Saturday, January 22, 2011


Apparently the powers that be over at MSNBC have decided that we no longer need Keith Olbermann on our televisions each evening.

I disagree with this. I am not much of a political tv show viewer (well not since Tim Russert left this earth) but my husband is what I would call a bit of a political junkie. And through him I was introduced to *Countdown with Keith Olbermann.*

Since we have been together, I have found myself spending many an hour with Mr. Olbermann, being entertained and often times enlightened.

I am very sad that MSNBC has decided for whatever cockamamie reason he is no longer welcome in my living room each evening. I'm sorry, but the man that can give us such thought provoking commentary as this, about the World Trade Center "mosque" in August of 2010 will always be welcome in my living room.

I leave you now with that special commentary. It is 12 minutes long but well worth it.

Good night and good luck to you as well Keith Olbermann.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

So What Have We Learned?

About me blogging all the time ... not much why do you ask?

Actually it's been about 6 weeks since we moved here to the Burgh and I would have to say that I have learned a few things in that time.

  1. Want to get from Point A to Point B? Great!!!! Now to get there you must go through point Z to point L and then point Q first. Oh and point L is under construction and will be for the rest of your life.
  2. How do you feel about hills? Hills, we have hills. Lots and lots of hills. I don't think there is any flat land in the state of Pennsylvania. Hell I'm not even sure if my living room floor is flat!
  3. Speed Limit - Oh you mean suggestion of MINIMUM speed. Seriously, doing about 15 miles per hour above the posted speed limit in the high speed lane is no guarantee that you will not be the slowest driver in the lane. Do not be surprised if you have a douchecanoe on your bumper flashing his lights at you to get you to move out of his way.
  4. Rivers - Three of those. Although the Monongahela seems to be hiding from me. Haven't managed to find that one yet!
  5. Tunnels and Bridges - got those too! Lots of those! And sometimes you have to do sudden lane changes on the bridge in order to get in the proper lane to get into the right tunnel. This goes along with numbers 2 and 4, by the way.
  6. SNOWMAGEDDEN!!!!! Seriously, two inches of snow and the town freaks out. This is the one time when number 3 is not in effect. Last time we had more than 3 inches of snow it took me 2 hours to get to where I needed to pick up Keith and then almost another hour to get home.
  7. Only two colours matter in this town.... Black and Gold. I have never seen so many people wearing Steelers stuff in my life! We went to the mall on Saturday and I told Keith we could field a team just from the kids wearing Steelers gear in the play area. Never saw anything like it in my life. Seriously.
  8. Want a beer or drink with dinner? Don't plan on picking up a six pack of your favorite or a bottle of wine at your local grocery store. Beer is sold in beer stores - by the case. Wine is sold in separate wine and spirit stores. So when you select a beer, hope you like it cause you'll be drinking it for a while.
  9. Yinz. So I hope yinz have learned a thing or two about Pittsburgh after this. Yes Pittsburgh does have it's own language. And no I'm not kidding.
I don't know why spellcheck doesn't understand Steelers or yinz. Must not be from Pittsburgh.