Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Really? Lyme disease? REALLY?

So some slightly irritating news that came on Saturday. Lucy apparently contracted lyme disease from a tick. AWESOME. She will be okay, she just couldn't come home on Sunday to be with her new family! And she has to take antibiotics for a month. Not so bad, but just a little wrench in the cogs. Boooo.

In other news, I have 3 more weeks of classes. Yay!

In other other news, Zaven found something on YouTube called A Very Potter Musical. And it is hilarious. I highly recommend finding it now.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lucy is coming home.

Hi loyal readers. I know. I'm a bad blogger person for not updating this more often. (Isn't this how I usually start my posts here on fill in the blank?) Lots has happened, but I'll only tell you the most exciting news.

We're totally getting a puppy. And her name is Lucy.

Here she is!

Aww! Hi Lucy!!

Luckily my family was willing to get a hypoallergenic-type dog, since Steve is allergic. That wouldn't work so well. I don't even know if this will, but here's hoping! She'll get here on Sunday, hooray!

Also, and this is not related in any way, I had pumpkin cheesecake today and it was DELICIOUS. Really, that's all. :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Blogging is good and bad for my professional development.

Hoo boy! Man, I never realized how much work being in the book blogging community requires. I'm kind of addicted to finding new followers and getting my name out there as a blogger, and it seems to be kind of working. I am up to 9 followers (yippee) and hope to add way more to that list. As a result, I'm kind of networking with other bloggers, especially my friends from GR and The Broke and the Bookish.

It's actually getting to the point where I'm beginning to procrastinate doing homework, and before I know it an hour has flown by. Like for example: I have to finish The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 in an hour or so (I'm not quite halfway through) and here I am, blogging. Whoops. At least my class is helping me by giving me books to review! I'm coming across a lot of titles I'd never heard of before, or had been meaning to read and never got the time. It's also given me the opportunity to reread a lot of my favorites. (I'm reading A Wrinkle in Time for Tuesday—squee!)

Anyway, I should hit the book again. Off I go, I'll return someday soon.

Monday, June 28, 2010

From Tahleen's Mixed-Up Files

That is what I think I'm going to call my new blog. Either that or Capturing the Castle. Thoughts? Anyone? I would really appreciate feedback... I need to know if they sound dumb or not. Also, does anyone catch the references? Help me out here, people!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Great quote that wouldn't fit on Twitter.

Just now I watched Neil Gaiman's acceptance speech for the Carnegie Medal he won just a few days ago for The Graveyard Book, and he ended with a quote that I wanted to share with everyone.

"Libraries are our future. More children are borrowing books from libraries than ever. Closing libraries can be seen as an easy way for a local authority to save a little money, and it is. But it is a terrible, terrible mistake as we have recently begun to learn, to steal from the future to pay for today."

Thanks for supporting libraries, Neil Gaiman, and thank you for the enormous contribution you have made to children's literature. You are to the younger generation what C.S. Lewis was for you.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My Top Ten childhood faves!

As some of you may know, I am collaborating on a new blog, The Broke and the Bookish. Today is our very first Top Ten Tuesday, and the theme is top ten childhood favorites. Obviously you are all wondering one thing: What are Tahleen's top ten childhood favorites? Well, let me tell you!

1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle: This is probably my all-time, super-duper favorite book ever. It combines fantasy, adventure and concepts of ethics as Meg and Charles Wallace Murray, with their friend and accidental companion Calvin O'Keefe, search for their father through space and time. I can't recommend this book enough. I've read it at least three times.

2. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech: I read this sometime in elementary school, though I can't remember exactly when. 13-year-old Salamanca goes on a cross-country road trip with her grandparents to find her mother. Through stories she tells her grandparents, we learn about her previous year in a new town, and bit by bit secrets are revealed to the reader. I loved the juxtaposition of the road trip with Sal's narration of her past. I'm way past due for a rereading of this one.

3. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell: When I was younger I would read every Scott O'Dell book I could get my hands on, and it all started with this one. It's a survival story, but at its very core it's a coming of age tale. Karana is left on her home island after her tribe leaves, and with (eventually) a dog as her only companion, she must deal with growing up alone and surviving with only a few tools and her brain to get her through.

4. Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner: Oh my, these books were like candy to me. They were probably the books that sparked my love of reading. I remember using the hall light to read by so I could keep reading past my bedtime. Probably why my eyesight is so bad. But anyway--I remember these mysteries as being extremely wholesome yet exciting. I really liked them.

5. Baby-Sitters' Club by Ann M. Martin: I can't tell you how excited I was when I found out these were going back into print. I was a bit disappointed to hear that they'd be "updated," but according to Ann M. Martin in an interview with Forbes, they weren't so much updated as made more vague, which works for me. All I have to say is that I did not learn about diabetes because of Nick Jonas--Stacey McGill taught me all I know. (For any of you wondering, I did watch the TV show... and still remember all of the lyrics.)

6. A Voice in the Wind by Kathryn Lasky: I must have read this book at least 7 times. Every summer I would take it out of the library and reread it; I loved the Southwestern setting and the ghost story, the Native American culture, everything about this book. The fact that the two sets of Starbuck twins could communicate telepathically was pretty awesome too.

7. It's Nothing to a Mountain by Sid Hite: Another book I've reread at least once. Set in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia in 1969, it's another sort of survival story, though it's more adventurous and spiritual than anything. Lisette and Riley, after being orphaned, go to live with their grandparents in the mountains, where Riley finds a surprise in a nearby cave--a boy named Thorpe.

8. Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene: I didn't read all of these, but I remember thinking they were great. It definitely makes me nostalgic to think of the series--at one point I read one that had to do with archeology (digging for artifacts or something) and for a while I wanted to be an archeologist.

9. The Giver by Lois Lowry: I read this in eighth grade, so I guess I wasn't little, but I still thinks this counts. For some reason I am drawn to dystopian literature, and this might have been the first dystopian novel I read. Actually, scratch that; it might have been Fahrenheit 451, which I also read in eighth grade, but I can't remember which was first. I "borrowed" these from school (meaning I took them without asking from the classroom--but I returned them!) because I wanted to find out how they ended, and for whatever reason we never read them again in class. Stupid class. We read The Pearl but not this stuff? C'mon!

10. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine: I read this in sixth grade and thought it was just awesome. What a kickass heroine! Strong and independent, despite her setback of being cursed to do whatever she is told. She finds a way around everything! Great retelling of Cinderella.

BONUS: American Girl Magazine Okay okay, this isn't a book, but I was a loyal subscriber and reader for YEARS. I couldn't wait to get these in the mail--I even bought some of the books, like the Help! books and Pages and Pockets. I loved all the great ideas they had for finding fun things to do and party ideas and games. Thanks for helping making my childhood awesome, American Girl!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mom is funny.

Mom to Zaven: "Why don't you go get some chocolate cake, get your book and then go study?"

Zaven, excitement palpable: "We have chocolate cake??"

Mom, deadpan: "No."

The look of soul-crushing disappointment on Zaven's face was priceless.

New blog excitement!

Long time no talk, I know. Sorry, friends. I been busy. Well, not really terribly busy, but forgetful is probably a better word to use. Yes, I forgot about blogging. Shame on me!

Anyway, I have some lovely news to share with you. I am going to be a regular contributor in a book review blog that is a collaboration with peers in a Goodreads group of which I am a member. It's called The Broke and the Bookish, and you should check it out right now. Well, maybe in a week or so. It will go live soon, by the end of the month. But read it! And enjoy it. And follow me on Twitter so you can find out when my posts are up.

I'm also considering doing my very own young adult/teen book review blog, as well. I am open for name suggestions; I have proven to be bad at choosing names in the past. Please leave comments! But I like the idea of doing my own reviews whenever I want to put them up. I'm looking forward to the idea. Now all I have to do is find the drive to do it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A3G at it again... but with less than stellar results.

