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    Nats home opener

    Yesterday Nicole and I took her 11 month old nephew to the Washington Nationals home opener at RFK. It was a great day, lots of sun, even though the home team got crushed. I guess all you National fans should expect a lot of that this summer. We decided to go to the game late so we were rushing to get tickets when a man came up to me and gave me four free tickets. At first I kind of ignored him because I thought he was trying to scalp them. Sorry dude. I said thanks and gave two tickets to the woman behind me (she later gave her extra ticket away to a random fan too) and we headed to our seats. The tickets were pretty good. If that man ever reads this email me and I'll buy you a ticket to any game coming up. Note to anyone going to RFK stadium this year, the staff is ridiculously unhelpful. Seriously I don't think anyone there has any clue what's going on. Like I said I had an 11 month old so we needed to check our stroller except no one knew where to direct us. After an inning we all finally got to sit down and enjoy the game.
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    Nats home opener

    I also heard that they were selling cold hot dogs!
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    I have a girlfriend???

    As certain people have hinted at I guess this is a good time to mention that I do have a girl whom I love very dearly. She did not know about my blog until recently and has been making fun of me since. haha!
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    Another Entry

    So I told a few people about my blog so I thought I would add a little more today. I also thought that I may want to tell people more about who I am. My name is Ed, I'm 27, and I work at DCpages. I was born in DC and moved out to Virginia when I was eight or nine. I am a middle child. I'm your typical 27 year old, I like to watch and play sports, go out to bars, and hang out with friends. I still hang out with friends I've known from high school, even though many of them are starting to fall victim to the marriage trap, including my little bro. Just kidding, I'm actually the best man in his wedding and I hope him the best. This summer I hope to go on a trip to Europe. I would also like to go to the beach a few times and go to concerts, so we'll have to keep our fingers crossed to see if I make it, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will be enjoying Barcelona this summer.
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    warmer weather please

    It's about time the weather started working with us. I don't know about anyone else but I am ready for warmer weather. Something about the cold weather always brings me down. I tend to hibernate in the winter, I go to work and then I come home and flop on the couch. Seems so routine and boring. Alas, there is hope on the horizon. Springtime means more BBQ’s, happy hours, and other social occasions. Who will be laughing then, huh Mr. TV? I guess that’s why they always put crap on TV during the summertime. Anyways, it’s supposed to be in the 50s all this week so hopefully this will be the start of something good.
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    Stay Classy San Diego

    Another week, another trip. Just got back from San Diego this morning. I took the red-eye and got a total of 30mins. sleep I went for a wedding so I have to give a shout out to the newlyweds, Jon and Lacy
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    Redskins trade may fall through

    From what I hear (and hope) Dan Snyder and agent Drew Rosenhaus may have talked their way out of any deal with the Bears for Linebacker Lance Briggs. The Bears are not happy the possible trade got leaked to the media and now think they are being pressured into a deal. Plus Chicago doesn't want to pay the guaranteed money a 6th overall pick would demand. Cheap bastards! I actually think this is a good thing. The Redskins don't need another linebacker; they need someone that can effectively get to the quarterback. We had no sacks or push from the front four. We had to blitz with our safety and that exposed our corners and they (Carlos Rogers) got schooled and blah, blah, blah...we sucked last year. We need work on our defense line and another cornerback not a linebacker that will demand a deal in the 'Ray Lewis' range. Besides, didn't Gregg Williams hand pick Landon Fletcher to run the defense. We have him, Marcus Washington, Rocky MacIntosh (last years 2nd round pick), and Lamar Marshall. These guys should be able to hold the defense down from the linebacker position. Lance Briggs doesn't even play the same defense as Gregg Williams. Didn't the Redskins learn from signing Jeremiah Trotter. He sucked on the Redskins and then went back to Philly (his old system) and is now a Pro Bowler.
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    Way to go Georgetown!

    You know the Hoyas are going to take it. Here's my prediction. Georgetown will start off strong and then lose the lead before halftime. Then they'll be hanging around until about 10 minutes left and then watch out. The Hoyas will go on their second half surge and Hibbert will make Oden look like a kid. Oden will foul out and Green will be named MVP.
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    Way to go Georgetown!

