Randon n’at.

1.  It is a beautiful sunny/purple cloudy/blue sky kind of day here in the Burgh.  Chilly.  Brisk.  A great day for the first turtleneck of the season.  I would also say a great day for the first do-me boots of the season, but alas, I am still WiiCrippled and that means no four-inch heels for me.  I’m in my three-inchers today.

Despite the fact that I am in extreme pain from my yoga injury and despite the fact that my arm is kind of going numb, I still WiiFitted last night for 45 minutes because I hadn’t for three days and I didn’t want to know what Fitty would say if I waited any longer.

So yesterday I got a, “Why, if it isn’t PittGirl!” from Fitty.  Jerk.

And to top it off, WiiSteve didn’t even want to work out with me.  He put that loser chick trainer in to sub for him.  Probably out partying with the Miis.

Now that I can no longer lift my arms above my shoulders, I’m thinking I might need to seek professional back-cracking, neck-snapping, scream-inducing help.

2.  Dom over at ineedtwo.com wanted to say thank you to the readers of The Burgh Blog for using his site to purchase tickets.  As you know, Dom has hooked me up on several occasions to not just Steelers tickets, but also concert tickets, including fourth row seats for Jeff Dunham.

So, Dom says he’d like to give away some Steelers tickets!  We’re having a Steelers ticket giveaway here at The Burgh Blog.  Two tickets for the October 26 game versus the Giants.

More details coming.

3.  The Angry Drunk Bureaucrat give his suggestions for improving the city’s contract approval process.  Including:

(2) Post all contracts over a certain amount online. In order to make the contracts more interesting, however, hide suduko games, word searches, or geocaching locations in the online versions. Or, perhaps turn them into online mad-libs.

The mandatory [NOUN] fee will be [VERB] on a [ADJECTIVE] basis, with each [NOUN] period expiring at the end of each Quarterly Period during the [NOUN]

I’m picking “fart,” “fart,” “farting,” “fart,” and “spatula.”


4.  Reader PittCheMBA wrote:

Hi PittGirl, I tried to post a comment about your post about Max Talbot, but my comment would not save, so I am e-mailing you. The phenomena is called “Puck Bunny”. From Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puck_bunny, A puck bunny is a female ice hockey fan, often one whose interest in the sport is primarily motivated by sexual attraction to the players rather than enjoyment of the game itself.

The same can be said for Big Ben, except you would probably call them “FUG Bunnies”.

This is genius.  Dear Benny Minions?  Now instead of just being his minions, you are hereby branded The Fug Bunnies.

You’re welcome.

5. Best Buccos of Suckitude cartoon ever? Quite.  Possibly.

(h/t Goob)

6. Some guy named Phil Rosenstein, who was born in Pittsburgh, is running, yes RUN-NING from Santa Monica, CA to Atlantic City, all to raise awareness and funds for The Mario Lemieux Foundation.

As of September 25, he has run over 1,500 miles of his 3,300 mile journey.

I’ve never ran more than a mile in my life and don’t believe I could run two miles even with a flock of pigeons on my ass being urged on by The Dread Lord himself.

Phil will be in Pittsburgh sometime in November, as you can see here.

7.  What my best college friend from Cincinnati is going to find in his inbox later today.  Mwah-haha!

(h/t Mike and Charlie)

8. Newlin Archinal has left WPXI (been kicked out?) to be replaced with this plastic Barbie who looks like she could be Tiffany Thiessen’s mom.

9.  Finally, some What The Effies:

This is a future Big Bang Theory script for sure.

And I don’t know why, but suddenly I can’t get the word “shrubbery” out of my head.



  1. Stacey
    October 2, 2008 9:37 am

    Love it – now I have Spamalot songs stuck in my head. For sure, I can see it on Big Bang Theory… thanks for the laugh.

  2. chrys
    October 2, 2008 9:40 am

    Fug Bunnies?! Brilliant! I will think this everytime I see a girl in a pink Steeler jersey with the number 7 on it!!

  3. Anne
    October 2, 2008 9:43 am

    The “Pittsburgh, Can I be a Steeler” song is great! Thanks for sharing! Unfortunately, I have more friends who are Ravens fans than Bengals fans, so I will have to settle for passing it along to other Steelers fans.

  4. kbl guy
    October 2, 2008 9:50 am

    Newlin Archinal might show up on another station after waiting out her “non compete”. It’s a bitch to get old. Replaced with a plastic Barbie.

