(Pittsburgh) Photo Blog

26 Dec

These vibrant pictures are replete with reminders, and as I look at each one I think, ‘Yup, I remember exactly what was so special about that moment.’

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Straight from Croatia to be with Katie and Dan Diamond for their exquisite wedding at PNC Park. ❤

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“You’re a good driver,” said my dad.  Is there a better compliment?!

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6am at Brittny and Rickys reception — I was in heaven.

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Ecstatic girls, full of cake.

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My hilarious best friend on team Level Up!

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The famous Gab Bonesso!

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Aunt Joan and Aunt Betsy in the fall. ❤

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The fairy cottage. ❤

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Cousins. ❤

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Louis C.K. ❤

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Proud to call Kendra and Eli my friends!  They’ve taught me so much about love. ❤

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“Realizing it’s the good ol’ days while it’s the good ol’ days.” ❤

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Jake and Colleen. ❤  We learned bar rules that night in Ithaca. And poor Hen was the sickest she had ever been.

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Enzo snuggles after a night out with Rachel.

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Deal me in!

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Brian and Andrew, my wonderful friends, on their wedding night. ❤

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“There’s joy inside of us.”

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On a break from my office job volunteering for downtown Pittsburgh!

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My role model, Vanja.

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Empire’s first Christmas.

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“Live a little!”  “I’m living a lot.” “Yeah, I’m trying to subdue you.” –  Hen

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Pearl.

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Happy Hanukkah!

An esoteric paragraph, because I don’t want to forget:
When Hailey and I played laser tag, Lou’s Little Corner Bar, framing Myanmar art with Emmy, Falling Water, Adam Day!, “Raping them over coals” — Colleen misspeaking to my parents re: pickle ball, Yom Kippork chops, Friendsgiving, Ben’s birthday, a cat-lady-bug on Halloween: a compound word for a girl, Election Night tacos and a sparkler for Virginia, capital laughter, when Helen ate a rose, Max and Art, Improv 102 with Chris, Kevin, Lori, Walter, Courtney, Ramsey, Joey, Nia, and Ben Mayer.

 


 

My 2016 travel summary:

6 weeks in Portugal — Telmo, Paula, and Iryna.
2 weeks in Spain — with my darling Colleen.
1 month in Morocco — and my first time in the desert.
8 days in Nicaragua — that will stay with Hen and me forever.
1 weekend in Mexico City.
6 weeks in the Balkans — year 4 with Katie Kuhn.
1 week out west; Colorodo, Vegas, and California.
And on December 25th, I leave for Vietnam.

 

I am ultra blessed to have a flexible job, and once again I’m ready to uproot myself; this time I’m heading to Asia.  I am taking a short break from Pittsburgh in order to rearrange my mental furniture, broaden my perspectives, and remind myself how little I actually need.

 

For the first time ever, I’m legally AdventureSam.
Happy?
Happy!,
‘mi

 

 

One Response to “(Pittsburgh) Photo Blog”

  1. Paul January 8, 2017 at 10:46 pm #

    Have a Great New Year around the World!

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