Philly AIDS Thrift’s BIGGEST NEWS EVER!!!

Posted on by alan

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.We’ll have the doors open again in a couple weeks.

We’ll alert everyone on PAT’s and Giovanni’s email lists and on both Facebooks when we know what day that is, but it won’t be too long. 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?
Tina!

(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.
Dust.

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

 

 

Getting to know you…

Posted on by Michael

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

 

Name: Emma

How long have you been with Philly AIDS Thrift?
Three years? Four years? I think three and a half. 3.72.

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?
That’s really hard. I have this pair of Lilly Pulitzer vintage men’s shorts that I don’t wear that often, but whenever I do, I have the best day.

Now, how do you pass these long summer days?
Oh you know, lots of iced coffee, lots of watermelon.

At the same time?
Yeah, you know…double fisting. Thinking about the next time I’m going swimming and lots of hanging out with friends.

What’s the #1 top played song on your iPod?
Probably the Chain by Fleetwood Mac.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
An astronaut.

How old is the oldest cell in your body?
Don’t they recycle every seven years?

I don’t know. You tell me. No Google!
Eleven years? Am I right? Somewhere between seven and twenty-two.

What’s a saying that you say a lot?
“Chill dawg!”

Can you taste the difference between Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi?
Yeah.

And which do you prefer.
I don’t like cola.

Well I think this interview is over!