There are so many people who get to call Pittsburgh their home and I am one of those lucky people. I got to spend my childhood religiously watching "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and going to the Eagle's Nest while my mom was grocery shopping. I was only allowed to drink pop at grandma's house with my chipped ham sandwich. I grew up thinking Heinz was the only ketchup that existed and it was completely normal to put fries on your sandwiches and salads.
It wasn't until after I spent a few months away at college that I realized how strange, yet great this city I get to call home truly is. I never thought I'd say this, but once a yinzer, always a yinzer. (ps. summer has lasted a little too long because my "pittsburghese" is back in full swing).
Whether you have spent your entire childhood or entire lifetime living in the wonderful Steel City, you know you're from Pittsburgh when...
1. A Primanti's sandwich holds a special place in your heart
This sandwich will seriously change your life.
Always keep that Terrible Towel close by.
Good luck getting around without crossing at least one bridge.
With The Thunderbolt, Potato Patch, and cotton candy, how could anyone not be excited for Kennywood?
It's called pop, not soda.
"Turn on the Morning Freak Show, please"
There are actually other brands of ketchup?
8. You appreciate the amazing view at the Buccos games
It never gets old.
Jalapeno Hannah for the win!
I'm guilty of trying more than once.
11. Then drove to Mount Washington to photograph the skyline
Always beautiful, no matter the time of day.
Wait, this isn't normal?
Thank you for all the wonderful lessons.
It's just so tempting
14. You're always proud to say your hometown is Pittsburgh, PA
And why wouldn't you be?