel Ward are totally big enough for the both of you. Next time, don’t pretend, join us :)

  6. natalie (the sweets life) on April 15, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Boston is one of my favorite places I’ve ever been to!

    In addition to lobster, you probably need to hit up Mike and Patty’s for breakfast!! (read about it here: http://www.thesweetslife.com/2010/09/maine-boston-foodie-recap.html)

  7. Sarah on April 15, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Annie, I wish I was a little more like you :). Have fun in Boston – that songs makes me want to go to Boston, every time I hear it, although it is nowhere near the top of my playlist…

  8. shanna on April 16, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    It is my favorite city!! That doesn’t even surprise me at this point.

  9. Penny on April 17, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    Hey…JA’s brother lives there…look him up

  10. Tim on April 18, 2011 at 7:36 AM

    I should very much like to go hang out in Boston. Thank ye.

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