Good morning everyone. We’re waking up to some breaking news.
Margaret Thatcher, who as British prime minister in the 1980s became known as the Iron Lady for her tough economic policies, her partnership with President Reagan in standing up to communism and the short war with Argentina over the Falklands, has died.
Her spokesman, Lord Bell, tells the British Press Association that Baroness Thatcher died Monday following a stroke.
She was 87.
Photo credit: PA Photos/Landov
Pens in 7
What’s your teen doing tonight? Are they traveling to Uncle Mario’s backyard to watch the Pens beat up on the Flyerson the big screen?
I was driving my sons to school this morning and had a local radio talk show on as background noise. Just as the last boyo was deposited into his Preschool classroom, a segment came on interviewing Gov. Tom Corbett. You see, Gov. Corbett is in a very delicate position. Both of tonight’s teams are in his state. That’s right, the Golden Triangle, the state of the art tech-savvy medically driven city of champions and…..Filthadelphia.
You see I can say that. I am a born and bred Pittsburgh girl (I’m married to an Eastern PA guy but I converted him easily to the dark side in the 90’s) I go to Steelers games in -20 degree weather, I dress my boys in Black n Gold on Pep ralley days and I woke up my 5 year old from a deep sleep to celebrate the last Super Bowl win.
Gov. Corbett can’t say these things, well at least not out loud, on a radio broadcast. Imagine the backlash….in that other city. So as the radio host jeered and cheered, the Governor diplomatically veered his comments to the neutral zone. He is the true Ambassador for PA.
In the last seconds of the segment, the host grabbed a small victory. Gov. Corbett whilst not completely ousting his loyalty, did admit that the first professional sports team that he followed was the Pittsburgh Hornets…the orignial Pens. A small victory for 100.7 but a huge victory for the ‘Burgh.
I commend Corbett for his ability to steer the conversation, keep me entertained and of course admitting his true alliances (however deeply hidden they are).
Maybe he should be a guest at our I Want to be an Ambassador! Camp in June?
A Broke Student’s Guide
With the nice weather there are plenty of things to do! Pack a picnic and head to the park with some friends. Also, the bike trails in Pittsburgh are great! Just don’t forget your helmet! Enjoy the nice weather. Anyone have any suggestions of what else we can do outside to make the most out of a beautiful day?
Here’s a link to some photos of the group of people who lined up in support of Tayvon Martin, the teenage boy who got shot in Florida a few weeks ago. Whether you’re on the Martin’s side or in favor of George Zimmerman’s case, no one can deny the beauty in all of these people coming together in support of one person’s death. It’s astounding.
A Broke Student’s Guide
I think I have mentioned Young the Giant approximately 12,000 times on Luminari’s blog, but I feel it necessary to once again focus a post around how amazing they are.
As broke kids, we all know how annoyingly expensive concerts can be. Well, I have the solution! Young the Giant is coming to Stage AE on April 20, and general admission is only $20 after tax. If I cut Starbucks out of my diet for one week, I will have officially saved up the money to attend this going-to-be-awesome show. I hope you all have been reading my posts enough to find how awesome Young the Giant is and want to go to their concert. See you there!
Click here to buy tickets!
Just in case you’re not caught up yet, here’s yet another Young the Giant song.
Currently, the Carnegie Museum of Art is featuring an exhibit on photography done by Teenie Harris. Harris was a photographer in Pittsburgh between the 1930’s and 1970’s. His photos are a great way to see the life in Pittsburgh, how we changed, and how we have stayed the same. He has close to one thousand photos hanging on the walls of the museum. It’s a great way to see more about Pittsburgh heritage.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.