I don't know how many of you remember my post sometime last year about the comic strip Apartment 3G, when dope fiend Alan got shot by a junkie, but I've been following a somewhat similar storyline in that strip that just ended. Although, there was much more buildup to the climax and we actually saw the gun far before it was brandished menacingly. I was getting excited that we'd see some kind of action. Some exposition: Bobbie is a crazy, crazy lady who is dating a psychiatrist character who is giving her pills because they are dating. Bobbie (as it turns out!) is also the stepmother of Margo, one of the main characters (who lives in apartment 3G). Because she is crazy she buys a gun off some guy who tries to mug her and then confronts Margo and her husband, Martin, who wants a divorce. I WAS GETTING SO PUMPED TO SEE WHERE THIS WAS GOING. And I wasn't the only one, both Maggie at The Lovely Ladies of Apartment 3G and Josh at The Comics Curmudgeon were waiting for the gun to go off too! But ALAS it was the WEAKEST ending to a storyline I've ever seen. Bobbie's freaking PHONE rings and she gets distracted, wondering if she should answer it?! (That's called an interrobang by the way, or as I prefer the quesclamation.) When you are taking out revenge, you aren't conflicted about answering your cell phone. In fact, you should turn it off, Bobbie.

Not that I promote violence. But seriously that would have made for some great drama that was funny by accident. (As is most drama in this strip.)

Whew, got that off my chest. I'm going to go now. Enjoy your day, faithful readers (who put up with stupid posts like this one!).

Sunday, March 28, 2010


AGAIN I can't sleep! Right now I'm trying to do my homework, which I started at 6 am, because I couldn't fall asleep. I'm freaking out internally about this job prospect I have, I am one of two people they are considering for a young adult librarian position and I don't know if I'm going to be any good at it because I've never worked at a library before. I am worried that I'll get the job and then won't be able to perform the duties because I won't have any idea how to. I'll have some help, but I'd mostly be on my own. Why is it that I have such a hard time coping with new responsibilities? I wish I weren't afraid and could just tackle them head-on without a hitch. And I know it's the same for most people when they start a new job, but I can't help it.

Bah. I also have a cold and just ran out of tissues. LIFE amiright?

So. Sorry about my early morning freak-out session; I think I am going to try to get a couple more hours of sleep before I have to get up for church. At least I only have to be vegetarian for one more week. Then it will be Easter. And properly springtime (if the weather will only comply).

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ignore this post if you don't like reading late-night musings that make no sense.

It's nearly midnight and once again I'm alone with my thoughts. I think having my computer might actually be making it worse, because I'm having that hope of connection with someone but am being disappointed over and over. It's late and no one is on the computer, silly. Except for me.

I hate feeling isolated like this, and I know it's just dumb because I'm not really by myself. I just want to talk to someone and no one is there to talk to at the moment.

Listen to me, all melodramatic.

This is part of the reason why I love books so much--they provide a companion, or give me a place to escape to. I sound like a grammar-school "reading is fun" cliche, but there it is!

I'll spare you all the rest of my late-night musings and get back to my book, which is actually pretty illuminating--it happens to coincide with some things going on in my life right now which is kind of ironic, especially since I bought it about eight months ago. I will finish it tonight! That is my goal.

Good night!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

He might be my favorite.

Zaven, about this book: (As female character) "We were lovers. In medieval Germany." (As male character) "No. We weren't. Now get out of my hospital room. I was just in a car accident, I don't need this."

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A fun game for lit geeks like me.

I found this when I was surfing StumbleUpon, which is fantastic by the way. I play this game at work during summer reading time, when we have tables and tables of classics for everyone to read in the summer (mostly students who do not want to read them but whatever). Here is the list and the original post I found!

aquascum of the German language LT loosed this list on the English threads, and I can't resist passing it on. Please copy and paste your bolded books read, italicized books not completed, and then sum up with a head count, so to speak. What does the list say about your reading habits?

Who's first?

The BBC apparently believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - read some, but not others...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

So I've fully read 34 of these titles (not bad but not fantastic--I own 5 of them that I haven't read yet though), and I've partly read 8 of them (mostly because I couldn't bring myself to finish, although I will someday finish reading Austen's Persuasion, I swear).

