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. red pen mama
    October 19, 2010 3:52 pm

    I would like to be Beyonce for a day.

    Although at this point, I would like to be any non-pregnant very rich person for one day. I just picked Beyonce because she can dance, too.

    (The BruFest is AWESOME; Dan & I went last year. It was a total blast.)

  2. Katie
    October 19, 2010 3:56 pm

    I would trade with an olympic ski-jumper or luger or something. to see what it is like to FLY. plus, you’d probably be able to get laid, which i’d like to do as a dude.

  3. Brittany
    October 19, 2010 3:58 pm

    Any member of the male species.

  4. Miss Tee
    October 19, 2010 4:06 pm

    I’d trade places with Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. She’s awesome, hot, talented.

  5. Kate's my name
    October 19, 2010 4:40 pm

    I would like to trade places with a really inspiring and far reaching writer so I can reach the masses with my words.

  6. Sleepgh
    October 19, 2010 4:42 pm

    I would like to trade places with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland so I can sing, “Ain’t No rhyme or reason…” in front of a huge crowd.

  7. Joel
    October 19, 2010 4:48 pm

    Well…I’d like to trade places with Carroll Spinney, the guy who plays Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch…just to experience both muppets and the joy they bring

  8. Nicole
    October 19, 2010 4:49 pm

    I’d trade places with Big Ben. I just want to know what an ego that size feels like!

  9. Dana
    October 19, 2010 4:49 pm

    I’d want to trade places with Tyra Banks, because I want to know what it’s like to be that crazy.

  10. Dee
    October 19, 2010 5:05 pm

    I think I would trade places with Rick Steves the writer, so I could travel all over the world! (although I guess you could include some of the people on the travel channel too)

  11. DW
    October 19, 2010 5:11 pm

    Mayor Luke, so I could know where I was during the massive snowstorm last year.

  12. facie
    October 19, 2010 5:22 pm

    I would trade places with Hines Ward on game day against Atlanta, so I could hang out at his house before or after.

  13. ErinPatricia
    October 19, 2010 5:41 pm

    Troy Polamalu!

    My hair has never been that awesome, Id like to have one really good hair day!!

  14. cics
    October 19, 2010 5:50 pm

    I’d really love to win the brew fest since it will be on my birthday and what better way to celebrate! I’m not sure who I would want to trade places with for a day. It might be nice to be rich for a day, but it may be better to be poor for a day to make me appreciate what I have.

  15. Jen
    October 19, 2010 5:52 pm

    I would trade places with Luke Ravenstahl. I have so many snarky things I want to say to explain why, but anyone who reads this blog understands. It would be interesting… say the least. :)

  16. Susan
    October 19, 2010 5:54 pm

    I would like to be Nathalie Lemieux. And I won’t say why because my husband might read this.

  17. Lauren C.
    October 19, 2010 5:56 pm

    If I could trade places with someone for one day I’d pick Idina Menzel. She has an amazing voice.

  18. StacyfrPgh
    October 19, 2010 6:24 pm

    Elsie Hillman. She’s such a great contributor to the area…and classy too!

  19. Chatty Kathy
    October 19, 2010 6:39 pm

    My boss. I’d love to be as good at what we do–for just one day!–as he is.

  20. blackandgoldchick
    October 19, 2010 7:26 pm

    I think I would have to trade places with Kelly Ripa. Oh, to be that skinny and pretty.

  21. Linda
    October 19, 2010 7:33 pm

    My husband’s boss and then I could give him a well-deserved raise and vacation!

  22. hoosierburgher
    October 19, 2010 7:38 pm

    I don’t know who I’d change places with, but it would be a guy. I’d like to pee standing up, and I’d like to know what it’s like to have to deal with the frank and beans all day.

  23. Elizabeth
    October 19, 2010 7:49 pm

    I would trade places with Dane Cook to be that funny is just ridiculous!

  24. PGHinFLA
    October 19, 2010 7:49 pm

    Anybody on Broadway, I wish I could sing….

  25. Jaime
    October 19, 2010 8:10 pm

    I have a huge crush on Jennifer Beals……….so, I’d happily trade places with her husband!

  26. Leenyburgh
    October 19, 2010 8:17 pm

    I would like to trade places with Barack Obama. Not only would I know all the government’s secrets, but I’d be the first female president!

