Hi Friends. Welcome to Monday. :/
(unless you're reading this early)
Last week was such a drag. I felt pretty blah the whole week, time seemed to standstill & I just had some not so great luck. I was psyched to make it to the weekend & after a great weekend, I KNOW this week will be better than last.
What were you up to this weekend?
Saturday was brutally hot. 90+ and super humid. The day started with a big ol' mug of coffee while I used my new rocker on the back porch.
Saturday night I met up with some friends to see Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. A band I fell in love with over 10 years ago.
We met up in the Strip District of Pittsburgh & grabbed a famous Primanti Bros sandwich. Primanti Brothers is one of those things that's just iconic Pittsburgh. If you ask someone about a Pittsburgh staple? This is one of 'em. All their sandwiches come with tomatoes, fries (as is the Pittsburgh way) & "coleslaw" - which is more like shredded cabbage with a tangy oil based dressing, nothing like coleslaw in the south, or at your BBQ.
After Primantis we grabbed a drink before heading into the show at Altar Bar, a former church, turned intimate concert venue. We were lucky enough to grab a spot to stand on the stairs to the upper balcony. Which ensured we were out of the fray of any rowdy concert goers (though there were none) & afforded us a great view of the stage.
I wasn't a fan of the opening acts, but it seemed the rest of the crowd was. Red Jumpsuit Apparatus played their 2006 studio album from start to finish & while it included all the songs I really wanted to hear, I was a little disappointed they didn't play any others.
Sunday's weather was absolute perfection. 75-ish, sunny, with a slight breeze & low humidity. Is there someplace with weather like this all the time? If so, I think I want to move.
The BF & I headed to the Rachel Carson Trail, a 35 mile+ trail that snakes through all different parts of the county. We've hiked a few sections before & headed back to hike where we last left off.
We hiked a solid 4-ish miles before deciding we better turn around before one of us got hangry.
Not that that has ever happened before...
Then it was time to settle down for some booking (reading, but booking sounded better) & blogging. While the BF grilled up some brats & picked lettuce from the garden for a salad. Not a bad view right?
And now, for an announcement. I've been posting 5 days a week, but I plan to cut back to 3 days for the summer (through Labor Day) popping in for a 4th day if I've got lots of things to say. I plan to post M, W, F. I love this weather, I love being outside reading a book, hiking, biking, saying yes to whatever outdoor plans come along, so I've got no plans to skip any of that to write a blog post. I would rather under-commit & over-deliver & I hope you all can understand.
I still plan to be around, reading other blogs & commenting, but, sheesh, I know everyone says it, but blogging can be really hard work. So, see y'all Wednesday!
Bloggers - have you ever cut back on posting?
How was your weekend?
What's an iconic food // establishment where you live?