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How Boston Are You?

From the Back Bay to the Dunkin's in J.P.

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  1. Check all that you have done:

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    Watched a Red Sox game
    Stay up past midnight to watch a Red Sox game
    Cried during a Red Sox game
    Broken something like a vase or your phone during a Red Sox game
    Screamed at a loved one during a Red Sox game
    Had sex while a Red Sox game was on the TV in the same room
    Been to Fenway Park
    Gotten drunk in Fenway Park
    Made out in Fenway Park
    Had sex in Fenway Park
    Thought about the Red Sox during sex
    Took a day off to go to a Sox game, your boss understood
    Climbed on the brass ducks in the Boston Common as a kid
    Shopped at Newbury Comics
    Shopped at the Garment District
    Shopped at Jordan's Furniture
    Went to Jordan's Furniture to ride MOM or see an IMAX movie
    Went to the IMAX at Jordan's Furniture on a date
    Been to Cape Cod
    Referred to going to Cape Cod as "going down the Cape"
    Been to Martha's Vineyard
    Made fun of people who say "the Cape" or "the Vineyard"
    Gotten lost at the Natick Mall (now the "COLLECTION")
    Stolen an older sibling's ID/ had a younger sibling steal your ID so you/they could go to a show
    Had a fake taken away by a wicked tough bouncer
    Had to explain the difference between the South End and Southie.
    Been called out by your not-Boston friends for saying "wicked" constantly
    Gotten unnecessarily annoyed by people asking about parking a car in Harvard Yard.
    Actually pronounced it "pahk ya cah" so you really can't complain
    Referred to Dunkin Donuts as "Dunky's", "Dunkin's" or any other nickname
    Been to a party where there were Munchkins
    Brought a box of Munchkins to a party
    Brought a box of Munchkins to work
    Brought a box of Munchkins to a wedding, funeral, or baby shower
    Used inappropriate words to describe Tom Brady's hair
    Thought inappropriate thoughts about Tom Brady
    Thought inappropriate thoughts about Tom Brady's wife
    Honked at someone on the Southeast Expressway
    Honked at someone on Storrow Drive
    Honked at someone in the Callahan Tunnel
    Sped up at a yellow light
    Honked at the car in front of you for stopping at a yellow light
    Went to Plimoth Plantation for a field trip as a child
    Went to Olde Sturbridge Village for a field trip as a child
    Taken a walk at Arnold Arboretum
    Gotten stoned or drunk at Arnold Arboretum
    Taken a Duck Tour
    Been almost run over by a Duck Tour and given them the finger
    Ridden the swan boats
    Ridden the swan boats drunk or stoned
    Walked the Freedom Trail
    Always meant to walk the Freedom Trail but never actually did it
    Chanted "Yankees Suck" at an event other than a baseball game
    Refused to date someone because they were a Yankees fan
    Seen "The Departed"
    Seen "The Town"
    Seen "Good Will Hunting"
    Complained about they got the accents wrong in any of those movies
    Eaten pizza at Santarpio's
    Eaten clam chowder at Union Oyster House
    Had ice cream at J.P. Licks
    Had ice cream in the undersea room at Herrell's in Harvard Square (before it closed)
    Had ice cream from the giant milk bottle outside the Children's Museum
    Called a liquor store a "packie"
    Called a water fountain a "bubbler"
    Called the public transportation system of another city "The T" reflexively
    Called sprinkes "jimmies"
    Called a sandwich on a long roll a "sub"
    Eaten a sub from D'Angelo's
    Smelled like D'Angelo's for the rest of the day
    Worn cargo shorts
    Worn cargo shorts and a polo shirt
    Worn a "nice" pair of cargo shorts to a fancy event
    Described the weather by what type of fleece was required
    Understood that a "spa" is a deli, not a place to get a massage
    Had a friend you only called by his or her last name
    Had a friend that you only called by his or her last name, which happened to be Sully
    Been a college student in Boston or Cambridge
    Been annoyed by the college students in Boston and Cambridge
    Enjoyed that one week at the end of May when all the students are gone, before the summer ones come in
    Listened to WFNX and WBCN (RIP)
    Listened to Bathazar and Pebbles in the morning
    Known someone who has a cousin who knows Ben Affleck or Matt Damon
    Informed someone that some celebrity is actually from the Boston area
    Run into the one-armed push up man in the Fens
    Known better than to ever walk through the Fens at night
    Participated in Allston Christmas
    Drunkely walked all the way across the city after the T closed
    Drunkenly walked all the way across the city in the snow wearing heels
    Played on the musical stairs at the Science Museum
    Been to a concert at the Hatch Shell
    Been to a concert at the Middle East
    Used "wicked" as a modifying adverb ironically
    Used "wicked" as a modifying adverb seriously
    Been drunk on the T
    Made out on the T
    Made your Facebook profile a selfie of you at Fenway
    Spray painted something on one of the bridges over the Charles
    Bought pot in the Pit in Harvard Square
    Believed without a doubt Boston is the greatest city

How Boston Are You?

You're pretty Boston. You're as Boston as having to go to the hospital after falling in the Charles.
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You're wicked Boston. As Boston as this girl's tattoo.
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You're DEEP Boston. You're as Boston as the bit of cobblestones poking through the streets.

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Correction: A previous version of this post spelled Plimoth Plantation the way the town is spelled now, not the old-timey way. We apologize to all pilgrims for the error.


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