Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Weekly Poop 11/30/11

Roost #44 Poop
·         Dates to Remember:
·        Tonight – Ravens Rap @ the Blue Ox.  Ravens Room open up to customers at 6pm, every show.  Every Show you attend, you get two Free Raffle Tickets (1 Red, 1 Blue)  EVERY Show two of the Red Prize tickets are pulled for prizes that night: about 30 minutes into show, for Ravens Merchandise or an Original Greene Turtle Gift Certificate.  At the end of the show, another drawing; this one will always be Ravens Merchandise.  The Red tickets, after each, show are discarded.  The Blue Tickets are for the Grand Prize of a Ravens Trip for 2 to San Diego.  The Drawing is TONIGHT & you must be present to win!  You get a blue ticket for the Trip for every show you come to, so the more shows, the more chances.  Show starts @ 7pm, ending time may vary slightly.  Show is usually Wednesdays, except for Thanksgiving & possibly Monday or Thursday games.
·        Friday – Water Conservation Group Meeting @
·        December 17, 2011 – Ravens Roost Christmas Party @ the Cove Restaurant.  7-11 p.m.  Cost: $25 pp which includes:  Chef's choice of soup, house salad with fresh vegetables, choice from the following 3 entrees: Herb lemon roasted chicken breast with roasted potatoes and vegetables; 8 oz. sirloin topped with blue cheese crumbles and a mushroom demi-glaze with roasted potatoes and vegetables; or Jumbo fried shrimp with cheddar grits and fresh vegetable.  Rolls and butter, spiced cheese cake, beer, wine, non alcoholic beverages and gratuity.  There will be a cash bar available for mixed drinks at happy hour prices.  Music will be provided by our DJ, Frank Berterman.  A Chinese raffle will be held to benefit Atlantic General Hospital.  Cut off date to sign up is December 8th.  You can contact Tom Maly at 302-541-0780 or tmaly818@mchsi.com.  Checks for this event can be mailed to Tom at 16 Avondale Drive Ocean View, DE 19970.
·        Sunday, February 5 – Raven's Roost #44 Annual Jim Martin Super Bowl Party @ The Blue Ox.   Cost: $23 pp.  Time: 5:30 till?  Wings, pork BBQ with mini rolls, crab dip, meatballs, buffalo chicken dip, steamed shrimp, hamburgers/hot dogs with fixings, cheese/veggie tray, cole slaw, potato salad, brownies and lemon jello cake.  Alcohol/beverages included: Miller and Coors light on draft, iced tea, coffee, soda.  All other alcohol will be charged to individual per happy hour prices.  Money due by 1/27/2012.  Give your checks to Larry or Marie Gerst (302-436-1767) made payable to Raven's Roost #44.
·        From our President:  We are looking for additional items for the Chinese Auction at our Christmas Party on Dec. 17th.  This is the main fundraiser for the RR44 Penguin Swim Team to raise money for Atlantic General Hospital.  Direct money donations are also appreciated, and
can be made online by going to the web site HERE.  You can donate to a particular team member or to the RR44 Team.
Please see if you can get donations from the local establishments you frequent and bring them to the Dec. meeting.  Items for the silent auction can be gift certificates, bottles of wine or liquor, golf items, art work, etc.  Anything you would buy chances to win.  Thanks, Gary.

Ravens Poop
·        The Ravens dominated on defense and special teams and the offense played balanced and error-free as the Ravens beat the 49ers on Thanksgiving night 16-6.  On a night when our game was the most-watched program in the eight-year history of NFL Network and the most-watched cable program ever on Thanksgiving, the Ravens did not allow San Francisco into the Red Zone, sacked QB Alex Smith nine times and limited the 49ers to two long field goals.  Next up, the Ravens travel to the Land of Cleve to play the Browns.  This game has been flexed to a 4:05 start.
·        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 Jamison Hensley’s Blog here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.

