Random n’at

1. Saturday.

Son: “Mom, I have horrible news.”

Me: “What?”

Son: “It’s raining in the living room.”

I guess no mother gets through the child-rearing years without living room rain brought on by a toddler having fun overflowing an upstairs sink, right?

How was YOUR weekend?

2. Why I could never be employed by a newspaper. I’d have to write reviews that say things like this:

From the moment we first hear his booming voice, which reverberated throughout the Benedum, to the moment he disappears, he is simultaneously repulsive and alluring.

Instead of how I wanted to and did say it:

But then, near the end, there was the Phantom, desperate, no mask, scarred, a few random hairs poking out of his bald head, grotesque, singing his heart out, surrounding me with music, and I fell back in love with the psycho murderous freak of nature and switched teams. EFF RAOUL. RAOUL DOESN’T SURROUND ME WITH MUSIC.

3. I finally met Randy Baumann in person at the Meet Tassy event at the Priory last week. Looky!

Looky at Sally Wiggin, too!

And looky at my stupid glasses.

Cannot wait until this whole “contact overwear” business that my optometrist totally made up is done with and I can go back to my contact lens worship.

Also, that photo was taken with Randy’s iPhone camera and then he handed me his phone so that I could type in my email address to email it to myself.

I also typed in the subject and message.

I bet Randy never makes that mistake again.

4.  Jeff Reed in contention as the best NFL player to EVER wear the number 3.

The mind. It boggles.

(h/t Terry)

5.  Ladies, the owners of Fun Party Stores launched an actual club you can join as a fan of the Steelers! Black n Gold Girls!

It includes meetups and member discounts as well as apparel. What an idea!

I hope the membership card is a shirtless picture of Tyler Grisham.

6. DID YOU SEE HIS CATCH LAST NIGHT?! He better make the damn team or I will have rage unseen since they cut Jeremy Bloom.

7. The stupidest site in all of the Internet, until www.cockroachauction.com goes live.

(h/t KGC)

8. John Fetterman was invited back to the Colbert Report in an episode that aired last week.

Here’s the video!

(h/t Jo)

9. Finally, I found this site via BoringPittsburgh and boy do they have some seriously awesome merchandise!

Which is true. Did you see his hit on Kyle Orton yesterday? Boom goes the dynamite.


  1. bluzdude
    August 30, 2010 10:24 am

    Love the Silverback shirt, but I’ll probably buy the “When You Play Pittsburgh…” shirt. One of my favorite quotes, ever.

  2. G-Man
    August 30, 2010 10:30 am

    I bet Sally Wiggins writes in her blog, “Here’s a pic of me with Virginia.” You are every bit the cool ‘burgher she is.
    Oh, and I’m right there with you about the Phantom.

  3. Dan (Not Onarato)
    August 30, 2010 10:35 am

    #4 Interesting read. Tom Brady over Bradshaw for number 12 and Ray Lewis over Mike Webster at number 52

  4. spoon
    August 30, 2010 11:05 am

    you totally pull off the glasses look. Randy looks like he should be serving overpriced drinks and have a white towel over his arm.

  5. unsatisfied
    August 30, 2010 11:14 am

    3. my wife has similar glasses. you both pull off that “naughty librarian” look. totally.

    4. don’t worry. bronko nagurski never beat the shit out of a paper towel dispenser….most likely because they didn’t have them back then. so, I think he’ll cover #3 on that list….

    speaking of the steelers, the wife and I just returned from our honeymoon to the UK. whilst (yeah, whilst — they drummed it into our heads over there) we were touring stonehenge, a nice couple from germany noticed the steelers emblem on my shirt and said they were big fans of the team, demanding to take a pic with me. I should have told them I was the placekicker…….

  6. bucdaddy
    August 30, 2010 12:20 pm

    Are you fishing for compliments (“Oh, no, really, you look GREAT in those glasses!”) or are you really that insecure? Because seriously, and I wish you would take this to heart and believe it: THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR PHYSICAL APPEARANCE.

    Really, I’m about out of patience with beautiful women who find some imperceptible flaw to complain about. I hate having to stop the car and make them get out, it makes me late for the ballgame.

  7. Virginia
    August 30, 2010 12:24 pm

    Dude, I really hate wearing glasses.

    LOTS. Bad teen years memories! ;)

  8. Nate
    August 30, 2010 2:41 pm

    I have to take issue with Believe Merch getting more press around here, because they’ve blatantly ripped off my friend Roman, who designed this shirt a few years ago (http://peoplescartel.bigcartel.com/product/pc%E2%84%A2-i-steel-pit-tri-black-vintage) and it became popular enough that Lil Wayne wore it at his show here, the Steelers have used it in some of their materials, etc. Now these guys are showing off their DIRECT rip off (http://www.believemerch.com/product/i-hypocycloid-pit).

    Not cool.

  9. Sara
    August 30, 2010 3:09 pm

    Ginny, please kindly step away from my self-united husband Randy Baumann. We have been self united for quite some time, and as you currently have the market cornered on a few other eligible Pittsburgh bachelors, I ask you nicely to Back Off. On a side note – if I ever actually meet Randy in person, I’m sure we will fall madly in love, as we are indeed soul mates. That is all.

  10. redram1
    August 30, 2010 6:01 pm

    Hey! I thought you were going to have your picture taken with your head pressed awkwardly against her breasts!
    Seriously though, you look hot.

  11. Trish
    August 30, 2010 10:26 pm

    If you hate the glasses, I say get Lasik. Best $2000. I ever spent. I’ve never regretted it for a second. You need to be able to see those pigeons coming, especially out of your peripheral vision!

  12. bucdaddy
    August 31, 2010 2:59 am

    Man up. High school was … well, being a gentleman, I won’t attempt to estimate how long ago it was for you. I’ll just say it’s 2010 and you look great. Now put away childish things.

  13. Andi
    August 31, 2010 10:44 pm

    Ginny, I’m with Trish. I had lasik and it was the best thing I did, too. Wearing contacts is indeed bad for your eyes. The eyes were not made to have a shield on them…they need to breathe.