Random n’at

1. No posting yesterday SO DEAL WITH IT.

I kid.

I had meetings all day and by the time I got home I got hooked on watching Toy Story 3 and man is that giant lazy-eyed, dead-eyed baby the creepiest thing I ever did want to kill with fire.


2. Speaking of nightmares, DEAR GOD NO!

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl‘s office is using YouTube, Twitter and Facebook today to urge city high school students to participate in its My Promise to Pittsburgh contest, for which the deadline is next week.

Does this mean Mayor Lukey is going to start tweeting again?! So close to the first anniversary of his last tweet?! So close to my chance to retweet his last tweet? So close to my chance to get #thanksgivingstahl to trend on Twitter?!

That would be just like him to spite me that way.

However, the winner of that contest gets Pens tickets! WOO!

And lunch with the Mayor! Woo?

3. I’d like to have lunch with the Mayor. I wonder which of us would break out in fisticuffs first.

4. My money is on me.

5. I’d win.

[awkward kung fu moves]

6. Light Up Night starts tomorrow in Pittsburgh and runs through to Saturday night (Las Velas will have Mariachis on Saturday night!), and then the Steelers play Sunday. This means I have seen the last of my husband until maybe Sunday night.

7. I don’t know if you know this, but all the cool kids are donating to Burgh Baby’s Christmas Crazy. Don’t you want to be cool like us?

Peer pressure at work.

8. Jim Shearer is getting a bigger and bigger presence here in Pittsburgh as his Yinz Luv shows are being featured on the Pittsburgh Magazine site and he’s been on DVE and The Fan recently.

Now all we need is to find him a job in sports.

I’d watch The Yinz Luv Show With Jim Shearer so hard.

Check out his New England show. I had a nice hearty belly laugh at exactly 1:27 in:

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Also: “The Allegheny River would KICK ITS ASS.”


I love Jim. I might have to divorce a self-united husband so I can fake marry him.

KDKA, WTAE, WPXI, what’s wrong with you? Why aren’t you guys negotiating your butts off to get Jim on your channel?

For shame.

9. If you have new or gently used winter coats you’d like to donate, head on down to KDKA at One Gateway Center today at 5:00 p.m. in the circle next to KDKA off of Fort Duquesne Blvd. to donate a coat. Dave Price from the CBS Early Show will be here to collect them!

10. Hottie alert! Alyssa Milano is going to be at the Penguins game at the CEC on Friday!

To help celebrate the launch of the new Touch PensGear Store featuring ‘Touch by Alyssa Milano’ merchandise at CONSOL Energy Center, 150 fans will win a private meet and greet with Alyssa Milano.

Starting Monday, November 15th at 11am, the first 150 fans who purchase ‘Touch by Alyssa Milano’ merchandise at the main Pens Gear store or the Touch PensGear Store on the main concourse will receive a free autographed gift, and will get the chance to meet Alyssa Milano in person on Friday November 19 before the Penguins take on the Hurricanes.

I desire this henley so much. It would go perfect with that corduroy hat Mrs. Comrie was sporting, which I’m told is available for sale at the arena:

She’s not terrible to look at, eh?

(h/t John)


  1. Tracy in SC
    November 18, 2010 11:43 am

    I remember seeing her at the Civic Arena once in the late 80’s. Supposedly, she was dating Robbie Brown… I hated her for that.

  2. Angry Mongo
    November 18, 2010 12:28 pm

    I remember having the poster of her wearing the Devils sweater on my bedroom wall, growing up.

    um, drool.

  3. Al
    November 18, 2010 12:47 pm

    I have had a crush on her since I was 12 circa Who’s The Boss. While I consider myself above stalking someone, I may have to reconsider just this once.

  4. rickh
    November 18, 2010 1:11 pm

    Touched by Alyssa Milano? I’m in.

  5. unsatisfied
    November 18, 2010 1:31 pm

    I’d show her who’s the boss.

  6. Pa-pop
    November 18, 2010 2:25 pm

    I understand Rob Brown will be standing in line to be “retouched.”

  7. Emily
    November 18, 2010 2:39 pm

    In response to #8- please make it Matt Lamanna. I’ll gladly take him off your hands!!

  8. Jen
    November 18, 2010 2:59 pm

    Someone needs to post the Jeff Reed joke that Ginny refers to in her post. I have not heard it… In fact, let’s all post Jeff Reed jokes!

  9. JennyMoon
    November 18, 2010 3:12 pm

    I love the testosterone cloud!

  10. Monty
    November 18, 2010 3:14 pm

    JennyMoon — You should, that means it is raining men. Hallelujah.

  11. Dan (Not Onorato)
    November 18, 2010 3:25 pm

    Alyssa Milano never seems to age. She still looks amazing!

  12. Beth
    November 18, 2010 3:50 pm

    8. Joe’s already cheating on you with me…might as well cut him loose.

  13. CrashJK
    November 18, 2010 4:23 pm

    AYLSSA !!!!!!!!!!! Nice….just like last night’s victory over the Canucks…woot !

    LET’S GO PENS…and AYLSSA (who’ll be at the CEC Friday night…I think I know where 90% of the ‘Guins will be too…someone keep LeTang and Superstar under lock and key, they got a game to win).

  14. CrashJK
    November 18, 2010 4:27 pm

    fwiw – Aylssa Milano and my wife are the same age…huh, it don’t seem fair, I’m just sayin…not fair….

  15. burgher-licious
    November 18, 2010 5:17 pm

    Any chance a Kris Letang will create new clothing line so we can all be touched by him too?

  16. CrashJK
    November 18, 2010 5:28 pm

    @burgher-licious…perhaps LeTang LeTong ??? Maybe Alyssa could model it ?

  17. Bram R
    November 18, 2010 5:58 pm

    150 people will win a “private” meet and greet with Milano? Will they be scheduling these over the next year? Or is it private like when you’ve stood in line at the comics convention for two hours, you get 20 seconds of face time once it’s your turn? At least the Mayor is awarding one person a whole lunch’s worth, although that winner will probably turn out to be Alyssa Milano.

  18. elysianfantasy
    November 18, 2010 6:06 pm

    Monty FTW!!! Any reference to over-the-top disco songs = awesome!

  19. Rachel
    November 18, 2010 8:42 pm

    I think you should cut Daniel Sepulveda loose so I can have him!!

  20. NewBurgher
    November 19, 2010 4:48 pm

    Someone post the darn Jeff Reed joke already! I haven’t heard it, so I even googled it, can’t find it, and it’s driving me crazy!

  21. Angry Mongo
    November 19, 2010 4:55 pm

    “He tried to hang himself but when he went to kick the chair out, he missed.”

  22. NewBurgher
    November 19, 2010 9:34 pm

    @Angry Mongo — LOL!! Ok, that was very funny.