Category Archives: holiday

Hold Me Closer, Inappropriate Dancer: Christmas Ladder Dancing

Achievement: #88. Dance inappropriately in 8 Pittsburgh locations

Location #7 for the Dancing Inappropriately Achievement is sort of questionable: it was in my own house, and therefore, is it ever truly inappropriate? Couldn’t I just set the rules and say that dancing is always appropriate, no matter how … Continue reading

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Halloween-ing: Lucy The Bumblepit

Achievement: #82. Do 5 Halloween things in October

Our second Halloween thing of October was to dress up our dog. Poor Lucy has such stocky shoulders, it is rather hard to find clothes that fit her (although it is necessary, as this little beast loves wearing clothes for … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo at Cuzamil

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

For whatever reason, we both love celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Mostly, I think it’s because we love remembering the victory of Mexico against the French back in the 1862 Battle of Puebla, but a tiny part of me really does … Continue reading

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Good Ukrainian Fish Fry

Achievement: #74. Hit up a fish fry

I come from a good Ukrainian family in Ambridge, and as such, I have had the importance of decent Lent food impressed upon me since childhood. Add to that the fact that on my dad’s side, all the males in … Continue reading

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To Coffee & Cosmos!

Achievement: #27. Have a lovely Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day has always been an important holiday to my husband and me. We’re both Irish, but that has less to do with it than the fact that we love a long, drawn-out bar crawl that lasts twelve hours. … Continue reading

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Meeting Punxsutawney Phil!

Achievement: #4. See Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day

As an avid fan of both winter and Bill Murray, I’ve always found myself drawn to Groundhog Day. Since I love snow so much, I’m usually pretty pleased with the verdict when Phil pops up his little head, and he’s … Continue reading

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