Random n@.

1. Downtime again. Sorry. We are working on it and by we, I mean Woy is working on it and I’m cracking the whip. Whisssh-ah!

2. Are you all aware that Starbucks has sugar-free Gingerbread lattes now? Finally a guilt-free seasonal venti latte! Last night, I did a Starbucks run and grabbed a latte for my mother as well. When the barista said, “That’ll be $9.20,” I cheerfully handed over my debit card and as I walked away with my two cups of delicious steaming hot crack, I realized that if you tried to sell me an ENTIRE CANISTER of Folgers Ground Coffee for anything more than six dollars I would laugh in your face and maybe even call you a name, but two cups of Starbucks and I’m all, “Here’s a twenty. Keep the change. God bless you.”

3. This dude from the North Hills is looking for a man or a woman to hug him. I’m totally not making that up. Also, those eyes of his kind of waver between poor wittle puppy dog eyes and psycho gonna eat your innards with his morning coffee eyes. (h/t Robert)

4. The Penguins cookbook is coming out. Check out Sidney Crosby’s mother’s recipe for meatballs. First of all, it sounds delicious. Second of all, grape jelly and Heinz Chili sauce? GRAPE JELLY AND HEINZ CHILI SAUCE!? I wouldn’t eat that unless you put it in a Starbucks cup and asked me to pay five dollars for it. “Here’s a twenty. Keep the change. God bless you.” (h/t M)

5. Here’s a CraigsList post I think Benny’s minions will just love (no pictures or anything, but kind of not safe for work). (h/t Rick)

6. Woy put up a new shirt at WearPittsburgh. Yinz/Yang. Check it out. Also, PittGirl Says Drink men’s long-sleeved shirts coming soon. And if you order by today, FREE GROUND SHIPPING.

7. Lukey will be guest appearing in The Nutcracker along with his hot wife Erin in the 12:00 December 23rd performance at The Benedum. Kelly “Bow-Chicka-Bow” Frey will do so on December 22. Hey, she is aware that there isn’t any pole dancing in The Nutcracker isn’t she?! (h/t M)

8. So I asked my mother the other day if I ever had a new outfit for Kennywood when us kids were growing up, and she was all, “Heck yes! It was a VERY BIG DEAL, PittGirl. What the hell’s wrong with you?” Clearly you can see where I get some of my capital letters.

9. None of the current Pirates have been named in the Mitchell Report on steroids abuse in the MLB. Um, no shit. If our Pirates have been taking steroids playing the way they do, I’d ask for my drug money back.


  1. spoon
    December 14, 2007 9:16 am

    you’d be surprised how well jelly works and how often you probably eat it and don’t know it. yup, good stuff. I’ll make you a bowl cuz I’m like festive n’at.

  2. Lisa
    December 14, 2007 9:32 am

    I make meatballs with jelly and chili sauce all the time! Makes a great appetizer – BBQ meatballs! I get rave reviews every time I make them. My husband calls them my “famous” meatballs, even though it’s not even my recipe!

  3. DW
    December 14, 2007 9:46 am

    Yes, Mens Long Sleeve!!! Make sure it’s that XXXXXXXXL…hahaha. Who wears that stuff? ‘Burghers aren’t that big, are they? Those should be available at Thornton Mellon’s Tall and Fat Stores.

  4. burgher in maine
    December 14, 2007 10:20 am

    My mom puts grape jelly in her meatballs that we have every Xmas eve and they are the best damn meatballs I ever had. Do yourself a favor and put jelly on your balls of meat. Its awesome!

  5. Liliy
    December 14, 2007 10:24 am

    “meatballs with grape jelly and chili sauce” also works with cranberry jelly or crushed pineapple in place of the grape jelly AND it works with cocktail weiners in place of the meatballs!

  6. Megan
    December 14, 2007 10:36 am

    That’s how I’ve made my meatballs forever!

  7. Erin
    December 14, 2007 10:48 am

    Believe it or not, meatballs cooked with one can of beer and one bottle of Heinz ketchup are also delicious.

  8. Stacey
    December 14, 2007 11:13 am

    Must be a Pittsburgh thing, we make Kielbasa with apricot jelly/chili sauce, meatballs with grape jelly/chili sauce, little smokies, you name it! Never heard of the beer and ketchup though. Will have to try that soon.

  9. merman
    December 14, 2007 11:42 am

    I heard they do the Jelly and meatballs thing in prison.

  10. Pat S.
    December 14, 2007 12:14 pm

    I think you’re in the wrong on this one, PittGirl. Grape jelly and meatballs are a Pittsburgh / Midwestern-mom staple food around the holidays, and damned tasty too.

  11. windy city via steel city
    December 14, 2007 5:02 pm

    Boy, I did not know Lukey had such a large endowment. He is really “moving forward” and shaking them all about in his Elf Dance. Maybe they’re really dead pigeons.

  12. NotSoNice
    December 14, 2007 11:44 pm

    (8.) So you got a new outfit for Kennywood …. did you ever wear the same outfit as someone else going to Kenneywood? Does anyone remember if you were going with your bestest friend ever you wore the same outfits? How gay, huh?

  13. Arika
    December 15, 2007 12:06 am

    my mom makes those meatballs- they’re amaaaaazing!!!

  14. Trish
    December 17, 2007 7:14 am

    Another vote for the jelly/ketchup meatballs. Awesome.