Two quick things.

First, housekeeping.  Clean the windows, would you?

I kid.

The post to enter to win the Steelers/Chargers tickets is still active here, so if you haven’t yet commented, go ahead and do that.  If you notice your comment number changes by one or two over the next days it is because I’ll be going through and deleting double comments (don’t worry, I’ll leave your original comment up), my sister’s comment in which she whines that she’s not eligible to win (poor baby), and approving comments that were originally flagged as spam.

Second, those pesky Iowaianers (that looks right) are relentless in their quest to remain atop the standings for their hospital to win the upgraded game room.  Who knew they even had the intertubes out there in Iowa?!

I kid!

This is me, reminding you to go vote!  I realize that UPMC could probably afford to spring for a ten grand game room upgrade for the sick kids, but I also realize that it would mean a lot to the kids to know that the city rallied to win it for them, because we care about them.  Go vote or I’ll sic angry nunchuck-wielding pigeons on you and your pets.

More soon!


  1. MiamiShyner
    September 10, 2009 11:20 am

    Two things:
    1)I voted and push my friends to do the same.
    2)I snuck up on a pigeon in my car yesterday. I literally scared the crap out of it. I saw it as it flew away.

  2. Adios el-Kabong
    September 10, 2009 12:07 pm

    Intertubes? You ARE from Picksburgh, hon.

    Seriously, I am SO glad you’re back, although I now have to explain my “PittGirl says Drink” T-shirt a bit more.

  3. rickh
    September 10, 2009 12:20 pm

    I registered and voted 10 times in under 2 minutes. It was painless. Go Kiddos!

  4. Jim Paek is my hero
    September 10, 2009 12:39 pm

    Have voted 10 times everyday since your post and we are closing the gap. C’mon people, help our kids.

  5. BlueNumber2
    September 10, 2009 12:48 pm

    Just voted…

  6. Tinare
    September 10, 2009 1:05 pm

    Geez, those Iowians are worse than the Green Bay Packer fans in the Campbell Soup contest. My votes are in.

  7. Dawn
    September 10, 2009 1:07 pm

    If you are stupid, like me, you can click a box and they will email you to remind you to vote every day.

  8. Tara
    September 10, 2009 1:20 pm

    I registered and voted. You’re right, how cool if we could win this for UPMC? (Also, Dilbert today. Pigeons. Thats all I’m sayin.)

  9. bluzdude
    September 10, 2009 1:22 pm

    I’m doing my 10/day… twice so far, will do again before gametime.

  10. Wckdcll
    September 10, 2009 1:23 pm

    Voted yesterday and today. Gonna post on myspace and tweet away to rally for the kidz! And yes, we were fighting over you, still are at home, and yes, NikkiB220 voted too! FYI….

  11. Judy
    September 10, 2009 1:41 pm

    I’ve voted my 10 every day and if everyone who entered to win the Steelers tickets would do the same, we’d be so far ahead that a Hail Mary wouldn’t do the Iowans any good.

  12. Craig Fluck
    September 10, 2009 2:11 pm

    Click (x10) everyday. Keep it up.

  13. Capt. Dummy
    September 10, 2009 2:18 pm

    good for the university of iowa children’s hospital though! glad to see them and everyone else representing so hard for the kids too!!!

    i think it’s all a win-win because either way we’re giving/showing support for the kiddo’s… and even if we finish second storng, thanks to ginny’s leadership, we’re still gonna get them a good donation from a bunch of caring folks!

  14. Brittany Hoke
    September 10, 2009 2:20 pm

    Voted twice so far! Ps. I sent you an e-mail, I’m a journalism student who would love to interview you! Please contact me!

  15. Libby
    September 10, 2009 2:23 pm

    Voted – check.
    Posted on Facebook to encourage others to vote – check.
    Dirty look given to pigeon on street corner today in Oakland – check.

  16. Michele
    September 10, 2009 3:13 pm

    I have voted my 10 times each day since the post, but if you notice on the website… the top 3 hospitals win the upgrade. Although I know us Pittsburghers always want to be #1

  17. Cathy
    September 10, 2009 4:39 pm

    1st I don’t even do my own windows… I hope I win I have never been to Steeler game at the “new” staduim

    2nd I put my 10 votes in yesterday and today and put it on my facebook to try and get my friends to vote too.

    Vote early and vote often!!

  18. joe
    September 11, 2009 11:37 am

    That’s Iowegian, you snarky cur. And we WILL win, the UIHC (death-star)is the best teaching hospital evah! It refuses to stop growing and will eat us all.
    And OUR football coach is FROM Pittsburgh, so there!

  19. Duncan
    September 11, 2009 2:46 pm

    Were you high in those pics? With a bit of glare and a bit of red-eye going for you, you could pass for an over-smoked college kid… great story.

  20. Duncan
    September 11, 2009 2:50 pm

    Sorry about that last comment, my fingers got away from me… it was supposed to be a comment in the blog about the pics with Tall Cathy and Sally.

  21. Chris Treloar
    September 14, 2009 11:59 pm

    We’re in third place. How embarrassing.