Dateline Pittsburgh: 09:30 a.m.
Your Baby Boomer Papa woke up this morning and looked out his windows and saw that 3-5 inches of snow had fallen while he was asleep.
The high in Pittsburgh today will only be 24 and it will be mostly cloudy with the possibility of more snow flurries. Well, management turned on the heat some time last night and now I’m nice and toasty in my small but cozy apartment.
Hello hello hello, all you rock ‘n’ rollers everywhere! Guy Hogan is my name and blogging is my game. As of this morning the PFFG is averaging 1,088 page views every day for this month so far. Will I be able to hang on? Will I end the month with a daily average of at least 1,000 page views for the entire month? I’ve never done it, not once since this version of the PFFG went online in February 2014. And it’s not just a matter of blogging harder. It’s a matter of blogging smarter. My identity as a successful full-time blogger is at stake.
Oh, well, if it doesn’t happen, if I don’t end this month which has 31 days with at least 31,000 page views for the month I guess I’ll just soldier on. No, I will soldier on and one day one month…
I didn’t even leave my apartment yesterday. I had plenty of beer in the refrigerator and I just chilled, taking up my favorite position flat on my back on the sofa with two pillows under my weary head and I sipped beer and continued to read On The Road by Jack Kerouac that I got from the library several days ago and I even cleaned my bathroom.
Yes I did.
Then later that night I clicked on YouTube and watched the silent films The Sheik and Blood And Sand, both staring Rudolf Valentino and then I crashed out on the sofa and woke up to a Pittsburgh under several inches of snow…
And last night I put in my ear buds and listened to the score of each film, something I rarely do when I watch silent films. Usually, I listen to classical music or sports or the news on the radio when I watch a silent film. So, I was very pleased with the score of each film. The scores were moody and definitely added to the story of each film and I tried to image the impact the Great Lover must have had on audiences in 1921 and 1922 respectively when the films were released. He certainly had a powerful impact on the women in the audience. You can Google it!
Well, after I publish this blog post I’ll do about twenty minutes of exercises and shower and dress and then quick-march to Armand’s in Little Italy for a couple of beers and to see what’s going on. I still have fun money in my pocket and on the 16th Mr Skin/Naked News will release to me by snail mail a check for $50.00. You know you can’t beat that with a stick! Your Baby Boomer Papa is doin’ all right!
Hail to Pitt!
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