Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Joy and Pain....Sunshine and Rain

Ok, so obviously I'm ecstatic about my beloved Steelers winning the Super Bowl this year. It's been a long time, and I'm mighty proud of my boys. It was a long, hard road to victory, but we made it. It certainly wasn't the best game they played all year, but we still found a way to win. That's what champions do.

On the flipside, I'm a bit depressed. Sad because I missed this. Why did my team have to wait until I left town to get their one for the thumb? What am I, black and gold kryptonite? What the hell?? I'm very upset that I couldn't be at that victory parade. Especially after reading in that article that some guy drove all the way down from Boston to be there. Well, he probably has that luxury with his job. My bosses are pretty flexible, but I don't feel like I can just say, "hey my team won the Super Bowl, I'm taking a few days off" after only being at this job a little over 2 months.

So, right now I'm full of Pittsburgh pride and I'm not there. It's a bit strange. But I guess it doesn't matter where I am, I'll always crave Primanti's sandwiches and I'll always bleed black and gold. You know how it is...you can take the girl out of Pittsburgh, but you can't take the Pittsburgh out of the girl.

Hey, this all reminds me of a Michael Stanley Band song from long ago. One of my favorite, oft-forgotten '80s tunes. I think those guys were from Cleveland, but no matter. On the local radio stations, they used to dub in people yelling "Pittsburgh" during the chorus. (Those two beats before the "alright".) No doubt every town had their own little version of it. I'm feeling nostalgic, so I'll post the lyrics here.

My Town
This old town's been home long as I remember
This town's gonna be here long after I'm gone
East side, West side - give up, or surrender
Been down, but I still rock on...

Oh, and this town is my town -- alright?
Love or hate it, it don't matter
'cause I'm gonna stand and fight
This town is my town
She's got her ups and downs
But love or hate it, it don't matter
'cause this is my town

This old town is where I learned about lovin'
This old town is where I learned to hate
This town, buddy, has done its share of shovin'
This town taught me that it's never too late

Oh, and this town is my town -- alright?
Love or hate it, it don't matter
'cause I'm gonna stand and fight
This town is my town
She's got her ups and downs
But love or hate it, it don't matter
'cause this is my town

This is MY TOWN
This is MY TOWN
This is MY TOWN...

1 comment:

LoraLoo said...

I was wondering when I was going to see a "WOOOOHOOOOO My Steelers won the Superbowl, I'm going to Disney World!" post. :)

Congrats!

 

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