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Just a minor footnote that I'd like to acknowledge: Mondesi's House officially turns two years old today. I'll take any excuse I can to use my stock "birthday cake nearly on fire" photo. Cecil from Cecil will be cutting the cake and scooping ice cream for each of you.

I'm not going to get all sappy at this milestone, and I pretty much spilled my guts on the re-focusing of this site last week. So what should I say? Honestly, I want to just make a brief mention, because I'm quite fascinated with the discussion the past few days and didn't want to take any attention away from that.
In the lifespan of a blog, I'm pretty proud to have made it two years. It hasn't been easy, and there's times when I wonder why I still try to do it, given my schedule. But "at the end of the day", it's still a lot of fun, especially when I focus on the things that I (and you) enjoy. Since the little "re-launch" last week, the posts have been fewer but they've been longer and they've been original. I think that's the formula that works best for everyone.
The good news is that the idea generator in my head has plenty of new material lined up, and combined with your commentary, emails, and tips, that should make for a lot of fun reading. Which reminds me, if any of you are attending the Pirate-Yankee games tonight or tomorrow, feel free to email with any first-person accounts or photos. We have Ramon Mondesi on the job for Thursday, so if nothing else, we have at least one on-the-scene recap on the way.
Thanks to all of you who read the site, to those of you who've recommended it to friends, to those of you who've contributed, and to those of you who comment. It's been quite a ride, and as I always say, the best is yet to come.


flubby said...

Congrats and thanks for all the material I've been able to "borrow".

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday. I always check this site out for a good laugh while I am at work and for the latest pittsburgh news! Thanks for the entertainment!

Mosh Pitt said...


Anonymous said...

Congrats, Mondesi.

This morning we're serving cake from Kribel's Bakery on Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills.

See yinz dahn The Brass Rail tonight for "The Mondesi's House Two Year Anniversary Gala."

Invited guests include:

Raul Mondesi
Ronnie Florian
Mark Madden
Bob Smizik (who has a good Bucco article today)
Jeff Reed
The Pittsburgh XPlosion Dance Team