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Secret Happy Hour – Xochitl

So, I finally, finally made it to Xochitl for the first time last Wednesday. I’ve been walking past this place practically every day for a year! I love, love, love Mexican food and tequila, and this is a tequila bar, for sure. Think upscale Mexican. It is simply beautiful, decor-wise, delicious, food-wise, and has a relaxed atmosphere, handsome, friendly, skilled bartender, polite staff, and a great happy hour! From 5-7 on Tuesday – Sunday, you can have 1/2 priced house margaritas, $2 beer specials, or $6 Guero Special (shot of Sauza Blanco and a can of Tecate). Try the Queso Fundido for an indulgent appetizer!

The “secret” happy hour I’m talking about takes place downstairs, in the lounge, a dimly-lit, cozy room where, if I were a person who made out in public, I would be making out. Try the same specials from 10-12 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Take someone you dig.

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Kimmel During Sunset, originally uploaded by The Bryce.

I thought I’d seen all the possible Kimmel photos, but this is a powerful and original view of the Kimmel roof outlining the Drake. Amazing colors.

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Congestion, originally uploaded by eskepe.

I love how intense Philadelphia looks in ths photo by eskepe; very Metropolis.

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I never knew about this wonderful stained glass until I saw Prof. Jas. Mundie’s photo of this John LaFarge window: Art at the Fleisher Art Memorial. LaFarge was one of the great stained glass creators of the Art Noveau period.
The window is just another reason to visit the Fleisher; they also offer lots of free and low-priced classes in the arts, ranging from drawing to book arts to ceramic tiles. This semester is half over, but keep your eye out on next year’s offerings at http://fleisher.org/

National Coming Out Day


As the resident mo on our little slice of life weblog, I’d like to wish the City of Brotherly Love a happy National Coming Out Day!
Today also marks the day when Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Daniel Anders takes his oath of office, and becomes the first openly gay male judge in the city.

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Grey’s Ferry Train Bridge, originally uploaded by Phillybits.

I like how the manmade lines of the bridge are enhanced by the greens of the river and trees.

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The Morning After the Game, originally uploaded by FourthFloor.

“The Morning After the Game” by FourthFloor
I like the misty view of the skyline and great colors. Also, the baseball theme is, of course, very timely!

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Perlman Interior Staircase, originally uploaded by Fen Branklin.

I like the colors and odd distorted feel as well as the perspective in this photo by ‘Fen Branklin”. An unusual view of opening day at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s beautiful, newly-renovated Perelman Building. Center City, Philly

Plastic Bag Ban

Councilman Frank DiCicco, council representative for the 1st district in Philadelphia, plans to introduce a bill restricting large chain supermarkets and drug stores from using plastic bags. While I believe that smaller stores should not be exempt, at least the Councilman’s plan is a step in the right direction.

Question is – will it pass?
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Jinxed Street?

So for the last two days when I’m coming home from work- the street has been blocked off by police activity-
Yesterday, a 23 year old undergrad at Penn tried to commit suicide- she stood on the roof of the Fresh Grocer on the corner of 40th and Walnut and the police and fire departments were on the scene.
Thankfully- she stepped down from the ledge and was taken to the hospital, hope she is alright.
Today a fire broke out on 41st and Walnut and spread up an electrical pole causing power to go off for a couple of residences. This was the second time that power has been lost for those people in the last week!

Whats going on? Is PECO just not ready for the return of all these Penn students?

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