Date archive for February, 2012
By David Gaines On Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

This Song Makes Me Feel Like Dancing

My homeboy Eric and I were talking about the stuff our daughters watch on TV. From Team Umizoomi to the Wonder Pets, it’s amazing how we [grown @ss men] can talk about these shows as if we were talking More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Who Needs CraigsList!? Just Go Mobile

While sitting at red lights, who can’t help but notice the mobile ad for a 2-bedroom, 1-bath abode for rent for $999 a month?  More...

By David Gaines On Monday, February 20th, 2012

Najwa Already Shopping Like a Pro [1:45]

Not even a month after entering the world, Najwa went on her first shopping trip ever. And following in the footsteps of her mother, her first shopping trip was to DSW. So, here we are a year and a half More...

Washington Humane Society
By David Gaines On Sunday, February 19th, 2012

If You’re Looking for a Pet Dog in DC…

When my dad got orders back in the late 80s that we were headed to Germany [typical military family life], my parents weren’t sure what to do with our pets. We had two dogs, Spike and Husky, both More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Najwa on a Buggy Ride in Whole Foods [2:30]

Anyone with a child — especially a 17 month old who’s practicing for the terrible 2s — knows going shopping is like stepping into the unknown. One moment your little angel is flashing that adorable More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

You Say Tomāto, I Say Tomăto

When my fellow co-worker Sunil came in this morning, I reflexively greeted him with, “how’s it going?” This is something I ask without thinking, something that comes out of my mouth More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

African Proverbs of Love and Marriage

Collection of African proverbs about love and marriage, dedicated to my ladies, Nduku and Najwa… Love doesn’t rely on physical features. — Lesotho Proverb Where there is love there is no darkness. — More...

Airlift to America
By David Gaines On Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Who Would Be President Without the Airlift?

Every now and again someone will recommend a book for me to read. I always found recommendations a hit or miss considering not everyone has the same interests or tastes in books. Me personally, I lean heavily More...

By David Gaines On Friday, February 10th, 2012

Happy Birthday Nadia!

Nduku and I went to One Lounge the other day in Dupont Circle to celebrate the birthday of her friend Nadia.  More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Gianni’s Birthday Celebration at POV

Recently, the only birthday parties I’ve been attending have been for the children of friends. Mars’ son Optimus, Gessie and Carl’s daughter Aiyana, Irene’s daughter Nadra, and one of Nduku’s More...

Najwa Gaines
By David Gaines On Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Najwa and Her TV Programs

Another one of those small Najwa moments in time captured on video. When Najwa starts watching the TV, there’s really not much you can do to get her attention, other than turn it off. Of course she’s More...