nothankyoutwo t1_j2iz4ey wrote

They’ll be on around 1:30p. The last comic club is on now, but not sure how many more they’ve got, so it might be a little after 1:30p but shouldn’t be too delayed.


nothankyoutwo t1_j2fjnrz wrote

I’m not sure. WFMZ (aka local Channel 69) is going to have the livestream, so you may be able to catch it through there after the fact.

You’ll also be able to find the performances on YouTube later in the evening/the next couple of days following the parade. The String Band Association has their own page and will post the performances.


nothankyoutwo t1_iu4381h wrote

I knew it lol. I’ll add this then. Being a federal employee in the Philly metro area is a pretty sweet deal. Our locality is less than DC, obviously, but not a lot really and it’s very decent when considering actual cost of living. Plus, there are a lot of agencies with offices in the area, so depending on your series, there’s a lot of opportunities for advancement without having to go to the DC rat race.


nothankyoutwo t1_iu3x3d6 wrote

You sound like you work for the Government lol and now I’m wondering which one has offices in those spots. Most of my team works in DC and live in the DC suburbs; some with commutes close to 2 hours one way. We’re very grateful for a telework friendly organization; we also only have to report to the office twice per pay period.

The 5% pay cut you’d take by moving up here would absolutely be cancelled out by the lower cost of living. Say you were to take a transfer to the office near independence mall, check out the areas around Collingswood, NJ for living. Super easy commute on the PATCO train into Philly and just a couple of blocks walk to the office. Talking about a half hour absolute max, which includes time spent getting to PATCO, on the train, and then walking to the building. Plan it right, you can cut it down to 15-20.

One of the differences with our suburbs here, is many are less walkable than some of the DC suburbs. I feel like in DC, a lot of the close in suburbs are more like little cities themselves with their own downtown. Up here, it’s definitely more suburban sprawl. But that’s not to say there aren’t some really cute, walkable areas. And traffic isn’t nearly as congested here outside of normal rush hour.

The Philly metro area is really nicely positioned. Down to DC in 2-3 hours; up to NYC in less than 2. Down the shore in under 2. Up the mountains in about 2-3 as well. We have fewer airports, but honestly PHL is better than its reputation. The DC metro beats our public transportation easily because of its expanse, but ours really isn’t awful. Better than a lot off other cities.

I have family that just moved back to this area after being in DC for a few decades. They kept a lot of their DC doctors and just make a little trip out of visits to visit friends they still have down there. They are retired so this is probably easier for them to do than it would someone who is still working. The Philly area has great medical care as well.


nothankyoutwo t1_itlln5h wrote

I was in college in 2008, when the Phillies won the World Series. My school had watch parties for it. Maybe check your student union or ask around if yours is doing anything similar.

Also, the WS games will all be on Fox; so if you have a tv and antenna, you don’t necessarily need a cable package if you can get Fox (channel 29) to come through.