I haven’t been a freshman of any sort since 1999, but last night I felt like a tender academic spring chicken once again. I was playing frisbee over on the CMU field at the corner of Forbes and Maggie Mo, when I noticed a large number of students rallying together on the adjacent football field.

Soon it became apparent that these students were from the CMU orientation committee. Music began pulsating from the stadium and hundreds of these orientation folks lined up to form a human tunnel for incoming freshmen to run through.

Speaking of tunnels, I’ll bet you didn’t know that the owner of The @$#%$ Grill in Miami, Florida is named David Tunnell. You’re probably also unfamiliar with the fact that I grew up across the street from a guy named David Fay in Summit, New Jersey. Clearly, those names are confusingly similar. Perhaps Mr. Tunnell should resort to a law suit.

Sorry about that digression, anyway, what I meant to tell you is that two friends and I joined a herd of freshmen and ran through the tunnel of humanity, giving and receiving high fives all over the place. What a rush! I highly recommend the experience.

Well, I don’t have much to say specifically about Hot D***a today, other than that you should come and eat here. Just remember, we’re in Pittsburgh, not Miami.