(click the pic for the source, but I’d love to know the photographer’s name)
I’m gearing up to forget the Internet for a bit and focus on the real world as my sisters begin arriving home for the holidays from Texas (Tina Fey), Virginia (Ta-Ta the Giant Breasted Poobah), and Ohio (Princess Aurora). There are cookies to bake, a pound of melted butter to brush into baklawa (that’s Syrian), and presents to wrap.
I wanted to share two things I wrote that you might want to read when you get the chance:
1. A blog post over at Pittsburgh Magazine in defense of Wiz Khalifa Day, which as you know wasn’t too kindly received by some Burghers.
How important are these days year after year? Are you going to celebrate Rita’s Italian Ice’s Pinto League Softball Team next October 2?
Are you going to call off work next December 4 to celebrate OLSH Boys Cross Country Team Day?
Are you going to send a card to your grandma on December 10 for Amnesty International Write-A-Thon Day?
There are hundreds and hundreds of people, organizations and events that have their own official days in Pittsburgh and Wiz is just one of them … a famous one, but just one of many, nonetheless. Next year, December 12 will probably be proclaimed as something like North Shore Connector Day or Highmark Tenth Floor Employees Day or even Jeff Reed Self-Photography Appreciation Day.
2. I have a year-end recap up over at the magazine too.
On the list?
- Wiz Khalifa
- Food trucks
- And seven more
Go see the rest of the things and people I thought made 2012 a year in which our city really got to shine brightly.
Let me know what you think I should have put on the list.
And I’ll tell you to suck it.
KIDDING. I’m really curious if I missed something obvious that should have been in the year-end recap.
But also, suck it.