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. matt
    October 5, 2009 7:13 pm

    I’ve sat by a couple of psuedo famous people on airplanes (eg David Paymer, Lindsay Wagner, and Jayne Brook) and sat by Roma Downey at Riverdance (yeah, it’s true) and behind Gwyneth Paltrow at a Sundance premier of one of her movies, but I suppose #1 would have to be when Steve Young stood in line to see me the same year as he was MVP…

    And really, I just want the Google Wave invite and the Las Velas dinner as I’m not gonna be in the Burgh in November. :)



  2. Rachel
    October 5, 2009 7:14 pm

    I met Tom Atkins (he was in the first Lethal Weapon and is a Burgher) about 7 years ago. He was in a play at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and I asked him to sign a baseball for me after the performance. That’s a long story in and of itself, but I ended up with not only a signed baseball, but also a hug.



  3. Bojack
    October 5, 2009 7:18 pm

    Snorted coke with Mick Jagger @ Studio 54.



  4. Virginia Hendricks
    October 5, 2009 7:24 pm

    Hmmm. I’ve met a lot of authors over the past couple of years, so I will say Richelle Mead. Although, there was a newscaster that used to shop at the Foodland I worked at (mind is blanking right now…that was too many years ago to count!!)



  5. Eric
    October 5, 2009 7:25 pm

    I sat next to Greg Brady (ok Barry Williams)at a Pirate game many years ago. He was in town with some musical(maybe Johnny Bravo?) not sure. We talked about all the Brady Bunch travel shows…Hawaii, Grand Canyon, Disney. Great time.



  6. Mary Beth
    October 5, 2009 7:33 pm

    I met Jack Palance eons ago. I was volunteering for the Chester Co. Horse Show in eastern PA. It benefited Chester Co. Hospital and my landlady at the time was chair of the event. While taking my lunch break, he came up to my table and asked me if the seat next to me was taken. He was very sweet and quite a gentleman. I remember his deep voice and, in spite of his age, a very boyish charm. I want that Tshirt!!! No truer words were ever spoken and I am a size small. It was made for me!



  7. Mabel
    October 5, 2009 7:36 pm

    Condoleezza Rice
    Al Roker
    Bishop Fulton Sheen
    John McCain
    Burton Morris



  8. Ray Jacobs
    October 5, 2009 7:45 pm

    I waved at the Pope when I was in Rome, but I don’t think he saw me in the crowd of over five thousand.



  9. John Papinchak
    October 5, 2009 8:12 pm

    I once shared an elevator with Dave Coulier. Nice guy, and even cracked a few jokes!



  10. Michelle
    October 5, 2009 8:18 pm

    David Conrad :D Twice. Not bad for a 17-year old, eh?



  11. Chris T
    October 5, 2009 8:20 pm

    Most famous? I guess it depends on what you call famous, but my Unix teacher when I was a young lad with AT&T was the document writer for Kernighan and Richie.



  12. Cullene
    October 5, 2009 9:43 pm

    A few years back, George Carlin was performing at the Palace Theater in Greensburg. His private plane flew him in to where I work. He came inside, but headed straight for the men’s room. So, I saw him, but didn’t technically MEET him. I have met Bill Hillgrove, and he signed a football for my son. He’s a VERY nice man! He was having lunch in Latrobe but took time out for a little conversation with us.



  13. Daniel
    October 6, 2009 3:44 am

    The nanny for Yoko Ono’s grandchildren from her first marriage… I know, pretty amazing.



  14. Barb
    October 6, 2009 3:55 am

    Sorry, I have no meetings of “famous” people but I’m leaving a comment anyhow!



  15. Kathleen
    October 6, 2009 5:04 am

    I’ve mostly met musicians but the most exciting was Steven Wilson from Porcupine Tree a few weeks ago. I had to go to Cleveland to see them perform, so you can imagine that I think he’s pretty impressive in that I crossed enemy lines to do so. Oh, I’ve also met Peter Max, the painter.



  16. Tim
    October 6, 2009 5:09 am

    The best I’ve got right now is Sally Friggin’ Wiggin. Although Jake G. is filming in my building right now. I’m planning on putting in a good word for you.



  17. Joanna
    October 6, 2009 5:15 am

    I met Martina McBride one summer on a family vacation. My sister was puking in the bathroom of the Grand Ole Opray from bad BBQ and Martina held the door open for us. Gross, but a fun coincidence.



