still alive....just buried

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just popping in to say
i am still alive

just buried

i'm a tax preparer..
so i 'm buried in paper work

i'm in the middle of trying to move...
so i'm totally buried in boxes

and it's getting closer and closer to my exciting 
to austin... 

so i'm totally buried in jewelry
and booth design plans

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just didnt want you to think i've forgotten you..
if i havent answered your email....i will
if i havent called you ...i will
really...i will

i havent forgotten you...i'm just buried...i'll be out from under soon...

i hope


this is a post by at the picket fence which can explain this all WAY better than i can
in fact, i dont frankly understand it all myself..

it's just one more thing i need to learn !!

anyway..hop on over there and get educated on the newest thing 

and then come back an link up to me please...........

one day every other week
i work downtown

i am blown away by the
architecture in our fair city
so i am going to feature a different building 
every now and then
and share with you
the way they 
to build !
 i am going to start in the building where i work
the ARROTT building 

it was one pittsburgh's first skyscrapers
 built in 1901 

look how awesome this entrance is !

all that shiny brass
marble floor
inside and out !!

brass light fixtures
brass railings !

marble floors, walls, ceilings...
inlaid trim
fancy scrolls !!

original brass doors to the elevators !

all the little touches..doorknob plates, heat grates...all brass !!

(some of them got painted over..
bummer when people think they
are updating !)

just cool touches EVERYWHERE !

brass bars on the windows !!
can you imagine the expense !

and i WANT this water fountain !!
no..really i do...

and how cool is this mail chute !
they have one on every floor, goes all the way to the lobby

ok..working my way back down....

and back at the lobby


layers and layers of ceiling moldings !

all the lobby features are original
as you can imagine..

they could never afford to included these now
in an office building !

 here's where that chute ends up..
i cant believe the detail
all in brass !!

it towers 256 feet high

it's unique architecture is unmatched by today's buildings
as the ornate terra cotta facade 
features pillars, arches, lions' heads, 
coats of arms and theatrical masks

( sadly...too high up to photograph )

and the one sad part..
it now houses a SUBWAY
and a nail salon...
kinda ruins the ambiance

one down..more to come

pittsburgh is just full of awesome old buildings
i will share some more of them along the way..

hope you enjoyed this one !

just for fun


i saw this on facebook and just had to share..
apparently a first grade teacher gave her students the beginning of each proverb 
and asked to fill in the end..

out of the mouths of babes..

great answers !

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