Freeform Katia

June 13, 2008

24 — A meme

Filed under: meme, mommy bloggers, philadelphia — Tags: , — freeformkatia @ 10:42 am

I picked up an open tag invite from Stinky John Jones … in prep for tonight’s meetup.

24 things about me…….

4 places I go over and over
1. Grocery store, BJs, CVS
2. Work
3. The pool
4. The local park (playground, farmer’s market)

4 people that email me
1. my family
2. my friend Elyn
3. my coworker & friend SLM
4. spam spam and more spam!

4 of my favorite foods
1. shrimp spring rolls
2. good bbq
3. spaghetti
4. fresh fruit

4 places I would rather be right now
1. the pool
2. sitting by myself on a park bench having an iced coffee
3. in Spain
4. asleep in my bed

4 movies I could watch over and over
1. Dirty dancing
2. Room with a view
3. Out of Africa
4. Steel Magnolias

I think most of the other mom bloggers have been tagged. If not… take my open invitation!

anxiety

Filed under: mommy bloggers, out'n'about, philadelphia — Tags: , , , , , , , — freeformkatia @ 9:56 am

I am going out for dinner this evening for the first Philly Mom Bloggers meet-up. I’m definitely excited! Problem is — it’s in Exton. As in: I have to drive the car. By myself. To someplace I’ve never been. On a Friday. During rush hour.

You’re probably thinking: yeah, so what?

Well, let me tell you: Katia doesn’t like to drive in the Philadelphia area. I grew up and learned to drive in a small town in Northern Ontario where “heavy traffic” consisted of 5 cars on the same street. I never had to parallel park. Our major highway was 2 lanes — one lane going in one direction, the other lane going in the other direction; occassionally there was third lane which alternated between the two sides and functioned as a passing lane. It was uncomplicated. There is one highway — it takes you east or north. If you went south you ended up in a river on your way to Michigan, if you went west you ended up in Lake Superior. Doesn’t leave you with a lot of options.

Anyway, back to today’s challenge: getting to Exton. I looked at the map and all I see are big roads with #s like 202, 476, 76, 100… I only recognize these #s because those are the streets that are always listed during the traffic reports as being clogged with cars. BREATHE. I think I’ve mapped it out: rt 3, rt 202, rt 100… and I’m there. BREATHE.

Well, once I’m there I get to chat with some super moms, including:

Wish me luck! Have a great weekend.

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