Local Poop
·        Friday – Washington National Opera, 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  As part of The Freeman Stage 2011 Off-Stage Series, we will be welcoming back Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Program.  Overseen by Pl├ícido Domingo, the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is unique in guiding young opera singers, coaches/accompanists, conductors, and stage directors on the verge of international careers.  Don’t miss this chance to hear world class opera in your backyard!  Tickets are $10 per person, with kids 18 and under being free.  This performance will be held at the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College, located in Georgetown, DE on Route 18.  There will be limited seating, so buy your tickets today!
·        Saturday – A Nutcracker Christmas Celebration, Julia A. Purnell Museum.  An event inspired by the beloved Christmas ballet.  See a display of nutcrackers and enjoy refreshments inspired by the Nutcracker.  Children can work on a nutcracker craft to take home.  Admission.  Saturday, 10 am - 4pm at the Julia A. Purnell Museum in Snow Hill, MD.  For more information, call Claire Otterbein at 410-632-0515.
·        Saturday – Christmas Parade, Gold Coast Mall, 115th St.  Wonderful holiday parade with school bands, floats, horses and llamas, marching units and Santa Claus.  Many activities in Gold Coast Mall following the parade.  Parade starts Saturday at 11am at 100th Street and ends at Gold Coast Mall at 115th Street.  Parade route subject to change.  Contact Elaine Jarvis at 410-524-9000 or honijarvis@cs.com with questions.  (Boy, it’s been a long time since RR44 marched in this parade.  Just sayin’.)
·        Sunday – Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645 Coats for Kids Golf Tournament, Eagles Landing Golf Course.  Golf tournament at Eagles Landing Golf Course with ALL proceeds benefitting Worcester County G.O.L.D. and Buckingham Elementary School.  Shotgun Start 10am. $30.00 per person, includes lunch at Eagles Landing.  For more information, call 410-250-2645.
·        Now thru January 1, 2012 – Winterfest of Lights has been named a prestigious Top 100 Event for 2011 by American Bus Association.
Northside Park, 125th Street & The Bay
Sunday - Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 5:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.
Admission is $5.00 for those 12 years & older, and FREE for those 11 years and younger.
Enjoy this winter paradise created for the whole family!  Take a ride through an animated wonderland on the Winterfest Express.  Board the train and sing Christmas Carols as you glide past spectacular lighted displays including the Twelve Days of Christmas and your favorite fairy tales.  Visit the Winterfest Village which is located inside a festive, heated pavilion decorated for the season.  Buy a cup of hot chocolate at The OC Recreation Boosters cafe, browse the Yukon Cornelius Gift Shop for that special stocking stuffer or OC souvenir.  Santa available for photos every night until December 23.
While in Ocean City, drive along the Avenue of Trees on Baltimore Avenue from 15th – 32nd Street.  Be sure to visit all of Ocean City, Maryland to create a lasting holiday memory.  More than one million holiday lights sparkle throughout the town on animated displays.

Funny Poop
·        An older couple is playing in the annual club championship.  They are playing in a playoff hole and it is down to a 6 inch putt that the wife has to make.  She takes her stance and her husband can see her trembling. She putts and misses, they lose the match.  On the way home in the car her husband is fuming, "I can't believe you missed that putt!"  "That putt was no longer than my 'willy'."  The wife just looked over at her husband and smiled and said, "Yes dear, but it was much harder!"

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.
·         Long live the Joe Manchu!



