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  1. My mother grew up far in the mountains of NC, and went into the Army as a nurse. Being exposed to a much more cosmopolitan life, she educated herself via Vanderbilt's Book of Etiquette, and then made sure her children never suffered embarrassments of not knowing which fork to use, etc., so my siblings and I grew up with proper place settings at each meal, cups with saucers, cloth napkins for the most part, and other such things. My folks were also members of a golf club and 3-4 times a year, they would take us to dinner at the club, and while it was not "fine dining" in the strictest sense, it was definitely formal dining. I remember the wait/kitchen staff being very kind to prepare "rainbow parfaits" of sherbet for dessert for our good behavior at the table during dinner.
  2. Bizarre, indeed! Something must be going on in NY because on Friday we get an empty net goal courtesy of their forward dumping the puck into his own net , and today the goalie pulls a move that pee-wee hockey players on up are taught is an automatic goal against. It does tell me, though, that Ovechkin is totally in that goalie's head, which is a bit surprising, because Georgikiov stopped/blocked/deflected everything that Ovi had fired at him during the game....although he had to be hurting from them. And as a testament to how tough hockey players are, Shattenkirk took a puck in the face and had to get 6 stitches (3 inside his mouth, 3 in his lip) and only missed 4 minutes of playing time, and Kempny got a broken nose and only missed 3-4 shifts.
  3. Going into the final quarter of the season and all the teams are either gearing up for a big push for the playoffs or know they are out of contention and have traded away all their decent veterans for draft picks and rebuilding to the future. The Caps are looking good with their trades for Hagelin, who is slotting into our system very quickly, and Jensen, already signed to a 4-year contract, who is a speedy D-man with great hockey IQ, who will take a lot of the load off our top 3 defensemen so they aren't racking up 20+ minutes a night. Now that AHL players can be moved up & back without thought to waivers and cap space, I expect that defenseman Siegenthaler will return to the Caps come playoff time, even though he will likely be a healthy scratch. Smith -Pelly may also return, but the acquisition of Hagelin makes it less likely, since DSP's play was only so-so all season and he doesn't have the speed of Hagelin. Coming up tonight is a game with the other top of the division team, the NY Islanders, headed by Coach Trotz. A young team doing well this season that hasn't had to face the crucible of playoff hockey. It should be an interesting game. Coming up this month, we're seeing a lot of Tampa Bay, who is pretty much a lock on the President's Trophy, way ahead in points for the season, so these games will also be giving us a preview for postseason action.
  4. Eric continues to impress even though he didn't get the win this past week. Colicchio noted that he doesn't try to do all kinds of new, weird and crazy things, but focuses on his food and finding new ways to present & prepare it. It helps, though, that Eric's food is something that's already a different approach and flavor profile to what is routinely served up to the judges.
  5. To answer my own question, through other sources I have found Carlos Amaya, of Twins A Electric twinsaelectric.com 703--829-0276. He comes recommended by many of my neighbors.
  6. My boss is having a hard time finding an electrician for some small jobs here at the office and at his home. He has used Walsh Electric and will again if he has to, but he would rather find a small outfit to work with. Any recs?
  7. Trade deadline is Monday the 25th, and the Caps put Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers to free up cap space. No one claimed him (he's not had a good year) and so we keep him in the org and move him down to Hershey. In the meantime, we picked up Hagelin for some draft picks from the LA Kings, where he has not had a good year, but they play a different system and he doesn't seem to have found his groove there. He's a speedy player, good experience, and should be a good fit for the 3rd or 4th line, plus has 2 Stanley Cups from his tenure with the Penguins. Looks like a good trade on paper at least. My guess is that Burakovsky is still on the trading block as well. He's got talent but can't seem to reach break-out velocity with this team. Rumors are swirling but nothing has solidified yet.
  8. Went to the Falls Church location over the weekend and got a pork souvlaki platter with roasted potatoes instead of fries. I'll never get the fries again. Those roasted potatoes were awesome! Lightly dressed in a lemon-olive oil-garlic mix, some slightly crunch-chewy edges on some of the spuds, I want another plate full of them. The souvlaki was good and the salad was fresh and a good mix although the dressing was almost non-existent, but I just slathered forkfuls around in any dressing left behind from the potatoes.
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