Burgh Baby sort of sets the standard for other “mom blogs” in the city. A touch of Pittsburgh, a touch of awesome recipes, and a whole lot of humor, photography, and Alexis THE Burgh Baby who is not a baby anymore. Here’s a guest post by Michelle in which she talks about Andrew Stockey of WTAE and all about how she really got his goat one time. Raised his hackles. Irked his undies. Some of those might be incorrect idioms. In fact, maybe idiom is the wrong word. But I’m at the beach. I don’t Google at the beach unless I’m Googling “How do you say ‘bring me all the margaritas’ in Spanish?”
A wise man once said “Everything .. and I do mean everything … lives on the web.”
Which is why I try not to say anything about anyone that I wouldn’t say to his or her face. You just never know when they might find what you said and decide to call you out on it.
For the record, he waited two years to call me out on it.
Andrew Stockey deleted the tweet in which he asked me how his nose was doing that fateful day a full two years later. There was something about bears and a cave and OF COURSE I remember because how often does a local news anchor bust you for implying his posture was a bit … um … off? I should have screen capped that tweet and framed it so I could teach future generations a lesson or two or ten.
Despite the fact that it had been two years, I knew exactly what Stockey was talking about. I have posted over 60,000 tweets, but the one about his nose was somehow vaguely memorable. Maybe because most of my tweets about local news people are about how I hate Wendy Bell for looking so damn good all of the time? HOW DOES SHE DO IT?
When Stockey called me out, I pried my foot out of my mouth and tweeted an acknowledgement. I figured that would be the end of it.
Nope. He replied.
I’ll let you make your own jokes about his reply. I can’t because of that whole foot-stuck-in-mouth situation I perpetually have going on.
Stockey wasn’t done publicly giving me grief.
I haven’t figured out how to let other people have the last word when I have been busted for being an idiot, so I replied one last time. And so did Stockey.
So I think the lesson here is that if you see Andrew Stockey walking around with a bear hanging out of his cave, you should tell him.
Oh, and don’t talk about local news people on Twitter. They WILL see it. Apparently.