Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
- Softball/going out for Shawn's going away tomorrow
- Pirate game with the YPO Wednesday
- Abay with Leslie on Thursday
- Kennywood for Dad's picnic on Saturday
Friday, June 19, 2009
Since we were already at the museum, we decided to go see the dinosaurs. It was cool and now I've finally got to see them after they came back from being redone. This little duck/dinosaur thing was my favorite!:
Here is another dinosaur:
Also yesterday they were taking down that crazy piece of art with the people walking up the pole. I wander if they are taking it down pertinently or if it was damaged by the storm:
When I got home I had a quick dinner and decided that I wanted to go to South Hills Village. It took me over an hour to get there! I don't know why traffic was so bad. On my way home I was getting thirsty for Thirsty Thursday. I called and emailed a few people and Erin said she would come out. We tied to go to Mad Mex but there was no parking anywhere so we went back to Squirrel Hill and went to Fanatics. I saw Tony from work there and Mike Tomlin! Apparently this is his "neighborhood bar." I knew he lived on Shady Ave. but was not sure where. It was cool being at the same little bar with him while he was sitting there sipping on his Gray Goose.
Erin stayed over since she works really close to where I live. I made chocolate chip pancakes, hot chocolate, and coffee this morning. It was pretty good and Erin dropped me off at school where I am writing this right now since I am here so early. The only bad thing was I did not get to go to the gym today, but maybe I will go after school. We'll see. Tomorrow is DMB and I am really hoping that it doesn't rain. Today we are supposed to get some crazy storms like we did two days ago, which is fine with me as long as it is all over by tomorrow...
Thursday, June 18, 2009
At this point I decided to go to the Waterfront to take care of some things...Murray and Forward was flooded like crazy and it was even worse on the way home. There was water coming from everywhere. Some girl even ran out into the street trying to catch something floating down the street. Whatever it was, it was moving really fast. I think she caught it though. I am not back home nice a dry hoping that all of the rain will be over by Saturday in time for it to be nice for Dave.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
was there for the Steelers parade. It took me 2 hours to get home to
Squirrel Hill after I left work at 4PM! But that is not the reason I
am writing this email. Bus problems like this happen every day in
Oakland especially around CMU. At the end of the day from about 4-6
there are plenty of times (during spring and fall semesters at Pitt
and CMU) where I have counted 6 or 7 busses pass the stop before
picking anyone up (sometime up to 45 minutes at prime stops like
Forbes and Morewood.) CMU gets it the worst because by the time the
bus makes it there it is already full of Downtown workers and Pitt
students. I and many other people I know called Port Authority
numerous times about this but they really don't seem to care. I think
the reason is because they will not see anymore money from the people
who ride at Pitt or CMU if they add more busses. Pitt and CMU
students have to pay the Port Authority ever semester thought their
tuition whether they ride the bus or not so why should the Port
Authority provide more busses? I think this is a real problem and am
glad that some other people got to experience what it is like
yesterday. Maybe this will at least get some people talking about
solving this problem.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Good advice sent to me from Jess. I think schools really do need to stop doing this to kids. They are all going to (and already are starting to) turn out like total weirdoes that don’t know anything about the real world
Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.
I came back home and installed 3.0 software on my iPhone. It is nice but does not have all of the cool features that the 3G S phone will have... After that I walked over to Anne's for a cookout that they had inside. It was pretty good.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Tomorrow is game seven! I can't wait, we better win! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens! Let's Go Pens!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sunday we got up and had breakfast at this place that is like Pamela's it was really good. I had lemon-regatta pancakes. I left Adam's and made a short stop at a mall I like around there and also decided to check out Trader Joe's since they have wine and beer in Ohio.
Last night was a little crazy. Bowmaster was in town and Shawn invited me to hang out with them. He gave me directions to Kara's softball game in the Hill District but I could not find it. I literally drove around the Hill for and hour and still could not find the place. All of the druggies on the street corners were looking at me like I was crazy. Shawn called and told me they were going to continue drinking at Archie's so I headed there to meet up with them. I never did find the kickball field. I got to Archie's before everyone else so I stareted drinking...I needed a drink after all that frustration of not finding the damn kickball field. That was done in 5 minsutes and I was already on my second. I wanted to try to take it slow but before I knew it I was on my fourth beer and everyone was trying to convince me to stay out and just stay over at Kara's. I was like what the fuck, I'll drink. That started the bar crawl for the night. We went around to a bunch of different bars and had beer and shots. There was hardly anyone [girls] out I guess becasue it was a Monday night... But that was not slowing us down. Shawn left at some point then it was just me and Bowmaster. We did some more drinking and somehow decided to go to Tom's Diner. I had a BLT and he had some big pasta dinner. He left twice to go do shots while we were waiting for our food (haha, I love this kid!) We got though our food at Tom's and were on our way back to Kara's when we decided to do one more shot (and yes it was at Mario's even though I hate that place.) We stumble back to Kara's and pass out.
The next thing I know it is 6:30 in the morning and Kara is leaving for work. I decide to go take a walk of shame back to my car. Everyone was waking around all dressed for work and there I was walking to my car looking like death. I made it home and luckily felt much better after a shower and a coffee. All and all it was a pretty good night for a Monday!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Tuesday I had lunch with Igor. I haven't sen him in a while and he is now working for CMU. He said he might play softball with us which is good since he is American and knows the game. Tuesday night I ended up meeting Adam after the Pen's game. We decided to go out to Silky's in Squirrel Hill. It was cool getting to catch up with him. I will have to go visit him in Ohio sometime soon.
Cold, Wet, and Miserable
The softball game on Wednesday was terrible. It was raining and cold for the whole game; I was literally shivering. My last time up to bat my hands were so cold I could not hold on to the bat. I swung pretty hard and the bat ended up in the outfield! Thank God it did not hit someone, it could have cause some serious damage. My hands hurt like hell after the bat slid out of my hand. I could not wait to get home. As soon as I got there, I took a showers and my hands were still cold when I got out...I was spent. I decided to watch a movie and call it quits after that.
7% of me is Fat
Yesterday me and some of my group went to the health fair to do some research for our project. One of the things they had were screenings. I was pretty excited that I only had 7% body fat. The nurse must have been too since she gave me her number after she did the test ;-) Even though I was feeling pretty good about that, somehow I managed to strike out in slow pitch softball! Not my proudest moment ever.
Lets Go Pens!
We all decided to go to Buffalo Blues to watch the Pen's game after softball. It was a pretty good time and I got to have a bunch of wings. They also had $2 Coronas...nice. In the second period we decided to go to Oh Ya! to get some ice cream. I haven't been there in a while and I got something great. It was called Smor' Bee. It was vanilla icecream with golden grams, marshmellow, dark chocolate chips, and honey. Man oh man! We went back to Bufallo Blues with our ice cream and watched the rest of the game, even had a few more beers...not the best choice after the icecream but whatever. The Pens ended up winning and everyone was pretty phyced. Now we only need two more wins!