  18. Judy
    October 6, 2009 5:30 am

    I can’t remember every actually meeting anyone famous, but one time when I was at EuroDisney we were sitting down eating near the kids rides when we noticed a stampede of people running towards us screaming. It turns out Michael Jackson was at the park and he came over to the Dumbo ride, which was right across from where we were eating and picked up some random kid and rode the ride with the kid on his lap – a bit creepy.



  19. Birdie
    October 6, 2009 6:16 am

    I met Ice Cube walking down the street in Los Angeles. He was very nice when I realized who I had been walking next to for an entire block. Even autographed my lunch napkin (it wasn’t used).



  20. Claire
    October 6, 2009 6:29 am

    While I’ve met several Steelers over the years from my waitressing gig, the most memorable celebrity I met so far is Regis Philbin back in 1995 while tailgating at the Notre Dame. He was kind enough to put his beer down to take a pic with us students.



  21. Jodie
    October 6, 2009 6:46 am

    Well Im obviously not cool enough to have met anyone famous….. but my husband did! He went to Tampa Florida this past Easter and was on the beach with my now 3 year old son. My husband turned around and there was Hulk Hogan standing right in his way my husband was so speachless all he could do was shake his hand. The Hulkster then bent down to my son and shook his hand and said, IN THE DEEPEST VOICE A 5FT TALL GIRL CAN MUSTER, “Whats up brother.” When he stood up my 6 ft 7 tall husband had to look down at Hulk. We did get a really nice picture. His busty blonde girlfriend sat to the side I was told and didnt say anything.



  22. April
    October 6, 2009 6:46 am

    I met the middle kid on Home Improvement and even remember his name- Jonathon Taylor Thomas. (Okay, fine. I googled it. But it really did impact my life.)



  23. Paperback Writer
    October 6, 2009 7:12 am

    I met David Conrad too.

    My husband says we met Tom Bosley, but I’m not entirely sure of this fact.



  24. Jim
    October 6, 2009 7:20 am

    Chester Thompson (the drummer who toured with Genesis, not the keyboard player who toured with Santana)



  25. Megan
    October 6, 2009 7:38 am

    I met Dave Barry after a performance of his all-writer band, the Rock Bottom Remainders. I had read him for years, but I didn’t realize, until I met him, that I had a crush on him. My boyfriend who was with me had to force me to walk over and introduce myself, attempt to make a witty comment, and get an autograph. Not my most shining moment.

    Oh, and I also met Dan Quayle, but it was just a handshake during the campaign, so I’m not sure it counted.



  26. Jamie
    October 6, 2009 7:44 am

    Scott Blasey or Tony Bennett



  27. Michele
    October 6, 2009 8:00 am

    John Fedko (jerk!), Tunch Ilkin (sp? – really nice guy) and Ginny and her sisters at Las Velas!



  28. zoco
    October 6, 2009 8:16 am

    Besides meeting local sports celebrities I would say my most memorable meeting was walking into the grocery store and chatting with Carlos Valderrama, the Columbian soccer star with the crazy mane of hair.



  29. Debbie
    October 6, 2009 8:21 am

    None other than The Most Reverend Archbishop Desmond Tutu. I had lunch with him and he wanted to be last in line so he could talk to each and every one of the kitchen staff behind the counter. Every.Single.One. He is the Nicest Guy I have ever seen.



  30. Negneg
    October 6, 2009 8:32 am

    I met Diane Sawyer last Sep. and last night I met Mewelde Moore from the steelers – two for one hihi take that now! I have picture proof but where do I submit that?



  31. Ex-Pat Pittsburgh Girl
    October 6, 2009 8:38 am

    I met Martin Sheen when the law firm I was clerking at during law school had to go bail him and a bunch of other activists out of jail for trespassing. He’s very short. Nice guy. We chatted while waiting for him to be processed out.

    I also danced with Ron Francis at a friend’s wedding. Such a nice guy.

    I also got pulled on stage to sing with the Lettermen at the old Holiday House in Monroeville when I was 12. I had no clue who they were at the time, but my mom and aunts went every year to see them.



  32. Arwen
    October 6, 2009 9:08 am

    I once met the band, Everclear, at a gas station after the concert. Their band bus pulled in and they were messing around in the station, putting on silly cowboy hats and whatnot. I went up to Art and asked him to sign my concert ticket (which he did). He asked what my name was and when I told him Arwen, he knew that my name was from LOTR – this was before the movies so I thought it was pretty awesome that he was so well-read!



  33. Wckdcll
    October 6, 2009 9:16 am

    K, I met you on Saturday so for brownie points first I am going with Virginia Montanez and I partied with Paris Hilton and Benji Madden in Tampa for the Superbowl that our fabulous Pittsburgh Steelers won!!!!



