Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Weekly Poop 8/31/11

Roost #44 Poop
·         Dates to Remember:
·        Tomorrow – Ravens @ Falcons, 7:30 pm.
·        Friday – Water Conservation Society Meeting @
·        Sunday – Raft up #3.  From Gary: “The weather is questionable for Sunday, but it may be ok for a raft up.  Unfortunately, my back issues have flared up and I will not be able to be out on a boat this weekend.  The rest of you can certainly go ahead with a raft up if there are enough of you to get together.  It looks like there will not be another opportunity this year to try again because of the football schedule, so I would leave it up to the rest of you to decide about rafting up on Sunday.  Hopefully next year we will have better luck with the weather.”
·        Wednesday, September 7 – Ravens Rap returns!  From Eileen Abeel: “The Ravens Rap show is now being taped by Comcast Spotlight.  It will air on Beach TV on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 2x a day.  It is still being taped, at the same time, for radio for airing on WZBH, airing Pre - "Pre-Game" NFL GameDay Sundays.  The TV show is just 1 hour, whereas the radio is still 1 1/2 hours.  The show is being taped on Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm, starting September 7th, prior to 1st regular season game against Steelers, at The Blue Ox Bar & Grill 127th St. & Coastal Hwy.  We will actually be starting the show about 7:15pm, because of the time constraints with Mike Bradley.  It looks like we will be getting Bruce Laird probably for every show, instead of every other.  There may be a few he can't make.  John Gehrig & Tony Lombardi will be part of the show again, as well.  The show will have specific timed breaks & subject matters, just to make it easier on editing the shows for television.”
·        Saturday, September 10 – RR #44 WCS Pub Crawl.  Leave The Blue Ox @ 12 noon aboard the OC Bus ($3 all day-cheap!).  1st stop is the oldest bar in Ocean City, The Harbor Inn (est. 1935.  Kelly was there for the first drink!), Somerset St. Bayside.  2nd stop will be the 2nd oldest bar in OC, The Bar (on the boardwalk).  3rd stop The Cork Bar, Wicomico St. Oceanside.  4th stop at The Purple Moose, and the 5th stop TBD.  Then, back on the bus to our last stop, The Blue Ox for a Ravens Pep Rally.  Wear comfy shoes and bring cash because some places (Harbor Inn) don’t accept plastic.  WEAR YOUR COLORS!
·        September 15 – Get Ready to Bring Some Money Home!  HARRINGTON BUS TRIP is on Thursday, September 15th, 2011.  Cost is $20.OO per person which includes $15.00 free play, a lunch buffet, and your bus seat.  The 48 passenger Bus departs Montego Bay (130th street) at 8:30 am with a second stop at the Millsboro’s Roses Store on Route 113.  Bus departs Harrington at 4pm.  Guests are welcome.  To sign up, Call Paul and Trish at H# 302-436-9017.  You will need to give Paul and Trish either your Harrington Player Card Number or your Birthday Date.  Mail a check immediately after you sign up to 36977 Laws Points Rd, Selbyville, DE 19975.  Check is made out to Raven Roost #44.  Call and Sign up early!  You can pay at the September meeting.  Spread the word for those who don’t have a computer.
·        October 21 thru 25, 2011 – Trip to Jacksonville, FL to see the Ravens take on the Jaguars.  Rooms have been reserved @ the Crown Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel.  Mike received an email from Karen Howe, the sales manager of the Crown Plaza in Jacksonville, stating that the rate for the weekend of the road trip is now $149 a night for any new group bookings.  At the moment they will still honor our $99 a night rate if the reservation is booked under our block of rooms.  You must contact Mike first in order to make your reservation.  Mike will then notify Karen so you can make your reservation.
The package, excluding the hotel and travel expenses, will also include a 3-hour tailgate party, the water taxi ride to the tailgate party (you will have to pay for the ride back), a tee shirt and a koozie.  The total cost will be between $125 and $140 a person depending on the seats Mike purchases from the Jaguars.  If you do not want the package then you will have to purchase your own game day tickets.  Unlike years past this will not be an al la carte trip.
·        Saturday, November 5 – Post Halloween Costume Party, 7-11 p.m. at the Blue Ox.  Menu: Chicken tenders, ham, turkey and pastrami wraps, steamed shrimp, meatballs, buffalo chicken dip with nacho chips, cheese and veggie tray, onion rings, brownies, cookies and soda (Beer and drinks at happy hour prices).  Prizes for the best costumes: male, female and couple.  Cost is $20 per person.  Contact Marie Gerst at 302-436-1767 or sign up at the September meeting (We need a minimum of 30 people to have the event).
·        December 17, 2011 – Ravens Roost Christmas Party @ the Cove.  Details to follow.
·        Jack Sipes has his bus seat for sale for the opening game against the Steelers.  Contact Jack @ jjsipes@yahoo.com.

