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Old 02-05-2011, 01:03 AM
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I have been reading this entire thread because I miss Pittsburgh so much and I had to read just to relive the moments. I lived there from 2007- 2009 and I can't tell you how grateful I was to be the only one of my friends to experience living in the North! They are TOTALLY missing out. My father is from NY so I've never been big on believing stereotypes, but i'm in the South and to a lot of people here, Stereotypes= The Truth. So you can imagine the rolling eyes i'd give when I'd hear stupid comments like "the farther up the colder the people". SO NOT TRUE! Pittsburgh is the nicest city i've ever been in! The people are outspoken, fun, loyal, and not afraid to say what's on their minds, i'd rather have honest people than people who lie so they don't offend me.
And of course i'm gonna have to have a heifer moment so I can talk about food. Lol Seriously.... the things i'd do for Primanti's Black Angus steak sandwich. I've honestly had a year long craving for a sandwich, nobody down here understands. Oh and a Saturday morning trip to The Strip District! The Strip was my absolute favorite part of being in Pittsburgh, a ton of cultures all chilling on the same street music blaring, (still have the "here we go Steelers" song in my head ) people cooking some awesome street food, and everyone having a good time. Oh and Wholey's, I used to stock up on Olive oil there wierd I know, but I always seemed to go in the week I was running out and the huge bottles were $6. I cringe everytime I have to pay $4 for a bottle the size of a coke can.
I also miss seeing Pittsburgh Pete dancing in Station Square. His moves never really changed but he seems to always being enjoying himself, but the one time I tried to take a picture he got a little volatile, ahh well.
Downtown, I LOVED Downtown, it's so pretty there with the brick streets.
Dozen Cupcakes (another heifer moment, LOL) Hello, who doesn't love cupcakes?!
GABE'S. The store was always kind of a wreck, but man I got some great deals there!
Sarris Candies.
Ross Park Mall I couldn't afford a thing there but man I was in awe of how little clothing you could get for $2,000.
The Greek festival in Oakland
Mad Mex, Quaker Steak and Lube, Hofbrauhaus - me and my friends liked to eat if you couldn't already tell and they each made for a good cure after a horrible 8 hour day at school.
No need to mention anything else because I just might cry. :'( I. MISS. PITTSBURGH.
I miss the Pittsburghese and random words people would say that I didn't understand, I miss watching the news and not having to see homicides and horrible crimes take up 90% of the newscast but rather the Steelers and Pens taking up most of the news, and most of all I miss the summers, I got spoiled when I lived up there, only to come down to TN for weeks of 117 degree heat and heat advisories every single day.

I'm jealous of all of you who still live there. Hopefully sometime this year i'll be able to go back up for a visit.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:32 AM
Location: Portland, OR
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1. The winter weather
2. The Port Authority's financial mess
3. Local politics
4. The Steelers. It's just a game. People take it way too seriously and I get sick of hearing about them even in the off season. Give it a rest.
5. Some people say Pittsburgh is progressive, yet we are twenty years behind in times and trends.
6. The music and concert scene is bad (but has been slightly improving.) Won't see a full improvement until concert promoters and other media outlets improve, see number 7)
7. Our radio statioins suck. We have a fake alternative station (The X), too many country stations, not enough true alternative and AAA stations and r+b. Without these stations, Pittsburghers aren't exposed to upcoming artists and musical trends, hence they skip Pittsburgh if we don't know who they are.

1. The freindly people
2. Sense of community
3. Volunteerism
4. Rich history
5. Our parks
6. Our distinct neighborhoods
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