Random n’at

1. This is an actual page from my little niece’s Christmas book. It is the first page, to be exact:

Hee. I’m twelve.

2. This is really cool. Penny Postcards from 1917 that show what your town looked like then! Search by state, then county, and then pick a town near you.

Here’s Fifth Avenue:

It’s so sad, but I can’t read that handwriting because IT IS TOO NEAT.

I can’t decode that shit.

(h/t my Dad)

3. Boo and Brew is a fun event of North Shore bar-hopping in costume and it all benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation!

If you go as a slutty turtle, I will disown you.

4. Next week, I’ll be giving away two tickets to this Steelers autograph session that features Mike Wallace and an open bar and Mike Wallace and some other Steelers and appetizers and Mike Wallace. $250 value! And it all benefits CASA, a great organization.

5. Here’s a video in which Daniel Sepulveda is heavily featured starting at 4:20. We learn that Daniel wears glasses. Daniel has amazing arm muscles that beg to be circled and smiley faced in MS Paint. Daniel was a cute kid. Daniel loves Jesus. And at 9:40, Daniel reveals his hidden talent:

He can juggle. He’s just rubbing it in now. Juggling is impossible when you have an inner ear thing.

(h/t Rachel)

6. This has made my day. My heart is happy. I want to hug things. The Princess Bride cast reunion photo!

I spy an R.O.U.S. too!

I’m going to say something that is going to offend some of you: The Princess Bride is my Star Wars.



[ducks again]

Have fun stormin’ the castle!

[throws iocane powder at the Star Wars fanatics]

(h/t Susan)

7. Criminals are criminals because they are stupid.

Police have charged two men they said used stolen firefighter radios to plan the theft of fresh batteries from a Logan Township fire station.

Blair County 911 alerted Logan Township police just before 2 a.m. Oct. 5 that two radios stolen earlier from the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Department went live at just before 11 p.m., and at about 1:30 a.m., dispatchers listened as two men discussed driving to the Newburg Volunteer Fire Department to recharge the batteries, police said.

On the bright side, their butts didn’t dial 911 on them.

(h/t Sue)

8. What? These shoes?

Oh, nothing. Just painted by a HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR!

You must go check out the other Burghy shoes painted by Chartiers Valley HS Senior Alexa Vercammen.

She is seriously talented and now I hate all my shoes.


  1. Butcher's Dog
    October 18, 2011 4:16 pm

    Who has time to watch 10 minutes of video to see Daniel Nomnom juggle? What must Ginny think of her minions and the way they use the 24 hours we’re given each day? Or, perhaps, once the estrogen cloud ignites time stands still. ‘S a mystery.

  2. KarenKanKook
    October 18, 2011 4:30 pm

    I think this is what the handwriting says: “The pictures were developed in the store on the right which I have marked with a cross. How are they? Stettie A.” The name is the only thing I’m not certain of. This looks like it was taken from Grant Street, with the Frick Building on the left corner. Very cool!

  3. Carpetbagger
    October 18, 2011 4:51 pm

    So, Fred Savage is too “big time” to attend the Princess Bride reunion?

  4. SpudMom
    October 18, 2011 6:17 pm

    @KarenKanKook – I think the name is Hettie but otherwise I concur.

  5. mamabear
    October 18, 2011 6:51 pm

    Yeah, where’s Fred Savage? Ginny, what is the source of the Princess Bride photo? Awesome.

  6. JoggingJeans
    October 18, 2011 7:47 pm

    @Butcher’s Dog – I watched it twice. :)

  7. cmd_45
    October 18, 2011 8:05 pm

    Thank you for the reunion photo. The Princess Bride was the source of endless entertainment and laughter between my brother and me when we were kids. Our favorite line? “Mawwwiage is what bwings us togevah today.”

  8. Ex-Pat Pittsburgh Girl
    October 18, 2011 8:59 pm

    The Princess Bride is my Star Wars, too! I actually watched it this weekend. Loved how they incorporated Peter Falk and Andre the Giant into the pic. Genius movie!

  9. Ex-Pat Pittsburgh Girl
    October 18, 2011 9:06 pm

    @mama bear – the tiny print on the bottom indicates that it’s from a special reunion edition of EW (Entertainment Weekly)

  10. Ginny's Cousin
    October 18, 2011 9:28 pm

    KarenKanKook –I think it says the same thing… and I also got Stettie A. for the last name.

  11. mamabear
    October 18, 2011 9:46 pm

    Thanks, Ex-Pat, your eyes are better than mine!

  12. Ex-Pat Pittsburgh Girl
    October 18, 2011 10:12 pm

    It’s the wonder of an iPad and the ability to zoom in very easily.

  13. facie
    October 19, 2011 8:33 am

    Humperdink, Humperdink, Humperdink! I love, love, love that movie.

  14. bucdaddy
    October 19, 2011 10:45 am

    I guess an eyelet has to go SOMEwhere, but really: Right over Mean Joe’s face?

  15. Hawki
    October 19, 2011 3:28 pm

    “where’s Fred Savage?”

    Perhaps the horse’s ass on the right is his stand-in?

  16. AngryMongo
    October 19, 2011 3:39 pm


    As you wish…

    And for the record… Star Wars is still my Star Wars but Princess Bride is my Harry Potter.

    And as for Fred, according to his twitter feed he was directing an episode of Happy Endings, during the shoot, which actually references The Princess Bride.

    My question is where is Mel Smith and a photo tribute to Peter Cook. Next to Inigo’s introduction, the Impressive Clergyman is probably the second most quoted character in the movie.


  17. Dandi
    October 19, 2011 5:28 pm

    @bucdaddy you are just jealous of my awesome shoes. Honestly.

  18. bucdaddy
    October 20, 2011 1:41 am

    Well, YEAAAAAAAH, of COURSE I am.

  19. pmc
    October 20, 2011 3:48 pm

    princess bride reunion photo = amazeballs. lurve it.
    andre and columbo :(

  20. Kathy
    December 27, 2011 5:52 pm

    Star what? Didn’t even watch a movie until my 20’s. Princess Bride I have on VHS and DVD. I loved Wesley.

  21. Larimar Jewelry
    January 15, 2012 8:37 pm

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