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Christmastime in the City

Cheesing it up

Cheesing it up

One lovely day during the Season, Mom and I traveled a great distance* into Philadephia to see the sights.

We saw:

The Holiday show in the Comcast Center lobby, which was delightful. It would also be a great place to pickpocket all of us tourists, who are staring upward with slackened jaws.

The light show at Macy’s. I try to see this every year and it always makes me smile. If you’ve never done it before, do it before the Comcast Center show, because it’s a bit lower-tech.

The tree at City Hall. It’s a quieter place to take pictures.

And the Christmas Village at LOVE park. It’s an outdoor craft fair, with dozens of stalls. And hot strudel. Oooo the strudel!

We had lunch at a local restaurant (ok, Chili’s) and coffee at a local coffee joint (fine, Starbucks) and took the train home. We had a great time and will definitely have to make this a tradition!

There was a guy there taking pics of tourist for tips. I chose to do it this way and he yelled "SELFIE SELFIE" like a moron. Sorry, dude.

There was a guy there taking pics of tourist for tips. I chose to do it this way and he yelled “SELFIE SELFIE” like a moron. Sorry, dude.

*not really. It was a 20 minute train ride.

Friday (okay Saturday) Five: Usage

apr4-5Happy Saturday! It’s April 5th. Even as the years are peeled off of my life’s calendar, I will always remember this day with a warm smile and a wish that all involved parties are doing well and living authentically.

Yesterday morning before leaving for work I finished week 3 of the DDP yoga program. I went out to lunch. I then went to a happy hour. (Note: I am following the exercise program, not the nutritional part. Obviously.) Those are my prime blogging times, so I didn’t get a chance to complete the Friday Five. So here we go! This week’s theme is usage.

1. What was the occasion that called for your most recent use of a power tool?

I pay rent so that other people use their power tools on my problems. Speaking of which, we’re ready to rent a home here in Southern NJ. If you know of a home for rent in the Westmont/Audubon/Haddon Heights/Haddon Twp/Oaklyn/Collingswood area (aka the PATCO line) with a fenced yard and that will allow my well-behaved pets, let me know!

2. What was the occasion that called for your most recent use of a postage stamp?

Mailing out invitations to the baby shower that you’re probably tired of hearing about. It’s tomorrow, though, and will be very lovely.

3. What was the occasion that called for your most recent use of a threatening word or gesture?

I live and drive in New Jersey, near places where Philadelphians drive to in order to get their suburban shopping mall fix. These Philadelphians, while lovely people, drive like absolute crap. I toss up my hands up in a threatening “what the heck is WRONG with you” gesture at least once every few days at a city driver who believes that they the dividing lines between lanes are merely suggestions.

4. What was the occasion that called for your most recent use of some transparent tape?

I used it a few weeks ago to tape off the end of a strand of beading wire so my beads didn’t shoof off of the other side when I was stringing. There are widgets expressly made for that purpose, but meh. Tape works.

5. What was the occasion that called for your most recent use of Wikipedia?

After seeing this video of Kid & Play on Arsenio, I used Wikipedia to look up how old Will Smith was. Will Smith is 45 years old.

WILL SMITH IS 45 YEARS OLD.

I can’t close on that depressing fact. Here’s a video to watch while I go cry. Happy birthday, Pharrell!

October sunset

The sunset last night was gorgeous. We live in a west-facing apartment, so the living room was flooded with pinks and oranges.

No Photoshop, just a crop.

No Photoshop, just a crop.

I took this from our balcony. That’s the Walt Whitman bridge in the background.

(Fall still sucks.)

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