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. plexxer
    October 5, 2009 11:05 am

    Joe Rock would have to be the most famous person I’ve ever met. I did attend a book signing by Bill Clinton, but I wouldn’t call that ‘meeting him’.



  2. Amanda
    October 5, 2009 11:05 am

    On a trip to Las Vegas, I was walking through the Ceasers shopping area, looking at all the things I can’t afford, and I literally ran right into Wayne Brady. I was super embarrassed, and apologized, and he just laughed at me. I was suprised at how tall he is.



  3. Sycophant
    October 5, 2009 11:06 am

    I’ve met (and by met I mean handshake, conversation, spent time with, etc. as opposed to being part of a mob trying to get an autorgraph) Troy Polamalu, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Smith, Brett Keisel, Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes, Joey Porter (by far the friendliest of the bunch), Mike Webster, and many more Steelers.

    Also, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and basically the entire current Pens roster. As a group, they are the greatest bunch of Pittsburgh celebs you could hope to meet.

    Also, numerous Pittsburgh Pirates, the coolest being Jack Wilson and the least cool being Barry Bonds.

    But the coolest would have to be either Mr. T. or Linda Lavin from the TV show Alice. I met her at an aquarium in NC.



  4. Mae
    October 5, 2009 11:14 am

    I met Martin Sheen on my way home from school when I was 9. He was shooting a movie around the corner from our house, so my mom took me and my two brothers past the set on the home. We not only met him, but also had our photo taken. My youngest brother (a baby at the time) took that opportunity to pee on him.



  5. D.S.
    October 5, 2009 11:17 am

    I’ve met Kendall Payne (www.kendallpayne.com) at a Lillith Fair concert (she was signing autographs)…

    Locally, I met Larry Richert back when he was doing the “Wake up with Larry Richert show” on KDKA.



  6. EM EM
    October 5, 2009 11:17 am

    Most famous LOCAL FAV would be Greg Lloyd!
    His neck was has big as my waist!



  7. Stephanie M
    October 5, 2009 11:17 am

    Most famous person I ever met. Seriously. Ginny Montanez. That chic was home page on CNN.com ya know.



  8. Bram R
    October 5, 2009 11:22 am

    Stephen Nichols, AKA “Patch” from Days of our Lives.



  9. Leslie
    October 5, 2009 11:22 am

    HMMM~ most famous person I’ve met… A couple of steelers but that doesn’t really count.

    I sat next to Ken Griffey Jr. on a plane one.



  10. Cassie
    October 5, 2009 11:23 am

    My aunt used to babysit Bobby McFerrin’s kids when I lived in Minneapolis. He’s the guy who sang “Don’t worry be happy.” His kids are hot, too.



  11. Cindy Closkey
    October 5, 2009 11:25 am

    John Cleese and I had a lovely conversation on the phone on Valentine’s Day, 2003, talking about his website and spoken word tour and Spamalot and stuff. He also sent me a couple of potted plants, one of which I have managed not to kill yet.



  12. Tom
    October 5, 2009 11:25 am

    Most famous person I ever met was Alan Bean. I mean how many times do you get to shake the hands of someone who walked on the frickin’ moon?

    2nd most famous person? Kenny Rogers, post liposuction.



  13. Pensgirl
    October 5, 2009 11:28 am

    I met a U.S. President, but I’d rather not say which one because I’m not a fan.

    I sort-of met Dan Potash, who is super nice, and back in ’92 I met a whole bunch of the Pens (who also were very nice). Not Mario, unfortunately. (And by the way, today is Sir Mario’s birthday.)



  14. Jeff Leath
    October 5, 2009 11:28 am

    I once met Garth Brooks, nothing personal or anything just in passing. I would love to meet Jenna Malone sometime though……come on google wave…..



  15. Chris Jackson
    October 5, 2009 11:36 am

    I worked at a convenient store and met the musical artist Tricky and sold him a disposable camera!



  16. Jamie
    October 5, 2009 11:37 am

    Mike Lange.



