Sponsor Spotlight: 10th St. Tattoo

5 Feb

The Steelers logo, Primanti Sandwiches, a keystone: all quintessential Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania tattoos that you see on the regular. So you may as well get them done right, amiright!? I’m super stoked to be working with 10 St. Tattoo for the Pudding Wrestling Massacre this year. I’m a South Side girl, and love to know that kids can come to the SS area and trust that because they walk into a shop, they’re going to a quality piece of artwork (over a cheap piece just because someone’s available RIGHT NOW to pierce your belly button.)

10th St. Tattoo took the spot on the corner of E Carson St. and 11th St in the South Side and has a beautiful shop. They are open 7 days a week and are the ONLY shop to stay open till 2am on Friday and Saturday. Can you say late night crew tattoos anyone?? They also do piercings. To narrow down their passion, the artists specialize in American Traditional, but can obviously accomplish pretty much anything you bring to em.

Peep these beauties by owner, Mike Mook:

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And by shop artist Susie Humphrey:

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They’ll have a table set up at the Pudding Wrestling Massacre. Ask em questions about how much one of their tattoos hurt, or what the meaning behind them are, people love that stuff! *ahem* For real though, you can look through their portfolios and book appointments right on the spot! They might even be willing to do some hand-drawn Sharpie tats on you for the night. Do you think they can convince anyone to get this done?

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They’ll be offering up discounted gift certificates to everyone at the event, so cash in on this!! There’s also a raffle for a $100 gift card: now you can get that dolphin jumping through a rainbow over a peanut butter jelly sandwich with kanji writing in the background that you’ve always dreamed of.

 

Sponsor Spotlight: MUV Fitness

4 Feb

Pudding Wrestling girls are TOUGH! Have you ever met one? They’re fearless, hilarious, and straight up BADASS. And this year, they’re all learning some special moves from MÜV Integrated! MUV is a boutique gymnasium that offers scientifically based instruction in physical culture through private fitness consultation and specially designed small group classes. Does that make sense? No? Picture it: not your typical chain-store gym with elliptical machines and Zumba classes that sell sugary Power-Ade out of a vending machine.

MÜV Integrated’s programs are scientifically designed to re-align the body with progressive range of motion concepts that re-educate the muscles to be orchestrated by the brain efficiently. You  learn how to move in multiple directions, speeds, and utilize progressive resistance training concepts to build balance, strength, endurance, flexibility, speed, and power. Instead of the newest fad workout routine, they specialize in old school movement science, in which different tools are utilized to challenge participants at their highest potential. Who knew using  tools such as speed ladders, suspension systems, indian clubs, sandbags and kettlebells were for working out instead of just sexual fun?

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Here’s the kicker: MUV Integrated is THE trainer for the Steel City Roller Derby team. In case you didn’t know, roller girls are tough as nails, and I’m scared of them. MUV will be training this year’s wrestlers with the same intensity and know-how that they use to get SCRD in shape. Get ready to see one tough and messy event, yinz!

Visit MUV’s page for info on class times, instructors and workout descriptions.

WIN 2 TICKETS

4 Feb

Are yinz broke? Tryin to take a lady on a really awesome first date? Just wanna feel special? We got yinz. You have 2 days to WIN 2 tickets to the Pudding Wrestling Massacre. And it’s super easy:

1) Go to the Facebook event page

2) Post your favorite memory of a Pudding Wrestling Massacre OR a night out with Fireball. Just tag #pwm14 and #fireball in the post.

Contest ends Wednesday night at midnight. Let’s hear what you’ve got!

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Sponsor Spotlight: Boots Printing

1 Feb

Pittsburgh has a plethora of amazing artists and tshirt designsers. And good sports teams, of course. But by far, my favorite artist to work with is Matt Gondek. He has designed a Pudding Wrestling t-shirt for the last 3 years, and came up with a rad design for the 4th year in a row. With the plethora of tshirt companies, there are only a few hard-working, good quality print shops who get the job done. My favorite to work with is Boots Printing. Boots Printing is always done on time with quality work at an affordable price. The tri-fecta for return business! But what makes this company stand out is the owner, Joe Boots.

