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Watkins Regional Park - Good Family Fun. - 08/31/08 05:09 PM
If you are looking for a fun place to visit in Upper Marlboro, MD, then Watkins Regional Park may be just the place. The park is located near the beltway in Upper Marlboro, MD. Our kids had a ball! There was a carousel and a train. Costs to ride each were $1.25 for residents of Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties. There is also a minature golf course. The train rides through a small farm where there are cows, donkeys, ducks, and llamas. There is a trail that leads to this farm as well so that you can spend more time observing (6 comments)
Hurricane Gustav - unpredictable! - 08/31/08 01:23 PM
I have been watching the news today with horror as they describe the projected path and intensity of Hurricane Gustav. I hope and pray that all the people in its path will be safe and will only suffer minimal damage and inconvenience. As someone who grew up in Jamaica and who survived a direct hit from hurricane Gilbert in 1988 I know how frightening an experience one of these hurricanes can be. At that time, my family lived 3 months without electricity or a generator (yes, 3 months!!!). Jamaica was devastated. It takes a lot to rebuild and I know it (8 comments)
Baltimore Ravens 2008 Football Schedule - 08/29/08 05:32 PM
I can't believe the football season is getting ready to start. Living here in Maryland I have the pleasure of watching and cheering for two teams. I was a school psychologist in Baltimore city the year the Ravens won the superbowl. It was definitely an exciting time in the city. 9/7, 1pm Cincinnati 9/14, 4:15pm @Houston 9/21, 4:15pm Cleveland 9/29, 8:30pm @Pittsburgh 10/5, 1pm Tennessee 10/12, 1pm @Indianapolis 10/19, 1pm @Miami 10/26, 1pm Oakland 11/2, 1pm @Cleveland 11/16, 1pm @New York Giants 11/23, 1pm Philadelphia 11/30, 1pm @Cincinnati 12/7, 1pm Washington 12/14, 1pm Pittsburgh 12/20, 8:15pm @Dallas 12/28, 1pm Jacksonville (0 comments)
Redskins 2008 Football Schedule - 08/29/08 05:25 PM
Its football time again!!! I have officially moved into Redskins territory now that the stadium is only a few miles away. I am looking forward to an exciting and successful season. 9/4, 7pm @New York Giants 9/14, 1pm New Orleans 9/21, 1pm Arizona 9/28, 4:15pm @Dallas 10/12, 1pm St. Louis 10/19, 4:15pm Cleveland 10/26, 1pm @Detroit 11/3, 8:30pm Pittsburgh 11/16, 8:15pm Dallas 11/23, 4:15pm @Seattle 11/30, 1pm New York Giants 12/7, 1pm @Baltimore 12/14, 1pm @Cincinnati 12/21, 1pm Philadelphia 12/28, 4:15pm @San Francisco (6 comments)
Back to School Time - 08/23/08 07:47 PM
Its that time of year again. Parents love it, kids dread it. We are rapidly approaching the first day of school. In Prince George's County that day is Monday, August 25 and in Montgomery County its Tuesday, August 26. This is just a reminder to be extra careful on the streets in the mornings because there are going to be more kids around than you have been used to in the past months. Its rough to get back into the school mode. We have to get my daughter to the bus at 7:09am. All of a sudden those luxurious sleeping in (9 comments)
Usain Bolt - Wow!!! - 08/22/08 10:45 PM
Usain Bolt has to be one of the most electrifying athletes that we have seen from the Olympics in many years. His performances are both exciting and awe-inspiring. Triple gold and triple world-records are un-heard of. His talent as well as the talent of the other successful Jamaican athletes have brought the focus of the world onto the excellent track program that Jamaica has had for many years. I know many people have criticized Usain for show-boating. I think that shows his immaturity. I can only imagine what he will be like when he has matured into his talent. Today it (15 comments)
GOOOLD!!!!! - 08/17/08 11:56 AM
This has been an exciting time for all Jamaicans. As a nation, we take tremendous pride in our strong athletic program. Many of the best sprinters (including many on the US, Canada, & British teams) are products of this program. Despite this, the title of World's Fastest Man has eluded us - until yesterday. For the first time in the nation's history the 100m Olympic GOld Medal was won by a Jamaican - Usain Bolt. Not only was it is a victory but it was done in World Record time. Today the excitement continued when the Jamaican women swept the medals (18 comments)
NBC Olympic Coverage - Disappointing (a rant)! - 08/14/08 10:09 PM
