Random n’at.

1.  Late late post today because I was busy getting my ass kicked by a Mexican restaurant.  The website is now live thanks to my former butler Woy who was kind enough to help me deal with widgets late into last night.  I hate widgets. Pretty sure Satan created widgets to only work properly on the Beelzebub XP operating system because for a non-tech savvy person, widgets R HARD! This is pretty much how yesterday went:

Me: Kill the widget.

Mike: Why do you want to kill the widget?

Me: Because the widget is stupid and evil and it needs to die. Kill the widget.

Mike: Let me try to fix the widget before you go ninja on the widget.

Me: I hate widgets.  Who invented widgets?

Mike: Let’s stop saying widget.

Me: Yeah, let’s call them sausages, because sausages is a fun word to say.

2.  Speaking of my former butler, Mike and I will be presenting a session at this year’s PodCamp Pittsburgh which takes place Saturday and Sunday October 10-11 at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, home of badass dinosaur Creation Rex.

Mike and I will present our session Saturday at 3:00 p.m. called “Shutting Down Your Blog: A Case Study of The Burgh Blog.”  Mike and I will recount making the decision to kill the blog and the general madness and mayhem involved in the actual killing of the blog.  Very bloody stuff.  The conference itself is free; however, there are almost 400 people registered to attend this year so if you are able to afford it, buy the VIP ticket at $20 to help the organizers pay for the food to feed your faces.  I was told I would be “fingerhearted”, which sounds dirty, if I encouraged you to buy VIP tickets.

Other speakers:  Mikey and Big Bob from 96.1, Bill Peduto, Burgh Baby, Should I Drink That, TexBurgher and Cranberry Person (funniest twits ever) and on and on and on.

I hope to meet some of you there!

3.  John Kish, the first winner of the Steelers/Chargers www.ineedtwo.com ticket giveaway never claimed them, so the Random Number Generator picked number 888 (I KNOW!) and that belonged to Amanda Gornic who has claimed the tickets.  Tomorrow, watch the site for a new giveaway.  Not Steelers tickets, but several other great prizes.  Giant thanks to Dom at www.ineedtwo.com for providing the tickets!

4.  Swear to you, I saw this headline …



I didn’t know “fan” meant strikeout.  Learned something today.

5.  Troysus may play Sunday.  That is all.

6.  Sometimes, all it takes for me to laugh at a Craigslist post is a spelling error.

7.  Best parts of yesterday’s EWWWWWWWWWWWWW!  REUSABLE TAMPONS post comments:  The new meaning reader Bluzdude gave to “I bleed black and gold” and the commenter “Guest” who wrote, “[Your] irrational disgust towards menstruation and its products says more about your discomfort with your own body than anything else. I’m amazed you can even be around yourself while on your period.”

Well, my period is kind of like my shadow, Guest, so it’s not like I have a choice.

8.  Pittsburgh Sports and Mini Ponies reports that Billy Guerin will be photographed naked — HEY!  Come back here!  He’s not naked yet and I haven’t even told you where to look. God, ladies.  It will be for ESPN Magazine’s the Body issue which will feature nekkid athletes, one of whom is Serena Williams. I gotta tell you, seeing Serena Williams naked is a terrifying thought for me.

Oh, let me save you the trouble, you critics of mine so you don’t even have to formulate your comment: I’m uncomfortable with my body and with the idea of a woman being built like a man and that’s why I don’t want to see Serena Williams naked when if I was a better person, a more open-minded woman, a woman who was comfortable with her menstruation cycle, I would cherish the thought of seeing Serena Williams naked and I would be empowered if there were a black and gold string peeking out of her bajingo.



  1. CarolineFB
    September 30, 2009 4:29 pm

    You know what? I like your writing so much better now that we know who you are. It was awesome before, don’t get me wrong, but now being able to put a human along with it gives it much more depth.

    I defy you to find a woman comfortable with anything about herself and if she says she is, she’s lying. In my opinion, of course.

  2. Still A, Fan
    September 30, 2009 4:40 pm

    dear ginny,

    how dare you say seeing serena wiliams naked terrifies you? that is so racist!

    …wait for it

    …wait for it

    …waaaaaiiit for it


    i couldnt keep a straight face

  3. Moonbeam's Momma
    September 30, 2009 5:51 pm

    Am I the only one out here who can’t stop singing

    and bajingo was its name-o

    sorry ~ it’s been a long day :-)

  4. mfj
    September 30, 2009 5:56 pm

    Actually I’m singing “kill da widget, kill da widget…” in an Elmer Fudd voice.

  5. Different Brian
    September 30, 2009 6:16 pm

    Serena Williams is NOT built like a man. If you’ve seen any of those in-game slow motion replays of shots I think you will understand.

    Fine so I’m a pig. She’s hawt. And could kick my ass without trying.

  6. Beth
    September 30, 2009 6:22 pm

    CarolineFB, please speak for yourself. I, for one, am comfortable with EVERYTHING about myself. Even my menstrual cycle.

  7. Scott R Priester
    September 30, 2009 6:23 pm

    Serena Williams hot? Someone needs their eyes checked.

    What a surprise to see a blog appear on the restaurants website. Is there really a need for it?

  8. pghgeorge
    September 30, 2009 7:03 pm

    I was in CVS today; buying freakin’ bird seed of all things. The cashier who had a cold, and was conscientiously cleaning his hands each time he rung someone up… I was impressed by that. Well he knocked over a stack of Always packets that the lady after me had placed on the counter. I put down my 20lb bag of bird seed and picked up those packets of fem-things for her. Cashier said “my bad” The lady seemed awkwardly embarrassed. I was pretty clueless, but figured it out as I was picking them up. No problem. I just wanted my freakin’ birdseed.

