Inside a Victorian house sandwiched between two greek fraternity houses is one of the best bookstores in Philadelphia. Remarkably well curated, A House of Our Own is stuffed with volumes of excellent quality and content at very reasonable prices.
Spread over two full floors, the bookstore has some new volumes, but features a stunning selection of used books on a wide range of topics. On a recent visit I walked away with a four volume set of books for which I’d been searching more than a year. Bookstores from D.C. to Baltimore, Boston to New York (and even Baldwin’s Book Barn) had let me down, but A House of Our Own came through with a pristine set at a great price.
I highly recommend several hours at this fantastic bookstore. A House of Our Own is located at 3902 Spruce Street, on the edge of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus.
My dear terrified graduates, you are about to enter the most uncertain and thrilling period of your lives. The stories you are about to live are the ones you will be telling your children, and grandchildren, and therapists.
This is Lin Manuel dancing with the Penn Band.
Not pictured? The best moment of my life, a few minutes after, where I processed to my commencement in front of him, realized he was sitting right there, flipped my shit and told him I loved him from a few feet away.
He waved and said hi, and my theatre friends and I TRANSCENDED.
I’ve struggled a lot to even be able to make that walk.
Thank you for making it worthwhile, @linmanuel.
I have been feeling really blah about everything I’m doing lately, but I completed these things, for another thing, (master of description that I am), and probably two of these people are familiar, and three are like “who in the hell…”
But yeah, kinda forcing myself to post these? Totally forcing myself. The file is actually called “forcingit.png”.
These took forever, but the last cast line-up I did was in like 2013 (!!!) and lots has changed, been added, flipped upside down or otherwise improved, I hope, so… hey. Here we go! Here’s the whole main and secondary cast. Thanks as always to samwisedamgee for contributions on Logan and Eleanor, and kayzig for contributions on Campbell! (Also, please do click and make ‘em bigger if you’d be so kind. The tumblr images otherwise look so tiny.)