Ravens Poop
·         Good news notes and nuggets from Sarah Ellison’s Blog here.  It’s getting to the point where I can hardly stand ESPN, but I do go James Walker’s Blog here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.

Local Poop
·        Tomorrow – At the Freeman Stage @ Bayside – First State Ballet & Opera Delaware, 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  Come out for an enchanting evening with some of the best performing arts that the State of Delaware offers...the First State Ballet & Opera Delaware!  FREE for all.
·        Friday – At the Freeman Stage @ Bayside – A Doo-Wop Celebration, 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  With superlative vocals and musicianship, dynamic enthusiasm and a genuine love of the music they perform, The Bronx Wanderers recreate the magic of the 50’s and 60’s music.  $10 per person.  Kids 18 and under are free.
·        Friday thru Sunday – Labor Day Weekend Art & Craft Festival, Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay.  A tasteful mix of mediums including original oil & watercolors, woodworking & furniture, stained glass, glass art, oils, scents, candles, pottery and ceramics.  Unique items for gifts and household.  Located at the Convention Center on 40th Street.  Hours: Friday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm.  For more information, contact ahastings@ocshows.info.
·        Saturday – At the Freeman Stage @ Bayside – Summer Season Finale & Fireworks, 10:00am - 11:00am.  7:00pm - 9:00pm.  Join us for a special performance to celebrate Labor Day weekend and another successful summer season at The Freeman Stage.  Returning to the Stage will be the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, along with special guests, the Morgan State University Choir!  After the show, we will end the night with a fireworks spectacular!  What a way to wrap up the season!  FREE for all.

Funny Poop
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Etcetera
·         Got poop?  Let me know!  I’m going to try to get this out every Wednesday so if you get it to me by Tuesday I’ll try to include it.  Your input is appreciated.
·         Be sure to visit our website @ www.ravensroost44.com or our blog @ http://ravensroost44.blogspot.com/ for the latest news, notes and nuggets.
·         Life is short.  Focus on the good.
·         Have a safe happy and safe Labor Day Weekend.


Frank

Baltimore Ravens, let’s go
And put that ball across the line
So fly with talons spread wide
Go in and strike with Ravens pride
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Ravens dark wings take flight
Dive in and show them your might
For Baltimore and Maryland
You will fly on to victory

Sunday, August 28, 2011

C'mon Home!


NEWS RELEASE
TOWN OF OCEAN CITY
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
410‐723‐6602 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
410‐723‐6666 RECORDED INFORMATION LINE
410‐723‐6962 FAX
Ocean City announces re-entry plan
Now that Hurricane Irene has passed Ocean City, Emergency Management officials
announce the re-entry plan. Re-entry for citizens will be conducted in two phases as
follows:
First phase: Property owners, tenants, business owners and their employees may reenter
with proper identification such as driver’s license showing local address
beginning at 9 a.m.
Second phase: Ocean City will be reopened to the general public at noon today.
The beach will be opened, but access to the surf will be restricted today.
Updated information will be posted on the Town’s website, www.oceancitymd.gov, the
Emergency Services recorded information line at 410-723-6666,
facebook.com/oceancity and on Twitter @ townofoceancity. You can receive our
twitter messages via text on your smartphone! Text follow TownofOceanCity to 40404
in the United States.


