You go and laugh at me now.

What a day! So much to share with you guys about our little visit to Children’s Hospital this morning. While I’m gathering all the pictures and getting a post about that ready, you can go read my column about learning to curl with The Pittsburgh Curling Club.

Not only will you get to read sentences like this:

The first time I fell, I was sliding so slowly it wasn’t so much of a fall as it was a gentle giving out of the legs. I smiled. Small setback. Every Olympian has setbacks. Look at Dan Jansen.

To this:

The fourth time I fell, my husband was snapping iPhone pictures of me rolling around on the ice like a seal and then posting them immediately to his Facebook account with captions such as, “Ur doing it wrong.” I questioned my decision to bring him along.

If you scroll down, you’ll also get to see tons of pictures like this:

But the pièce de résistance (literally “piece of resistance,” I believe) would be the awesome little video filmed and edited by Alex Wander.

Highlights: The look on my face at the 40 second mark, the falling that begins at the 1:12 mark, and the “HAHA GINNY SUCKS” music that kicks in at the 1:30 mark.

Click the link and try not to spew too much pop on your keyboard.

I just want you to know, I WAS REALLY TRYING.


  1. Politicalpartypooper
    April 29, 2010 5:57 pm


    So, what I want to know is, how much hard liquor was in that bottle you drank from at the end?

    Also, you could be an Olympic Curling Chronicler. A natural fit if ever I saw one.

    Last word of advice…knee pads

  2. Bob M
    April 29, 2010 5:57 pm

    I applaud your courage.
    Well, I will applaud once the laughter subsides.
    A wonderful column.

  3. Elmer Fudd
    April 29, 2010 6:24 pm

    All I could think of while watching that video was,This is what the Penquins would look like if the Nuttings owned them..

  4. JJ
    April 29, 2010 6:38 pm

    As usual, you don’t disappoint! I guess the curling you’re naturally best at was in braids that day! (and has since been chopped) Awesome job!

  5. Bojack
    April 29, 2010 7:33 pm

    You did SUPER!!!!! :-)

    LOL@ Elmer

  6. John in the Rocks
    April 29, 2010 7:43 pm

    That was epic. I loved the Olympic theme in the middle of it, and, well, your many, many falls, especially those that began around the 2:10 mark. Don’t give up, Ginny! They’ll make a curler out of you yet. :)

  7. Magnus Patris
    April 29, 2010 10:45 pm

    I think that humuganormous ring you were wearing threw off your balance. I mean what the hell was that? Was that a Penguins Stanley Cup Championship ring? A conjoined twin? A souvenir door knob from Heinz Hall?

  8. bucdaddy
    April 30, 2010 1:22 am

    OMG, the pigtails, the hat, you look … you look …



  9. Tracy
    April 30, 2010 8:32 am

    You are adorable!

  10. CrashJK
    April 30, 2010 9:46 am

    Loved the video Ginny !!! Great stuff…your rawk !!!

    Go PENS !

  11. Erin
    April 30, 2010 9:57 am

    You are so cute. I loved The Burgh Blog but think this has become even better since you’ve “come out”.

  12. empirechick
    April 30, 2010 10:36 am

    This was a little like seeing the radio DJ for the first time – your actual voice is not at all what I expected.

    In my head, you’re more Olivia-Benson-no-nonsense-don’t-give-me-any-crap (without the NY accent, of course). But in real life you’re all sweet and sunshine and wildflowers.

    Now what am I going to do? ;-)

  13. red pen mama
    May 3, 2010 10:22 am

    Both the article and the video prove a very important point: You’re a good sport, Ginny. Thanks for sharing!