Monthly Archives: July 2010

Philly Cheese Steak is to Lafayette Coney Island as Heaven is to Utopia

One of my besties came to Philadelphia for a visit, and we had a tourist-tastic weekend.  We saw the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Renoir show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, watched people run up the stairs of the … Continue reading

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Why I love my husband, and how he drives me crazy.

Me, folding laundry:  Nick!  These unders have a hole in them! Nick: Really?  I didn’t notice. Me: Well, I’m not throwing them away, but I don’t want to take holey underwear back to Michigan with us. Nick:  I don’t see … Continue reading

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Best Advice Ever or The Tao of Chippie

“Talk with your mouth, not your hands, honey.  It’s not classy.” One of the perils (or adventures?) of sidewalk dining, especially in a big city, are the characters you might meet.  While waiting for an inattentive server to take our … Continue reading

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Not to be missed: NYC, the Deleware Shore, and Manayunk

First, I apologize for the late post.  I had a project due at work this week, and it sucked up a lot of my brainpower.  I know, crazy, right?  Work, thinking…it is too much for some people.  And now for … Continue reading

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I have to carry my camera everyday.

Everyday something crazy happens in Philadelphia.  Today, Chubby Checker had a concert on the corner next to City Hall.  Seriously, when I came home and told my husband he said, “I didn’t know Chubby Checker was still alive.”  Not only … Continue reading

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I promise, I’ll never complain about Michigan’s summers again.

Today, when I left the house at 8:30 to walk to work it was exactly 85 degrees outside.  I know this because a two-story tall digital marquee (the PECO building) is visible from our apartment and it indicated that I … Continue reading

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I love “Rocky”

And I am not just saying that because last week Nick, I, and some friends watched Rocky whilst sitting on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum.  (How meta.)  I really had NO IDEA how good that movie is, I … Continue reading

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