  17. buckeyemom
    October 5, 2009 11:38 am

    Hmmm-I met the Duke (benny) at a bar in the Wexford during my friend’s 40th bday outing. He actually was civil and did take a pic with her. I have also met a few politicans and Franco Harris



  18. Laura Lilley
    October 5, 2009 11:38 am

    I used to work in radio, so it was everyone from Paula Abdul to the Backstreet Boys to Hanson to John Mellencamp, the Cure, Depeche Mode, Elvis Costello, REM, James Taylor, Ziggy Marley, the Ramones, Blues Traveler, Duran Duran (although that may not count because I was so dumbstruck I didn’t say anything), Tom Cochrane, Eddie Money, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Violent Femmes, Meat Puppets…I’m going to stop now but you get the idea. No Bono or Sting or anyone really good….



  19. Lisa K
    October 5, 2009 11:41 am

    Back in the day I met Bubby Brister at Chauncy’s…that’s pathetic!!



  20. mjf55
    October 5, 2009 11:42 am

    I met the Duke of Fug, Heath Miller, Cedric Wilson, and Jerome Bettis at a miniature golf course by the Steelers training camp.

    I also managed to snag Dennis Bowman’s autograph when he came to my school in 3rd grade. Wonder if I could make any $ on E-bay with that baby…



  21. Cathy
    October 5, 2009 11:44 am

    Well, I didn’t actually “meet” him but I was sightseeing in Washington, D.C. and VP Al Gore was crossing the street to the White House. (this was before 9/11)



  22. Al
    October 5, 2009 11:46 am

    It’s a toss up between Bruno Sammartino, Edie Tarbox, or Dave Mustaine from Megadeth.

    Would have been pretty cool if all three were at the same party.



  23. GeeLyn
    October 5, 2009 11:52 am

    On Friday I ran into Jerome Bettis at the 7-11 by the Doubletree Hotel.

    It was full of win.



  24. Elissa
    October 5, 2009 11:55 am

    I met Emeril Lagasse walking out of Nobu in New York once. I’d had a bit to drink, and couldn’t place him immediately – all I could figure was that I knew him from somewhere. I walked right up to him and said “hi,” and although he looked quite confused, he said, “Nice to see you again!” I’m glad Emeril is so nice to drunk people.



  25. ab
    October 5, 2009 11:58 am

    Zachary Quinto. and Franco Harris. Not at the same time… :)



  26. jennviolet
    October 5, 2009 11:58 am

    I’ve had encounters. Not sure if they classify as “meeting”

    I served a drink(s) to Mario Lemieux and was in awe.

    Helped Kelly Frey in a store once. Hands down the nicest, sweetest, friendliest person. Talking to her was like talking to a good friend. In that same store I tried to help Renee Kaminski (WPXI, boo hiss) but she was not nice or friendly.

    Andrew Stockey and Sally Wiggin (love WTAE, Wendy, why haven’t we met yet?) at a pancake benefit.

    Finally, Courtney Love (shut up) pulled me on stage at a Hole concert in ’99 and I rubbed her tummy (why?) it was one of the best nights of my life. (again, shut up)



  27. Meghan
    October 5, 2009 11:58 am

    Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale at a Halloween party at the home of Dexter from the Offspring. Gwen was dressed as a vampire, he wasn’t in costume. They were just dating at the time. Sort of felt sorry for them because they were the most famous people there and everyone was too intimidated to talk to them…



  28. Knight Diver
    October 5, 2009 12:00 pm

    I’ve met John Lithgow during a book signing event for his Children’s book, The Remarkable Farkle McBride.



  29. Chelly
    October 5, 2009 12:05 pm

    Madeleine Albright…AND!…Juvenile, of “Back that AZZ Up,” fame. Are people really putting people from The Clarks on here???



  30. mechel
    October 5, 2009 12:09 pm

    Wow, I must be a lucky girl. I have met (and have a photo to prove it) Ben Affleck, Kevin Smith, and Jeff Goldblum. Here in the burgh to boot!!!!!