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

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Weekly Poop 11/23/11

Roost #44 Poop
·         Dates to Remember:
·        Not Tonight – it was Monday; sorry if you missed it! – Ravens Rap @ the Blue Ox.  Ravens Room open up to customers at 6pm, every show.  Every Show you attend, you get two Free Raffle Tickets (1 Red, 1 Blue)  EVERY Show two of the Red Prize tickets are pulled for prizes that night: about 30 minutes into show, for Ravens Merchandise or an Original Greene Turtle Gift Certificate.  At the end of the show, another drawing; this one will always be Ravens Merchandise.  The Red tickets, after each, show are discarded.  The Blue Tickets are for the Grand Prize of a Ravens Trip for 2 to San Diego.  The Drawing is Wednesday, November 30th & you must be present to win!  You get a blue ticket for the Trip for every show you come to, so the more shows, the more chances.  Show starts @ 7pm, ending time may vary slightly.  Show is usually Wednesdays, except for Thanksgiving & possibly Monday or Thursday games.
·        Friday – Water Conservation Group Meeting @
·        December 17, 2011 – Ravens Roost Christmas Party @ the Cove Restaurant.  7-11 p.m.  Cost: $25 pp which includes:  Chef's choice of soup, house salad with fresh vegetables, choice from the following 3 entrees: Herb lemon roasted chicken breast with roasted potatoes and vegetables; 8 oz. sirloin topped with blue cheese crumbles and a mushroom demi-glaze with roasted potatoes and vegetables; or Jumbo fried shrimp with cheddar grits and fresh vegetable.  Rolls and butter, spiced cheese cake, beer, wine, non alcoholic beverages and gratuity.  There will be a cash bar available for mixed drinks at happy hour prices.  Music will be provided by our DJ, Frank Berterman.  A Chinese raffle will be held to benefit Atlantic General Hospital.  Cut off date for all monies is December 7th.  You can contact Tom Maly at 302-541-0780 or tmaly818@mchsi.com.  Checks for this event can be mailed to Tom at 16 Avondale Drive Ocean View, DE 19970.
·        Sunday, February 5 – Raven's Roost #44 Annual Jim Martin Super Bowl Party @ The Blue Ox.   Cost: $23 pp.  Time: 5:30 till?  Wings, pork BBQ with mini rolls, crab dip, meatballs, buffalo chicken dip, steamed shrimp, hamburgers/hot dogs with fixings, cheese/veggie tray, cole slaw, potato salad, brownies and lemon jello cake.  Alcohol/beverages included: Miller and Coors light on draft, iced tea, coffee, soda.  All other alcohol will be charged to individual per happy hour prices.  Money due by 1/27/2012.  Give your checks to Larry or Marie Gerst (302-436-1767) made payable to Raven's Roost #44.
·        From our President:  We are looking for additional items for the Chinese Auction at our Christmas Party on Dec. 17th.  This is the main fundraiser for the RR44 Penguin Swim Team to raise money for Atlantic General Hospital.  Direct money donations are also appreciated, and
can be made online by going to the web site HERE.  You can donate to a particular team member or to the RR44 Team.
Please see if you can get donations from the local establishments you frequent and bring them to the Dec. meeting.  Items for the silent auction can be gift certificates, bottles of wine or liquor, golf items, art work, etc.  Anything you would buy chances to win.  Thanks, Gary.

Ravens Poop
·        The Ravens withstood a furious 4th quarter comeback and held on for a 31-24 victory over division rival Cincinnati to retake 1st place in the division.  Thanksgiving night brings the Har-Bowl as the Ravens take on Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium, 8:20pm. 
·        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 Jamison Hensley’s Blog here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.

