Pittsburgh Today Live Chat: Oct. 8, 2019

Pittsburgh Today Live Chat: Oct. 8, 2019


IT IS PITTSBURGH TODAY LIVE. WELCOME TO PITTSBURGH TODAY LIVE. MY KEY HOOD JOINING US TODAY. IT IS TUESDAY. IT IS TUESDAY. IT FEELS LIKE FRIDAY. YOU HAVE HAD A LONG WEEK ALREADY. THAT IS PROBABLY NOT GOOD. IT HAS BEEN A PRODUCTIVE WEEK SO FAR. I HAVE GOTTEN A LOT IT IS NOT FRIDAY. YOU HAVE TO SHOW UP AGAIN TOMORROW. WE ARE COUNTING DOWN TO THE RETURN OF HEATHER ABRAHAM. WE ARE TWO DAYS AWAY FROM HEATHER RETURNING FROM MATERNITY LEAVE. SO SHE IS BACK ON THURSDAY. IT SEEMS LIKE IT HAS BEEN FOREVER. IT SEEMS LIKE A LOT HAS HAPPENED. WE HAVE TO CATCH HER UP AND WE HAVE A PLAN TO DO THAT. JUST WAIT AND SEE. COMING UP THURSDAY. ARE YOU READY FOR HALLOWEEN? IT IS COMING UP FAST. IT IS COMING UP FAST. I LOVE HALLOWEEN. THE CANDY AND THAT YOU GET TO DRESS UP. I THINK I LIKE IT BETTER AS AN ADULT THEN I DID AS A KID. I LIKED IT IS A KID. IT IS JUST MORE FUN. THE WHOLE TRICK-OR-TREATING THING, AS A KID MAY BE I DIDN’T LOVE THAT. BUT AS AN ADULT, DRESSING UP AND EATING CHOCOLATE. IT IS FANTASTIC. I LOVE TRICK-OR-TREATING. AFTER A WHILE, WE HAD A FAMILY TRADITION WHERE WE DID HALLOWEEN INSIDE BECAUSE THAT WAS BACK IN THE LATE 80S. PEOPLE WERE TAMPERING WITH CANDY. WE WOULD DO A HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION AT HOME AND IT WAS A LOT OF FUN. WE WOULD PLAY GAMES. I LIKE THAT. WE WONDERED ABOUT THE MOST POPULAR HALLOWEEN CANDY. THERE IS THIS CANDY PLACE CALLED CANDYSTOREOUT WITH THEIR LIST OF THE MOST POPULAR CANDY FOR HALLOWEEN. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. NUMBER ONE ON THE LIST IS SKITTLES. MY BROTHER LIKES SKITTLES. BUTTER CUPS. THOSE ARE GOOD. THAT WOULD BE NUMBER ONE. DELICIOUS. M&MS. THEY HAVE TO BE PEANUT M&MS. I LIKE PLAIN. BUT THE PEANUTS ARE NICE TOO. SNICKERS. THAT IS POPULAR FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. SATISFYING. THE STARBURST AND CANDY CORN ROUNDING OUT THE LIST. AND THEY DID THIS STATE-BY- STATE. A LOOK AT THE MAP. PENNSYLVANIA ACCORDING TO CANDYSTORE.COM, IF YOU CAN SEE, PENNSYLVANIA SAYS HERSHEY’S AND MINI BARS ARE THE MOST POPULAR. I THINK THAT MAKES SENSE. AND I AGREE WITH IT. ALTHOUGH I FISH OUT THE HERSHEY’S VERSION OF THE LITTLE RICE CRISPY THINGS IN THE CHOCOLATE. THOSE ARE MY FAVORITE. WHAT IS THAT? NESTLI CRUNCH. THAT IS A DIFFERENT BRAND. THE CRUNCHY IS MY FAVORITE. CRACKLE. IN OHIO, IT IS M&MS. WEST VIRGINIA, BLOW POPS. THOSE OF THE FAVORITE. THEY ALSO TOOK A POLL AND SPECIFICALLY ASKED, WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE CANDY. THEY CLAIM IT IS CANDY CORN. I’M A LITTLE BIT UPSET ABOUT THAT. I AGREE WITH THAT. I LOVE CANDY CORN. THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT IT WITH THE DIFFERENT LAYERS. THE WHITE ON THE ORANGE. AND EACH LAYER HAS A DIFFERENT FLAVOR. REALLY? I DID NOT NOTICE THE LAYERS