Irene Sunday


NEWS RELEASE
TOWN OF OCEAN CITY
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
410-723-6602 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
410-723-6666 RECORDED INFORMATION LINE
410-723-6962 FAX
Ocean City assesses community in aftermath of Hurricane Irene
Ocean City officials are now in the process of assessing the town in the wake of
Hurricane Irene and plan to reopen the community as soon as is possible. At daylight
a full assessment will be carried out. No injuries have been reported.
Power outages are still reported in some areas of the community. The wastewater
plant, which had been shut down as the storm approached, is in the process of being
put back into service.
The eye of Hurricane Irene passed Ocean City within 50 miles in the early morning
hours on Sunday. Localized flooding was reported as sustained winds reached 60
mph, with top wind speed recorded at 80 mph. Rainfall amount totaled 12 inches.
Ocean City will remain closed to all persons until a full damage assessment can be
made and any unsafe conditions secured.
All incoming traffic to Ocean City, Maryland, continues to be limited to emergency
personnel. No other vehicles will be permitted entry to the island, except by approved
authority (Mayor, City Manager and Emergency Services Director).
Updated information will be posted on the Town’s website, www.oceancitymd.gov, the
Emergency Services recorded information line at 410-723-6666,
facebook.com/oceancity and on Twitter @ townofoceancity. You can receive our
twitter messages via text on your smartphone! Text follow TownofOceanCity to 40404
in the United States.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Irene

NEWS RELEASE
TOWN OF OCEAN CITY
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
410-723-6602 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
410-723-6666 RECORDED INFORMATION LINE
410-723-6962 FAX
Hurricane Irene makes landfall in North Carolina,
Ocean City remains under a hurricane warning & tornado watch
Ocean City continues to monitor Hurricane Irene after it made landfall earlier this
morning near Cape Hatteras, NC. Ocean City remains under a hurricane warning and a
tornado watch. The tornado watch is in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday.
Easterly gale force winds should start affecting the area this morning at 11 a.m. with
storm force winds arriving around 5 p.m. and northeasterly hurricane force winds
arriving near 9 p.m. The highest wind speeds from Hurricane Irene should occur near
1 a.m. Sunday, when top sustained winds, from the north, could reach 79 mph with
gusts near 99 mph.
When sustained winds become 50 mph for 10 minutes or longer, emergency response
will cease until conditions are deemed safe.
Hurricane Irene is currently projected to pass by Ocean City at approximately 2 to 3
a.m. Sunday. Winds should decrease below hurricane force shortly thereafter.
Sustained winds will fall below gale force after 9 a.m. Sunday and generally be from
the north during this period of decreasing winds. Expect gusts above gale force level
for several more hours thereafter.
The total rainfall for the Ocean City area over the next three days is currently forecast
to be 8 to 12 inches. This can vary significantly as tropical storm and hurricane rainfall
is very difficult to predict.
Emergency management officials report the evacuation of Ocean City on Friday went
smoothly, with very few citizens electing to ignore warnings and remain in town.
The town’s emergency operations center is manned and will continue to monitor
Hurricane Irene.

All incoming traffic to Ocean City, Maryland, continues to be limited to emergency
personnel. No other vehicles will be permitted entry to the island, except by approved
authority (Mayor, City Manager and Emergency Services Director).
Updated information will be posted on the Town’s website, www.oceancitymd.gov, the
Emergency Services recorded information line at 410-723-6666,
facebook.com/oceancity and on Twitter @ townofoceancity. You can receive our
twitter messages via text on your smartphone! Text follow TownofOceanCity to 40404
in the United States.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hurricane Irene


Ocean City Emergency Management officials have initiated phase one of the hurricane action plan in preparation for Hurricane Irene.

More Here...


UPDATE (8/25/11, 3:15 pm): Ocean City Emergency Management officials will initiate phase three of the hurricane action plan in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Phase three will go into effect at midnight tonight.

Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan has signed a proclamation declaring a local State of Emergency.
All persons other than identified emergency personnel are ordered to evacuate. Visitors are asked to return to their principle residences. Ocean City residents are asked to seek shelter elsewhere.

Utilizing the authority under a local State of Emergency, the Mayor is banning the sale of all alcohol in Ocean City and requests that all businesses close beginning at midnight.

All incoming traffic to Ocean City, Maryland, will be limited to emergency personnel. No other vehicles will be permitted entry to the island, except by approved authority (Mayor, City Manager and Emergency Services Director).

Ocean City Municipal Transportation System is providing transportation for special needs individuals. For special needs transportation, please call Ocean City Transportation at 410-723-1606. International student workforce evacuation continues and will be completed by tomorrow morning.

The Ocean City Government Cable Access Channel 4, the Ocean City website www.ocmdemergency.com, recorded emergency management line, 410-723-6666 and Ocean City advisory radio station 1670 AM will remain operational for further advisories.

Ocean City is expected to receive a significant impact from Hurricane Irene.

Easterly gale force winds should start affecting the area on Saturday, August 27 at 5 p.m. with hurricane-force winds arriving around 4 a.m. and lasting for a period of eight hours. The highest wind speeds from Hurricane Irene should occur near 9 a.m. when top sustained winds, from the north, could reach 90 mph with gusts near 120.

UPDATE (8/26/11, 3:30 pm):
Ocean City continues to monitor Hurricane Irene. Evacuation of the town continues and everyone is asked to be out of town by 5 p.m. today.

At 5 p.m. today public transportation ends.
The town’s wastewater treatment plant will be taken off line at 6 p.m. Saturday. Sewer service will be unavailable at that time. The town anticipates the system will be back in service late Sunday evening depending on impacts from the storm.

Emergency management officials advise residents to remove their vehicles from streets in the downtown area and other areas prone to flooding, and move them to higher ground. Route 90 eastbound is now closed to motorists. The Route 50 drawbridge openings end at 5 p.m.

All incoming traffic to Ocean City, Maryland, will be limited to emergency personnel. No other vehicles will be permitted entry to the island, except by approved authority (Mayor, City Manager and Emergency Services Director).

Ocean City Municipal Transportation System is providing transportation for special needs individuals. For special needs transportation, please call Ocean City Transportation at 410-723-1606. International student workforce evacuation has been completed, with 2,112 students safely evacuated.

The Ocean City Government Cable Access Channel 4, the Ocean City website www.ocmdemergency.com, recorded emergency management line, 410-723-6666 and Ocean City advisory radio station 1670 AM will remain operational for further advisories.
Ocean City is expected to receive a significant impact from Hurricane Irene.

Easterly gale force winds should start affecting the area on Saturday, August 27 at 10 a.m. with hurricane-force winds arriving around 6 p.m. and lasting for a period of eight hours. The highest wind speeds from Hurricane Irene should occur near 2 a.m. Sunday morning when top sustained winds, from the north, could reach 95 mph with gusts near 110 mph. Winds should decrease below hurricane force shortly thereafter.

Sustained winds will fall below gale force after 11 a.m. Sunday and generally be from the north during this period of decreasing winds. Expect gusts above gale force level for several more hours thereafter.

The total rainfall for the Ocean City area over the next three days is forecast to be 10 to 15 inches. This can vary significantly as tropical storm and hurricane rainfall is very difficult to predict.

Storm surge is expected to be six to eight feet above normal high tide cycles resulting in significant flooding in low-lying areas.


Mike Flanagan RIP


Former Orioles pitcher and general manager Mike Flanagan was found dead on his northern Baltimore County property, WBAL-TV 11 Sports Director Gerry Sandusky confirmed through multiple sources close to Flanagan. He was 59.

