Double ticket giveaway!

UPDATE: chose comment numbers 10 and 54. The winners have been emailed!


I have in my virtual hands two sets of two tickets for two separate events, and to make things easy, let’s give them away in one post shall we?

Ticket Giveaway The First

First up! I have two tickets to give away to the Women and Girls Foundation Women in Media event taking place November 6 at the August Wilson Center.

This event will honor local women in media. Sally Wiggin will be there.

I repeat. Sally. Wiggin.

I will be there too.

As well as lots of amazing women who have made a mark for themselves in media here in Pittsburgh. Some of the faces you might see: Patrice King Brown, Elaine Effort, Mary Robb Jackson, Sally Kalson, Debbie Norrell (my pal, by the way), and more. There will be a keynote by Abigail Disney, an awards ceremony, dessert, and a film screening of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell.”

The details!

What: Women in Media gala benefiting the Women and Girls Foundation, a local organization working to achieve equality for women and girls in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Where: The August Wilson Center in downtown Pittsburgh. I have been there. It is beautiful.

When: November 6, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Value: Tickets are $75 per person, so this ticket offer is worth $150.

Ticket Giveaway The Second

I am not a beer person. And by that I mean that I cannot tell the difference between one beer and another. I’ve told you this before.

Beer is beer is beer. I don’t care if it’s home brewed or a commercially produced Miller Lite. It’s beer. It tastes like beer.

Raspberries taste like raspberries. Beer tastes like beer.

If it makes you feel better, I can’t tell the difference between regular and decaf coffee.

Raspberries taste like raspberries. Beer tastes like beer. Coffee tastes like coffee.

I’m going to write a book.

But if you love beer, which I do, then you want to go to this year’s BrewFest! Last year there were 1,200 attendees, so it’s a rocking good time.

What: BrewFest sponsored by the Pittsburgh Rugby Football Club! Attendees receive a souvenier glass and light hors doevers. Hors devours. Hors deouvers. Snacks.

Related: Can we please invent an English word for hors deoevers already? Is this not 2010?!

When: Friday, December 3, 2010 at 6 p.m.

Where: Saddle Ridge, Steelhouse and Bar Room in Station Square.

Value: $30 each, so this giveaway is valued at $60.

How to Enter

Leave a comment. One comment per valid email address. So you have something to say, tell me if you could trade places with anyone for one day, and be that person, who would you choose?

Me? Easy. I want to see what it’s like to be Sidney Crosby. To skate that fast. To be that awesome. That adored.

Who is yours?

You have until 5:00 p.m. EST tomorrow, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 to enter at which time I’ll have pick two comment numbers. The first selected will receive the WGF tickets and the second selected will receive the BrewFest tickets.

If your comment goes to spam, I’ll get it out.

Winners will be emailed and their comment #s posted to this post in an update.

Good luck!


  1. Misti
    October 19, 2010 12:20 pm

    I’m not the first to say… but someone fabulously wealthy and then do some major grant making!

  2. Jamie
    October 19, 2010 12:23 pm

    I would want to be anne hathaway. she’s awesome and so classy.

  3. spoon
    October 19, 2010 12:26 pm

    Ginny, your beer comment is making blood shoot out my ears right now.

    What you and most Americans think beer “is” now, that’s american light lager/pils macro bullshite. If you think your beer should be as cold as the rocky mountain springs then Taco Bell is authentic mexican.

    I bet I can find a beer you like. no wait, I GUARANTEE I can find a beer you like. That is if Zima hasn’t ruined your palate enough :)

  4. Ty
    October 19, 2010 12:27 pm

    I would trade places with Charlie Batch. He has gone back to having the best job in the NFL.

  5. unsatisfied
    October 19, 2010 12:28 pm

    I would trade places with louis winthorpe III so I could learn how to be a commodities trader for duke & duke and stop the duke brothers from cornering the entire frozen orange juice market.

  6. Amanda
    October 19, 2010 12:31 pm

    I would be minnie mouse

  7. Angry Mongo
    October 19, 2010 12:31 pm

    I’d trade places with my Mother-in-law. She died in April and my wife still wishes she could have one more day with her. Granted, she’d be me, but my wife could at least close her eyes and pretend I’m her mom.

  8. Trixee
    October 19, 2010 12:32 pm

    I would trade places with my mom so that I could learn to be as good of a mom to my kid as she was to me.

  9. Lyndsey
    October 19, 2010 12:34 pm

    I’d trade places with… Mario Lemieux. How awesome would life be?

  10. mamabear
    October 19, 2010 12:35 pm

    Just for a day, I’d trade with my cat. So I can sleep all day and not feel a smidge of guilt.

  11. jah
    October 19, 2010 12:45 pm

    I think I would want to trade places with Oprah! Preferably on a day when she has one of her crazy, amazing birthday parties that all of the celebs come to, so I could also meet lots of famous people… Two birds with one stone…

  12. Robin
    October 19, 2010 12:50 pm

    I would trade places with my husband. I want to see what it’s like to be him. Just eat and sleep with no worries!

  13. eileen
    October 19, 2010 12:52 pm

    I’m not quite sure.

    Maybe Oprah, I’m not a fan, but it would be awsome to take a few million off her hands. (Some for me and some for free give-aways. That would be a blast.)

  14. Julia
    October 19, 2010 1:04 pm

    I think it’d be cool to be Warren Buffett for a day. The guy’s practically an investing genius, and to be able to tap into that knowledge for even a day would be awesome.

  15. Allison
    October 19, 2010 1:06 pm

    I would trade places with Ina Garten on the food network. I would LOVE to have one day of being as fancy as possible and not having anyone give me a downward glance!

