Sunday, April 26, 2009

Low key day, busy evening

Today wasn't a very busy day. Of course I was on call, so I had to go make rounds in the hospital, but we didn't really do a lot the rest of the day. One major accomplishment was washing my car. For the first time in several months, maybe even a year, my car passed the 'white glove test'. OK, not with flying colors, but I could see actually my reflection in the car and that's HUGE. It was a team effort; Hamza and I worked together for about an hour and a half, and he even vacuumed the inside of the car for me.

I've been toiling in the kitchen, laundry room and sunroom since the kids went to bed, and finally have had a chance to sit down and relax for a while. I just realized it's almost 10pm already.

We have found another couple of promising places at the beach that are available on the dates we want to go, so hopefully we will have a confirmed reservation soon. No procrastinating this time!

And I thought I'd share a few more sights of Philly, since I don't have any new pics from the weekend:

Outside Independence Hall. Remember National Treasure?

In front of the Liberty Bell. Unfortunately you really can't see much of the bell in this one

The Pendulum staircase at the Franklin Institute. A case study in rotation of the earth

The heart exhibit at the Franklin Institute. You can actually walk (or squeeze) through all the chambers of the heart and the valves

These folks were having a lie in. It was 8:30 when we walked past them. They were lying right next to a dumpster. I wonder where they go in freezing temperatures. Maybe a homeless shelter?


Unknown said...

Mina, you may (or may not) remember that I lived in Philly for eight years during my residency. Sadly, most of those people remain out on the street when it's freezing. They do tend to gravitate towards the hot air vents that seem to be all over Center City...I think the air comes up from the subway. Despite all of that, I love and miss Philadelphia!

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