Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It's a Good Time to Get Down

Spring has sprung in NEPA!  For me that means it is time to come out of 'hibernation' and become active again.  Most weekends you will find me whitewater kayaking or at a music festivals.  My first music festival of the year will be Goodtimes Getdown. 

Last year was my first time attending Goodtimes Getdown.  Part of the fun was competing in their glamping competition.  Glamping or glamourous camping sounded right up my alley.  We ended up winning first prize.

Everyone should have roses while camping.

Our winning setup got us invited to attend another festival, Opple Topple.  At Opple Topple we met some people that are now close friends.  It is crazy when you think of the domino effect that can happen when you put yourself out there.  

Getting my glow on.

I understand that sometimes it is hard to take that first step.  Whether it may be striking up a conversation with someone, dancing in public, or trying something new.  I encourage everyone to get outside their comfort zone, try something new or something that you've always wanted to do.  

Our "lava" floored living room.

If I have happened to inspire you to come to Goodtimes Getdown, stop by the blue glowing tent and say hello.  You never know what you could happen next!


Friday, May 22, 2015

I am not a juggler!

That was confirmed the first time I visited the Pocono Juggle Fest.  However, I have seen the fest grow to now include other circus arts.  At this year's event, Cheryl "Twinfinity" Honchen was vending and teaching twin hooping.  "Twinning" also isn't my thing.  My left hand is not a team player.  But if twin or body hooping interests you, Twinfinity is an amazing instructor based in Lehighton, PA.  You can checkout Twinfinity on Facebook.

Pictured left to right:  Knotty NéNé, Kim (Co-Organizer),Twinfinity

Crack!  That familiar sound got my attention.  The gentleman making the sonic boom was Kyle Mertz of Kyle's Kracking Whips.  My boyfriend's son shares my love of whip cracking.  Kyle and I looked on with pride (and ringing ears) as we watched him crack his whip.  

Kyle was curious about corsets.

Human sized hamster balls, rolla bolla, hover craft it is easy to understand why it is a three day fest.  If your curiosity is peaked, you can keep up to date on their website.

I have a year to get better at handling balls.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

#TakeMeHomeTuesday - Itty Bitty Kitty - Rescue Spotlight!

Rescue Spotlight: Itty Bitty Kitty
First a little back story: When my parents moved to PA in June of2003, my dad decided that he needed a kitten of his own. Lancelot, a polydactyl tuxedo, known as Morpheus at the time, weaseled his way into his heart. I had recently moved to MA, and wanted a cat of my own. In October, I came home to visit, and his grumpy littermate, named Neo, wasn’t yet adopted. Kathy, who worked with Peaceable Kingdom at the time, brought Neo (who is now known as Loki) to meet me. Loki purred at me and chilled in my lap. After an 8 hour drive, we settled into my apartment, and we’ve been best buddies ever since.
Flash forward a few years, and Kathy started a fo ster only organization known as Itty Bitty Kitty. They’re currently raising money for a shelter, since the cats are either housed at a home or in a Pet Store.  Those of us who volunteer go to the stores, answer questions, play with the cats and take care of their enclosures. It’s not the best environment, to be sure.  If you’re interested in helping at all, please click on the link above!
Let me highlight two of the older kitties we currently in the mix, Big Dude and Jill.
Big Dude ( is adorable and a big love bug. All he wants to do is eat treats and catnip. He loves playing with toys, being brushed, and petted. He just needs a home where he will be showered with affection and love!
Jill ( was recently returned. This is her second time coming back to IBK. She’s super sweet and just needs a forever home!
If you’re interested in adopting one of these sweet kitties, just click on the link above to get more information and contact IBK. We’re always looking for volunteers and foster families too!

#TakeMeHomeTuesday - Meet Bingo and Bongo!

Hi everyone! I wanted to introduce you to two kitties from Itty Bitty Kitty Rescue.

Please meet Bingo and Bongo, two shy but loving girls that were recently returned to us. These lovely girls lost the person who adopted them originally in 2010, so they're dealing with loss as well as shyness. All they need is a bit of love and affection.

I mean look at these girls!
Bingo and Bongo
They're lovely black kitties! Who doesn't want a pretty black kitty??


These lovely girls need to be adopted together, since they're very attached.
If you want to fill out an application for these lovely ladies, please click here to fill out an online adoption form. Please consider welcoming these lovely ladies into your life. You won't regret it!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

40 Story Radio Tower and the Long Awaited Return of Spottiswoode & His Enemies!

Hi friends,

Its me again. Which means that a new episode of 40 Story Radio Tower: The Monthly live for podcast Radio Show, is coming up! This month's episode will be performed and recorded THIS THURSDAY(already starting to get carried away with the caps, its been that kind of day), May 21st, 8PM, Mauch Chunk Opera House. I'm going to spare you all of the details, as I write about this every month. But seriously, this is an episode you don't want to miss. Its the first show that features a band we've already had. Like, they actually liked us and WANTED to come back. (Whoa)

Spottiswoode & His Enemies has been described as:  "...a constantly self-reinventing New York institution hosting residencies at rock, folk, lounge and punk venues across the city. Drawing comparisons to everyone from Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Randy Newman to Ray Davies and Nick Cave..." (Quoted from the 40 Story Radio Tower Website.)I speak for both myself, and the rest of our cast and crew, in that we are so incredibly excited and humbled by the return of this great group of individuals to return to our stage.

Besides the band though, this month's sketches include some old favorites such as Shitmouthtown and Crosspital, and some brand spankin new series' premiering live on Thursday night. I'm not going to like or anything, but there's going to be a pretty serious PSA, so get ready for some Sarah Mcglaughlin and some tears.

Seriously though, I'm not going to ramble. Please come check us all out. If you say you read this article I'll even probably maybe buy you a drink or a cookie or something.

Meanwhile, please check out 40 Story Radio Tower's social media sites:


Oh, and I  (Missy Mayhem, in case you forgot) have made some new social media sites of my own that you should definitely check out:

Oh, and my Instagram is Missymayhem12, I'm not technologically inclined enough to know how to link that!

Have a beautiful week my little unicorns!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Our Next Pin Up Weekend is Scheduled for June 27 & 28!

For more information on our pin up weekend, email

For more information on our pin up weekend, email