Thursday, July 1, 2010

A used condom? Aw, thanks Pittsburgh. How did you know?

I went over to my friend Alexia's house after work, and helped her clean. She's getting married TODAY, and she needed to be out of her apartment by last night. It was the last minute kind of stuff- scrubbing floors, packing up the food, cleaning the refrigerator, etc.

I think that counts double. I cleaned, and it was service. Pretty sure that means I don't have to clean my apartment for at least a month. All in favor, say Aye!

I've been thinking about starting a new series, about Pittsburgh. After all, this is Life in the Pitts. Now that it's warm out, I've started exploring a little bit more, and you guys- Pittsburgh is awesome! I want to start taking pictures of it, and showing it to you.

What would I call that? Pictures of Pittsburgh? Steeler Scenes? I Suck At Titles?

If you have any ideas, let me know.

No rush or anything- it's not like I can start right now. My camera is in the shop. It has been for almost 3 months. And I am really, really mad a Sony.

Last night I went running again. I go all the time.

Ok, that was a lie. I go sometimes. And I do more walking than running. But don't worry, I'm still on for the 1/8K this fall.

After I got home from my grueling cleaning session over at Alexia's (see? I totally earned that break), I grabbed my sports bra and running shoes and headed out the door. In Kurt's socks.

"Hey Kurt, you, uh, may have noticed that my socks are suspiciously large. I think my feet have shrunk."


"Ok, that might be a lie. I'm wearing your socks. See ya!"

I ran out the door before he could answer. I thought about not saying anything, but he would have figured it out. He has a very organized sock drawer.

When I got to Schenley, I noticed a used, juicy condom that someone had thoughtfully left right next to my parking spot.

Oh Pittsburgh. You shouldn't have.

Just be glad I didn't have my camera, because I would definitely be putting that image up.

I thought about grabbing it. I don't have a gift for Alexia, and this could be from me, AND Pittsburgh. Or maybe we could use it to decorate their car.

...Just kidding. I WOULD NEVER DO THAT.

At least, not while my camera is broken.

Thanks Sony. You just ruined Alexia's wedding.



mle said...

You are hilarious!
'be safe' while you continue exploring your city : )

~~Mia~~ said...

man, that is nasty, i just puked in my mouth a little.

i totally did not get the memo on 'doing it in random parking lots' ~ but i will tell you that i have stumbled upon one before too, kinda nasty no?


Unknown said...

Thanks for making me laugh so hard that I cried. You are so funny. I am grateful to Sony for still having your camera. In fact, I just might send them an actual letter :) Love ya.

RenaeF said...

ha ha ha that is too funny! Thanks for the laughs :)

the thrifty ba said...

that is what happen when you exercise! just say no!

Unknown said...

PIC'S of the PITTS!!!! *grin* You can thank me later.... hehe

Morgan//Nuts and Bows said...

BLAHHH that is too gross! I probably would have puked on the spot!! Loved this post!!


Meet Virginia!
Meet Virginia!!
Meet Virginia!!!

viewfromdownhere said...

ew, not cool...not something I'd want to see when going out for a run!

Amber Dawn said...

Okay this post literally made me laugh out loud...thank you for making my Thursday!!

Amie Jo said...

and that is hilarious! I am laughing out loud and my kids are wondering what I am laughing at....if only I could show them! kidding...mostly ;) thanks for sharing.

MommaFreebie said...

You crack. my. shit. up. =)

Maxabella said...

I'd call it Pittsures...

I just found your blog via The Girl Creative New Friend Fridays... such a nice initiative. I'll be back!

Denise said...

from Behind the Heinz Lines....KetchupKorner...SteelReels...ohhh I'll keep thinkin, SURELY a 4th gen. Steeler fan can come up with SUMPIN:)
Glad to see you are NOT fleeing the Steel City after your shock!!
Hope you have a HAPPY 4th Weekend!

Crazy Brunette said...

dude, I so suck at titles too!!!

I sit and fucking ponder a title for 40 minutes after my damn post is written!!!!

Design It Chic said...

I am following you now thanks to Friendly Friday Follow!! It would be nice if you would share back the love here! Happy Friendly Friday Follow!

Poppy said...

Hi I found you on Toddler Awesome's Follow Friday!
Oh wow what a thoughtful present! And I'm sort of glad your camera is away being fixed right now, haha.
Although...I'm pretty sure I would've snagged a photo of it too. =]

Sharon's New Life said...

I'm your latest follower through Blog Hop Friday! I hope you'll stop by my blog at and say hello.

Sharon's New Life said...

I'm your latest follower through Blog Hop Friday! I hope you'll stop by my blog at and say hello.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for linking up for our Friday Blog Hop! I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll stop by and follow me back! Also I have a ton of great giveaways going on right now! :)

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Unknown said...

Yay Pittsburgh, indeed! I've lived here my whole life and have often likened it to a juicy used condom. Sometimes worse things in the winter, lol.

Anyhow, just found your blog today! How long have you been in the 'Burgh? I hope the people here are treating you well!

Carrie said...

Hey I'm just stopping in form the hop! Nice to meet a new neighbor(LOL) I'm about an hour and a half north of you. I'm your newest follower!

Unknown said...

ewwwwwww!!! :)
So, I popped over from bugaboo, mini, mr & me. YOU ARE FUNNY. Like, I laughed a little out loud and the hubby had to ask me what I was doing funny.
So, thanks for commenting on my blog. Glad to have found yours!

The Bipolar Diva said...

Thank you so much for coming by my blog! I'm following you and really looking forward to getting to know you!

Angie B said...

I def had to follow you. I'm a PA girl myself. Went to college in downtown Pittsburgh. Have a review coming up on my blog for the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. Anywho, I found you on blog hop friday. Stop by when you get a chance:

whathaveidone said...

where did your camera go for repair? i might be able to help--my boyfriend works at precision camera in enfield, ct--the largest camera repair facility in the country! i can have him check out what's going on for you if it there...

bkmonet said...


Oh my goodness. I am beyond thrilled to have landed next to your in the Girl Creative/Trendy Treehouse Friday goodness. Can I just say your artwork within this post is fantastic?!?! :D (Aside from the hilarity of everything else)

Oh - and I am much like you in the running department. I'd love to say the I run all the time, but the lingering baby weight and lack of motivation are indicators that I run "sometimes."

Now following and I can't wait to hear more from you!


Ofthesea said...

So funny! And I loooove your doodles... where do you find the time??



Melissa @ A Wide Line said...

LOL! Love the drawings and funny tangents. Visiting from BWOMM's TTT.

Alison said...

Haha!! So funny! Can't believe I hadn't found you before TTT.

I love love love your drawings!

The Sisters' Hood said...

Thanks for linking up to Time Travel Tues today ... too many t's!
First time we ever went to Schenley, we couldn't remember where we had parked the car and ended up walking for three hours!
Hmmm... name for you, let me think about this, and then remind me that I'm thinking, because I am old and will forget ;)

Mad Woman behind the Blog said...

So glad you linked up at TTT. I had read a post or two of yours before and had then "lost" you.
This was the perfect post to lure me back.

Damn Sony!

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