Sunday, November 18, 2012

#88 - this fire escape

Escape from a fire. With Style.


#87 - eternity in seconds

Late day sun as it drops faster than any flaming sky orb should be able to, changing, painting, illuminating everything rapidly, an orgy for the eyes that a brain can barely process and the only hope is that your shutter is quick enough to save some of it for later.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

#86 - The Best of Humanity...

It often takes the worst of humanity to bring out the best of humanity.

I had begun to doubt the awesome of Pittsburgh about a week ago; yet another serious incident with a cyclist went down.  After two fatalities, at least one cyclist rehabbing in a wheelchair, and countless others dinged, hit, and scratched, the story of Colin Albright being chased down by a knife wielding road rage dickhead made me question my faith in the burgh.  I even twittered "If Pittsburgh is Americas most livable city, there must be some serious Mad Max shit going on elsewhere."  

I walked, I rode, and I saw things through a murky filter for a few days; but then I saw the love and the positivity that came out to help support Colin and  I realized that one lone sociopath can't bring this City down.

Colin Albright Fundraiser


Sunday, July 1, 2012

#85 - Honda Honda go faster faster

The guy riding on old square ass honda scooter ripping over a curb out of the Royal Place on route 88 at 2:30 on a Sunday with a baseball bat in his rear basket.  Keep doing what you're doing.


Sunday, June 10, 2012

#84 - parking chairs again

I did a search for Pittsburgh building codes pertaining to private residence parking, and and the first hit was a thread entitled "Neighbor's Parking Chairs are Driving Me Insane"

<"hmmmm.... I wont take my good camera today. there's a camera at work; besides, if I see anything good, I'll shoot it with my blackberry."
(taken with my blackberry while bike commuting to work)>

Thursday, May 17, 2012

#83 - new shortcuts

Blindly following traffic down unknown roads in blind hope a new shortcut will be discovered.

#82 - hating

Despising the 95% of Pittsburghers who drive 40mph through the Squirrel Hill TUnnels, yet never meeting someone who will admit to doing so.

#81 - drinking marathon

Knowing as many people in the marathon sunday morning as you did at the bar saturday night.

Monday, April 2, 2012

#80 - metering

Back of the Hard Rock on what would have normally been a droll Thursday night, trying to meter and find a mode on my digital that could reduce or enhance the smurf blue light, I was holding my camera a bit in front and above yours truly; after about two minutes I realized every person walking by courtesy ducked so as to not ruin my (assumed) shot. Thank you.

Le Cachot, American Rock N Roll Band

#79 - Insincere Waves

Driving through the madness that is Southside works today, I slowed from a crawl to a stop and waved a pedestrian across the street. Upon viewing this middle aged woman's insincere 'thank you' wave, I momentarily became enraged, then laughed at the absurdity of my expectations.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

#78 - timed lights

Catching all the lights green on fifth ave through Oakland driving from Bacon Night at Harris Grill to Dee's Cafe.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

#77 - the cloverleaf

Post Gazette dot com uses 'north of the cloverleaf on 51' as a specific location to describe an automobile accident.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

#76 - fear of repercussions

Hines Ward being released by the Steelers and Snooki being pregnant were competing news stories on an otherwise slow news day. I almost commented on some sort of interweb thread "Hines Ward is Snooki's baby dady" but then thought twice due to the fear of repercussions both electronic and physical.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

#75 - Tag Team Jumper Cables

Riding my quick route through the city a few weeks ago, I came upon two women trying to jump a car. They asked if I new how to attach jumper cables; I did, but the terminals were badly corroded. AAA had been called; I was about to throw it in when another guy on a bike rode up to help. He used his shirt to clean off the terminals, and we got a connection. A few minutes later, the wagon was fired up and ready to go. The two women couldn't have been more thankful.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

#74 - default pronunciation

Even the most educated Pittsburgher defaults to a yinzer accent when trying to say a word they are unsure the pronunciation of. Think 'prosciutto' 'proletariat''hors d'oeuvre' or 'repertoire'


Friday, January 13, 2012

#73 - commute time

if you tell someone your commute is "cross a river and through a tunnel," they'll have a pretty good idea of the duration of your drive.