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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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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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