Monday, June 19, 2006

Weekend in Pittspuke

Rachel and I got to spend the weekend together in Pittsburgh again. We had another wedding this weekend, only this time, we didn't have to do anything for it. On Friday night we got together and Rachel made dinner for me. (Teriaki and Mandarin Orange marinaded grilled chicken with asparagus... YUM!) Then we went to see Cars. I loved the movie. At first, I didn't think I was going to like it, but when they finally got to the small town, I started to fall in love with the movie. It was really well done, and I would highly recommend it to people, because the volume was so loud in the theater that she couldn't sleep.

The next day we went to the wedding. It was really quite beautiful. We had a lot of fun at the wedding primarily because we didn't have to do anything. After the wedding we went downtown, and made a stop at the West End overlook. This is the one thing that I really love about Pittsburgh. There are some really beautiful overlooks there in the city, and (inspired by Tim) I took the following picture which required some stitching together. I don't have any fancy software to use, so this is the best I could do with Powerpoint.Here it is. I can't think of a way to make it bigger, but if you click on it, it should be pretty big.

This is Rach and I at the overlook. Boy was the sun in our eyes...

I took a shot of Hines Field for Dave Bindewald and Chris White, should they ever see my blog.
Here's where the magic happens boys.

For you Cleveland fans, I think if you park your car full of explosives under that second pillar,
you should be able to knock the whole thing over.

Pittsburgh has more bridges per person over five feet long than any other city in the world.

Then, we went to Dave and Erin's house to watch a movie while their daughter slept. We ended up watching a movie called "In the Eye of the Beholder" starring Ewan McGregor and that lady from Double Jeopardy. It was easily the single worst movie I have seen since Tim brought home that movie set in the fifties about the guys trying to get people out of the town before it was flooded. I do not recommend that anyone, under any circumstances, try to watch this movie. In it, there are several elements that would be really cool elements of a movie, if they were only made a part of the movie. On the whole, it's abysmal. And that's being generous.

The next day, Rach and I got up and went to Church. Then, she had to work on a paper for a while. I was pretty bored, so Rach went to the library, and I went to Phil and Allie's. There I watched "Clear and Present Danger" which is awesome. I love Harrison Ford, and I really wish that there was someone around today who could do action movies with the same sort of dignity that Harrison Ford has. There really is no gentleman hero in film today, and that's a shame. (Though I did hear that they are making a new sequel to the Indiana Jones trilogy.)

After that, Rachel came by and I bought her dinner at a restaurant on Mount Washington. It was really beautiful up there, and I really enjoyed my time. It was nice to just sit and have a quiet date with each other. During dinner we saw this little guy on the hillside underneath us. I think it's a beaver, Rach thinks it's a ground hog. I'm not sure that it's a beaver, but that's my best guess. Rach thinks it's tail is too thin. What do you think?


Rach and I at the table in the restaurant on Mount Washington.

Then, we went to Frank Curto Park which is right by Bigelow Boulevard. We have driven past the park at sixty miles an hour about seventy thousand times, and it was nice to finally go. Though, there isn't much to say about the park.



Then, we went back and I hit the sack. On Monday, I went to the CCO office and talked to Sarah Landini about trying to get my support raising up. Right now, I'm not doing so hot, and she gave me some hints on how to improve. I'll be working on that stuff this week.

Then, it took me two hours to drive back to Pittsburgh. Ugh. Now, I'm home and I'm ready for bed. It was a very nice weekend.

3 comments:

Tim 2 said...

Where is pittsburgh? Who is Gizmo? Why do you have pictures of that stadium on your blog?

Remember,

If its brown, FLUSH IT DOWN!

hmmm this password below is wwsbs

Does that stand for what would sebastian bach say? OR maybe why would santa bring salamanders? Maybe even when we swing boogers sling!

Anonymous said...

Oooh future brother-in-laws, you too will come to enjoy this fine little city some day. I can't wait to wrap you all up in black and gold ribbons when you come for the wedding!

Rachel

Joshua said...

Black and Gold makes Baby Jesus Cry!