Weirdo

Thursday, November 20th, 2008, 12:59 am

Today was one of those weird days and when you have one of those weird days the best thing to do is get it behind you. Stomp on the gas pedal and as you’re looking at it rapidly recede in the rearview mirror say aloud, “Jesus, that was a weird day.” Get yourself some sleep, wake up with the world anew.

About the least-weird part of the evening was a get-together of a bunch of Pittsburgh bloggers and general technophiles. I had a very good time talking shop with a galaxy of Pittsburgh’s best and bloggiest, and we’re all doing it again Friday night. Tonight was kinda of an extension of PodCamp3; Friday is your basic Pittsburgh Blogger hootenanny. In both cases beer is served. I keep good company.

Tonight’s festivities were held at the Firehouse Lounge, a joint in the Strip I’ve always wanted to visit. Walked past the place a thousand times during my strolls through that area, and how cool would a nightclub in a renovated firehouse be? Nice place, good beer, good times. Around 10pm a DJ set up and started playing techno, and as no one thought to bring along a fishbowl full of Ecstasy and a gaggle of glow sticks people started to file out. Still, a very good time.

I used to work in the Strip and even though it’s changed (and changed back, and changed again) since I worked there I think of it as familiar ground. A lot of my memories are bad ones, alas, as I frickin’ hated the jobs I had while I was working down there. Last week I walked through downtown on my way to a Veterans Day breakfast and I got some bad deja vu remembering how I used to make that same walk to yet another job I hated. Got the shudders. Tonight was different, as I was channeling how it felt to go HOME after completing yet another crappy day. Paused at a red light before the 31st Street Bridge and snapped a pic:

I know my photos during this month have, well, sucked, but I hope to have a bunch of good ones to post over the next few days. But for now, gonna say goodbye to the weirdness. Time to get unconscious.

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