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  • Getting to know you…

    Posted on by Michael

    Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!


    Name: Kirby

    How long have you been with Philly AIDS Thrift?
    Since February, I think.

    What’s your favorite thing you bought here?
    A Lord of the Rings box set on DVD – Extended edition!

    What’s the #1 top played song on your iPod?
    I can’t be honest since it’s not necessarily appropriate. LOL You’re writing it down? It’s called Dopesmoker by Sleep.

    Now, how do you pass these long summer days?
    I watch a lot of Star Trek Next Generation.

    The movies or the series?
    Both. Everything about Star Trek is beautiful and God-given. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it’s inspired!

    Have you ever said no when offered pizza?
    Only once, and then I ate it anyway.

    What were the circumstances?
    It was right after I started my diet. I went to my friends house and they had it. They were like, “Do you want some?” and I was like “Nah!” and then I ate it.

    Have you ever willingly chosen to listen to Nickelback?
    Do I have to be honest about that?

    This is when I was in the eighth grade. I was in a very sheltered home. The lead singer looks like an ugly boy-band version of Nicholas Cage. Everyone in my highs school listened to then.

    Do you consider “K” a valid response when texting?
    No. If you can’t at least put an “O” in front of it, you’re an idiot.

    Do you sleep with the closet door open or closed?
    My closet doors don’t really want to stay closed.

    So do you get them to stay closed some how?
    No. I’m apathetic about closet doors and whether they are opened or closed. If the closet really wants to be open, it’ll be open.

    What is the most rewarding thing about being at Philly AIDS Thrift?
    It benefits people. And I believe that we should only do work that benefits people. You see, right now I’m cleaning the floor and that benefits somebody. I don’t know who, but somebody.

    Philly AIDS Thrift’s BIGGEST NEWS EVER!!!

    Posted on by alan

    PhillyAIDSThrift@Giovanni’s Room is now open!

    C’mon in and check us out.
    Monday to Thursday: 11am to 8pm
    Friday & Saturday: 11am to 9pm
    Sunday: 11am to 7pm

    To make a one-hundred-day-long story short, Philly AIDS Thrift is VERY proud to announce that we are now the new proprietors of Giovanni’s Room.

    These early days will be more along the lines of sneak peeks, and a work-in-progress, but we WILL be open for business as we get the store in shape and fully stocked. Then we will have a Grand Opening weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 10 to 12th, coinciding with OutFest weekend, as we unveil the finished version (it will never be “finished” of course) of what we’re calling PhillyAIDSThrift@Giovanni’s Room!

    Getting to know you…

    Posted on by Michael

    Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!


    Name: Brooke

    How long have you been with Philly AIDS Thrift?
    About two and a half years.

    What keeps you coming back to our store?
    I just think that it’s a really awesome place to work because I get to wear whatever I want and I have a group of people who support me in their own way. And even though I’m not so direct in helping people, the work I’m doing is going to help people living with HIV/AIDS in the Philadelphia area. Sometimes I think about it and am like “that’s awesome.”

    What’s your favorite thing you bought here?
    I just bought some really cool birds that I hung on my wall and it looks really…dope!

    What’s the #1 top played song on your iPod?
    Probably El-P, El Producto.

    And how do you pass these long summer days?
    I try to go swimming, I grill…try to hang out with friends and the beach.

    Which beach do you go to?
    I’ve been going to Atlantic City a lot lately. It’s free and it’s the closest. It’s so East.

    Now, is there a certain chore you hate doing?
    Dusting. Cleaning the bathrooms. Both of those things.

    Do you still watch cartoons?
    On occasion. Bob’s Burgers.

    Ah! Favorite character?

    (We both did the Tina noise together.)

    Tell me how you felt when you heard the news that Pluto was demoted as a planet.
    I didn’t feel. I felt nothing.

    Well I suppose apathy is a feeling.
    Do you have a worst enemy?
    Ohh…Tough questions. I don’t really have one.

    What keeps you coming back to Philly AIDS Thrift?
    The people, the amazing clothing selections. More the people.