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. Linda Jordan Platt
    October 5, 2009 1:32 pm

    Chuck Noll. I was in Pier One buying cushions for porch chairs and I had to pile them on the counter to be able to shake his hand. Because short of reincarnating Abraham Lincoln or Gandhi, there’s no one I would want to meet more than the Emperor.

    On the Steeler pre-game radio last night, someone told a story of how Jerry Glanville of the Oilers sent some thug into the game to whale on a Steeler in a fight. Noll told Glanville: You do it again and I’m going to cross the field and kick your ^%$# #$% %$#.”

    Love that guy.



  2. Misti
    October 5, 2009 1:39 pm

    I shook Tony Dungy’s hand… that counts right?



  3. Darlene
    October 5, 2009 1:39 pm

    the former President Bill Clinton….



  4. Clair
    October 5, 2009 1:40 pm

    hmm…can’t choose just one LOL so….how about 3.
    LC Greenwood was a frequent customer at a gas station I worked at about 18 years ago. He brought in all his old, fancy cars for fill-ups. Since he paid with credit, i guess I got his autograph many times LOL. I should have saved one of the slips hahaha. Also, met former Steeler Eric Green as well, in Family Court when I did an externship there back in 95. And just this past March, met Dee Wallace (the mom in ET among other roles) at a friend’s wedding in LA, as she was a family friend of the bride. Nobody too current, sadly…which is surprising considering I live in northern VA now and really should have run into a few Politicos or some current Redskin players and/or staff :::shudder::: since their facility is around the corner! HA!



  5. BradyQuinnsTeeth
    October 5, 2009 1:45 pm

    President Ford



  6. Linda
    October 5, 2009 1:45 pm

    My sister-in-law lived on the same block as Stephen King in Bangor, Maine. It was pretty cool visiting her, especially at Halloween when Mr. King had his house decorated even scarier for Trick-or-treat. Cool!



  7. chrys
    October 5, 2009 1:49 pm

    I met Kurt Angle.. LOL!! My hubby went to Mt Lebo with him. We were at Eat-n-Park in Dormont, and Kurt was drunk off his ass. LMAO!! My hubby introduced me and he could barely focus on my face and shake my hand. Alcohol is bad..

    While my hubby and I were ordering I looked over at Kurt’s table and he was laying down in the booth with his feet on the window.. That was the moment I realized the Olympic hero was a complete total! LMAO! :P



  8. Slidetuba
    October 5, 2009 1:50 pm

    Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins of Genesis. At the Steelhead 9/9/07. 5 hours before the show..



  9. Jodi
    October 5, 2009 2:25 pm

    Most famous person I ever met: Charlie Batch. #2 is State Rep. Dave Reed (R-Indiana).



  10. J
    October 5, 2009 2:38 pm

    The most famous person I’ve ever met is Artie Lange from the Howard Stern show at a book signing this summer. I think he called me “sweetie”… then again, he was saying that to all of the girls.



  11. Tim
    October 5, 2009 2:45 pm

    local – Mario Lemieux (at the BP in Bridgeville off I-79)
    non-local – Cheryl Crow



  12. Carla
    October 5, 2009 2:58 pm

    I’ve met lots of famous people, but I admittedly had an unfair advantage, being as I used to be a reporter.

    My interview list (which I’m pretty proud of): Walter Cronkite, Ben Roethlisberger, Skippy Skeeve (remind me sometime to tell you my story about him), Heath Miller, Jason Kendall, Doug Mientkiewicz, Nate McLouth, Jon Leiber … I think that’s enough. :)



  13. Amanda
    October 5, 2009 3:02 pm

    Sorry, I haven’t met anybody “famous.”



  14. Tiffany
    October 5, 2009 3:05 pm

    Well, I’ve met Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux and once upon a time, right after Relativity went off the air, David Conrad.



  15. Bean
    October 5, 2009 3:11 pm

    Neil Patrick Harris way back when he was still Doogie!



  16. Moonbeam's Momma
    October 5, 2009 3:15 pm

    I met the band Cinderella back in the day at a radio station birthday party in Cleveland. I also met Jerry Dixon and another guy from Warrant during a concert at the old Richfield Coliseum.



  17. kelli
    October 5, 2009 3:23 pm

    As a waitress, I waited on Ken Rice, Sally Wiggin, and Dave Johnson. Not all at the same time. That’d be weird, since they all work for different stations.

