We lost power for a near 24-hour period thanks to high winds and rain. Somehow our block had minimal tree damage. The block east of us, however, got slammed. Some 8 or 9 trees knocked over on that block. Including one that took out a transformer (and a car and part of a house). So the 3 inches of water in the basement because the sump pump wasn’t on seems relatively minor. A good part of my day will be bleach washing the basement surface and getting rid of a bunch of kids toys (not exactly the plan I had to get rid of a lot of old toys, but I’m going with it).
In the meantime I figure on sharing this e-mail that got forwarded to me from a reader. It came to me from Yardbarker’s managing editor, who received it — and was quite confused as to why it came to him. This really is an actual e-mail from an actual person.
I was given your name by Jerry Micco, Sports Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I wrote to him expressing concern about the Pitt Blather column which is published in the Post-Gazette. He responded by saying that the column is a publication of FOXSports.com so I am forwarding my concern to you.
I like the content of Pitt Blather very much, but I don’t like the name “Pitt Blather”. According to the dictionary, blather means non-sensical talk. What kind of a name is this to assign to a serious blog about Pitt football? The names of the blogs for Penn State (Black Shoe Diaries) and WVU (The Mountaintop), which also appear in the Post-Gazette, are dignified and pertinent, but Pitt Blather is not only off-target but also demeaning. I am hoping that you will find a way to have the name of this column changed to something that is more appropriate.
Thank you in advance for your consideration of my request.
If you ever wanted to know why corporations were wary/parnoid for so long about including hyperlinks and sidebars to outside content, meet Exhibit A.
I’m mostly amused, but for the suggestion that this is a “serious blog about Pitt football.” That kind of depresses me.
When I was trying to decide on the name of this blog the runner-up to “Pitt Sports Blather” was “The Babble Pitt.” To this day I still second-guess the decision.