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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Moxie Mona (finally) in da house!

As multitasking is my strong point, this post will serve five important purposes:

1. This is my Moxie Mona post. Those sassy divas from Moxie Media sent her to my neck of the blogging woods this summer and today is my day to report on her fantastic voyage (song reference again, anyone?).

2. This is my Thursday Thank You post. However, let me state, for the record, I let Mona take over for the week so if it's offensive, rude, or otherwise distasteful, talk to the super hero in the hot pants. I figured, it's just good manners to allow her the opportunity to thank me for hosting her this summer. I mean, not to complain or anything, but she was a little bit of a mooch! She, went on all of my family trips and she never once offered to give me gas money.

Seriously, you'd think someone who got a free ride to a Washington Redskins game,

the National Aquarium (tempted though we were, we didn't feed her to the sharks),

Port Discovery Children's Museum (she got to try out all sorts of exhibits),

The Maryland Science Center (she experienced a rare dinosaur encounter she'll never forget),

the beach (it may just be a lake, but beggars can't be choosers and Mona was definitely begging for a tan),

And countless other exotic locales (aka my kitchen during a dude feeding frenzy).

I guess even superheroes are feeling the crunch of this economy. But, somehow she could still afford those sexy boots and that bedazzled head gear she wears. What's up with that?

At least she has a few redeeming qualities: she's awkwardly quiet (I did all of the talking which is mostly okay, but I tend to appreciate a few "amen sisters" from time to time), she doesn't eat much (how else could she fit into those hoochie mama cootie cutters of hers?), and she doesn't mind entertaining the dudes.

3. This is my response to Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop for the week (If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?), also answered, quite eloquently I might add, by Mona (Miss Moxie if you're nasty) and her witty little ditty.

4. This is my chance to share a few things about my home away from home (I miss LA) as well as tell you some things I've learned about Mona (with her moxified self).

So, what are some things about Middle of Nowhere, Maryland that you probably didn't know?

Hmmm, ooh, ooh, here's one...did you know the dude who wrote the National Anthem (you know, the song no one in this country seems to know the words to), Francis Scott Key, is from my hometown?

And, technically, this great city of mine is the second largest one in the state of Maryland (only it's still so small in the grand scheme of things, that no one really cares).

Finally, Frederick (lovingly referred to 'round these parts as Fredneck), Maryland is home to three super smart, amazingly handsome, winning personalities, known online as #1, #2, and #3.

As far as what I've learned about Ms. Mona, all I can say is, awe-some!

For one thing, she is quite the budding actor. She won a starring role in our local theater production: Knights, Blood, and Mind Control.

And, in spite of her inappropriate attire, she is a whiz with the kids (which I was super grateful for 'cause I really abhor Spiderman Memory).

But, Mona does have a bit of a thing for men in uniform.

Police officers,


and, rouge adventurers?!

I forgive you, Mona, I like a little danger myself:)!

5. Finally, this is an opportunity to demonstrate that I am quite the celebrity (as I've been attempting to prove to you for ages), with an exciting, action packed social calendar that I can hardly keep up with myself. The fact that some people have argued that I am a dork who spends most of her time in sweats sitting in her basement reading vampire books or playing dodge ball with a group of smelly little kids is fully unsupported and contrary to the evidence provided herein.

So, stop it right now you haters.

I am awesome. Ask Mona.

Thursday Thank You for the week is a tribute to the entire Casa de Dummies, brought to you by Moxie Mona, with a card picked up from a local boutique,Urban Cottage.

I'm hoping this isn't some sort of backhanded compliment regarding the cleanliness (or lack thereof) of my house. 'Cause, really Mona, we can't all be super sexy super heroes who parade around the country from house to house making merry.

Some of us are just regular old (tired, chunky, and not exceptionally smart) moms who are trying to do the best we can with what we've been given. And, in case anyone's wondering, I have not been given a broom, a mop, or a feather duster, so I have no intention of using them.

Thank you, and you're welcome.

My boots are red,
My shorts are blue.
I'll tell you one thing
I'm sure is true.

I've traveled east,
I've traveled west.
And, there's one place
I like the best.

This place I love
if full of boys.
And all around
lie piles toys.

But the mom is funny
and the dad's sorta hot,
and the kids are cool
even covered in snot.

I had tons of fun
thanks to the girls @ Moxie.
So, thanks for sending me
to PBD's!


thatgirlblogs said...

moxie mona will be visiting me on friday's post. she's fun to hang out with...

