1. What They’re Really Thinking will be posted later as usual. I’ll get to writing it as soon as I’m done burning Jimmy Fallon in effigy.
2. If you haven’t been following the comments to the most recent Running Lady post, you should because it is very interesting to see how OCD people can be. As I commented to that post, I wish I could share some stories with you of my sister Tina Fey/Marcia’s OCD behaviors, but I don’t know for sure that she won’t release my space-themed high school graduation picture in retaliation. Suffice it to say that Tina Fey is our family’s Mr. Monk.
A special treat in those comments is the first ever blog comment of any kind by the elusive Mrs. Woy, the wife of my butler Mike Woycheck. I want some kind of prize for bringing her out of lurkdom.
I accept only diamonds or Zima.
Or pumpkin-flavored anything.
Preferably fatty evil-doing muffins topped with fatty evil-doing icing.
3. Today, and today only, PG+ (pronounced grah-huh whoo in Caveman [seriously, I asked Rex!]), is FREE! You. Go now and watch Dennis Roddy’s Eve of Construction video. He’s under the “Insight” tab. Warning, it will take you a few tries to access the site because apparently they are getting slammed with traffic.
4. Yesterday at dinner, my son imitated smoking a cigarette by using a raw baby carrot and I was all, “NO MORE TOM and JERRY FOR YOU, MISTER!” What is that cat teaching my son?!
5. Bill Peduto sent a blast email out with the subject of “Moving Backward” (awesome!) and in it he outlines why he feels the tuition tax is illegal and just plain a bad idea. He also hints that later in the week he will have an announcement regarding an alternate way to balance the budget.
I personally think a downtown city-owned outdoor bacon vendor cart would sell millions of dollars every year. I defy anyone to walk past a bacon station and not buy a strip or seven.
6. I had wanted to post something about Pitt on Friday, but it just never happened. I am not normally a college football fan, but I am a Pitt fan, and realizing they were playing a meaningful game against Notre Dame meant I had to get by butt up on that bandwagon long enough to cheer for their win on Saturday.
This bandwagon is kind of fun so I think I’ll hang just a bit longer, or until the diehards push me off all, “TUCK AND ROLL, PITTGIRL! Tuck and roll!”
7. A local teen, Rachel Rothenberg of Squirrel Hill, was the Teen Jeopardy champion winning $75,000 on national television last week, and of course, she’s giving some of her winnings to charity. Because she’s a Burgher. It’s what we do.
8. Speaking of charity, weeks and weeks of not getting anywhere with the Children’s Hospital fundraiser and suddenly, it’s not raining, it’s pouring. So much good news to share, just as soon as Mike and I get it all situated.
You and me, Burghers, we are going to bring some sick kids a spot of sunshine.
9. Sure, the Penguins’ recent losses have been troubling, and even more troubling are the rampant injuries they’re suffering, but George from Carbondale, PA is obviously smoking crack because he thinks we should trade Sidney Crosby because he is “a bust.”
Like I said, smoking crack.
Stay away from my kid, George. I’m still dealing with this Tom and Jerry nonsense.
10. The Aviary’s vulture landed on Sally Wiggin’s head.
That’s not code for anything. Really, the AVIARY’S VULTURE LANDED ON SALLY WIGGIN’S HEAD!