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Event: The World’s Largest Lasagna

By M Davies   /     Apr 28, 2008  /     Events  /     2 Comments

What:  "The World’s Largest Lasagna" event

Where:  Pittsburgh, PA – Finish Line at the "Race for the Cure"

When:  May 11, 2008

Linkage: | Ebay Auction

My ex-boyfriend, but good friend CJ Beers is coordinating/building "The World’s Largest Lasagna" event at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Pittsburgh, PA on May 11th, 2008.  It is my understanding that it will be at the finish line for the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure"

From the webpage – "This behemoth will weigh 8,800 pounds."  It sounds fierce to me!  You can also check out the press release right here.

It sounds pretty cool, and when CJ gets involved in anything…its all out!

I mean, just look at this picture:

FIERCE!  Yeah, I had to pull out THE picture for this one.

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Massive Blog Maintenance

By M Davies   /     Apr 25, 2008  /     Technology Hates Me  /     0 Comment

In the last few days, I’ve done so much maintenance blog its sickening.

  • I did the CNAME record thing. =
  • I installed a Mobile Phone Plugin and also the Poll Plugin.
  • I installed Google Webmaster Tools on this blog and  I also installed Google Analytics here and on 
  • I updated this blog and to WordPress 2.5.1

Now I have to get all of the updates to all of my plugins and I should be good to go.  By the way, if you decide to install the new WordPress 2.5.1 the backend is TOTALLY different from the last update.  Its like learning the WordPress platform all over again.  I’d take screen shots, but I’m too tired to deal with that tonight.  I would almost revert back to the previous installation if it wasn’t for the numerous security updates included.  This is definately going to take some getting used to. 

Now with Screenshots!
Dashboard | Write Page (top) | Write Page (bottom)

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Circle one: yes/no

By M Davies   /     Apr 25, 2008  /     Mommyhood  /     2 Comments

Rich and I can’t seem to agree on one thing:  Does Owen need a haircut? 

I say YES YES YES.  Rich says NO NO NO. 

What do you think?  This is a picture of Owen after he woke up this morning:  circa 7am.  I mean, just look at that curly afro he has going on.  Its a mess.  You can’t comb it or wet it down either because once it dries it ends up looking exactly like this.

So here’s your chance to vote.  I just installed a new Word Press polling plugin located on the right hand side above my calendar.  Cast your vote now!  You’ll be happy to know your opinion won’t mean much (nor will Rich’s) as I already have an appointment setup for him to get his hair cut tomorrow morning at 9:30am.  I will be sure to post an "after" picture when we get back from the appointment!  I’m just excited that I got the polling thing working, so help me test it out!

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April Primary Wrap-up

By M Davies   /     Apr 24, 2008  /     Misc/Crap  /     1 Comment

The other day in my post entitled "T Minus 2 Days and Counting" I was questioning the amount of Political Related visits Hillary and Barrack made to NEPA. As I had guessed, I thought that Hillary and the Clintons made more political stops in NEPA then Barrack did, and according to the below article published in Yesterday’s Wilkes-barre Citizens Voice, I was indeed correct.

Monday, March 10: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at Scranton High School during her first campaign appearance in the area. Before the rally, she stops for pizza at Revello’s Cafe in Old Forge.

Tuesday, March 11: Chelsea Clinton helps open her mother’s campaign headquarters at the Ritz Theatre Building in Scranton.

Wednesday, March 12: Chelsea Clinton visits Wilkes University to campaign for her mother, answering questions from the audience about Sen. Clinton’s campaign and plans if elected.

Saturday, March 15: Clinton marches in Scrantonís St. Patrickís Day parade.

Monday, March 17: Sen. Barack Obama makes his first area campaign stop on St. Patrickís Day, meeting with the Society of Irish Women during its annual dinner at the Radisson Hotel in Scranton and participating in a roundtable discussion, sponsored by MTV, at Whistles Pub & Eatery.

Wednesday, March 19: President Bill Clinton speaks at Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre.

