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Saturday, September 11, 2004  

On Saturday
How Do You Get to Rittenhouse?
Search, search, search

Welcome to “Friday Fun,” the much-anticipated and always-appreciated supposed-to-be-weekly feature of The Rittenhouse Review offering a roundup of just some of the searches that brought visitors to the blog during the past week. Today “Friday Fun” appears on Saturday because I just wasn’t feeling well yesterday. Nonetheless, enjoy.

plastic surgery rittenhouse square plaza
Arlen, I told you last time, or at least hinted to the effect: If you want to have still more plastic surgery, The Rittenhouse Review isn’t your best place to start searching for someone to work those jowls and your nose. Hell, around here, we don’t even support your reelection.

hairdresser philadelphia private
best facialists of pittsburgh
manicurist reading, pa
best hairdresser Houston

You know, for a guy who cuts his own hair and files his own nails, I get far too may search inquiries like these.

how many did young buck sold out da frist week
Yo mama! (What do I know?)

mary-kate olsen 92 pounds and gaining
Good for her! Right now I’m about 132 pounds and possibly gaining.

when was the colored tv first invited to the u.s.
“Colored”? I believe we call it “African American” now, and “they” weren’t invited, they were dragged over here against their will. It’s called slavery. Look it up.

medical drop things a lot
I believe the searcher’s interest is in either dropsy, Parkinson’s disease, or just plain clumsy doctors and nurses. With no more to go on, I’m stumped.

coalition of the willing countries dropping out
I believe the missing words here are “like flies.”

true religion corduroys for men
No clue. Try David Sedaris, author of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. (The book earned a “Highly Recommended” rating from The Rittenhouse Review on September 2.)

english bulldog vets in new york
There are English bulldog veterans? In New York? Anywhere? Judging by the three English bulldogs I’ve owned, the only wartime activity the breed is good for is sleeping through blackouts.

catholic churches near rittenhouse square philadelphia
Well, let’s see. Some of these are a hike given the historical preponderance of Protestants living in and around, if not occupying, Rittenhouse Square, so to visit some, you should expect a hike. Off the top of my head, there’s St. Patrick’s Church, 242 South 20th Street, (215) 735-9900; St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, 902 South 20th Street, (215) 735-0600; and St. John the Evangelist Church, at 21 South 13th Street, (215) 563-4145. The latter is a terrific church, my first parish when I settled in Philadelphia. Run by the Franciscans, St. John’s intelligently mixes the modern with the traditional, holds two midday masses (12:05 p.m. and 1:05 p.m.), and offers Eucharistic Adoration Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Then, of course, there’s the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, located at 17th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. An architectural and spiritual masterpiece, with multiple daily masses, and open every day for personal prayer, meditation, and reflection.

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