  9. Holly T
    September 30, 2009 7:19 pm

    Seeing your post about the crochet/knit tampons reminded me of seeing another similar posting on a favorite author of mine’s Web site. I will link to her blog and you can decide to look at the link she posted or not. Her name is Katie MacAllister and the blog posting is a field trip Friday. If the link doesn’t work, you’ll know what fils trip it is when you see it.

  10. mfj
    September 30, 2009 7:21 pm

    R. Scott Priester’s back? THAT doucheblog? What the hell? How long’s this been going on?

  11. Pensgirl
    September 30, 2009 7:28 pm

    6. Whaaaat is that? I thought everybody knew it was “futahn!”

  12. T3chb0y
    September 30, 2009 8:29 pm

    Damn it Moonbeams Momma… You had to go and do that to me…


    No matter how hard I try… It won’t stop!!!

  13. Bobbo
    September 30, 2009 8:39 pm

    EPIC: “if there were a black and gold string peeking out of her bajingo.”

  14. Fonda Bruises
    September 30, 2009 10:01 pm


    Damn, there goes Jill and my idea for creating and selling Penis Puppets on Etsy! Those penis muffs are just a little too close to our idea!

  15. Pa-pop
    September 30, 2009 11:24 pm

    I checked out that Katie MacAlister post …

    1. Is someone trying to give new meaning to “muff diving”? Dear gawd, I hope not.

    2. A camo muff? Just so you know, you can’t go commando and still wear one of those.

    3. Still, (likely due to the lateness of the hour) I can’t help but wonder if if one of those weenie wrappers could have protected that tool in Newport Beach you reported on last Friday who eschewed Enzyte for enlargement though a stiff dumbell regimen. I can hear the ER staff: “Whoa – at least we won’t have to call the fire department this time. His throbbing member was saved by his fuzzy yarn penis muff!”

  16. spoon
    October 1, 2009 4:02 am

    I expect to see all yinz minions at Podcamp Pittsburgh next weekend. Scott R Priester, I’m looking in your direction also.

    It’s free. get yer asses there. Get the VIP package and Ginny will say hi or a standin PittGirl will in a wig. Could be Woy.

  17. Karyn
    October 1, 2009 4:38 am

    sure a blog is necessary!! they can tell us about specials, or crazy customers. ok maybe not crazy customers because they may not come back if they see they are the topic on the blog… but specials!! Pittsburgh needs a good mexican restaurant!!

  18. Lori
    October 1, 2009 5:26 am

    I had that exact same thought when I read the Pirates headline!! Well, almost exactly. I honestly thought it meant that there were only 8 Pirate fans who showed up at the game. Swear! Too funny.

  19. TrolleyRider
    October 1, 2009 5:38 am

    So…maybe this has been discussed before, because I don’t get comments in my RSS feed but…

    Since a “bajingo” is by definition female, shouldn’t it really be “bajinga”???

  20. butcher's dog
    October 1, 2009 5:56 am

    If nothing else “icky post” should convince even those who still doubt the validity of President Obama’s birth certificate that Ken Rice was NOT PittGirl.

    Is the restaurant open yet? Will Ginny return to whatever passes for normal for her? Inquiring minds want to know.

  21. Panic_Button
    October 1, 2009 6:14 am

    Troysus may play? Did you make that up Ginny, or can we get a link?

  22. houndogg
    October 1, 2009 6:18 am

    for the record, i’m comfortable with my menstrual cycle…

    i bought it at the trek store in ‘sliberty… i think… if that helps?

  23. CrashJK
    October 1, 2009 6:30 am

    Santana called..they’d like to have BAJINGO /BAJINGA for their next album title…

  24. USCMike
    October 1, 2009 6:40 am

    Ginny, the irony of your post is that Serena Williams IS starring in ads for Tampax Tampons and here’s the info:


    However, I doubt that they’re going to let her pose for ESPN with any kind of string hanging from her bajingo (although I do like Trolley Rider’s suggestion of bajinga)!

  25. Pensgirl
    October 1, 2009 6:43 am

    TrolleyRider, you’ll have to take that up with the writers of the “Scrubs.”

  26. Pensgirl
    October 1, 2009 6:44 am

    …er, that is, the writers of the TV show “Scrubs.”

  27. bluzdude
    October 1, 2009 6:53 am

    Thank you, dear Ginny, for encouraging my behavior.

    CrashJK = LOL at the Santana reference.

    Please, God, will there be some kind of transcript, report, or video from the Podcamp? I would love to get the dirt on the whole sordid ordeal but am unable to attend. (as are many of your ‘out of market’ fans).

    Lastly… What’s next, “Widget Wrestling”? “Widget Tossing”? Maybe it’s not so nice to call them Widgets… Perhaps they should be called “Little Applications”

  28. L-A
    October 1, 2009 7:07 am

    The menu looks AMAZING. I wish I could come for opening weekend…I’ll definitely make it up there eventually!

  29. pdesi
    October 1, 2009 7:13 am

    menu looks great… As an experienced restauraneur, I’d recommend adding vegetarian options all over the place and marking them so with a V next to them on the Menu… there are a lot more vegetarians in Pittsburgh than you think!
    You can use Seitan… maybe it’s something you add later on

  30. Jagoff
    October 1, 2009 7:25 am

    God I hope they censor Serena’s penis.

  31. Vivian formerly NYLuvsPitts
    October 1, 2009 9:29 am

    I am sooooo hungry looking at that menu. I have to plan a trip to Pittsburgh soon. I want a Burrito Cancun with Shrimp.

  32. Meghan
    October 2, 2009 6:43 am

    Menu looks great! Will let my women’s club know that we have a new lunch spot to try out. Pgh needed a good mexican restaurant. Can’t wait to try it ;)