Links Worth a Look – December 28th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look: City of Sad Toys: Kermit Laid Off; Results Tragic - This is an interesting and humorus look at the Don Allen building. City of Sad Toys is a newish blog from a Pittsburgh author that is definitly worth your time. Historic Hike with George Washington : Venture Outdoors - History buffs and hikers of all ages are invited to take a walk in the woods with George Washington as Providence Plantation commemorates the 255th Anniversary of … [Read more...]

(Bike)Ride in to 2009


Image by Damiel via FlickrHere is one way to kick off the new year.  The Western PA Wheelmen host an annual first day of the year bike ride - Icycle Bicycle Ride.  Rain, snow or shine they have been riding on new years day for 30 years.  Meet at REI for some hot chocolate.  Bring a helmet. January 1, 2009, 11 am. for more info. via Venture Outdoors Blog … [Read more...]


Donora is a local band that I really like.  When I moved back here over the summer my friends kept telling me to check them out.  And I have, multiple times.  They truly live up to the good home grown band indie reputation I was promised.  As I write this at home with the flu, Donora is playing their first of two CD release parties on the South Side at the Rex Theater just one hour from now (8:30PM).  Lohio, Meeting of Important People and Br'er Fox are also playing - cover is only $5.  For … [Read more...]

Links Worth a Look – December 19th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look: More playground chat (and a little Schenley history) « Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Blog - a follow up on the presentation about the playgounf of the future Welcome baristas and coffee lovers! « Mid-Atlantic & Northeast Barista Competition - Pittsburgh is hosting the Mid-Atlantic & Northeast Barista Competition this winter! Coffee experts will be coming from all over to the great PGH to compete in … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Ideas for and by Julie Gong


Image via WikipediaPittsburgh blogger Julie Gong who writes A Blog of a Good Time has been writing a series of posts called "25 Things You Should Buy Me." She has some great gift suggestions. While I am not a fan of these hats, and I agree this is , but $700+ is a little too much for my gift lists, here are some of the gift ideas she offers - if you know where to buy these items in Pittsburgh please let me know. Julie - can you add some Pittsburgh items to your list? Soup and Sandwich … [Read more...]