The heart behind any local business is the owner. Joe hits the streets consistently with a positive attitude, respect, and new products. In fact, he’s droppin the new WRK’n Class 2014 line TOMORROW night at The New Bohemian in Pittsburgh. Expect lots of beanies and tees and sweatshirts. Best of all: it’s a 100% American made and printed by a veteran himself, Joe Boots. Check this sneak peak at a few designs:

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*pics by Rob Short*

Flashback to 2012′s Pudding Wrestling Massacre and yours truly supporting WRK!

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Boots Printing is doing a PRE-ORDER sale of the Matt Gondek 2014 Pudding Wrestling tees here. We opted for a jersey look this time with the Pudding graphic on the front of a 3/4 lenght baseball tee and the name PUDDIN on the back with 14. Be a real TRILL COSBY with this steez.

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Check out what else Boots is selling in his store and contact him for your next order! He’ll be blazin glory at the event next Saturday night, so stop by and say HEY to him!

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GRUDGE MATCH: The First Ever

28 Jan

There has been a total of 5 Pudding Wrestling Massacres in Pittsburgh. That’s a lot of tough ladies! For the first time ever, we are featuring a GRUDGE MATCH between 2012′s champion and 2013′s champion.

Imoana Pissglitter Amazonian Warrior

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VERSUS

K Money Slam Honey

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WHO WILL WIN??

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Pittsburgh Pudding Wrestling Massacre

23 Jan

6TH annual Pudding Wrestling Massacre

The time has come. 1 degree weather and piles of snow can’t slow us down. The Pittsburgh Pudding Wrestling Massacre returns for its 6th year on Saturday, February 8th at the Rex Theatre. Pittsburgh ladies will battle each other for the championship of 2014!

Referees Keebs and Ryah will make sure ladies are pinned for a count of 3. If no one is pinned, the panel of judges decide who takes the round
The celebrity judges will be announced soon. Remember Sharon NeedlesBill PedutoDJ Bonics?
The beautiful Bianca as official ring girl
CASH $$$ PRIZE for the winner
YinzerParty.com pictures
Risers for excellent viewing
And lots and lots of vanilla pudding

To lube you up, Fireball is on special on night. Chase those shots with all the Pabst Blue Ribbon you can drink.

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Tramp Stamp Showoff

19 Dec

I’m not sure why crop tops are popular right now, and I’m not entirely sure why I’m not hating on them either. I got this longsleeve cropped top for a Betsey Johnson jumper I scored at Crossroads, but once I paired it with a high waisted skirt-voila!! I look super skinny!! There’s a key to this, ladies: show off the tiniest part of your waist and no one is lookin elsewhere.

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I went pretty minimal on accessories (unless you count the GINORMOUS DIAMOND BRACELET i insisted on wearing) which is a hard feat for me, but I wanted the black and white to speak for themselves.

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You guys like how it’s also the perfect outfit to show off my tramp stamp and rib tattoos? Ya know, the kind you get when you’re still too scared to tell your parents that you got tattooed.

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Crop Top: A’gaci or some cheapo store like it
High waisted skirt: Vintage from a shop in Portland
Spiked flats: Steve Madden
Gaudy diamond bracelet: Santee Alley

 

The Ugliest Thing I’ve Ever Worn in Public

24 Nov

My first trip to Disney World was at age 3. I don’t remember a second of it, and my brother explained that I sat on the hotel toilet crying, because my mom wouldn’t take me until I was fully potty trained. Fast forward 26 years when I went to Disneyland for my 29th birthday. I dressed like Minnie Mouse, decorated a bday cake with Goofy, and waited 2 hours to ride Space Mountain. It was magical!!! I returned last week to see the magic of Disneyland at Christmas! (and to ride Space Mountain again)

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*The magic of the Teacups*

When I pack for short trips, I somehow end up bringing the ugliest items. I try to plan out outfit by outfit, which means only one top matches one bottom and one dress matches one jacket. I get so excited about bringing my ‘most unique pieces,’ then I get on vacation and everything looks like a hot mess because I didn’t actually try the outfits on or think about the weather. I had a sweatshirt and jeans planned out for Friday’s adventure into Disney, but my loving boyfriend convinced me that my Mickey Mouse nightgown would be so much more fitting. Afterall, he was wearing his vintage Mickey shirt! No belt, heels, or necklace could save the ugliness of this moomoo pajama top I paraded around in for the day, but I didn’t care.

