Archive for the 'Random'

Random n’at

1. I’ll be taking the thermometer down tomorrow, but you can still donate if you want to be part of this year’s effort to bring gaming to three units within Children’s Hospital.  After tomorrow, I’ll tell Woy, “Hey. I tried to take the thermometer off the sidebar and I think I screwed something up with Read more
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Throwback Thursday AKA You’ll never look at me the same again

In honor of once again reaching the Make Room for Kids goal, and surpassing it by a whopping $600 this year, it’s time for me to reveal an embarrassing picture from my sordid past as a Supremely Awkward Being. I’m still a Supremely Awkward Being, but I’ve learned to internalize it under a candy-coated shell of hair, makeup, drugstore product, and Target clothes. Underneath, inside, deep down, I’m awkward, shy, weird, odd, uncomfortable … I’m this: I...
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Pirates Prize Pack Giveaway!

Your Pittsburgh Pirates have generously donated to Make Room for Kids a prize pack chock full of goodies including game tickets and an autographed Pedro Alvarez baseball. And instead of shoving these things into my closet while hissing “my preciousssssssssss,” I am going to be a good person and give the prize pack away to one lucky reader. You can enter by commenting. I’ll keep this giveaway open until the moment the $10,000 is raised at which time random.org will pick a...
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“Good night, kids, sleep tight, don’t let the demons bite.”

I am freaked out by the thought of demons. Or angry ghosts. Hell, a HAPPY ghost could tap me on the shoulder in my house and say, “You’re gorgeous. Have a great day today! Really get out there and seize everything this day has to offer you!” and I would punch that ghost so hard in the throat, it would die again. Who knows what’s real? What’s imagined? What’s a figment of our fearful imaginations? I’m easily freaked out by the paranormal, as you...
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In which I get to the bottom of this river monster shit.

It all started with a tweet from a reader asking if I’d ever heard of Monongy. I was like, you mean being faithful to one person? Yep. And she was like, YOU ARE THE STUPIDEST HUMAN ALIVE. But, no, I seriously hadn’t heard of Monongy, so I started hunting, only to discover that this rumored river monster was nothing more than a promotional cryptid  cooked up to advertise the “Search for Monongy” swim race. Some clever person added it to the Monongahela River Wiki...
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