today i ate lunch at the playground across the street from pat’s and geno’s in south philly. when i got there there were very few people there, by the time i had finished eating the playground was full of kids and a wide array of parents and grandparents.  i spent about an hour there and it was fun. it made me think of being 10 again and how much fun it was to go to the park and swing on the swingsets and climb the monkey bars.


highlight of the day: driving thru south philly with carina and a philadelphia police patrol car is in front of us. we come to a 4 way stop and he gets out of his car and walks up to mine. by now im about to freak out. he looks at me and he says “so are you really a steelers fan?” referring to the fan plate i have on my front bumper. i said “yeah”. he goes, “you should definately be locked up for that… and given about 3 tickets.” i laugh, he laughs, carina laughs. he walks away and as he is about to enter his car he pumps his fist in the air and yells “GO BIRDS!’.