Hello, all you regular fans of my little girlie magazine and a warm welcome to all you new visitors! Guy Hogan is my name and blogging is my game. Welcome to the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, an online magazine of culture for adults only.
Officially, summer does not begin for several more days; but the weather in Pittsburgh the past few days has been very summery (more or less): sunny and hot (in the 80s).
But I digress…
One of the topics that I report on is the karaoke scene in Pittsburgh. Well, actually I only go to two bars in Pittsburgh for karaoke: Nico’s Recovery Room in Little Italy and Sonny’s Tavern in Little Italy. And I only go the first Saturday (Nico’s) and the first Sunday (Sonny’s) each month. Why karaoke the first Saturday and the first Sunday of each month? Because I’m retired and that’s all I can afford. I was at Nico’s and Sonny’s this month.
Karaoke at Nico’s was a bit of a disappointment. Oh, It’s a great place for karaoke on a Saturday night, but the Penguins were playing for the Stanley Cup that night and karaoke is suppose to start at 9:30 pm. At around 11:30 pm I left. I understand why the Penguins being in the Stanley Cup playoffs superseded karaoke; but I don’t go to Nico’s on a Saturday night for hockey…I look forward to karaoke at Nico’s the first Saturday night in July…
Karaoke at Sonny’s the first Sunday night of this month was bangin’. The music was cranked and the patrons came to party. And there was a nice mix of good singers and singers who just wanted to have fun: just what karaoke is all about. I plan to be at Sonny’s for karaoke the first Sunday night in July once again.
I’ll start doing my deep breathing, flexibility and stretching exercises again every morning in a few days to get ready for karaoke next month. I take my karaoke seriously.
Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
Lucy Collett is our nude pinup for this post. I sampled all of her photos from Egotastic All Stars. This is what Wikipedia has to say about Lucy Collett.
She won The Sun newspaper’s Page 3 Idol 2012 modeling contest, and she frequently appears as a Page 3 girl in that newspaper. She has been featured regularly in men’s magazines, such as Nuts, Zoo, Front, Loaded, and Maxim. In addition to her own subscription based website, she has modeled for several internet based erotic websites, such as Suicide Girls, Pinup Wow, Onlytease, CurvedFX, and Xtreme Playpen.
Collett began her modeling career at age 17 as a hair model for Toni & Guy salons. At this time, she began dyeing her naturally brown hair blond and, later, her signature red color. In December 2011, at the age of 22, she was declared the winner of The Sun’s Page 3 Idol 2012 competition and became a Page 3 girl.
When Lucy won the competition, she was a dress size 12 (UK) and 30G bra. FHM called her part of a “welcome new trend for curvaceous womanliness.” Her voluptuous figure and red hair have drawn comparisons with actress Christina Hendricks and cartoon sex symbol Jessica Rabbit. The Sun has sent Collett onto the streets of London dressed as Joan Holloway, Hendricks’s character in Mad Men, to gauge men’s reaction. Collett has always tried to “send out the message that you don’t have to be a size six to be a model” and that she wants to promote a healthy body image for girls and women. In 2015, Lucy decided she would be more comfortable with a fuller figure and started using the #curvemodel tag on Instagram when flaunting her size 16 (UK) curves.
Lucy has presented Nuts magazine’s web series of games news and reviews, “Girl Got Game”, and, in March 2015, she began presenting ZOO magazine’s web series “Game On”. In February 2015, she presented a one-off video feature with Talksport.
Collett’s father is a property developer, and her mother is a chiropodist. She is the youngest of four children. Her parents divorced when she was 4 years old, after which she lived with her mother. She attended Myton School in Warwick.
On 19 May 2005, her 17-year-old brother Jacob was assaulted by another teenager following an altercation outside a pub in Leamington. He suffered a brain haemorrhage and died in Warwick Hospital around 1 AM on 20 May 2005. His assailant was subsequently convicted of manslaughter and received a six-year prison sentence. Her brother’s death caused Lucy to suffer from a year-long depression and engage in incidents of self-harming. She credits an interest in photography, which she studied for her A-levels, with giving her the ability to overcome her grief and depression and rebuild her life.
Here’s her personal site: Lucy Collett