Apr. 13th, 2009 04:53 pm

Harry Kalas died today. :(

He was the announcer for the Phillies during their games - I grew up listening to him call the games on tv and the radio. Heck, my mom grew up listening to him, too.

I'm a million times happier that the Phillies won the world series last year and that he got to be there for it. I'm still going to miss listening to him, though.

My dearest friend [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs and her husband are here visiting me in Philadelphia! Yesterday I met them downtown, and we spent some time walking around the historical areas of the city, had a fabulous lunch in a restaurant in Chinatown, and then wandered around Reading Terminal Market.

Today we were planning on having a Day for Science (lol, because we are science geeks) at the Franklin Institute (and maybe walk over to one of our favorite museums: the Mutter Museum - a museum of medical oddities). However. I totally didn't count on the massive number of people who were going to the Phillies parade in Center City this afternoon. Someone on the train yesterday said that they'd heard there were going to be about two million people downtown for the parade. It didn't faze me because I figured we'd be at the museums, and we'd probably be able to clearly see all of the exhibits that way, too.

Well, the train station was a mad house this morning. The poor man in the ticket booth actually sold out of tickets after I'd been in line for half an hour (of course you can buy them on the train when you board, but a lot of fans going to the city had never ridden before and were bewildered, outraged, or panicky). The trains were running late, too (which is rare - we've got an excellent regional rail system here in southeast PA) because of the volume of passengers.

Platform full of Phillies fans Platform full of Phillies fans
A side view from the back of the station platform after two trains had already loaded up with passengers - there were literally hundreds of people who had already boarded. There was a lot of cheering whenever a train would come through, which was pretty funny to see. Lol, suburbia.

Long story short, we're meeting tomorrow instead. It's just as well; I'm not a huge fan of crowds, and a parade with a couple million spectators doesn't interest me at all. I love the Phillies, but damn. I like my sanity, too.

And here are some pictures from yesterday under the cut )

Now I'm off to get lunch and pick up some more Halloween candy for tonight. Aww, little trick-or-treaters - they're so cute! And I love Halloween! :D


Oct. 29th, 2008 10:04 pm


Ahahahahaha, I'm going to be downtown tomorrow, too. It's going to be crazy!

lol, the neighbors are setting off fireworks and people are driving down the street blaring their car horns.

Heroes 3x07 - Eris Quod Sum )

Okay, add in this weird suspended World Series game, I think it's time to log off, pick up a book, and listen to the cold, cold rain.

Aw, I just turned on the World Series pre-game, and they're interviewing fans at Chickie's & Pete's (lol, I was just there last weekend). The wind here is crazy right now, plus it's raining. I feel so bad for the fans at the stadium tonight. I mean, yes, it's the World Series, but, man, I'm glad I can watch it from home. It's a mess out there. And, crap. There goes the satellite feed. Storm! >:(

Oh, good, they're back. Phillies! :D


Tomorrow is World Zombie Day! I know it's odd, as anyone irl who knows me also knows that zombies terrify me. I think this is a way of confronting my fear.

To celebrate, I might go paging through the [livejournal.com profile] undeadheroes community. It's been pretty slow lately (read: dead), but there's at least one good story that I've read there before: Apocalypse by [livejournal.com profile] biggerbeans. It's a work-in-progress, but well worth the look if you like Molly, Matt, and Mohinder taking on the forces of darkness. :D

And Book Two: Spring begins! Fair warning, it is now rated NC-17. >:D

If You Were the Last Man on Earth by [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs

Book Two: Spring
Chapter One: Better Homes and Gardens and a Happy New Year

Now back to watching baseball! ::PhilliesPhilliesPhillies::

Awwww, crap. I did it again.

Baseball! How am I going to get to sleep? D:

Also, what does this mean for my Phillies? ::holds breath until Wednesday::

At least it wasn't the Red Sox. >:D

ETA: Also! How am I supposed to sleep when every time I drift off, I roll onto my arm where I got my flu shot yesterday? Dammit! I had no idea that something so small would be so annoying. Flu shots are the paper cuts of the injection world, Y/N?

I've been remiss in my reccing! The next chapter of [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs' epic Heroes story was posted Wednesday. The fourth part will be posted tomorrow, Saturday, October 18th. After tomorrow, Book One will have been posted in its entirety. :D

If You Were the Last Man on Earth

Book One: Winter
Chapter One: A Dubious Rescue, An Improbable Savior, and The Subtle Pleasures of Accurate Time-Keeping
Chapter Two: Clockwork Comfort and Terrifying Tenderness at the Rest and Service Station
Chapter Three: The Trouble with Cockroaches, or Domestic Bliss in Piedmont, Missouri


In other news, just three days of work this week, and I'm done in. I want to say that I will not stay up late to watch politics or baseball ever again, but I'd be lying to myself. OMG PHILLIES! IN THE WORLD SERIES! It still hasn't sunk in yet. :D And not long after that, there's that election thing that's happening... hmmm.

Tomorrow I'd better make the effort to stock up on some more caffeine.

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