Anonymous said...

how fun!! i've been seeing this moxie all over the place!! she gets around!

Alicia said...

so that was me that commented...not sure why it said anonymous!!

angie said...

Oh. My. Stars. Does it get any better than this? I've long suspected that Mona is a smootch!

And, I didn't know you lived in Frederick. When we were living in MA, I visited Frederick no less than 3 times. My SIL's mother lives there and she'd drive up from NC, and we drive down from Boston and we'd meet in the middle, and I LOVE Frederick. And I didn't even know you lived there then.

angie said...

I did. I wrote smootch instead of mootch. Just remember it's 3 something am. And forgive me. :)

Crystalin Dunn said...

Hey SITSta! Wow, what a blog! I came to check it out, and I get ADORABLE kids AND a little...well...action! And I love your title; I feel dumb all the time when it comes to my kids. It's a good thing a little love makes up for a whole lot!

Kathy B! said...

Holy cow, PBD!! YOu really outdid yourself on this one. NICE!

ck said...

Your boys are such good sports! (I love that you tied her to the back of #3. Something tells me that was probably the most fun of all her adventures. Well, except for her rouge rendezvous.)

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

I love Moxie Mona and all her travels.. Looks like she had a great time visiting you.

Thanks for stopping by my blog....hope to see you again soon!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

I am so excited that SITS will be coming to Baltimore as well =) And dude feeding frenzy- that is what I am going to start calling dinner time in my house of boys- ROFL

Stopping by from SITS

Raising Z said...

Moxie Mona had quite an adventure with you guys. I can't believe you were able to capture those racey photos ;) Fun, Fun!

SupahMommy said...

i love you because you made her rogue.

I toootally would do that.


parentingBYdummies said...

Yeah, I seriously felt like the paparazzi catching Mona w/Indiana. So glad she didn't break my camera!

Lolli said...

What? I still can't get over the fact that Frederick knocked Gaithersburg out of the #2 spot in the 2005 census. That totally crushes me. And by 300 some people? I've been telling people forever that I lived in the 2nd largest city in Maryland and now it isn't true anymore. What a bummer. ;)

Lula! said...

But seriously...
Mona is just jealous of your kids' gorgeous heads of hair.

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

Those pictures are SCANDALOUS!! ;)

DiPaola Momma said...


{Kiki} said...

I wish Mona would stop by my town, we are in need of some moxie. We don't have a lot of the exciting locales she experienced in your town. I can take her to a baseball game or to the mall. We can hike one day at the mountain. She might find it all rather boring. She is a high-maintenance kind of gal. Take care.

Jennifer said...

"Coochie Cutter" That is so freakin' hilarious. How did you even come up with that???? So funny. I love the post and I love you (and again, I'm not the freak in the trailer down by the river).

Lisa Anne said...

I've seen her everywhere and I still think she freaks me out a bit.

Scary Mommy said...

Oh, I love you. You did our state proud!!!!

parentingBYdummies said...

Hey Kiki! Do you have policemen in your town? How about firemen? Mona's needs are pretty basic, she doesn't eat or sleep, but she does require the attentions of a strong man in uniform. And, not the tights and capes she used to her male super hero counterparts wearing. She likes a good old fashioned boy in blue, or white, or red, or whatever color your hometown heroes are tasked with stretching across their nicely sculpted chests. Wait, that's me who appreciates that. Mona doesn't have any requirements at all. That's why she came here:)!

A Real Housewife said...

Moxie Mona sounds like such a floozy! ;) Thanks for another hilarious post!!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

"Miss Moxie if you're nasty"? Boy, you really are on it with the song references today!

Lani said...

GO Mona! I'm glad to see she got a little action:)

I'm hosting a Blog For A Cure blog party next week at Please stop by if you get a chance!

our b life said...

I love all the pictures of Mona, especially the kissin one! very cute. Sounds like she had a blast.

Mama Kat said...

Mona sure DOES get around...or shall we call her Moan-a? I've seen her with Ken dolls, GI Joes, Cows...I mean daaang girl, keep your jumpsuit on!

Anonymous said...

I think "Knights, Blood, and Mind Control" has summer blockbuster written all over it. I fully expect to see commercials for the movie in 2011

Orange Juice said...

that was awesome lol

Megan said...

Looks like Mona the Mooch...I mean Moxie Mona had a great time in Maryland!! =)

Anonymous said...

Yes, I too was a bit worried about the hooker outfit and being around kids....

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