Read more: http://www.wbaltv.com/sports/28967968/detail.html#ixzz1W2IkKDgl




Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Weekly Poop 8/24/11

Roost #44 Poop
·         Dates to Remember:
·        Tomorrow – Ravens vs. Redskins @ M&T Bank Stadium, 8 pm.
·        Friday – Water Conservation Society Meeting @
·        Sunday – Raft up #3 is scheduled, but Irene may have something to say about it.  Maybe Labor Day Sunday instead.  Stay tuned…
·        Saturday, September 10 – RR #44 WCS Pub Crawl.  Leave The Blue Ox @ 12 noon aboard the OC Bus ($3 all day-cheap!).  1st stop is the oldest bar in Ocean City, The Harbor Inn (est. 1935.  Kelly was there for the first drink!), Somerset St. Bayside.  2nd stop will be the 2nd oldest bar in OC, The Bar (on the boardwalk).  3rd stop The Cork Bar, Wicomico St. Oceanside.  4th stop at The Purple Moose, and the 5th stop TBD.  Then, back on the bus to our last stop, The Blue Ox for a Ravens Pep Rally.  Wear comfy shoes and bring cash because some places (Harbor Inn) don’t accept plastic.  WEAR YOUR COLORS!
·        September 15 – Get Ready to Bring Some Money Home!  The Raven Roost Bus trip to the Harrington Casino is scheduled for Thursday, September 15th, 2011.  Cost is $20.OO per person which includes $15.00 free play, a lunch buffet, and your bus seat.  The 48 passenger bus departs Montego Bay (130th street) at 8:30 am with a second stop at the Millsboro’s Roses Store on Route 113.  Bus departs Harrington at 4pm.  Guests are welcome.  To sign up, call Paul and Trish at H# 302-436-9017.  You will need to give Paul and Trish either your Harrington Player Card Number or your Birthday Date.  Mail a check immediately after you sign up to
36977 Laws Points Rd, Selbyville, DE 19975
.  Check is made out to Raven Roost #44.  Sign up early and spread the word for those who don’t have a computer.
·        October 21 thru 25, 2011 – Trip to Jacksonville, FL to see the Ravens take on the Jaguars.  Rooms have been reserved @ the Crown Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel.  Mike received an email from Karen Howe, the sales manager of the Crown Plaza in Jacksonville, stating that the rate for the weekend of the road trip is now $149 a night for any new group bookings.  At the moment they will still honor our $99 a night rate if the reservation is booked under our block of rooms.  You must contact Mike first in order to make your reservation.  Mike will then notify Karen so you can make your reservation.
The package, excluding the hotel and travel expenses, will also include a 3-hour tailgate party, the water taxi ride to the tailgate party (you will have to pay for the ride back), a tee shirt and a koozie.  The total cost will be between $125 and $140 a person depending on the seats Mike purchases from the Jaguars.  If you do not want the package then you will have to purchase your own game day tickets.  Unlike years past this will not be an al la carte trip.
·        Saturday, November 5 – Post Halloween Costume Party, 7-11 p.m. at the Blue Ox.  Menu: Chicken tenders, ham, turkey and pastrami wraps, steamed shrimp, meatballs, buffalo chicken dip with nacho chips, cheese and veggie tray, onion rings, brownies, cookies and soda (Beer and drinks at happy hour prices).  Prizes for the best costumes: male, female and couple.  Cost is $20 per person.  Contact Marie Gerst at 302-436-1767 or sign up at the September meeting (We need a minimum of 30 people to have the event).
·        December 17, 2011 – Ravens Roost Christmas Party @ the Cove.  Details to follow.
·        Jack Sipes has his bus seat for sale for the opening game against the Steelers.  Contact Jack @ jjsipes@yahoo.com.

Ravens Poop
·         Good news notes and nuggets from Sarah Ellison’s Blog here.  It’s getting to the point where I can hardly stand ESPN, but I do go James Walker’s Blog here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.

