Alexandria, DC, News

No Trains Today

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An extremely unusual event took place on Wednesday, the Metro system for the Washington, DC metropolitan area was shut down. That is right, the system that has over 700,000 riders daily was shut down on a weekday. The announcement came at 4:30 pm the day before and many people were taken by surprise. The entire area got to experience a day without metro and for some it was enlightening and others it was troublesome.

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Alexandria, DC, Doris, Miranda, Trips, Trips

Proof When You Need It

If you have ever gone and YouTube you will have noticed some of the most common car videos are car crashes caught on a dash camera. A decent percentage of these videos are from Russia or Asian countries. The reason why there are so many from these countries is because of insurance scams. I am not sure exactly why or how the insurance system works in these countries but I am sure people that have the cameras feel more comfortable having this protection. Now the question is why has it taken so long to even gain traction in USA?

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Alexandria, DC, Family, Friends, ME, Personal

YUM YUM IN MY TUM TUM

Food is the only medium in art that utilizes 4 of the five senses, taste, touch, sight, and smell. The best chefs know and play with all of these senses to give the customer a really wonderful experience. The food and restaurants don’t have to be very expensive or well known to be wonderful and bring up wonderful memories. With that being said my best friend, Naeroby Nunez, is a true artist and a wonderful chef. Naeroby is currently a sous chef at 1789, a classic American restaurant in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC.

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Already 10 Years Later

There are many times where I think back to fond memories in high school where I think of close friends or things that happened. These memories are sometimes so vivid that I feel like they are fresh and just occurred the day before. It is hard to imagine how ever that these memories are 10 years old or even older. I was able to reminisce many of these memories and even several I completely forgot about a few weeks ago with old friends. It really is hard to imagine that over 10 years ago, I graduated from high school and even more hard to imagine that we have now had our 10 year high school reunion weekend. Yes, you read that correctly, Weekend!!! A three hour small gathering is not long enough to catch up with old friends and find out what everyone is up to these days. So our high school reunion committee made it into a small weekend event. A good choice if you ask me because picking a date when everyone is free and able to attend is difficult especially at our age when so many of our friends are getting married and money is still a major factor in plans.

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Alexandria, DC, Future, ME, Personal

Apartment or Tiny House?

So as I grow older, more questions are asked about what my future is going to be like. I am still unsure of many things in my life such as job, where I want to settle down, and how will I make money. Two things are certain, I want to travel and I want a family. There is still a lot in this world I want to experience and I don’t want to do it alone. In the mean time I am stressed about the future path because of my past still haunting me.

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Alexandria, DC, News

Still not ok to break the law

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Several days ago a gentleman was driving in a funeral possession for his great-grandmother. He was carrying several family members and was a pall-bearer. During the possession he ran a red light trying to keep up and was subsequently stopped by Alexandria Police. He was issued a ticket for running the red light even if he was in a possession. His argument was that he had the little orange hangar on his rear view mirror along with his hazards on. The funeral was not escorted by police and instead by the funeral homes escort vehicle. The family filed a complaint and the matter was investigated but instantly they did find that the man did break the law. According to police if a procession is led by anything other than a police vehicle in Virginia, the procession must follow all traffic laws.

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An Unexpected Long Weekend

And DC Metro area was struck with yet another snow storm. This one dumped a solid 6 inches on Monday meaning everything was closed and I had an extra day to relax and regroup from a very stressful week at work. Someone please tell the CIA to stop messing with their weather control machine… I am getting sick of these one day 60 degree weather and next is snowing…

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Honor Flight

Since I was in AJROTC, I have followed several different organizations for Veterans. The two I check on regularly are POW/MIA and Honor Flight. POW/MIA helps track down lost soldiers and to provide families with closure as well are remembrance. Honor Flight helps organize and bring World War II, Korean, and Vietnam veterans to DC to see the memorials dedicated to them. They help plan and organize transportation and medical needs while traveling. I am a big fan and supporter of both of these organizations and will at times go to events to volunteer my time.

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Alexandria, DC, History, News

Shutdown

Today the American government shut down putting many Americans without work or a paycheck. We have no idea how long this will last; 1 day or 100 days, it all will be bad or worse. The last time this happened was in 1996 for 21 days. It is obvious tea party republicans are responsible for the shut down for not passing any resolution with Obamacare. The funny thing is even though they shut down the government Obamacare still started up today and was not affected. Their posturing has made it harder for Americans to make a buck.

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Alexandria, DC, Personal

To Protect and Serve

Last week was police week and there were many cops from nation wide here in the DC area. It is nice that we celebrate and remember those those work hard to keep us safe. A lot of you know my past and the mistakes I have made but it will surprise you that I haw great respect for police officers. It actually bothers me when people say “Fuck the police” and music and movies make them out to be the bad guys. I know there have been stories about bad or rotten cops however no matter where you go in society there will always be bad people and they sometimes do get into law enforcement. There are plenty of great cops out there and they deserve our cooperation and respect.

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Alexandria, Awake, DC, Doris

Update

Well it’s another month and not much to update on. I have been keeping up my dailies in World of Warcraft and close to 5000 dailies completed. I have primarily been working on reputation grinding for a few hard factions to give me something to look forward too. I have been enjoying the ‘looking for raid’ function and have really been doing more current stuff than in the last.

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Alexandria, Friends, ME, Personal

The First Step

Today a friend set out a challenge to stop drinking soda and having sweets and treats! If he can do 100 days then I know I can. I have been having issues sleeping and thinking about mortality as well as can I do and be better than what I currently am?! Well I am taking this challenge and going to work hard on this. I am also starting this 30 day squat challenge to help get me started on working out but also in getting my knee to stop killing me. I know I can do this but it’s always best to have someone to check and keep me in check. So here starts day one….

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Will You Accept This Challenge?

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This photo has been swarming the Internet and I am sure by now you have seen it and know what it is about. However just incase it is of a 25 year old New York City cop buying a pair of $75 boots and socks for a homeless man. Now you may be wondering why have I decided to comment of this photo and well because this is something as humans we should all be doing. We need to be looking out for our fellow man. We should not rely on government programs or charities to always be there for someone who needs an act of kindness.

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