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  Our Christmas meal has several traditions passed down from both my wife's family and mine, in particular the standing rib roast, Yorkshire pudding, and the children drinking from their silver cups given to each at their birth.  One tradition we started ourselves was ending the great feast with...
12/23/2009
Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?  Well, according to a survey completed earlier this month by the National Retail Federation, you're not alone.  According to the survey, as of the second week of December, less than half of people had finished their shopping, nearly 20% hadn't even s...
12/23/2009
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I've heard of Black Friday and Super Bowl Sunday, but did you know there is now something called "Super Saturday"?  Apparently the last Saturday before Christmas is called "Super Saturday," because it's when all the last minute shoppers flock to the malls and rack up huge sales. With the Blizzard...
12/22/2009
Last week, I posted a blog indicating that the Fairfax Board of Supervisors was likely to pass the creation of a special tax district to fund three future Metro stops as part of the Metro extension to Dulles Airport. Today the Board of Supervisors made it official.  They unanimously approved a me...
12/21/2009
Looks like I'm not going anywhere today.  After dumping nearly two feet of snow on the area, the sun has come out again.  It's beautiful but has locked everyone in their homes for the foreseeable future. Here is a look of my driveway from my car's viewpoint.  Unless I get really motivated and dec...
12/20/2009
I guess even Freddie Mac can be bitten by the Christmas Spirit.  According to a press release from the company, they announced on Thursday that they are instructing their attorneys "to suspend all evictions involving foreclosed occupied single family and 2-4 unit properties that had Freddie Mac-o...
12/19/2009
After spending nearly twenty-five years here in the Nation's Capital, I have come to the conclusion that there is only one thing that can unite this otherwise very contentious city, and that's the Washington Redskins.  I personally have kept my allegiance to my home town Patriots, but native and...
12/18/2009
Does it strike anyone else a little odd that Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, is Time's Person of the Year?  It was my sense that this was a prestigious award reserved for the outstanding individuals who truly impact humanity (e.g., Mother Theresa) not necessarily the infamous...the...
12/17/2009
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is likely to accept a petition from Western Fairfax landowners who want to tax themselves in order to pay for three future Metro stops, including Reston, Herndon and one near Route 28.  According to the Herndon Connection, the Board of Supervisors is expect...
12/16/2009
Contained in the conference report of 2010 Appropriations bill, just passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, is $400 million for Northern Virginia infrastructure projects, according to LocalKick.com.  According to the news outlet, included in bill is money for the following local projects: D...
12/15/2009
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