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Date: 12/13/2013
Title: 12 Items (12-13-13)

I am a long time Howard Stern listener.  He is having a birthday party event in NYC on 1/31/14.  If you are a Sirrius/XZ subscriber, please fill this form out for me.  If you are selected in their lottery, I would certainly attend the event with you or in your place.

Moving on to DRUGS....I first was going to move to Uruguay since they became the first nation to legal marijuana. But then my buddy Alex sent me a link about NYC taking some steps to legalize the herb and I thought a train/bus ticket would be cheaper than the flight....and then I had a buddy from British Columbia tell me to just head there since they have great skiing and an abundance of marijuana.  With all these options, I figured I could be happy staying here in Philly.  Then I read about a guy who had a herion overdose, the girlfriend calls 911, and she gets charged with a potential 40 year prison sentence for not only drug poessession but for providing the herion to her boyfriend to begin with.  Is it better to try to save a life or let the person die because the person is scared of the consequences. Not saying i think herion should be legal but I am saying it seems like a bad law to me - what little I know.  

Moving on to sports....Army/Navy is in the bad weather tomorrow.  Anyone going?  It really is a great event that every American should attend at least once.  It was great to be at the Eagles game on Sunday as it will certainly be a memorable game for me.  Early on, I was confused why our offense was trying plays east/west when it clearly was not working and Detroit had lots of success against us going north/south.  We were fortunate to have the two Detroit fumbles or the halftime score would have much worse. For those wondering why the Eagles/Bears game was moved to primetime, the reason had to do with the TV networks contractual obligations for AFC/NFC games - not because the country would rather see us play than NE/Baltimore.  BTW, the Eagles are lucky this year....No Aaron Rodgers when we played Green Bay and now possibly no Adrian Peterson this weeknd in MN.

And entertainment: attended the Pink show last week (same show she did a few months back in Philly) as well as Rod Stewart this week.  The Wells Fargo Center has been getting some decent acts lately.  Some comedy shows coming up are Andrew Dice Clay (12/14) at the Keswick and Dave Chappelle (12-21) at the Tower.

Question for you.  Is recycling a good thing or bad thing?  I recycle but a good friend has been telling me we are worse off when we do.  if anyone has any knowledge on the topic, please share. Here is a sample article on why it is bad. And an article talking about how much trash the world will create in the coming years.

For people who fly....I just went through a very easy $100 process (valid for five years) that allows me to move faster through US Customs and on domestic TSA check in.  Includes an application and a 10 inute interview with border patrol.  Seems well worth it. https://goes-app.cbp.dhs.gov/main/goes

And closing with some real estate....the city is changing its graffiti laws.  Currently, if you have any on your property, you can call 311 and they city for no fee with do their best to paint over it.  A new city council bill was passed so property owners will be paying for the removal on their own dime.  So, before the bill goes in to effect, get it done on the city dime.  And lastly, one of the big banks in town is now now offering a $3,500 Closing Cost Grant to our First Time Homebuyers - Basically they will give up to 3% of the Sale Price up to a maximum amount of $3,500!!!  Additionally, they are also offering a New Conventional 97% Program with No mortgage insurance.  I have not run any loans through yet but on the surface, it is very interesting.  Please contact me if you would like more information. - Mark

1) 16th Annual Reindeer Romp in Fairmount

DO NOT MISS OUT! That time of the year has come again - over 1,000 people are expected to attend once again! Be sure to come out with your family, friends, and co-workers for the 16th Annual Reindeer Romp in the Fairmount / Art Museum area. $10 and a small toygets you antlers and great drink specials while you ROMP around Fairmount for the Season’s Favorite Bar Crawl to Support Charity Feel The Warmth Sponsored By: Sam Adams come when you can - if you cannot make it by 6pm, no worries. 7 or 8pm is fine too! DRINK SPECIALS including $3 Sam Adams Beers will be flowing all night like usual! Hang out with hundreds of new and old friends. Get there early, stay late. Below, you will see a map of all the participating locations. Double click on the map to zoom in or use the controls in the upper left corner of the map. The blue icons are the starting points where you can get your antlers and drop off your toys/coats. The Red icons are other stops on the Romp. You are welcome to Romp to as many locations as you wish, in any order after you get your antlers. Click an icon for more information on that spot. Once again, THERE IS NO SPECIAL ROMP ‘BAR ORDER’!!! UpcomingEvents.com and Sam Adams remind you to please drink responsibly!

