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I finally got my business blog off the ground. Since the majority of what I post is pictures. I plan to post them there. I will still use this site when I have more writing posts, but for now you can find me at my work blog.

Go on over and check it out.

My most recent post is on where I live and where I hike with the beast…
Where I Hike...


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I am boarding a plane from Philadelphia to Africa in 11 days. It is not so much the trip I am looking forward to but the people on the African Continent themselves. My lips can barely contain them self with the anticipation of loving on three of my favorite little people in all the world.

They call me Aunt Chicken…yes Chicken. When Princess Buttercup was around 2 she began calling me Chicken. I don’t really remember how it got started but everyone laughs. She is a ham and loves attention so now she calls me Aunt Chicken and we all still get a chuckle about it.

So I am traveling across the ocean to love on these three fabulous little ones for 3 straight weeks!

Wee Wittle aka King Kong:

He loves King Kong now. I can not wait to see him in action!

Princess Buttercup:

Little girl big attitude! She is wearing an outfit I bought her and sent to Africa. It was on clearance for $3. The jeans, shirt, and sweater. That is a bargain. Not to mention it has butterflies on it.


I shall call her Chunk-A-Licious! I can not wait to meet her. She has no idea how much loving she is in for!

Happy Hump Day Internets!

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This is a picture of my favorite house on the island we stay on at the Jersey Shore.

This is a picture of the ocean at the Jersey Shore. It is nothing spectacular, actually it is kinda gross compared to the beaches around the world. To Philadelphia this is where people vacation.

I had to post this I received it in an email and if you are from Philadelphia you know this is true. It is quite comical actually.

  • You’ve never referred to Philadelphia as anything but “Philly.” And New Jersey has always been “Jersey.”

  • You refer to Pennsylvania as “PA.”

  • You know how to pronounce Bryn Mawr, Schuylkill, Bala Cynwyd, Duquesne, Punxsutawney, Susquehanna, and Allegheny.
  • You know what a “Mummer” is.
  • You can use the phrase “fire hall wedding reception” and not even bat an eye.
  • You absolutely hate T.O.
  • You really miss Y-100.
  • At least 5 people on your block have electric “candles” in all or most of their windows all year long.
  • Words like “hoagie”, “sticky buns”, “shoo-fly pie”, “pierogies” and “pocketbook” actually mean something to you.
  • You know the time and location of every “wing night” in a 20 mile radius.
  • You consider an exotic vacation to be a trip to Ocean City, Virginia Beach, or Myrtle Beach.
  • You think very little of an Amish buggy on the road.
  • You’ve run up the steps to the art museum emulating Rocky at least once.
  • You know that Intercourse, Climax, Virginville, Paradise, Mars, and Slippery Rock, Blue Ball, and Bird in Hand are all PA towns.
  • You love Birch Beer.
  • You consider Pittsburgh to be “out west,” and you know the fastest way to Philly is the Turnpike.
  • When the forecast said snow, you stayed up waiting for them to announce that school was cancelled.
  • You know that more than two inches of snow will at least get you a two hour delay.
  • You have an uncontrollable urge to buy bread and milk when you hear the word “snow.”
  • You live within two miles of a plant that makes potato chips, corn chips, pretzels, candy, or ice cream, or that packages turkeys, beans, or bologna.
  • You think the roads in any other state are smooth.
  • Refer to something as “a whole nother,” e.g., “That’s a whole nother issue.”
  • You punctuate every sentence with, “You know” at least twice.
  • You want olive oil, not mayonnaise on your hoagie.
  • Your favorite dessert is water ice. (pronounced “wooder” ice)
  • You find yourself using “yo” and “youse guys” when talking long-distance to family members.
  • You find yourself at a nice restaurant thinking “I wonder if they have cheese steaks?”
  • You visit New York and are impressed by how clean it is.
  • You’ve had more than one debate on why Wawa is better than Sheetz.
  • You call sprinkles on top of your ice cream cone “jimmies”.
  • You can’t imagine lunch without a Tastykake.
  • A vacation at the Jersey shore is better than going to an island (there’s more stuff to do, plus you know everybody.)
  • You know where to find the Rocky statue.
  • You’ve had more than one argument over why your place for cheesesteaks is the best.
  • You’ve never been to the Liberty Bell, or the only time you were there was on a class trip in third grade.
  • You know what and where “Boathouse Row” is
  • You will buy a pretzel from anyone, anywhere without even thinking of where it was – or where his hands have been.
  • You can’t imagine a breakfast without scrapple.
  • You don’t know what a sub is, but you think they are trying to describe an imitation HOAGIE.
  • You aren’t a bandwagon Sixers fan, you loved them when they sucked, and before they had A.I.
  • You go to The Gallery or South Street in the summer time just to chill.
  • You call the Dallas Cowboys the Cowgirls.
  • When every year a team makes it close to or to the post season and yet every year you still find your self saying i know how this is gonna end…there’s always next year.
  • If you never took a field trip to anywhere other than the franklin institute, the zoo, the art museum, or the museum of natural science
  • If you listen to Preston and Steve EVERY morning.
  • If you know every word to the theme song from the fresh prince of Bel Air.
  • If you know what it means if someone refers to something as a “jawn”
(List courtesy of Facebook)

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