HAD DIFFERENT FLAVORS. I AM A FAN OF CANDY CORN. I LIKE CANDY CORN. I’M WITH YOU. GOOD. THEY BEAT OUTLAST YOUR’S WINTER AS LEAST FAVORITE. THE CIRCUS PEANUTS. CIRCUS PEANUTS, A BIG MISTAKE. WHY DID THEY EVEN INVENT THEM. LAST ON THE LIST. SPEAKING OF HALLOWEEN, LOOK AT THIS. A FUN VIDEO. A GROUP OF SCUBA DIVERS COMPETED IN AN UNDERWATER PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST. THIS SEEMS DANGEROUS TO ME. WHO CAME UP WITH THIS IDEA? THEY HAVE SHARP TOOLS AND HERE’S THE THING ABOUT THE PUMPKINS. PUMPKINS WANT TO FLOAT. UNLESS YOU HOLD THEM DOWN, BUT THEY DID A GREAT JOB. THAT TAKES A REAL SKILL TO DO THAT. YEAH. I CAN DO IT WELL EVEN NOT BEING UNDERWATER. SO THAT IS FANTASTIC. GOOD FOR THEM THAT THEY CAN DO THAT. WE WERE TALKING ABOUT CANDY CORN EARLIER. NO MATTER HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT CANDY CORN, NO ONE CAN DENY, THAT THIS PORCUPINE WE ARE ABOUT TO SHOW YOU REALLY LOVES REAL CORN. IT IS CORN ON THE COB. JUST TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THIS HUNGRY PORCUPINE DID WHEN HE WAS ASKED IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO SHARE. TEDDY, CAN YOU SHARE YOUR CORN WITH ME? NO. MINE. LET ME HAVE IT. YOU WON’T SHARE? FOR TEDDY. HE SAID, THAT IS MY CORN. TEDDY IS SHORT FOR TEDDY BEAR. HE IS FROM TEXAS WHERE THEY TEACH PEOPLE ABOUT EXOTIC ANIMALS AND THE ONE THING YOU HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT TEDDY IS NOT TO TAKE HIS CORN. IT WAS LIKE HE WAS SPEAKING. I COULD NOT TELL WHAT HE WAS SAYING BUT IT SEEMED LIKE THERE WERE WORDS THERE. I THIRD THOUGHT I HEARD, IT’S MY CORN. AND I USED TO THINK PORCUPINES COULD THROW OUT QUILLS TO ATTACK PEOPLE OR ENEMIES AND THEY CANNOT DO THAT. THAT IS A MYTH. I’VE NEVER HEARD THAT BEFORE. THEN I BROUGHT IT TO YOUR ATTENTION. THANK YOU FOR ASSURING ME THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. REST EASY EVERYONE. THE MOST HAPPENED TO A LOCAL FAMILY. SQUIRRELS OF COORS HIDE NOTES. AND SO THIS WAS A FAMILY IN FRANKLIN PARK. THE WIFE GOES TO GET IN HER CAR AND SAYS, IT SMELLS FUNNY. IT SMELLS SMOKY. IT TURNED OUT THEY HAVE A BLACK WALNUT TREE IN THEIR YARD AND LOOK WHAT THE SQUIRREL DID. ALL THE GRASS AND BLACK WALNUTS UNDER THE HOOD. HOW DID IT GET IN THE HOOD? I GUESS IT CLIMBED UNDERNEATH. THIS IS WHAT I FEEL BAD ABOUT. THE FAMILY HAS TO CLEAN IT OUT BUT THE SQUIRREL WAS READY FOR WINTER. HE HAD DONE A LOT OF WORK. HUNDREDS OF BLACK WALNUTS. NOW HE HAS TO COME UP WITH NEW WINTER PLANS. THE CAR WAS NOT DAMAGED FORTUNATELY. HE DID A LOT OF WORK. AND SOMEONE ELSE WHO DOES A LOT OF WORK ARE THESE CRAFT BREWERIES. WE WANT TO GIVE SOME RECOGNITION. THREE BREWERIES FROM THE AREA GOT MEDALS OVER THE WEEKEND AT THE GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL IN DENVER. THE GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL. 107 BEER CATEGORIES AND 