Apr. 11th, 2017

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Following through on my resolution to post and comment more often, here's my first Dreamwidth-only post.  Whee!

Hubby and I had tasty Spanish tapas at the Dali Restaurant in Somerville!  

I keep forgetting to go there. I think it's been over two years.  Every time I go, I wonder why I am not there more often.  It is unique and delicious! And on my way home from work.  I have only been for "occasions" in the past, but hope to go more often.  

We had that secluded 2-top tile table tucked into the window well in the corner of the beautiful dining room.  I adore their eclectic decor!  It was empty when we went in at opening time (5:30 pm) but was almost full when we left a couple of hours later. 

We shared small elegantly displayed plates of seafood, spices, cheese, meats and fruity sauces:  
1) Ceviche - salmon, scallops and shrimp (served on a scallop shell nestled in a bed of fresh seaweed!) 
2) Garlic soup 
3) Fried Cheese with honey and sweet onions
4) Beef turnovers with olives, raisins and egg
5) Lamb chops in peach sauce 
6) Duck in berry sauce
7) Lamb meatballs
8) Beef tenderloin with dried fruit and creamy brandy sauce
9) Dessert - we shared churros with chocolate and dulce de leche sauces 

My favorites - #2, #5, #6 and #8!  The cheese was a little strong for my tastes, the beef turnovers unremarkable and I've had better ceviche (but it was a wonderful start to dinner on a warm day).  

The most amazing part was the non-alcoholic sangria!  This was the most festive, delicious drink option I've seen in a long time - a deep purple, fruity mix of flavors that was the perfect cold libation on the first warm day of spring!  They also have a creative cocktail list and wines and beers.  

If we're connect on Facebook, you can see 9 photos posted over there. 

The hostesses and servers are so pleasant!  Their pacing is perfect.  

If you want vegetarian options, almost half the tapas menu is creative veggie choices!  I need to explore more of those next time.  

They also have three versions of paella that are tempting but I never get past the tapas part of the menu.  

The parking meters around there run until 8 pm but have that new app thing, so you don't need quarters.  

It is on the pricey side, but well worth it for the creative cooking, beautiful interior and pleasant service.  

-B



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Amazing news!  I managed to cancel my Comcast account in less than 5 minutes today [Yes, I know... a sign of the apocalypse!] and turn in my equipment easily thanks to an article I found at 
billfixers.com/blog/how-to-cancel-comcast

Here are my notes:

1) Call to cancel - Speak to retention

Hours M-F 7 am - 8 pm 
Sat 8 am - 5 pm 

1-800-XFINITY (1-800-934-6489)

Have your account number ready
Say "Cancel Service" when the robot asks what you called for

When you get to a person, ask if you’re talking to Retention

2) Have your excuse ready

Say you are moving to where there is no Comcast
[England is a good answer]

[Will cut short them trying to convince you to stay]

3) Stay firm and be friendly

You don’t want to piss off the rep who can do bad things like
make it look like your account is closed but it’s not and you
won’t see a bill until you hear from the collections company

4) Ask what they think you have in terms of equipment

I cable box, power cord
1 Modem, power cord 
1 remote (optional) 

Anyone can drop off equipment at their store. 

They said I can continue to send and receive emails, as they offer free email like Yahoo or Hotmail now.  

5) How to return equipment 

Check for locations on their site.  

116 Beacon St - Store hours 9 am - 6 pm M-F

Ask them to verify what equipment they think you have in their records
Take a photo of what you turn in sitting on the counter at their store
Get receipt with name and ID of person who processes your returns
Save the receipt in a safe place

6) Call back after you pay your final bill
to confirm your account is closed and has no balance


Adapted from: https://billfixers.com/blog/how-to-cancel-comcast


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