On the road again

and I survived the trip north, and are settled into our hotel room in downtown Pittsburgh. The trip up was fairly uneventful – stopped for a bit in Tamarac, W.Va. for food, art, and pottery. Got into town around 8:30 in the midst of a thunderstorm (man, I forgot that thunderstorms are COOL in a big city) after dealing with a traffic mess in New Stanton.

Wandered over to Market Square for some Primanti Bros. Cheesesteaks and an Iron City. And now we’re chilling waiting for our room-mate to show up so we can crash.

And crash we will. *grin* Been a long day, and tomorrow we set up for the con!

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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5 Responses to On the road again

  1. raie says:

    You have to keep a strong front if you’re gonna survive this Kevin! Make sure there are no grey areas about what is and isn’t your territory. Make sure to leave an undergarment on the bed that you have claimed as yours, especially if it is the better of the two beds or the only bed, this insures that you have officially marked your territory and that the bed is yours. Leave the Do Not Disturb tag, or a sock, on doorknobs for privacy, and make sure your victims co-habitators understand the symbolism.

  2. alchemist says:

    We’ve done this before, and already discussed the rules and suchlike with the roomie. No worries, we’re old pros.

    Well, I’m old, anyway. *grin*

  3. cpl_recoil says:

    If you live in the burg you say “gimme an arhn”. I prefer IC Light,but I don’t drink that much. I still have half a case in the fridge from last falls trip up there. However, if I were there right now, I’d head for Luciano’s in White Oak, on Long Run Road, for my very favorite pizza in the world. Gettin’ hungry just thinking about it!

  4. alchemist says:

    Well, I’m finding all the local dives on Liberty and William Penn this trip, since we’re spending most of the weekend dahntahn.

    Although looks like there’s a great neighborhood bar just a few blocks from the hotel on Strawberry Way. Skip the fancy hotel crap, it’s overpriced and nowhere near as good as a nice, neighborhood grill, you know?

  5. cpl_recoil says:

    When I was your age I worked in the Verizon building, back then it was called Bell of PA, at 416 Seventh Ave, not too far from where you are now. As I recall, we frequented Del Frates on Liberty Ave, near the Convention Center, Frenchy’s on 6th Street(or was it 7th Street?), the Brass Rail on Smithfield Street and The Oyster House in Market Square. Looking at the list, one might think I did a bit of drinking then. Well,maybe. Don’t remember all that much. Have fun! See you when you get back.

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