  5. retiredguy
    October 2, 2008 10:08 am

    If that’s the new girl at WPXI, then all I have to say is bye-bye Newlin.

  6. rachel
    October 2, 2008 10:20 am

    Oh gosh, the Fug Bunnies. On a college campus, there are DROVES of them. All strutting around in their stupid, pink Duke jerseys. Is it that compromising to wear the black and gold? It must not match the Ugg boots just right…Fug Bunnies — I think that’ll catch on.

  7. lovesthenorthside
    October 2, 2008 10:23 am

    5. lanny frattare ran out of ways to say “buccos lose.”

    and that freaky mascot better watch his ass as the opportunities to raise the jolly roger are few and far between.

  8. unsatisfied
    October 2, 2008 10:32 am

    #8 — I liked newlin, ever since I saw her on one of the stations in richmond when I lived there. she seems like good people and, yes, I think that she’s dealing with that non-compete stuff.

    she has quite the name, though — kinda reminds me of news reporter “creamy goodness” on “south park”….

    but — welcome, barbie!! (I hear that she’s already hitched, though). put her on there with trishapitt and krista and I’m all, “good morning, pittsburgh!”

  9. captain dummy
    October 2, 2008 10:38 am

    next time someone pisses me off, i’m just going whip peanuts at them yell “LIGHTNING BOLT! LIGHTNING BOLT! LIGHTNING BOLT!”

  10. John
    October 2, 2008 10:39 am

    Puck Bunnies? I always called them Hockey Hags. They’re the women you see wearing Martin Straka, Ken Wregget and Darius Kasparitis jerseys (among other players who no longer skate for the Pens). Rarely do they wear the jersey of any player not currently on the team. Hmmm… maybe Puck Bunnies and Hockey Hags are separate entities. I must ponder this.

  11. pittgirl
    October 2, 2008 10:41 am

    Captain Dummy,


  12. TBD
    October 2, 2008 10:45 am

    #5 – Bucco’s who???

    #8 – I’d wake up to that… Might have to consider a switch to PXI! Stepford news anchors ahoy!

    #9 – Monty Python and the Holy Grail – quite possibly the best movie ever made.

  13. I wanna cast Magic Missile!
    October 2, 2008 10:47 am

    Among all the nerd subgenera, I think LARPers and D&D players may actually have better chances than some. Their hobby makes them talk to people, by definition. It doesn’t help the “you do what?” factor, but at least they are more likely to learn some basic social skills than the more solo nerd types like model builders.

    Plus, over time more girls have joined groups like that, and while the boys may have too high standards to date them personally, at least they’re made aware of what girls ARE in real life.

  14. Daisy
    October 2, 2008 10:48 am

    Love the blog! Since you mentioned Fitty, I’ve been wondering if we could get a progress report. Has it helped you? Do you think the workout is worth it? I was considering buying it, but I’m just wondering if it’s worth the money. Thanks!

  15. Heather
    October 2, 2008 11:05 am

    I am totally rocking my first turtleneck of the season!

  16. Caroline
    October 2, 2008 11:28 am

    People at my school larp. They are kinda infamous.

  17. Dan (Not Onarato)
    October 2, 2008 11:30 am

    Hmmm 4in do-me boots compared to the 3in do-me boots…wait was there more to the blog?

    I may have to go back and finish reading it….

  18. Charlie
    October 2, 2008 11:31 am

    Puck Bunnies is in fact the correct term…I’ve also worked in baseball…there you have to deal with Cleat chasers, an even more annoying group because they’re chasing guys that aren’t always in good shape…or at all. They chase them because they are athletes and may have money some day

  19. Mermanda
    October 2, 2008 11:45 am

    I’m still holding a grudge about Tiffany dropping the “Amber.” What is she trying to prove?

  20. Mrs Pitsberger
    October 2, 2008 11:45 am

    PG, is a “Holy Grail” edition of What They’re Really Thinking in the works? Cause it should be.

  21. MoreRoth, LessBurgher
    October 2, 2008 11:46 am


    Lighthearted LARP’ers or a foreshadowing of The Duke – throwing the ball and screaming COMPLETION! COMPELTION! COMPLETION! ???

    October 2, 2008 11:46 am

    Yes, you need to see someone about the shoulder, but no neck cracking!!!!