Local Poop
·        Wednesday, September 24 – The Worcester County Veterans Memorial @ Ocean Pines 5th Annual Golf Tournament, @ Ocean Pines Golf Club.  1pm shotgun start with dinner catered by Osborns Westside Grille.  $85 per player.  For more information contact Marie Gilmore @ 410.208.6612 or Bob Rose @ 410.926.2558.
·        Tonight – Free Movie on the Beach, 118th St. on the Beach at Carousel Resort Hotel.  View a free general audience movie with the beach as your theater on our 16 ft screen.  Bring a blanket and enjoy the night beside the ocean.  Tonight's Feature: “Toy Story 3” – show time 8:30 pm, rain or shine.
·        Tonight – Free Concerts on the Beach.  Live Tonight: Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys (Beach Country).  Free, live entertainment every Wednesday, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm from July 13 - August 24 (except July 27).  Enjoy tribute bands and local favorites.  Treat yourself to a collection of summer beach music, watch the sun set, view the sparkling blue ocean and dance by moonlight.  There is no better setting for relaxing than Concerts on the Beach.  The beach beat will have your hands clapping and your toes tapping to the variety of entertainment from 8 to 9:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening.  For more information about Concerts on the Beach, call the Ocean City Department of Recreation and Parks at 410-250-0125.  Entertainment subject to change without notice.
·        Tomorrow – Sunset Park Party Nights - Free Concerts.  Bring a chair! Ocean City's downtown bayside park hosts a night of entertainment and a series of free concerts.  Come enjoy an evening beside the bay.  For more information, call 1-800-626-2326. Located at Sunset Park on South Division Street and the Bay every Thursday from July 7 through August 25 from 7pm - 9pm.  Tonight’s Entertainment: “Lauren Glick Band”.
·        Tomorrow – Free Movie on the Beach, 91st St. on the Beach at Princess Royale Hotel.  View a free general audience movie with the beach as your theater on our 16 ft screen.  Bring a blanket and enjoy the night beside the ocean.  Tonight's Feature: " Oceans" – show time 8:30 pm, rain or shine.
·        Tomorrow – At the Freeman Stage @ Bayside – Nashville Sensation Beth Cayhall, 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  On August 25, Beth Cayhall will return to her home state with her Nashville-based band packed full of professional players in tow!  FREE for all.
·        Friday – At the Freeman Stage @ Bayside – Washington National Opera, 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  Overseen by Pl├ícido Domingo, the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is unique in guiding young singers, coaches/accompanists, conductors, and stage directors on the verge of international careers.  $10 per person. Kids 18 and under are free.
·        Saturday – At the Freeman Stage @ Bayside – From Sussex County to Nashville Country : Beth Cayhall, 10:00am - 11:00am.  Beth Cayhall gives an inspirational workshop highlighting her journey from Sussex County native to Nashville sensation.  FREE for all.
·        Sunday – Sundaes in the Park – Free Concert and Family Entertainment.  Tonight's Entertainment:
 - Live Band: Live Band: Mary Lou and the Untouchables (Classic Rock)
 - For the Kids: Maryland DNR (Scales and Tales)
Bring your picnic basket and beach chairs to Northside Park, located at 127th Street and the Bay for ice cream sundaes and live entertainment.  The lineup of entertainers this season will make you stand and cheer, however, the spotlight will be on you creating your own ice cream sundae with delicious toppings.  Sundaes in the Park is a family concert series offered Sunday evening in July and August from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  For a small fee enjoy your own ice cream sundae creation as you listen to your musical favorites and watch the sunset over the beautiful Assawoman Bay.  1-800-OC-OCEAN (1-800-626-2326)

Funny Poop
·        Murphy, a furniture dealer from Dublin, decided to expand the line of furniture in his store, so he decided to go to Paris to see what he could find.
After arriving in Paris he visited with some manufacturers and selected a line that he thought would sell well back home. To celebrate the new acquisition, he decided to visit a small bistro and have a glass of wine.
As he sat enjoying his wine, he noticed that the small place was quite crowded, and that the other chair at his table was the only vacant seat in the house. Before long, a very beautiful young Parisian girl came to his table, asked him something in French (which Murphy could not understand), so he motioned to the vacant chair and invited her to sit down.
He tried to speak to her in English, but she did not speak his language. After a couple of minutes of trying to communicate with her, he took a napkin and drew a picture of a wine glass and showed it to her. She nodded, so he ordered a glass of wine for her.
After sitting together at the table for a while, he took another napkin, and drew a picture of a plate with food on it, and she nodded. They left the bistro and found a quiet cafe that featured a small group playing romantic music.
They ordered dinner, after which he took another napkin and drew a picture of a couple dancing. She nodded, and they got up to dance. They danced until the cafe closed and the band was packing up.
Back at their table, the young lady took a napkin and drew a picture of a four-poster bed. To this day, Murphy has no idea how she figured out he was in the furniture business.

