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"Washington is the most feminine of all cities. It has grace and loveliness and many wanton wiles, and above all that elusive quality and attribute that for want of a better name we call charm." ~ Edward G. Lowry

Angelina Jolie Hits Washington D.C. With Maddox and Pax

Posted By LolaDub on Apr 8, 2008 at 8:00AM

Pregnant Angelina Jolie caused fan frenzy in Washington D.C. Monday morning as she took her boys, Maddox and Pax, to the Air and Space Museum, the Washington Post reports.

"Throngs of photo-snapping tourists" watched as 6-year-old Maddox (in a navy blue hoodie) and 4-year-old Pax (in an olive green jacket) "asked a lot of questions as they toured Space Hall, Skylab and the WWI and WWII exhibits," according to the Post.
The trio were in town for mom, who hit Monday night's Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards gala.

Jolie is due at the Council on Foreign Relations today.


source: usmagazine.com

Secret lovers yeah...............

Posted By cinadanni24 on Mar 11, 2008 at 5:35PM

Hey I just found a new love........Fried Wontons w/cream cheese. This is why I can't loose any freakin weight. But anyway I brought some on my way to work today, as I am driving down Suitland Parkway I noticed my car was almost on the sidewalk those Wontons took me to another place...Im so fat. *130* but so fat. Ok they're at Jenny Carry out on Silver Hill Road. Go try some!

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Wine Event in Baltimore

Posted By cspsyd16 on Feb 10, 2008 at 9:34AM

For a great cause, to boot! A gala wine tasting event with gourmet food, live music and silent auction to support St. Vincent de Paul.
Saturday, February 16 - bring your love to For the Love of Wine!

Tagged with: wine, charity, food

District Sample Sale: Tickets

Posted By PennyCheesecake on Feb 6, 2008 at 3:56PM

Tickets go on sale tomorrow - and sell out quickly! Visit the site for more info.

Miley Cyrus Takes Nation's Capital By Storm

Posted By LolaDub on Jan 9, 2008 at 4:51AM

The reaction from fans to Miley Cyrus was so earsplitting at her Monday night Best of Both Worlds concert at the Verizon Center in the nation's capital, that The Washington Post compared the noise level to the sound of a power saw up close: 111 decibels.

"You guys are loud," the Disney Channel star told the crowd, but "you're not loud enough for a Miley Cyrus concert."

The newspaper also said that not since 'N Sync at R.F.K. Stadium in 2001 has a crowd sounded so, well, expressive. And for Cyrus, they only got noisier.

"You guys are even louder than I thought you could be!" Cyrus finally conceded.

But it wasn't just young fans who couldn't get enough of the Hannah Montana favorite. The Post's Reliable Source column reports that reaction to Cyrus when she showed up at D.C. restaurant Morton's after her concert was even stronger than those that greeted Tom Cruise, Queen Elizabeth or Angelina Jolie when they came to town.

"I've never seen anything like it in D.C.," an experienced partygoer told the paper.

Dining with Cyrus were two girls her age, the paper also reported, and their menu consisted of shrimp, steak and chocolate cake.

Hospital Visits
Yet the best reactions of all were those that greeted Cyrus earlier in the day at Georgetown University Medical Center and Children's Hospital, during visits arranged by the non-profit organization Tracy's Kids.

About 100 parents and their children met with Cyrus, who provided autographs and posed for pictures – and pretty much overwhelmed the grateful patients.

When Cyrus asked if any of them had questions, she was met with silence, says the paper. That is, until someone very young asked, "How old are you?"

"I'm 15," she replied.

source: people.com

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National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC - Love it or Hate it?

Posted By PennyCheesecake on Dec 9, 2007 at 10:49AM

In all the years I have lived in DC, I never have been wowed by the National Christmas Tree. It is always a little lumpy and misshapen, and the ornaments are silly-looking. But that could be just my jaded opinion. What do you think?

