Archive for the ‘phillyist’ Category

Live-Blogging the Democratic National Convention While Baking Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies

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8:05 Tonight is all about Hillary Clinton and making sure my eggs are room temperature before I try to whip them!


Don’s Interactive Map of Philadelphia

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As I get older and we grow closer, I feel it is important to pass on my history and knowledge of Philadelphia to you, my blog reading children (or “blogren”). I first considered an exhaustive 10-volume series meticulously researched, expertly illustrated and cleverly written by me over the next 30 years. What better token of affection and respect can one man give to his audience, nay, the world?

But then I thought: “Hey, Google Maps!”

Exclusive! I Am Barack Obama’s Vice Presidential Candidate

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The question that keeps running through my head is: “why me?” Why am I, a balding 37-year-old father and husband with no political background, a degree in Theatre Arts, and an addiction to Project Runway the Democratic nominee for Vice-President?

I don’t know.

The Mysteries of South Philadelphia

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Mystery #2: The House Where It is Always a Holiday.
In the middle of the 300 block of Federal Street sits an ordinary house that does not follow the temporal rules of our universe. It is here that holidays are celebrated non-stop. This is evidenced by the complex decorations that consistently adorn the house’s façade; Valentine’s Day gives immediate way to St. Patrick’s Day, which immediately turns to Easter which immediately gives way to First Holy Communion Day which turns immediately to Venezuelan Earth Day. Every day is a celebration making this the happiest and ribbonest house in South Philadelphia.

Jersey Shore Memories

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Sea Isle, 1995
My friends and I rent a shore house for the week. There is a lot of alcohol. That’s all I remember.