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Mon Amie Maxi

Part of my full week of going out every day included reservations at a nice French Restaurant in downtown Frankfurt.  Eating Mon Amie Maxi was a great experience. The food was good, the wine was good and the atmosphere was good.  I ordered soup (Lobster Bisque) and a wedge salad and even that was good. This was my attempt to watch my spending.  That didn’t work out so well since the two bottles of wine we ordered were 69 and 35 respectively.  That’s Euros!!!! I still ended up shelling out close to 50 euros towards the bill.

Here are some shots of the food we ordered and there were no complaints…Chicken Cordon Bleu, the Maxi Burger, and the Catfish (I think).


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Are You More Likely To Give to a Homeless Person If….

…They ask for a specific donation amount?

This homeless man at Union Station in DC just asked if I could spare $5 dollars and then in a lower tone he said or a couple of dollars?

Since when do bums get to set the price of donations? I mean I know the cost of living in DC is high but, is that acceptable?

And what if I gave him loose change what would he do reject it?

I won’t be surprised if these people start excepting debit cards soon.

Don’t You Just Love Day Parties?

First let me explain what a Day Party is for those who are unaware. For the purposes of this post, I’m referring to parties held a nightclub, restaurant or bar venue during daylight hours, typically between late afternoon and ending around sunset.

Day parties aren’t a new phenomenon but they have gained a great deal of popularity in the last few years. I believe Day Parties became  popular several years ago during  North Carolina’s CIAA‘s basketball tournaments.

I love day parties! They’re so much more fun than “night parties”.  When co-workers or family members ask me what I have planned for the weekend or what I did the previous weekend and I say attended a day party, I seem to get the same response. “A Day Party?” As in why must I make the distinction between a day party and a regular party.

The obvious distinction is that one is during the day and the other is typically at night. But beyond that, day parties are so much more for me than the time difference. The atmosphere is so much more open and people seem friendlier and more social than a lot of night club parties. Outdoor sections offer the perfect environment to chat with friends or cute guys and you can actually see if that guy is cute or not.

The dress code is usually more relaxed during the day, as you’ll see many women in sundresses and comfortable shoes. Women at Night parties are in the tightest dresses and extremely uncomfortable shoes. Maybe this is a bit of an exaggeration but the bottom-line is that the dress is very different.

My biggest complaint about partying at night is that nobody wants to get to the club until 11:30 PM or later. 11:30 is already past my bed time on most days.  I’ve never been much of a club person, but by the time I arrive at the club, dance to a song or two, I’m already sleepy and ready go home.  With Day Parties I can dance all day, have a few drinks and even hit an after party 🙂 and make my bedtime.

So I’m always down for a day party!





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Lurker No More

…..So, I’ve been following a ton of blogs, have a slight addiction to watching videos on YouTube (but who doesn’t), and have been known to belong to a few forums. But at some point it is time to cease being a lurker. That time is now!  So here I am, starting with one word at at time. Not even sure what the focal point of my blog will be, but essentially all that is important to me. From Hair Care, Makeup, Fashion, Travel, Poetry/Spoken Word, and Pop Culture… this is my $0.02. So follow me on this journey as I start Living Out Loud.

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