Yunz are the best! Hello from Blitzburgh...

Discussion in 'Start Your Journey Here' started by theloxmyth, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. theloxmyth

    theloxmyth Fit Gadget Freak

    I've been lurking around for a while.

    Now that I have a brief minute to post, I thought I'd say hello.

    The second love of my life is my 2008 vivid blue pearl (VBP) Honda Fit, the first being my wife. :D

    The best mpg's I've experienced, so far, is 38 on a trip to Corolla, NC and back to Pittsburgh. I had to play follow-the-leader to Corolla, as it was my first time to the condo. :(
    I believe that we will get better mpg's next year as I subscribe to the fervent usage of cruise control, and pay heed to the speed limit. :eek:

    Around town, on short hops, I'm posting about 29, and I'm happy! (Lots of stop and go and lots of hills here.)

    My Blizzaks are inflated to 40psi, as would be my OEM Dunlop 14" summer tires.

    I do my fact finding, before I purchase most everything, and I bought a ScanGaugeII.

    I keep it tuned-in and it works well for on-the-spot feedback. :)

    Thank you, CleanMPG, for a great site from which to glean boat-loads of useful tips and tricks to achieve better-than-EPA gas mileage from my VBP Fit!
  2. peacefrog_0521

    peacefrog_0521 Raj Against The Machine

    Hi Craig - I'm also a native of Da 'Burgh, though I lost my Pittsburghese accent some years ago. My parents still live there and I get back a couple times a year.

    Here's a video I found on YouTube of a guy hypermiling on Rt. 88 in Charleroi...

  3. Doofus McFancyPants

    Doofus McFancyPants Well-Known Member

    Ahh Pittsburgh. I grew up out in Greensburg area.
    I miss the accent. no in atlanta says "IRON" right. : )
    I have some old Paulsen and Krenn morning show on cassette.


  4. theloxmyth

    theloxmyth Fit Gadget Freak

    OK. Just don't jag me about my accent, n'at!:D

    The Stillers blew it. Double Yoi!

    Nice to be here, and thank you for the warm welcome because its 9F outside. :eek:
  5. theloxmyth

    theloxmyth Fit Gadget Freak

    You mean "irn?" :D

    Its nice meeting fellow Pghers here, n'at!

    Yunz are the best!

    Thank you.
  6. Blackbelt

    Blackbelt Well-Known Member

    Hi Craig. Are you a Monroeviller?
    I live in southern Butler county, right outside of Saxonburg, and i work in Pittsburgh on the North Shore.
    Now, the big question, is it
    Yunz, or
  7. theloxmyth

    theloxmyth Fit Gadget Freak

    The world gets smaller as I get older! :)

    A Traffordian. (Just across the border into Westmoreland : )

    Close, yep, right down the street!

    Funny thing, we went to, FLA years ago, and were talking to some people at the elevator.

    It got around to where you from and I said that they wouldn't know, that we're from Trafford. They were from Monroeville!

    I like "yunz." I guess it depends upon which area of The Burgh you're from. :biglol:

    North Shore...I must have passed you. I was over by Bidwell, on Metropolitan, just last week. :D
  8. jkp1187

    jkp1187 Well-Known Member's "you'ns".

  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I'll crash this party with a correction: it's "y'all". ;)
  10. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Some of you might take an interest in this poll: Your Super Bowl 43 Pick ;)

    Auston (from Cincinatti) closes the poll :D
  11. Doofus McFancyPants

    Doofus McFancyPants Well-Known Member

    My dad used to work right across from Monroville Mall for Westinghouse.
    Then he moved out towards Kennywood...

    Man - I miss Kennywood.
    Thunderbolt RULZ!!!

    I always called it Yinz.

    My wife is from near Philly - so she is all about the "yous".
  12. Blackbelt

    Blackbelt Well-Known Member

    You were right behind where i work then, i work on Western Ave.
    I lived in Florida for a few years...LOL, too damn hot for me.
  13. theloxmyth

    theloxmyth Fit Gadget Freak

    Here's a picture for you. Enjoy!
  14. Ophbalance

    Ophbalance Administrator Staff Member

    Heh... my graduating class was the reason we stopped taking field trips (1996 Bald Eagle Nittany, Mill Hall, PA), and Kenywood was where we damn near got kicked out of. Good times. I loved that steel coaster. It went right through the woodworks of the wood coaster.
  15. peacefrog_0521

    peacefrog_0521 Raj Against The Machine

    As I have learned from my Southern phrasebook for Northerners...
    "Y'all" is singular
    "All's Y'all" is plural...
  16. peacefrog_0521

    peacefrog_0521 Raj Against The Machine

    I made it back for Christmas, and the 60+ F degree Saturday that followed it...have they gotten ANY snow yet?

    I grew up in Bridgeville, but my parents moved to Cranberry "Tahnship" about 10 yrs ago. There's been huge growth there. Every time I've gone to visit there I see something new.

  17. peacefrog_0521

    peacefrog_0521 Raj Against The Machine

    I miss Paulsen & Krenn. I sometimes catch what DVE does now and it's just re-hashing Bob & Tom stuff. Back in my day it was all original (so far as I knew). "Mall Guard" was probably my favorite. Now I subscribe to DVE's podcast on iTunes to catch Pants-N-Nat.

    "I get my disability check and POW! It's dahn ta Pants-N-Nat..."
  18. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    They must have been too young to remember Terry Bradshaw....I remember him in Super Bowl 13 - ouch!!!
  19. jkp1187

    jkp1187 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, along with Ronnie-Donnie and Donnie-Ronnie.

    And I owned a jar of Terry Bradshaw-brand peanut butter when I was a kid.
  20. peacefrog_0521

    peacefrog_0521 Raj Against The Machine

    I'm sort of old enough to remember the Super Stillers of the 70's, but my dad wasn't into football so I didn't get into it until I was in college, when Cowher Power took over.

    Speaking of condiments, I still have a bottle of The Bus' BBQ sauce, and I have a special bottle of Heinz 57 ketchup commemorating opening of Heinz Field. My parents had not one, but two jars of Aunt Penny's Elderberry Jam from Kenny Ross Chevrolet. The cars are long gone, but I'll bet they still have the jam. (They have bought four cars there, but learned their lesson after the second one.)

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