Sixty-Five Degrees in February

I’m sitting on my front porch as I write this little ditty. Which is quite surprising in itself considering that I live in Ohio and its the middle of February. Generally, as many of you Ohioans know, there is still a few inches of snow on the ground right now and its cold enough to keep you cowering inside near a heater. So I have to say that this change of weather was a nice respite. I’ve been getting rather antsy lately due to some cabin fever and have had a hard time getting everything done that needed to be. I think that being able to sit outside again, even for a little bit, has helped me with this little malady.

The amount of people I’ve seen walk by in the past 30 or so minutes has been surprising. Somewhere around 10 people I think, ranging from someone who stopped to say “helloâ€? and how amazing it is to be outside today to those who are giving me funny looks for playing Dave Matthews on my computer in my not-so-good neighborhood. Some kids just walked by in shorts going off to play basketball, amazing.

I think I’m going to go and clean my car out in a few minutes, actually. The amount of gross things that have piled up in it over the course of the winter is a bit horrifying to say the least. Somewhere around 3 coats, a scarf, 4 hats, 40 cd’s, a metric ton of paper, and some random garbage have graced my back seat with their prescience. I’m a bit worried that a small culture of super intelligent bacteria are growing within the mass and are plotting to take over the Earth as we speak.

Oh well off I go. I’ll try and make sure one of the next few entries has to do with something other than random ramblings about my life.

Southside of The Burgh

McArdles Pub Skullcap Had a fun and amusing time this past weekend. One of my roommates, Spencer, came down from Columbus to partake in an evening of food and drink in the infamous Southside in Pittsburgh. Flohr was supposed to come as well but only having $16 to last you for the next few days put a damper on his ability to join us. We met up with Ron around 8 though and attempted to get into Fatheads fro some of their great burgers but ended up being thwarted by an hour and a half wait so we just went to Primanti Bros. As usual this was a wonderful meal and we got to introduce Spence to Pittsburgh style sandwiches. If you didn’t know that means we put the meat, cheese, French fries, cole slaw and tomatoes all on two slices of bread and dare you to try and eat it. Which is how sandwiches should be eaten at all times. After Primanti we wondered down to Piper’s Pub and had a drink before embarking to the final destination of the night, McArdles Pub. At the pub we met up with Don from Foraxis and had a good time playing pool and being generally good natured. We met a few guys from Nakama as well later in the evening who schooled us in the game of pool. I think this was because we had all been drinking for about 4 hours by that point (or the fact that I’m just horrible at pool). Oh and to make a good night better I managed to get my hands on of one of the McArdles Pub “Skullies� which I wore crooked and off kilter randomly for the rest of the night.