This morning, we took the T into downtown, we were going to the Pitt game after work. When we arrived in town, we ran into my cousin Marilyn, who I haven’t seen since that day at her house, when she told me to put my phone away. I really haven’t spoken to her, and she hasn’t made much of an attempt with me either. When we saw her, Drew spotted her first. She was walking to her building. She talked to Drew more than she did to me. I didn’t really care, but I was ready to get to work. After we talked to her for a bit, we got on the bus into Oakland. Work was good, but I was ready for the Pitt game.
At the end of the day, I met Drew at the bus stop and we took the bus back into town. We were going to freeze at the game, but we were excited. We decided to go somewhere to eat, once we got to the Northshore. Once we were back in downtown, we took the T to the Northshore. Even though I had a parking pass, we were closer to the stadium where we were parked, so thankfully the lot attendants, let us pay ahead of time, without having to pay game day price.
When we stopped into Burgatory, it was going to be an hour long wait, so we walked to Bar Louie and put our names in, but people with bigger parties, we’re going in front of us, and a table for two wasn’t opening up any time soon, so after our drink. We left and went back to check out Burgatory. I spotted a space open at the bar. He told me to sit down and grab it, eventually, something would open up for him to sit next to me, and it did. It felt weird not sitting with him at the bar.
After dinner, we walked to the stadium and got checked in. They were giving out free banners. They opened up and said, “Hail to Pitt” on one side. The other side said, “Pitt for Life.” It was pretty cool, kinda chintzy. I have it up on my board in my office, where all my Pitt pictures are.
After a while, Dr. E. came into our section with his wife and their friends. They said, where were you guys at the tailgate? I said, we ended up going out to eat, and didn’t have anything to bring. They said, so what you could have come to the tailgate. We had all kinds of food. I just looked at Drew and he said, “We should have gone to the tailgate.” I kind of agreed with him. I just can’t go empty-handed to that kind of things.
As the game went on and the wind blew it was cold, but it was a good time. Even though, Pitt lost. We still had fun being there. We were going to be tired in the morning. I wish it was Friday, but tomorrow is Friday and that is good enough.