Loot! Woot!

Now that the winner of the www.ineedtwo.com Steelers/Chargers tickets has claimed her prize, used her prize and hopefully enjoyed her prize last night when the Steelers shoved giant lightning bolts up the asses of the Chargers for three quarters , I have a few more prizes I wanted to give away because I’m totally trying to buy your love with gifts.

Is it working?

Here’s what I’ve got for you today:

1.  Two tickets to the Brewfest happening November 13  at Saddle Ridge Bar Room & Steelhouse in Station Square.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, so this portion alone is worth up to $70.  They’re expecting a ton of people this year and there are awesome celebrity judges so it’s sure to be a good time.  If you don’t win, you can buy tickets here.

2.  One Google Wave invite courtesy of my former butler Mike Woycheck.  Google Wave is still in limited preview, so if you’re wanting to check it out early, yay for you.  Mike and I used Google Wave to plan the re-emergence of my blog and it was so much more convenient that using IM or email.  You’ll love it.  I don’t know what this portion of the prize is worth, so I’m going to estimate it at $45,000.  That looks right.  So now we’re at $45, 070.

3.  One free dinner for two ($40) to Las Velas because I am shamefully advertising my husband’s restaurant.  There I already admitted it so you don’t have to write a comment accusing me of it.  This brings us to $45,110.

4.  2010 Pin Me Up calender by Laura Petrilla’s Miss L Photography, which I personally purchased at her studio when she took my picture for Pittsburgh Magazine.

All proceeds from the sale of this calendar benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. It is full of hot babes, and by giving it away, I get to expose you to Laura’s great photography skills.  ($45,135 after adding in the $25 donation for the calendar).

5.  A small version of the shirt I’m wearing in my “About me” picture.  That shirt, called “Pigeons are Rats with Wings” is completely sold out at Threadless.  I bought it in two sizes, and have worn the girlie medium, but the girlie small is yours if you win.  Since it is sold out, I place the value of this shirt at $10,000 bringing the grand total prize package of this giveaway to a whopping $55,135!

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Also, with my estimating skills I clearly need to go on the Price is Right because I will make both of those showcase prizes my bitches.

If you want to enter, just leave a comment telling me the most famous person you ever met (Seriously, it is okay if it’s like Julie Bologna or something. We’re not judging here.  We’re just pointing and laughing.)  and I’ll use Random Number Generator to pick a winner on Friday.  Good luck!

Most famous person I ever met?  Come on.  David Conrad. But I once walked past Jon Cryer and I have a picture of Marcia Clark (WHO?!) who I once spotted at Universal Studios, so that’s something.

You’re pointing and laughing at me aren’t you?





373 Comments


  1. Ryan
    October 6, 2009 6:57 pm

    I partied with the guy from “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” (Corin Nemec) after his show got canceled. He was a mess but it was funny as hell to see him get wasted, fall off a bar stool, then kick a nearby puppy out of frustration.



  2. Tony
    October 7, 2009 3:11 am

    Famous people I’ve met – Back in the early 80’s I met Diane Keaton while she was in town filming Mrs. Soffel. Ms. Keaton was walking around the North Side (by herself, no bodyguards) checking out the Heinz plant as my mom, sister and I were driving by on our way to a Pirates game. My mom drove around the block to get a look at her again and when we came upon her the 2nd time my mom stopped the car, rolled down the window, and asked Ms. Keaton if it was really her. She just smiled and nodded. My mom said it was nice to meet her and thanked her as she walked away.

    Katie Holmes came into the place that I work while she was in town filming Wonder Boys. She wanted to buy a coffee before going to the movies. Very nice but seemed kinda shy too.

    Jason Kendell came into where I worked as well and gave some autographed things to my son who was very young at the time. To this day my son is a huge fan of Jason’s.

    And last but not least……I was going to Ross Park Mall a couple years ago and I noticed a limo pulled up at the entrance where Macy’s is (which is where I entering the mall). As I reached the entrance I noticed a goup of people coming to the doors to leave the mall so I thought I’d hold the door open for them. A couple of big bodyguard type guys came out first and opened the door and trunk on the limo, then a guy and 2 girls came walking out behind the bodyguards. The guy thanked me for holding the door open for him and then it hit me as to who this guy was……Gene Simmons from KISS. The band has played down at Post-Gazette Pavilion the night before and I guess the 2 girls he was with were a couple of groupies that he scored with after the show and he decided to take on a shopping spree before setting them loose.



  3. Rachel
    October 7, 2009 3:21 am

    When I was in high school I met the Smothers Brothers when I was a volunteer usher at my local symphony hall. One was nice and one was all standoffish, but I can’t remember which was which.



  4. Jen
    October 7, 2009 6:29 am

    I met one of the PA Senators back in May. Then again, I work for her so it’s not that crazy that I met her. Sadly, she is the most famous person I can think of which doesn’t say much for how exciting and star-filled my life is right now.



  5. LC
    October 7, 2009 6:35 am

    George Stephanopoulos.

    The best place to see famous people in Pittsburgh might be the Omni William Penn Starbucks and the hotel lobby. I saw Prince, Jude Law, Giovanni Ribisi, and Jenna Elfman there.

    As for Pittsburghers, Mark Roosevelt and his wife Dorothy informed me at the Children’s Museum one afternoon that they were going to avoid teaching their daughter to say “no.” I don’t think they were kidding. My reply was “good luck with that.”



