Liz left for Florida yesterday and her trains should arrive at noon today. I’m really sad not having her around, but at least I get to visit her (in Florida!) next week for her birthday. We’re going to Disney World, Homasassa Springs Wildlife Preserve, and Universal Studios (mostly just to go to Harry Potter World). It should be a good weekend, and it’s going to be nice to step off a plane on another side of the country for a few days. Definitely going to try to catch and bring back one of those little lizards they have everywhere too. As if to mcok my mood on the subject for the past few weeks, Mother Nature has been kind enough to make sure this is the view I have from my roof almost every day:
But before she left, I made it a point to take her out for one more excursion into the area. Last week, we started the day at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden before deciding to walk across the Ben Franklin Bridge rather than taking the PATCO light rail line. It seemed like a good idea at first, until we realized the bridge was MUCH longer than we had anticipated (found out later in the day it’s roughly 2 miles long! Yikes!). But despite being a bit more sweaty than we had been, we made it across without incident. From there, we strolled around Olde City, took a horse-drawn carriage ride around Society Hill, and wrapped up the day with milkshakes in Franklin Square (from Square Burger…get the Cake Shake!).
Well, that’s where the day almost ended. Before we left the heart of the city, I decided I wanted a new tattoo. So I got one:
The internship is rapidly approaching it’s halfway point, and it seems forcing myself to become more productive the past two semesters has rubbed off – I’m almost done with all of my summer projects! Granted, I’ll have to go back and edit all my created emails at least twice before they’re sent out, but still…good for me. Keep an eye out for emails from Temple University this summer – if it came to you from Undergraduate Admissions, I probably made it! Pretty cool, huh?
I haven’t been scheduled at Hydros since almost Memorial Day – last I heard, there were problems with suppliers getting parts to us, but I’m not 100% sure. Since I’m not working there, I’ve started applying elsewhere – it’s not that I don’t like Hydros, it’s just a waste of my time to be sitting around waiting for hours when I could be somewhere else. So I put in a few apps at the aquarium and will be going into the city this weekend to try and beg for jobs. I’d rather not be a server/busboy, but I guess I can’t really be picky. A buddy of mine, Nate Wilson, was telling me the other day about being a lot maintainer for a car dealership – apparently it’s good, easy work for decent pay…too bad I can’t get to a car dealership around here without, well, a car. Haha.
That’s it, really. To wrap up, here’s a few shots from Liz’s and my last city adventure. Stay classy.
PS – I got a haircut, so I don’t actually look like a ragamuffin anymore.
PPS – while double-checking to make sure I spelled ‘ragamuffin’ correctly, I found out that there is a breed of cat called, wouldn’t you know it, the Ragamuffin. And now I want one.