PAWS at Petsmart!

Over summer I volunteered with PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) and loved it! I decided this semester not to give up on volunteering but to integrate it into my school schedule. In some ways I treat my volunteering like another two hour class. I transitioned from the Grays Ferry location to the new Petsmart on Broad and Washington. I was super excited to take…

Salsa Saturday!

Sassafras Bar: http://places.singleplatform.com/sassafras-2/menu?ref=googlehttps://www.yelp.com/biz/sassafras-bar-philadelphia-2 Brasil Night Club: http://brasilsnightclub-philly.estilodancestudio.com/salsa-lessons/ In celebration of a few studio birthday’s several of us went out for a night of food and dancing in Old City Philadelphia. In true landscape fasion we celebrated first with dinner at the Sassafras Bar, chosen for its tree like name. The Sassafras was a quaint little place with a standard american fare menu. The only downside was…

The Ethics of Pizza

Disclaimer: This post is a rambling of questions, uncertainties, rumor, and overall a search for what happened here. I don’t have the answers. I just know what I have thought and considered since then, whether it is good or bad. I never thought that this would be a topic I would cover until yesterday. A classmate, hopefully and likely more researched than I am,…

PAWS-itively Adorable!

PAWS: https://phillypaws.org/ Every little bit of help keeps a smile on these cute little pets! Over the last couple months I have met several wonderful new people, lots of cuddly loveable four legged friends, and learned several skills in pet care. I can better handle a litter of kittens while cleaning up after them. I have learned to read dogs better and love taking them…

Apartment AC Troubles

Being summer in Philly AC is a must. Sometime in May I noticed the AC in my unit stopped working. After a week a new unit was installed and I thougth for sure my troubles were over. However, my troubles had only begun. I suspected nothing as I had too many other troubles on my mind: a dying external harddrive with all my info on…

Movie in the Park or the Theater

Several of us had planned to go see a movie being shown in the Schullykill Park this past week. However, the suprise rainstorm quickly cancelled those plans. I have seen events listed throughout Philadelphia for outdoor movie screenings and sadly have yet to go. This is true also of theaters. It seems like everytime I make a plan something comes up to cancel them….

Berry Picking for the Potluck

This post will be updated between now and Sunday, July 8th. Each update will be a step in the process from berry picking to the potluck celebration! Enjoy! A friend from graduate school, Mitchell, is co-hosting a potluck at his apartment. It is an event he and his roommates aspire to host once a month for now til whenever it stops working (which I…

Fourth in Review

Food, music, and a long walk filled my 4th of July with joy. After a quick stop at McDonalds for fries and sweet tea I began what was to be a 2 hour walk towards Old City Philadelphia. Along the way I caugh many creatures, I stopped to admire murals, statues, and several parks. I even went on a hunt for the ever elusive…

Pokemon Go: A Gym App

I don’t like to play games on my phone. I was never interested in Pokemon. Honestly, I only picked up the app after my boyfriend suggested it for the third time (maybe???). And I am surprised! I don’t really know anything about the background story, but I don’t need to in order to play. It is simple, walk around a lot outside and catch…

Volunteering: PAWS – Habitat – ESL

Between work and play I make time for help. This summer I chose to help by volunteering with three organizations: PAWS (Philadelpha Animal Welfare Society), Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, and Center for Learning and Literacy. PAWS has three shelters. Each one houses a number of dogs and cats which you as a volunteer help care for. I have only been in a few times…