Friday, March 28: Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey Jr. endorses Obama.

Tuesday, April 1: Hillary Clinton speaks to more than 3,000 people at a "Solutions for the Pennsylvania Economy" event at Kingís College in Wilkes-Barre.

Tuesday, April 1: Barack Obama makes his first stop in Wilkes-Barre, speaking for 68 minutes at the Marts Center at Wilkes University.

Wednesday, April 2: President Clinton visits with several hundred supporters at a campaign party at Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty’s home. The event raises $250,000 for Hillary Clintonís campaign.

Thursday, April 3: Hugh Rodham, Hillary Clinton’s brother, tells about 40 farmers in Meshoppen that he heard their concerns about dairy pricing and would take their plight to his sister if she is elected.

Saturday, April 19: President Clinton speaks at a "Solutions for America" rally at Wilkes University’s Marts Center in Wilkes-Barre.

Sunday, April 20: Obama speaks to a crowd of about 2,000 people at Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton.

Monday, April 21: Hillary Clinton speaks to about 1,000 people at the Scranton Cultural Center for the final time before the primary, emphasizing her local ties and why she would be a better president.


Final Toll of NEPA Appearances
Clintons: 10
Obama: 4

**I think there are some appearances missing from this list for some reason, so I’m not sure of the accuracy….Like for example, Obama’s appearance at the Glider Diner in Scranton is absent from the list. If you want to check out more information about that appearance, check out John Webster’s blog.

Ok, now enough with the election.  Please take down the signs and stop talking about it.  I don’t want to hear about it again until its time for the Democratic nominations.

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Quickie update

By M Davies   /     Apr 23, 2008  /     Mommyhood  /     0 Comment

Just wanted to say that we decided to go to Ruby Tuesday’s with the kids for dinner.  Owen totally puked all over the floor as we were waiting to be seated.  I told you there was going to be a disaster.

Way to go kiddos, you never cease to find a new and creative way to cause a scene in public.

Tired, sleep now.

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By M Davies   /     Apr 23, 2008  /     Misc/Crap  /     0 Comment

I finally have a camera with working batteries.  I gave up on uploading pictures last night after I realized how dead the battery was in the camera.  After I woke up this morning I went over and tried to turn on the camera.  It turned on for approximately 1 nano second and then powered off.  WTF???  I tried to turn it on again and it was DEAD.  I’ve seen corpses with more life in them then the camera had at 7am this morning.  It charged all night.  ALL F-ING NIGHT.  What the hell???  Rich then told me that the camera doesn’t like when you hook the power cable to it directly.  It likes it better if you put it on the dock and then hook the power cable to it.  Does it really matter?  Apparently so.  The damn thing is lucky I’m charging it at all.  The next step is EBAY, you hear me….E.  BAY.

In case you are wondering, the answer is yes.  I do frequently yell at inanimate objects around the house. 

Anyway, here’s a link to some pictures of the stuff I bought at various garage sales last weekend.

I took Owen to the urologist appointment earlier.  The doctor was shocked at the size of the hydrocele.  In fact, when I opened Owen’s diaper, his exact words were.  "Wow.  Ok, that IS big."  The doctor seemed a little nervous about doing surgery on Owen at this point because of the asthma thing, and the fact that he’s under two.  I guess the anesthesia was what he was concerned about, not the actual procedure itself.  I explained to him Owen already had anesthesia once for the Ear Tube procedure, and responded well to it.  Responded "well" meaning, there were no side effects or complications.  When he woke from the procedure he was completely out of it and was really disoriented and was screaming.  The ENT assured me this is a normal reaction for kids to have, so I told the urologist I was not concerned about the anesthesia.  He still wanted to wait until Owen weighed a little more and was a bit older, so we set up a follow up appointment for July 30th.  He agreed with me about the fact that the hydrocele is not going to go away by itself though.  Surgery definitely will be needed.  So that’s where that stands.

Well anyway, that’s all I have for now, I have to get the kids ready because we are going to attempt to go out to eat.  I smell a disaster waiting to happen.


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