Another glorious day in The ‘Burgh, hot and sunny. I grabbed my plastic bottle of ice out of the freezer and sallied forth into the world to see what I could see. The Cathedral of Learning (42-stories-high) of the University of Pittsburgh dominates Oakland.
As I walked on the walk way through Schenley Plaza I reminded myself that I have to try sushi at least once in my life. There’s a food booth on the walk way that serves sushi.
Today Schenley Plaza was relatively empty compared to yesterday.
I strolled passed the tables outside of the only sit-down restaurant on the walk way. There were a few people eating at the tables outside and through the windows I could see a few more customers inside the restaurant. I decided to find out what was the name of this place and there it was: The Porch. I pulled my notebook out of my back pocket and searched my other pockets for a pen. Nothing. I forget my pens. I always carry two pens; but not this time.
I crossed Forbes Avenue and strolled up Bigelow Blvd. toward Fifth Avenue to catch a bus back home. There were signs on street poles that announced Bigelow Blvd. between Forbes and Fifth would be closed next week from Monday to Thursday. Then I saw a banner on the student union building that said, Welcome New Students.
Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.