But, PittGirl, how am I supposed to be just like you when I grow up now?
It was The Burgh Blog that sparked my interest in writing about the city I love so very much, in making it funny and sweet and most of all making other people think about seeing Pittsburgh the way I do. I have gotten enjoyment each day (some weekends excepted of course) from reading PittGirl’s wry and generous musings, and I wanted to pass the smile on my face on to someone else, and that’s why I’m here.
Those of us who read her blog know that she always planned to end her run when her shield of anonymity was broken – one can only assume that the privacy that was precious to her was violated, and that is scary and tragic. Because some person or people could not leave her well enough alone, we’ll all laugh a little less.
It bothers me too, since I am compelled to anonymity by my job (or at least, the one I’ll have when I get home), that this one private aspect of an otherwise widely public figure couldn’t be respected. Fortunately, I’m not nearly so smart or funny or hot as PittGirl, so I can only hope that no one will particularly care. Makes me glad I picked a photo for About Moi that makes me look fat (though vanity demands that I point out that it’s totally an optical illusion!).
The point is, PittGirl will be severely missed, especially by those of us outside the city limits and thus limited in the fabulous commentary we get to hear about that epicenter of crazy that is Pittsburgh. Goodbye, girl.