Saturday, March 25, 2017

#141 -Out of state plates

When I see someone with an out of state plate make a traffic maneuver that is even slightly unacceptable, I instantly think 'people from Wisconsin (or whatever state it is, does not matter) can't fucking drive' mainly because we in Pittsburgh are hella tribalistic, even about our generally atrocious driving. 

#140 - New Camera

I bought a new camera and it is digital and takes great photos and I am generally stoked. I got it from Bernie's on the North Side, a cool photogtaphy store that does new, used, and still develops. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

#139 - The Liberty Bridge

The Liberty Bridge was on fire and literally minutes from collapsing, and yinzers were all 'we'll have it fixed in a week. No problem.'

#138 - EO Meeting

In a meeting with the EO (Executive Office) when a voice on the conference speaker cuts through like a hot knife through pierogi butter and you just know dude left Pittsburgh some years ago and fought and grappled and held onto his yinzer accent like Antonio Brown holds onto the football when inches from the goal line

Monday, May 9, 2016

#137 - apple

Walking to return some items to our street parked car, I saw an older Gentlemen harvesting apples with a basket and a stick.  He looked at me. i smiled and nodded. I wanted nothing more than a fresh picked apple. He hesitated. 'Would you like an apple?' he asked. "Absolutely. I would love an apple."


#136 - Squirrel!

Since watching 'UP!' at Dormont Park a few years ago, I yell 'SQUIRREL' when I see a squirrel. This is particlarly handy while mountain or trail biking and a squirrel is blocking your path.

During a spirited ride on Frick Park single track, I saw a tufty grey squirrel, yelled squirrel, watched him scramble up a tree, adjusted, rounded a corner, and shockingly yelled 'turtle!' as I came upon a ridge top, trail centered turtle, slowly making his (or her) way toward water.