Date archive for March, 2013
Holi DC 2013
By David Gaines On Saturday, March 30th, 2013
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There’s No Celebration Quite Like Holi

I thought I knew what to expect at our first Holi celebration. Let’s just say it was a bit more intense than I thought. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: More...

The 13 Vitamins
By David Gaines On Saturday, March 30th, 2013
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The 13 Vitamins From A to K

I confess. As I was getting a better understanding of my blood test results, I was eating fried chicken and steamed white rice from my favorite Chinese take-out joint. Guilty.  More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, March 30th, 2013
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Understanding What Exactly Is In My Blood and What It’s Telling Me

Deep down inside I still feel as indestructible as I did a decade or two ago. But as I approach 40, I’m slowly starting to accept that something could go wrong; hence, I’ve been going to the More...

RunKeeper - 23March2013
By David Gaines On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
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Breaking In The New Nikes With a 6.29 Mile Walk Across DC

Though walking in Tims isn’t the ideal scenario, I think it was more painful for the lady than for me. So painful [or is it pitiful?] that she bought me a pair of Nikes. What would I do without her, More...

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Washington DC 2013 Hurley Dancers
By David Gaines On Sunday, March 17th, 2013
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The 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington DC

The ladies and I did our annual trip to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: More...

Najwa at the Old Post Office Pavilion
By David Gaines On Saturday, March 16th, 2013
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Just a Day Out With Najwa

Najwa and I hung out today. We had no itinerary. Just wherever the wind blew while mommy was getting her hair done.  More...

Nduku
By David Gaines On Friday, March 15th, 2013
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Nduku Primpin’ Before Heading Out

Nduku was in the middle of getting ready to go out to celebrate Gessie’s birthday.  More...

Chevelle Caesar
By David Gaines On Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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Visit From My Very, Very, Very, Very, Very Good Friend Chevelle

My very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very good friend Chevelle Caesar was in town, first time I saw her since the first Obama inauguration. We met up in Pentagon City just after lunch. Some of More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, March 9th, 2013
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If It’s Not a Kindle Fire, It Must Be a Camera

We made to stop to get a bite to eat while out in the middle of nowhere — aka Manassas — and Najwa demanded we hand her the GPS before we went inside. At first she thought it was the Kindle Fire; it More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, March 9th, 2013
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How Oscar-Worthy Was Nairobi Half Life?

When you have a child, movie night becomes a memory. When you do get a babysitter for the evening, the movie better be a good one. A really good one. One that’s nominated-for-an-Oscar good. Nduku More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
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No Snow In Sight After 6.79 Mile Saunter through Downtown Washington, DC

We were expecting 3-8 inches of snow. At times the forecast said up to a foot. Before the clouds even appeared on the radar the federal and local governments shut down, schools shut down, snow plows and salt trucks More...

By David Gaines On Monday, March 4th, 2013
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The Scenic Route Home

I started using RunKeeper, more so because I’m fascinated by the technology than an attempt to get in better shape, though I don’t mind the added benefits. Usually I’ll take the train to Stadium-Armory More...

By David Gaines On Monday, March 4th, 2013
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Najwa’s Trip to the YMCA for “Kids in the Kitchen”

I was a little skeptical about taking Najwa to Kids in the Kitchen, not sure if there would be anything for a two-and-a-half-year-old to do. It’s primarily an event to teach kids about health, physical fitness, More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
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RIP Arthur Goins

I have absolutely no idea how to start this. I just found out tonight that my best friend from my days in Bremerhaven, Germany, has moved on to a better place. And I’m speechless, still in shock and More...