I know, it has been a couple of days since I've been around, but I promise I have a valid excuse. It is called being an Accountant, and not being able to escape month-end close. It is the most hectic week at work, and usually involves late nights, no lunch breaks, and barely time to take a bathroom break (no lie!).
Michael and I went to Pittsburgh this past week-end, to visit one of his friends; but also go to the Falcons vs. Steelers game. What a nice little trip. Pittsburgh is such a neat city. I didn't realize it was on the water, with bridges all over. Michael's friend was such a great host, and tried to take around as many places as he could.
Saturday, we ate lunch at Primanti's - an apparently very famous sandwich shop. They are served with coleslaw and fries (I could only eat half!) We walked around "South Side", drove around the city, went out to a nice dinner, and ended up at the casino. It was my first time EVER and I won $132 playing craps! Not too shabby huh!?
Sunday was the big game day. We did not go tailgate, but did get there early enough to meet two of my college friends for a few pre-game drinks. You can say it's a small world when you find out that one of your friends is also in Pittsburgh for the game!
The game was everything you can imagine from a big winning team city. I have never seen so many people wear a team's jersey in my life. Women had Steeler's purses and earrings, t-shirts, jackets, hoodies, you name it. The atmosphere was great. It was vibrant. It was loud. It was an awesome experience.
Yes, the Falcons lost. Yes, I teared up (don't judge me). Yes, Steelers fans were mean to us and rubbed it in. Yes, I told Michael I wasn't sure I could handle another road game. I'm sorry, but it's one thing to lose at home; but losing, and living it through the winning team's city - that's just torture!
All in all, I am glad we did it. It was a fun experience, and we enjoyed Pittsburgh a lot. I'm not sure we would have ever gone to Pittsburgh if it wasn't for the game. It did remind me once again, of how much I love Atlanta.
As for your Music Tuesday, this week I picked Florence & The Machines. You may have heard their first single all over the Eat, Pray, Love movie trailer. I fell in love with their album while listening to it at work today. Let me know what you think!
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!!!!