Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Moxie Mona Hits The Avenue

In addition to our newest addition, I've had an out of town visitor who is making her way around the blogosphere this week. It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you, Moxie Mona. Moxie Mona is the dream child of Better in Bulk, Mama's Losing It, Scary Mommy, Seven Clown Circus and Mayhem and Moxie formerly known as Three Bay B Chicks.

Mona flew non-stop, using her superhero powers, all the way from San Francisco to the J-Town Regional Airport and hopped into the rental car provided for her to reach her destination here on The Avenue. Moxie Mona has been an awesome house guest, going so far as to accompany me to the Labor and Delivery Suites of the local hospital to assist in the birth of another grandson. Poor girl wasn't really up to it and she passed out inside my purse while I attended to the matters at hand. Therefore, unfortunately, there are no pictures to prove this, but trust me, Mona was there and she has sworn to me that there is no way she is ever going through that any time soon. I feel good about preventing at least one unplanned pregnancy. Mona is going to think long and hard when she does make that choice.

Now onto a tour of the city I call home.

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I hope you've enjoyed Mona's adventures here on The Avenue and please be sure to visit all the participating blogs to see where Moxie Mona stops next.

***Notable J-Town natives and/or residents include:

* Charlie Adams, drummer (Chameleon and Yanni)
* Mike Alstott, former NFL football player
* Jesse Barfield, former major league baseball player
* John Barrowman, actor/singer
* John Beck, actor
* Kevin Cameron, Major League Baseball pitcher
* Jodi Carlisle, actress
* Jimmy Chamberlin, rock drummer (The Smashing Pumpkins)
* Tyler Christopher, actor (General Hospital)
* Adrianne Curry, model/reality TV star who's brother Nick worked along side both Megryansmom and GlitterGurl at the local Jimmy John's
* Andy Dick, actor/comedian
* GlitterGurl, daughter of blogger Megryansmom
* Larry Gura, Major League Baseball pitcher
* John Houbolt, NASA engineer
* Fr. Martin Jenco, Beirut hostage, writer
* Mort Kondracke, political commentator and journalist
* Megryansmom, immensely popular blogger
* John Fremont McCullough, opened the first ever Dairy Queen store in J-Town.
* George Mikan, Hall of Fame basketball player
* Roger Powell, basketball player, who attended Middle School with Megryansmom's son and dated a girl at the above mentioned Jimmy John's
* Adam Rapp, novelist and playwright
* Anthony Rapp, actor
* Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, author, best known for her children's novel Shiloh
* Lionel Richie, Grammy Award-winning singer
* Daniel Ruettiger, Notre Dame football player, motivational speaker, subject of the movie Rudy.
* Tom Thayer, former football player for the Chicago Bears
* Lynne Thigpen, Tony Award winning actress
* TOF and his new baby brother, grandsons of blogger Megryansmom

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Unknown said...

Mona sure likes to drive on 2 wheels...that girls got gumption lol

LOVED your smilebox...I wish i knew how to do layer pics I tried all sunday night to figure it out

Have a great day Rita I had fun visiting your state and town

Scary Mommy said...

Mona lucked out on the rental car. I always get stuck with the lime green sedans! And I loved the tour- so fun!!

MIITB said...

Wow, totally weird feeling to randomly check out this Mona Moxie thing, and then see that she was literally a few minutes away from me and I missed her!
I grew up 30 mins away in o-town lol, so interesting to hear all the people who are from here. Go Jackhammers!

Kathy B! said...

Mona sure has a sweet ride... can you hook me up MRM?! Being that you're a celebrity and all I know you've got connections :)

Heather of the EO said...

LOVE her rental car! And what a cool video. Kudos. :)

(doesn't it stink that the blogger followers widget appears to be broken today? Of all days? Blech)

Claremont First Ward said...

I almost asked if Joliet was really called J-Town. I mean, if that was the official name. Does everyone call it J-town? I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the sites.......that university IS beautiful, and I LOVE how you made the slide show of Mona's travels. So creative!

Mayhem and Moxie said...

Mona's rental car definitely rocked the casbah, MRM! I will be expecting the same type of royalty treatment should I ever arrive in your great state. Oh, and the trivia in your video clip was fantastic. I had no idea that Prisonbreak was filmed so close to The Avenue. :)

PS: Glad to see that the list of notable J-town residents includes you. All is right with the world.

KatBouska said...

Wow! Impressive slideshow!! That must have taken you forever! And I agree with the other ladies....totally jealous of her rental car!

Rita Templeton said...

Mona probably wasn't up to the task of assisting with the birth because she had only just recently assisted with my birth of my son ... which was pretty gross, for several reasons I won't elaborate on here. ;) Poor girl, she just got overloaded, I guess.

I dig Mona's rental car! So cute!

Ann Imig said...

Wow, that was terrific! So creative.

Kameron said...

I can't believe 2 babies have been born on Mona's trrip! I can't wait to see where she goes next!

Unknown said...

Wow! Two people kept Mona from getting pregnant this week. It's great to know so many people are watching out for our doll. Loved your slideshow. I almost feel like I was there, driving alongside Mona in her pink convertible!

Unknown said...

That is one HOT car she's driving. That Mona, she sure does get around! Thanks for the tour! : )

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh, I love Mona's pink car!!! If I come visit you do I get a pink car too?

Anne said...

I'm glad Mona's visit was fun AND educational! And I LOVE that convertible - this girl travels in STYLE! :)

Unknown said...

It looks like you showed Mona a fantastically great time : ) LOVE it!

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

Great post.. I think an olympic athelete came from our parts.. um.. Dan... what's his name.. the skater...?? Dan.. oh jeez. Google where are you?

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...


I didn't even know about the adopted part.. Henley HS is like the hick HS of our Hick town even.. :)

Jennifer said...

LMBO! I just adore her rental car! Go Mona! Loved seeing all the sites of your town through Mona's travels! And congratulations on your grandson! Sorry to hear the Mona couldn't handle it! LOL! ;-)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Man, Mona really gets around, lol! Tons of fun!!!

Debz said...

Mmmmm, Tyler Christopher. Just Mmmmmmm.

LMAO @ "Megryansmom, immensely popular blogger"
You got that RIGHT!!!

You and Moxie Mona are wild and crazy!

Laura Marchant said...

How cute is this! Where have I been hiding, lol!

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