Talk about brotherly love - this city is so friendly! Especially online.
I was delighted to get comments on my very first post from some of the Philly bloggers I had been reading since before I moved here.
And last night I met up with Marisa from Apartment 2024. (She's as sweet and nice in person as she seems on her blog, totally welcoming, a great source of info about Philadelphia, and a great writer too, so be sure to check out her blog if you haven't already.)
And today one of my Flickr contacts suggested meeting up for a group photoshoot sometime.
Last night Marisa asked me how my introduction to Philly has been, and it occurred to me what a contrast this is to someone who moves to a new city alone and has to figure out ways to meet people. I have a constant companion in J, friends who already live here, a job lined up, another friend (jcm) coming to work at the same place, a happy hour to go to next week, a work party next week should I choose to attend it, etc. And then the online contacts I have are such a bonus. In fact, I might almost be too busy, if that's possible. (You know, I still have that dissertation thingy.)
Anyway, I'm headed back to Baltimore this weekend for J's defense on Tuesday. (!!) Gotta plan a dinner for that, meet with my advisors, work... I think it's going to be a busy week, so don't be surprised if my recent bout of blogging subsides for a little bit.