    Actually, I waited on Sally and Dave at two different places I worked.

    I used to wait on a lot of Steelers too, but none jump out at me.

    Hasn’t everyone met Franco Harris? I have and really thought everyone had. Especially since his son launched his mayoral campaign.



  18. sally
    October 5, 2009 3:42 pm

    Depends on who’s more famous, Dave Conrad or Martha Stewart. Dave makes a better frittata.



  19. Carolyn
    October 5, 2009 3:49 pm

    I met Bono!



  20. Beth
    October 5, 2009 3:49 pm

    I, sadly, have not met Franco. I have, however, met Willie Parker, Ken Wregget, Peter Taglianetti, Jared Retkowski (don’t hate) and Phil Vassar. Oooh oooh!! And Mario Lemieux’s brother, though his name escapes me.
    Wow, I’m a winner!



  21. Deb
    October 5, 2009 3:55 pm

    All the members of Sixpence None the Richer – actually went camping with them.

    Locally, Art Rooney II – he helped me get a hamburger at St Vincent’s church fair just before training camp opened.



  22. alana marie
    October 5, 2009 4:07 pm

    The most famous person i’ve ever met (& spent actual time with) is Eric VonDetten. His sister went to Syracuse with me … and we went out to dinner when he was in town!



  23. Beth
    October 5, 2009 4:09 pm

    I met Jay Leno in 1988 at an airport. We were able to get our pictures taken with him.



  24. Bobbo
    October 5, 2009 4:14 pm

    I met Jim Lokay. That’s celeb status, right?

    If he doesn’t count, then how about Hines Ward?



  25. cheryl
    October 5, 2009 4:16 pm

    Bill Clinton



  26. Still A, Fan
    October 5, 2009 4:20 pm

    sigh…ok, i’m going to sound pretty petty right now and complain and stomp like an old man with kids on his lawn, but i thought it would be cool to read these 270 comments. not so much. maybe 50 were real “meets”. i guess “meet” and “met” are subjective. i once waited in line for 2 hours to get mike schmidt’s autograph. we exchanged pleasantries while he signed. i don’t consider that i “met” him. i’ve “met” lots of people like that or something similar. kevin smith is the most famous person that i actually consider myself “meeting”.



  27. Sarah
    October 5, 2009 4:33 pm

    I met Uncle Jed Clampet from the Beverly Hillbillies! His real name would be Buddy Espon! so lame…



  28. Erica
    October 5, 2009 4:37 pm

    Franco Harris…twice in the same month, oddly enough. Super nice guy.



  29. JJ
    October 5, 2009 4:53 pm

    I got Benny’s autograph, don’t know if that counts… the other one is one of the dudes from the hip hop group “Bone Thugs N Harmony”, can’t even remember his name, but I served him when I was a waitress and he signed my order taking tablet. Woohoo.



  30. MeganMenard
    October 5, 2009 4:54 pm

    I just recently had lunch with Sidney Crosby (well, I was having lunch and in walked Sid and then he was eating lunch too. In the same building, at the same time. Totally counts. :)



  31. Msam24
    October 5, 2009 4:55 pm

    Was once in the same building as Bono. Along with like a million other people.



  32. Jen
    October 5, 2009 5:04 pm

    Gawd. I’m such a loser. I can’t think of one even remotely famous person I’ve met! That makes me really sad. Um… if I get to meet you on Saturday at PodCamp, can I say ‘PittGirl’? ;)



  33. HollyT
    October 5, 2009 5:23 pm

    I have too much of a knack for being at the right place at the right time. I have my photo with numerous country artists and such. I’ll name my favorite.
    I walked into Barnes & Noble by SHV one night after work like I’m prone to do after getting paid to see that John Ratzenberger was there signing his book. What a funny guy! He had some teenagers doing some goofy poses for pictures and was signing their hoodies and such. There I was standing all alone waiting patiently to say hi and to get his book signed. I loved watching his Handmade in America show on the Travel Channel (also the subject of the book).

    He was very down to earth and interested in starting a conversation on why I was all by myself there and I explained why I did, he also asked where I worked and at the time it was pumpkin season at Trax Farms. He signed my book with something mentioned about pumpkin farming. Just a really nice guy.



