Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Sailabration

Ship sailing through Tide Point in Baltimore. Today is the first day of the Star-Spangled Sailabration that will last until June 19. The ships  have  sailed all the way to  Baltimore for the national  launch of the Bicentennial War of 1812 and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner. A variety of events will be offered, including free ship tours, waterside festivities, and more. Baltimore Pride is happening this weekend so it’s a busy time for Baltimore. Check out the Sailabration event website for all the info. Also look for pics and info on Twitter using hashtag #ssb2012. Continue reading Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Sailabration

ReR Recommends – Covers for a Friday

I don’t find too many covers that are as good as the original, but some are certainly commendable.  I enjoy listening to a unique spin on a song. Even the voice of the artist or an acoustic version can change a song completely. Take some time out of your work day to listen to a few of my favorite covers. It’ll be 5:00 in no time. 1)  “All Along The Watchtower” – Jimi Hendrix Originally written by Bob Dylan, Jimi’s version took the song to a whole  different level. In 1968, the song was ranked as 47th in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of … Continue reading ReR Recommends – Covers for a Friday

Fifty Shades of Great

Unlike the Editor in Chief of Rhyme et Reason, I think Fifty Shades of Grey is not gross (read her post here) , it’s actually quite great. Forget about the strange verbage and repetition of parts and phrases. I’ve yet to hear someone say they thought the book was boring. If it was…read on. I started the trilogy last week, finishing the first book in 15 hours and the second one a day later. Why is it interesting? Because it’s not what most would consider a “normal” sex life. It’s intriguing, and opens up a new realm of bedroom opportunities –regardless … Continue reading Fifty Shades of Great

BAMBOOZLE

Senior week. Alcohol poisoning. Seagulls. 10th anniversary. Bands, beer & bud. This pretty much sums up last weekend in Asbury Park, New Jersey where the 10th anniversary of Bamboozle took place.  Headliners Incubus, Skrillex, Foo Fighters, and Mac Miller performed on the main stage on Friday.  Saturday headliners included Foo Fighters and My Chemical Romance. Blink 182 was set to headline, but was replaced by MCR when Travis Barker had to go and get a stupid “emergency” tonsillectomy. Just kidding, Trav, we still love you. But My Chemical Romance? Really? Anyways. Sunday headliners included Bon Jovi, Brand New and The Gaslight … Continue reading BAMBOOZLE

Punch Drunk

As summer approaches, I’m looking for new food and drink recipes to try out for myself and share with others. Yesterday I attended my first drink-making class at a really awesome bar called RYE in Baltimore. The class, cleverly named “TKO: An Afternoon of Punches”, was an hour long class that sat 10 guests who purchased the class through a LivingSocial deal. We talked, asked questions, and listened as Managing Partner/ Head Bartender Doug Atwell, and his fiancé Teri, gave us some information on the history of punch in Europe and the United States. We learned the step-by-step instructions on … Continue reading Punch Drunk

Warding off Racism

On Wednesday night the Washington Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins in overtime during game 7 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. An exciting head-to-head game resulted in a win for the Caps during overtime. Foward Joel Ward, a black hockey player, scored the goal that sent the Bruins back to New England-this time for good. A celebration by the Caps and their fans quickly spiraled into a hate-a-thon as Bruins fans began blasting Twitter with racial comments and slurs regarding Ward’s race. “It’s a few people that just made a couple of terrible comments, and what can … Continue reading Warding off Racism