Local Poop
·        Friday, Saturday & Sunday – Holiday Shopper's Fair, Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay.  Holiday shopping extravaganza with unique handmade merchandise along with toys, nautical items, florals & more.  Children’s activities are offered, an appearance by Santa and a non-shoppers lounge.  Admission.  Located at the Convention Center on 40th Street.  Hours: Friday & Saturday, 10am - 5pm; Sunday, 10am - 4pm.  For more information, contact Janice Cropper at 410-723-8605 or 800-626-2326.
·        Now thru January 1, 2012 – Winterfest of Lights has been named a prestigious Top 100 Event for 2011 by American Bus Association.
Northside Park, 125th Street & The Bay
Sunday - Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 5:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.
Admission is $5.00 for those 12 years & older, and FREE for those 11 years and younger.
Enjoy this winter paradise created for the whole family!  Take a ride through an animated wonderland on the Winterfest Express.  Board the train and sing Christmas Carols as you glide past spectacular lighted displays including the Twelve Days of Christmas and your favorite fairy tales.  Visit the Winterfest Village which is located inside a festive, heated pavilion decorated for the season.  Buy a cup of hot chocolate at The OC Recreation Boosters cafe, browse the Yukon Cornelius Gift Shop for that special stocking stuffer or OC souvenir.  Santa available for photos every night until December 23.
While in Ocean City, drive along the Avenue of Trees on Baltimore Avenue from 15th – 32nd Street.  Be sure to visit all of Ocean City, Maryland to create a lasting holiday memory.  More than one million holiday lights sparkle throughout the town on animated displays.

Funny Poop
·        A Greek and Italian were sitting in a Starbuck's one day discussing who had the superior culture.
Over triple lattes the Greek guy says "Well, we have the Parthenon". Arching his eyebrows, the Italian replies "We have the Coliseum".
The Greek retorts "We Greeks gave birth to advanced mathematics". The Italian, nodding agreement says "But we built the Roman Empire".
And so on and so on until the Greek comes up with what he thinks will end the discussion.
With a flourish of finality he says, "We invented sex!"  The Italian replies "That is true, but it was the Italians who introduced it to women".

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.
·         Give thanks for all we have, for we can lose it all in an instant. 



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

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Weekly Poop 11/16/11

Roost #44 Poop
·         Dates to Remember:
·        Tonight – Ravens Rap @ the Blue Ox.  Ravens Room open up to customers at 6pm, every show.  Every Show you attend, you get two Free Raffle Tickets (1 Red, 1 Blue)  EVERY Show two of the Red Prize tickets are pulled for prizes that night: about 30 minutes into show, for Ravens Merchandise or an Original Greene Turtle Gift Certificate.  At the end of the show, another drawing; this one will always be Ravens Merchandise.  The Red tickets, after each, show are discarded.  The Blue Tickets are for the Grand Prize of a Ravens Trip for 2 to San Diego.  The Drawing is Wednesday, November 30th & you must be present to win!  You get a blue ticket for the Trip for every show you come to, so the more shows, the more chances.  Show starts @ 7pm, ending time may vary slightly.  Show is usually Wednesdays, except for Thanksgiving & possibly Monday or Thursday games.
·        Friday – Water Conservation Group Meeting @
·        Saturday, 3pm. – RR44 has been invited to The Burley Oak Brewing Company for a private tour and tasting.  Burley Oak is the new micro brewery located in Berlin @ 10016 Old Ocean City Blvd.  The new Tap Room that serves the beers brewed on premises is becoming the "In" spot for social gatherings in and around Berlin.  Bryan, the owner and Brew Master, will give us a personal tour of the brewery, explaining how the beer is made and what to look for in the different styles they brew.  We will then have an opportunity to sample several of the beers.  The $10/pp cost includes a "flight" of 3, OR your choice of a pint of the beers currently on tap, as well as a selection of light snacks.  You may, of course, purchase additional pints of your favorite brew.  There is no food served here, so I will be bringing in some snacks, but you can also order pizza delivered to the Tap Room, or go into downtown Berlin for dinner after the tasting.  We will all meet at the Brewery.  This will be a fun time and an opportunity to sample some really good beer.  Call Gary if you have any questions.  443-618-9972
·        December 17, 2011 – Ravens Roost Christmas Party @ the Cove Restaurant.  7-11 p.m.  Cost: $25 pp which includes:  Chef's choice of soup, house salad with fresh vegetables, choice from the following 3 entrees: Herb lemon roasted chicken breast with roasted potatoes and vegetables; 8 oz. sirloin topped with blue cheese crumbles and a mushroom demi-glaze with roasted potatoes and vegetables; or Jumbo fried shrimp with cheddar grits and fresh vegetable.  Rolls and butter, spiced cheese cake, beer, wine, non alcoholic beverages and gratuity.  There will be a cash bar available for mixed drinks at happy hour prices.  Music will be provided by our DJ, Frank Berterman.  A Chinese raffle will be held to benefit Atlantic General Hospital.  Cut off date for all monies is December 7th.  You can contact Tom Maly at 302-541-0780 or tmaly818@mchsi.com.  Checks for this event can be mailed to Tom at 16 Avondale Drive Ocean View, DE 19970.
·        Sunday, February 5 – Raven's Roost #44 Annual Jim Martin Super Bowl Party @ The Blue Ox.   Cost: $23 pp.  Time: 5:30 till?  Wings, pork BBQ with mini rolls, crab dip, meatballs, buffalo chicken dip, steamed shrimp, hamburgers/hot dogs with fixings, cheese/veggie tray, cole slaw, potato salad, brownies and lemon jello cake.  Alcohol/beverages included: Miller and Coors light on draft, iced tea, coffee, soda.  All other alcohol will be charged to individual per happy hour prices.  Money due by 1/27/2012.  Give your checks to Larry or Marie Gerst (302-436-1767) made payable to Raven's Roost #44.
·        From our President:  We are looking for additional items for the Chinese Auction at our Christmas Party on Dec. 17th.  This is the main fundraiser for the RR44 Penguin Swim Team to raise money for Atlantic General Hospital.  Direct money donations are also appreciated, and
can be made online by going to the web site HERE.  You can donate to a particular team member or to the RR44 Team.
Please see if you can get donations from the local establishments you frequent and bring them to the Dec. meeting.  Items for the silent auction can be gift certificates, bottles of wine or liquor, golf items, art work, etc.  Anything you would buy chances to win.  Thanks, Gary.

