I just came back from the public library, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, down by the University of Pittsburgh. I returned my old books and checked out two new books. One book is about Daniel Boone and the other one is about Winston Churchill with a focus on his life as an author (he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and was a best-selling author) and actor and how these two passions informed his political career.
The weather is lousy. A light drizzle has been falling all day and there are patches of slushy ice on the side walks. The high today is suppose to be in the 40s, but I don’t see it happening. I took a bus both ways even though the library is only a twenty-minute walk from my apartment building.
Pitt has a home football game today. It plays Syracuse. Today is Senior Day. Pitt is only 6-4 for the season and it needs to win this game and its last game against Miami in order to be bowl eligible.
Bigelow Blvd. between Forbes Ave. and Fifth Ave. (in front of the student union) was blocked off and several yellow school buses were parked inside the blocked off area. I guess the buses are for students going to the game. I guess. I really don’t know. Could the buses be for the team? Maybe the buses are for the band and the cheerleaders. Two university police cars sat in the rain inside the blocked off area with their lights flashing.
I’ll listen to the game on the radio.
Hail to Pitt!