Wednesday, June 20, 2012

So, what's new?

Let's see, still like my new job (there are parts that make me crabby, but that's not new), the house hasn't sold, the Momster has shingles in her eye (OWIE), there is an empty PODS storage unit in my driveway (Hubby insists there is a particular way to load it, but he hasn't been home two out of the last three weeks), and the cats are still insane.

It's been hotter than Hades here the last few days. Call me spoiled but I will pay the high electric bill for central air. Hubby rejected more than one house for not having a/c. He does have a point - he's the one who's home all day and he should be comfortable. We have our eye on one house in particular but the seller needs to sell fast and seeing as our house has been on the market over a year now, I don't see it happening.

I'm very excited to let my dork flag fly on Friday. Hubby and I are going to see Stephen Pastis (creator and artist of the comic strip "Pearls Before Swine") at the the Toonseum. If you're unfamilliar with the Toonseum, it's a museum dedicated to the art of cartoons. It's small, but always has some cool displays. Two years ago, they had Caroll Spinney (Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street) come and do a talk. One of my best best memories of the 'aughts was meeting and having my picture taken with Oscar. And now I get to meet Stephen Pastis! Squee!

Yinzlandia has so many museums and I don't think people know about all of them. Oh sure, we've got the art and natural history museum and the science center but there's so many more. I should talk to some of my public librarian friends and see if they have a list of all the museums in town and then make it my mission to check them all out. Hmm. . .

5 comments:

Kurt said...

So you're saying you like museums & dorks, even better if you can combine them…

Ellen Detlefsen said...

check out http://pittsburgh.about.com/od/museums/Pittsburgh_Museums_and_Galleries.htm

peace,
Ellen

Ellen Detlefsen said...

and http://www.butlerwebs.com/pittsburgh/museums.htm

peace2,
Ellen

MarcyB said...

One of my most favoritest small museums in the metro area isn't on Ellen's lists: the Maridon Museum in Butler. http://www.maridon.org/

Hp0 said...

Thanks Ellen and Marcy!