Happy in their personal lives, Americans worry about country

Posted By LolaDub on Nov 21, 2007 at 5:03AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Julie Murray says life is good. Yet gasoline prices are crimping her grocery budget, she can't afford a larger house, and she says President Bush is not focused enough on people's problems at home.

"My husband and I are happy," said Murray, 46, a homemaker from Montpelier, Miss. "We just wish we could buy more into the American dream."

Like Murray, most in the U.S. say they are personally happy and feel in control of their lives and finances, according to an extensive Associated Press-Yahoo! News survey on the mood of voters. Beneath the surface, though, personal and political discontent is bubbling.

There is a widespread unease—shared by 77 percent—that the country has meandered off in the wrong direction. Nearly all Democrats and more than six in 10 Republicans think the country has taken the wrong course. And although almost half express interest and hope in the upcoming elections, a third voice frustration—particularly Republicans.

The AP-Yahoo! News survey will track voters' perspectives during the run-up to next year's election, interviewing more than 2,000 people repeatedly about their lives and views about the country, candidates and issues. The polling, conducted by Knowledge Networks, will let the AP and Yahoo! track how and why opinions form and change during the campaign.

People are paying attention to the 2008 presidential campaign. Solid majorities think their vote matters and say this wide-open presidential contest is more important than usual.

Stirred in are warning signs for Republican candidates: Democrats seething after nearly seven years under President Bush are happier and more psyched up about this election than Republicans.

More Democrats than Republicans say they are hopeful about the voting, 54 percent to 39 percent, and more of them are interested in it. Republicans are more likely to say the election leaves them frustrated and bored.

"There's no one out there to vote for," Rocky Belcher, 43, a Republican and college professor from Vandalia, Ohio, said about the GOP field. "That means a lot of Republicans may not get out there to vote."

Happy and unhappy people alike say they are likelier to vote for the Democratic nominee, with the unhappy—who are likelier to be lower-income and less educated—giving Democrats a bigger, 2-to-1 margin. When it comes to the candidates battling for those nominations, the two front-runners—Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., and former GOP New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani—are faring about equally among the happy and unhappy.

More Democrats than Republicans say the 2008 contest is unusually important, and they are likelier to describe themselves as excited, interested and hopeful. By wider margins than Democrats, Republicans say the election makes them feel frustrated and bored.

Democrats and Republicans differ when defining the key issues. Democrats list the economy and health care followed by Iraq, while Republicans name three equally—terrorism, the economy and Iraq.

Joseph Lyon, a 22-year-old Republican from Houston, is most troubled by a fear the U.S. will leave Iraq too soon and by immigrants who stream into the U.S. but do not learn English.

"That's ridiculous," said Lyon, who begins serving with the Marines early next year. "They come here to live and expect us to assimilate to them. It's our country."

In Oshkosh, Wis., Jenny Walsh is most concerned about the failure to end the war and what she sees as a growing gap between rich and poor.

"We need change, just something that's completely different," said Walsh, 28, a Democrat and convenience store manager. "It's just slowly going downhill."

With the limp housing and credit markets dominating recent headlines, financial problems are at the heart of many people's worries. Though three-quarters say they control their financial situation, most say they are having trouble getting ahead, including a third who say that has become very difficult.

"Something's gotten out of synch between what we make and what things cost," said Sandra Dempsey, 47, a child-care provider in Jonesboro, Ga. "Slowly but surely the middle class is becoming the lower class."

In a measure of the two parties' traditional strengths with income classes, people saying they are enjoying good financial times said they are slightly likelier to support next year's Republican presidential candidate over the Democrat. Those saying times are tough are less likely to vote, but back the Democrat by nearly a 2-to-1 margin, though they don't necessarily blame Republicans for their problems.

"We have illegal immigrants coming in, they work for cheaper and that keeps black folks out of jobs," said Charlie Burnette, 56, a mechanic from Durham, N.C.

