Random n’at

1. My God, it’s been so long since I posted here that I almost forgot my WordPress password.

Good thing “DavidConrad4Evah” is so easy to remember.

I kept trying my old passwords of “Nutella4Evah” and “ISeeDeadPigeons.”

2. I’m back from a week at Disney World and at some point I’ll write about that experience and I will draw comparisons between Disney and painful childbirth and also Satan.

3. Girls get periods, but not every girl can afford period-related necessities. That’s where local project On The Spot (get it? ON THE SPOT. Get it?) comes in.

Tonight is the next cookie-related party and that means free cookies if you bring a $10 donation or a $5 donation with a box of menstrual products with you. 

Are you man enough to swagger in with a box of tampons in your hand?

Pics or it didn’t happen.

4. Like Antiques Roadshow, only right here in Pittsburgh!

The History Center is holding its next Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures this month, so go digging in your attic and go get your old stuff appraised and give me ten percent of whatever you make.

I’m kidding.

Make it twenty.

I wonder if my 30-year-old Annie doll is worth anything. Would it increase in value if I told you that eight-year-old me wrote my name on her butt with a permanent marker?

5. What I wrote over at Pittsburgh Magazine:  “Leave Sidney Alone!”

6. Hilarious Pittsburgh Dad on vacation video.

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The hermit crab in the bronze baby shoe joke gets an A plus.

Also, it’s cute how Curt tries to hide the fact that he’s young and hot. Not possible.

You can catch Pittsburgh Dad AKA Curt Wootton in a summer production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof!


7. I’m on the hunt for the best minimalist Burghy tattoos for Pittsburgh Magazine, and please for the love of dictionaries, make sure you know what minimalist means before you send me a picture of a black and gold unicorn giving birth to the Steelers logo while leaping over a firework-filled Pittsburgh skyline.

Here’s a page of minimalist Harry Potter tattoos to help you understand what I’m looking for. 

Email me pics at virginia [at] thatschurch.com!

8. What a shirt!


“Very soft.”


8. My bandwagon is absolutely, positively full. The weight has burdened us down so much we’re moving about five miles an hour and I’m replacing oxen every third block. I haven’t seen anyone tuck and roll since that drunk guy back when we were cruising Grant Street about a month ago, who muttered something about “Giving Lukey a piece of my mind” before rolling up the steps to the City County Building.

Be not afraid. This is the year. Join the bandwagon. No judgment. Just acceptance, hugs, and margaritas.

And lots of wenches.


I’m gonna need Mitch to edit this cartoon to cross out “plenty of” and replace it with “A few crappy.”

Let’s go Bucs!


  1. tehamy
    August 15, 2013 10:55 am

    Comparing Disney to Satan? I don’t know if we can be friends anymore.

  2. WI Mom
    August 15, 2013 11:56 am

    I am on board. I check the scores and standings every morning. Starting to get a good feeling about this year.

  3. Marcy
    August 15, 2013 12:31 pm

    When I was seven (the year Disney World opened) my parents took us there (to what was then just the Magic Kingdom). Fast forward four hours and we’re three rides in, standing in the boiling sun, and according to my mother I had a complete melt-down and begged her to take me back to the hotel so I could swim in the pool. I re-visited at 32 years old and felt exactly the same way. There is very little that I like to do that takes all of 90 seconds well enough to wait in line for an hour in the blazing heat.

  4. bluzdude
    August 15, 2013 1:28 pm

    A agree with you 100% about Sid at the DMV. Nothing gets people madder than when they see someone get something, for whatever reason, that they themselves don’t get. No matter that it would have been a madhouse.

    And you know if he DID sit out there, people would complain that he was making a spectacle of himself and delaying people from having their business done. Dude can’t win…

    Welcome back to the blogging world…

  5. jmarinara
    August 15, 2013 7:57 pm

    I remember when Pittsburgh Dad was funny. Ahhh, the good ole days.

  6. LisaB
    August 15, 2013 9:44 pm

    Oh, thanksalot, Ginny. Now I want a Harry Potter tat. Why didn’t I think of that the last time I got a tat? :facepalm:

    The best one IMO is the one that shows up under black light. Brilliant.

  7. BurghExPat
    August 16, 2013 3:17 pm

    I heard about this the other day and I immediately thought of PittGirl.

    Oh the pigeons!

  8. bucdaddy
    August 18, 2013 9:07 pm

    8. Nice timing (/sarcasm).