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Category: pittsburgh

03/24/14 12:25 - ID#58830 pmobl

Pittsburgh Phipps Botanical Garden

Sunday morning (e:paul) and I got up and walked around Pittsburgh for a bit before heading to the Phipps Botanical Garden with my family. Their building was very similar to Buffalo's but much better layout. Paul says they were all designed by the same person. It was located in the fancy, Delaware Park style neighborhood near U Pitt. It looks amazing for hiking and oogling rich people's mansions so we'll have to do that next time.

After that we stopped at Whole Foods for lunch. I was very underwhelmed compared to the one in University Heights, OH, although the peanut butter dessert we had was amazing.

We headed home after that. I actually managed to drive for most of it - I think it's a new record for me. Paul and I talked about the Radical Faeries and pretty much everything on the way home.

I can't wait to go back to Pittsburgh, with (e:terry) too next time.

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The Harvard-Yale-Princeton Club. So fancy.
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The tiniest little buildings squeezed by skyscrapers.

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A lot of new buildings going up
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The Omni Statler hotel we stayed at
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An ugly/cool retro/futuristic looking skyscraper.
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Category: going out

03/24/14 12:21 - ID#58829 pmobl

Real Luck bar and the Pittsburgh night walk

After dinner (e:paul) and I checked into out Hotel at the William Penn Omni. I tried to get my sister Mary to come back and come out with us but she wouldn't have it. The hotel was this crazy fancy old Statler hotel downtown, and we got it for only $80 instead of the normal $320. We figured out how the Priceline "name your price" tool worked, and got a price we wanted at the hotel Paul wanted to stay at. Sometimes cheapness pays off. (e:paul,58824) wrote more about the hotel here.

We were going to go out early, but Paul was feeling blah from dinner so we watched TV while his stomach settled. We watched ameuter wrestling for way too long.

Pittsburgh had a huge amount of places open downtown. We settled on Real Luck Cafe, or Lucky's. It was like a bigger better version of Cathode. The music was cheesy but fun, the crown was way more diverse, and everyone was singing, dancing together and having a good time. There was an upstairs bar that had three naked men flopping around on it. I wonder if the bartenders ever get sick of it? Only downside to the bar was that it closed by two and everyone smoked there. I felt like I was getting cancer just by dancing.

Since it was early Paul and I spent the rest of the night touring downtown Pittsburgh. All their buildings are dense, tall, and stone. It felt way more impressive and less like a ghosttown compared to Buffalo although there weren't that many people out walking. I guess when Carnegie and Rockefeller build your city it turns out pretty nice. We finished the night at this fun, shady store.

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This drag queen was pacing up and down the street and kept setting off a car alarm. I guess we were just walking back and forth too
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No lake but the rivers seem nice
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Every side of downtown had a totally different view - it's hard to capture how much there was
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The downstairs bar - seemed fun and had cheap drinks, too bad about the smoking
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If you squint hard enough you can almost see the outline of a butt
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Secret entrance to the underground club
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Hotties kissing
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Category: random

03/22/14 09:02 - ID#58819 pmobl

Pittsburgh Kindness Initative

At the Carson Street Rita's, (e:paul) and I went with my family and Emily's friend Laura for water ice, a flavor ice type thing. Although they were out of the Swedish Fish flavor today. Paul and I split a black cherry water ice with vanilla custard.

I went to go pay for the water ice and the cashier handed us these cards and told us that it already had been taken care of. Someone from the Pittsburgh Kindness Initiative covered the bill for a bunch of people. Ridiculous, but awesome. We're supposed to take the cards and pay it forward. I wonder how we should?

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Category: travel

03/22/14 07:52 - ID#58818 pmobl

Pittsburgh vs Buffalo

(e:paul) and I drove down to Pittsburgh this morning to meet with my family for Emily's birthday . We started at Duquesne to pick her up. It was 50 and sunny unlike Buffalo. Her campus has a crazy amazing view over Pittsburgh on the highest hill downtown. Her dorm was brand new and ridiculously nice.

We went out to dinner at the Pittsburgh Steak Company. I had an alright vegetable wrap. You'd have to ask someone else if the steak was any good though.

After we went down Carson Street to Ritas Water Ice. Its similar to Elmwood except way more yuppified and a lot nicer looking. Most of the buildings are brick too. Pittsburgh seems cooler than Buffalo right now, but the grass is always greener right?

