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Hook, Line, and Sinker--A Day at the National Aquarium

Jennifer, Rhia, and Jerry ________________________ Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. --Alex Haley Jerry and I spent the day at the National Aquarium in Baltimore with our granddaughter Rhia. What fun! We saw sharks, dolphins, jellyfish, and a rain forest, among other sights. We saw Dora the Explorer and her friend Diego in a 4-D adventure film, the 4th dimension having to do with smells, vibrations, and splashing water on the audience, which Rhia did not appreciate. Her exact words: "This is NOT acceptable!" Ease up, sweetie. It's just water... But, overall, it was great fun, and by day's end everyone was duly worn out. The hook, line, and sinker of the day: we actually bought the above photograph along with an entire photo package, no doubt overpriced. Gotcha! How can you say "no" when the photo includes your precious grand baby? Later!

Thought for the Day--April 9, 2011: Got 0? (The Apple, Part 2)

Apples are not only tasty and sweet, with a variety for about every taste and cooking purpose, they are also portable. For Thursday night's Baltimore Orioles game , I brought much of my own food (and a good thing, too, because the new concessions' provider has done a poor job of "upgrading" the fare and providing affordable low cal options): --An apple --Sunflower seeds, 1 ounce in the shell (which I ate on the way to the Ballpark) --Sliced carrots --A Fiber Plus bar --Diet A&W Root Beer (in plastic bottle, no glass or cans are allowed in the park) --One 5-point portion of pistachios (which I didn't eat, but I ate everything else, lol) This fare was supplemented by an overpriced pit beef sandwich ($10.00!!!), which made my wallet much lighter, but it was a better choice than a hot dog. ( My plan for this week, and for this week only, is not to use my extra PointsPlus ; however, I don't recommend this as a permanent practice). The apple (Gala variety) was

Thought for the Day--April 8, 2011--Baltimore Orioles Win (Again)!

Last night's Baltimore Orioles game (vs Detroit Tigers) was like a big gangly dog, sloppy and slurpy, licking and loving its fans while wrangling its Tiger foe. What a fun game for those who like to see the big bats swing and don't mind the uneven pitching. Score: 9-5 Read more GO O's!!!

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