  6. Brandon
    October 7, 2009 7:03 am

    Myron Cope. I met him at the Carnegie Science Center giving autographs. Yoy!



  7. Steve S.
    October 7, 2009 7:27 am

    I met Malkin’s parents. :)



  8. rose
    October 7, 2009 7:31 am

    mr. mcfeeley, from mr. rogers’ neighborhood!



  9. Alexis
    October 7, 2009 8:07 am

    I met Charlaine Harris (who writes the Sookie Stackhouse series) at a book signing a couple of years before True Blood started on HBO. Awesome lady.

    Also met Matt Damon while he was filming a movie in San Antonio. He was running at the time and was an extremely nice guy.



  10. other Brian
    October 7, 2009 8:13 am

    I met Jewel back in 97′ at a IUP concert.



  11. Gina
    October 7, 2009 9:10 am

    I got drunk and chased Ben Roethlisberger out of a bar about 2 years ago. Literally chased him. He was kind enough to smile for a picture with the drunken idiot (me).

    And I met Jay and Grant, the Ghost Hunters, in the train station when I moved to Philly. That was pretty awesome too.



  12. Cathy
    October 7, 2009 9:28 am

    I got to hang out with Alison Krauss after a concert once. Her and the band ( Union Station) were great fun. I also live near Franco Harris and have met him and his wife several times.



  13. PaperclipQueen
    October 7, 2009 10:31 am

    I’ve shaken hands with John McCain (back when I was a Republican) and Chris Matthews from Hardball; met Lukey Steelerstahl; Got winked at by Hines Ward; and sat next to a bunch of Pens at a box in Mellon Arena during this year’s preseason. Yummiest? Staal. Nom.



  14. Brittany Hoke
    October 7, 2009 11:17 am

    Sydney Crosby, Jordan Stahl (very douchebagy), Ralph Nader (even scarier in person)



  15. Ben Stiglitz
    October 7, 2009 11:30 am

    Diane von Furstenberg. Not doing too well here.



  16. NeedChocolate
    October 7, 2009 1:21 pm

    The most “famous” person I met is Derice Bannock. No idea who I’m talking about? He’s Leon, from Cool Runnings. WIN!



  17. Dash
    October 7, 2009 1:49 pm

    the only famous person I’ve met was Troy Aikman. He came to the town I was stationed at for training camp. Nice guy believe it or not.



  18. Pam
    October 7, 2009 2:13 pm

    I’ve met quite a few. Richard Petty and his entourage bumped into me when they were leaving the bathroom at the Kentucky Fair and Expo a few years ago. It was his fault – but he snarled at me. I told him off. One of his entourage said, “Do you know who you’re talking to? This is Richard Petty, the King of Racing.”

    I replied, “Yeah, well, I’m Pam and I’m big enough to go take a piss on my own, I don’t need 6 guys to help me.”

    They were not amused…

    I met Mario Andretti at a media event and dinner at the Country Music Hall of Fame. He’s a super nice guy.

    Met a lot of country music singers at Jamboree In The Hills in the 80s: Alabama, Gary Morris, Eddie Rabbitt (he was very, very nice), Reba McEntire. Also met the Chrome Shop Mafia from the CMT show, Trick My Truck. And the late author Frank McCourt.

    My husband met Johnny Unitas and has his autograph.



  19. Andrea
    October 7, 2009 8:24 pm

    I’ve read every single post — every one — and the coolest is 342, because you didn’t recognize your celebrity and just had a normal conversation.

    I’ve been very, very lucky — if this stuff matters. I have a high-falutin’ job in local media, so I’ve met all the local TV celebs (big whoop) and lots and lots of sports stars and great musicians.

    Greatest ever? Mr. Rogers and Neighbor Aber. Mr. Rogers played piano for me and Mr. Aber sang, “You Are Special” to my little boy. It still makes me cry.

    But outside of work, I also have weird luck. Started many years ago, at movie theater in NYC, waiting for flick to start, in walk Madonna and Sean Penn (his first day out of jail) and they sit down by me. (I look harmless, I guess.)

    Soon after, in Minnesota, elevator doors open and in walks Iggy Pop. “Hi, Iggy, I mean, Mr. Pop.” I’m a dork. He grinned. Looked like death.

    And so on. Day after this year’s Stanley Cup, ran into Evgeni Malkin at Camp Horne Giant Eagle — he was headed into State Store, half-hidden by ballcap worn low, I was leaving, I blurted Congratulations! He said, Thanks.

    Next week, Mario at restaurant in Sewickley.

    I’m a dork, but I win.



  20. Julie B.
    October 8, 2009 8:57 am

    I met Jake Gyllenhaal three weeks ago outside of Casbah in Shadyside. I’m also never again washing my right hand again.

    I also met Benny during his first season.

    Jake Wins!



  21. Marie
    October 8, 2009 12:03 pm

    Justin Timberlake. 11 years ago, I was 15 and it. was. amazing.



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  23. jeanne
    October 28, 2009 2:49 pm

    I never met anyone famous until this past year and then I met Chuck Wicks, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Dick Clark , Tim McGraw and Martina McBride. I also went to school with Maria Bello before she was famous and know the guy behind the Phillie Phantic costume. Do I win??