- April 10, 2008
- filed under Awesome Burghers, Downtown happenings, Mayor Ravenstahl, Penguins, Sidney Crosby
1. Did you guys watch Dr. Pausch’s interview with Diane Sawyer last night? Don’t hate me, but I didn’t. Well, more like I COULDN’T. I’ve done everything I can to support him and his cause, but I just couldn’t bring myself to watch it because I knew it would tear me apart seeing him with his wife and his children and seeing him trying to be strong and not scared for them and for himself.
The effect of his story though is that for the rest of my life I will look at my life and my problems through the screen of Dr. Randy Pausch’s life. It truly does shift your paradigm.
He’s the next Awesome Burgher and his crown is in the mail. By “crown” I mean all of my best wishes and prayers.
2. Okay. This might be the girl in me coming out, but how perfect was it to see Maxime Talbot defend Marc-Andre Fleury and to see Ryan Whitney Tyler Kennedy (I think it was Kennedy. Correct me if I’m wrong.) defend his captain Sidney Crosby last night?
First, Max almost took that guy’s head off and the dude never saw him coming from behind. Awesome.
And as for Whitney’s fight. The shirt over the head. The ceaseless pounding. Awesome!
Great, great fights in a great, great night of hockey.
Pens rule! Gary Roberts is a god.
Also, NOW I know what “WWGRD” means.
3. The worst press secretary in the history of press secretaries resigned yesterday. Could be because The Comet and The Burgher went and broke a giant story, or it could be because she told the Washington Post that Luke Ravenstahl, her boss, was PITTSBURGH’S BRITNEY SPEARS!
Let’s think about this. She not only compared him to a female pop-star, she compared him to a female pop-star with a drug problem, a crazy problem, and a bajingo-flashing problem.
Worst press secretary EVER!
Regular flavors range from Rocky Road — with peanuts and marshmallows — to old-fashioned kettle corn. “My favorite is a peanut butter kettle corn,” Genalle Day says. “That was our first flavor of the week, and everybody loved it, so we kept it as a regular flavor.” Others have included Garlic Parmesan and Green Apple, for St. Patrick’s Day.
I don’t want to love this, but it all sounds so delicious!