Monday, March 16, 2009


Guess what??

I'm over here now: Jitters & Twitters!

I have a lot of blog links to put back up. If you were a reader of mine here, PLEASE leave me a comment over there, to make it easier for me to update my links!! Even if you were just a lurker!!


Saturday, January 31, 2009

Oh, my poor neglected blog!

Again. Sigh.

When I get into my bloggers-block mode, you can always follow me at twitter. I also waste quite a bit of time at facebook:

Amanda Muszynski McConville's Facebook profile

I'm big into the LastFM thing, too!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Follow Inauguration Tweets, Live!

Join the fun by leaving your inauguration comments on this blog post and Twittering with the #inaug09 tag!

Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

This is freakin' AWESOME.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Extrememe Makeover: Home Edition Tonight!

Watch Extrememe Makeover: Home Edition tonight on ABC. The family tonight is from right in here in Pittsburgh. I got to process and print photos for the show/family! A small thing, but still... It was pretty cool.

My very good friend, co-worker, and photography guru Chuck from Chuck Brown Photography actually got to do more... he took photos, did interviews, and wrote about it for a local newspaper. He blogged about his experience here. Check it out!

I'm excited to watch this tonight, it is going to be a very touching story (as usual!). Check it out! And if you see framed family photos, photos from their vacation, etc. know that yours truly had the honor of helping to make that happen!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

NAMB's Recommended Reading

Time for installment 1 of NAMB (Not Another Mom Blog) Recommended Reading. Where I read something, and If I love it, I tell YOU to read it. My feature selection for today is:

The Best American Non-Required Reading 2008.

This book is Freakin' AWESOME! It includes some highly humorous subject matter, such as Best American Police Blotter Items from Kensington California. True and highly amusing tidbits from the police blotter of a very, very small town with a very bored police department.

Also, such gems as Best American Facebook Groups. I am soooo joining "I Beat George W. Bush on the SATs."

Also included in this book:

- Best American Last Sentances of Books
- Best American Names of Champion Show Dogs
- Best American Ron Paul Facts (Ron Paul invented Chuck Norris! Ron Paul doesn't pee, he liberates Urine!)
- Best American Kurt Vonnegut Writings

There is also a fantastic journal type story, called Best American Diary of the Living Dead, or: Are You There God? It's Me. Also, A Bunch of Zombies. I will let the title of that one speak for itself. It's some pretty funny stuff.

The book is not all humor, though. There were some very touching and thought provoking stories, such as:
- A story about poverty in Buenos Aires and people called "Cartoneros" who collect and recycle to make a living
- A girl given up by her mother at birth
- A boy's obsession with nonexistence
- The sun going dark for no apparent reason
- A vigilante conservation organization out to save the whales by literally running into whaling ships on international waters (The man who leads this was a founding member of Greenpeace and was kicked out)
- A biracial young woman searching for answers about Judaism in Israel (This includes a fascinating history of Ethiopian Jews)
- One of my favorites: An eye opening story about the Clinton Foundation and what they are doing for AIDS victims all over the world.

There are more stories, too. Short stories, Fiction, Non-Fiction, even a few comics and cartoons.

It really is a truly awesome book. Go, buy it, read it!

Stay tuned for more installments of NAMB's Recommended Reading!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Scrap Blogging, Anyone?

I have found yet another new internet addiction! Scrapblogs! Check out a few of my creations:

More over at my scrapblog. I'm telling you, it's crazy addicting and fun!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Reflections for a New Year Fondue is YUMMY.

Because isn't this what we're suppose to do? Write something deep and meaningful about all of our memories, regrets, and triumphs of the old year, and our hopes, dreams, and fears for the new year?

Perhaps post lengthy lists of all of our resolutions, to-do lists, and wish lists?

Bah. Who has time for that???!

I have nothing but Fondue on my brain. After a successful round of chocolate fondue last night, I have been furiously googling all the fondue recipes I can find.

Cheese Fondue! Pizza Fondue! Cheese Fondue with Beer in it! Caramel Fondue! Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fondue! Mexican Cheese Fondue! Italian Fondue! Cheese and Seafood Fondue!

The possibilities are endless. I'm even in the mental process of concocting my very own recipes.

Happy New Year Everyone. Go try some Fondue!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Big Sigh of Relief...

It seems the craziness from the holidays is starting to calm down a little. See... I actually have time to sit here and type something up for my poor neglected blog!

Work is slowing down, things returning slowly but surely back to normal.

Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays. It was fun. Just crazy.

Maya was quite a happy camper, she really made out this year... between Santa and family, she is now the proud owner of a Nintendo DS lite (red!) and 8, yes 8 games. I have shamelessly been hogging the DS quite a bit, I must confess.

There are also a whole variety of other various toys and games and doo-dads to keep her occupied. We've been playing boggle and have yet to try out the joys of cupcake making with her Gourmet Girl cupcake maker. It's nice having her home from school, but the poor kid has a pretty bad cold right now. Sipping hot apple cider and watching Nims Island. Great movie, by the way!

I'm also the proud owner of a new Fondue Set, which I have been wanting for, well, a long time. I'm thinking of trying chocolate rum fondue recipe for New Years eve. Yummy.

I haven't had a chance to read up on all my wonderful fave blogs recently, I plan on taking some time to do that today and tomorrow, but I do hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday, whatever and however you celebrate!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

See How Dorky Cool I am?!

This picture taken at Primanti Bros! And if you know Primanti Bros, here is the group for you:

Burgh Moms Club.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Trip Down Memory Lane!

Anyone who was a kid in the 80's... you have GOT to watch these!

More to come, I'm sure!!