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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"Awesome Month"

Monday, November 29, 2010

"Winding Down The Celebration"

I treated myself to a large cold brewed marble mocha coffee from Borders as my birthday month winds down :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Standing Alone
by Chase

I can see the flower upon which my life grows, blooming into a rose.

See the hope and courage in the strength of the petals.
As long as I am, I will be.
The flower will never wilt or die.
As my life grows back, I shall become strong.
I shall become only dependent on one.
That one will be me.
I will rise with my petals high.
My life as a flower will bloom and prosper as I grow.
I may not be the pick of the patch, but I am just as beautiful as the rest.

I will stand as one, but not a lonely soul.
The tears will be far from my smile.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

"Half Note Lounge"

In celebration of my birthday, my homegirl and I went to the Half Note Lounge in Bowie. The music as always was good and the band, Style, was phenomenal. There was no shortage of dance partners and I was treated like VIP - wine (Relax Riesling), strawberry daiquiri with whipped cream (my favorite drink) and cheesecake covered with strawberry drizzle (my all time favorite dessert).

Good food, good music, good drinks, good friends, good laughter and good fun - who could ask for anything more! It was truly a wonderful time!

Friday, November 26, 2010

"Z - Zodiac"

I'm truly in love with my zodiac sign: Sagittarius

Sagittarians have a positive outlook on life, are full of enterprise, energy, versatility, adventurousness and eagerness to extend experience beyond the physically familiar. They enjoy travelling and exploration, the more so because their minds are constantly open to new dimensions of thought. They are basically ambitious and optimistic, and continue to be so even when their hopes are dashed. Their strongly idealistic natures can also suffer many disappointments without being affected. They are honorable, honest, trustworthy, truthful, generous and sincere, with a passion for justice. They are usually on the side of the underdog in society they will fight for any cause they believe to be just, and are prepared to be rebellious. They balance loyalty with independence.

* Traveling
* getting to the heart of the matter
* Freedom
* Laws and meanings
* the general 'feel' of things

* Off the wall theories
* being tied down domestically
* Being constrained
* cooling your heels
* bothered with details

Thursday, November 25, 2010

"Happy Thanksgiving"

We should be thankful at this time of year for whatever we have in our lives (doesn't how little it may be). I'm thankful for my family and my circle of friends. I'm thankful for live and all that it has to offer.

"Y - Youthful"

I'm youthful in my perspective of life. This mindset keeps my thinking fresh and inventive.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"X - Xenophile"

I'm attracted to exploring to foreign cultures: the people, the food, the music, the clothes, the attractions, the books, etc.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"W - Writer"

Creative writing is my passion. I can lose all sense of time when I get started on a story.

Monday, November 22, 2010

"Thought for Today"

"Every gift is your way of expressing how you feel about another person."

— Oprah

"V - Victorious"

I'm victorious in all things that I set my mind to - the victory may not be immediate but it will in the end.

My Very Special Day!

Some birthday wishes from my friends:

Happy birthday to u, happy birthday to u, happy birthday dear Dee Bunny! Happy birthday to you! Hope today and all days continue to be blessed for you! Luv ya lots! AC

"Because today's so special it really wouldn't do, to send one simple birthday wish to last the whole year through...So this wishes happy moments, a day when dreams come true, and a year that's filled with all the things that mean the most to you. Happy Birthday." HB

"Happy birthday girl!" SB

"A little birdie told me a secret...it's your BIRTHDAY!!!! Happy Birthday to you. Have a great birthday and here's hoping you will live to see many, many more. Have a blast!!! LC

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"House of India"

My family took me out to the House of India restaurant for fine Indian cuisine this afternoon as a pre-celebration of my birthday. Great meal, love the mango lassi - yummm, I'm stuffed.

"U - Unique"

Like everyone else, I'm unique in my own very special way!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

"T - Trustworthy"

My friends always tell me that if ever they want to talk about their issues and not have it repeated then I'm the one to talk to. I'm like a "vault" they would say or their information is "stored in the bat cave" - lol.

Friday, November 19, 2010

"S - Serious"

For those who don't know me, they tend to say I'm too serious but what they don't see is how much fun I can be once they get to know me :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Women's Bar Association of Maryland Mid-Year Meeting"

This evening I attended the Women's Bar Association of MD Mid-Year Meeting and 25th Anniversary Rita C. Davidson Award at the Sheraton Hotel in Columbia. The award recipients included The Honorable Kathleen M. Dumais and The Honorable Ellen L. Hollander. It was a very delightful event and I met a few new colleagues as well.

"R - Responsible"

I never shy away from my responsibility whether it be work or play!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"P - polite"

It costs nothing to be polite. I was taught good manners since I was a child and it amazes me how difficult it is for some people to simply say "hello," "good morning," "thank you," etc.

Monday, November 15, 2010

"O - Optimistic"

I'm optimistic about life no matter how bleak it can look sometimes. It's all a mindset!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"African Art Museum & Teaism"

Another adventure in Washington, DC. I met a friend and we visited the African Art Museum (Grass Roots African Origins of an American Art) - very engaging.

Afterward, we had dinner/tea at Teaism, very eclectic - loved it. Great day!

"N - no nonsense"

My threshold is very low for non-sense.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

"For Colored Girls"

An adaptation of Ntozake Shange's 1975 play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" directed by Tyler Perry.

"M - Mysterious"


Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"I - Intelligent"

Researching is one of my strong points. If you spend time researching anything, it could be restaurants, best bargains around town, the latest gadgetry, etc. you name, I will have done my research. So much so, I've earned the nickname "nerd" - lol

"H - Happy"

Happiness is a state of mind. I've learned over the years that misery loves company and if I buy into it then I'm no better at perpetuating the cycle of unhappiness. What I will say, however, is that I'm happy most of the time and that's a blessing!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

"G - Grateful"

I'm grateful for all the blessings that has been bestowed upon me. I'm grateful to have learned from the pitfalls in my life. I'm grateful for my family and friends who love me for the person that I am. I'm grateful for the opportunities to share my knowledge with others. I'm grateful for just being me!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

"F - Fun"

I love to have fun. Today, I went to "For Sisters Only" at the Washington Convention Center and it was great to see everyone out and about selling their products, having a conversation with the crowd about relationships, how to spend your money, how to find a good career, etc. The line of performers was awesome: Donell Jones, Faith Evans, Monica - all great acts. They had the crowd singing and dancing and just having a good time.

Overall, it was an excellent day!

"Hanging with Friends" Birthday Celebration

This week flew by so quickly and before I knew it, I had to get ready to go with some friends to celebrate the birthday of another friend. Location - The American Legion Post in Catonsville. Good food, drinks,laughter and fun. I had a great time!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"D - Devilish"

I find humor in most things and when I do laugh (a hearty laugh), some of my friends tell me that it sounds quite devilish...hmmm

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"C - Cautious"

By nature I'm very cautious. Some of my friends would say that I tend to "over think" things, but the fact of the matter is I like to be fully informed and think about the consequences before making any rash decisions.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"B - Believer"

I try to believe that people are inherently good and that circumstances can potentially change who they are.

Monday, November 1, 2010

November marks my Birthday Month!!

In celebration of my birthday month, I'm going to focus on one letter of the alphabet for the next 26 days that describes me. So I'll start with the letter A today.

A = ambitious. I've always been a strong advocate for education and making and achieving my goals. Being ambitious simply means that I set the bar higher for myself and even those around me when I know that they are not maximizing their potential. Being ambitious can be contagious - the sky is the limit!