1. A conversation with my mother this morning.
Mom: “Did you get a dress for the film office event on Sunday?”
Me: “Yeah, no.”
Mom: “When are you going to get one?”
Me: “I went looking yesterday and didn’t find anything I like. Men are so lucky. They can just throw a suit on and be done with it. Being a girl sucks.”
Mom: “Let’s go shopping today.”
Me: “Nah. I’ll go shopping Sunday morning.”
Mom: “Are you NUTS?!”
Mom: “What if you don’t find anything on Sunday?”
Me: “I have a backup dress I can wear. Or maybe I can dress as a movie character that wears jeans or pants.”
Mom: “No. For once in your life, dress like a girl.”
Me: “I’M HANGING UP NOW.”
God bless Moms. I might go as Burt Reynolds, just to spite her.
2. Puck Daddy is sponsoring a contest in which readers photoshop Sidney Crosby’s gold medal-winning ROAR into various other pictures. I love the curling one and the Kraken one, but my favorite by far is this one:
I miss Glee.
(h/t Spoon and CHARLES!)
3. Three words. Sidney. Crosby. Naked.
Also, ignore the part about Santonio Holmes, because the only adults who haven’t already seen him naked are dead people.
4. The Steelers have let Ryan Clark become a free agent after they failed to reach a deal with him, or as Clark puts it, “show him some love.”
I don’t really care if Clark stays or goes, but they better sign Daniel Sepulveda because if the Steelers fail to make the playoffs again, we’re going to need something pretty to look at, damn it!
5. Watch the blog next week for an update on Make Room for Kids. BIG THINGS HAPPENING!
6. Nothing to do with Pittsburgh, everything to do with love.
Have tissues handy.
7. George is shaving his head, too! There are going to be lots of bald Pittsburghers after St. Baldrick’s Day and when you see them, and you find out they shaved their hair for sick kids, you should hug them.
Donate to George if you can!
8. Mike has partnered with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh to release some awesome Pittsburgh/Irish shirts for St. Patrick’s Day.
The challenge of reinventing the St. Patrick’s Day theme was set before a group of honor students at The Art Institute. The Design Studio class has accepted and excelled at many local design challenges, taking this year’s St. Patrick’s Day in stride. Ultimately the designs from student Lizz Guriel were chosen for production.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Art Institute of Pittsburgh’s Education Foundation, creating scholarships for students.
One more will be rolled out at some point today.
If you order $35 or more, you can use code MARCHSALE to take 15% off.
9. In order to purchase beer at the select Giant Eagles that are selling it, you will be required to scan your license into a little card reader, allowing Giant Eagle to collect information on you. This article at Boing Boing explores why that’s an invasion of privacy.
Can I just say, when the hell is the PLCB going to treat us like adults and realize that just because we can buy the devil’s brew in a grocery store doesn’t mean we’re going to go nuts and start throwing back six-packs right there in the grocery aisles, filling the store with scent of our beer-flavored belches? That it doesn’t mean we’re going to start sending our children to the grocery store to buy beer? That it doesn’t mean grocery stores are going to look at a 17-year-old and go, “Eh. Good enough.” When will the PLCB realize that almost every other state of the union has beer and wine stores that are privately owned and somehow, by the grace of God, the people of those states continue to function, the state somehow manages to function and doesn’t collapse in upon itself in a giant heap of alcohol-tainted vomit?
Oh, God. I’m ranting about the PLCB again. It never ends well. I’m stopping.