When it comes to the stressed out, they are as likely to vote Democratic or Republican as are those without such tension in their lives. The same is true for people who generally trust others and those who do not.

While two-thirds said they approve of gambling, overwhelming majorities disapproved of heavy drinking, smoking marijuana, and using cable TV or a neighbor's Internet connection or sharing music or video files without paying. There are scant party differences in most, though Democrats were twice as likely as Republicans to approve of marijuana smoking, and young people are far likelier than their elders to assent to each one.

The online survey of 2,230 adults was conducted Nov. 2-12 and had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.1 percentage points. The survey included 1,049 Democrats, for whom the margin of sampling error was plus or minus 3 percentage points, and 827 Republicans, for whom the margin of sampling error was plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

This Internet survey uses Knowledge Networks' online panel, which is nationally representative because people are first contacted using traditional telephone polling methods, and then followed with online interviews. People selected for the study who do not already have Internet access are provided with it for free.

—Associated Press news survey specialist Dennis Junius contributed to this report.

source: yahoo.com

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Cheney: Being Darth Vader not so bad

Posted By LolaDub on Nov 1, 2007 at 8:48AM

WASHINGTON - The joke's on Vice President Dick Cheney. Apparently, around the White House, they're OK with that. As he launched into a health-care speech Wednesday, President Bush warmed up his audience with a nod to Halloween, at Cheney's expense.

"This morning I was with the vice president," Bush told a gathering of grocery manufacturers. "I was asking him what costume he was planning. He said, 'Well, I'm already wearing it.' Then he mumbled something about the dark side of the force."

Ah yes, that old Darth Vader line. Used to be that only Cheney's critics called him that, not his boss. Or his wife. Or Cheney himself.

"Most of you knew me long before anyone called me Darth Vader," Cheney said in a speech at The Washington Institute last week. "I've been asked if that nickname bothers me, and the answer is, no. After all, Darth Vader is one of the nicer things I've been called recently."

Darth Vader is the heavy-breathing villain of the Star Wars movies — a reference to Cheney's terse manner and sometimes gloomy view of world affairs.

Cheney's wife, Lynne, went even further in her appearance on "The Daily Show" earlier in October. She showed up with a Darth Vader doll.

"It's a special present for you," she told the show's host, Jon Stewart, who has been known to skewer the vice president. "It's an old family heirloom."

That's three times this month that the White House has embraced the label.

So what is this? Some Jedi mind trick?

Cheney's spokeswoman, Lea Anne McBride, said the vice president has always had a good sense of humor. He's made his share of self-deprecating references to his Darth Vader reputation over the years. It just so happens that they seem to be piling up during this season of ghoulish costumes.

It is also hunting season, another time when Cheney takes a ribbing. He made headlines this week just for going hunting at a secluded Hudson Valley gun club in New York. The outing inevitably evoked memories of 2006, when Cheney accidentally shot his friend while quail hunting.

Asked why Cheney seems fine with the Darth Vader tag, McBride said: "If it brings some levity to politics, he's fine being the target."


At the vice president's home at the Naval Observatory, his staff put both of the Cheneys' dogs in Halloween costumes on Wednesday, just for fun and family photos. The yellow lab got to be Superman. The black lab? Darth Vader.


source: yahoo!news

project beltway

Posted By PennyCheesecake on Oct 21, 2007 at 11:06AM

I have a not-so-secret desire to be approached by blogger Rachel Cothran while casually strolling the neighborhoods of the district, looking chic and fab, but alas, it has yet to happen. But check out the blog and check out fellow stylish Washingtonians at local events or caught on the street by Rachel and her camera.

do you chew with your mouth open or closed?

Posted By LolaDub on Oct 3, 2007 at 8:36AM

its a lame question..but do you?
my mom do, and my sister do it..i think its rude epecially if ur at the dinner table..but what about you?..do you chew open or closed.