Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Holy City


Q: Which is God's favorite city?

A: Philadelphia!!

A temple and the World Series all in fewer than 2 weeks?? The righteous truly are blessed! ;)

Somewhat tangentially, I do love how the entire city rallies behind its sports teams. Dan & I have discussed how we think it's great that Philly only has one of many rally-worthy things, such as a baseball/football/basketball/hockey team (though we wish it had more than one airport). This means that pretty much everyone in the city loves the team in question, with no division amongst the members.

That also means that the city goes absolutely nuts any time one of those teams wins. Take last night, for instance - I was told (since a) we had gone to bed after the 6th inning so we wouldn't be exhausted for seminary and b) I don't wake up for anything) by Dan that the noise after the game was unbelievable - yelling, crying, fireworks (sounding like they were right in our parking lot, in fact), and general exuberance, preventing him from falling back asleep for the duration of it.

PHILLY!!!!!!!

9 comments:

Morgan said...

But PHL *is* rally-worthy!!! The busiest airport in the entire Northeast, completely outstripping anything in the Northern or Southern (DC) Suburbs!

whitney.evan said...

i watched most of the game and it was great! YEAH PHILLY!!! P.S. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see you over Christmas!!!! Please call me when you are here!

Malinda said...

Yay Philly!!!

although I'm not so sure that God has favorite cities. ;)

Alex said...

Oh man, I remember wanting the Eagles to win the Super Bowl a few years ago because I was so sure that they would cancel school and I desperately wanted a day off. I really believe that they would have done it. Maybe the Phillies will make it happen. An extra day off, I mean.

Alex said...

Oh man, I remember wanting the Eagles to win the Super Bowl a few years ago because I was so sure that they would cancel school and I desperately wanted a day off. I really believe that they would have done it. Maybe the Phillies will make it happen. An extra day off, I mean.

echecchio said...

Preethi!! You are a winner. I pick you to give a pay it forward package to. I will probably just drop it by one night. Will you leave your address in the comment of my next post please.

Missy Johnson said...

I LOVE PHILLY!

Missy Johnson said...

I'm sure it's God's favorite city.

yamsey said...

Gotta love Philly!