One irksome thing about parking in Philly Chinatown is it's hard to find out what parking specials, if any, are in effect. The Philadelphia Parking Authority has a website and a Twitter feed. However, the Twitter feed doesn't post every single discount and is sometimes late in doing so, while on the website, such information is buried in the blog or somewhere obscure that few would think to check. I guess it's not really in their best interest to actively promote those deals since they get some revenue from folks who don't know. Metered parking was free on New Year's Day but while walking to the restaurant, I noticed that six people had needlessly paid for parking.
It was actually a terrific year. Of course, there were a couple of snags, but the good things that happened far outweighed the bad. 2013 continued the general uptrend from 2011 and 2012, except that it seemed like an even bigger leap ahead than 2012 was from 2011. It started back in January when I finally got rid of the most vexing problems in my life and thereafter, everything that I wanted in 2013 just pretty much came to me at the right time with little effort. If anything, I worried that it was going to make me soft. And indeed, most of the middle of the year, I was just coasting along, taking advantage of little things that came by. Then the end of the year brought even more surprises, laughs, and new experiences. It will be very hard for 2014 to top that, although I can already see one or two things over the horizon.