I Love Philadelphia

We have some visitors from out of state at work this week, so they put together goodie bags for everyone. They are adorable! Brochures and postcards for local attractions like the outlets, zoo, Longwood Gardens, and Valley Forge park; Tastykake krimpets and tandy cakes; Herr’s chips; Hershey’s Kisses and Twizzlers; Wawa water bottles; mini Liberty Bells; and Slinkies (which I just learned are the official state toy of PA).

My birthday seriously sneaked up on me this year – I thought I had another week! So it’s going to fall on a pretty busy weekend. But I think GG will take me out to dinner somewhere nice.

Speaking of dinner… this was awkward… Last night we had a dinner for work with those people who are visiting. There’s also a woman who is joining the group in a couple weeks, but she’s attending the meeting this week and came to dinner too. So she doesn’t know anyone or what our backgrounds are. She was sitting next to me, and at one point in a lull in the converstaion, she turned to me and asked, “Do you have any kids?” Nope, just the cats. Then she turns to my friend H, sitting on my other side, and asked her the same question. Awkward, H has been trying for a while but hasn’t had any good news yet. Then she moves on to J, sitting across from me. Really awkward, J had a miscarriage and some other medical issues earlier this year. I wanted to say something like, “Look, I’m the only person here who doesn’t have kids and doesn’t want them. Everyone else either has them or is working on it. Now please stop asking everybody.”

2 comments on “I Love Philadelphia

  1. That does sound sooo awkward! It can definitely be a touchy question. BTW, your birthday is the same as my dad’s! I hope you have a good time. :)

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