Posted by: hlemai | September 2, 2012

Maryland State Fair

Even though I have lived in Maryland my whole life, Friday was my  first time going to the Maryland State Fair.

From the instant I saw the bright lights off of  695, I felt that childlike excitement to ride the Ferris Wheel and eat some delicious fair food.

Ferris Wheel at the Maryland State Fair

Haunted houses, Fun houses, and tons of games where children are guaranteed to win a prize every time are just part of what makes the fair a fun family outing.


Let’s not forget about the food, though.  After all, it wouldn’t be a fair without tasty turkey legs,  warm funnel cakes, and fried everything!

Warm, gooey, and sugary, fried oreos made a delicious dessert!


Where else can you milk a cow, see pigs race, watch thoroughbreds race, and see extreme pumpkin carvings all in one place?

Labor Day is the last day to enjoy the  fair, so be sure to check out the entertainment schedule and take advantage of riding an unlimited amount of rides from 12-6PM for only $22.


Adults: $8

Senior Citizens: $6

Ages 6-11: $3

Under 5: Free entry



Posted by: hlemai | August 17, 2012

Elvis at the Baysox

When I was a little kid my mom and my grandparents used to take my brother and I to baseball games a couple times a week because lucky for us

we have a ball park that sits in our very own backyard:

Prince George’s County Stadium

The Bowie Baysox were celebrating the anniversary of Elvis Prestly’s death.  It’s not as morbid as it sounds.

Seriously, Elvis even made an appearance, and he was looking quite well I might add.

Promotions like these are what make The Bowie Baysox a fantastically fun place to spend an evening with the family.  The Baysox’s animated mascots and staff involve game-goers between innings with trivia based on the theme of the night.

Last night, children gave their best Elvis impressions, dance moves, and knowledge of his songs for Baysox giveaways.

Even the staff participated in ridiculous antics during the lull between innings:

Every seat has a great view of the field, and the tickets aren’t bad either.

General Admission seats are:

Adult- $10

Ages 13-10- $7

60 + – $7

Active Military- $7

Check out the Bowie Baysox website for a list of their coming promotions and events before the end of baseball season!  You still have Mutt Monday, Double deal dog deal day and Tailgate Tuesday to look forward to.

Posted by: hlemai | August 15, 2012

Silence of the Lambs at The Charles Theater

Rain is in the forecast, but don’t let that keep you from getting out of the house tonight.

Gunky’s Basement and The Charles Theater are presenting Jonathan Demme’s 1991 thriller, The Silence of the Lambs.

For just $5 you can sit in the dark and watch Anthony Hopkins give a captivating and creepy performance as the infamous Hannibal Lecter.

The movie starts at 9:00 PM at The Charles Theater, and with the impending thunderstorm as a natural soundtrack, wouldn’t tonight be the perfect night for a thrill?

Posted by: hlemai | June 3, 2010

An Hour at the Hirshhorn

I graduated a couple weeks ago from Towson University and to be honest I wasn’t sure if I would keep this blog going.

However, I guess I got in the habit of blogging because every time I saw a sign for something going on in my town I thought hey, I could write about that.

So, here I am, and I’d like to introduce to you, the Hirshhorn Museum.

Hirshhorn Museum of Art and Sculpture courtesy of

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is located in Washington DC, on the right side of the Mall, next to the National Air and Space Museum.

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Posted by: hlemai | May 11, 2010

Five and Below Sushi at Kyodai

If you love a calm, cool and fairly edgy atmosphere, and you crave sushi, the time has come for you to visit Kyodai, the rotating sushi bar.

Heather Malinoski eating sushi at Kyodai.

“There is a great assortment of sushi, and the chef’s are super friendly,” Heather Malinowski said.
“They always talk to you when you come in, even if they are busy.”

Malinowski visits the sushi bar at least once a week; sometimes two or three times.

Even if you’re not a regular they make you feel welcome by walking you to your seat around the rotating bar, and refilling your drinks frequently.

When I asked Heather Rose what she liked about the sushi bar she said, “Everything.”

And who wouldn’t?
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Posted by: hlemai | May 10, 2010

Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks Coffee Deals

Get your caffeine fix while the cheap coffee lasts.

Dunkin Donuts is giving away free iced coffee Tuesday to celebrate their 60th birthday. Arrive between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. to get a free 16oz iced coffee. Thanks, Consuming Interests for the heads up.

Or, stop by participating Starbucks, between 3 and 5 p.m. now through May 17, for a half-priced frappacino.

Anyway you want it, just the way you need it, anyway you want it for half price.

The menu is available online.

Ever since the premiere of Whip It, the roller derby fan base has increased.

And why not?

It’s a group of women with sassy pseudonyms, wearing fun clothes and aggressively skating around a track.

And guess what? There are Baltimore and D.C teams.

Plus, you may be interested that this intense sport won’t cost you a lot of money like baseball, hockey, football and soccer games.  An adult ticket is only $12.

If you don’t know much about roller derby, the rules are simple.

And now, meet Stephanie Kavanaugh.  She is a skater for the DC Rollergirls All-Star team.

How long have you been skating?

About 4 1/2 years. I spent my first 2 1/2 years skating for the Charm City Rollergirls (CCRG) of Baltimore, Md, before transferring to DC Rollergirls.

How did you get involved in roller derby? How did you find out about Roller Girls? and When did you realize you wanted to compete?
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Posted by: hlemai | May 4, 2010

Towson University’s End of the Year Cookout

Friday May 7, is Towson University’s End of the Year Cookout and Field Day.

TU students, enjoy the 80′ weather on the Newell Field as you celebrate the end of the semester.

Finals begin next week, so take some time between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.  to relax with some friends over delicious free food and fun games.

Take a look at what is in store:
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Towson University students are performing selections of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s musical, Threepenny Opera, on Wednesday May 5.

You may not know what to expect from this opera so let me break it down for you.

  1. It is a parody of other operas.
  2. It is a satire about criminals, businessmen, greed and morality.   I especially love this quote from Threepenny Opera’s website, “The Threepenny Opera makes it clear how intimately the counter-morality of the beggars and rogues is bound up with the official morality,” Walter Benjamin
  3. Even though it is a German musical, it will be performed in English.

Although the musical is free, if you make a donation, even a small one, you can help send the students to Germany for a special performance, May 19.

The show begins at 6 p.m.

Posted by: hlemai | April 28, 2010

Baskin Robbins Ice Cream is 31 Cents a Scoop

Forget spending four dollars on ice cream tonight, folks.

Tonight, Baskin Robbins is having a 31 cent scoop night between 5 and 10 p.m.

Not only will you get a cheap delicious treat, you can leave knowing that the proceeds are going towards the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Look for a Baskin Robbins location near you.

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