Random n’at.

1.  Doing my duty as the next carrier monkey, I obediently spread Texas Death (which may or may not be strep throat.  I refuse to have a throat culture done because I tend to violently shove people that intentionally gag me) right on to Pens Fan Sister whose husband called me yesterday all, “Yeah.  She wants to know if your ears burned, too.”

Oh, yeah.  Burning ears.  She totally has Texas Death.  Poor thing.  I recommended tequila mixed with crushed Advil.

2.  As I Twittered/Tweeted/Twat? yesterday … What team is Matt Capps playing for these days?

Because it sure as hell isn’t the Buccos.  Once again, nice save, Matt.

3.  The new Dunkin’ Donuts opened in Market Square and I haven’t been there yet.  I plan to heed the call to worship tomorrow morning though.

(h/t Liz)

4.  The KDKA morning team has a behind-the-scenes video up with Sonni acting as cameragirl and it’s adorable and cute and I wish she would dump her hockey player boyfriend and hook up with the fun traffic guy so I can write a movie about it.

Anyway, great video, but there’s one thing missing.  Two words.  Dance. Fever.

(h/t Bill)

5.  Damn.  Some lady actually wrote Cat for advice on buying a vibrator to which Cat sends her to several online stores, tells her to have fun buying it, to read the reviews and to not spend too much money.

And then there’s her call: 

Cat’s Call: “Cordless” and “extra batteries,” that’s all I’m going to say.

Holy hell, CAT!  Too much frickin’ information!

6.  The Steelers dumped (heh) Najeh Davenport AKA The Dump Truck AKA The Defecator, the man that famously once took a dump in his girlfriend’s closet because he was pissed at her.  Yesterday, this email pooped, er popped into my inbox:

The Defecator
From: Right Wing Nutjob (pompous.windbag@xxxxxxxxxxx)
Sent:  Mon 6/30/08 1:05 PM
To:  pittblogger@hotmail.com
Maybe he’s a furry and there was a litter box in the closet?

First, HAH!

Second, Dad, is that you?


  1. Alison
    July 1, 2008 9:53 am

    I had something that seems a lot like your “texas death.” Burning ears and all. I dragged myself across Oakland to get gagged by a swab twice. Its strep. pain in the ass strep.

  2. Zsa
    July 1, 2008 10:11 am

    #5 – If this lady is 53, she should be smarter than to “admire” those idiots in Sex and the City.

  3. Brian
    July 1, 2008 10:29 am

    5. Maybe Cat wears that thick-ass eyeliner because she’s not getting enough sleep at night … because she’s busy doing stuff … to herself.

  4. PaperclipQueen
    July 1, 2008 10:31 am

    Who is Sonni’s hockey player boyfriend? I’m so jealous (I don’t care who it is).

  5. Brian
    July 1, 2008 10:41 am

    Hey Paperclip Queen … it’s Kris Beech … who likely will not be a Penguin next year. He was what we got in return (along with a few other jobbers) for Jaromir Jagr. Yeah.

  6. TBD
    July 1, 2008 10:54 am

    #3 Heard from coworkers yesterday that the line outside the Dunkin’ place was out the door and down the street. I’ll wait a few days / weeks for my glazed, cream, fried piece of artery clogging goodness.

    #5 Damn Cat. Not sure if she gets new found prop’s or if this casts even more uncertainty on her already shaky relationship advice. Buzzzzz on girl.

  7. unsatisfied
    July 1, 2008 11:08 am

    #4: might I suggest that lokay do the camera work instead so that we can see more of sonni? I mean, really, c’mon — throw the male viewership a bone here! (pun may or may not be intended….)

    and, what’s up with val being all camera-shy? she makes her living ON CAMERA! besides, she looked kinda fetchin’ there, too….

    how’s about burnett offering to throw down with lokay? they should get it on all UFC-style.

  8. Sofa King
    July 1, 2008 11:11 am

    For the sake of our environment, I hope that vibrator lady springs for rechargeable batteries. It’s high time that the sex toy industry begins to support renewable energy sources…solar or wind power, maybe?

  9. bucdaddy
    July 1, 2008 11:13 am

    Dear Cat, Would you like me to hold that for you?

  10. Mrs Pitsberger
    July 1, 2008 11:50 am

    Where can I get one of those vibrators that plugs in, as opposed to one that is “cordless” and “battery-operated?” Cause that sounds like a helluva Saturday night!!

  11. Christina
    July 1, 2008 12:19 pm

    Mrs. Pitsberger, I am laughing outloud at work. So great.

  12. retiredguy
    July 1, 2008 2:07 pm

    BZZZZZZZZ. Two words for Cat. Steely Dan.

  13. Brian
    July 1, 2008 2:11 pm

    I know this is entirely off the subject, but can we all agree that giving Don Barden the casino license was the biggest fucking mistake ever? Now he’s scaling back the amphitheater and a dock. This was just a terrible, terrible decision. What a dumb-ass decision. Most of his enterprise is hemmorhaging money, yet he gets the license. How stupid. Stupid. Stupid. This casino may never get built.

  14. joey
    July 1, 2008 2:35 pm

    #3: I work very near the DD. The line has been out the door for two days, all day long. I thought they were giving away coffee or something. Apparently they are giving away gift cards.

    I’d like to stop in, but I’m not waiting in a line out the door.

  15. Chris
    July 2, 2008 12:07 am

    Remember when Jim Lokay lost ‘Millionaire’?!

  16. BOB
    July 2, 2008 8:58 am


  17. JamieO
    July 2, 2008 12:05 pm

    LMAO, retired guy. Great rock band name reference.

    I have to say, that took me aback when I read Cat’s advice. I wonder how many complaints the PeeGee got for that bit of advice.

    Although I must say….a pretty attractive woman in her 30s who needs extra vibrator batteries handing out love advice. I dunno.