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30 October 2008 @ 09:08 am
Phillies Win the World Series!!!!!  
Wooooooo hooooooooooooooo! That was awesome! Phillies had it won without even taking their final round at bat! K. and I popped right into shoes and coats and headed out, along with the rest of South Philadelphia, as though compelled by some hypnotic force or genetic instinct, to Broad Street. Thousands of my neighbors paraded south toward Oregon Street, where we collided with the thousands of fans moving north from the Stadiums, so that we formed a massive partying crowd, several city blocks in diameter at about Broad and Shunk. We moved through the crowd and hung out on the island in the middle of the street, cheering on the masses as they made their long, slow march up Broad to City Hall.

It was an incredible sight in both directions. Armies clad in red and white, filling the street, marching in an endless parade, like the fabled Chinese red army they used to warn us about as kids, like there was some gigantic factory building hundreds of them per second. We spent an hour or two out there, letting the waves of people wash over us, screaming along with everyone, high-fiving until our arms were hurting, laughing at shirtless drunks running around in freezing weather, cheering the guy with the giant, red cardboard P and the various other costumed crazies, and joining in with whatever chant any given person in earshot decided to try out.

It was a lot of fun. And it was so great that it was a short game, because it meant that the bulk of the madness had moved on past South Philly by 1:00 am.

 
 
Listening to: World Party - "It It Like Today?"
 
 
 
Pallaspallasathene8 on October 30th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
The ass I get, but the shoes confuse me. Does it have a heel in the front too, or are my eyes tricking me?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: declan:  blue reverseassmonkeydiary on October 31st, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, I got nothing. Is she maybe holding something between her feet?
bitchiekittiebitchiekittie on October 31st, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
I think there is - that they're basically platforms without the middle part. I've been seeing a lot of really extreme shoes lately, and they're rarely pretty or safe looking!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: devilish tantrumassmonkeydiary on October 31st, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
I really don't get it. Isn't one of the main points of heels to make your ass and legs look more toned? Seems to me the platform in the front mostly erases that benefit. And all you're left with it a little height and some tricky walking.
Pallaspallasathene8 on October 31st, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
I think, since my eyes are not tricking me, then, that they are supposed to remind one of Japanese geta sandals. The point is to be geisha-esque, maybe.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: ballerina escapeassmonkeydiary on October 31st, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
Ah, right.... so they're designed to keep your woman from getting away from you. Got it!
lilyvalleylilyvalley on October 31st, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
I thought it was so weird for the world series to end after such a short stretch of play. Just...odd.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on October 31st, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, definitely not ideal. Most people seem to be blaming the baseball commissioner for making them play the first two-thirds in that awful weather.
misterhumbug on October 31st, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
Hmmm, is that Kate Moss?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: drooling monkeyassmonkeydiary on October 31st, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
It is indeed!
bitchiekittiebitchiekittie on October 31st, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
I like to stretch like that in bed. somehow I suspect the resulting view isn't this good, though! hahahaha.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on October 31st, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Ah, I say doi it. It's hard to appreciate the view when you're the one stretching out anyway.