Etcetera
·         Got poop?  Let me know!  I’m going to try to get this out every Wednesday so if you get it to me by Tuesday I’ll try to include it.  Your input is appreciated.
·         Be sure to visit our website @ www.ravensroost44.com or our blog @ http://ravensroost44.blogspot.com/ for the latest news, notes and nuggets.
·         Life is short.  Focus on the good.
·         C’mon Irene!


Frank

Baltimore Ravens, let’s go
And put that ball across the line
So fly with talons spread wide
Go in and strike with Ravens pride
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Ravens dark wings take flight
Dive in and show them your might
For Baltimore and Maryland
You will fly on to victory

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Couple Drinks A Day Keeps Alzheimer's Away

A new review finds that moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of memory problems and Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2011/08/19/a-drink-or-two-a-day-may-lower-the-risk-of-alzheimers/#ixzz1VnPbdbnL

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Ray Lewis Workout

Holy crap!
Ray Lewis works out at least five times a week, constantly doing fundamental workouts to improve his strength and speed on the football field. 




Weekly Poop 8/17/11

Roost #44 Poop
·         Dates to Remember:
·        Friday – Ravens vs. Chiefs @ M&T Bank Stadium, 7:30 pm.
·        September 15 – Get Ready to Bring Some Money Home!  The Raven Roost Bus trip to the Harrington Casino is scheduled for Thursday, September 15th, 2011.  Cost is $20.OO per person which includes $15.00 free play, a lunch buffet, and your bus seat.  The 56 passenger bus departs Montego Bay (130th street) at 8:30 am with a second stop at the Millsboro’s Roses store on Route 113.  Bus departs Harrington at 4pm.  Sign up begins at the August 11th meeting.  To sign up, you will need to use either your Harrington Player Card Number or your Birthday Date.  Ravens’ Guests are welcome.  After August 14th, your Point of Contact is Paul and Trish Neal (H# 302 436-9017).
·        October 21 thru 25, 2011 – Trip to Jacksonville, FL to see the Ravens take on the Jaguars.  Rooms have been reserved @ the Crown Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel.  Mike received an email from Karen Howe, the sales manager of the Crown Plaza in Jacksonville, stating that the rate for the weekend of the road trip is now $149 a night for any new group bookings.  At the moment they will still honor our $99 a night rate if the reservation is booked under our block of rooms.  You must contact Mike first in order to make your reservation.  Mike will then notify Karen so you can make your reservation.
The package, excluding the hotel and travel expenses, will also include a 3-hour tailgate party, the water taxi ride to the tailgate party (you will have to pay for the ride back), a tee shirt and a koozie.  The total cost will be between $125 and $140 a person depending on the seats Mike purchases from the Jaguars.  If you do not want the package then you will have to purchase your own game day tickets.  Unlike years past this will not be an al la carte trip.
·        Forthcoming Summer 2011: Boat Raft Ups – August 28.

Other events in the planning stages for Late Summer and the Fall are a Crab Feast, Oyster Roast, Bowling Party, Miniature Golf Tournament, Swim Party, Halloween Party, Bus Trip to Harrington/Atlantic City and our Holiday Party on Saturday, December 17th at the Cove.
·        Jack Sipes has his bus seat for sale for the opening game against the Steelers.  Contact Jack @ jjsipes@yahoo.com.

Ravens Poop
·         Good news notes and nuggets from Sarah Ellison’s Blog here.  It’s getting to the point where I can hardly stand ESPN, but I do go James Walker’s Blog here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.

