a giants girl living in a phillies world

the life and times of a California girl in a Phillies world
Coxswain. Graduate.
When life gets hard, it’s easy to back down - give up - throw in the towel - raise the white flag and call it quits. 

But it’s in those moments when you reach out for help, you can find the ray of sunshine through the clouds. I am truly thankful to have family and friends who support me following my dreams on the other side of the country - even if I don’t exactly know what those dreams are quite yet…

When life gets hard, it’s easy to back down - give up - throw in the towel - raise the white flag and call it quits.

But it’s in those moments when you reach out for help, you can find the ray of sunshine through the clouds. I am truly thankful to have family and friends who support me following my dreams on the other side of the country - even if I don’t exactly know what those dreams are quite yet…

Well behaved women rarely make history

Well behaved women rarely make history

The search seems endless. But right now I’m loving my simple retail job, loving the people I’m working with, and the things I’m learning. Cheers to new adventures, and detours on the roads of life!

The search seems endless. But right now I’m loving my simple retail job, loving the people I’m working with, and the things I’m learning. Cheers to new adventures, and detours on the roads of life!

(Source: quote-book, via in-dee-vidual)

Settle down, it’ll all be clear 

Don’t pay no mind to the demons 

They fill you with fear 

The trouble it might drag you down 

If you get lost, you can always be found 

my favorite quote right now

my favorite quote right now

Philly Problems: SEPTA

The perfect transportation balance between entertainment and disappointment.

The Suburban Station train announcer is more entertaining than the Price is Right. I feel like at any moment the next announcement will be

“Jessa! Welcome to Philadelphia. Your train is here… COME ON DOWN!”

Absolutely no prerecorded monotone announcements here. If you’re going to wait for a train, you might as well feel like a game show contestant, right? I mean who doesn’t like Bob Barker?

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And I guess being kicked off by a grumpy conductor is about the opposite end of the entertainment spectrum. Apparently, Philadelphia only lets bikes ride between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm, and after 6:30pm. So now I can sit, and wait for the next train - wait an hour and ten minutes for another train, to be exact. Some lessons I guess you have to learn the hard way.

One of these days I will flawlessly get on the train, get off the train. Leave from the platform and arrive at my intended destination without any trouble. One of these days, when I’m not the new kid in town.

For now I still feel like the California girl stuck in a Philly world.

Amen.

Amen.

Philly Problems: Being a Giant’s Fan

Ignorance is bless when it comes to being a Giants fan.

Since the disappearing phone act in Canada, I’ve been blissfully disconnected from ESPN updates (because my original iPhone complete with 2G and EDGE connection can’t handle any new apps - The OS must stand for Old School instead of operating system). In my mind the Giants were on top of the Division, beating the world, naturally. That is until the fateful text from a friend broke my radio silence. 

"So Melky Cabrera…"


My first thought was my friend was taking the opportunity to gloat how the All-Star MVP was becoming a critical Giant’s king pin, and how I, the Philadelphia resident was missing all the action. My hopes were almost immistead crushed when their response was far from complimentary. 

"Suspended. Steroids."

Two words that can ruin any baseball fan’s day… and when used in conjunction with a player on your team? Just down right heartbreaking.

Cheers to having to suffer through the season with yet another star player injured, out, or in this case suspended for the next 50 games. Good timing Melky. 

Guess Giants fans won’t have any melk to go with our cookies for awhile. 

You are equipped to handle the task at hand. 

You are equipped to handle the task at hand.