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Posts from April 2013


What's up Team Manic? :p

I've been so busy, running here and there and everywhere...and involved with a bunch of stuff, so the Manic Monday Menu Blog Feature I've been doing has been on a little vacation. I may post something soon. So Check Back Later Today.

BUT, Right now I am giving you a chance to help choose my next NEW blog feature/features.

CONTACT ME with YOUR SUGGESTIONS on what my NEW Blog Feature/Features should be, since you read my blog...what do you want it to be about or involve?
(examples: food reviews, product reviews, restaurant reviews, etc or anything else you think would be worthy)


Thank you and I look forward to reading your suggestions!

~Manic Marc
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Locations : Maine


What a Ride!!!

You couldn't ask for a more picture perfect day for yesterday's TOUR DE SCRANTON bike ride.  And what a great turnout.

My bib was #462, so we had at least that many riders.  All of us were riding on behalf of the Erin Jessica Moreken Drug and Treatment Fund.

My buds at Cedar Bike & Paddle were one of the major sponsors of the event.  And how cool is this?  They were cooking omelettes at the start of the ride!!!

"Ride Globally, Shop Locally!"


 Pre-ride with Chas one of the owners of Cedar Bike & Paddle.

I actually got WNEP's Joe Snedeker to sit still long enough so we could snap this pic!

And a BIG TIME THANK YOU to the rider organizers.  What a well run benefit.

We did 31.9 miles through Scranton, Dunmore, Throop, Olyphant, Peckville, Archbald, Jermyn & Carbondale.

I'll definitely be back next year.


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Locations : Peckville
People : Joe Snedeker


April 27, 2013 ~ our guests be the bests

This week we had some majorly FUN guests in the studio. The first, Chef Michael Langdon from  Plains. You may know him from Hell's Kitchen. He's on the show this season, still hasn't been kicked off, which I find very impressive especially since I think Gordon Ramsey is kind of like an angry kitchen Darth Vader. Dude scares the crap outta me.

Anyway, Michael had us blind taste-testing some of his dishes. I got none right. But he let me eat them anyway, which I thought was super nice of him. Note to Lissa: tuna and duck are not the same thing....

Chef Michael - cool, funny, tall.

THEN we had former intern Danielle (now one of my best friends in the world) on the air with us - LOVE HER! :)))

Everybody smiles when Danielle's around!

And finally... on the Friday Morning Happy Hour... our friends from The WOODLANDS stopped by! Here's Simone, the hot bartender, sharing a drinkie with me :) Go see them this weekend! Their deck is now open and it's beauuuuuuuutiful! Almost as beautiful as Simone... she'll make you one of these bucket beverages = lethal!

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A Message to the Victims in Boston

Good luck not tearing up while watching this video!

Should 2 Shoulder, a Virginia based Service Owned Small Business produced "We Stand with You" with the Wounded Warrior Community.

Their message:  HOPE!

They urge that you make a donation to One Fund Boston.

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Locations : BostonVirginia


Wedding Song Help

Lisa called the show this morning asking for help picking out a wedding song.  She’ll be walking down the aisle in a few months but doesn’t want to use the traditional wedding march.

We got some GREAT ideas from you guys.

What was YOUR wedding song?  How did the crowd react?

Add to the list.  Lisa will be checking my Blog for more ideas.

I had “Trumpeter's Voluntary” and was able to get trumpeters & violinists thru Singers Guild that were associated with King’s College.

“Grow Old with You” from the Wedding Singer.

We walked into the reception to Hulk Hogan’s original theme.

My husband and I got married at Disney world and we have 2 children that love Indiana Jones so we walked down the aisle to the theme song of Indiana Jones.

My daughter had the regular bridal march on the way down the aisle but on the way up the aisle my son in law had “Highway to Hell” played.  We thought it was funny, but I don’t think the minister did!

Tom Petty “Here Comes My Girl.”

I tried to get my wife to walk down to the theme song from Jaws but she wouldn’t do it.

We played the instrumental to “Make You Feel My Love.” But we also played the instrumental to Metallica's “Nothing Else Matters.”

"Here and Now" Luther Vandross as I walked down the aisle. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" when we were pronounced husband and wife!

The Penn State fight song with the Nittany Lion walking us in.

I walked down to a portion of the Romanian national anthem. I was born in Romania so it was very special.

“Highway to Hell.” Oh that's what should have been playing, it was really “Pachelbel Cannon.”

I walked down to “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera...just the instrumental.

“Cannon in D”

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Are we REALLY out of toothpaste?

Yesterday the Fiance and I ran errands and had a lazy day. It was pretty awesome. While we were wandering through Target he said, "we're totally out of toothpaste." We grabbed out usual Crest 3D White and carried on. When we got back home, I brought the new toothpaste to the bathroom where I found the old tube in the trash. I don't know if you can tell from the top photo or not, but it doesn't really LOOK empty . . . and it wasn't!

I decided to cut open the toothpaste tube to see just how wasteful we really are. Thus, the bottom photo.

I was able to squeeze THAT MUCH toothpaste out of the bottom of the tube after cutting it open! EYE OPENING to say the least. This is totally going to make me think twice the next time I think we're ALL OUT!  That's a lot of product!
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I Got Schooled in Pool

Yeah, I got schooled in pool this a 4th Grader!

Meet Isaac, this month's little in the Big Brother/Big Sister program.  Isaac goes to Kistler Elementary in Wilkes-Barre and is a whiz in science and math.  And he's a darn good pool player too!

We spent Saturday at Rich's Golf & Fun Center in Wyoming playing mini-golf, pool, hoops, & of course video games.

Isaac is one the many awesome kids in the Big Brother/Big Sister program waiting on a match.  If you can give up a few extra hours every month, you can really make a difference in a young kid's life.

Why not volunteer today to be a Big Brother or Big Sister?

CLICK HERE for more info.

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Locations : Wyoming


April 19, 2013 ~ video of my showcase

Just wanted to say THANKS everybody who made it out to my songwriter's showcase at the Woodlands the other night! What a fantastic crowd!!! My friend Sara (such a sweetheart) got a few minutes of footage from my set - thought I'd share....

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Boston Strong

I've been glued to the news, UStream feeds, and Twitter all morning since I woke up ... crazily seeking more information throughout the man hunt for Suspect 2 in the Boston Bombings. A few of you have asked where the National Anthem audio we played yesterday on the show came from. During all of this chaos, it seems most appropriate to continue to sharing this beautiful display of pride from the Bruins game the other night.
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Get On Your Bike and Ride

Here's the deal on the bike ride were were talking about this morning with the guys from Cedar Bike & Paddle of Scranton.

This will be my first time in this ride.  And I hear it's one of the best in the area.

Choose a ride that fits your ability.

I'll see you out on the road!


TOUR DE SCRANTON / Sunday April 28

The Ride benefits The Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund.

Erin’s Fund was established in 2002 for the purpose of helping young people find and obtain treatment for their drug and alcohol addictions. Erin Jessica Moreken was a resident of our area, graduate of Scranton High School, and student at Temple University, when she met a premature death at the age of twenty eight due to a drug overdose. The Tour de Scranton is being held in her memory.

You can choose 1 of 5 rides, ranging from a 4 mile closed course ride to a very challenging 65 mile trek.

Registration starts at 9:00 AM at Scranton High School or at

Start Time for all bike routes is 10AM.

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