1. Good morning!
I just have to tell you guys this … thanks to my post yesterday, I have become NEWLY obsessed with the “trifecta” of David Cook, Bryan Adams, and Phantom of the Opera.
And my God, is YouTube ever a first-class enabler of my addiction.
David Cook singing a Phantom song.
David Cook singing a Bryan Adams song.
Bryan Adams singing a Bryan Adams song over scenes from the Phantom of the Opera.
David Cook singing a Bryan Adams song in duet with Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams singing opera sort of (O Sole Mio)
It’s a weird feeling coming to terms with just exactly how lame I am.
2. This is so awesome. Check out what the Mario Lemieux Foundation is doing as a fundraiser with the Pens — a permanent Mario Mosaic in Consol Energy Center!
The Mario Mosaic, when completed, will be a collection of images from thousands of Pittsburgh Penguins fans, Mario Lemieux Foundation supporters and cancer survivors that come together to create a 20′ x 8′ tribute image that will be on display in the main lobby of the new Consol Energy Center.
Supporters can be a part of Pittsburgh Penguins history by having their photo permanently on display in the Mario Mosaic. Photographs can be uploaded for a donation of $66.00 at www.mariolemieux.org/mariomosaic.
Fans will be able to view their photograph and the full tribute image when the mosaic is unveiled in Consol Energy Center in October 2010. A website will also be launched where participants can view the mosaic, zoom in on photos, view information about each photo and share the Mario Mosaic with friends.
Bucket list #44: Get a picture of me, Bryan Adams, David Cook, and the Phantom wearing Pens jerseys and submit it to the Mario Mosaic.
Plan B: Photoshop.
3. Here’s something amazing sent to me by the writer of Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls (hee!):
“Pigeon d’Or involves manipulating the metabolism of pigeons and turning them from urban nuisance to winged dispensers of a soap-like substance that would contribute to making cities spic-and-span.”
Pigeons. That. Poop. Soap.
Will they vomit deodorant?
And when there are more than three of them within two feet of each other, will they all spontaneously combust?
Because if we’re scientifically modifying pigeons to be less of a nuisance, we might as well go for shock and awe.
4. Here You Go has a few postcards up that they’ve received back from their efforts to hand out free umbrellas in Pittsburgh. The second one is just fantastic.
5. This past Friday there was an auction at A Night at the Museum benefiting the Carnegie CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach) and one of the auction items was:
Bowling with Steelers’ Punter Daniel Sepulveda
Share a pizza and knock down some pins while asking Daniel Sepulveda anything you want to know about life in the NFL. Daniel is a down-to-earth guy who happens to be the Steelers’ top rookie of 2007 and Joe Greene Great Performance Award winner. You and five others can enjoy a fun family night out with this outstanding, personable guy, on a mutually-agreed-upon date between May and August 2010.
Donated by: Daniel Sepulveda
Well, I don’t know if I would say this is “priceless.”
I think if I wrote it, it would say:
Bowling with Daniel Sepulveda: Six billion dollars
Bowling shirtless: Priceless
6. This is a website started by two local running moms to help other moms become runners. I Run Like a Mother.
I have this little nagging thought in my head, especially after this weekend’s marathon, that I could run if I worked at it.
But then I see the snickerdoodles.
8. Cinco de Mayo is a few things in my life. One, it is the cincoest day of the Mayo, which means that Las Velas will be busy helping Pittsburgh get its Mexico on, and it is also my anniversary. This year will be ten years I’ve been married to my awesome Mexican who can’t ever show up on time.
But this year, we’re celebrating one day early due to the aforementioned holiday. We’ll be at Young Frankenstein’s opening tonight and PF Changs prior to that. I’ll be following the Pens score on Twitter.
Then, this Friday will be a special Cinco de Mayo Mariachi Night on the siete-eth dayo de Mayo. That should be lots of fun because a mariachi band instantly makes anything more fun. I’m going to hire them to stand behind me and play “La Cucaracha” as I pay my bills next month.
Also, somewhere, my husband is reading my Spanglish and is probably all, “It has been diez yearos. You’d think she would know a bit mas de Espanish by now.”