Month: February 2012

Me vs. Mono

I apologize for my lack of posts in the past few weeks.  A pretty nasty case of mono pretty much destroyed my February.  For those of you who’ve never been privy to the disease, it sucks in the worst way.  I’ve had absolutely no energy and have been sleeping an average of 12 hours a

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My Complicated Relationship With Heights

I’m terrified of heights, bordering on phobia.  I remember the exact moment vertigo started to plague my life: Long Beach Island, New Jersey, summer of  ‘95.  During a family vacation, I was forced to climb 221 stairs to the top of the Barnegat Light House.  The view at the top hardly bothered me because between me

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Philadelphia City Pass

If I don’t go out Friday nights I’m normally up by 8:00  or 9:00 Saturday mornings.  It’s partially because work has rid me of the ability to sleep in, partially because I feel like I”m missing out on the day, and partially because over the years I’ve been conditioned to function with very little shut eye.   Waking up

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Harrisburg’s Hidden Celtic Music Scene

I spent the latter part of my last post lamenting how Irish pubs and St. Patrick’s Day events don’t play enough Irish music.  It looks like I may have spoken too soon. Last night I drove up to Harrisburg to go out with a buddy of mine from home who lives down there.  Harrisburg’s an

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Countdown to Parade Season….

For most Americans, Christmas is the only holiday celebrated seasonally.   Starting on Thanksgiving break (or the day after Halloween if you grew up in my house) Christmas parties, bar crawls, cookies, and carols are the norm for a whole month and a half. We don’t do this for Valentine’s Day (thank God), only dress in

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