  27. Diane
    October 19, 2010 8:25 pm

    I would like to trade places with my 3 year old. To be free to flip out and not give a thought to who notices.

  28. Patti
    October 19, 2010 8:27 pm

    I will trade places with Hors D’oeuvre and I shall call myself Appetizer!

  29. Karen
    October 19, 2010 8:50 pm

    James Harrison…..just to f*ck someone up!

  30. np
    October 19, 2010 8:52 pm

    I would like to trade places with Hillary Clinton!

  31. Burghthing
    October 19, 2010 9:12 pm

    Hmm, I might want to change places with Luke and fire myself, or change places with Obama and fire everyone he’s every appointed.

    Better yet, Bob Nutting! Then I would immediately sell the team to Mario for $1!

  32. Sarah
    October 19, 2010 9:24 pm

    I’d trade places with anyone who lives someplace with a lot of sun and preferably a beach and make sure it was their day off!

  33. Kae
    October 19, 2010 9:30 pm

    I’d trade places with Brent Johnson so that Fleury and I could be friends and we’d have each other’s backs. (If you know what I mean. Wink. DO you know what I mean? I’m not really sure, myself…)

  34. PittPygmy
    October 19, 2010 10:11 pm

    I’d trade with Brooks Orpik’s girlfriend, but not for the reason you think: so I/she could dump him, breaking his heart and leaving him vulnerable to the REAL me’s advances the next day!

  35. Barb
    October 19, 2010 10:28 pm

    I think that I would trade places with…………hmmm…….Guy Fieri …just for fun so I could drive around and eat and get paid for it!

  36. Larry
    October 19, 2010 10:29 pm

    Nutting… so I could practice lying to my customers and still make millions…

  37. Carly
    October 19, 2010 10:52 pm

    Shaun White. I want to shred the pipe with skill, without fear, and also, fly up out of it like a freaking superhero.

  38. Jamie
    October 19, 2010 10:57 pm

    There are some good ideas up there. I like the Oprah idea because then I can leave a note to send the real me tickets to her biggest giveaway show or a bunch of money. It would also be awesome to be Crosby for a day. I’ll never know how it feels to be so great!

  39. Texterb
    October 19, 2010 10:57 pm

    I’d trade places with Mario Lemieux. I’d speak french, hang out with Sidney and be King of Canada for a day.

  40. Callser
    October 20, 2010 1:22 am

    My 11-yr old. He’s fun and funny and sees the bright side of everything. I want to be like that again…stress free…just for ONE day!!

  41. Barb
    October 20, 2010 6:34 am

    I’d trade places w/my daughter. She’s a social butterfly with friends at every turn. I’d love the opportunity to revert back to that stress-free existence!

  42. troysussaves
    October 20, 2010 8:09 am

    I’d like to trade places with the person who wins these tickets. Deal?

  43. Leah
    October 20, 2010 9:06 am

    No brainer…Michelle Obama. Just to know what it feels like to look great in a sleeveless dress…

  44. DanW
    October 20, 2010 9:25 am

    I’d like to trade places with Steely McBeam so I could drown myself in the Mon. Also, forget Hors D’oeuvres, you should take another look at souvenier (sic).

  45. Jules
    October 20, 2010 9:32 am

    J.K. Rowling… she’s British, so the accent would be fun, and she’s richer than the Queen, so that’s good too!

  46. Stacy
    October 20, 2010 10:13 am

    Oprah. I would set up a bank account for myself that day:)

  47. RMUStudent
    October 20, 2010 10:15 am

    Any of my kids – I would love to be carefree and not responsible for one more day:)

  48. JenG
    October 20, 2010 10:20 am

    I’d trade places with my boss so I could give me a raise!

  49. Julie
    October 20, 2010 10:25 am

    No idea where this came from, but how awesome would it be ot spend a day in Beyonce’s shoes? Girl is fierce and you get to hang with Jay-Z! I guess I always thought it would be awesome to be a performer of some type.

  50. w0x0f
    October 20, 2010 10:27 am

    Norm Peterson

    “What’d you say, Norm?”
    “Any cheap, tawdry thing that will get me a beer.”

    And other classic beer quotes.