Started the day with a good laugh:
I then waited for the bus.
I love the hilliness of Pittsburgh. I’m used to the flat land of Long Island, NY.
I then walked to Starbucks. This one had good reviews. It was in a beautiful, modern square.
I created a new Instagram account for Live to Challenge. I’ll primarily use it to upload before & after screenshots of website updates.
I walked around taking photos, “No kid, I’m not a professional photographer!”
I walked to Arby’s. I bought a snack as an excuse to use their wifi. With 5 tables open, a guy decided to sit at the same table as me. I immediately put in my headphones.
I a took bus back to the AirBnb house.
I made beans and went on Instagram to unfollow anyone who has unfollowed me. I tried not to take it personally.
Maybe my gorgeous travel photos are not for those bastards! I made the effort of clearing the weeds so it’s easier to water the flowers.
One of my fellow AirBnb guests came into the living room.
He was the chatty sort. At first I was resistant because I wanted to get work done and I usually don’t like when someone comes on too strong, but after I learned he worked in tech I was interested.
I had to ask, “Why do you talk so much?”
He gave me a beer and said that his wife says, “It’s because I need to say a certain amount of words each day.”
He told me how Pittsburgh is transitioning from Steel City to a “Tech Hub”.
He said the locals he met were happy putting lug nuts onto cars and a quote he tells his kids is that you don’t, “Yuck someone else’s Yum”.
Overall we agreed the transition is a good thing because tech jobs requires you to utilize more of your intelligence.
I’m not putting down hard working Americans. They literally built this country and made the transition possible. President John Adams supported the idea of work evolution: