15 years. That’s how long I’ve been floor9.
What started in the summer of 2002 as a way to share photos in the pre-imgur era became my personal blog. Then it took a break. Then it came back. Then it took another break. It came back again. Wash, rinse, repeat. And in that decade-and-a-half, so much has changed in and around Central PA.
Continue reading So Much Has Changed
Good news, everybody! I just received word from Mayor Thompson that due to a very fortunate change in circumstances, the city will NOT be shutting down as was announced yesterday via Facebook.
Granted, the notion that this was a publicity stunt seems far more likely than the possibility that the city suddenly found some magical happy-time cure-all solution that they forgot existed and that staved off closing for now.
Because otherwise, they’d just be a bunch of obnoxious pricks.
Did anyone else catch that weird posting on the City of Harrisburg’s Facebook page the other day? I’m not sure what to make of this. It sounds out of character, but I’m sure it’s legit. The post has since been deleted, but I’ve captured it below:
Continue reading The State of Downtown Harrisburg
(presented by Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson, Mayor (Harrisburg (Mayor)))
I largely ignored all the complaining about the event’s name change. I think the name change was silly, sure — but it’s still an event. It’s still an excuse to get outside. It’s still free, it’s still accessible to everyone, it’s still festive, and we still have fireworks. In theory, it should be exactly the same as last year but with different letters on the banners. Right?
Yeah. The thing about theories is that they aren’t always right.
Continue reading Harrisburg Jazz & Multicultural Festival
Back in January I did some comparison shopping among the major downtown Harrisburg apartment complexes. I wound up signing a lease for a medium-sized (about 800 square feet) one-Bedroom in Executive House and moved in February first. It didn’t take long for me to realize I made the right choice.
Continue reading Twelve Weeks Later