Monday, September 13, 2010

Let me see that Tootsie Roll!

So, I recently moved to Cambridge. The reason I moved here from Brighton was so I could be on the red line for work. It's a straight shot for me now - there's no transferring involved and I don't have to ride the green line anymore, the dreaded "B" the train I used to think was cute because it's the oldest subway train in the country and is like a trolley, but I quickly realized is really annoying cause that meant it had to make traffic stops - which happens a lot during rush hour.

Anyway, as I was saying, I moved to Cambridge - Central Square to be exact. While Central isn't the greatest neighborhood ever, it definitely has the convenience factor in its favor. There's a WalGreens and CVS nearby, Whole Foods and Shaws, ATMs and banks, and multiple bus lines which will take me to the new warehouse/office when Cradles to Crayons moves in January.

The neighborhood I live in is called Area IV and I am convinced it's a secret base for aliens and UFO's. But more important than probably living with aliens, more important than probably having UFOs in my basement, is the fact that I live a block and a half away from a Tootsie Roll Factory.

I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried. My walk home from work often smells of Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Pops and Junior Mints. I will walk an extra 2 minutes just to smell it and when people come to visit me I tell them, "make sure you smell the air on Main Street!".

It's the little things.

4 comments:

scnemati said...

Haha! Wow, that is cool Linds. Definitely will help people find your new place. :) You can be like Toucan Sam: Just follow your nose!

scnemati said...

PS I may be moving to a new website soon. Details to come!

Laurie! said...

Do they give tours?? I love tootsie rolls. And the title of your blog post brought back memories of bad middle school dances.

Jessica said...

so I'm late to the game with this one, but that is awesome! it sounds like you are really enjoying it there so far :) and tootsie rolls are awesome!!