Date archive for September, 2012
By David Gaines On Sunday, September 30th, 2012
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Turkish Festival

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By David Gaines On Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
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Najwa And One Long Strand of Spaghetti [0:43]

For her 2nd birthday, Najwa got a lot of gifts. Clothes, toys, puzzles, more clothes and we thank everyone for their kindness. But an extra thanks goes out to Eric and Vickie for including a gift card to More...

Najwa and TD Bank
By David Gaines On Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
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Najwa at FiestaDC Parade

When we first got downtown for Fiesta DC, Najwa had other plans. Tents, music, lots of color and even more people along Pennsylvania Ave, Najwa takes off in the opposite direction. It’s as if she More...

Najwa Getting Facepaint
By David Gaines On Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
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Catching Up With Marita at the Barracks Row Fall Festival

It’s been a minute but the ladies and I finally caught up with Marita at the Barracks Row Fall Festival. Usually it’s a baby shower that brings us together, but this time we actually had a moment More...

Najwa and Robert Knox
By David Gaines On Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
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Najwa Meets Robert Knox As We Rendezvous After 8 Years

Years ago, back in Atlanta, while an assistant manager at RadioShack, we hired a new kid. Country kid from Paulding County which to me was the boonies to the boonies of Atlanta. I eventually moved to another location More...

Sugar
By David Gaines On Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
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Sugar and Its Many, Many, Many Aliases Hiding In Your Foods

Just as soon as I posted something about cereal bars, the lady sends me a Huffington Post article about how deceiving cereal bars really are. Apparently you can read the labels however you want, but at More...

Special K Strawberry Breakfast Bars
By David Gaines On Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
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Making A Big Fuss About Breakfast Bars

I have a confession to make. I really have never nor cared to pay attention to what I eat. I don’t dab the grease off my pizza, I don’t count calories and I have no issues with cheese on my More...

By David Gaines On Monday, September 17th, 2012
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Celebrating Najwa’s 2nd Birthday in Charlotte

It seems like yesterday that my homeboy Eric and his fiancee Vickie had their daughter Erykah. And then Najwa was introduced to the world. Then my cousin Shanna had her daughter Sydnee. This weekend the ladies and More...

By David Gaines On Friday, September 14th, 2012
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World’s Greatest Conqueror: Temur the Lame aka Tamerlane

I didn’t know. I’ve heard of Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. Ghengis Khan. The Ottomans and the Huns. World conquerors. Empires. Lords of the World. But one person slipped through the More...

Folic Acid
By David Gaines On Thursday, September 13th, 2012
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Time To Add More Folic Acid Into My Diet

All I know about folic acid is that when Nduku was pregnant, the doctors kept pushing it like the latest designer drug in the underground world. Other than that, I have no idea what it is and really didn’t More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

When I get really lazy and don’t feel like making something elaborate, which is more often than not, I settle for this easy meatloaf recipe. There are hundreds of different ways to make meatloaf. I like this More...

2-3 Griffining
By David Gaines On Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
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2-3 Griffining

After Robert Griffin III threw his first touchdown pass, an 88-yarder to Pierre Garcon in the 40-32 beat down of the New Orleans Saints, RGIII was knocked down from a pretty vicious hit. He sat up, saw the results More...

By David Gaines On Monday, September 10th, 2012
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“We Dem Redskins” by Black Boo of Mambo Sauce

NFL season is upon us, and that means new Redskins songs from Black Boo of Mambo Sauce! Hail to the Redskins!  More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, September 9th, 2012
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All Decked Out in Redskins Gear For The Adams Morgan Day Festival

What was Adams Morgan Main Street thinking!? How do you throw a street festival on the same day as the debut of Redskins QB Robert Griffin III? And with my dad in town, how do I balance entertaining his last day More...

Najwa and Her Grandpa
By David Gaines On Saturday, September 8th, 2012
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Najwa and Her Grandpa

It generally takes some time for Najwa to warm up anyone to let that person hold her. Even her grandpa who was in town for the week visiting just before her second birthday. But, finally, she lightened up for us More...