Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pirate-Yankees

Tonight I am going to the Pirate-Yankees game. Should be fun. I hear that this will be the most people at PNC Park since it opened.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ahhh!

This morning I almost died on my way to work. I was riding my bike along the Boulevard of the Allies stopped and a red light waiting my turn. The light changed to green and I started to go, then some asshole flies through the red light and almost took me out...he just missed me. People need to pay more attention. Then I love this part, he stops his big old truck after he is through the intersection...nice job asshole!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Joe Camel?


Check this out.  These guys were changing a billboard in Oakland and underneath was an old Joe Camel ad.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Dunkin' Donuts is Pissing me off

Dunkin' Donuts is building a new store in market square and I have been checking it every morning to see if it is ready. Today the case of donuts was totally full, but the door was locked. WTF?!?!?!?!?!?! Then someone told me they do not open until the 30th. So I was thinking ya right the place is ready now. I went in to work for an hour then decided to check back. Apparently everyone wants to go in, there is now a sign on the door saying that they are opening on the 30th and are in "training" right now. WTF?! First of all that is wasteful as hell and second of all who needs 2 weeks to train to work at Dunkin' Donuts? By this point I really wanted a donut so I went over to crappy Jenny Lee, and as usual their donuts even looked gross (I don't know why everyone thinks they are so great.) So finally I decided to get a Cinnamon twist from Einstein's.

Dunkin' Donuts...you need to cover up your windows if you are going to have a store full of donuts and not let people buy them. I was really excited for you to come but now you made me mad. Don't worry, I will still be there on opening day though...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Body Fat

Today Bally's was at the arts festival measuring body fat. I am happy to say that I came in at 7.7% which was way below anyone else in line. That made my day. The people from Bally's were impressed and wanted me to join but I let them know I get to go to good old Skibo for "free" at CMU.

Free Breakfast

I got free breakfast today from Wendy's in Market Square today. Not the best breakfast in the world, but not bad for free.
I love working by Market Square they have cool stuff like free breakfast from time to time.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

First Softball Game

Yesterday we had our first softball game. There were a bunch of people who actually made it out so it ended up being pretty fun even though we lost 20-2. The first part of the game was kind crappy since it was raining and we were soaked, but then the rain stopped after an inning or so. I thing this is the first HCI team that scored in their first game so that was exciting. We became better and better by the end of the game so it looks like we might win a few by the end of the season.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A Long Walk

Sunday I was finally able to do something that I haven't gotten to do in a long time, go on a nice long random walk. I started out by walking through Schenley Park to Schenley Plaza to see the yard sale they were having (I was not impressed.) I ended seeing Lauren sunbathing in the lawn while she was studying. After that I walked to Pitt's upper campus...wow a lot has changed. The UMPC has a bunch of new signs as well as the university, hills around the Pete are all landscaped, there is a new dormn Panther Hall, and Trees is under construction. I was curious about the area behind Trees (as I always have been) but decided not to go up because of the "no trespassing" signs. I then took the walk around the building to The Hill and started up to Center Ave. I then decided to take some random steps up to another section of The Hill. I walked for a while and ended up seeing some nice houses (beind the Mariott) and the took some more steps down to North Oakland. I was about to walk back home when I thought I should try Oh Ya. I walked to Shadyside and it was well worth the walk...chocolate ice cream,vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream, fresh espresso grinds, ground oreo, and crushed pepperint...great! Then I headed home through Chattam University and all the awesome houses up there back home to Squirrel Hill. It ended up being a nice three hour walk but my legs were pretty tired afterword. Hope to take another random walk to some other random locations sometime soon!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Bees

There were hundredes if not thousands of bees on this One Way sign right next to One PPG today.

Hills!


I saw a Hills buggy today outside of the old Murphy's in Market Square! For those not from around Pittsburgh, Hills was the best store. I remember going there when I was little getting the free kids popcorn and playing Nintendo in the electronics section the whole time my parents shopped. Then Wal*Mart came and ruined everything!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Oh Ya...

Wow, I tried Oh Ya today in Shadyside and it was some of the best ice cream I have had in a long time.  I got a custom swirl that had chocolate ice cream, vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream, ground espresso, ground Oreos, and crushed peppermint candy.  It was great.  Anyone who wants to try this place let me know, I will be up for going any time!