Ravens Poop
·        The Ravens again suffered a letdown against a lesser team and lost to Seattle 22-17.  Cue Jim Mora – Playoffs?  Playoffs?!?  I just hope we can win another game!  Next up, the suddenly respectable Cincinnati Bengals come to town, 1pm.
·        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 Jamison Hensley’s Blog here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.

Local Poop
·        Thursday thru January 1, 2012 – Winterfest of Lights has been named a prestigious Top 100 Event for 2011 by American Bus Association.
Northside Park, 125th Street & The Bay
Sunday - Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 5:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.
Admission is $5.00 for those 12 years & older, and FREE for those 11 years and younger.
Enjoy this winter paradise created for the whole family!  Take a ride through an animated wonderland on the Winterfest Express.  Board the train and sing Christmas Carols as you glide past spectacular lighted displays including the Twelve Days of Christmas and your favorite fairy tales.  Visit the Winterfest Village which is located inside a festive, heated pavilion decorated for the season.  Buy a cup of hot chocolate at The OC Recreation Boosters cafe, browse the Yukon Cornelius Gift Shop for that special stocking stuffer or OC souvenir.  Santa available for photos every night until December 23.
While in Ocean City, drive along the Avenue of Trees on Baltimore Avenue from 15th – 32nd Street.  Be sure to visit all of Ocean City, Maryland to create a lasting holiday memory.  More than one million holiday lights sparkle throughout the town on animated displays.  Grand Opening Tonight: The opening ceremony for the 19th annual celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the OC Stars performing holiday songs at the 127th Street park.  The children will then assist Mayor Meehan in “flipping” the switch to light the winter wonderland, which features a 50-foot tree with more than 50,000 lights.
·        Saturday – Turkey Trot, Eagle's Landing Golf Course.  One of the last chances for a great golf tournament before cold weather.  Four-player scramble for adults, includes a turkey feast after play.  Grab your friends & join us at Ocean City’s award-winning course.  For information, contact Eagles Landing at 410-213-7277.  www.eagleslandinggolf.com.

