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

Attend DC or Baltimore Pride 2012

What’s the opposite of homophobic? Homophilic. How can you support gay rights? Do some of the following… If you’re in the Washington D.C. area this weekend, attend Capital Pride for the arts, the parade, and the entertainment which is legendary. If you’re closer to Baltimore, attend Baltimore Pride the weekend after (June 16th) and let your flag fly! You don’t have to be gay in order to attend but showing your support can’t steer you wrong (despite what the ‘phobes think). There is lots of good stuff going on. Watch some of the better shows on television that showcase gay … Continue reading Attend DC or Baltimore Pride 2012

Kingdom Hearts Nostalgia Bomb Incoming

One of few things E3 has delighted me with this year a trailer release of the upcoming 3DS Kingdom Hearts game. The series looks like it’s finally coming to a head with this next title, but the real finale is still yet to come with many people waiting for what they hope will be a PS3 release in a few years. But for now, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance will have to sate our appetites. With both recurring and many new faces seen in the trailer, I think this next installment will have a lot of surprises for us … Continue reading Kingdom Hearts Nostalgia Bomb Incoming

The Spell of the Spelling Bee

I’ll admit it. I’ve never watched the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The edge of your seat excitement generated by it on Thursday night was just about the only thing I can watch on ESPN. Watching Snigdha Nandipati and the many others battle it out for the title of Spelling Bee champion was nerve-wracking. She won by spelling “guetapens” correctly. In case you are unaware, that means trap or ambush. The girl before had an awful German word to spell that the announcer dude mispronounced several times so that when she didn’t spell it right, no one was really surprised. Snigdha is the … Continue reading The Spell of the Spelling Bee

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