Hello, hello, hello, all you rock ‘n’ rollers all over the world with a special hello to all my fans in Germany, the Philippines, Spain and Japan! Guy Hogan is my name and blogging is my game.
How’s every doing?
I have a little gout in the left elbow, but other than that I’m doing fine. A little gout is to be expected when you’re a baby boomer; I just can’t figure out what suddenly gave it to me. Oh, I know it’s all about diet, but I can’t figure out what I’ve been eating or drinking that would suddenly make my gout flare up. And I know there is a simple pill to cure it. But why take a pill when all you have to do is change your diet?
But I digress…
Old man winter paid the Pittsburgh area a visit last night. When I woke up this morning it was snowing and the snow was sticking. The forecast for today is: cloudy and windy with periods of snow and a high of 30.
Well, all my fun money is gone anyway. And I won’t have anymore until later this month. So, I won’t be hot-footing it to Armand’s in Little Italy anytime soon anyway. I’m perfectly happy to wait out the bad weather in my scrubby but warm little apartment reading my books from the public library and surfing the web and working on the City of Pittsburgh’s only magazine of commentaries, culture, movie reviews, sexy stories and topless women.
I love my job as editor/publisher of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. I mean you have to do something when you retire.
Speaking of The Gazette, it’s still evolving; which is a good thing. I often describe it as a “girlie magazine.” But if you look around the Internet, I don’t think you’ll find any girlie magazine like it. It’s a girlie magazine because it has lots of topless women in it. And so do other girlie magazines. Yet how many other girlie magazines have a category dedicated to karaoke? How may other girlie magazines have a category dedicated to The Door? Or how many others have Naked News videos? How many cover crock pot cooking? How many focus on the flash fiction story and how to write it? How many are Pittsburgh (especially Little Italy) centric? And the list goes on and on and on…
Yes, dear gentle reader, you and I are pioneers when it comes to girlie magazines.
So explore the site. Bookmark my little girlie magazine or take out a free email subscription today.
And Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting from Pittsburgh.
PS I keep an old, out of date edition of The Oxford American Desk Dictionary leaning up against my workstation. I looked up the definition of gazette:
- news sheet, periodical publication giving current events.
You know you can’t beat that with a stick!