Sunday stroll

The sun was shining when I left home, although they promised rain or snow for tonight. Even though I wasn't going to do it, I walked more than four miles today. I'm not as tired as last week, so we'll see what happens tonight. This time I walked to East Liberty and the Waffle Shop. They have a live feed broadcast where they interview people. I decided I wanted to be interviewed: never done that before. The live feed is only on until 2 pm, (they keep strange hours) but I was assured they would edit the video, eventually, and it will appear online. This is a student enterprise (CMU) so don't expect to see anything very quickly. I should be able to post it here after it appears. 

This walk took me past the soon-to-be Target, and something that will replace the bus station. This area has been under construction for several years with no apparent change or improvement. Now they've made it almost impossible to walk.

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In order to get off the pavement you have to cross that fairly high block of concrete or else walk in the street, a scary business. I was able to haul myself up on the pavement by hanging on to the fence. I was actually afraid I would knock it down. My legs don't want to do this kind of climbing anymore.

There is a new sculpture in Mellon Park. It's pretty nice.

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They don't tell you anything about it, who did it, or why it was placed there, but just in case you want to get a concrete slab, there is an informative label.

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I also thought the placement of this bench was interesting. It was there before they placed the sculpture, but they could have turned it around. There's nothing very interesting looking the other way.

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I'll tell you about the subject of my interview soon. The host started to ask me about my favorite song, or my favorite artist; she wouldn't know who I was talking about if I told her. I stopped her and took over the conversation: serious, but she got into it. More to come. Here she is with her previous guest.

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5 comments

  1. Baileyz · April 12, 2011

    Hi Ruthe….nope, it didn’t leave me a message. I had George do a test drive for me. You can leave a message then “Select a Profile,” and click on the drop down menu of your choice. G picked anonymous, but there’s a typepad choice too. I was getting no notes and complaints, so I’m trying this.
    Hugs at you.

  2. neill · April 9, 2011

    I have both (+) and (-) feelings for my county. Those park/walk pics capture my (-) feelings…America a land of disconnect.

  3. Alice · April 8, 2011

    I’m looking forward to “more to come”.

  4. ruthe · April 4, 2011

    The trouble with answering those questions is that the child who was interviewing me wouldn’t know what I was talking about. My favorite song: Lizst, Annees de Pelerinage, favorite artist changes, depending on what I’m studying: Kuniyoshi, at the moment. Now you know more about me.

  5. Mage Bailey · April 4, 2011

    Maybe you should have played along with her questions. She and we could have learned a lot. Then again, if you took over, we will be the winners anyway.

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