  34. Amber
    October 6, 2009 9:26 am

    My husband’s fraternity brother is Jack Klugman’s nephew (and he’s an actor, too). You’ve seen him as the dying guy on House and that dude with the crazy hair in that commercial, among other things. We love you, Brian Klugman!! LAS VELAS, here we come!! (also in the same fraternity, Monica Lewinski’s little brother). Double whammy!



  35. Allie
    October 6, 2009 10:22 am

    I met Skippy Skeeve outside a bar in the Southside (go figure) on New Year’s Eve 2007. He performed what I call the “Bitchslap Heard ‘Round the Burgh” and it happened because he was in some sort of verbal-turns-into-slightly-physical throwdown with a blonde skank-hoochie (go figure). They were probably fighting about how she’s just not slutty enough (go figure). Who knew he had standards?



  36. Elianah-Sharon
    October 6, 2009 10:26 am

    Hmmm… I went to the inauguration of Nixon, the FIRST one in 68 when I was 5 and made my mother take me in the dead of winter. BUT, I am tossed between General Colin Powell (went to church with him on Ft. Myers) or Sonny Jurgenson (in the press box at the old RFK) or the guy who played Billy Joel when “Movin’ Out” came to town. Take your pick :)



  37. Johnaz6312
    October 6, 2009 10:35 am

    Lynn Swan, I was walking into Gateway Center A few years back and he was on his out of the building and I said “hello”. He said “hello” back. Also saw Geddy Lee of the group “RUSH” at the Pittsburgh Airport. He was in town for a concert.He walked right by me. Do I get extra credit?



  38. Becky C
    October 6, 2009 10:38 am

    Erik Estrada kissed me on the cheek and autographed a photo for me back in the late 70s or early 80s at a car show at the Civic Arena. I didn’t wash that side of my face for a week afterward!



  39. Sean
    October 6, 2009 10:41 am

    I met Wayne Gretzky when the NHL All-Star game was in Pittsburgh about 20 years ago. He signed autographs for at least an hour.



  40. Moe the Dog
    October 6, 2009 11:35 am

    I really can’t figure out who’s more famous “ineedtwo Dom” or Still A Fan.

    Pretty even on teh coolness scale though.



  41. Lisa Jenkins
    October 6, 2009 11:50 am

    Crap…the most famous person I have ever met?? Umm…does the Pirate Parrot count?? Hey, I was like 7, and really excited, and even got his autograph. Yeah, point and laugh…



  42. Jeff Bennett
    October 6, 2009 11:55 am

    I chatted with Nancy Kerrigan for 20 minutes about golf once… but I didnt find out who she was till after she left.



  43. Jenn
    October 6, 2009 1:26 pm

    I met the beach-boys when I was a kid! My bff’s mom grew up with them and took us backstage when they came to Pgh.



  44. Jimi
    October 6, 2009 2:44 pm

    I met John Leguizamo when his mother (or nanny) asked me in spanish where the parking lot was. Then suddenly he turned around to announce that he had parked in the parking lot. When he flipped around again i noticed he had the deepest, non-underwear wearing wedgie. I was so starstruck that I actually started to reach out and pull it out for him.



  45. jen
    October 6, 2009 3:23 pm

    I think I walked past one of the new kids on the block this past summer in seattle



  46. Scottsweep
    October 6, 2009 3:40 pm

    I met Ruslan Fedotenko last Sunday and got a lovely picture of him holding my baby Ruslan. That’s right, I let a very tired Ukraninan guy who may have had a concussion hold my baby boy.



  47. Kim Gould
    October 6, 2009 4:46 pm

    I once met Telly Savalas at a hotel. Oh! I also met Wilt Chamberlain in an airport (can’t remember which). And Andy Dick in the Pittsburgh Airport.



  48. Kathy
    October 6, 2009 4:51 pm

    hmmm… that people actually know… Joe Montana and Clint Eastwood… but he’d tied one on, I think, so it was a one-way meeting. That and I was directing traffic, so it was more we happened to be at the same place at the same time. Actually spoke to? Eleonor McEvoy and Dan Qualye’s mom, who was really quite kind and nice.



  49. JM
    October 6, 2009 5:04 pm

    Jane Siberry/Issa–I’m a minion. Also met and had dinner with Sam Donaldson.



  50. Russell Dunkin
    October 6, 2009 5:34 pm

    Can’t beat a HIMYM reference!