  34. CarolineFB
    October 5, 2009 5:24 pm

    I saw Mario Joyner at Monroeville Mall about 20 years ago. The late George Carlin and I were at the airport at the same time. I know a ton of former local news media celebrities and even dated one for about a year. Does having sex with a former local celebrity count?



  35. Amy
    October 5, 2009 5:26 pm

    I met Mario Lemieux about 10 years ago. Total stud muffin. :)

    Also, a long time ago a friend of mine won a car from Pizza Hut and she got to bring some friends to a dinner there with Jack Ham and some other Steeler players. Being the geek I am, I brought a mini tape recorder with me and had him say “HI” to my Mom. He was totally cool.

    Thanks for bringing the memories back.



  36. Chris P
    October 5, 2009 5:31 pm

    I watched the 1st half of last year’s super bowl with Andy Rooney



  37. kevin
    October 5, 2009 5:35 pm

    hmmm…probably Rob Thomas and the guys from Matchbox Twenty when they played at one of the old clubs in the Strip years back.



  38. Lee
    October 5, 2009 5:36 pm

    In the 80’s: Corey Hart. Please don’t ask who that is and make me feel older than I am!

    More recently, I just met Michael Phelps at Ross Park Mall when I took my kids for autographs. He wasn’t too talkative, but friendly to my kids.



  39. Erin
    October 5, 2009 5:39 pm

    I met Joe DiNardo when I was 8. It was some televised fundraiser and my school donated money. I got to hold a big check too. Good times… :)



  40. Pittsburgh Tom (now back in da burgh)
    October 5, 2009 6:03 pm

    Living around Pittsburgh most of my life, I’ve met more than a few Pittsburgh athletes, such as Franco Harris, Jerome Bettis, and Jaromir Jagr.

    And I got to meet Lewis Black after he performed at the Funny Bone a few years ago on my birthday.

    But the most famous I’ve ever met would have to be Michael Jordan at a Pirates game back in 1987. Unless, Jenna Jameson is considered more famous than Michael Jordan, but even then I’d have to admit to knowing who she is.



  41. Robert
    October 5, 2009 6:04 pm

    Chuck Berry in an elevator at the Pittsburgh Hilton on the 4th of Jul in the summer of 1983.

    (I should get an extra prize for using the most prepositional phrases in one sentence about a rock icon.)



  42. Doug Butchy
    October 5, 2009 6:04 pm

    As a musician, I once played in Wayne Newton’s band.



  43. Theresa
    October 5, 2009 6:08 pm

    Vladimir and Natalia Malkin :) sweetest people ever!



  44. Norf Side Betty
    October 5, 2009 6:13 pm

    Anne Bancroft – walking along near macys in NYC. She is famously shy so I hesitated and finally figured “what the hell” and ran over to say hello. She was very nice and sadly died not long after.
    Locally: mike Lange – we were chatting in line at Einstein bros
    Jack lambert when I was like 7 and we were missing the same teeth.
    Dan onorato came to our neighborhood block party.
    Mayor Murphy married my husband and I almost 9 years ago. Truly wonderful person – stood in the courtyard after the ceremony talking for almost an hour afterwards. Wasn’t running for anything



  45. tookie
    October 5, 2009 6:16 pm

    Joe DiMaggio in 1976



  46. Norf Side Betty
    October 5, 2009 6:16 pm

    Ps person who met the hooters: I am hugely jealous



  47. cait
    October 5, 2009 6:16 pm

    When I interned at KDKA, I interviewed Dr. Phil and his wife Robyn. Oh, and when i was a wee-little girl scout, my troop went to NYC and stood outside the Today Show on the Plaza and presented Al with a box of cookies – it was during his fat years.



  48. Becky
    October 5, 2009 6:30 pm

    I met Quentin Tarantino on a park bench in Prague. However, that is not nearly as exciting as the time Bob Errey almost hit me with his Honda Pilot.



  49. Jonathan
    October 5, 2009 6:41 pm

    I met Bubby Brister at a car dealership when I was like 8 years old. My dad made me sit on his lap and get a picture that I still have to this day.



  50. Beth P
    October 5, 2009 7:03 pm

    I once had to pick up Coolio at the airport while I was in college. His manager slept in the backseat the whole ride. Not thrilling nor the best celeb siting ever, but most definitely the closest.
    PS: Nicest? Ted Nugent. Called me ma’am. Tipped his hat. I was 21. I fell in love. :) Unrequited and brief of course.