Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spring Break: Day 7 (Snowy Spring)

Friday I woke up to a good 3.5 inches of super wet snow. Really Pittsburgh? Snow over my spring break? The snow would hinder my hair, but it would not hinder the day of fun planned ahead of me. And I even got to have a friend join me on my adventures! Gwyn works for University of Pittsburgh, and got the last day of the Students Spring Break off as well, and as I was going to one of her favorite places, she gladfully joined me.

First stop was 'Quiet Storm,' a vegan friendly establishment known for taking what most people think is gross food, and making it amazing! I was blown away, everything was super tasty. Gwyn got the Apple Panini (Granny Smith apples, cheddar & cream cheese, housemade seisage & apple butter), which was amazing. And I got the QHF (an interesting mix of eggs (I know.. I derivated from the vegan mind set), seisage, cheddar & mozzarella, pickled onions & aioli all on top of smashed taters). I was greatly and pleseantly surprised. It was great food.
Gwyn is jealous of my pile of goodness, you can see it in her eyes.
Because what is better than breakfast with a star on it?
From here we headed to The Mattress Factory, a epicenter for non-traditional art (I am learning that this statement is short sighted and just wrong... but there were no pieces of art hanging on the walls, it was much different than that). I would describe it to be filled with installations as opposed to galleries...example:
I could have stayed in there all day.
Unfortunately they were in between 'shows' and thus there were only 4 or 5 things open to the public. It was rather interesting, and very fun. We did get to see the traveling Craft-o-Matic, a mobile local craft vending machine.
If you look there on the lower left side there is a crocheted pierogi
That is how much fun I had....
This was outside, next to the parking lot, I could swear it looks like the Death Star
After feeling rather cultured, I had some cooking to do (Gwyn helped too). That evening Mitch was hosting a Chili Night at his house. Seeing as I invited 4 or 5 more people than he was planning on, I felt a little obliged to make some of my famous gun powder chili. It turned out great! Sam, Tracey, Gwyn and myself headed over there to enjoy a nice evening of chili and cool people.

Chelsea, you should know that there was some Carcassone played last night as well. Sam is getting a little sure of herself, she cleaned up last night... I think she is ready to face you.

Great Friday nearing the end of a great spring break.


  1. Sounds like all in all you had a great Spring Break. Remember... often Dad and I try to do yard work during our spring break (which is still 3 weeks away) and get snowed on! Mother Nature is a real prankster!!!

    I want posts some time in the next week or two on status of classes, status of internships, status of housing, people's reactions to the hawk... :-)

  2. Happy end of spring break!! hmmmm .... I guess that would be an oxymoron ... sorry!

    Love all the stories of your adventures!! Sounds like you continue to live each moment to the fullest! Yay!!

    Good luck getting back to studying and classes!!