    I would suggesst someone who uses a tapping machine. It looks like a jigsaw or hand held mixer, but gently taps the spine back into place.

    it worked wonders on my back down here in florida, and is not painful.

    Try a little electric muscle stimulation to loosen up the muscles and then a weekly massage. It feels so good!!!

  23. pittgirl
    October 2, 2008 11:49 am

    Mrs. P,

    “Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of silly persons!”

  24. toni
    October 2, 2008 12:59 pm

    Admittedly the utube showing the larping was pretty bad. But larping is NOT that out there…can we say Civil War reinactments anyone? That would constitute larping.

  25. wpxistinks
    October 2, 2008 1:00 pm

    The new WPXI Barbie is 34 year old Jennifer Abney.. from Mobile, AL. And yep, she is married. And for the record.. she looks older than 34.. :)

    Here’s a quote from WPXI website..

    “The Alabama native and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors in hiking boots, on bicycles and in kayaks. They’re very excited about the outdoor opportunities Western Pennsylvania has to offer.”

    Maybe she’ll take up some deer hunting too.. blah

  26. captain dummy
    October 2, 2008 1:09 pm

    no… PG just needs the thing that all girls need… the magic fingers of captain dummy doin’ some work on those sore, sore shoulders… LOL. that just made me chuckle at my desk! sounds like a future craig’s list “what the effie”!!!

  27. Mrs Pitsberger
    October 2, 2008 1:25 pm

    “Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries!! Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time!”

    We could do this all day, you know.

  28. eag
    October 2, 2008 1:32 pm

    Wait… RandoN n’at. Did I miss a new word in the lexicon?

  29. Pensgirl
    October 2, 2008 1:33 pm

    If your wii ailments involve tight or knotted muscles, try thermacare heat wraps. I don’t know how I ever lived without them.

    Good call on the fugbunny but that wiki entry is completely wrong. A puckbunny (one word) has no interest in hockey, only in sleeping with the players. She could hang out at rinks for 5 years and not know the difference between a wrist shot and a slap shot. A woman with any interest in the sport itself is…a fan.

    The MP reference is perfect.

  30. spoon
    October 2, 2008 1:48 pm

    wpxistinks, I guess we know who will be covering the Groundhog Day ceremonies this year.

  31. Concerned Reader
    October 2, 2008 3:00 pm

    “Extreme” pain and a numb arm implies that you might have a more serious injury involving nerves.

    If it isn’t better in a few days, go see a doctor. But don’t wait too long, the last thing you want is Fitty to be the cause of nerve damage.

  32. NY Luvs Pitts
    October 2, 2008 3:15 pm

    Fug Bunnies. I like it.

  33. K.
    October 2, 2008 3:59 pm

    @ John…

    The difference between a puck bunny and a hockey hag is exactly what you said — the hag wears jerseys of players who are no longer with us, with large, Pittsburgh ’80s hair and usually, black stretch/legging type pants.

    A puck bunny, on the other hand, is usually in a jersey of a player currently with the team, or, better yet, a too-small player t-shirt. Her hair is perfectly done, and she wears tight jeans, hoping to attract a hockey player (not necessarily the one whose shirt she’s wearing!) for her own, ahem, entertainment purposes.

    I’ve spent WAY too much time explaining this to other people… I need a hobby OTHER than hockey.

  34. KGC
    October 2, 2008 4:34 pm


    I’d hit it… twice on Sunday (before going to play golf, though.. that would be my church or “religious experience” for the day).

  35. Still A Fan
    October 2, 2008 6:31 pm

    oh my goodness! the next time my boss walks in my office and asks me to do something stupid…i’m going to look at him…point at him and scream “lightening bolt!”.

    what a bunch of idiots.

  36. gumbygirl
    October 2, 2008 7:45 pm

    “I fart in your general direction!” Gotta love the grail.

  37. Ravishing Rick
    October 2, 2008 10:08 pm

    I think a vote should be taken here
    PittGirl in her “Do Me Boots”
    Jennifer Abney in her “Hiking Boots”

  38. ark
    October 3, 2008 10:27 am

    if we’re talking morning news anchors, then I need pittgirl to tell me everything she knows about my self-united husband demetrius ivory.


  39. SportyGal85
    October 5, 2008 12:55 pm

    Just googled Demetrius Ivory…a weatherman with a full head of hair? Alright WTAE!