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Category: dancing

03/22/14 07:44 - ID#58816 pmobl

Wasteland Rave


After Mickey's reading, (e:paul) (e:terry), (e:flacidness) and I headed over to the rave at the Wastelands
The place was set up pretty cool, possibly an old bank vault? The music was decent and so was the dacing but the smoke was terrible. I don't know how people smoke.

We got a little crazy but especially Terry. It made it a crazy good time. We went to bed about 4 when Paul and I were supposed to leave for Pittsburgh the next day at 10.

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Category: ideas

03/22/14 12:48 - ID#58812 pmobl

Friendsume


(e:terry) wants friendsume, a resume for your friends. The next Facebook for sure. He said $8 billion for it.

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Category: food

03/21/14 12:20 - ID#58809 pmobl

Seabar with Paul

Yesterday after work, (e:paul) and I were feeling the bougie waves of hunger wash over us. So we went to Seabar. It was my first time there and it was the best food ever.

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We split the seaweed salad and the carmelized goat cheese salad. The goat cheese salad had a little torched crust like a creme brulee along with celery leaf greens and a raspberry vinegar sauce.

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I got the vegetarian rolls, with red pepper, avacado, mushroom and cucumber. We also split the sugar egg Tamago roll. I bet we can make something like these at home, just not as pretty looking.

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We got dessert too. It was this peanut butter fudge type crispy treat, with caramel sauce, berries and whipped cream.

After we got back, I did duolingo and watched more Teen Wolf with (e:terry).

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Category: beer

03/21/14 12:19 - ID#58808

Bierklub wieder

Beer club was a week later this month because of the blizzard last week.
Just writing this post makes my mouth cringe, since the beers this month were all stouts. For sure the most disgusting beers I've ever had. Most of them tasted like someone dumped burnt flavored coffee in a terrible beer. Even the stout people were not very impressed with most of them. We left right after the beer was done because seconds weren't even worth it. At home the church of the old pink was founded somehow. There was also some alcohol-fueled dummheit again. It was super annoying.

On the bright side (e:terry) and I got out Girl Scout cookies! Too bad about the transfats. I also got to catch up with Michelle for a little bit. She was telling me how after graduation this semester she's planning on going on a big trip to South America. It sounds awesome, I wish I had planned for something like that last year.

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On the way back I stopped at the coop. Maybe I need to start purchasing peanut butter in $50 tubs?

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Model shots of (e:yesthatcasey). He wanted a good picture

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Category: random

03/21/14 12:18 - ID#58807

Basra's Jumbo Rainbow Snack

Apparently sometime on St. Patrick's day, Basra ordered some snacks on (e:terry)'s office computer. I didn't even realize he was there (he may have done it with the help of (e:paul), (e:mike) and I). Terry saw this open when he went into work on Monday.

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Since Basra didn't ask before he ordered $82 worth of penis pops, I called to cancel it. The woman on the phone pretty much understood when I told her it was St. Patrick's day. I told her Basra was a tortoise and wouldn't be needing any penis candy. She never fufilled the order because she was confused why the name didn't match the card. She also told me it was flagged because of something inappropriate written in the memo section, but she wouldn't tell me what it was. Must have been terrible if the dirty candy company won't say it. I feel kind of bad for their wasted time although I am sure it happens a lot.

Posted 3/16/2014 4:04:48 PM
Order # 768420509
Name=BASRA MICKELSON
Care Of=WENDY THE GHOST
Address=24 LINWWOD A\VE
City=Buffalo
State=NY
Postal Code=14202
___________________________
Quantity=10
Style Number=Penis Food
Unit Price=6.30
Product=Jumbo Rainbow Cock Pop, 8 oz-
___________________________
Sub Total=$63.00
Shipping Cost=$19.90
Sales Tax=$0.00
Grand Total=$82.90


Poor Bas doesn't know his address or zip code either!
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Category: food

03/21/14 12:17 - ID#58806 pmobl

Vanilla Cupcake Fish

I think I want to be some sort of snack engineer from now on. Someone comes up with all these ridiculous variations on snacks. Vanilla cupcake goldfish, they didn't taste very good but something about them made me finish the package. The taste was weird and fake cake flavored, kind of like a sugar-ier cake vodka.

It reminds me how I used to inhale Cupcake Pebbles when it was a thing. Those probably tasted the same flavorwise but I could eat a box in an evening.

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