A little ChitChatter first:

Big Brother” winner and Cherry Hill native Adam Jasinski has been sentenced to 4 years in federal prison for masterminding a prescription drug ring … which he funded with the prize money from the show.

According to TMZ former Sixers star Charles Barkley — who famously announced his intention to run for Governor of Alabama in 2014 — says he’s officially abandoned his plans to run because politics are a “bad business right now.” As you may know, Barkley told CNN’s Campbell Brown that he was “serious” about his plans to run for public office … but last night in NY, the Round Mound of Rebound explained, “politics are not a lot of fun right now.”OPENING WEEKEND FOR BIZARRE BEASTS PAST AND PRESENT EXHIBIT FEATURES FUN ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES – This Saturday and Sunday, January 29 and 30 at The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Crafts, face painting fun for the family.
The Sporting Club at the Bellevue has New Yoga Instructor – Please welcome Shelia Pasupathy to our yoga team. Shelia will be teaching a 75min Ashtanga Yoga on Sunday evenings at 4pm. They’re also a sponsor of PhillyChitChat thanks.Welcome to CTO who’s a new sponsor. I can honestly say I love their bands, and I’ve written that before; They play every year at the Red Ball as well as several big events in the City, and I heard them first when they played Sabrina Tamburino-Thorne’s wedding.Feb. 1: Reading Terminal Market kicks off Black History Month with a 6 p.m. reading and talk by Dan Biddle and Murray Dubin co-authors of “Tasting Freedom” at Philadelphia’s famous Reading Terminal Market on 12th Street just north of Market. Plans are still being made, but City Councilman James Kenney and NAACP head Jerome Mondesire have said they’ll be there. And there’s talk of some other notable folks attending. Yes, books will be available for purchase and signing.

Rittenhouse Square Thursday January 27, 2011

Red balloons stuck in tree in Rittenhouse Squareadorable
Jenine Neff walking the dogs. Four Philadelphia-based Companies Take Charge to Help the Jewish National Fund!
Last month, a series of devastating fires ran rampant through Israel’ s Carmel Mountain Range which has cost the loss of more than 40 lives and displaced thousands of families . As a result, David Dinenberg, COO of Grasso Holdings, organized an initiative in which Actor Elliot Gould will lend his voice and his heart. Center City Film and Video has provided all production elements, Neff Associates wrote and directed the spots and Mark Rayfield, Sr. VP. Phila Market Manager at CBS Radio has generously donated the air time for this public service campaign.
Elliot Gould is asking Americans to support the Jewish National Fund and launched Operation Carmel Renewal: From Black to Green, an effort to restore the Carmel region and provide the brave firefighters with protective gear and rescue equipment. To date, $4 million has been raised in support of this effort.

Welcome to Center City home of snow covered streets
and curb side lakes. Wear boots!
mommy and me going sledding
Market Street Thursday 4PM
About now I was thinking of running over to the Rum Bar for a Hot Buttered Rum, complete with Ron Zacapa Centenario, Canne Banane, and House-made Butter Batter [$13], or a Hot Navy Grog with Chairman’s Reserve, Bacardi Superior, Allspice Dram, Lemon Juice, Grapefruit Juice and Honey will warm the soul on even the coldest of days. 2005 Walnut St. (I went to Tweed instead for dinner, completing my restaurant week and wondering when am I going on that diet I keep threatening myself with.)

Sarah Cooper Bobersky styling it
Snowmen commune
the lone flute player
texting while dog walking, watch out for the fountain

King of the Hill
Laura Burkhardt, Where Magazine Publisher, Michael Schulson owner of Sampan, Kristina Jenkins Editor Where Magazine; Robert Plant, the former Led Zeppelin frontman currently on tour with his new band The Band of Joy, had dinner yesterday early evening before he played at the Tower Theater last night. Dan Gross has a picture on his blog Philly Gossip.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton received the Philadelphia Freedom Center’s Patrick Henry Award and gave the keynote address at The Union League last night.