Boston is a strangely terrible drinking town
Listen, it’s not great. But it’s getting better -- a lot better. More bars stay open until 2am now, new liquor licenses are starting to trickle out, and BYOB is officially on the books. Plus, oenophiles did a tasteful little jig when the ban on shipping wine was lifted at the end of 2014 (though wineries still have to apply for a state shipping license). Listen, we grew up in a time when no booze whatsoever was sold on Sunday, so our parents had to make desperate booze runs over the New Hampshire border. It will never be worse than that.
Boston has an inferiority complex towards New York
Like, honestly? This just never comes up as much as people think it does. Especially now that the Yankees really, truly suck. We go to New York for terrific weekends away, and if we want to move there, we move there, no biggie.
We take our sports championships for granted
This one is just maddening. Do you know how GD long we waited for those? No one takes anything sports-related for granted here. If you see someone walking down the street with a little smile on their face, they’re probably replaying the 2004 ALCS. We understand our great good fortune since 2001, and just because we hunger for more doesn’t mean we forget what came before.