Monday, December 29, 2008

Shut Out!!

Apologies to the Cleveland expats I call friends, but for this 'Burgh gal, there is nothing better than a good old routing of the Brownies. This year, I was lucky enough to be in attendance, good stuff.

If the score (*ahem* 31-0) wasn't enough to put a smile on your face, there is my favorite part of being at the game - you can't get this watching at home:

Just in case it isn't immediately clear what's happening in this photo, whenever the Steelers are within 20 yards of the end zone - "the red zone" - the two giant bottles of Heinz ketchup atop the scoreboard tip and create the scene you witnessed above. Favorite. part. of. the. game. Enjoy.

Playoffs start January 11th, mark your calendars now!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Happy Christmas to all. May you survive the weather and crazy families and endless food and all the other joys of the holiday season. It'll all be over soon *grin*.

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Universe Celebrates my 30th

I would like to personally thank the Powers the Be, Karma, and any other entity who had any hand in the two fantastic gifts the cosmos presented to me on the occasion of my 30th birthday - this:

and this:

Happy Birthday to me!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Every once in a while, the universe seems to know that I need a little extra and this past week, it sent me a very strategic, early birthday present, with the help of the many fantastic woman in my life.

First I find out that my two bestests from college will be making the journey for my 30th. I imagine I'm not the first to be less than thrilled at entering my third decade - but in one fell swoop, these two have made me look forward to it like nothing in recent memory. I. Am. So. Excited.

Then, I got the most amazing bit of introspection from one of my favorite moms; she turned my whole attitude around in approximately 2 sentences. Remarkable.

Finally, happy hour with some of the bravest and funnest women I've ever met. My TNT gals have all accomplished some amazing things in the past few months and I am so proud to count myself among them. We had the most wonderful kind of ridiculous fun the other night, which parlayed right into the most ridiculous and fun 5K the next morning. Love you guys!!

Thank you to you all; for better or worse, I wouldn't be the Chrisie I am without all of you.

All smiles, as it should be: