Thursday, November 20, 2008
I'm moving. Well, virtually. I like the editor and the pages option in wordpress better, what can I say? If blogger adds more features maybe I'll be back, but until then, update your bookmarks. This page will still exist as archival material, and who knows maybe I'll be back. But the volume 2 is located at http://seapeanut.wordpress.com
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
1) Link to the person who tagged you: Crystalee at http://crystaleecalderwood.blogspot.com/
2) Post the rules on the blog: Posted
3) Write six random things about yourself:
1. i just ate chocolate cake and cream of mushroom soup together...the soup i treated as my drink.
2. it's a lot easier than i thought to get up at 4:40 am
3. a camel tried to eat my arm off
4. i know why hot dogs come in packages of 10 and buns come in packages of 8, my friends.
5. i started riding my bike again and it makes me feel like a kid
6. i might dress up as hannibal lecter for halloween
4) Tag six people at the end of your post.
5) Let each person know they have been tagged. .
6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
"Tag, You're It!"i tag laura, mark, elizabeth, chad, april, and carolyne
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Religious and community leaders from both Tallahassee, Florida and the Washington D.C. area offered to the court detailed plans for the support of the men, from housing and counseling to employment and car insurance. In this stunning show of goodwill and solidarity, 20 leaders from faith-based communities in Tallahassee, Florida, and a network of refugee resettlement agencies and other religious groups, have pledged to help settle the men in local communities.
See BBC? Not all Americans are angered by this! In fact, it's bringing some together.
Monday, September 29, 2008
i'm kind of backtracking, because i just started the photo hunt. this is the theme from the week of september 13th, 2008. WILD. this is my wild shiba inu, akira. okay, he's really yawning, but he looks fierce!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
The AmeriCorps Pledge
I will get things done for America -
to make our people safer,
smarter, and healthier.
I will bring Americans together
to strengthen our communities.
Faced with apathy,
I will take action.
Faced with conflict,
I will seek common ground.
Faced with adversity,
I will persevere.
I will carry this commitment
with me this year and beyond.
I am an AmeriCorps member,
and I will get things done.
In the oath we took at the beginning of my AmeriCorps service, I committed myself to a lifetime of service, beyond my years in AmeriCorps. Time to put my money where my mouth is, and since I don't have any money, that's my hands :). I volunteered today in Braddock doing light renovation on a future foster home and planting an orchard with peach, plum, apple, and pear trees. I was contacted to do this through AmeriCorps Alums. The majority of people there were currently in AmeriCorps keys, but there was also a Vista alum who served in Seattle and currently works at Reed Smith in Pittsburgh, and some of his coworkers who also volunteered. Mayor John also actively participated in the project. We cleared all debris out and around of a house under renovation, and then moved to the orchard site. The ground was so hard and full of rocks and brick that even using a pick axe was hard going. So the Braddock fire department gave us a little help softening up the ground by spraying it down. It was hard work, and my back is feeling it now, but I got to run under the fire cannon water, play in the mud, and use a firehose, so over all, pretty good time!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
North Shore and Side were full of people tailgating, hawking tickets and parking spaces, and generally walking around in black and gold. I tried to take a few pics on my cell phone without being obvious.. :0)
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
and now some quotable quotes from the dem nat convention today (paraphrased as i'm not looking at transcripts)
bill clinton: the world has always been more impressed with the power of america's example than the example of america's power.
the third time is not the charm.
joe biden: that's not change, that's more of the same (regarding john mccain).
it's time for america to get back up, together.
bob casey: john mccain likes to call himself a maverick, but 90% of the time he's voted with george w bush. that's not a maverick, that's a sidekick
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
On the Verizon building, there is a portal with a globe of the world rotating within. The point is that you can call anywhere in the world from Pittsburgh, I guess. Anyways, the boys took some time to find Bulgaria.
on Roberto Clemente Bridge
walking by the Allegheny River
Me and Rado pose for a picture
to the Point
I know I said I'd post about my trip to Bulgaria, and I still plan to, but here is Bulgaria's trip to me! haha. The brother of Rado's sister-in-law was in Redding, PA for training and came with two other Bulgarian coworkers to visit us for a few hours... We had a blast and tried to compact the surrouding area into a few hours with success. We left on a walk from N. Side and travelled by Pirates (PNC) Stadium, went across Roberto Clemente bridge, walked along the river to the point, went to PPG Square and Market Square, ate at Primantis (A Pittsburgh Original). Then we continued our walk across Smithfield St. Bridge to Station Square, rode the incline to Mt. Washington and enjoyed the view, and walked them back to their rental car before heading off to a concert in Highland Park. What a Pittsburgh day! If they get to come longer next time we'll show them more of our lovely city, but they were very impressed by the city and said they enjoyed it more than Philadelphia or New York. That's right folks! Pittsburgh rules.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Here is three month old Sidney. He is rooting for the Penguins and his namesake Sidney Crosby tonight, are you?
On the way home from NYC back in January, I ran into the apparently now defunct "World of Pigeons." I knew that all pigeons and doves were of the same family, Columbidae, but I didn't realize how varied they were...truly a world of pigeons...until I went to the National Aviary in Pittsburgh yesterday...
Some of the Columbidae Family at the National Aviary:
- Nicobar Pigeon
- Pied Imperial Pigeon
- Victoria Crowned Pigeon
- Green-Naped Pheasant Pigeon
- Bartlett's Bleed Heart Dove
- Fruit Dove