How did YOU do?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Another gem.

Zaven got a new scally cap (suede!) for his upcoming role in Titanic: The Musical and was checking himself out in the mirror. Out of nowhere, he came up with this gem:

"When I zip up my jacket all the way, I look like I would like poetry and stuff. But when I do this," as he unzips it halfway down his chest, "I look like one of the Boondock Saints."

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I am going to break my ban--sort of.

So I've been thinking recently about a book that I would like to not only read, but to own. I know I've been under my book-buying ban for seven and a half months (wow!) and it's become more a way of life than a challenge (I've only REALLY broken it once, and of course I haven't read that book yet--but I promise I will soon!). But this one I have heard about from enough different people and publications to make me use the remainder of my Christmas B&N gift card on an actual book instead of magazines or CDs or cafe food.

The book I'm talking about is Eve Ensler's new one, I Am an Emotional Creature. I read about it in two of my favorite magazines (BUST and Glamour, which are two fairly different audiences) and heard about it from a crazy lady customer at B&N (via a coworker of mine). The crazy lady customer asked my coworker, an older woman, if she had read it, and when she said she hadn't, the crazy one said "Let me buy this for you--you NEED to read it!" She ended up disappearing after going to the bathroom, and my coworker thinks it was some kind of scam, but I think she was just SO IN LOVE with the book that she wanted every woman to read it. Which I understand, in a weird way. I think I would offer to buy a book for someone if I thought it would make a positive difference in their life. I'm willing to make that bet with this one, and buy it for myself.

I may or may not post a review afterward, but I'll at least put one up on so you can read it there. (And also, you should join Goodreads because it's fanastic.)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Death of legitimacy? Perhaps. MACMILLAN, I'm looking at you.

So! Who's heard of Macmillan's newest and coolest thing? It's called DynamicBooks! And it may or may not be a completely horrible idea.

DynamicBooks is a software put out by publishing magnate Macmillan that allows professors and teachers to basically rewrite textbooks. It is quite brilliant to allow them to delete one chapter, add syllabi, etc, but where does it cross a line? I think I can tell you that one.

Professors can completely rewrite phrases, sentences, paragraphs, whole pages. Whatever the hell they want. Without consulting anyone about it.

Here, let me quote Brian Napack, president of Macmillan: "Basically they will go online, log on to the authoring tool, have the content right there and make whatever changes they want.... And we don’t even look at it."

Um, what?

So let me sum it up. Your children could be reading something that their teachers COMPLETELY MADE UP and pass it off as being in a textbook. Granted, most professors have integrity and would not do that, but there are definitely some that are a little off their rockers out there in the great wide world.

The publisher still has the right and ability to remove anything offensive or any plagiarism, but they completely rely on their consumers to alert them to the problems.

I will admit that there are many pros to this setup here, but I think the possibilities for failure are far too many and too dire for me to want to support something like this. I don't like it when random people can take licenses with other people's work. Write your own damn textbook if you want it to say something different.

Read the New York Times article on it here.

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Last night was an all-around fantastic night--I kicked it off by going to a concert performance of The Marriage of Figaro, which I had never seen/heard. A friend of mine was the conductor and he (as well as the cast and orchestra) did an amazing job. I then went to a friend's birthday party, which was also very fun.

At one point though, a few of us got into a debate about pornography and prostitution, and I got very frustrated. I still am when I think about it now. I seemed to be the only one who thought either of those professions was demeaning and/or abusive--at one point I was asked if I had ever enjoyed sex (which of course has nothing to do with anything). I was pretty heartbroken, I'm not going to lie. I hate how I can't seem articulate my feelings and my knowledge. I know there are women who do not go into these professions willingly. I know there is sex trafficking in the United States, as well as many many other countries around the world. I know girls are sold into prostitution as young as 3 in some parts of the world. People have seen it, lived it, they can attest to it. And it hurts me to think that some people believe all women have and make a choice when this happens to them.

