Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wondering Why Blonde's I-View Has Been Quieter than Normal??

Because I've been blogging wedding details over at DC Nearlyweds! Check me out - I'm Miss Rehoboth. I just did a lengthy post on which silver pattern to choose. Please weigh in with your opinions - I need advice!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Baked & Wired is in!!!! Georgetown Cupcake is silent...still

Yum, my personal favorite cupcakery has committed to the First Annual DC Cupcake Contest.  Where's Georgetown Cupcake?  After two attempted contacts...nothing.  Wow.  Wonder if they are afraid....

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The 8 People Who Can Ruin A Party

Passed on to me by a co-worker form Holy Taco, this is absolutely HILARIOUS. And, I "know" everyone single one of these people - and they are NOT invited to the Cupcake Contest. :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

8/8 Update: Cupcake Contest Competitors

To date, the first Annual DC Cupcake Contest is generating quite a bit of interest. Here are the competitors as of now:

The Baltimore Cupcake Company
52 Cupcakes
Baked & Wired

Amanda Gregory
Catie Woolley
Tiffany Rose Goodyear

Out of Towners:
PattiCakes (Bryn Mawr, PA)
Sweet N Sassy Cupcakes (Newark, DE)
Nostalgia Cupcakes (Annapolis, MD)

Dog Shooting Drama Continues

In a follow-up post on my other blog, PetKnows, I detailed the latest in the debacle in Berwyn Heights, MD dog slaying incident. The Washington Post reports that the SWAT team was acting without a proper warrant when they barged into Mayor Calvo's home, shooting to death two family pets in the wake of their entry. I'm still outraged over this. As Tim Maloney - the attorney for Calvo said, “There’s nothing in the four corners of the warrant saying anything about the Calvos being a threat to law enforcement…This was a lawless act by law enforcement.” I concur.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Cupcake Contest Coverage!

The contest is off and running.  Check out this post on Absurdities! by Blonde's I-View's dear friend, Human Folly.  Also, there is a Facebook invitation for this event already....  Woohoo!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Cupcake Contest - Call for Entries!

It's on!! Yes, I've finally secured a date and a location. Thursday, September 25th at the elegant Washington Club, located in the heart of DC at 15 Dupont Circle. The time is TBD, but will be held after normal work hours. Entries will be accepted in three categories:
  • Professional
  • Amateur
  • Out-of-Town
There will be 3 entries allowed within each category:
  • Vanilla with Chocolate Icing
  • Chocolate with Vanilla Icing
  • Wildcard - where creativity counts
Space is limited, so don't wait to sign up. Samples for the audience are encouraged in addition to the official entries.

More details will follow, please stay tuned. If you are interested in signing up to participate, please contact me at

A Tale of 2 Cases: Animal Cruelty in PG County & Legislation to Protect Pets in Frederick County

For anyone who knows me well, they know I am a true animal lover. I slam my brakes on not to hit a squirrel, I drag home lost/homeless animals, I've volunteered at pet hospitals and I was even banned from watching Animal Kingdom and Lassie when I was little because they made me cry too much. Yes, I am a sap.

But, in this case, I am not a sap - I am outraged by a case of animal cruelty in Prince George's County - inflicted by local law enforcement and heartened by Frederick County Commissioners taking steps to ban the practice of chaining dogs outside for long periods of time. Please read my posts on them at my other blog, PetKnows. I post there as J-Coll. I welcome your thoughts and comments.