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Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day!

Let us take a moment to remember the real reason for this holiday. No, it's not about BBQs, going to the beach, or the unofficial start of the summer. Memorial Day is the celebration of the sacrifices the military made for our freedoms. Let us take a moment to remember our men and women who are serving for our protection, and the men that have fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.

Happy Memorial Day!

From my trip to Washington, D.C. (May 28, 2016)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Philadelphia Museum of Art's Art After 5 | Technologic

For Last Friday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the theme was tech night. Since I am a member, I've decided to utilize my membership for fun events. Every Friday I want to go to Art After 5 and rollerskating. Free fun. Anyway, Tech Night was really fun, especially the robot that drew our profile pictures.

I loved this. Someone invented a program that makes plant music from plant vibrations.

This reminded me of something from Carnival of Souls.

Robot drawing my profile.

My profile, which is my Facebook profile picture now.

I look forward to next week's Art After 5. I love being a member. It was a great start to the weekend.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Rollerskating Jess

Now that summer is officially here, Summerfest is now open for the summer at Penn's Landing. I used to rollerskate all the time as a child, I even had my own rollerskates! I remember having a few birthday parties at the rink in Villanova, but when that closed I stopped rollerskating.

It had been fifteen years since I last roller skated and I had to give it a try last night. Needless to say, I still have a lot to get used to and a couple more times, I should be skating with no issue, similar to how I skated as a child.

I had so much fun last night, especially when Power 99 showed up. Power 99 is Philadelphia's rap and hip-hop station. That's when everyone started to jive and dance. It was just an amazing time.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thankful Thursday 5/25/2017

Today is a very special Thankful Thursday and not only because this weekend marks the unofficial start to summer. This weekend I will be able to accept my invite to Canada; though, depending on the exchange rate I might have to accept on the 30th (yesterday the exchange rate was $100 more than last week, meaning I'd be $30 short. However, the exchange rate changes daily... I'm not worrying).

I'm thankful I am in sight of my goal and I'm thankful for those who donated to my cause. I also received the results from the FBI - I am clear to immigrate. I was so happy with the results. It's really coming together and I am thankful.

What are you thankful for today?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Karma Indian Cuisine | Philadelphia

On Sunday after the Philadelphia Museum of Art gathering, I wanted to grab dinner before I went home. I was thinking of walking down to Front Street to have Afghani cuisine. However, after walking four blocks, I stopped in front of a new restaurant on 2nd Street. It was an Indian restaurant, it looked good, and I was hungry.

I ordered goat and it was actually really good! I decided to be very adventurous and I'm glad I did. It tasted like lamb.

Karma was a bit on the expensive side, but it's a good restaurant for celebrations.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Philadelphia Museum of Art's Member Social | Mount Pleasant

A few weeks ago I noticed that the Philadelphia Museum of Art was having a member social on Sunday, May 21st. I loved when they had a member social August at the Rodin Museum and wanted to check out Mount Pleasant. I also haven't utilized my membership in two months, so I wanted to use my membership to kick off the summer. I thought a member social would be the perfect opportunity.

I wasn't wrong! Last week we had a heatwave, but the weather broke on Saturday (with rain). Sunday was sunny, low 70s, and just beautiful. The weather was perfect. The social started at 4 PM and when Lyft dropped me off, I was amazed by the site of Mount Pleasant. It reminded me of the style of Pennypacker Mill's mansion.

Pennypacker Mills Mansion

Mount Pleasant Mansion

Anyway, I was greeted by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and met a lot of wonderful people. I met Peter and Casper - I loved their outfits, which Peter made. I fell in love with Casper's dress. I will admit I was going crazy with taking all of those pictures. I'm just thankful that they didn't mind.

There was a cool breeze through the house. The cool breeze followed us through the tours and exploration. I loved walking through the house and I loved sitting outside overlooking nature. Mount Pleasant was very peaceful and it was nice to have a quiet break.

I'm just glad the weather was nice for our event. I can't wait to go back to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Friday.