Friday, July 07, 2006


I sure hope they were using protection.

By the way, meet Cat. You may also address her as Fucking Cat. She does have a real name, Penny, so called for a song by local band The Clarks called "Penny on the Floor". Just plain Cat stuck instead.

She and Stitch are, like, totally in love.

I swear this is not going to turn into a blog about my cat. Really, I promise.

No, really.

Welcome to Pittsburgh! Now get off my road.

Pittsburgh is hosting the Major League Baseball All Star Game this weekend. Which is great. It makes for good national exposure for a city that badly needs it. We’re supposed to have spectacular weather this weekend. Lots of folks from out of town will get to see our fair city, and give the local economy a little bump while they’re at it. All in all, a good thing.

Except for one thing.

Apparently hosting the All Star Game means that we need to close down half of our major streets in the name of security. During rush hour.

Pittsburgh is infamous for being difficult to navigate by car. We do the best we can given our topography, but we’re a city built around three rivers and into numerous hillsides. One-way streets abound. No, you can’t go back the same way you came. Don’t even ask me about PennDOT. Those of us who were raised here are used to it and good at it. Those from out of town are basically screwed. But start closing half of town, and even the locals panic.

So, if you’re visiting this weekend, welcome! We’re glad you’re here. Stay a spell. See the sights. Have a drink. I’d be happy to give you directions, or tell you where to get a good sandwich.

Just get off my road.