24
Jul
09

he had high, apple pie in the sky hopes.

The evening of July 23rd, 2009 and the early morning of July 24th, 2009, as presented in the format of new blog segment Gained/Maintained/Drained!

GAINED:

*One win by the Phillies (and, coupled with one loss by the Atlanta Braves, one game in the NL East standings. Go Phils!)
*A small appreciation for wandering the streets of New York City late at night after walking back from Penn Station at 2:30 AM (which will inevitably come in handy for me when I’m homeless).
*Newly hardened arteries, a small price to pay for the wonder of Dollar Dog Night.
*An unexpected pack of cigarettes (minus two or so) upon reentering my apartment, compliments of roommate Amanda Baker. Not that I smoke enough to even have a pack of cigarettes, but this is probably a win.

MAINTAINED:

*A love of Dollar Dog Night.
*One dinosaur blanket that isn’t mine, acquired when my weary hitchhiker from Caravan left it in my car. This was maintained because we failed to get in touch.
*The feeling that my friends from home are still very much great. This is a major casualty of summer in NYC.
*A love of the Phillies, of Philadelphia, and of Philadelphians. Example: While on the SEPTA train back, this girl got into a heated argument with the conductor over the price of her ticket. She claimed that she should only have to pay the child’s price, as she was 11. However, as she did not look eleven, the conductor asked her what year she was born, to which she responded “1994.” This should have immediately ended the conversation, but even though she was clearly beaten, she kept adamantly demanding the child’s price. This stubbornness (and I will credit it to stubbornness, hoping that she did not actually believe she was the only 11-year-old born in 1994) is a perfect summary of the city of Philadelphia.

DRAINED (of):

*Roughly $50 ($20 for the ticket, $7.75 for four hot dogs and a soda, another soda later from a vending machine, and $20.50 for train tickets back).
*Any sort of desire to take SEPTA/NJTransit ever again. Bolt Bus, for the win.
*One pair of headphones, left in the car of Kath Thomas.
*Any and all kinds of energy, and will to go to work tomorrow morning. I’m still awake to make sure Amanda gets up at 4:30 for her bus. It’s currently 3:40. I don’t know if I’ll make it.

On that, I’m gonna try and come up with things to do that will keep me awake for the next 37 minutes.

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1 Response to “he had high, apple pie in the sky hopes.”


  1. 1 Brad
    July 30, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    So – did you stay awake for the 37 minutes?


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