Funny Poop
·        A small church had a very attractive big-busted organist.  Her breasts were so large that they bounced and jiggled while she played the organ.  Unfortunately, she distracted the congregation.  The very proper church ladies were appalled.  They said something had to be done about this or they would have to get another organist.  So, one of the ladies approached her about the problem, and told her to mash up some green persimmons and rub them over her breasts, which should cause them to shrink in size.  She warned her not to taste any of the green persimmons, because they are so sour they will make your mouth pucker up, and you won't be able to talk properly for a while.  The voluptuous organist reluctantly agreed to try it.  The following Sunday morning the minister walked up to the pulpit and said "Dew to thircumsthanthis bewond my contwol, we will not hab a thermon tewday".

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.



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

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Weekly Poop 11/9/11

Roost #44 Poop
·         Dates to Remember:
·        Tonight – Ravens Rap @ the Blue Ox.  Ravens Room open up to customers at 6pm, every show.  Every Show you attend, you get two Free Raffle Tickets (1 Red, 1 Blue)  EVERY Show two of the Red Prize tickets are pulled for prizes that night: about 30 minutes into show, for Ravens Merchandise or an Original Greene Turtle Gift Certificate.  At the end of the show, another drawing; this one will always be Ravens Merchandise.  The Red tickets, after each, show are discarded.  The Blue Tickets are for the Grand Prize of a Ravens Trip for 2 to San Diego.  The Drawing is Wednesday, November 30th & you must be present to win!  You get a blue ticket for the Trip for every show you come to, so the more shows, the more chances.  Show starts @ 7pm, ending time may vary slightly.  Show is usually Wednesdays, except for Thanksgiving & possibly Monday or Thursday games.
·        Thursday – Monthly Roost meeting, 7:30 pm @ the Blue Ox.  The back room where we usually hold our meetings is being used for a private party.  Since the Ox is closed to the public on Thursdays, we will be using the front bar area and will have it all to ourselves.  Members should go in the side door and NOT go back to the Ravens Room.
·        Friday – Water Conservation Group Meeting @
·        Saturday, November 19, 3pm. – RR44 has been invited to The Burley Oak Brewing Company for a private tour and tasting.  Burley Oak is the new micro brewery located in Berlin @ 10016 Old Ocean City Blvd.  The new Tap Room that serves the beers brewed on premises is becoming the "In" spot for social gatherings in and around Berlin.  Bryan, the owner and Brew Master, will give us a personal tour of the brewery, explaining how the beer is made and what to look for in the different styles they brew.  We will then have an opportunity to sample several of the beers.  The $10/pp cost includes a "flight" of 3, OR your choice of a pint of the beers currently on tap, as well as a selection of light snacks.  You may, of course, purchase additional pints of your favorite brew.  There is no food served here, so I will be bringing in some snacks, but you can also order pizza delivered to the Tap Room, or go into downtown Berlin for dinner after the tasting.  We will all meet at the Brewery.  There will be a sign up sheet at our Nov. meeting and will collect money then.  If you can let Gary know before the meeting, he will add you to the list and collect the money at the meeting.  This will be a fun time and an opportunity to sample some really good beer.  Call Gary if you have any questions.  443-618-9972
·        December 17, 2011 – Ravens Roost Christmas Party @ the Cove Restaurant.  7-11 p.m.  Cost: $25 pp which includes:  Chef's choice of soup, house salad with fresh vegetables, choice from the following 3 entrees: Herb lemon roasted chicken breast with roasted potatoes and vegetables; 8 oz. sirloin topped with blue cheese crumbles and a mushroom demi-glaze with roasted potatoes and vegetables; or Jumbo fried shrimp with cheddar grits and fresh vegetable.  Rolls and butter, spiced cheese cake, beer, wine, non alcoholic beverages and gratuity.  There will be a cash bar available for mixed drinks at happy hour prices.  Music will be provided by our DJ, Frank Berterman.  A Chinese raffle will be held to benefit Atlantic General Hospital.  Cut off date for all monies is December 7th when the final count has to be submitted.  Sign up sheets will be available at the Roost meetings in October and November or you can contact Tom Maly at 302-541-0780 or tmaly818@mchsi.com.  Checks for this event can be mailed to Tom at 16 Avondale Drive Ocean View, DE 19970.
·        From our President:  We are looking for additional items for the Chinese Auction at our Christmas Party on Dec. 17th.  This is the main fundraiser for the RR44 Penguin Swim Team to raise money for Atlantic General Hospital.  Direct money donations are also appreciated, and
can be made online by going to the web site HERE.  You can donate to a particular team member or to the RR44 Team.
Please see if you can get donations from the local establishments you frequent and bring them to the Nov. or Dec. meeting.  Items for the silent auction can be gift certificates, bottles of wine or liquor, golf items, art work, etc.  Anything you would buy chances to win.  Thanks, Gary.
·        Roost Apparel for Sale!  Give your honey a new t-shirt or hoodie for Xmas!  See the list attached!  New stuff will be coming out in 2012, but we need to sell this stuff first.  Let Maggie Miller know if you want anything on this list and she will bring it to the meeting on Thursday or make arrangements to get it to you.  Email at millermaggie@mchsi.com.




