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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

be honest

Round the World:

The 33 most beautiful abandoned places in the world.

Climbing the Ladder:

Never forget another name again.

The most epic resignation letter ever.

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Homemade caramel sauce – in your slow cooker! What the what?!?

Out and About:

For all you peeps who aren’t going phishing this weekend:

Friday Fun:

Frank Manzi will be playing Bentley’s Bistro in East Longmeadow 8pm to midnight. For those of you who don’t know Frank, be prepared for some amazing tunes. Bentley’s is the old Fusion restaurant.

For you kiddos out in the boondocks, John Cantalini will be tearing it up solo at Teresa’s in Ware starting at 7:30pm. Go for the food, stay for the music.

Looking to get your country on?? Truck Stop Troubadours will be rocking their Hillbilly Revival at Salvatore’s in Springfield.

Saturday Shenanigans:

The Kings will be rocking The Southwick Inn. Strap on your dancing shoes and boogie on down. Show starts at 10pm.

The Shamrock is kicking off Halloween a little early with DJ Supercold. Costume contest, drink specials, and your favorite old school tracks.

Giggles and Such:

45 singalongs to get you through your Friday.

it's a joke

mass

your mom

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

a day

Dollars + Sense:

No one lives forever. Estate planning tips for peeps under 40.

How to buy health insurance online.

Luscious Locks:

Never have a bad hair day again.

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Make Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana at home.

Round the World:

Seeing the northern lights is definitely on my bucket list. Check out 3 places in America to watch them. They’re actually not that far away!

Climbing the Ladder:

Found your dream job but not sure you’re qualified? How to figure out if you should go for it.

Out and About:

Friday Fun:

Your favorite 90’s cover band Gnome Sane is back at the Yardehouse Tavern in Enfield. Grab your best flannel and strap on those dancing shoes. The gun show starts at 9pm.

The fabulous Ms. Katelyn Richards will be rawking the South Hadley Yardehouse. Always a good time when this lady’s on stage!

Saturday Shenanigans:

Haven’t made it down to the Big E yet?? What better reason to stop by than The Kings Duo at Storrowtown Tavern! Music goes from 12pm – 4pm.

Bad Rooster will be tearin’ it up down in Hartford, CT at Black Eyed Sally’s. Show starts at 9pm. Call ahead and reserve a table. Have a little dinner with your show!

Looking for dinner and a show a little closer to home?? John Cantalini and his amazing guitar will be at the 350 Grille in Springfield, MA. Music starts at 8pm.

Giggles and Such:

crown

not your father

adulthood

Have a great weekend!

P. S. Adventures will be going on hiatus for a much needed break. We will return to your regularly scheduled programming October 16th.

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

fall 2

Looking for Love:

Relationship tools from unlikely places.

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Sausage and tortellini soup on a chilly Fall night?? Yes please!

How Does Your Garden Grow:

16 foods that will re-grow from kitchen scraps.

Dollars + Sense:

All the financial advice you’ll ever need on a 4×6 index card.

Home Sweet Home:

Did you know gray walls put a damper on sexy time?? Find out what colors to paint your home for a harmonious living space.

Round the World:

What are you waiting for??

Inspirational:

It’s okay if you cry. I did. This commercial is better than most of the movies out today.

Out and About:

In case you find yourself stuck in the middle of an awkward silence this weekend…

Friday Fun:

The fabulous Katelyn Richards will be celebrating her birthday at Club Meadows tonight in East Longmeadow. The line-up includes the lovely lady herself, Cold Shot, and many more.

The Marks Brothers will be playing all your favorites at Hoops n Hops in Simsbury, CT.

Saturday Shenanigans:

Your favorite wandering minstrels are wandering down to Rhode Island! Primate Fiasco will be rocking the roof off The Spot Underground in Providence. Also on the bill, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Get down to the Ocean State for some super funky dance jams you don’t want to miss!!

Got those dancing shoes on but can’t hitch a ride to RI?? Get down to Sam the Clam’s in Plantsville for Bad Rooster!!

For all you Deadheads, The Dead Show will be at The Austrian Donau Club in New Britain, CT. $8, doors open at 9pm.

Sunday Funday:

As if you needed another reason to go to The Big E, The Kings will be at Storrowton Tavern Sunday afternoon. Show starts at 5pm. Go early and gorge, then dance off those calories!

Giggles and Such:

What your music taste says about you on a date.

Check out this epic list of totally awesome singalongs to rock your Friday.

cheese

mini van

candy crushHave a great weekend!

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

luck

Dollars + Sense:

Get into a little feeder-bender? 6 ways to reduce your car insurance rates after an accident.

Looking for some financial freedom?? Try making these counter-cultural decisions.

Body Lovin’:

The science of napping.

Got a serious case of CRS? 7 tricks to help you remember anything.

