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Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday

Inspired by some awesome photos I’ve seen taken by you guys I decided to upgrade my camera from a Canon PowerShot SX150 to a Nikon CoolPix. Not that a camera will make me a better photographer, it will however, (I hope) make my photos pop with less of a need to rely on editing software.

My husband recommended that I go to Cameras etc and take a look at their selection of used cameras of which was extensive, but I was more interested in the Nikon Coolpix P100 on sale that I had seen in the newspaper.

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Armed with the advertisement I drove into Newark, to Main Street on the campus of the University of Delaware and fed 4 quarters into the parking meter.  Entering the store I was immediately greeted by Imaging Consultant Todd.  I explained what I wanted, showed him the ad and stated that I had “Liked” them on Facebook hoping for a discount.

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Unfortunately, they didn’t have the advertised model in stock but Todd did show me a higher priced model the P520, but before you scream, “bait and switch”, he didn’t try to push me into purchasing it.  He called their Wilmington store and asked to have one shipped for  arrival the next day.

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Todd explained all the features on the P520 and how it compared to the P100 so that I would be familiar and comfortable before making the purchase.  He also took time to show me some used Nikon cameras in the same price range but after I took the camera outside, snapped a few pictures I decided then to buy it.

The time and patience that Todd spent in explaining all the features was awesome, I even had to feed two additional quarters into the meter, I see why they have been a successful business since 1977.

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This camera is an early birthday present to myself and I am looking forward to using it this weekend as we celebrate our 23rd Wedding Anniversary and at the BLMGirls event in DC on the 31st.

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Thank you friends for your inspiration and thank you Todd for your patience!

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On Sunday, a second book signing was held at The Java House Cafe in Middletown with local author, Jacqueline Charmane.  Jacqueline’s book, They Raped Me Once Over and Over Again is her fifth book and the first one not self-published.  In addition to being an author, Jacqueline is a Christian Evangelist and a Comedian (Mother Maeye).  As a student at The University of Delaware she received numerous awards and accolades and was even honored as “Most Likely to Succeed” but her dreams were turned into nightmares and she dropped out of school.

Jacqueline eventually returned to school and began working for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and while commuting on a train she met her rapist and father of her only son.  Rejected she hid the truth and married her boyfriend who thought the child was his.  This true story is of how her courage, determination and faith in God helped her survive an abusive marriage, kidnapping of her son, a divorce, depression, a mental breakdown and then the near death of her son.

They Raped Me Once Over and Over Again is not for the faint of heart, it’s a graphic real life account about the things men do to women and the things women do to survive, it will definitely change the way you think about life.  Jacqueline’s other books are “A Journal of 52 Days To Your Prosperity“, “I Don’t Do “FRIEND” Marry Me or Be Alone”, “Satan’s Dirty Little Secret Is Out” and “Knowing and Possessing The Attributes of God”

For more information and signing dates, please go to www.jacquelinecharmane.com or call 302-357-4969.

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Author Jacqueline Charmane

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Mark, owner of The Java House Cafe introducing Jacqueline

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Jacqueline Charmane discussing “They Raped Me Once Over and Over Again”

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The Cultural Programming Advisory Board & UD Gospel Choir present…

Gospelrama 2013
A Night of Celebration and Praise
featuring

Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers

Thursday, April 11, 2013| 7pm

Doors open @ 6:15pm

Mitchell Hall
University of Delaware

Tickets on sale at UD Box Offices (302-831-4012) & Ticketmaster outlets

For more information: 302-831-2991

Gospel Rama

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, was a guest speaker last night at the University of Delaware, in Trabant Hall. The event was presented by CPAB and co-sponsored by Center for Black Culture. The evening started with a tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer by Ms. Glenis Redmond, poet and author.

The program was free and open to the public but was geared more towards the college students. In the lobby there were several tables manned by students registering people to vote, seperated by states. The audience was a mix of young and old, black and white, students, coaches and staff. I was there with my husband and sons listening to historical facts and stories, some funny and others not so much, some even sad.

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, is a Professor, Author, Radio and TV host, and a regular guest on The Ed Show on MSNBC. He began by thanking those who invited him, weaving in sports, music, and educational antidotes, some old school for the young crowd, and new school for us older folk. After about 10 minutes of acknowledgments and shout outs he began, “Why You Should Vote”.

Unfortunately, there are many young people who do not plan to vote, some of which have been very vocal, including a talented rapper. He has too many not-so-good reasons as to why he will not vote and many of his fans are listening. What he and others may fail to realize is that there are still places in the world where people cannot vote but wish they could.

Dr. Dyson was not there to tell the audience who to vote for, but just to vote and he laid out these 3 reasons.

Reason #1

“YOU CAN”

many people in the world can’t; it expands democracy

yes, the system is not perfect and has problems but as referenced by this statement: “I may not be perfect but I am perfect for you” – Grace Jones

Reason #2

“HONOR THE STRUGGLE”

people fought, bled and died for the right to vote; blacks and women were unable to vote; Dr. King only had the opportunity to vote the last 3 years of his life

Reason #3

“UPHOLD CIVIC VIRTUE”

help and uphold others, we are the 47%

Failure to vote is failing your ultimate duty as a citizen

The program ended with a question and answer session, unfortunately we didn’t stay the entire time. I did hear him give simple, down to earth, easy to remember responses for students to give those who say they are not voting. It was a very good presentation and the applause was heavy, now just praying that the students in attendance will vote because our future depends upon it.

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On Saturday, we took hubby to dinner at Ali Baba Middle Eastern Restaurant in Newark, http://www.alibabacuisine.com .  We hadn’t been there since August and being it was Cinco de Mayo most of the students from the University were at Mexican restaurants so we were seated immediately.

