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Friday, July 11, 2008

One tournament completed

Buzz and Sprout took me out to dinner the other night. Delicious. We went to Station Square where they have the dancing fountains, among other things. It was a beautiful night and we watched the fountains dance to Frank Sinatra's music. Sprout was enthralled. It is truly relaxing to sit and watch the water, see the city across the river, watch the inclines go up and down to Mt. Washington and just enjoy the city. I love Pittsburgh, don't think I ever want to leave. The seasons thrill me...there is nothing better than the first day of spring and later, watching the trees turn colors. We were off then from Station Square to Monekyboy's championship game. At least, the one for this week. Excitement abounds. When we arrived, the score was 2-0, Monekboy's team ahead. Then it was 4-0. At the end of the game it was 4-4 and they went into extra innings. Everyone held their breath as Monkeyboy's team had 3 up and 3 down. The opposing team smashed us...kept getting hits and ended up winning. I think I have mentioned the competitive spirit that I possess. It was a good series. Monkeyboy was pleased with his trophy and this week is another tournament. It remains a great way to spend a summer evening. Thank you Monkeyboy, for playing a wonderful series. And thanks to Buzz and Sprout for a wonderful dinner that I am still exercising off....well, at least thinking about exercising off. That triple chocolate cake was the BEST!

7 comments:

Sassysam said...

Mia, what is that thing behind Buzz???? Sounds like a very relaxing evening. Sorry about Monkeyboy, sounds like you took it worse than he did. ;)

Nate said...

Ahhh, the agony of defeat. Always another series. I've been to Station Square, it is a great area, though what is with those shops in that shopping area? Is that the best they can do? Seems like they could really put something nice in there.

Jen said...

okay, when is the next tournament? Let's go, Monkeyboy (doing the wave thing). Yes, what is that thing behind them?

mia said...

Here we go, history lesson for the day. It is a Bessemer Furnace. Pittsburgh WAS known for the making of steel and the Bessemer furnace, invented by Sir Henry Bessemer in 1855, was a method used until the 1950's. This is one of those furnaces. It tilted in either direction and was used to convert pig iron into Bessemer steel by a process known as decarbonization.

SocialWorker2 said...

Wow, very interesting, mia. Never been to Pittsburgh, but I hear it's a cleaner, prettier city than it was during the steel mill days.

Cathy said...

Nice post, mia. And a nice picture.

Ben said...

Interesting history, mia. Lived here all my life, and I don't think I knew that. I've been to the Waterfront and saw the stacks there from the mills. We do have a lot of history in this city. It has come a long way.