Harvest Festival at Dilworth Plaza and Roller Skating at Pain’s Park | 9 October 2022

Yesterday I ventured into Philadelphia to go to the Harvest Festival at Dilworth Plaza. What fun and of course, I had to do a photo shoot of sorts. So thankful for the two lovely people who took these photos with my camera. There was also an Irish shop and I bought a Claddagh ring.

After, I went skateboarding. I met Ryan. He did give me some pointers, but told me to check out the Braille Skateboarding YouTube channel. I did and I wish I would have known about that from the beginning. I skated with Ryan for a bit and then we just hung out and talked. I also met Drew, who also gave me some pointers. She’s been skating for a while, but started learning tricks last year. I’m finally getting my balance and I’m starting to cruise a little. It was nice not being yelled at and it was nice hearing, “this stuff takes time. You’re doing great.”

Ryan gave me his phone number and I texted him. I know I said I was going to focus on one person, well, that list went back to two. I saw the other person I like on Saturday and we watched The Shining. We also cuddled and fell asleep in each others’ arms for a bit. That was nice. Anyway, Ryan texted me this morning and asked me on a date. I said yes. He knows I am seeing two people and he said, “we can always be friends. You inspired me yesterday with your journey and I want to spend more time with you.”

I’ll be seeing Ryan on Friday, before the KMFDM concert. He’s going to treat me to dinner, but it’ll be a surprise. He wants to surprise me before the show.

Yes, Ryan knows about two others and the two others know I am dating until I go exclusive. I like being honest with people.

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One thought on “Harvest Festival at Dilworth Plaza and Roller Skating at Pain’s Park | 9 October 2022”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I was happy to go along with you to experience Philly’s Harvest Festival at Dilworth Plaza. I love all the orange pumpkins and other trappings of the season. Very soon those decorations will be replaced by strings of colored lights, wreaths, Yule trees and bell ringing Santas as the year practically races toward an end.

    It was fun to see pictures of that man making a Jack-O-Lantern and then to see the folks in action on the skateboarding course. I’m glad you met a couple of friendly and helpful skate enthusiasts who were willing to help you practice. I am sure you will get the knack in time, because I keep thinking back to how you learned other forms of skating, took plenty of spills along the way, but became quite adept over time. I’m excited for you having more than one person to hang out with and develop a friendship and potentially more. Only you know how many such trial relationships you can handle at the same time. I think it’s a great idea to proceed under the assumption that the goal is friendship. Anything more than that will be a bonus. I love The Shining and recently saw an article about the creepy little girls in the movie who are now all grown up.

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend JM!


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