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*This is the flattering angle*

The fashion level at Disneyland is the least judgmental crowd you’ll ever encounter. Princess dresses, mouse ear headbands, and white tennis shoes are totally normal, so no one looked twice at me for my poor choice. If anything, they were jealous of my extreme comfortableness.

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*Who’s the REAL Princess here? Duh*

In conclusion, Space Mountain and Tower of Terror are still the best rides, the teacups make me laugh till I pee, and my boyfriend is always supportive of my fashion choices.

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Mickey Mouse Pajama Top: Gift from a friend
Cowboy Boots: Vintage
Gold Chain: Urban Outfitters
Minnie Mouse Ears: Disneyland
Hello Kitty Sunglasses: Some cheapo shop in Redwood City

 

Don’t Worry, Be Happy in Floral

20 Nov

Sometimes you take a trip to the suburbs just to go to Wal-Mart because you live in the city and you know that going there means you can buy almost every necessary thing you need right then and there at an affordable price in one place. Sometimes you just go because there’s nothing else to do and you buy board games because your doctor told you to stop drinking alcohol every night.

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Lo and behold, after all the toilet paper, toothpaste, and sale DVDs you have thrown in your cart, you venture into the underwear and clothing aisles. You think their tshirts are actually cute, leggings come in your favorite colors, and that pair of Faded Glory jeans really isn’t too bad. Well, this sports bralette made me HAPPY!

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The key to wearing cheap shit that you find at Forever 21, Wal-Mart, or any store in the Southland Mall, is to pair it with something unique or less shitty. A vintage accessory or name-brand handbag can really stylize the “too-trendy, I’ve seen that on 20 other girls” top you just couldn’t resist buying at Wet Seal.

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In my case, I paired my Wal-Mart bralette and Forever 21 high-waisted, pencil skirt with a Betsey Johnson cardigan and vintage booties. (Hint hint, if you’re broke with a clothing addiction, apply to your fave retail store. You get a deep discount, or better yet, an allowance for free clothes!) To top off this summery look, I put on my floral sunglasses – one of my favorite purchases from the Chatuchak market in Thailand.

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Do I look happy guys?

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Happy Bralette: Wal-Mart
Marilyn Monroe Cardigan: Betsey Johnson
High-Waisted Pencil Skirt: Forever 21
White Booties: Flashbacks Recycled Fashions
Floral Sungalsses: Chatuchak Market
Pink Unicorn Necklace: Gift from Japan

SF Burger A Week: Week 3 @ Joe’s Cable Car

11 Nov

My 3rd week into 2013, I was on my 3rd burger date with a 3rd guy (what?? I just moved to the city!) I was also unemployed and thought the best way to repay his generosity for drinks the past few dates would be a cheap burger lunch.

Joe’s Cable Car is an old soda jerk/burger joint spot that always excites me when I drove by. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not one for burger restaurants, but the neon palace, in all it’s cute, ’60s glory, lured me in. They’ve been open since 1965 and are proud of grinding their chuck daily!

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I studied the long burger list for my ultimate beef pleasure and decided on the Country Burger, because apparently if anything is listed with a fried egg on top, I can’t resist. I bit into my meat sandwich and wasn’t blown away. My egg was too fried, so I didn’t get any yolky goodness, and the meat wasn’t flavorful.

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I always make a point to pull of a piece of the burger to try sans bun, condiments, and toppings. It was totally plain. My burger date agreed. The bun held up throughout the meal, though, which impressed me.

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For those paying attention to price vs quality, my cheap lunch ended up costing $40 for 2 burgers, 2 cokes, and 1 side of fries. I wouldn’t say this drive-thru styled burger joint matched the prices of a standard malt shop. I guess inflation has really increased since 1965!

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