2) NCAA College Cup - December 15

The 2013 Men's College Cup is coming to Philadelphia! The very best in NCAA Division I Men's Soccer will descend on PPL Park on December 13 & 15 to compete for the Division I Men's Soccer National Championship.

For a special $5 discount on all-session tickets, click
HERE and use promo code "CC13"

2013 Men's College Cup

December 15 National Championship - Purchase Championship Tickets HERE
*Free Parking in all approved PPL Park Parking Lots* 

2) Seaport Parade of Lights

Independence Seaport Museum will host its 4th annual Seaport Parade of Lights, a lighted boat parade on the Delaware River, on Saturday, December 14, 2013. The parade will feature both . . . Read More

3) South Street Headhouse District Christmas Village  (12/14)

Come join us for a full day of handmade holiday shopping under the Shambles and next to the tree in historic Headhouse Square! Food, drinks, art, . . . Read More

4) $2100 / 2br - 1100ft² - Gorgeous Rehab 22XX Montrose St -- 2br/ 1 bath (Graduate Hospital)

Gorgeous 2 story row home located on a quiet tree lined street. Truly one of the best blocks in Graduate Hospital! 

Located only ½ a block from Sidecar, SoWe, and Julian Abel Park, and 2 blocks from Kermit's Pizza, Ultimo Coffee and the kids' pocket park on 22nd and Catherine. 

This home offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, exposed brick, original pine hard wood floors, Bosch dishwasher, ADT Security System (included), A/C, high efficiency washer/ dryer in basement, Marvin windows, top-down bottom-up shades, automated watering system for front window boxes, semi finished basement, an open floor plan, and a gorgeous back patio great for grilling and entertaining! 

Perfect for a couple or young family. This location is ideal for commuters to Center City or University City. 

One pet is allowed with additional security deposit.   Available Jan 1st.    Email
Laurissa41@gmail.com to arrange a showing.

A) Rolling Stone Magazine comes to Camden, NJ

6) FUEL the CURE Gala This Saturday

Saturday December 14th, 2013
The Hyatt at the Bellevue Ballroom | Center City Philadelphia
five-hour open bar | silent auction | hors d'oeuvres | dancing

benefiting children in need

  $100 per ticket when you use Scottpromo code at checkout (regular price $125). 
Invite Friends!

6)The Punk Rock Flea Market

Saturday, December 14

Read more: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/arts-and-culture/Calendar-Dec-11-18-235288411.html#ixzz2nOLQrqpJ

Through Sun., Dec. 15. 10am. $3. Punk Rock Flea Market Dome, Ninth St. and Spring Garden Ave. 


A)  December 15 at Keswick Theatre: The Beach Boys

B) December 19 at Keswick Theatre: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Holiday Show 

C) Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Wells Fargo, 12/21

8) Bottle Share VI - the industry edition :: Monday, 12/16

9) Drexel President John Fry speech: Wed, noon, 12/18, center city

10) 215mag.com Holiday Party :: 12/20

11) BRAND BAZAAR Philly Holiday Market :: 12/21

Brand Bazaar Philly Holiday Market brings a fresh experience to holiday shopping this winter with apparel/clothing, jewelry & accessory brands from the ‘City of Brotherly Love’. This is a whole new way of shopping with dope music and Heineken. Featuring the city's leading brands, come shop for gifts for the whole family or score some swag for yourself.

Brand Bazaar opens up shop at the Trocadero Theatre in Chinatown, located at 1003 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 on December 21st, 2-8pm. $3 Entrance, Bar and Live Music.  







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