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Early morning and sometimes late night coffee drinking, poetry writing, self help/inspirational book reading, traveling, soul music listening, soul food cooking, shoe loving, occasional gaming(you take your pick), picture taking (both) knowledge soaking- mother of 2, long-term partner of one, niece, cousin and friend to many-sister like friend to only a few- outstanding at problem solving and organizing, smile making while being compassionate and always loyal to who? YOU…

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Want Good Mexican Food? Try Lauriol Plaza – Georgetown section of DC

If you want some good Mexican food and don’t mind waiting for a table then Lauriol Plaza is the place. It is one of the trendiest places in Georgetown. Honey and I had dinner there on a Friday night and the crowd was out the door. I thought it was crowded because this was the first gorgeous evening of 2011, this may have been but the food was with a capital “D” Delicious….. Even the chips and salsa was to die for. The place was packed – yes I’m talking elbow to elbow packed. We was told there would be an hour wait but actually after 2 sangrias and 2 orders of chips & salsa our table was ready within 25 minutes.

I wanted to try everything on the menu but that wouldn’t be ladylike, so I went with the recommendation from the staff at the Palomar…and I had the combination plate with an enchilada, a taco, tamale with Mexican rice and a fajita on the side. The portion was too much for me to finish – but I did what I could. Honey had cuban steak with white rice & black beans.

We were seated outside – which was great and not a noisy as I would have anticipated….. It was a lovely night; I was with a lovely man – enjoying good conversation and great food!

I will make this one of my DC favorites…

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

So what’s the Big Deal about DC Cupcakes?

I didn’t know the answer to this question on my recent trip to DC. What I did know that I witnessed one of the longest lines I have ever seen. It wrapped around the corner and half way down the block. At first I thought the line was a line to a club, after all it was after 10pm. On the line there were young kids, college kids, Grandma’s & Grandpa’s, babies being held and others in strollers – I deemed this was no club line…. I looked up at the sign “DC Cupcakes” sign then grabbed my iPhone to google it. At a quick glimpse the only thing that came up was the location and a few rave reviews.

So the next day as were heading out I wanted to stop at a boutique for some shoes and if the line wasn’t crazy we would stop for some cupcakes. I was batting a double zero. The boutique didn’t have my size “no I don’t want to try on a 6.5 - I wear a 7”, was my reply. The next stop was to hustle through the traffic to get some cupcakes…. We didn’t even stop because the line was protruding around the front of the store.

So what is the big deal about DC Cupcakes?

The two sisters, Katherine & Sophie traded in the world of fashion to follow their true passion of baking. In 2008 the first cupcakery in DC “Georgetown Cupcake” was opened. It doesn’t stop there; they have a reality TV show on TLC “DC Cupcakes” in the second season…..So that’s the big deal about DC Cupcakes!

DC Cupcakes

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Have you ever noticed all the different types of food you can buy from a truck in NYC.  Some people refuse to eat from a truck, but they will buy from the fruit stand - whatever....... on a stroll this is what I found
Quick, cheap & easy - did I mention GOOD

This one is new - it's a waffle truck

I was so undecided - I ended up not getting anything
in NYC you know you must order quick quick

Honestly, this may be my most favorite truck.....The Love Truck

I usually order a whole lotta love (medium) w/cream and cinnamin
oh & they steam the milk & cream - Yummy!
I should mention my stroll was very short, so I missed the smoothie truck and the truck that make eggs & bacon any way you like it.....

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Did you know……?

Daylight savings time will begin on Saturday March 13th at 2:00 am. You probably know this already – but what you may know is not every US state participates in DST, Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not observe DST – They follow “standard time”.

Also before 2005 Indiana didn’t observe DST – since the state is divided between two time zones – some of the state’s counties observed DST while others did not – That had to be confusing! But, it's actually a choice the state can make.

However congress did pass a bill that if a state chooses to observe DST – then the state must follow the beginning and ending set dates – which is the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November. This too was changed by congress in 2005 to conserve energy – prior to 2005, DST began on the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.

Simply Brain Food