Neil:Â I have this fun idea we can do for our blogs.Â You realize the Phillies and the Yankees are in the World Series.Â You live in Philadelphia.Â I live in New York. So, we can do one of those publicity stunts like the mayors of the competing cities do — where if the Yankees win, you are forced to eat a bagel and lox, and if the Phillies win, I will have to eat a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich.Â And the loser has to post a photo on the blog as punishment.
Philly Girl:Â Doesn’t seem like much of a punishment.Â I like bagels and lox.
Neil:Â That’s true.Â And I like a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich.
Philly Girl:Â If anything, I don’t like Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches.
Neil:Â OK, so maybe YOU should eat one if you lose… wait, that doesn’t make much sense.Â Â Besides, I like both of bagels and lox and Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches.Â What would I eat?
Philly Girl:Â Isn’t there some sort of New York food that you don’t like?Â Hot dogs?
Neil:Â Like them.
Philly Girl:Â What else is there?
Neil:Â I can’t think of one right now.
Philly Girl:Â I don’t really hate Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches.Â I just don’t eat them.Â They are high in fat.
Neil:Â But you eat bagels and lox?Â That is high in fat with the cream cheese, no?.
Philly Girl:Â I use low-fat cream cheese.
Neil:Â Philadelphia brand cream cheese!Â Isn’t that ironic?Â Everyone in New York also uses Philadelphia brand cream cheese!
Philly Girl:Â Never thought about it.Â Â Do they make Philadelphia brand cream cheese in Philadelphia?
Neil:Â Â I have no idea.Â Â I think we are striking out with the food gimmick.Â Maybe the loser should be forced to sing a song on his blog.Â Like you would have to sing “New York, New York.”
Philly Girl:Â And you?
Neil:Â I got it.Â Elton John’s “Philadelphia Freedom.”
Philly Girl:Â My microphone on my laptop is broken.
Neil:Â Damn.Â I’m not sure mine works either.
Philly Girl:Â Are you really into this baseball game?
Neil:Â I don’t even like the Yankees.
Philly Girl:Â I can’t even name one player on the Phillies.Â Until you mentioned it, I didn’t know that they were in the World Series.
Neil:Â I think they are.Â I think they beat the Dodgers in the National League.Â Let me go on Google and check.Â (after checking) Yes.
Philly Girl:Â So?
Neil:Â You ever been to the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia?
Philly Girl:Â I have been!
Neil:Â That is such a cool museum!Â You should come to New York some day.Â Â We can go to the Met.
Philly Girl:Â I think I’ll be there at Christmas time.
Neil:Â Cool.Â We should get together.
Philly Girl:Â Sure.Â OK, gotta go.Â Good luck with the Yankees.
Neil:Â Good luck with the Phillies!Â May the best team win!