Phantastic! by stegall
October 30, 2008, 10:07 am
Filed under: PA

I can’t think of a better “Welcome to Philly” gift than a World Series Championship. Philadelphia, like Boston and Chicago, is one of those towns with a lot of loyal baseball fans–fans who remain loyal despite numerous loosing seasons (28 to be exact). I know people here who were excusing their kids from school for the victory parade three weeks ago, and I was half expecting them to make it this far and the totally cave after game five was suspended due to rain two nights ago. It’s the kind of freakish thing that can shake a team and the fans mentally and cause them to choke (see Chicago Cubs’ Steve Bartman Incident of 2003). But alas, they pulled through.

It seems like everyone in southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware had two questions on their mind: 1) Will the Phillies phinally win? and 2) How many people will die in the riot?

The answer the first question is clearly yes. The second… well… no one died as a DIRECT result of the bedlam that ensued (that I know of), but if you include indirect causes of death like cardiac arrest or alcohol poisoning, that number might change.

Sadly I will miss the parade tomorrow as I am returning to NYC for work. But I did get to see a little of the celebration. The video below was taken in the ‘burbs (Springfield) right in front of John Nolan’s house where I watched the game. If I didn’t tell you that you’re hearing celebratory car alarms, pots and pans, fireworks, and cheering children, you might think you were hearing looting, small arms fire, and the wail of death. It is Philadelphia, after all.


Welcome our new addition! by stegaliu
October 29, 2008, 9:02 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

I know you all are waiting on pics of the house but I have something better than some boring old house:

On Friday we get to add this beautiful little girl to our family!  We haven’t named her yet so feel free to send any suggestions.  She’s half basset hound, half jack russell terrier and all snuggles.

Recipes! by stegaliu
October 27, 2008, 3:24 pm
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By popular demand, we’ve created another blog that will just serve as a database of some of our favorite recipes.  I threw a few up today and hopefully it will grow over time.  Go check it out at

Bachelorette! by stegaliu
October 17, 2008, 3:29 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

So I know we haven’t posted since the move and I’m not posting about the move or the house or the need for a lawnmower or my being bi-city (and tired of it) for now.  We’ve taken no photos and basically haven’t even gotten to enjoy the house at all and probably won’t until Christmas.   I’ll try to get Patrick to take some but I can’t make any promises.  We didn’t even have a housewarming in our last place because it was never “ready” enough for him (or me) so who knows if it’ll ever be ready for photos for the entire internet to see!

In other news we are inching ever closer to Amy and Nick’s wedding!  To celebrate the upcoming nuptials and Amy’d last days as an unmarried lady her girlfriends and boy friends took her out for a night of fun!

First was a delicious dinner at Osso Buco:

Then came the requisite decking out with embarrassing accouterments:

And we concluded with dancing the night away at Naked Lunch (and falling out of the bottom of photos!):

An awesome time was had by all and now we are ticking off the days until the real BIG DAY!  22 days and counting!!!!