Watch Me Turn 30, by Ashley N.
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Question of the year: Is spending your late 20s living on South Beach and island-hopping the Caribbean as a career a) every responsible adult's fantasy or b) totally outlandish and ultimately unfulfilling for a semi-responsible adult who still places an abnormally high priority on fun? Perhaps the mere concept of what constitutes adulthood has been distorted due to my surroundings.

Through this blog, I hope to figure out what being "almost 30" really means to me...hopefully, before the big b-day next January.

Thanks goes to Holly C. for, first and foremost, agreeing to go on one of my press trips to the 'burbs of Fort Lauderdale and ultimately passing this site along to me.
the photo for September 1, 2008
DAY 234  |  September 1, 2008

While some cities like to downplay their idiosyncrasies, Pittsburgh embraces them. It's like a continuous episode of SNL except everyone is in on the joke. Case in point - "Chipped Ham Sam" who was purchased at "Hometowne Sports" a Steelers/Penguins/Pirates store which also has completely separate storefronts across the hall for "Her" and "Kids" and sells such gems as Steelers one piece women's swimsuits and fiber optic Troy Polamalu Christmas ornaments.

I digress. According to Sam's informational tag, he was born to Polish and Ukrainian parents with whom he will most likely always reside. He spends his free time "goin dahn south side to drink some iron cities" and his favorite expression is "Stop jaggin' arahnd." He's a bit out of his element here enjoying a delicious margarita at Chili's in the Tampa Airport, but I have the utmost faith he will assimilate fine out of the 'Burgh, much like myself.

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