Climbing the Ladder:

On the job hunt?? 8 ways to make a great first impression when you land that interview.

Out and About:

Friday Fun:

For all you Phans out there impatiently waiting for Fall Tour, check out 7 Below at The Main Pub in Manchester, CT. Show starts at 9pm. $7 at the door.

Looking for an evening of good eats and good tunes?? Check out John Cantalini at La Cucina in Hampden, MA. Music starts at 7:30pm.

Wormtown Music Festival at Camp Kee-Wanee in Greenfield, MA kicks off Friday night with sets by Turkuaz, Ryan Montbleau (featuring special guest Primate Fiasco), Rusted Root and many more! Festival runs Friday thru Sunday. Tickets are $120 at the gate.

Saturday Shenanigans:

Bangfield will be rocking their own brand of hip hop/rock/funk/reggae at Bishop’s Lounge in Northampton.

Sunday Funday:

Feeling nostalgic for Jerry?? Then head down to Sonny’s Place in Somer, CT for the Lobsterz from Mars. Free outdoor show from 1pm – 5pm.

Giggles and Such:

china

have a sec

clean

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

hemingway

Climbing the Ladder:

You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em. How to tell is it’s time to move on.

Get Cultured:

11 untranslatable words from other countries. My favorite is waldeinsamkeit. Now if I could only figure out how to pronounce it!

Body Lovin’:

Spine and neck pain got you down? Try these 8 yoga poses to cure your cervical issues.

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Your new favorite tuna sandwich.

Looking for Love:

Hot date with a new boo?? Here are 50 questions to ask to see if they’re the one for you.

Out and About:

Friday Fun:

It’s a beautiful night to watch a movie under the stars! Big is playing in Colt Park in Hartford. Show starts at 7pm.

Darik and The Funbags will be rocking out upstairs at Max Cap in Chicopee. $10 cover. 10pm start LA Looks will be kicking the party off at 9pm downstairs.

For all you deadheads The Dead Show is at Theodore’s tonight. Never a cover and the best bbq in town!

The Apple Jam starts tonight in Bondsville, MA. If you love good music and like your festivals to be on the smaller more intimate level this one’s for you! Only $40 at the gate.

Saturday Shenanigans:

The Marks Brothers will be at The Austrian Donau Club in New Britain.

The Alchemystics are teaming up with Satellite Rockers to blow the doors off Tammany Hall in Worcester. $10 at the door. Doors open at 9pm. Music starts at 10pm.

The Apple Jam continues Saturday with a killer line-up – The Kings, Mutherload, and South Catherine Street Jug Band will all be rocking out along with many more. When’s the last time you paid only $40 for a festie??

Giggles and Such:

feelings

in my grill

fucktard

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It’s Finally Friday!!! (sort of…)

Quote of the Day:

optimist

Love + Sex:

Breaking up is hard to do.

Climbing the Ladder:

Not all “mistakes” are created equal.

Creative juices running low? Here are 4 articles and 6 TED talks to get your creativity flowing.

Body Lovin’:

Did you know baking soda can do almost anything??

For all you new mommas – the ultimate guide to organic formula.

Following Your Dreams:

Scratch that itch.

Out and About:

Thirsty Thursday:

Roomful of Blues will be rocking Stearns Square for Bike Night this week. Come soak up the end of summer. Music starts at 8pm.

If you love The Dead the Space Ballroom in Hampden, CT is the place to be. $12 at the door. Show starts at 9pm.

Friday Fun:

For my CT homies:

The Muppet Movie will be playing in Elizabeth Park in Hartford at 7pm.

Lucid will be at Stella Blues in New Haven. If you haven’t seen these guys yet you’re in for a treat! Lucid serves up a blend of funky, jazzy, reggae rock guaranteed to get you on your feet!

For my Western Mass peeps:

The John Cantalini Band will be rocking The Sky Box in Southwick.

Saturday Shenanigans:

Got the blues?? Rich Badowski Blues Band will be at The Waterfront in Holyoke.

Looking to get saved Saturday night? Reverend Dan and The Dirty Catechism CD Release Party is at The Elevens in Northampton, MA. Baptism starts at 8pm.

Feeling nostalgic for flannel and JNCO jeans?? Head out to the Southwick Inn to see your favorite 90’s cover band Gnome Sane.

Giggles and Such:

Drink to excess in Texas.

can't live without love

stupid

wine

Have a great week(end)!

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

emerson

Get Cultured:

24 words you probably don’t know you’re saying wrong.

Climbing the Ladder:

For when it all goes sideways; worst case scenario planning.

Just got a new gig? Not going the way you expected?? How to move on after only a few months.

Home Sweet Home:

plants

Body Lovin’:

Does your 9-5 keep you sitting all day? This backbend sequence is for you!

Everybody poops. What yours is telling you about your body.

