Monday, October 12, 2009

it's always sunny in Lobsterdelphia

Hey, so what's shakin' in Philadelphia next week that I should check out? Or, what's generally shakin' in Philadelphia that I should check out? [Note: By "check out", I mostly mean "eat", but I'm certainly interested in arts & sciences other than the culinary ones.] I'm gonna be in town on a business trip for a few days, and have never been there before! So if you are a person in the know about Philly, you should tell me what I should see and do. And eat.

In return I offer you a photo of what I will not look like while I'm there 'cause the foam rubber lobster suit was a single-time bad idea for rheumatology convention promotion. NEVER AGAIN THE BUTTER SAUCE.




(My organization, for which I generally edit medical journal articles, throws a big convention for practitioners every year in a different city. The first year that I went to help run it, we were promoting for the next year's convention, which was going to be in Boston, and all of the promotional material featured these cute little cartoon lobsters. And one of the higher-ups decided to give away a free pass to the Boston convention each day via giant costumed lobster. And when the First-Chair Lobster Girl backed out one day, I took up the lobster mantle.

I made this photo into a Christmas card that year. On the inside it said, "And you thought I'd never do anything with my English degree.")


But yeah, so make with the recommendations, folks. And the first person who compiles a list of places that serve surf & turf gets a claw upside the head.

5 comments:

mommaruth said...

I think you should wear that lobster costume on random days and occasions. Just to spice things up a little!

the grammar monkey said...

Sadly, I didn't get to keep it.

...Though I could probably find out which storage closet it's kept in, if I really wanted to. Though I'm not sure how I'd explain to the lady who keeps stock of such things why I wanted it....

The Frugal Hostess said...

Cuba Libre in Society Hill (on Society Hill?) is great Cuban and a beautiful-looking restaurant.

the grammar monkey said...

Hooray for Cuban restaurants! I love Cuban food... it's one of the things I really miss about South Florida. Thanks for the recommendation!

TheLadysRevenge said...

I still have that card. It's one of my favorites that anyone has ever sent.