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The food is authentic Moroccan, very flavorful and everything is made fresh to order so you have to wait a little bit.  We sat in the backroom, which is decorated in tapestries and sofa seating, the soft cushions and pillows made it a comfortable wait.  Afterwards the wait staff don’t try to rush you out which also makes your dining experience pleasant.

 We started with the Stuffed Grapes leaves, my son used the pita bread to wrap his, but they were perfectly warm when they arrived at the table.  We each had a different entrée so that we could taste a little of each.

I ordered the Samke Harra, a flaky fresh salmon filet, baked with tahini, garlic, cumin, onion, pine nuts, lemon juice, and parsley. It was served with a side of tabouli salad which contains parsley my favorite herb.  Along with a cup of mint tea it was heavenly!

Hubby had the Moroccan Chicken which had a harisa cumin sauce (spicy), served with a side of Eastern rice.  It was suggested that he pull back the skin if it was too spicy but he suffered through, sniffling while enjoying this awesome chicken dish.

Tayair had the chicken kabobs, which were cubes of chicken breast marinated and grilled, served on a bed of Middle Eastern rice.  He normally doesn’t eat much of anything unless it pizza, but he ate his entire meal without stopping.  After he finished his meal, “itis” kicked in and he leaned back, sleepy eyed on the cushions ready to nap!

al-Malik ordered the Lamb & Beef Gyro Pita Wrap from the lunch menu, but after seeing how small it was he decided to take it home.  He then ordered the lamb kabobs which were marinated and charbroiled and served on a bed of Middle Eastern rice. 

Afterwards we were all fully satisfied with no room for dessert.  Can’t wait for the next visit to Ali Baba!

On Saturday, we took hubby to dinner at Ali Baba Middle Eastern Restaurant in Newark, http://www.alibabacuisine.com .  We hadn’t been there since August and being it was Cinco de Mayo most of the students from the University were at Mexican restaurants so we were seated immediately.

Tayair

The food is authentic Moroccan, very flavorful and everything is made fresh to order so you have to wait a little bit.  We sat in the backroom, which is decorated in tapestries and sofa seating, the soft cushions and pillows made it a comfortable wait.  Afterwards the wait staff don’t try to rush you out which also makes your dining experience pleasant.

 We started with the Stuffed Grapes leaves, my son used the pita bread to wrap his, but they were perfectly warm when they arrived at the table.  We each had a different entrée so that we could taste a little of each.

I ordered the Samke Harra, a flaky fresh salmon filet, baked with tahini, garlic, cumin, onion, pine nuts, lemon juice, and parsley. It was served with a side of tabouli salad which contains parsley my favorite herb.  Along with a cup of mint tea it was heavenly!

Hubby had the Moroccan Chicken which had a harisa cumin sauce (spicy), served with a side of Eastern rice.  It was suggested that he pull back the skin if it was too spicy but he suffered through, sniffling while enjoying this awesome chicken dish.

Tayair had the chicken kabobs, which were cubes of chicken breast marinated and grilled, served on a bed of Middle Eastern rice.  He normally doesn’t eat much of anything unless it pizza, but he ate his entire meal without stopping.  After he finished his meal, “itis” kicked in and he leaned back, sleepy eyed on the cushions ready to nap!

al-Malik ordered the Lamb & Beef Gyro Pita Wrap from the lunch menu, but after seeing how small it was he decided to take it home.  He then ordered the lamb kabobs which were marinated and charbroiled and served on a bed of Middle Eastern rice. 

Afterwards we were all fully satisfied with no room for dessert.  Can’t wait for the next visit to Ali Baba!

On Saturday, we took hubby to dinner at Ali Baba Middle Eastern Restaurant in Newark, http://www.alibabacuisine.com .  We hadn’t been there since August and being it was Cinco de Mayo most of the students from the University were at Mexican restaurants so we were seated immediately.

Tayair

The food is authentic Moroccan, very flavorful and everything is made fresh to order so you have to wait a little bit.  We sat in the backroom, which is decorated in tapestries and sofa seating, the soft cushions and pillows made it a comfortable wait.  Afterwards the wait staff don’t try to rush you out which also makes your dining experience pleasant.

 We started with the Stuffed Grapes leaves, my son used the pita bread to wrap his, but they were perfectly warm when they arrived at the table.  We each had a different entrée so that we could taste a little of each.

I ordered the Samke Harra, a flaky fresh salmon filet, baked with tahini, garlic, cumin, onion, pine nuts, lemon juice, and parsley. It was served with a side of tabouli salad which contains parsley my favorite herb.  Along with a cup of mint tea it was heavenly!

Hubby had the Moroccan Chicken which had a harisa cumin sauce (spicy), served with a side of Eastern rice.  It was suggested that he pull back the skin if it was too spicy but he suffered through, sniffling while enjoying this awesome chicken dish.

Tayair had the chicken kabobs, which were cubes of chicken breast marinated and grilled, served on a bed of Middle Eastern rice.  He normally doesn’t eat much of anything unless it pizza, but he ate his entire meal without stopping.  After he finished his meal, “itis” kicked in and he leaned back, sleepy eyed on the cushions ready to nap!

al-Malik ordered the Lamb & Beef Gyro Pita Wrap from the lunch menu, but after seeing how small it was he decided to take it home.  He then ordered the lamb kabobs which were marinated and charbroiled and served on a bed of Middle Eastern rice. 

Afterwards we were all fully satisfied with no room for dessert.  Can’t wait for the next visit to Ali Baba!


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