    Way to go Georgetown! I hope everyone in the area got to watch the Hoyas manhandle the boys in baby blue. What happened to Tyler Hansbrough? This team is so fun to watch, I just hope that maybe one of them (Jeff Green and Roy Hibbert) will come back for another season. That and Ewing is going to be sick next year.
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    margarita night

    Damn, margarita night kicked my ass. Hung over at work and having no fun.
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    new entry

    I haven't written in awhile so I thought I would update everyone on my life. My team won our championship and completed an undefeated season. It was alot of fun coaching them this year and I can't wait to do it again next season. Other then that, my basketball news/brackets have been a disaster. Thanks Texas, Louisville, and Wisconsin. Work has been going well as we have just finished updating our new Cherry Blossom page. Check it out when you have a minute. http://dcpages.com/Tourism/Cherry_Blossoms/
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    Ready For The Weekend

    TGIF - I am ready for the weekend. After spending two days digging out cars from inches of solid ice I am ready to kick back and enjoy myself. For those of you that do not know, my brother and I coach a kids basketball team in Reston, Virginia. Our team is currently #1 in the standings with a perfect record. Our team, the "Heat" usually plays every Saturday but I think the games will be cancelled if Fairfax County schools are closed today, Friday 16th. If they are that will give me an open Saturday for the first time in awhile. If that's the case I will be heading to Wolf Trap to see if there is any good snow/ice left. If anyone has not been there I strongly suggest it. If you are looking at the stage from the audience, just walk to the left and there is a huge hill. Really fun to go down, but it kind of sucks to hike it back up.
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    Back from Mexico

    Today is the first day back from our company conference in Cancun. We got back late Thursday night after a 10-day conference/review/vacation in paradise. As one can expect my email is out of control and there is 10 days worth of daily tasks to do so I better stop writing and get to it. If anyone else has been to Cancun please tell me where you stayed? We stayed at the Grand Oasis and it was awesome but this was my first time in Cancun.
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    We still have more CD's to givout to our users. Just name your favorite song by either artist and receive their new CD FREE!!!
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    DCpages has teamed up with The Goo Goo Dolls and Peter Frampton to give DC Message Boad user's a change to win free CD's. The first two people who respond to this message will receive a copy of either, The Goo Goo Dolls 'Let Love In' or Peter Frampton's 'Fingerprints'. Just tell us your favorite song from either artists. It's that simple.
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    Dale, You can call here with your address and i will mail out your CD today! Which one did you want? Ed Palmedo DCpages.com 301.493.9273
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    I will send you out a CD as soon as I know where to mail it. call me with your info. We still have many more CD's to give out people so start responding with your favorite song by either artists. ITS THAT EASY TO GET FREE CD'S!!!!!!!!!
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    2007 Accordion Coupe Mondiale