  16. Nancy
    October 19, 2010 1:11 pm

    I would trade places with my 9-year-old son who functions highly on the autism spectrum. What I wouldn’t give to get a glimpse into how the world looks from his vantage point. He sometimes tries to describe things to me, to tell me *how* he reasons things out, but wow the way he thinks…I don’t think I’ll ever fully appreciate it.

  17. Bram R
    October 19, 2010 1:15 pm

    Anderson Cooper. He seems to have things pretty well under control.

  18. SusanV
    October 19, 2010 1:23 pm

    I’m pretty sure I’d trade places with Michelle Duggar- so when I got back to my life, 3 young children would seem like a vacation. :-)

  19. Maggie
    October 19, 2010 1:25 pm

    Love Fat Tire on tap

  20. Sooska
    October 19, 2010 1:25 pm

    Bill Gates

  21. elysianfantasy
    October 19, 2010 1:27 pm

    Wow! This is a toughie. I’d like to trade places with whoever is starring as Elphaba in either the Broadway or National tour of Wicked so I can sing “Defying Gravity” in front of thousands and get hoisted above stage!

  22. cmitch
    October 19, 2010 1:37 pm

    Anthony Bourdain, boozing and eating my way around the world seems pretty good to me.

  23. Kelli
    October 19, 2010 1:45 pm

    I would trade places with my boyfriend. Then perhaps I could understand what was going on in his head when he moved away from Pittsburgh. I just want the beer, please.

  24. NittanySweetie
    October 19, 2010 1:50 pm

    Rachael Ray

  25. Jen
    October 19, 2010 1:50 pm

    I’d like to trade places with my dog. But be back to me in time so I could enjoy the beer.

  26. Elle C.
    October 19, 2010 1:52 pm

    I would trade places with Barry Obama, just for one day, just to see what life through the eyes of the leader of the free world would be like.

  27. LucyLou
    October 19, 2010 1:56 pm

    George Clooney’s girlfriend Elizabeta Canalis. I’d get to find out what it’s like to be ridiculously gorgeous AND what it’s like to kiss George Clooney AND what it’s like to live in Italy!

  28. Shannon
    October 19, 2010 2:05 pm

    Oprah, just to interview whoever I want…

  29. Nicole
    October 19, 2010 2:09 pm

    I like your Sidney Crosby idea….so I’ll pick him!

  30. Jes
    October 19, 2010 2:13 pm

    I want to switch with someone on Broadway and have my magical voice applauded!!! (For reals too. I got mad singing skillzzz.)

  31. empirechick
    October 19, 2010 2:14 pm

    Karen @ #43 has the best answer of all!

  32. Stephen
    October 19, 2010 2:27 pm

    Jeff Reed. The soap dispenser at the Sarver GetGo has been giving me shit for years, and I’d like to give it the what-for.

  33. mfj
    October 19, 2010 2:28 pm

    I would trade places with The Mystery Flagger of Inappropriateness. Or Jonny Depp.

  34. PittsburghSmith
    October 19, 2010 2:31 pm

    I’d trade places with my husband.

  35. Julie
    October 19, 2010 2:38 pm

    I’d have to say someone from the ‘Glee’ cast, that way I could sing, and it looks like it would be a fun place to work/perform…

  36. hello haha narf
    October 19, 2010 2:40 pm

    i am pretty happy with me and don’t want to change places with anyone, not even for a day. can i still enter?!??!?!!

  37. Jessica
    October 19, 2010 2:41 pm

    I’d trade places with Angelina Jolie – ah! to be that hot and get to wake up next to Brad Pitt – bliss!

  38. Val
    October 19, 2010 2:47 pm

    a tibetan monk

  39. RPC
    October 19, 2010 2:52 pm

    The guy at Kennywood who guesses people’s weight and/or age.

  40. wally
    October 19, 2010 3:12 pm

    I’d trade places with Mike Wallace because it’d be so cool to be ‘can’t-get-my-bra-off-fast-enough hot’, and so I can see just how fast you can get your bra off.

  41. Pittsburgh Tom
    October 19, 2010 3:25 pm

    My first thought was Hugh Hefner, but I couldn`t handle more than one blonde, so I say Mike Comrie. Plays for the Pens + hot wife.

  42. Anon
    October 19, 2010 3:28 pm

    Lukey – to be able to be in charge of this beautiful city for a day! I should would do a better job though!!!

  43. Sheila
    October 19, 2010 3:33 pm

    Jennifer Garner when she was in Alias. Loved Michael Vartan and she got to wear some kick a** boots and wigs.

  44. Bill
    October 19, 2010 3:37 pm

    Since it’s just one day and it didn’t specify which day, I’d like to trade places with my maternal grandmother on her last day. She can live her day to the fullest with no expectations and no pain and I’d gladly give one of my days to fulfill that.

  45. Kristen
    October 19, 2010 3:42 pm

    I would like to trade places with my Mom and give her a much deserved day off!

  46. efw_west
    October 19, 2010 3:42 pm

    Zuckerburg (the CEO of Facebook). To be 26 and worth a billion….

  47. Tracy
    October 19, 2010 3:46 pm

    I would like to trade places with Mrs Andy Van Slyke.

  48. Ash
    October 19, 2010 3:47 pm

    I would trade places with the Pens Trainer. I wouldn’t mind rubbing some of those guys down… Letang/Staal/Tangradi/Comrie…..

  49. Adrienne
    October 19, 2010 3:51 pm

    I would trade places with the head of a school loan company and give out forgivenesses to everyone struggling.