Haven’t posted in a couple weeks (other than the automatic Twitter posts that post to the site). Can’t say anything too extreme or crazy has been going on, a few small adventures here and there, but otherwise, just keeping Status Quo, which has been a good thing.
A few of the highlights I can speak of include:
- The week of October 5th, mom and I went to Florida for a wedding. My 3rd cousin (Mom’s cousin’s daughter) got married and there were other 2nd & 3rd cousins there. Some of them I’d never met and some I already knew. Our family is some of the last immediate family here in Pittsburgh, my bro and I haven’t met much of the family. So, it was really my first time meeting my 3rd cousin’s Jenny (the Bride) and her sister Michelle (Maid of Honor).I also meet for the 1st time since I was about 4, one of my 3 first cousin’s (Mom’s brother’s sons) from Utah, Ryan. That was a good experience getting to know him. Additionally, mom and I made it up to see my dad’s parents north of Orlando, and then to The Villages, northwest of Orlando, to visit mom’s friends and some more family. Overall, a nice trip for us, just to take a breather from the Burgh and see family, something we don’t experience much of here.
- Went to Penn State (State College, PA) last weekend w/ 2 other founding members of the J-Crew (ole high school buddies)! We went up and saw the PSU – Minnesota football game (my first time in Beaver Stadium….awesome experience & a good 20-0 win for the Nittany Lions!) and visited w/ some girls, 1 being my buddies newly acquired girlfriend (Rumor has it she only invited him up to force him into a relationship, but shhhh, we can’t let him know she tricked him like that!).
- I also made it to my first Pens game this season (not including the pre-season game my bro Jason and I went to) with my dad this past week. We saw a great 5-1 win. The Pens are really rolling right now, they look great! I got to rock my new Lemieux jersey. It’s an old school jersey, circa the ’90 – ’92 seasons, I’m pretty stoked about that!
- Lastly, solved a minor technical mystery regarding this WordPress powered site. My archive pages were only showing the number of posts I set in the Settings –> Reading page of the Admin section. Which was fine, however, I wanted the Home Page to act differently and only show 1. Well, with the use of this great tool called Aardvark, I found a resolution. It’s a type of Social Networking site in which you asks questions you can’t typically find easily via a search engine. The service then asks other people using the system that have stated they have a interest in or a strong understanding of the topic your asking a question about, and those folks get back to you in about 5 minutes or less! I had a few great responses and I ended up finding this link. Anyways, with Aardvark, you can ask any question about any topic: sports, tech, cultures, education, food, travel, etc. It’s great because you get a diverse set of answers and sometimes you find more than you were looking for! Be sure to try it out!
Well, time to go. I wanted to get this post up, but I’m going to try and throw a few pics up in a bit or later tonight. Stay tuned!