Archive for the ‘Beyond Philadelphia’ Category

If this is how the settlers lived, they didn’t have it so bad

Last weekend Sherri and I took a weekend getaway to the Settlers Inn in Hawley, PA. Now, there isn’t a lot in Hawley, and there isn’t a lot in the way of excursions nearby. What Hawley does have, though, is a top-notch bed and breakfast a five-star restaurant within walking distance called Torte Knox.

CD Release party, anyone?

This Saturday, my buddy Kyle Justin will be hosting his CD release party at the Tin Angel. He’ll be joined onstage with Matt Turowski on bass (upright, of course), and David Ruscitti on drums & percussion. He’ll be rotating stage time with Lili Anel, The Sisers Three, and Joshua Heard Park. $10.oo cover. His acoustic music is a blending of pop-folk with hints of jazz and a heavy dose of “wake up because he’s worth listening to.” Everyone who talks about him has good things to say, calling him a “true poet” and other fine things.

I kind of wish I could go, but sadly I’ll be at a wedding in Feasterville. Come Saturday, I’ll be congratulating John and Nadine, and I hope y’all will be congratulating Kyle Justin. If you wanna crash both parties, I’ll find out where the wedding reception is and get back to ya. |

MASTER Lock?! BAH!!!

Many months ago, when the Philly Metroblogging group decided to have their first meetup, I went, along with co-teammate and podcast cohort and all around sidekick Brady Hicks. We both work over the river, in Cherry Hill and Pennsauken, respectively, and decided it would be easier if we both took the PATCO line into Philly. So we did.

Not as many months ago, when my cousin got married in Fremont, CA, I went with my buddy-who-had-introduced-me-to-emo Nicole and I went to Berkeley. We took the BART and passed the stadium where the Oakland Raiders play, and I bought two t-shirts at a place called 510. One fits me and the other’s too big.

I wish I had kept either of those cards, because apparently, as San Fran MetBlogger violet blue points out (complete with pictographics, for those English-challenged) how to pick a Master lock with one of these. Actually, I wonder if these things work with a SEPTA pass. I haven’t ridden SEPTA via bus or train pass for nearly ten years.

Beware, bike riders across the city, for I have exposed a secret the MasterLock Company, LLC does not want you to know! Also, beware high schoolers, for I have exposed a secret the MasterLock Company LLC does not want you to know!! Also, beware gym locker users, for I have expo—well, you get the idea.

By the way, I have an XL-sized 510 t-shirt for sale if anyone wants it. Never used.

Thailand Coup

Early today Thailand declared a state of emergency amid rumors of a governmental coup. Currently there are tanks surrounding their government house and a curfew is in effect. Our sister site in Bankok is covering the events and includes images from the streets, taken by their new photoblogger Daniel. All the bloggers in Bankok are doing a great job of providing information and sharing their own reactions to the events they are living through.

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