Wanted to get out of the house and do something fun and cheap today, so I headed up to the Strip District in Pittsburgh. I went a little bit later to beat the mad rush (plus, the flower guys always cut the prices later on), and it worked:
As always, I called mom and dad and some friends to see if they wanted anything, and I stopped by the usual places- Pennsylvania Macaroni Company, Stamooli Brothers, Wholeys, etc. I didn’t get that much- I am not really eating as much lately and trying to eat healthier, plus I am saving money for the path I am putting in the backyard, but I did get some fresh ricotta and some olive oil, as well as some stuffed grape leaves. Also, ran into my fraternity brother Nick while there (we’ve known each other since 1987):
Fortunately, Nick apparently has a wide angle lens on his phone, otherwise I am not sure he would have been able to take this picture of my ginormous head. I mean jesus tapdancing christ that is a planetary sized head- I’m surprised I don’t have a god damned moon orbiting. I mean, I have always known I had a big head- we had to special order my hats in the army and my drill sergeant told me that if I was a cowboy I would need a 12 gallon hat, but every now and then I see a picture and it just shocks me.
After the Strip district, I went to Traxx Farm Market on the way home to pick up some strawberries for dad and some for Harry and Chatman and a quart for me to eat with my fresh ricotta and honey tonight, and I followed this hysterical car for quite some way. At a stop light I took a picture because I knew you all would appreciate it:
If you can’t tell from the image, the wiper blade is painted as the tail so when the wipers are on it makes it look like the cat is wagging it’s tail. I laughed.
I’m going to take a nap and then tackle the back yard.