Thursday, July 30, 2015

Get well soon, Mr. Orlando!

Today, I realized that more content makes its way to Facebook than it does here, and that a lot of people avoid Facebook for very good reasons. So it's time to make sure there's a little more overlap so y'all are all up-to-date.

So for starters, former Geibel teacher--the man who taught me geometry, trigonometry, and pre-calculus--and calligrapher Mr. Orlando has unfortunately broken his wrist and will be out of the calligraphy game for a few weeks.

But on the bright side, Mr. O is also featured in the new book 100 New York Calligraphers.

"Irony and agony. Well played, Universe," he said on Facebook.

While Mr. O's wrist heals, check out his Etsy shop to buy some of his gorgeous calligraphy--I've bought some of his cards in the past, and I have a piece of his that I bought a few years at the annual Geibel auction that's one of my favorite things in my apartment.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fresh fruit and veggie distribution

Taken from a post to the Facebook group Good Things Happen in Fayette County.

NPP (Neighborhood Partnership) and RFEC (Republic Food Enterprise) are sponsoring a fresh fruit and vegetable distribution at the East End United Community Center (150 Coolspring St. Uniontown) every Wednesday from noon until three.

Residents of Gallatin Avenue and Uniontown's east end are eligible for a $10 bag of produce, which can be reserved by calling Marlene at 724-437-1660.

A farmers' market will also be set up with other items available for purchase and will accept cash, SNAP, and farmers' market checks.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Nam on Facebook: Confederate Flags

You know what I call that?


Personally, I don't notice too many Confederate flags around Fayette County anymore, but I'm also not around very much. Although I was in town a couple weeks ago, and shout out to Nguyen's and their sushi lunch special they serve in a damn boat.

If you'd like an added bonus from this poster, check out her blog series on first-world problems. Fayette County makes a brief guest appearance in the most recent one. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Scenes from Ohiopyle

It's been a busy, rainy summer.

But before all that, I managed to make it up to Ohiopyle and snap some nice pictures, I just never thought to post them...until now.

First, come critters.

A frog hiding in the leaves!
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Some tadpoles!
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And now, nature. The view from the rocks along the river was pretty nice.
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But the nicest? This view from the bike trail's bridge.
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