Local Poop
·        Tonight – Free Movie on the Beach, 118th St. on the Beach at Carousel Resort Hotel.  View a free general audience movie with the beach as your theater on our 16 ft screen.  Bring a blanket and enjoy the night beside the ocean.  Tonight's Feature: “Tangled” – show time 8:30 pm, rain or shine.
·        Tonight – Free Concerts on the Beach.  Live Tonight: Key West Band (Jimmy Buffett Tribute).  Free, live entertainment every Wednesday, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm from July 13 - August 24 (except July 27).  Enjoy tribute bands and local favorites.  Treat yourself to a collection of summer beach music, watch the sun set, view the sparkling blue ocean and dance by moonlight.  There is no better setting for relaxing than Concerts on the Beach.  The beach beat will have your hands clapping and your toes tapping to the variety of entertainment from 8 to 9:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening.  For more information about Concerts on the Beach, call the Ocean City Department of Recreation and Parks at 410-250-0125.  Entertainment subject to change without notice.
·        Tomorrow – Sunset Park Party Nights - Free Concerts.  Bring a chair! Ocean City's downtown bayside park hosts a night of entertainment and a series of free concerts.  Come enjoy an evening beside the bay.  For more information, call 1-800-626-2326. Located at Sunset Park on South Division Street and the Bay every Thursday from July 7 through August 25 from 7pm - 9pm.  Tonight’s Entertainment: “Heads Up (classic rock)”.
·        Tomorrow – Free Movie on the Beach, 91st St. on the Beach at Princess Royale Hotel.  View a free general audience movie with the beach as your theater on our 16 ft screen.  Bring a blanket and enjoy the night beside the ocean.  Tonight's Feature: "Secretariat" – show time 8:30 pm, rain or shine.
·        Tomorrow – At the Freeman Stage @ Bayside – Classical Meets Bluegrass with "The Musical Family of America", 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  This musical iconic family from Ohio has four violinist brothers that encompass a vivid blend of bluegrass, classical, and rock genres.  Each brother is a classical virtuoso in his own right, and brings rich and diverse talents to their sound.  FREE for all.
·        Friday – At the Freeman Stage @ Bayside – Step Afrika!, 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  Like step dancing?  Step Afrika! is the critically acclaimed company celebrated worldwide for its performance of stepping, an exciting dance form combining rhythmic footwork, body percussion and spirited vocalizing.  $10 per person.  Kids 18 and under are free.  This engagement of Step Afrika! is a Delaware Performing Arts Presenters Initiative project, made possible through funding by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts.
·        Saturday – At the Freeman Stage @ Bayside – The Music School of Delaware Special Showcase, 10:00am - 11:00am.  Delaware’s nationally accredited music school will showcase one or a sampling of its finest programs.  This children’s hour promises to be musically filled with creative, self expressed fun and learning.  Children young and old invited! FREE for all.
·        Sunday – Sundaes in the Park – Free Concert and Family Entertainment.  Tonight's Entertainment:
 - Live Band: Jesse Garron's Tribute to Elvis
 - For the Kids: Tootsie the Clown
Bring your picnic basket and beach chairs to Northside Park, located at 127th Street and the Bay for ice cream sundaes and live entertainment.  The lineup of entertainers this season will make you stand and cheer, however, the spotlight will be on you creating your own ice cream sundae with delicious toppings.  Sundaes in the Park is a family concert series offered Sunday evening in July and August from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  For a small fee enjoy your own ice cream sundae creation as you listen to your musical favorites and watch the sunset over the beautiful Assawoman Bay.  1-800-OC-OCEAN (1-800-626-2326)
·        Sunday – Radio Disney Free Concert Series Summer Finale featuring The Ready Set, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  Free concert with meet and greet afterwards (artists can only meet with as many fans as time allows).  On the beach at North Division Street in Downtown Ocean City.

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Frank

Baltimore Ravens, let’s go
And put that ball across the line
So fly with talons spread wide
Go in and strike with Ravens pride
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Ravens dark wings take flight
Dive in and show them your might
For Baltimore and Maryland
You will fly on to victory