|For the coffee-drinking D&D nerds...|
I was delighted to get invited along on Su and Rusty's Coffeeneuring adventure today. What enticed me was an opportunity to ride on the Panhandle trail. I'd been wishing to get a bit more familiar with that trail and this was the kick in the pants that I needed to get on it.
I'm rusty, but I'm not Rusty.To avoid Rusty confusion: Rusty is not me... he's a tall red-headed guy you'll see in photos below.
Now, the funny thing about those who refer to Rusty and I: one of us is called 'the Other Rusty'. I'm always thrown for a loop because I'm 'RED', the 'Rusty' I threw in front of it refers to me being rusty on the bike. IE: out of practice. No one's ever called me "Rusty" and I have trouble responding to to it as my name.
I've always believed that a nickname is one that your family or friends bestow upon you: I became "Red" many years ago when friends started calling me that and my co-workers needed to refer to me as something other than 'Colleen' because we had anywhere from 2-5 Colleens in the office at any given time over the years. Yes, FIVE Colleens in an office of 20 people. Colleen isn't a very common name in the States either: what are the chances?
I'm not sure that's fortuity: it's utter confusion and frustration for everyone in the office as well as anyone who calls on the phone and asks to speak to Colleen.
We started very early, like crack-of-dawn early... and made some rounds around Carnegie to let Su check on some murals and photograph a new mural that I found a few months ago.
My favorite was this one:
Things that irritate Red: #319Everyone in the US outside of the Pittsburgh area pronounces Carnegie improperly: it's 'car-NEGGY' not 'CAR-nah-gee'. This is a pet peeve of mine. It's a Scottish name and should be pronounced as the Scots intended.
|I got some pumpkin bread and a coffee refill of my mug|
|They kept the old post office boxes and made them the counter!|
We headed back to the trailhead, there's many interesting things along this portion of the trail:
|Bird and bat houses everywhere.|
|A Shoe Garden|
WUT? A new coffee shop is going in at the trailhead? Happy dance!
I noticed an interesting road sign on the way home. It said "Stop here to actuate signal". I'll bet you a dollar that 60% of Americans couldn't give you a definition of Actuate. Why wouldn't they use Activate? They're virtually the same word. The subtle difference between them is invisible to me, so why use the lesser used word? *shrug*
It was very nice to ride with Rusty and Su again, ride a new trail and enjoy my very first group Coffeeneuring outing!