Ravens Poop
·        The Ravens defense allowed two fourth quarter touchdowns but the offense drove 92 yards in the last 2:25 of the game and, with a touchdown throw from Joe Flacco to Torrey Smith, beat the hated Steelers 23-20, sweeping them for the season.  Next up, Ravens @ Seattle, Sunday, 4:05 pm.
·        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 Jamison Hensley’s Blog here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.

Local Poop
·        Friday – See the flyer attached.


·        Saturday – Swing For Youth Golf Open @ Eagles Landing Golf Club.
Format: 4-player Florida Scramble
Time: 8:30 Breakfast and Putting Contest, 10:00 AM Shotgun Start
Entry Fee: $125 per player / $500 per team (All-inclusive)
The entry fee is all-inclusive, with mulligans, raffle tickets, greens fees, carts, event contests, Titleist Pro–V1 golf balls, gift certificates to the pro shop at Eagle’s Landing and more wrapped up in the affordable $125 per player fee.  Additionally, players can eat ALL DAY with an included pre-golf breakfast buffet, on-course soup and hotdogs, and post-golf dinner buffet.  Soft drinks, water and domestic beer may also be enjoyed at no extra cost.
Top teams are awarded a selection of gifts from our famous prize board including rounds of golf, electronics, gift cards, golf items, hotel stays, dining certificates and more.  Exciting hole-in-one, closest-to-the-pin, and other contests are offered throughout the round, increasing each player’s chance of going home with a prize.
The bottom line, of course, is that this is a CHARITY event.  Fabulous silent auction items will be on display and open for bidding, and extra raffle tickets will be on sale to help increase your chances of winning valuable door prizes.  Remember, each and every dollar you spend goes directly to the charity.

So, don’t delay!  Tournament participation is limited to the first 25 paid teams.  Help us make the kids of Ocean City the biggest winners of the Swing For Youth Golf Open.
This will be an outstanding event benefiting a great cause and one every participant is sure to enjoy.  Call Eagle’s Landing at 800-283-3846 or 410-213-7277 to sign up.

Funny Poop
·        Things That Are Very Difficult To Say When You're Drunk: Specificity, British Constitution, Passive-aggressive disorder, Loquacious Transubstantiate.

Things That Are Downright Impossible To Say When You're Drunk: Thanks, but I don't want to have sex; Nope, no more booze for me; Sorry, but you're not really my type; Good evening officer, isn't it lovely out tonight?  Oh, I just couldn't.  No one wants to hear me sing!

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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