Last night, I caught Donna the Buffalo when the rolled through Pittsburgh on their seemingly never-ending tour of the Eastern Standard time zone.
The show was in one of my favorite spaces in Pittsburgh, Mr. Smalls. I got to see a new artist I haven’t heard of before, Hoots and Hellmouth. I am going to explore their discography a little more and then write a blog post about them in the future.
Unbelievably, my trip down to the USCIS office paid off.
Yesterday, I got two certified copies of Sam’s Naturalization Certificate!
In true American Government fashion, they are crappy photocopies, but the embossed Department of Homeland Security stamp should prove it sufficient enough to satisfy even the most picky of consulates.
Another perfectly awesome accident happened. I was already planning on spending last weekend up at the Heron to do some volunteering, and by a very fortunate circumstance, I ended up showing up during the weekend of Jim Donovan‘s Great Rhythm Revival.
Going to our family’s traditional vacation destination, Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County, MD was a great way to wrap up the summer.
Mom, Doug and I traveled down, rented a boat, and visited our all time favorite watering hole, the Honi Honi Bar.
Its September 1. The dreaded day that bookends the summer. Usually, right about this time every year, I look back on the summer and wish I had made something more of it. All too frequently since adolescence, I wish I had either done more, seen more, traveled more, or whatever the regret of the day happens to be.