My Pirate Name

Monday, September 19, 2005
My pirate name is:

Dirty Anne Vane

"You're the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean -- not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. You tend to blend into the background occaisionally, but that's okay, because it's much easier to sneak up on people and disembowel them that way." Arr!

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Silver Spring Jazz Festival

Saturday, September 10, 2005
We had a great time this evening at the second annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival in downtown Silver Spring, MD. While we were there, they passed around a bucket a couple of times to collect money for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. It was an all-day festival, and it was awesome to hear that they had already collected $10,000 in donations throughout the day. They also mentioned that there are a number of survivors who were planning to stay in Montgomery County, MD -- and that some of them were in the audience tonight.

The concert was awesome. We got there in time to hear the Wynton Marsalis Quartet. The music was unbelievably sweet -- and spicy!

It was so amazing to see all the people leaning out of the parking garage to see and hear the show.

Here's a shot of the stage:

Finally, a shot I like to call "Moon over Silver Spring":

Enjoy y'all!