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Last night, the Philadelphia Phillies, for the second consecutive year, clinched the National League Championship and are advancing to the World Series!!  WOOOOOO!!!  Last night was awesome!  Everyone ran out to Broad Street, yelling, lighting fireworks, rioting…you name it!  It’s one of the best feelings in the world — everyone around you feeling great and celebrating a huge victory once again over the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The riots this year weren’t as bad as last year — this year, Philly cops were prepared!  They brought in State troopers, every cop not only had their baton and handgun, but they also had tazer guns!  They brought and entire bike fleet and lined the streets.  Everyone was having such a great time…and no one around me got arrested at least!  I did, however, see someone jump on a car on Broad St and then jump on the back windshield of the car and it smashed EVERYWHERE!  Pretty crazy stuff.  I took some pictures on my cell phone that I will upload on here so you can see the craziness.

I can’t WAIT for the first game of the World Series next Wednesday!!!  It’s pretty unlikely at this point that the LA Angels will win, but I’m still holding out hope….or else, it’s going to be an East coast THROWDOWN!  Let’s go PHILS!!!

Not much else going on otherwise.  I just registered for my last semester of classes at Temple – how sad is that?  I do have a pretty sweet schedule though.  I’m finishing my French major and my Political Science minor, but I also had room to take some fun classes as well!  I’m taking Personal Defense for Women and Gay and Lesbian lives.  I’m pretty pumped about both classes!  As far as band goes, basketball band is starting up next week as well…aka my favorite time of the year!  Our football team is also doing very well, with a 4-2 overall record.  Apparently, Temple only needs 6 wins to be eligible for a bowl game, and Temple Football was predicted to go to the International Bowl in Toronto!  Obviously the band would travel with the team.  But right now, I’m not getting my hopes up until we know for sure!  I’ll keep you posted.  More to come later…

LET’S GO PHILS!!!

-Monica

Some dude who climbed a pole to wave a Phillies flag around that had a firework going off at the top of it!

Some dude who climbed a pole to wave a Phillies flag around that had a firework going off at the top of it!

City Hall madness

City Hall madness

craziness

craziness

RIOT!

RIOT!

Crowdsurfing.  I love Philly.

Crowdsurfing. I love Philly.

More crowdsurfing!

More crowdsurfing!

Singing Oleyyyy oley oley oleyyyyyy

Singing "Oleyyyy oley oley oleyyyyyy"

Crowdsurfing bikes...haha

Crowdsurfing bikes...haha

All the Po Po ready!

All the Po Po ready!

They even brought in State Troopers.

They even brought in State Troopers.

The police bike fleet!  They were prepared, to say the least.

The police bike fleet in action! They were prepared, to say the least.

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Today is my last day of work (until June), so it’s kind of a bittersweet day.  I’ll certainly miss everyone here.  But some of us are going out to Aromatic tonight in Old City to hang out and wish me farewell!!  I’m pretty excited about that.  And I got a new haircut!!  I decided I needed a change before France…and I went dark!  So far, it seems like everyone really likes it 🙂

new haircut!

new haircut!

I had my Bon Voyage party on Sunday, which turned out to be really nice.  Almost all of my family and friends came and said bye.  However — I completely forgot to take pictures on my camera!! I’m so upset!!  So I don’t really have any pics to post right now, but I should have some tonight when we go to Aromatic.

Everyone keeps asking me the same questions about leaving for France:  “Are you excited!!??  Are you nervous!??”  And the answer is YES!!!  I am SO excited to leave the country for a few months and be on my own experience new things and meet new people.  I’m sure I’ll be a little nervous at first, but I think my nervousness takes a back seat to how excited I am for my trip!!!

I’ll try to update once more before I arrive à Paris!  Au revoir 🙂

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WOOO!!!  The Eagles won on Sunday and beat the NY Giants!!!  Here we come NFC Championship!!! I am so excited for next Sunday’s game against the Cardinals!!!

This weekend was a lot of fun.  Friday night after work I hung out with one of my best friends from high school, Kari.  She is 1 year younger than me and goes to Penn State Main and plays in the Blue Band there.  She just recently returned from Omaha, Nebraska since she played at the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship (which they won) and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California (which they lost).  So we decided to see a movie and then catch up afterward.  We saw Bride Wars at a Regal nearby my house and then went to Starbucks afterward for some coffee.  The movie and the coffee were good 🙂  It’s always nice catching up with friends every now and then because everyone is always so busy!!  The next morning, I got up early with my mom and mom-mom to see Gran Torino at the AMC by my house (the one that I worked at for over 2 years).  AMC offers all their movies for $5 every Saturday morning at 10am so it’s definitely a good deal.  Let me just say….Gran Torino was hands down one of THE best movies I have ever seen.  Clint Eastwood was outstanding of course.  I was laughing every other line but some parts were sad.  But overall, I really enjoyed it and want to see it again in theaters because it was that good.  After that, I went home and got ready to go to my friend from high school Liz’s daughter’s 4th birthday party.  Wow, tongue twister much?!  Her name is Leah and she is just adorable.  We watched her open presents, sang Happy Birthday to her, and watched her blow out all her candles on her Kung Fu Panda birthday cake.  It was all too cute.  Saturday night I just hung out at home and finished reading The Last Lecture, which was really good.  I definitely recommend reading it.  Then on Sunday, I had some friends over and we all watched the game with my mom.  Then after we won, we played Cranium and Balderdash and ordered some Chinese food.  Good times all around!!  Love me some Chinese 🙂

