Alrighty, peeps. I’ve been gone for a week and now you get to reap the rewards. Patience comes to those who wait. Whatever. Three, count ’em, three new photo slideshows for you, which explain what I have been up to over the last week:

Sunday – Tuesday @ Nantucket: first time on the island. I’ve been to Martha’s Vineyard quite a few times, and we had an opportunity to try out the other island for free thanks to some friends, so off we went. A very nice place. It’s the smaller of the two islands, and it’s a little more chill, which is probably suiting me just fine in my old age of 32. It’s also the only place in the world, I would surmise, that has a bar called The Chicken Box. Only 35 more years until I can retire. Anyway, click HERE to see some shots.

Thursday – Saturday @ Montreal: this was a work trip. Coincidentally (or not), Montreal’s Jazz Festival was happening concurrently with my trip to visit a client up there. Montreal is really an interesting town. Very fashion conscious and it was pretty obvious the natives were happy to get out under the thump of a nasty winter. There’s some nice architecture in old Montreal, a really ugly multi-colored building and a great candy bar that we need to have available in America as soon as possible. You can see it all by clicking HERE.

As if that were not enough, it was Stephanie’s birthday yesterday! Whooo-hooo Stephanie! So I flew back home from Montreal, landed in Boston at 4pm, got home, dropped my suitcase by 5:30pm, had packed a bag and was headed out to the totally amazing Nine Zero hotel for the night. Located in Downtown Boston, we stayed on the top floor (19th) and had a breathtaking view of the city, along with the ultra-modern flair of the terrific hotel. Much needed R&R, my friends. I forgot my camera on this one, so no city view pictures. Nobody’s perfect.

Finally, last night ended the non-stop week with a trip to The Paradise to see The Thorns and The Jayhawks. While The Jayhawks were their usual terrific show, The Thorns snuck up and stole the evening. Comprised of the great Matthew Sweet, the highly underrated Pete Droge and this other dude Shawn Mullins, The Thorns simply ripped the joint apart and I was wondering just how serious Gary Louris of The Jayhawks was when he said that The Thorns audience reception was “too good” on this tour and they were getting kicked off the tour. He was joking, but I wondered inside just how stinging it might have been. The Thorns really destroyed the place. You can see some of the pics by clicking your little mousey HERE.

So that’s all, right? Oh no, my peeps. Not even close. Through all this, we’re smack dab in the middle of trying to buy a house, which is one of the most insane processes I’ve ever had to endure, along with all the events from last week. That, lads, is another story alltogether…….for another time.

Song now playing: Warren Zevon – “Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner”