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January 2015

Monster Jam is coming to NJ & NY! Win tickets here!

MJ_2014_SM_LogoI know that you love Monster Jam.  And I know you know I love Monster Jam, too!  But do you know that I know that you know how MUCH we both love Monster Jam?  Well, I know, ya know?  Over the past few years, I've had the opportunity to interview a few drivers and get up close and personal with the HUGE Monster Jam trucks on several occasions.  

Zombie are EVERYWHERE! - Interview with Zombie driver Sean Duhon

Does the inside of a monster truck smell funny? - Interview with Shockwave driver Bill Braukman

And of course there have been numerous giveaways including my first ever giveaway here on Whatever Works! 


I'll cut right to the chase.

I've got tickets for this season's shows right here for ya!


But first, some info:

Monster Jam will be performing at both the IZOD Center and Nassau Coliseum.  Show times are as follows:

IZOD Center: 

  • Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Pit Party from 5:30 – 6:30 PM)
  • Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 PM (Pit Party from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM) and another performance at 7:30 PM

Nassau Coliseum:     

  • Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Pit Party from 5:30 – 6:30 PM)   
  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM (Pit Party from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM) and another performance at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM 

The events will feature some of the most popular Monster Jam trucks in the circuit, including Grave Digger®, El Toro Loco® and Mohawk Warrior℠, along with the newly created Dragon and Be Aware.

 Standing at 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

 To win a family 4-pack of tickets to see your choice of Friday night show, I've got a trivia question for you to answer:

Which of the following will NOT get a driver points during a Monster Jam Freestyle run? 

  1. Hitting Obstacles
  2. Wheelies
  3. Donuts
  4. Rollovers

Answer correctly in the comments section below (including your email address) and you will be entered to win a family 4-pack of tickets to your choice of Friday night show at either the IZOD Center or Nassau Coliseum! 

But don't worry if you don't win!  Tickets are affordably priced for the whole family with $10 seats for kids. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the IZOD Center Box Office, Nassau Coliseum Box Office, by visiting www.Ticketmaster.com or calling 1-800-745-3000.

Hope to see you there!

Visit Monster Jam at their website MonsterJam.com, their Facebook page or on Twitter!


**Correction- Giveaway ends 1/20/15 at 12:00PM EST. (Post originally stated giveaway would end on 1/27... typographical error.  Sorry!) ** Winner will be emailed at the address given and will have 24 hours to respond.  If there is no response, a replacement winner will be chosen.  Tickets are for show only, not Pit Party.  Tickets will be available at Will Call on the day of the show.  Prize is not guaranteed and will be given by a third party.  Winner will need to have identification to retrieve tickets from Will Call.

***Second correction made on 1/21/15 to clarify that the winner has the choice of either FRIDAY night show (IZOD or Nassau Coliseum) only.***


All photos in this post are courtesy of Feld Motor Sports.

My experience with endometrial ablation | Part 5: About 9 months later

I apologize for taking so long to write more about my ablation experience, but to be quite honest it's because I haven't had anything to write about, really.  To quote all the Lego people from the Lego movie, "Everything is awesome!"

OK, there were a few very minor things that came up over the past months since having my ablation, but really nothing I was worried about.  For one, I do have periods sometimes.  Not at ALL like the ones I was experiencing before the procedure, but there are some months when I have minor spotting or even just a slight thin clear discharge.  Glad I didn't throw out all those sanitary liners.  

Other months, I get very minor indicators that my cycle is ending: very slight cramps, one or two small pimples on my face, and irritability (although my family may call it something else). These symptoms were the same as I had before the procedure.  The only difference now is that they aren't accompanied by the massive bleeding I was experiencing. 

I have experienced a couple yeast infections.  I know... gross.  I even gagged a bit when I typed it.  But to be fair, I don't know if they had anything to do at all with the ablation.  In fact, I have my yearly appointment with my OBGYN next month and plan to ask him about it.  I will let you know what he says.

All in all, I am VERY pleased with having had the ablation procedure.  Similar to childbirth, I honestly do not remember any pain or discomfort I was having before or during the procedure.  It's more like thinking about a movie I watched a long time ago.  During the first few days following the proceudre, I was worried that I would have regrets.  But I don't.  I feel good.

Oh, and I decided not to share my story on the Nova-Sure website.  I had a wonderful experience with their product and will continue to give my honest review of it here on my blog.  I just didn't want anyone to think I was being paid or being swayed by them in any way to post my experience.  I feel it's more nature here in my own space.  

Please as always feel free to contact me at cynthialeemom@yahoo.com if you have any questions about ablation or if you just want to chat about it.  I would love to help you.  Thanks for following along!

Here are links to the rest of the series:

Part 1- Before the Procedure

Part 2- One day after the procedure

Part 3- One week after the procedure

Part 4- Two weeks after the procedure