I totally forgot that Little Italy (Bloomfield) here in Pittsburgh was hosting a Columbus Day Parade today. I got to Little Italy at the very tail end of a two hour parade. There was this high school band from West Virginia performing, their colors blue and white. I can barely remember being that young. I sat on my stool at Armand’s and drank my beer and watched the band march past. It’s a beautiful, fall day (partly sunny, the high around 60) in Pittsburgh today.
I shot the breeze with a few of the regulars, got a six-pack and then caught a bus back to my apartment.
I really like my new Ramen Noodles menu. I pre-cook cubed meat in my crock pot and dice vegetables (peppers, onions and carrots) and keep both in plastic containers in the refrigerator until I need them. Then when I boil water, I throw in the noodles and the meat and vegetables and in five minutes I have a meal that is not only good tasting, but is good for you, too.
I only eat one meal a day so I don’t have to worry about the salt content in the little package that comes with the noodles. This way the salt content is less than what is advised for daily consumption. And I’m saving a lot of money, too.
I’m also saving the erotic story “Coming Around” by Anna Bayes for later this month. I’ve published at least, at least, ten of Anna’s stories because her stories are good examples of what I look for in the submissions that I get: sex as art and entertainment.
You don’t want to miss “Coming Around”.
This is the Old Soldier reporting for the PittsburghFlashFiction, a magazine of commentary, local interests, pop culture and sex as art and entertainment.