I woke up this morning on the sofa with two pillows under my weary head after falling asleep last night watching Charlie Chaplin silent films on YouTube on my laptop and of course I had the radio on low on the local 24/7 sports talk show and one of the first things I heard the announcer say when I woke up was that today in Pittsburgh it will be mostly sunny with a high of 90. 90!
Spank my bare bottom and call me a nudist!
Yes, it’s going to be hot in Pittsburgh today. It was hot yesterday. The high yesterday was 86 and I went for a stroll down to the campus of the University of Pittsburgh and I took a stroll through Schenley Plaza which was full of mostly young people eating and drinking at the tables under the big tent and along the walkway where the food booths are and it seemed that every other person was working on his or her cellphone. Young people are like totally addicted to their cellphones! I know I sound like an old man maybe because I am an old man. I don’t even own a cellphone.
Then the boulevard between Forbes Avenue and Fifth Avenue was blocked off and a stage was set up for a band and as the students wandered about or sat in the grass and waited for the live band bass-heavy music with a funky beat was being pumped through the powerful sound system. You could hear that bass a block away.
Well, I can’t be young again although I do have long stretches of time when I feel young again like when I sing karaoke at Sonny’s Tavern in Little Italy the first Sunday night of every month which means I plan to be at Sonny’s one week from today.
I wonder what the students will be doing on campus today.
Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. All photos used for this blog post were sampled from Egoallstars. This blog features Naked News videos. Become a regular visitor. Bookmark my little blog of culture for adults only or sign up for your free email subscription today! Because you get Naked News videos and so much more.