    You should post this on our Events Calendar. Just follow this link. http://dcpages.com/DC_Events/enter.php
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    Sorry, no opera at this time Human. If you want either of these CD's (The Goo Goo Dolls 'Let Love In' or Peter Frampton's 'Fingerprints') let me know. Your were the first to respond so you are a winner!!!
  20. The League of Washington Theatre's and Theatre Communications Group Present WASHINGTON, D.C.’S First Annual Free Night of Theater 23 TheateRs Offer More Than 1800 FREE tickets WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Washington Theatres is pleased to announce Washington, D.C.’s first annual Free Night of Theater, to be held Thursday, October 19, 2006. Presented in conjunction with Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Free Night of Theater will offer theatregoers free tickets to more than 23 Washington-area theatres. Washington, D.C., is one of several communities across the country participating in the event, an unprecedented campaign to attract new audiences to live theatre. (Note: Because of production schedules, some theatres will offer Free Night of Theater performances after October 19.) Theatregoers will be able to reserve tickets through the League of Washington Theatres website, www.lowt.org, beginning at noon on Sunday, October 1, 2006. Patrons can reserve up to 2 free tickets and are encouraged to visit a theatre that they have never attended. Once tickets have been reserved through the website, patrons will be able to pick up their tickets at the individual theatre’s box office on the night of the show. As of September 5, more than 1800 tickets (valued at more than $67,000) have been pledged for Free Night of Theater. Participating theatres include: African Continuum Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Catalyst Theater Company, Charter Theatre, Folger Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre, Imagination Stage, Keegan Theatre, MetroStage, Olney Theatre Center, Rep Stage, Rorschach Theatre, Round House Theatre, Scena Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, Teatro de la Luna, Theater J, Washington Shakespeare Company, Washington Stage Guild and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. “We’re thrilled to offer 1800 free theatre tickets to Washington-area audiences,” said Kevin Moore, President of the League of Washington Theatres. “We hope this program will allow ‘first-timers’ to see their first live theatre performance while giving regular theatregoers a chance to attend theatres they haven’t been to before.” "TCG's Free Night of Theater is an innovative way to explore the depth and breadth of Washington's dynamic theatre community,” said Molly Smith, TCG Board Member and Artistic Director of Arena Stage. “By swinging open our doors, this is our chance to thank both the local community and our national audience for their many years of support. Whether you're a first-time theatregoer or a dedicated patron, I hope that you find this an offer too good to refuse." This year’s event builds on TCG’s successful debut of the program in 2005, when more than 8,000 people attended 150 performances in Austin, Philadelphia and San Francisco. The 2006 program participants include the following communities: Cities: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Cleveland, OH; Lexington, KY; Los Angeles, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; and Washington, D.C. States: Connecticut, Oregon, New Jersey, North Carolina, Wisconsin. Free Night of Theater was conceived at TCG’s National Conference in 2003 as a way to remove perceived barriers that have historically prevented audiences from attending not-for-profit theatre. An estimated 80 percent of last year’s attendees were first-time theatregoers, and they were enthusiastically welcomed by their fellow audience members. Recent attendance research gathered by Shugoll Research reports that more than 33 percent of last year’s first-time theatregoers purchased tickets to another performance following their Free Night experience. In fact, 98 percent of attendees to the 2005 program reported that they would take part in Free Night of Theater 2006. According to Brad Erickson, executive director of Theatre Bay Area and participant in last year’s pilot program, “The support was extraordinary, from our local theatre companies and the broader community. The demand from the public for this kind of live artistic experience was overwhelming … tickets went so fast, we had to go back to our companies and ask for more!” For more information on Washington, D.C.’s Free Night of Theater, visit the League of Washington Theatre’s website at www.lowt.org. League of Washington Theatres The League of Washington Theatres is an association of nonprofit professional theatres in the greater-Washington area. The League was established in 1982 to create greater public awareness, appreciation and support for theatre in the Washington area. For almost 20 years, the members of the League have been at the center of an exciting, expanding, nationally acclaimed theatre community. The League encompasses a total of 48 members: 40 producing theatres and 8 affiliates. The League received The Washington Post Award for Distinguished Community Service at the 1999 Helen Hayes Awards for its Stages for All Ages program. Theatre Communications Group Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, offers a wide array of services in line with its mission: to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre. Artistic programs support theatres and theatre artists by awarding approximately $3 million in grants annually, and offer career development programs for artists. Management programs provide professional development opportunities for theatre leaders through workshops, conferences, forums and publications, as well as industry research on the finances and practices of the American not-for-profit theatre. Advocacy, conducted in conjunction with the dance, presenting, opera and symphony orchestra fields, includes guiding lobbying efforts and providing theatres with timely alerts about legislative developments. The country’s leading independent press specializing in dramatic literature, TCG’s publications include American Theatre magazine, the ArtSEARCH employment bulletin, plays, translations and theatre reference books. As the U.S. Center of UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute, a worldwide network, TCG supports cross-cultural exchange through travel grants and other assistance to traveling theatre professionals. Through these programs, TCG seeks to increase the organizational efficiency of its member theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field, and promote a larger public understanding of and appreciation for the theatre field. TCG serves more than 440 member theatres nationwide. More information about TCG is available at www.tcg.org. For more information about the national Free Night of Theater program, visit www.freenightoftheater.net. Free Night of Theater - October 19, 2006 Below is a list of participating theatres in the Washington, D.C., region and the plays they are presenting. African Continuum Theatre Company: The Gingham Dog Arena Stage: Cabaret Arena Stage: Nine Parts of Desire Catalyst Theater Company: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Charter Theatre: Short Order Stories Folger Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Ford’s Theatre: State of the Union GALA Hispanic Theatre: Valor, Agravio y Mujer/ Stripping Don Juan Keegan Theatre: Agnes of God MetroStage: The Girl in the Goldfish Bowl Olney Theatre Center: The Foreigner Round House Theatre: Jon Spelman's Frankenstein Scena Theatre: The Insect Play Shakespeare Theatre Company: An Enemy of the People Signature Theatre: My Fair Lady Studio Theatre: Crestfall Teatro de la Luna: Como Rellenar un Bikini Salvaje/ How to Fill a Wild Bikini Theater J: Spring Forward/Fall Back Performances after October 19: Imagination Stage (Oct. 28, 12:30 p.m.): Sleeping Beauty: The Time Traveler Rep Stage (Nov. 4, 2:30 p.m.): Tintypes Rorschach Theatre (Nov. 2): Monster Washington Shakespeare Company (Nov. 3): Equus Washington Stage Guild (Oct. 26): An Inspector Calls Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Nov. 8): Martha, Josie & the Chinese Elvis Participating plays and theatres are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.lowt.org.
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    Redskin Players and Coaches Should Feel Shame

