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Writer's Block: Local Favorite

What's your favorite thing to show out-of-town guests when they come to visit?


I'm in Maryland, a pretty state. It's nickname is America in Miniature because we have mountains and lakes to the west and beaches to the east.

In Baltimore, I would recommend the National Aquarium, a better then average aquarium.

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sunshine1112
Jun. 19th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
I would take them to London on the train. Nothing happens in my town!
girlspell
Jun. 19th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
Ah...but London trains are so neat! They run frequently and go everywhere. In the states, most people drive instead of taking trains. Our country is a big sprawling land. So trains run the most in the northeast.

PS I love my icon...
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girlspell
Jun. 19th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
Yes I have, but for a short time in LA.

Funny, Maryland is not a good place to live if you have allergies. It's a Piedmont(foothill to mountains) but parts of it are on swampland (like Virginia, another unfriendly allergy state) Western Maryland is better, because it's part of the Appalachian mountains. It's summers are hot, humid and stormy and mild winters (usually) California, despite the quakes and fires has the ideal weather. Very few places in the world have that same perfect weather. South Australia does. They also have the fires you do. I think there a parts of South Africa with that same temperate climate, so rare elsewhere. So if I had to live anywhere it would be California. The state is overcrowded (the weather is one reason) and almost bankrupt. But it still is a wonderful place to live.
paladin_4hpu
Jun. 23rd, 2009 09:33 am (UTC)
Oh, come on, Rachel...

The aquarium is really nice but there is so much to that area for people to see. The whole waterfront is pretty nice in my mind. What about the old WW II submarine (if it's still there).

There is actually a very thought provoking holocaust work in not to far from the waterfront as well. It's the side of a train boxcar that you can stand behind and look through the slats at the barren pavement with shrubs around. It was moving.

Oh... and don't forget the dozens of eateries that have crabcakes. (*yum) Not all places have them as good and the Maryland area. We mostly have clam strips and lobster rolls up in Mass.

I'm sorry I haven't had much time to post these last few months. How have things been going down your way. Does it feel like April weather there too?

Here's to sunshine and warmth.
~Sean
girlspell
Jun. 23rd, 2009 10:15 am (UTC)
LOL...Sean. Now I didn't know you had been to Baltimore! That m,eans you've been everywhere.

Awk..I really am not wild over the city, but you make it seem have way decent

As for the crabcakes. They're already right, I guess. Keeping Koshar I wouldn't be eating them.

It's typical Baltimore (heck Marland) weather. Hot, humid, hot, humid, hot, humid. And sometimes it storms!
paladin_4hpu
Jun. 23rd, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
Hey Rachel!

Wow, no Rabbis working at fish canneries to watch over the crab-works? Wait (*slaps forehead) they don’t slaughter crabs, do they? (o_O)

I’ve been to Baltimore several times to visit my wife’s brother and his family in Columbia. Hitting the city is only natural. Coincidentally, we’ll be down in that area for a Lacrosse tournament the weekend of July 4th. The Crab Fest! Who knows... maybe the Terps Lacrosse coach will be looking for upcoming talent.

I’m glad it’s warmer because it is just blah up here. Heck, it’s warmer in the Dakotas and Minnesota, for goodness sakes.

Can you put in a word to tone down the humidity that weekend? Where are the best fireworks at? =)
sewcute
Jul. 6th, 2009 06:55 am (UTC)
but do you have plains :p
girlspell
Jul. 6th, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
Nope, not plains. No bad lands. Unless you count the commute between Baltimore and Washington. Second only to LA in traffic jams.
girlspell
Aug. 27th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
No, I haven't. I was never even aware to the site. Thank you so much! Very pretty! This is from 2008 (it looks like) I'll go through the rest of the site.

Thanks you!
rolypoly_laurie
Aug. 27th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
hehe
You're welcome, I had a feeling you'd like it!
rolypoly_laurie
Sep. 1st, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
icon
Here's one of the sayclub iconed. It didn't take too much to make it icon sized for LJ. :)

girlspell
Sep. 1st, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
Re: icon
Wow...what a surprise! Very cute. You didn't have to do that, but it was very nice of you! I love it. You should offer this and the others on your site. I just credited you, not your site yet.
rolypoly_laurie
Sep. 1st, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Re: icon
I am glad you like it! I was bored and making one is a lot different than making for the Community. My finger is still pretty sore...typing anything at all is a challenge. Thank goodness for spell check! lol
ttoommaa
Sep. 21st, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
Добро пожаловать в ru_cats!
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С уважением,
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x_metal_angel_x
Dec. 1st, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
Hi sweety, for some reason didn't find you on the members list of NightBreeze_GFX ... very odd. Anyway I know you're a member and of course am not cutting you but then I went to check and you weren't there lol SO I sentcha another invitation. If there is some thing else just let me know :)

Edited at 2009-12-01 05:24 pm (UTC)
girlspell
Dec. 1st, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
Hi