174 DIFFERENT BEER STYLES. MORE THAN 2000 BREWERIES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY WERE INVOLVED IN THIS. HERE THE LOCAL WINNERS. THE PIOUS MONK DUNKEL WON THE GOLD FOR GERMAN STYLE DARK LAGER. AND STELLAR WORKS BREWING WON SILVER WITH ITS BRIGHT BEER. I DON’T KNOW WHAT BRITT BEER IS. AND THE MISCHIEVOUS BROWN WON THE BRONZE. I WANT SOME OF THAT MISCHIEVOUS BROWN ALE. THEY ARE AWARD-WINNING. WE SHOULD TRY ALL OF THEM. DO YOU EAT FAST FOOD AND DO YOU USE THE DRIVE THERE? I DO SOMETIMES. AFTER TENNIS WE GET BREAKFAST SANDWICHES AT A FAST FOOD PLACE. AFTER YOU WORK OUT AND BURN OFF ALL OF THOSE CALORIES PLAYING TENNIS, YOU GO THROUGH THE DRIVE THROUGH? IT IS TRUE. I FEEL AS THOUGH I HAVE EARNED IT AT THAT POINT. BUT IT IS SORT OF BACKWARDS. WE ARE WAITING LONGER THAN EVER BEFORE IN LINE. THAT IS ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM A RESTAURANT INDUSTRY MAGAZINE. SO FAST FOOD IS NOT AS FAST AS WE MAY HAVE THOUGHT IT WAS. CUSTOMERS SPEND AN AVERAGE OF 255 SECONDS GOING FROM THE SPEAKER TO PLACE THE ORDER TO THE PICKUP WINDOW. 255 SECONDS. AND IT IS EVEN LONGER IF YOU FACTOR IN THE TIME IT TAKES JUST TO GET TO THE SPEAKER. SOMETIMES THE LINE STARTS WAY BACK. IT TURNS OUT ON THE SURVEY, THE QUICKEST AS FAR AS GETTING YOU THROUGH THE DRIVE THROUGH FAST WITH THE RESTAURANT IS DUNKIN’ AND THEN THE SLOWEST IS CHICK- FIL-A. IF YOU WANT THE FASTEST FAST FOOD, GO TO DUNKIN’ AND THEN WENDY’S THE SECOND. THEN BURGER KING, TACO BELL, KFC, MCDONALD’S AND CHICK-FIL- A. AND I KNOW THEY ARE COMING UP WITH PRE-ORDERING AND STUFF WHERE YOU CAN ORDER ON THE APP BEFORE YOU GET THEY ARE TO SPEED THINGS UP. PART OF IT IS AT THE MENU IS SO COMPLEX. I THINK ABOUT PEOPLE THAT HAVE A JOB AT MCDONALD’S. AND THEN WHEN I WAS A KID, THEY NEEDED TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE A BIG MAC. AND THAT WAS IT. NOW YOU HAVE A FRAPPUCCINO AND OF MCCLORY. AND ALL THESE COMPLICATED MENU ITEMS. DID YOU WORK AT VICTORIA MCDONALD’S? I DID NOT. I DID NOT. I WANT TO BE AT A DRIVE-THROUGH WINDOW. THAT WOULD BE HILARIOUS. IT IS HARD WORK TO GET ALL THE ORDERS RIGHT. BUT I THINK IT WOULD BE A LOT OF FUN. I WORKED AT MCDONALD’S WHEN I WAS 16. I LASTED ONE DAY. THAT IS ALL I WOULD LAST. THEY WOULD PROBABLY ASK ME TO LEAVE AFTER ONE HOUR. YOU GET BACK IN THE KITCHEN AND ALL THESE BELLS ARE GOING UP AT THE SAME TIME TO LET YOU KNOW THE FOOD IS READY AND THE FRIES ARE READY AND THE BURGERS ARE READY. I COULD NOT HANDLE IT. I HAD A BREAKDOWN. I HAVE WATCHED THEM RUNNING AROUND. IT IS A HARD JOB. WE ARE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK AND GET TO IT. COMING UP, WE ARE TALKING WITH PARENTING EXPERT DR. G. HEAR THE ADVICE SHE HAS FOR PARENTS WHOSE KIDS HAVE LEFT THE NEST. IT CAN BE A DIFFICULT TIME. DO YOU NEED A WARDROBE UPDATE? 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