Pitt Football

Today is Pitt’s first home game of the season! They played against Virginia. I received tickets from my contact in athletics at Pitt. I love college football. I get so excited. We brought my parents along for the game. We parked in Station Square, ate dinner, and took a boat over to the stadium. It as a beautiful day outside. Once we docked at Heinz field, there so many people around the stadium. Today, was also the same day as Ribfest.

We met with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law for a brief minute. They were tailgating with some friends. When we made our way into the stadium, they were giving out pompoms on sticks. I was glad I finally have pompoms. They gave them out at the alumni party last year, when Pitt went to the ACC championship.  I had to break them when we went into the stadium. I didn’t have to break them today!

Unfortunately, Pitt lost to Virginia. We took the boat back over to Station Square in the beginning of the 4th quarter. It was still so cool to be there.

HAIL TO PITT!

Wednesday

This afternoon, I got to meet three University of Pittsburgh football players. Marquis Williams on the left, and Paris Ford on the right. This is probably the best part of my job.
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Also, I got to meet Maurice Ffrench.
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In the afternoon today, I met with a graduate student in my department. I met with her yesterday for the first time. She wanted to go over a plan to meet her milestones. She brought me flowers. I was so touched and so grateful.
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Favorite Part of My Job

There are a couple things that I absolutely love about my job. One of them is connecting with the students and answering their questions. The other is meeting Pitt athletes. The athletes that I get the opportunity to meet and take pictures with are typically Pitt Football players and Pitt basket ball players.
On Friday, I was in charge of sign ups. Some of the athletes had to sign up for a recitation change with one of the professors I work with. He passed on the responsibility to me to make sure that if the athletes came by they would sign with me. Here are some of the athletes that I got to meet. I don’t know all their names.

When I ask them for a picture they are always so nice and they think it is so cool that I want a picture with them. I have a Pitt Board in my office. On the Pitt board are pictures of athletes that I met and of course Chancellor Gallagher made my Pitt board. I am all about the Blue and Gold.

Staff Apperciation Picnic & Barre

At 12pm today, Nancy, Wynn, Georgia, Nicolette, Brian, and I all went to the Staff Appreciation Picnic. Pitt closes down Bigelow and the picnic is in the street; food tents,  t-shirt giveaway table, Popcorn, nacho, and ice cream stand, character drawings, etc. Roc the Pitt Panther was walking around. I got a selfie with him and the chancellor. The chancellor remembered who I was from the Jazz Seminar and Concert. I thanked him for the picnic and he said, thank you for all you do.  I had to head back to the office around 1:30pm for a schedulers meeting. We were going to get this fall schedule settled once and for all. I had no desire to do anything after the picnic

After work today, I got home and got ready to go to barre class. When I arrived at the gym, I got 5 mins of cardio in. I increased the speed and started to run for the first time since the start of grad school.

Typically, I walk first before I run, and this time I ran. I didn’t care, blasted the metal music in my ears and away I went. After 5 mins were up, I cleaned off the machine and went to class. I grabbed a chair, a mat, and two-pound weights. I was glad we weren’t using stretchy bands today. I can never work with those right. When I saw the instructor, I wanted to ask her what happened on Sunday, when she didn’t show up at the studio, but I figured I would wait until after class.

Barre was intense, we did some ab work, and I was struggling a bit. I was still so bloated, so that didn’t help and I feel like I have no abs, or strength in my stomach. I need to get that under control. I am 5’3″ and 160 pounds. No shame with my height and weight I just need to be healthier. I have no desire to be 110lbs and a size 2 again, but I do what I can, and I eat in moderation and when I do I try to eat the right thing,s  but that time of the month for me is so real and hard sometimes.

After Barre, I cleaned off my mat and put away the chair and weights. I asked the instructor about Sunday and she said,  I am so sorry you went all the way out there. She said, the girls who are regulars weren’t going to be there, because one was on vacation and somewhere not able to attend, so I just went to a client’s house and trained her instead. I feel bad.” I said, “Don’t worry about it, but I should I have texted you. I went to breakfast with my parents.” she laughed and apologized again. I said, “But you will be there this Sunday?” she said, “Yes, I will be.” I said, “okay, I will see you then.” I didn’t care really. She should have texted me, and I should have texted her. It’s cool.

After the gym, I went home and got a shower. I turned on the Handmaid’s Tale. New episodes air on Wednesdays. I am addicted to this show. She got caught trying to escape on a puddle jumper. Yes! I knew she was going to get caught. I was rooting for her to make it, but this is the handmaid’s tale. She is a handmaiden. I love it!