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  1. +1 on BettyJoan's reccs and, especially, her "come on" :-) Would also add: Woodward Takeout Food.
  2. Only player ever to be on teams making the playoffs for each of the first ten years of his career with at least 3 teams. DC wasn't one of his better stops among the 9 teams he has played with.
  3. The all-time MLB record for runs by one team in a single game is 30 by Texas over Baltimore in 2007. Touchdown and a field goal so far. Who knows?
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    30 mph? Wow! She is a gorgeous dog. Really unique in the best of ways. The ears are great. I'm curious about your attachment to this breed? Did you grow up with them? Is Kiko your first? General descriptions of temperament and health online make them seem suitable for most any responsible owner willing to provide the necessary physical and mental exercise. Do you agree with that? How is she with other (friendly) dogs? Feel like we're doing a dog chat here. :-)
  5. Very cool. Hadn't seen that, distracted by all the fireworks here in DC today.
  6. Of course, now we know things have changed and unlikely Wall will play again this postseason. Really disappointing with how well they were playing. So what happens today, in Game 3, without Wall? Paul "The Truth" Pierce with a buzzer beater to win and put the Wiz up 2-1 in the series. Fun fact: today, two players, for two DC-based pro sport franchises, both sporting the number 34, had game-ending heroics, both vanquishing opposing teams from Atlanta. Wiz over Hawks thanks to Pierce and Nats over Braves courtesy Harper. Quite the day for DC sports. Hopefully, the Caps do their part in Game 6 tomorrow at Verizon.
  7. Make that 6 home runs in three games with today's of the bottom 9 walkoff variety. Incredible! "Look! Bryce Harper Hits Walk-Off Home Run For 6th Homer In 3 Days" by Mike Axlsa on cbssports.com "Bryce Harper Continues Incredible Week With Walkoff Home Run" by Mark Townsend on sports.yahoo.com
  8. Wow. I've been playing this game for years and NEVER win (except when Don does an occasional gimme ). I've been to Four Sisters more times than I can count but never noticed a dish like that. You were very generous with your hints. The "family run part also. Suggestion for the Uber Mod: Prizes for WDID? winners? Just for this weekend in honor of...oh, I don't know...the Caps? Mothers' Day?
  9. I was in Union Market this past week and stopped in my tracks as I came upon a new booth selling incredibly thoughtful, sophisticated, beautiful, yet functional tableware. After talking with Amber and Ernie for maybe 15 minutes, I'm hooked and wanted to share this with my fellow members here. Cloud Terre is the brainchild of Amber Kendrick, a serious creative talent who studied at local Catholic University. Originally trained as an architect, she does restaurant design with current projects including a revisioned L'Auberge and a new concept for Neal Wavra) She created Cloud Terre several years ago, after learning the art of high-end ceramic creation from a true master (her mom, a master ceramicist!). They've only been open to the public at Union Market for a week. Before now, they have sold near-exclusively to the trade. Those gorgeous dishes at the Ashby Inn and Patowmack Farm (Tarver King)? Those are from Amber and and Ernie. Fiola? Riverstead? Townhouse with the Shields? Seasonal Pantry? Soon to appear at Maketto? Yep, all Amber and Ernie. Really gorgeous stuff. And, Amber and Ernie couldn't be more humble, talented and just wonderful people.
  10. The 5 home runs in two games are the most of all time by a player as young as Harper. Historic stuff happening at Nats Park this week. Go today, lovehockey! 4pm first pitch. We'll be there!
  11. Four Sisters? Based only on your most recent hints since the dish doesn't especially look like Four Sisters to me. But, packed all times of the day? They do tend to be that.
  12. OK. I'm going to WiseGuy soon now! As always, great to see a new business participating here so thank you, "wiseguy NY Pizza." And, welcome to donrockwell.com. Really great to have you here. No doubt Chef Copeland will reply for himself but, as a huge fan of neapolitan pizza (but with experience and fondness for NY style as well), I know Ghibellina's pie is one of my favorites in the region. Looking forward to trying wiseguy and suspect someone there knows a thing or two about pizza too. It's all good in my book.
  13. Purely a personal opinion others obviously don't share but, as much as I love having discussions like the one on this thread in person, I think the web is a very poor medium for topics like this. Again, that's neither right nor wrong; just my own bias for several reasons unique to me. That said, I've quoted the last part of Rocks' most recent post simply because I was about to post the same. Whatever one's views about genocide and horrific crimes against humanity relative to war, good to consider a wide variety of examples and regions. As I read through the thread above (with great interest), it did feel very WWII/Europe and Japan centric. Iris Chang was percolating in my thoughts by the 2nd post so glad to see that Don included her work, which was so important to shine light on a lesser-known genocide in the west. I'll add <a data-ipb="nomediaparse" data-cke-saved-href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Leopold" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Leopold" s_ghost"="">one more to the mix (there are still dozens of others through history obviously). Very rough guesses on this one put the death toll at 10,000,000 and, while war was a contributing factor, commercial greed and corruption were even bigger propellants. A book as important as Iris Chang's, in my humblest of opinions.
  14. That's how it SHOULD be. Even how it once was. But, since the late 90s, that bedrock has been shaken. Now, a business is worth something (to someone or to a few) if they can IPO and sell shares. That's the new tradition exemplified by "new economy" stalwarts like Facebook, Groupon, Amazon and Yelp. Hence why we call it "funny money."
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