Friday, May 16, 2008

Being a Bridge in Pittsburgh

I had a high school teacher who always told me to a bridge. Obviously, she was not trying to encourage me to connect the Fort Pitt tunnels with downtown. She meant that I should make an effort to introduce people who might not otherwise meet one another. I've always remembered this and made an effort to do so.

It can sometimes be hard to meet other people in Pittsburgh. It's easy to stay on your side of the bridge (metaphorically and/or literally). I've started listening and talking with other people about how they meet other people. It's struck me that people really are opening to meeting other people-- they just need to meet them. Pittsburgh is a city full of bridges, so let's bridge.

For example, tonight is BlogFest at Finnegan's Wake.

WHAT: Pittsburgh Blogfest 14
WHEN: Friday, May 16, 2008, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM and beyond
WHERE: Finnegan’s Wake (near PNC Park, 20 General Robinson St., North Shore, 412-325-2601), in the Pub Room
WHO: All local bloggers, vloggers, podcasters (and their friends!) and Pittsburgh Bloggers
COST: Free to attend

Let the Bridging Commence.


-Agent Ska-


  1. i always promise myself that i'm going to attend and then never get there. i'll be thinking of you all tho.

    please, someone, take lots of pictures and post on it.


  2. I don't understand why so many bridges lead to bars and taverns. Seriously. Maybe some new bridges could be built that end up at coffee shops or cafes to shake things up and bring some new people on board.