Hall's Rules of Social Order

Hall’s Rule of Social Order #208

7 November, 2011 (12:00) | Hall's Rules of Social Order

Eagle Scouts are among the best men you’ll ever meet.

I’m just saying, an Eagle Scout would be the first boy to get approval to date my daughter.

LEGO© Creations

Pittsburgh in LEGO bricks – a “mini” series

3 November, 2011 (12:00) | LEGO© Creations

I once set out to create a model of Pittsburgh out of bricks.  It didn’t turn out well.  Scale is a hard thing to maintain when constricted to the shapes of LEGO bricks.  So, the mini-series was born.  As I’m inspired, or as requested, I’ll set out to recreate individual buildings and landmarks.  Here’s what I got so far:

The Civic Arena:

The US Steel Tower:

The Cathedral of Learning:


I’ll probably set out to create a “larger scale” version of the cathedral of learning, but I just couldn’t resist this one.

Hall's Rules of Social Order

Hall’s Rule of Social Order #110

31 October, 2011 (12:00) | Hall's Rules of Social Order

Animals should not wear clothes. God gave them fur and hair for a reason.

NOTE: Hairless animals still should not wear clothes. Clothes are for people!

LEGO© Creations

No Real Than You Are LEGO Man

28 October, 2011 (18:07) | LEGO© Creations

I’ve had Ego Leonard in the hopper to blog about for a while now, but it seems current news has beaten me to the punch!  Turns out, one of his extra large 8 foot tall LEGO sculptures has “washed up” on a Florida beach.  How appropriate, seeing as LEGO opened up another Legoland theme park in Orlando!  Funny thing is, by the looks of the NYPost article, they have no idea whose it is, but I do!!



best of the world pittsburgh

28 October, 2011 (14:50) | Pittsburgh

I’m sure you probably heard by now, but Pittsburgh was ranked on of the best places of the world by National Geographic.  I, too, am a little skeptic and possibly embarrassed.  Sonoma Valley, Ca was the only other US location selected.  I mean, Pittsburgh’s great n’@, but I don’t think it’s worthy of the 7 world wonders or anything.

here’s the complete article:  http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/best-trips-2012/#/botw-main-gallery-pittsburgh_41334_600x450.jpg

Wax Poetic

Lost in a metaphor

27 October, 2011 (12:00) | Wax Poetic

I’m like a car

Once you get me to start

I’ll take you near or far

Just keep refueling my heart.


Cars are like birds.

Achieving speeds so fast

Able to make the sharpest turns

but if not alert, it crashes into glass.


A bird is like a child

They’ll go anywhere without a reason why

Startled by anything they heard

Eager to start the sun’s renaissance


A child acts like a bird

Chirping, looking for a response

Be it in a cage, or running wild

They have the potential to fly.


Birds act like cars

They can go for mile upon mile

In formation above a highway with others

In beautiful design and style; all the while.


A car acts like me.

Sits there silently, waiting for someone

Waiting for someone with the key

The key to life, love, and fun.