TheGirl

I work in customer service for a local Boston company. I have lived in Boston for 4 years and it is by far my favorite city. I am expecting my first baby in September so my views of the city are going from single to family oriented :)

10 NFT Questions:
My Day Job:
     Customer Service
What I'm listening to:
     The Shins, The Postal Service, Lucero, Immortal Technique, Atmosphere
What I'm reading:
     Revolutionary Road, Che
What I've just seen:
     The Business of Being Born, The Other Bolyen Girl, Heroes
What I believe in:
     Freedom, Equality and never passing up a good meal
What pisses me off:
     hate
What I really think of NFT:
     it's my go to guide for any city i will be in
The question I really wanted to answer was:
     Q: Is it fun being pregnant?
    A: not so much
Further contact info:
     dosergirl (pretty much everywhere)
What sanctifies me:
     family and friends
TheGirl's Reviews & Comments
Good Vibrations 4/8/2009
Good Vibrations is the go to store for all your personal needs. You won't find teenagers working here or anyone who is going to make you giggle when you ask what kind of lube is better for condoms. In fact, all staff members go through rigorous training in sex education. The product quality is outstanding. Nothing you get is going to fall apart or break on you. Almost ever product in the store has a description written up by staff members which makes it a little less embarrassing when you don't want to ask "exactly what is this used for?" They have a great selection of videos and books. Also the back of the store features a small museum of sex toys, which is always neat to check out. The store itself is off the beaten path. In the center of coolidge corner but behind the main strip, you wouldn't happen upon it if you didn't know it wasn't there. It's definitely worth going to look for if you are in the area.
Planettran 4/8/2009
Planettran is a car service that uses all hybrid cars for your transportation. It's not a car rental, as they give you drivers that can take you from point a to point b. If you want some credit for reducing your carbon footprint, this is the company to call. They will pick you up at or take you to the airport but they will pretty much take you where ever you need to go. The drivers are friendly and it's not shady like taking a cab. If you forget your blackberry in the backseat, they will find it and bring it back to you which can't really be said for any old cab company. Most of the cars have wi-fi access so you can use your laptop if you are on your way to a meeting. The prices are great and there aren't any fuel surcharges because their basic car is a Toyota Prius. All fees are included in the price they give you, including tip. Drivers don't take payment and you have to call ahead for a reservation (at least so far) but not having to have cash on you to pay and tip your driver is a great perk. This is definitely the company to call if you want to get around the city in a little more style then yellow cab or mbta.
TC's Lounge 4/7/2009
You'll never see a tourist or a Harvard student here. The walls are filled with pictures of customers past and present. The lights are low. If the bartender doesn't like you, he'll let you know and if he doesn't like what you put on the jukebox he'll skip it. With a mix of young and old, it's a bar for townies whether you were born here or not. When you straight up want a drink or a shot of whiskey, you go to TC's. You'll never get a cover charge and your ripped jeans and Red Sox hat pass the "dress code". It's not about selection, it's about cheap drinks and being miles away from college kids. The ladies room is up the stairs, it's all pink and the ceilings are low so watch your head :)
Lemon Thai 4/7/2009
Lemon Thai is that place you go when you live close by and don't really feel like getting all fancy for Brown Sugar. They have good food which you wouldn't expect for a place basically in the middle of no where. They deliver, which is always a bonus on cold Boston winter days. I usually go with the simple Pad Thai but i have had friends that have gotten the different curries and appetizers never with complaints. They serve you quickly and they are very reasonably priced.
The Otherside 4/7/2009
The Otherside is a hipster hangout in Boston. Really that is their crowd. It's not a place where you'll find families or your grandparents. Everything about it is simply ok. The waitstaff are all your average young twenty something art student types who would rather be reading or painting then checking on your table, which is apparent by the amount of time you sit there wondering where your waiter is. The food is just ok but they have a good amount of vegan friendly choices which i hear is hard to come by. On most nights if you get a pitcher of beer you get free chips and salsa which is nice, although not if you order PBR. The beer selection is again, ok. If you are looking to actually talk to the people you are with, it might not be the place for you because the music is really really loud, albeit usually an amazing library since they just hookup their ipods to the big speakers.


Submitted Listings

Boston
Good Vibrations
Planettran Good For You, Good For The Planet.