1. “I’d rather have Nutella and no bananas than bananas and no Nutella,” will be the second chapter in my forthcoming book I Have my Deepest Thoughts While Licking the Inside of the Nutella Jar.
Pre-order now through Amazon.com!
2. Two shirts I am seriously going to design and sell on this here blog.
They must be created.
3. I took my sister Pens Fan to the symphony on Friday to hear David Conrad narrate Peter Leo’s Burghy rewrite of Peter and the Wolf.
It has been a long time, Internet, since I’ve been to the symphony. A long time.
I think the last time I went I was in college and I visited a symphony in Texas in order to get a grade for a music course I was taking.
My thoughts about the symphony are that there are a lot of elderly people that go to the symphony and that means that the laughter was quite polite and muted when David would hit a funny part of the narration.
I was definitely one of the loudest laughers (takes a bow), and when he got to the part about the cat being named UPMC, I wanted to stand up and do an Arsenio Hall WOO-WOO-WOO-WOO. But I didn’t. I behaved.
Microphone issues really made it hard to enjoy the Final Alice portion of the show. My sister is six months pregnant and I thought her fetus was going to leap out of the womb in fear of the microphone bursts.
That baby was definitely kung fu fighting the music.
I heard Sunday’s performance went much smoother.
4. On The Spot is once again holding a fundraiser to raise money to provide menstrual supplies to needy girls in our local schools who otherwise can’t afford them. This one Tuesday, May 24th, 6:00pm to 9:00 pm at Hough’s.
Two words: Cookie table.
Two more words: Bacon chocolate.
5. Pittsburgh’s alternative, indie wedding show Hand(made) in Marriage is taking place on May 21 in Lawrenceville with 50 vendors offering everything from vegan wedding cakes to harp music to a vendor called “Green Bubble Gorgeous” which I am now in love with.
It’s a bath bomb. You throw it in your bathtub and it fizzes and fills the water with skin smoothers!
Love this vendor.
Show of hands of who among you knew Rashard Mendenhall was a Champion spokesperson?
7. This story about a Portland couple who bought a second home in Pittsburgh is outstanding for so many reasons, particularly:
That night, amid “flying beer and hot dog parts,” Larry officially joined the Steelers Nation. The game was electrifying, he says. “Normally, I’m a very quiet person, but I became uncontrollable” that night. (We understand.)
Boy, do we understand.
Nothing like the Steelers to make otherwise staid people lose their shit.
8. Who knew there is such a jewel called the Pigeon Blood Ruby?
The brightest and most valuable “red” called pigeon blood-red, commands a huge premium over other rubies of similar quality.
See, I’m not the only one who puts a high price on the spilling of pigeon blood.
9. The Post-Gazette had a special Sunday article about the forthcoming Stink Bug Scourge entitled “Everything you were afraid to know about the invasion.”
Let me sum it up for you: They’re here, they’re multiplying exponentially, and we don’t know how to stop them. Good luck, n’at.