Later that Evening: Peg offered me these cookies while I visited grandma at the nursing home.
Friday, April 20, 2012. 8:12pm: This was a fundraiser for the group PhillyNORML. I had volunteered some time at the door and merch table. There was some music and some comedy. I particularly enjoyed the young lady on guitar. I took her business card. I still have it somewhere.
Thursday, April 19th, 2012. 11:59pm: I didn’t want to go two days without snapping a photo. I really snapped this at 12:03am, three minutes after the April 19th deadline, but this did represent most of my Thursday evening. What you see here is me working on one of my best photo restorations efforts to date. So impressed I still am with this work that I am just now have advertising fliers printed up that feature this work.
Earlier that Day: A patron gave me this chocolate bar as a token of gratitude.
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012. 8:32pm: Security at the library had installed this all-seeing eye to spy on the goings-on in the computer lab. This, I believe, was in response to a recent laptop theft. The laptop used to run the projector had gone missing. I believe I had to use my own personal computer to teach lessons for a good week or so while management procured another projector laptop.
Monday, April 16th, 2012. 4:10pm: I took a genealogical bike tour of the Philly ‘burbs on this date. Two cemeteries were on the agenda: Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Springfield, and Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, King of Prussia. The primary picture of the picturesque office was taken at the latter site. In between, I stopped at my brother’s house in Broomall for a sandwich. I think he happened to have been off of work on that date on account of some fluke.
Later That Day: I stopped at the Salvation Army in Norristown, and later visited some friends in Conshohocken. My friend there was landscaping in his back yard when he uncovered this creepy oubliette. I don’t believe anyone was forgotten down there, but one never knows.
Sunday, April 15th, 2012. 9:03pm: These are pictures of my bedroom. It looks clean, so I reckon I must have cleaned it on this date, two years ago.
Saturday, April 14th, 2012. 11:35pm: A friend-a-mine held a ‘Titanic’ party on this date, and timed his showing of the film ‘Titanic’ to coincide exactly with the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking, 100 years ago.
Friday, April 13, 2012. 6:48pm: This was one of the Grey Lodge Pub's famous Friday the Firkinteenth events. For these events, the pub orders a variety of craft beers in special casks called firkins, and lines them up on the bar to serve from them. The craft beer lineup for this April, 2012, event is here.
This is the pub’s most popular event, and it draws a mob of beer enthusiasts. As I recall, I rode to the bar after work on a whim, to see if my friend Jeff was working there. I did not expect the huge crowd gathered outside because I was not thinking about the event. I met Jeff and and some other friends in the crowd. I recall that I tried one beer that was not popular with the crowd. I could tell why people didn’t like it, but since I don’t like beer that much anyway, I did not find it to be too much worse than other beers.
Later that Evening: I called for my friend Matt, who lives nearby, to come out to the event. He did not make it out, but he invited us to meet at his place later on.
Thursday, April 12, 2012. 7:55pm: I met up with some PhillyNORML friends at the Fishtown Community Branch Library. The interesting old building was once a stable and fire station. I went there to deliver a lecture on the legal aspects of marijuana prohibition. The lecture was not very well attended, due to light marketing. I don’t think anyone came, actually.
Later That Evening: A dinner at the nearby Kraftwork Bar & Restaurant. It is located in and old industrial building at the corner of Girard & Mongomery avenues, and carries an industrial-themed interior design.
Even Later that Evening:A view of the Market-Frankford rail from the crossover at Girard Avenue Station.