Out and About:

Friday Fun:

Get your Hitchcock on at Riverside Park in Hartford. Birds is playing from 7pm – 10pm

Ketch-Fyre is rocking the house up at Monty’s in Chicopee. You don’t want to miss these guys! Their secret weapon bangs the drums. She’s a girl! She’s super talented!! And she’s only 16!!! Keep your eye on this one kids.

Saturday Shenanigans:

The place to be this Saturday is Theodore’s!! Turkuaz will be bringing some serious funk. This 10 piece ensemble will also be celebrating the birthday of a dear friend. Guaranteed good time or your money back!!

Sunday Funday:

The Kings will be rocking The Wales Irish Pub from 3pm – 7pm. Good food and great tunes outside on the patio- always an awesome way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Giggles and Such:

Having one of those days? Can’t seem to catch a break?? Check out the Shiba Inu puppy cam. If it doesn’t make you smile just a little, I don’t know what will!

drunken dinosaur

heard that shit before

make me feel special

Have a great weekend!

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It’s Finally Friday!!! (sort of..)

Adventures in Adulthood is going on vacation!!

And not a minute too soon!

I need some serious fun in the sun in my life.

Don’t worry!

We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming August 21st.

If you miss us terribly, feel free to dig up some of your past faves from the archives and give ’em another read 🙂

Quote of the Day:

alice

Climbing the Ladder:

Just start a new gig?? Five tips to becoming the ideal co-worker.

Trying to get an introduction?? How to ask like a pro.

Techie Love:

Are you addicted to Facebook?? 16 reasons to sign off and go live your life!!

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Think cooking is hard?? Learn to cook in 90 seconds!

Round the World:

Is there a road trip in your summer plans?? How to stay healthy while on the road and 10 free apps that will make for smooth sailing.

Inspirational:

Growing up is hard to do and anyone who tells you there’s a point when you stop growing is full of baloney. Here are 7 signs you’re on the road to becoming a better person.

Body Lovin’:

Forgot you couldn’t party like a college student anymore?? Don’t worry, you’re not actually dying, it just feels that way. Try these yoga poses to take the edge off that hangover.

Out and About:

Sick of hearing that whiny, “I’m bored”?? Pack those brats in the car and head to Old Sturbridge Village. Kids 17 and under get free admission for the month of August.

Thirsty Thursday

The Truckstop Troubadours will be headlining Stearns Square tomorrow night. For those of you who have been living under rocks in Western Mass., Springfield puts on a concert each Thursday during the summer, otherwise known as “Bike Night”. The outdoor concert usually starts around 8pm. The Troubadours will also be playing down the street at Theodore’s once the outdoor show is over.

Friday Fun:

For my Connecticut homies:

Goonies never say die! Really wish I was going to be in town for this one!! The Goonies at Goodwin Park. Free popcorn provided by Stew Leonards (the best grocery store EVER), face painting, and a Truffle Shuffle competition! I repeat, a Truffle Shuffle competition!!

For my Western Mass peeps:

Wayne Morphew & The Glorious Unknown will be rocking out at Theodore’s. If you haven’t checked these guys out yet you won’t be disappointed!!

Saturday Shenanigans:

Need an excuse to head down to the beach this weekend?? Baird Souls will be rocking the Windjammer down in Misquamicut. And everyone knows it’s not really summer until you party on the beach! So throw on your cutest suit and boogie on down.

Another shindig I really wish I was going to be around for 😦 Tony Lee Thomas (featuring one of my absolute favorites – the lovely Miss Jenny Porter) will be at Bishop’s Lounge in Northampton. I also hear there will be a smorgasbord of super talented musicians collaborating to kick the evening off. Don’t miss this one kids!! Show starts at 10pm.

Giggles and Such:

Ever had your palm read? Learn the basics and impress your friends!

Things millennial girls love.

cool-Netflix-guide-what-watch

hoot

internet

Have a great week(end)!

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Fake it til you make it!

Did you know there’s a best time for everything?? Learn how to plan your day around your body’s circadian rhythms.

Already been to the Big E? Looking to enjoy the beautiful fall weather? Check out Connecticut’s top 10 hiking trails.

The internet is a wonderful tool that connects us to people and things we would never have access to otherwise. But, sometimes it’s just really mean and stupid. Check out this inspiring response to cyber bullying.

For those of you with kiddos, the toddler bucket list.

Remember when everyone knew who your bestie was because you had matching bracelets?? Bring it back old school girl 🙂

These stunning images look like photographs. But they aren’t! Absolutely amazing!!

Trying to eat healthy? Here are 40 healthy snacks under 200 calories.

It’s getting a little chilly here in New England. Check out this amazing video for 25 ways to wear a scarf!

And last but not least a couple giggles:

Put another nacho in your belt.

16 super awkward photos to NOT take when you get a bun in your oven.

Two Hamsters, One Wheel – not at all like Two Girls, One Cup

Have a great weekend!

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