And that's not to say it's like that for all women who are prostitutes or in porn. Not at all. I'm sure some of them do it because they believe it is the best way for them. But then again, what does that say about our society that they feel this is going to be the best way for them to spend their lives? There are so many variables in every life that could lead to prostitution or porn. Abuse, neglect, an unloving environment, daily insults about one's lack of self-worth.

I am lucky enough to not have to live through that nightmare, and every single person at that party last night is just as lucky. At least the ones engaged in the discussion. It really pains me to think that people make blanket assumptions about choice, especially today.

I have a friend who worked at an organization two summers ago that helped get girls out of prostitution, fought against sex traffickers. It really disturbed her to do it, but she did it because she knew she had to do what she could to help these girls. I saw her face when she was talking about it, and I dare anyone to say all women have a choice in the matter after watching her.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

That last post was NOT MINE. Plus, donate to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure!

Hi everyone. Sorry for my prolonged absence. I had lost interest in my blog for quite some time. Months, I believe. But no longer!

First of all, I want to say that last post was not me. It was my mother who accidentally put it on my blog and not the one for the music boosters. I apologize for that.

Here is what is happening with me, in case you are out of the loop. I am going to grad school in less than a week, starting on Tuesday, for library science at Simmons in Boston. I'm actually really excited; I'll be concentrating on Youth Services, which is pretty much perfect for me. I just need to get some scholarship money and then I'll be all set. *fingers crossed*

I have also recently decided and registered for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk, which is kind of a big deal. I have agreed to raise a minimum of $2,300 by the time of the walk, which is in mid-July. It's going to be challenging; not only do I have a large sum to meet, but the walk itself is 60 miles over three days. Please donate generously to the cause. Apparently I can't post the link here because blogger is stupid, so go to and search for my name, that will take you to my page. I'll also try to get the widget posted on here somehow. I'm so bad with website things. But all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law, and the net proceeds of the event will be invested in community-based breast health programs and breast cancer research (the research funded focuses on decreasing breast cancer incidence and mortality in the next decade).

If you would like to dedicate your donation to someone in your life who has been affected by the disease, you are more than welcome to add that name when you donate online. That's also the fastest and easiest way to donate.

Anyway. Part of the REASON I have stopped blogging was that my computer died. Again. Yes, one last time, because I decided it was not worth fixing. Nope. I finally got a replacement about 2 weeks ago, and what a replacement it is. A nice new 13" MacBook Pro, ready to help me get my master's degree. It's super exciting, I'm not gonna lie, and I got this super cool decal for the back, which is a picture of Snow White holding the apple on the back. She's wearing a kerchief around her face, bandit style, and the title is Snow White's Revenge. Everyone at the Apple Store thought it was wicked awesome. And that's because it IS.

So that's it for right now. I am sorry to have disappeared, but now I'm hoping things will be more regular. I tweet, but a tweet can only tell you so much. I have to figure out how to add that widget though. And my Susan G. Komen widget. (Please donate!)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

UNO Chicago Grill: Only Way to Raise Dough!

The Burlington High School Music Boosters Association will be hosting a Dine Out event on Friday, January 22, 2010, at UNO Chicago Grill located in the Burlington Mall. Good on dine in and take out orders, Uno’s will donate 20% of all receipts (excluding tax and tip) to the Music Boosters during the all-day, all-night fundraiser.

The Uno Dine Out event coincides with the Music Boosters’ Youth Movie Night, an evening of fun for children ages 5-13 at Burlington High School where the youngsters can spend the evening with friends and watch the Disney-Pixar film “UP” on the big screen. Parents can drop their children off at Burlington High School under complete student and adult chaperone supervision at 6:00 pm and head to the mall for dinner at UNO’s and shopping, or pick up your order and take it home to your sanctuary of silence! (Pick-up time from BHS is at 9:00 pm.)

To participate in the BHS Music Boosters Association Uno’s Dine Out event, you must present the UNO’s coupon designed specifically for the January 22 event. Coupons for the UNO Chicago Grill Dine Out event and registration forms for the Youth Movie Night can be obtained by contacting the Music Boosters organization at or the music office at 781-860-1860. They have also been sent to every elementary and middle school home and will be available at the check-in desk during Youth Movie Night.