I recently moved. To Philadelphia, not to Italy. (That’s a different blog post for a different time.)

For the past two weeks, I’ve been running around trying to get all of my paperwork sorted to become a PA resident. It’s required for getting a parking permit and about as complicated as my application to become an Italian citizen. The joys of bureaucracy.  Continue reading

Spontaneous Philadelphia

Last Friday, I went down to Philadelphia to finish up a tattoo I’ve been working on for ages. After a mishap with my appointment, and tempted with the possibility of rescheduling for the next day, I ended up on a surprise mini-vacation. (And thanks to Automattic being distributed, plus filled with some of the best people ever, my good friend/coworker let us crash for a night.)

Having an unexpectedly free afternoon meant I was completely unsure of what to do. I’m a planner, and I usually have lists filled with what needs to be accomplished every hour. (Yes, I realize how that makes me sound.) So after lunch and a surprise visit on my team’s weekly hangout, I made my way over to the Philadelphia Art Museum. Continue reading