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The regal swordfish in his place of honor

The regal swordfish in his place of honor

An early morning harbor

An early morning harbor

(The crooked harbor picture is crooked because I stuck my camera out of the sunroof of my dad’s car at about 8 am and clicked)

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This weekend brought the end to our towering pile of cardboard, and with the presence of a new sofa, the apartment looks like an apartment at last. My roommate and I celebrated by watching Blackadder by candlelight. Here you can faintly see our Household God (a wooden rabbit statue) dimly illuminated by our sacrificial candlelight:

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Yesterday was the second time I have ever seen hail. The first time, when I was about 10 years old, it scared my cat (aptly named Dewey Decimal) so much he’s been terrified of thunderstorms ever since. My father saved the hail (quarter-sized) in a tupperware container, maybe even for over a year, until my mother eventually threw them out.

A set of “severe thunderstorms” (according to the Weather Channel) swept into Philly in the evening, tossing down tree limbs, setting off car alarms, and making my roommate extremely joyous (we’re always up for free entertainment here). Nickel-sized hail pelted the windows, but melted too quickly to be saved. Needless to say, we were very glad to have our windows closed that day.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, there were roughly 4,000 lightning strikes in the area, bringing several inches of much-needed rain, as well as cooler temperatures (very welcome, indeed!). The sky darkened and rain came down in veritable sheets.

In other news, Rittenhouse Square has a Twitter account of its own. Its current report is: “Some couple has been making out for an hour. What are your thoughts on PDA?

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