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Mambo Movers


Every once in awhile I will post about something amusing that I see on the road. Let us not forget the ever famous We are #1 at picking up #2 Call-Ahead billboard post that landed me my most famous link in the ‘press’ section of their website. Another validating reason in my continuing effort to ALWAYS carry a camera. That has extended to video as well now that I have a Flip. Note to self: post more video.

Fasten your seatbelts, kiddies, I am about to take you on a wild tangent this fine day!

Today’s installment of what-the-hell-is-going-inside-this-crowded-noisy-little head-of-mine brings you Mambo Movers. I fell in love with the name – who would not like to take the drudgery out of a move by doing a little mambo on the stairs? I hopped over to their site to check them out and they have a ‘manifesto’. OMG, who does not love a mover with a manifesto? Check this out, here is a little bit about them:

The staff is hand-picked from the music and art scene of Philadelphia according to their philosophy of life and fitness to be a part of that unique Mambo World. They are friends and work together for many years. The 
Mambo Guys are musicians and artists, actors and philosophers – everything but the traditional image of the surly caveman mover. 

OMG, this not only makes me want to move right now, I just want to hang out with these guys. Jeez, a mover’s groupie, my parents would be so proud! (Dear Gary, I love you but I am think I found what I want to be when I grow up. I am moving to Philly to pursue my dream of working for Mambo Movers.)

It gets better, read this blurb from their ‘Patriarch’ Todd:

A friend once described Mambo as the place where ‘The Banana Splits’ meets ‘Quest For Fire’and while I’m not exactly sure what he meant, the vision pleased me. We would certainly make a good sitcom!

Todd, I think I am in falling in love with you!

For those who are to young (or old) to remember the Banana Splits please be assured I lived and died for that show when I was 7. Come to think of it, that show was way trippy!

I also simply love, love, love their logo. Hey, if you guys can stuff a rhino in a truck, you can move my crap anyday! So let me give a little link love to the designer of that logo, who seems to be a painter by trade, Alex Kanevsky. Beautiful work, Alex. And I am not saying that as just any lunatic driving down  95S on a sunny day in February, I am actually a designer myself.

Yes, kids, a road trip with me is a never a dull moment. If you were my poor spouse you would regularly hear things like, ” Wait slow down, I need to get this shot!” 

Or as my old friend Scott used to say, “That is not a shot, that is real life!”

Haven’t had enough of me yet? You can also read me at 50-Something Moms Blog.

For photo enthusiasts, visit Leaving the zip code, photos from outside the comfort zone.

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Hells Full…

so i’m back?! Wow!

Is it my imagination or have outrageous things been presenting themselves to me since I have started this blog? 

Wait, maybe it is because I have finally committed to getting the hell out of the basement more often. Who knew there was such a wild world out there all this time? I would have gotten out a lot earlier.

Seriously, aside from the basement, I think it has a lot to do with leaving the zip code. Not just this zip code in particular, but any zip code. We tend to get stuck in the rut of what we know. The culture to which we subscribe. The same scenery passes us by like a tape loop of the comfort zone. But the comfort zone can get boring, no? Sometimes you need to shake things up a bit to feel like you are alive. 

Don’t get me wrong, I do not shun the zip code by any means – well, ok, sometimes I do but that is just when I have growing pains and get bored. (I had to say that because I know all of you who I complain about the zip code to are reading this and will call me on it). The community in which I live has carried me through many a hard time and the friendships I have made here are ones that a cherish deeply. For that I am eternally grateful. But change is good and spreading your wings to see how others spend their time is a good thing.

I bet you are wondering were ‘in hell’ I came across this beauty. Saturday was one of those days when the stars were aligned. A perfect day with great friends, we decided to go to a beach we do not frequent and as luck would have it this place had it all: sun, surf, sand, A FULL BAR, a great live band late in the day, and a parking lot full of car enthusiasts with some of the coolest cars I have every seen. (Talk about passion, these people are really into it).

Some things you can not plan.

As one of the famous First Thursdays said not long ago, “I would rather have fun in hell, than be bored in heaven.”

Hey wait, Maddee, is this your car?!

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