I knew this day was coming but I didn't know it would bother me so much. I had a professional meeting today and it was uncharacteristically positive and productive.   I was discussing the future and vision of my subject and it was . . . how else to explain it?? Amazing.  Finally, someone else seems to see the big picture and acknowledge my ideas as valid and useful and in the best interests of students.  The idea that I could be a part of the solution and not the problem and discussing the … [Read more...]

Hit the road, n'at


Wanting to wake up in wine country ready to get to some serious tasting, me and the almost-husband (AH) decided to head down to the Laurel Highlands after work on Friday.  With our reservation confirmed at the gloriously historic Summit Inn Resort and armed with the news that the dining room closed at 9pm, we planned to hit the road by 7.  This gave me enough time to properly pack.  For a weekend devoted to wine tasting I reasoned I really only needed five things: sundresses, sunglasses, sunhat, … [Read more...]

Which Hoops and How High????

July, 2009 - About 4 months ago, my husband asked me to update his resume and cover letter.  After being assured that he was not being laid off (ALLEGEDLY!) I agreed.   NOTE: Remember in The Full Monty when Tom Wilkinson was laid off but he kept getting dressed and leaving for work as if nothing happened so he would not disappoint his wife?  It could happen . . . you never know. Anyhoo, I said, “Sure, I’d be happy to do that.”  After all, it was just the busiest time of year at my job AND 15 … [Read more...]

Some G-20 Events for Everyone


Image by 1Sock via Flickr Here are a few of the events going on this week for everyone to attend.  Please let me know of any other events that are G-20 related and open to the public. GET Larimer: G-20 Walking Tour - Friday, Sept. 25 3-6pm The GET:Larimer Project is the first installment of a new concept, Green Environmental Tourism in the neighborhood of Larimer, Pittsburgh, PA. Held Friday, September 25th from 3pm-6pm, during the weekend of G20 Summit in the city of Pittsburgh, GET:Larimer … [Read more...]

Check out the latest Iron City Times

Download now or preview on posterous 9-21-09.pdf (342 KB) Iron City Times is the newsletter for Iron City Beer - they were kind enough to add a link to IheartPGH to this weeks newsletter too - Thanks! I like the beer fact too - "If you collect beer bottles your are a labeorphilist." Also check out their suggestions for places to watch this weeks Steeler's game in Cincinnati. added via Posterous morePGH - submit what you love … [Read more...]