Monday, August 30, 2010

2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins: From Stanley Cup Glory to Igloo Finale

Is this déjà vu? Not really. It is true that this slideshow may resemble the first Penguins book that I shared with you, however, that book met an unfortunate end somewhere on the Pennsylvania Turnpike a few weeks ago. While sad, that loss did afford me the opportunity to release a second edition with many improvements that I would have liked to have seen in the first edition had I not been up against an impossible deadline. This time around, rather than constructing the pages on the Walgreens site, I built each page in Picasa, which allowed for a greater level of content control. Also, instead of taking pictures of the book to post, I included the pages in this nifty multimedia slideshow, set to music, which hopefully will distract you from the fact that you're looking at a lot of the same pictures again. Really, though, there are a lot of photos included here that weren't in the last version, and I think the overall improvements to the book made it worth sharing again.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mellon Arena Final Season Tribute

With the preseason home opener against Detroit less than a month away, we are ready to begin a new era of Penguins hockey at Consol Energy Center. Before we get swept up in the excitement of that incredible step forward for this franchise, let's pause to look back on the building we have called home for the last 43 years.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Little Iceburgh attends open house at Consol Energy Center

The Knitting Lady and I, along with our friend, Brian, and Little Iceburgh, attended today's open house at the Consol Energy Center. As has been previously reported elsewhere, it is an amazing facility and while we will all miss the Igloo, it shouldn't take long getting comfortable at the Penguins' new home.

Check out the full set of photos on Picasa.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pic of the Day - Mike Rupp for President

Alighieri on Pensburgh suggested a Mike Rupp for President campaign. If Laraque can do the political thing, then why not Rupper? Above is one idea for the first campaign poster.