Summering in Philly AKA Things To Do in Philadelphia

I know it's officially fall but I still have some old posts about summer to share so...sorry? Lol. In any case, a few weeks ago (sometime in August), we visited Philadelphia and here are some pictures from the vibrant, beautiful, colorful, sometimes rude (yes.) city. Ladies and gentlemen, the city of brotherly love. 

The city at night. By the way, please note that this is quite picture heavy so brace yourself and your thumb or index finger or...ya know, whatever you use to scroll. 

Friday Reflections

 1.) I'm back, people! Not that you asked, but I'll tell you anyway—I was on vacation. 

2.) Ten thousand women die in car crashes each year because of bad design. 

3.) "There’s no quick way to measure someone’s intelligence. Every single instrument we have has been debunked. Intelligence exists in too many forms. It’s too culturally situated. It’s open to bias." - Jessica Wildfire 

4.)The real way to find out how smart someone is. [note this is a similar link to number 3]

5.) John Mulaney tells Seth about his eventful year.

6.) About four thoughts on that video in number 5. First, SETH is such an amazing friend. THAT, is the true definition of friendship. Love to see it. 

7.) Next, I can't imagine the pain his ex-wife must be in (after dealing with him and his issues all these years) hearing him talking about someone he literally just met (and is HAVING A BABY WITH) be this one savior who helped him through his issues.

8.) Then, in less than one year, he has checked into rehab, separated from his wife, moved out of his house, relapsed, had an intervention, back into rehab, out, met someone, dated her, divorced his wife, and is now expecting a baby. All of this in like 10 months or so. Even for someone with no addiction and/or mental health issues, this is TOO much.

9.) I'm sending him love though, I can't imagine the courage it must take to be so brave and so vulnerable like so. 

10.) Brené Brown, on empathy.

11.) A fantastic essay by Gabrielle Union on the hard truth about her surrogacy journey. Wow. 

12.)   Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is in a different place now. A brilliant profile of a brilliant person.