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Friday
Jan192001

philly retrospective



I've been home almost a week now. There are still boxes to unpack and papers to sort through, but I'm starting to settle into home office life again. And as I sit here on a chair from the living room (Jeff stole my office chair while I was gone; I haven't had the heart to steal it back yet because he's been so sweet lately, helping me move and so on), I do find myself missing certain things about my stay in Philadelphia. So here, for your interest, is my list of:

Things I'll Miss About Philadelphia

  • The wide range of frozen convenience foods.
  • Joking around with people in my office area.
  • Real Philly cheesesteak.
  • Being able to eat whatever and whenever I want.
  • Full ownership of the remote control.
  • The Reading Terminal.
  • My harp teacher, Kimberly Rowe.



Things I Won't Miss About Philadelphia

  • Cubicles.
  • Corporate politics.
  • Having my office furniture stolen.
  • Delayed and cancelled flights when I commuted to and from Toronto.
  • Being away from Jeff.


They auctioned off my apartment furniture at the office yesterday.

Jodi, Allison and I got together last night for my first UT practice since coming back, woohoo! :-) We had dinner at The Pickle Barrel (surprise surprise), browsed the sidewalk sale at Centerpoint Mall, then hung out at Allison's after. Discussed our concert playlists for Ad Astra (Toronto) and Consonance (California), where we're Filk Guests of Honour. Intense practices start next week.

Jodi filled us on Gafilk stuff (sounds like the convention was a great success) and also gave us gifts from Lissa and Phil. I got a bar of Green & Black Organic White Chocolate (my fave, I had some for breakfast this morning, yum) and a gorgeous harp pin. Thank you, Lissa and Phil!

Today's Blatherpic: Snowman sign outside my mom-in-law's new house. I took this photo on Christmas day.

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