I rejoined! What happened was I was trimming down my communities the other day and I think I knocked myself off the community. I did it by accident (I had two screen on and I hit the wrong button) I'm happy to be back! I rejoined.
x_metal_angel_x
Dec. 1st, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
OK! Let me know if you got the invitation and if you are having any troubles rejoining. Thanks hun! ♥
girlspell
Dec. 1st, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
Well it turns out they declined me! :( Oh well... I rejoined at the website. Maybe that was the problem...
x_metal_angel_x
Dec. 1st, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
wtf...lol... someone denied yer request?! Ohhhh heads will roll! LMAO!....... damnit let me see wots going on! :P

*hugs*
x_metal_angel_x
Dec. 2nd, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
Any luck joining? I don't know why I'm having so much difficulty re-adding you :(
girlspell
Dec. 2nd, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Where is that invite you sent out? I don't know where to find it. I can't rejoin the regular way.
x_metal_angel_x
Dec. 2nd, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
Try looking for it in your messages/inbox. Or, go to main page, and on the right hand side sometimes those invites show up.
girlspell
Dec. 2nd, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
Oh my...it's gotten worse. I'm now classified as banned from the community. *ouch* Oh well....

I can't find any invite anywhere. It's OK though. I'll just have to catch you in another community. *rolls eyes* if I ever get invited into another community. :)

Thank you for trying to get me back in. It's appreciated.

Take care...
x_metal_angel_x
Dec. 2nd, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
Ouch indeed :( I will have to talk to the other two ppl who also help maintain the site coz I would never ban you... I am so shocked! Maybe someone else is doing this... :( How about I try to make the community open membership (unmoderated) and you try to join again that way? I'll go do that right now ... I'm SO SORRY for this inconvenience, I really do not know what is going on!
girlspell
Dec. 2nd, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
OK. I'll be on the computer this evening. I'll watch my email. Let me know if you'll be able to let me in.
x_metal_angel_x
Dec. 2nd, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
I've set membership to open :) Hopefully you'll be able to join right away. Please try at your convenience and let me know!

I feel real bad about this... I don't know what is going on ...

*hugs*
girlspell
Dec. 2nd, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
I still can't join! It says open memebership. I clicked the join thing and it says I've been banned....

I'll keep trying...
girlspell
Dec. 2nd, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
the message says he maintainer(s) of this community have banned you from joining.
girlspell
Dec. 2nd, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Still can't join. I'm allowed to watch, but not join.

Are you sure the others mods didn't ban me?
girlspell
Dec. 3rd, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
I'M IN!!!!
I just got accepted! Weird....I tired it at the join button. Did not work. Then I hovered over the community name and I saw a message to join. So I clcked on it. Then I went in...and I saw I was amember!
girlspell
Dec. 3rd, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
I'm a member, but I still can not post anything. I still keep getting the message I've been banned.

But at least I got back in...
x_metal_angel_x
Dec. 3rd, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Wholly macaroni!!! lol wow !! I'm glad you got in at least, now imma stick yer butt down with super glue to make sure ya stay! *giggles* My goodness I don't know why you're getting the ban message. I've not been able to contact the other two makers yet. But soon as I know anything I'll let u know, but at least you're in.

Oh ya nobody has posting access other than me and the other makers. Were you interested in becoming a maker at NBG? I'd love to have you if you'd like! :)
girlspell
Dec. 3rd, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
LOL...I can't make graphics! After I got in, I tried to post a message that I was back in, but it wouldn't let me.

I should say I tried to comment (that's what I mean) but it wouldn't let me.

Edited at 2009-12-03 01:16 am (UTC)
x_metal_angel_x
Dec. 3rd, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
Oh okies :P
Hmm, again very odd. Anyway I did check with the other makers and one of them did deny you but was on accident. I was going crazy wondering why so I guess that's why. Sorry :(
So still can't comment... hmmmmm
I'm gonna create a new post see if you can comment on that...
girlspell
Dec. 3rd, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
I tried it again. I tried on a different computer at work. I still can't comment. It will not take my username and password.

I give up....There's no point in trying to fix it. It just can't be fixed.

Thank you for all you help in trying to get me back in. But I think it's time to quit....
x_metal_angel_x
Dec. 3rd, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Real sorry about that hun ... I know how frustrating it is. *kicks LiveJournal* lol

I also make at wickpixgraphics so if you like you can check out my offers there as well :) ♥ *HUGS*
jesse_dylan
Mar. 4th, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
Maryland sounds lovely.

I figured I'd better introduce myself instead of just rambling at you from out of the blue. I know you guys sometimes attract weirdoes. Well, I am one, but I am of the better sort! :) BK wanted me to tell you that she and SJ both give me a five star rating and highly recommend me, ha! She also said, "USE A NICE ICON!" It was too late, however, as I had already used one of HER icons. :)

I will use a nice one this time :P One SJ made for me.
girlspell
Mar. 4th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
LOL..I recognized your icon from SJ. It's a nice icon. She and Judy (BK) are great friends.
jesse_dylan
Mar. 4th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
They're wonderful people and quite a hoot! :)
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