    Not trying to show your hand and not showing up or two different things. The Redskins need to get the act together before the Vikings game. The division is too tough to lose ground in even if it is the first week. I hope Al Saunders can call a play where our o-line doesn't look lost.
  22. MADRID, Spain -- Real Madrid wants to talk to David Beckham about a contract extension. The former England captain has said he wants to stay with the Spanish team after his contract expires at the end of the season. "The intention from the club is to sit down and discuss a new deal," Beckham spokesman Simon Oliveira said Monday. "Nothing's been discussed yet." Earlier Monday, it was incorrectly reported that Beckham had agreed to a two-year extension. Real Madrid, which has not won a trophy in three years, wants to keep Beckham mainly for his value as a soccer player, not his marketing allure, Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon said. ``Of course, the criteria were based on sports. Marketing issues are important but in this Real Madrid sports aspects take priority,'' Calderon said Sunday night. Beckham joined Real Madrid in 2003 from Manchester United. He played in Real Madrid's 0-0 tie with visiting Villarreal on Sunday in the team's opener of the Spanish league season. Beckham was replaced by Robinho in the 75th minute. Beckham captained England at the World Cup in Germany but was dropped from the team after the tournament by new coach Steve McClaren. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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    Redskin Players and Coaches Should Feel Shame

    The Redskins loss was both embarrassing and demoralizing. What happened to our defense? Even Sean Taylor got lit up! Do we ever go through special teams coverage and drills in practice? Seriously, our kickoff coverage is worse than most college teams, other teams start at midfield! Not one single player had a good game and even studs like Taylor and Moss stunk. It was a sad game for the team and the city.
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    Redskins Trade for RB Duckett

    Last night the Washington Redskins' took part in a 3-team trade that aquireds RB T.J. Duckett from the Altanta Falcons. Duckett now joins a backfield that already consist of Clinton Portis, Ladell Betts, Mike Sellers, and Rock Cartwright. I know Portis is hurting now but I see this as a sign the Redskins are trying to replace/get rid of Betts. Duckett, the former Michigan State standout and 18th overall pick in 2002, has carried 552 times for 2,175 yards and 31 touchdowns in 54 appearances, including 14 starts. His best season was in 2002, when he ran for 779 yards and 11 touchdowns. (thank you ESPN) Here is the rest of the trade. - Altanta sent RB T.J. Duckett to Washington. - Denver sent disgruntled WR Ashley Lelie to Altanta. - Washington sent two future draft choices, most likely a third and fourth-rounder, to Denver. Just one last side note, are the Redskins ever going to use their picks or simply trade all of them.
  25. Former University of Maryland star Lonny Baxter, a native of Silver Spring, Maryland, was arrested by uniformed Secret Service agents on Wednesday after shots were fired from a vehicle about two blocks from the White House. According to a Secret Service spokesman, Baxter was taken into custody around 2:30 a.m. after a witness flagged down a Secret Service agent and reported shots fired from a white sport utility vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle, which Baxter was driving, near the intersection of 17th and I streets in Northwest Washington. The Secret Service charged Baxter and his passenger, 35-year-old Irvin Martin, with carrying a handgun without a license and other firearms charges, which could lead to up to seven years in prison. "There were spent shell casings in plain view inside the vehicle," Zahren said. Officers also recovered a handgun. The 27-year-old former Terp just signed a one-year deal earlier this month with Italian team Montepaschi Siena.