Random n’at

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1.I’m on a low-carb diet since my return from Mexico AKA EAT ALL THE THINGSICO, so today I ate 10 cookies.

As one does when one is on a low-carb diet.

Tomorrow I’ll probably eat a half dozen donuts.

I’m really good at dieting.

2. God bless Munch at the P-G for finding that Roman Bistro in Forest Hills has an absolute over-the-top, ear shattering, Spongebob-esque website.

Just … shhh.

And don’t get me started on the apostrophes and quotation marks.

3. Sid almost choked to death on a cheese stick.

Does he need mouth-to-mouth, do you know?


4. Tim McGraw kissed a local woman’s bald head and awwwww and LOOK AT HIS GUNS, YOU GUYS.

I don’t think I’ve ever used this word on this blog in my, what, eight years of blogging, but DAY-UM.

5. Plum High School, of the famous Pens lipdubs, is ready to cut their TV Production Program. 

They have lost their DAY-UM minds.

6. This is the truthiest thing ever:


God bless you, Ian Richards of Sewickley for creating this.

God bless you.

7. The Republican nominee for Pittsburgh Mayor, Josh Wander, is a doomsday prepper with a PREPPER license plate and an appearance on Doomsday Preppers in which we get to see his whole family shooting guns and shit.

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Doomsday prepping is the new face tattoos.

8. WHY?

(h/t Charles)

9. I put this on my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but if you missed it, how my local Dairy Queen spells Iginla:


10. While we’re talking Instagram, my favorite Friends episode was on this week, so I had to mark it:



11. Can Burghers go too far in their love of our city?

Yes, they can. When they refuse to acknowledge its flaws.

A snippet of my latest Pittsburgh Magazine column:

We must not allow ourselves to become blind to Pittsburgh’s flaws; that’s no healthier than a parent ignoring the shortcomings of a child. Spend a decade coddling little Suzie, never addressing her faults, letting her get away with everything, becoming angry when anyone dares to criticize her — and before you know it, you’re bailing 16-year-old “Suze” out of juvie for using her 4-inch stiletto to go Bad Girls Club on a classmate who insulted her ombre dye job.

My original text said “ombre dye job as ‘Yinzery.'”

Go have a read, and then be sure to read the comments. Always a good time in the comments.

Enter sarcasm emoticon here.

12. And your awesome tweets as of late:









That’s church.


  1. Michelle
    May 23, 2013 4:39 pm

    OMG, Scott R. Priester is still out there, and THAT is still his hangup? LOL! Good times.

    • Noelle
      May 24, 2013 11:47 am

      and he’s married??? with a kid!!???? some woman is actually having sex with this guy. Can you imagine?????? I think I may be sick.

  2. Karyn
    May 23, 2013 6:49 pm

    We must frequent the same Dairy Queen. They have issues there.

  3. Brian
    May 24, 2013 8:36 am

    I don’t really post here often, but I just want to say that your writing makes me smile everytime I get a chance to read it. Keep rocking on with your bad self.

  4. Mary Lynn
    May 28, 2013 2:34 pm

    I agree with Brian…..and, also, “Pivot” is my favorite Friends episode, too..

  5. Butcher's Dog
    May 30, 2013 8:31 am

    So…OK…the Pirates are on a roll like never since 1992, the Penguins are in the conference finals with Jagr coming in and more story lines than a library shelf, and nothing on That’s Church about any of it. So here’s my question: who are you really, lady, and what have you done with Virginia Montanez?