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What Is Dilly Dilly Anyway? - Amy Brooks

So...what the hell IS dilly, dilly?  I did the leg work and this post will tell you all about it. According to dictionary.com, the origins of “dilly” come from the shortening of the word “delightful” or “delicious,” probably from the late 19th century.  And today, in that same vein, it has come to mean “something regarded…

Winter Storm Grayson An East Coast "Bomb Cyclone" - Amy Brooks

The "Bombogenesis" is coming...not fake news I realize, because yes this storm (aka: Winter Storm Grayson) looks massive. But my question is, are meteorologists freaking out?  Over doing it even?  Just check out all of the reports on Twitter and beyond (below).  It seems to me that it has become hard to predict how serious…

When To Start Shopping This Black Friday - Amy Brooks

Are you one of the crazies who shop on Black Friday in the wee hours?  I know you. You have looked in every circular, you've been watching the internet like an addict, you already have a plan and a system and you have friends you are picking up at 11:50pm Thanksgiving to be at the…

It Still Amazes Me: Patriots Raise Banner 5 Tonight

I'm old enough to know this crazy Boston sports domination especially with our football team, REALLY isn't normal or typical. However after this 15 year run of incredible stats and wins and trophies and banners for our New England Patriots, well, I gotta say it's feeling more and more "normal" every year.  I said on…

What To Get Tom Brady For His Birthday - Amy Brooks

Tom Brady is 40 today (wow right?) What on earth do you get a GOAT?  A party at Fanieul Hall? (already happening). A diamond watch? A night out with Gisele Bundchen?  I know! I new pair of Uggs! Yawn. No. These are all so attainable!  But imagine being the guy's friend or sister or parent…

Chris Cornell's Tribute To Prince April 2016 "Nothing Compares 2 U"

Chris Cornell with arguably the greatest rock voice of all time, has helped break the format barrier, if there even was one.  I say that because, so many believe there is a clear line in the sand among pop/rock/blues/country/soft rock genres, but alas I am here to remind you that there really isn't.  It's like,…