Not surprising to me, Pittsburgh was once again named the Most Livable City by the Economist Intelligence Unit, and by extension, the highest rated US city in the list of the World’s Most Livable Cities.
I don’t need to do the BOOYAH! or the BAM! or the Hoorah! or the YOU SUCK YOU SUCK YOU SUCK YOU SUCK, PITTSBURGH RULES! thing because it’s been done.
I’ll leave my gloating for those private times that I’m driving through, say, Cleveland, at which time I will roll down my window and fart into the wind. The word you are searching for is “classy.”
The only thing I want to say about this is this, and I’ve told you this before: When I had lunch with David Conrad that one time …
BOOM! goes the dropped name.
Watch your head because here comes another one … DAVID CONRAD.
What? Is there some rule that you can only use each name once when dropping them?
Anyway, we talked about Burghers who don’t see the opportunities they have in Pittsburgh and how it baffles us.
I personally don’t understand how people can find the city boring or lacking in opportunities to build a rich and fulfilled life here.
Don’t get me wrong. I understand the challenges one might face especially in the job hunt, but any city, whether it’s Pittsburgh or Phoenix or [gag] Philadelphia, becomes what you make of it for yourself, and what being “Most Livable” means is that despite its faults, it’s easier to make something of it in Pittsburgh than it is most other places in the world.
I love that.
I hope you do too.
If not, I have a pair of “PittGirl Cult of Personality Rose-Colored Glasses” you can borrow, but you have to give them back before the Pirates home opener.