  31. Mike S
    October 5, 2009 12:12 pm

    Probably would be Lance Armstrong. He rode a bike race in Altoona (actually Hollidaysburg) well before becoming famous. He threw one of his water bottles, I caught it. He autographed it for me after the race.



  32. Tyler
    October 5, 2009 12:17 pm

    Brady Quinn, the starting/not starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns.

    I hope that does not hurt my chances of winning ;)

    Im not a Browns fan.



  33. katy
    October 5, 2009 12:30 pm

    i once met werid al yankovic. my sister and i were eating dinner at ed debevics in LA and there he was having a milkshake. i got a picture with him and everything



  34. Just A Simple Man
    October 5, 2009 12:31 pm

    Pete Vuckovich. I first met him at Clarion University while he played college baseball there.



  35. Stefanie
    October 5, 2009 12:42 pm

    I have, in fact, met Julie Bologna. And the lead singer of Everclear-Art Alexakis. Oh, and Cyril Wecht. Cyril is the most famous of all of them, in my opinion.



  36. SteelCitySparkles
    October 5, 2009 12:46 pm

    Clearly, the most famous people I met where the New Kids on the Block. All 5 of them. And it didn’t even happen 20 years ago, it was just this summer. I can no longer concentrate at work, I’m reliving every single moment! Greatest day! wooo!



  37. Julie
    October 5, 2009 12:52 pm

    I’ve met and had dinner with Donna Shalala, who is a former member of the Clinton cabinet… Not exactly Julie Bolonga, but she did win a Glamour Woman of the Year award.

    And I almost met Al Roker once…



  38. Matt
    October 5, 2009 12:52 pm

    Weird Al Yankovic. He’s just as crazy in person as he is on his albums, but a tad bit sweatier.



  39. Burgh Baby
    October 5, 2009 12:53 pm

    Most Pittsburgh famous–James Harrison.

    Creepiest famous–David Spade.



  40. Amy R.
    October 5, 2009 12:54 pm

    I met Boyd Tinsley from the Dave Matthews Band – I got a snapshot of me shaking his hand. His armpits appear very sweaty in the picture … I bet he was really nervous to meet me. ;)



  41. Bob
    October 5, 2009 12:56 pm

    Hmm. “Most famous” is relative to how one judges famousness. Is that a word? Probably a tie between George W. Bush and Elmo.



  42. aDerek
    October 5, 2009 1:11 pm

    Henry Rollins



  43. richrovs
    October 5, 2009 1:13 pm

    I live in Wash. Pa and have run into Mel Blount a couple times. He is still huge.



  44. Amy
    October 5, 2009 1:14 pm

    Sascha Baron Cohen, at a western-themed rehearsal dinner for a wedding in Tucson in October of 2006. One of his close childhood friends married my cousin, and this was two or three days before Borat hit the theaters. Photo proof — complete with goofy cowboy garb — available.



  45. Jen
    October 5, 2009 1:17 pm

    Marc Andre Fleury was standing in line in front of me at Einstein’s Bagels a few weeks ago. That’s I all I got….



  46. malbrec92
    October 5, 2009 1:19 pm

    I met Ed Marinaro (former Minnesota Viking and then played Officer Joe Coffey on Hill Street Blues), and Tony Kornheiser at a Cornell Football event.

    Funnier, my husband volunteered as a shuttle driver at a rainy wedding where Billy Crystal was one of the guests. BC stole my hubby’s umbrella.



  47. Christine
    October 5, 2009 1:21 pm

    Lynn Swann (1) and Franco Harris (2) after I stood in line (on separate occasions) to get their autographs about 30 years ago…



  48. Jenn
    October 5, 2009 1:22 pm

    Tom Arnold at the Hard Rock Cafe in La Jolla!



  49. Kristin
    October 5, 2009 1:26 pm

    Franco Harris? Which is kind of not all that difficult, I realize.



  50. Sheila
    October 5, 2009 1:31 pm

    Dick Vitale in an elevator when he was in town waaayyy back when! Niles Crane from Frasier when he was in Spamalot on Broadway and the girl with the dark hair that’s now on Grey’s Anatomy. Exciting I know…