18 June 2010

MISSION: Boring Pittsburgh, Troy Polamalu, and Things That Go VROOM!

{Why yes, that IS Troy Polamalu!}

When my friends at Boring Pittsburgh contacted me and suggested we work on a collaborative mission, I immediately said, "YES!" The more people in the world who want to combine forces for good, the happier this secret agent is.

The collaborative mission began with instructions for me to retrieve the mission materials at a super secret location. I, of course, complied.

exhibit a:

Upon retrieving the "top secret mission materials," I opened the container to find 1) said materials {Hairy Helmets} and 2) a memo from my co-conspirators.

exhibit b:

The memo instructed me to place the contents of the tube on unsuspecting individuals' car attenae. And the only special request indicated in the memo was to include the co-conspirator's logo.

exhibit c:

I love a good mission, and I love collaborating, so the obvious next step was to tell myself,

"Let's do this."
I typed up a happy note for my recipients...

...and made sure to include my co-conspirator's logo, as requested:

Location: Shadyside neighborhood, Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Thursday, 17 June 2010

Time: between 5:43 p.m. and 8:27 p.m.

I gotta admit: messing around with people's cars isn't something I enjoy doing. Which is why this was probably the hardest mission I've completed yet. And in broad daylight? Yikes! I worried about not only being seen but also setting off potential car alarms. Can you imagine that? I can just see the headlines now:

"Secret Agent L Nabbed by Police as She Vandalizes Neighborhood Cars with Steelers Paraphenalia."

Nonetheless, I bucked up and began on Alder Street.

After walking around and looking for cars and trucks that showed the owners' obvious love for the Steelers, I stumbled upon a grey pick-up truck that had a Steelers sticker on the back window.

Target #1 acquired:

Next stop, Shady Avenue and Howe Street:

Target #2 acquired:

Final stop? Shady Avenue and Walnut Street:

Target #3 acquired:

I gotta tell ya, this was a rough mission for more than just the fear I felt because of messing around with people's cars. You'd think, after completing over 100 missions, that I'd remember to WEAR SENSIBLE SHOES.

Needless to say, these--

--were barking by the end of the mission.

But on my way back to Command Central, I ran into a beautiful display of flashing flourescent lights in front of me. Nothing like lightning bugs to remind you just how beautiful this world is, even if your feet hurt.


Kristin Ross said...

Love this mission! Go L & Boring PGH, whose name is the exact opposite of what they are!

<3 Kristin

Boring Pittsburgh said...

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! We love you, Secret Agent L! It was a pleasure working with you on this mission. We will definitely collaborate again soon ;-)

Anonymous said...

my hometown has some diehard sports fans, even though some of our teams havent been faring so well...
this might make for an amazing future mission!
*files idea away*

SWF_Terra said...

I LOVE THIS! Well played SAL & Boring Pittsburgh.

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Oh how I love this little dose of cheer! I wish you had hit up Bloomfield too! Great collaborative mission!

On The Vine said...

Great post and wonderfully inventive way to spread good vibes to such a specific audience. Knowing those fans, I bet their hearts welled up with joy upon returning to their cars:)

Operation Smiley Face said...

Nice mission! I can see why you would be a little nervous though, messing with people's cars and all. Glad it all turned out well. Now you just need to soak those feet and prepare for your next day-brightening mission. :)

Maggie said...

love love love this :D

Mia said...

This was fabulous! I wish I was in Shadyside at that time. Keep up the good work.

Julie said...

get the hell out, i totally saw the one on walnut and shady! haha. i live very close to there and was walking to the gym monday night and noticed it. I had seen the hairy helmets on another site and was excited to see one in person. funny!

Scrumpy Daddy said...

I love it! Good work, SAL & BoringPGH! Keep it up!

openid said...

This mission should have been submitted to the Whatever It Takes: Steelers Fan Collections, Rituals, and Obsessions display at CMU's Miller Gallery!