I am once again disappointed by the NBC coverage of the Olympic games. Each time I hope that the coverage will get better. This year once again, they are choosing to show delayed broadcasts of track & field and other events. The men's 100 m finals will be run at 10:00 am East Coast time on Saturday, however, it will not be shown until Saturday night in prime-time. I am a big fan of track and field and it takes the fun out of the events if you already know the results. It will be difficult to avoid finding out the results all (15 comments)
Olympic Opening Ceremony - A stunner!! - 08/09/08 03:11 PM
I was blown away by the opening ceremony for Bejing's Olympic games. Wherever the bar had been set, these ceremonies cleary surpassed it. I was awed by the precision that it took to orchestrate so many participants. I hope that this is just a sign of the wonderful games that will follow. As always the parade of nations was my favorite part. However, I was impressed by the ending fireworks, the torch lighting, the inspirational story of the little boy walking with the China team. I'm curious, how other people felt about the show. (8 comments)
John Edwards Admitting an Affair - 08/09/08 07:06 AM
I am stunned at how disappointed I am with this whole John Edwards thing. I have been an ardent supporter of his since the 2004 election. I would have been really happy to see him on this year's ticket. A big part of my respect for him was the apparent core family values he possessed. I am very liberal and usually think that the politician's sex life is really none of my businiess. However, that does not help me feel any less let down at the fact that he was not who he portrayed himself to be, and that his family (16 comments)
Today is my 10th wedding anniversary. - 08/08/08 05:05 PM
I cannot believe that its been 10 years, today, since my husband and I got married. Sometimes it really feels like just the other day. We watched the wedding video a few weeks ago and that was what drove home how long its been. We looked like kids - I guess we kinda were. Its amazing to think of all of the things we have weathered together. We've been together for almost 17 years, since high school. We moved to the US together, went through college and graduate school, experienced triumphs and losses. I want my husband to know that I am (20 comments)
Olympics - Can't Wait - 08/05/08 10:20 PM
I have to admit I love the Olympics. I look forward to it every 4 years. I really love the spirit of the games and the sense of national pride that it engenders in us all. Its a chance for me to watch sports that I would not normally care about (swimming and equestrian to name a couple). I even get into watching the parade of athletes during the opening ceremony. By far my favorite, however, are the track events. I grew up in Jamaica and track is a big deal there. This year is especially exciting because Jamaica has got some really (24 comments)
Mail update - 08/04/08 12:21 PM
This is just a quick update for those who have been following my crazy move and subsequent issues over the past few weeks. We officially began to get mail delivery this month. I no longer have to drive to the post office to get the mail. Of course, no one told me this until after I drove to the post-office this morning. Anyway, they started delivery when we were on vacation. So it took 1 month from the time we moved in for them to start delivery to our address. I guess it could have been worse. (10 comments)
What "necessities" can't you live without? - 08/03/08 07:21 AM
I've been reading about all the new "necessities" that people are beginning to give up as the economy gets worse. These include: Cell phones Gourmet coffee Second car Lawn service Cable TV Gym membership Private school Manicures & Pedicures Botox Bottled Water I am guilty of using some of these and I couldn't do without: Second car - My husband and I would never survive trying to share a car. We work in different directions and at different times and neither one of us works convenient to a metro station. Cable TV - We are a TV watching family. Cell phones (32 comments)
Wonderful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in gated community in Prince Georges County. Low condo fee includes all utilities, building maintenance, swimming pool, and more. Located on the top floor. Large floor-plan has a balcony with extra storage. Convenient to metro, highway, Prince George's Community College, and shopping. This condo is offered at $179,900. (4 comments)
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