1. Whatever hold Blake Shelton had on me as my current obsession was completely shattered yesterday when Bryan Adams stormed through the doors, rocker-kicked Blake in the chin, pulled me up off the floor where Blake had me pinned down with his cowboy boot, put his arm around my waist and dragged me out of the saloon while muttering, “She’s mine. Always.”
I’m all his again.
Seeing him run out on the stage, his silly smile every time he sings, his scratchy voice, his passion, his EVERYTHING.
Now, off to scout out tickets for his show this summer and to pick out which bra I’m going to throw at his feet. I wonder, will I get arrested if I charge the stage and try to get close enough to lick him?
2. The Lukey/Penguins/Banner fiasco just got WAY more interesting with the Pens saying that they scrapped the whole idea themselves when they couldn’t get the banners printed up in time. So why they heck did Lukey say it was held up by City Council?
Also, Bill Peduto said about Lukey wanting to attend the game and not sure how he should pay for it:
“There’s an easier way,” said Mr. Peduto, a Penguins season ticket holder. “Write a check.”
3. Let’s talk Pens. ESPN did a kickass article on Ryan Malone that actually doesn’t upset me when it refers to Pittsburgh as “blue-collar”.
At first glance, the 28-year-old is raw and tough with a tattoo-festooned body and fiery red hair. But that’s not all there is to Malone, much like this blue-collar city with its hard ways and surprisingly beautiful waterfront and hidden architectural gems.
“It is weird,” Malone said in a recent interview from the Mellon Arena seats. “Honestly, whenever I pull the sweater on, I look at it as a privilege and an honor.”
Married to his college sweetheart, whom he met while she was tending bar at St. Cloud State (“I was like, ‘I’m going to marry that girl.’ And I did,” Malone said with a laugh), the couple had their first child, William Ryan Malone, three months ago. Young Will has been a constant reminder that the game is not life.
Also, be sure to read the inset about his tattoos. Very interesting.
4. The PG has some great cheer cards to print out. I particularly like the Evolution one.
5. City Council is doing a great thing:
City Council yesterday approved new fines, ranging from $100 to $500 or even more, that would be slapped on convicted vandals and used to fund graffiti removal.
The legislation, sponsored by Councilman Bruce Kraus, also demands that retailers keep paint and other potential tools of graffiti either in clear sight of employees or behind the counter, in an effort to prevent theft by would-be vandals.
Every little bit helps.
Also, check out this video and tell me, did you also want to find those little “Full Time Crime” shits shown in the video and spray the words “I wet the bed” on their backs? And while you’re there, tell me, when did Sheldon Ingram have his shoulders removed?
And check out the 22 pages of discussion on graffiti, including the poster that wrote:
You’ve got to understand that he’s not attacking anyone personally, if anything it’s more of a comment on materialistic society. la sociedad de dinero. Anyone who gets angry at things like this are usually money-minded, greedy, or just simply confused.
My brain is going to explode. Srsly.
6. Reader Magnus Patris had quite possibly the best comment of the week with this little gem in my “Why PittGirl Should be Mayor” post (also, as reader Disappointed mentioned, I couldn’t run for Mayor because as a suburbanite I’m not technically a resident of Pittsburgh. Fret not. When I run for Mayor, I’ll pull a Hillary and move to the city and be all, “What? I’ve lived here like my whole life practically!”):
That’s it. I’m not registering as a Democrat or a Republican. I’m going to register today as a Choke-A-Bitch-ocrat. Our symbol is not a donkey or an elephant, but a dead pigeon on a star-spangled background.
Awesome. Someone needs to mock that up. And by “someone” I mean “yinz guys”.