Other than that, not much else is going on.  My roommate and best friend, Ashley, is currently in Barcelona, Spain studying abroad.  She just got there on the 10th and I’m already missing her a lot.  She is all settled into her new apt. and is having a great time.  Check out her blog if you’re interested!!  She’s posting some really great pics.  Her blog is on my blogroll, too!

More updates later!!

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Kari and Me at her house hanging out

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Leah blowing out her birthday candles!!

templet125th Anniversary of Temple!  I was driving home and saw the Temple ‘T’ on the Cira Center at 30th St. Station!

Leah and Me in our Eagles gear!!!!

Ben, Dan, and Chris in the back.  Liz, Me, Leah, Jayme, and Jim in the front!  GO BIRDS!

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I definitely wasn’t planning on taking that long of a break!  Everything has been SO BUSY this whole past month.  Seriously.  It’s going to be hard for me to put it into words.  My life has been crazy.  It’s the only way to describe it.  

I don’t know where to start.. so the Phils won!  Most amazing thing ever.  I stormed City Hall 2 or 3 times in 2 weeks.  Halloween was AWESOME!!  My friends and I dressed as the Scooby Doo gang.  I was Velma Dinkley 🙂  And OBAMA won!!!!!  Both Temple and Philly have been crazy these past 2 weeks.  I’ve never been so happy to go to Temple and be in Philly during this once in a lifetime experience.  I LOVE PHILLY!!!

I should hopefully be writing more soon.  Until then, I’ll try to update with pictures!

 

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S. Broad St..right around Broad and Locust.  It was CRAZINESS!!!  Tons of rioting.  Loved it, though.

 

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Phillies Ticker-Tape Parade!!  We caught them going up Spring Garden St. right before they were going to kick off the parade.  

 

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Another shot of the Phils during the parade


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Citizen’s Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field.  The arena was PACKED with tons of people.  My friends and I walked all the way from Broad and Cecil B. Moore (in North Philly) to the stadiums.  

 

 

 

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From the left..Alex aka Flounder, Steve, Me, and Ashley in our Scooby Doo costumes for Halloween 🙂  And yes..that’s a wig! 

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GO PHILLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is all for now.

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Ok so this is my first post on here. I’m kind of excited to start blogging again. I’ve missed it a lot. I figure I’ll write on here about things that go on in my head and what I do with my life, ha.  First off, I’m a sophomore at Temple University in Philly. I love it and am really enjoying this time in my life. Today was my first day back to work after the holidays. I work in admissions at Temple so when they reopen, so do we. I guess it’s good to make some decent money since I’m not really doing anything else at this time. By the way, did I mention I have a broken right foot? Well, I do. I broke my 5th metatarsal while doing the “soulja boy” dance. No one else I know has ever done this. Only I would do something like that, and everyone knows it 🙂 I’ve been getting by okay so far. I have a doctor’s appointment this week that will foretell my fate for the next few weeks (or even months for that matter). I’ll probably end up in another cast with crutches, or worst case scenario, have surgery. Let’s cross our fingers for the former, heh. So that’s pretty much me for the time being.

The holidays were definitely well spent for me. I had all my family come over my house for Christmas dinner. We decided to do an Italian dinner, well, I guess because we’re all Italian. Complete with the antipasto, Italian sausage, lasagna, ham, turkey, mash, potato salad, and even the cannolis. It was a great time. It’s so nice to see my family get together like that during the holidays. It isn’t very often we get together, the whole lot of us. Pretty much for funerals or holidays. I think we hit around 15 people for Christmas, which is actually pretty decent.

I decided to ring in the New Year at Temple this year. It was a lot of fun! Ashley, my bff and roommate, and I, decided to come back up here. Her friend from Delaware, Denise, came up as well. It was such a good time. We made a great dinner then headed to our friend’s boyfriend’s apartment, where we stayed until 2ish. Afterward, we came back home to our apartment, watched most of Anchorman, and passed out. Definitely a fun night. We all enjoyed ourselves.

Then last night, Ashley and I hit up Target, got a couple things, then headed to our first movie experience at the Ritz Bourse. We agreed to see Juno, a story of a young girl who becomes pregnant and has to figure out what she wants to do with her kid. We both really loved the movie! It was full of great, witty verbal dialogue, which we’re both huge fans of. It definitely made the movie. We decided it was good enough to eventually own as well 🙂

Well, that pretty much sums up everything as of now. More to come later..

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