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The DorobekINSIDER as a (faux) model

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Yes, I am hoping to keep my day job!

This is just one of the photos that my brother-in-law took at Chic2Geek, a fashion show sponsored by Microsoft.

More photos, video and (we hope) a vote for the ‘best’ model to come.

 

The DorobekINSIDER at @Geek2Chic

The DorobekINSIDER at @Geek2Chic (photo: Jeff Roche)

 

Reaction after walking the runway:

 

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October 13, 2010 at 11:13 PM

DorobekInsider.com: WFED at the Washington Nationals’ home opener

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As you may know, Federal News Radio 1500 AM is the flagship station for DC’s Washington Nationals baseball team. And the home opener was Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies. Given that the game started right at 3p, there was no Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris… so… we got to go to the game. It was my first visit to Nationals stadium.

The DorobekInsider and Amy Morris

The DorobekInsider and Amy Morris

This photos of me and Amy Morris looks like it is a photoshop special, but… it is real.

(Photo credit and thanks to Frank Krebs of ACS Federal Solutions.)

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April 14, 2009 at 2:47 PM

A night for the children — The 2009 AFCEA Bethesda NIH Children’s Inn benefit gala

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Last night was the annual AFCEA Bethesda annual charity ball to Benefit the Children’s Inn at NIH. It is often one of the best events of the year — and this year was no exception. (Congratulations to Government Executive’s Steve Vito andHHS’s Michael Carleton, who were the co-chairmen of the event this year.)

AFCEA Bethesda has raised more than $2 million to benefit The Children’s Inn at NIH. And recently, AFCEA Bethesda dedicated the AFCEA Bethesda Endowment for The Inn.

dscn0119AFCEA Bethesda does a great job with this event. It is always well organized with dinner, after-dinner dancing and charity games, and an auction, but the cause is remarkable. For those of you who don’t know about it, the Children’s Inn is similar to the Ronald MacDonald houses — they are a place where families can stay near the hospital and have as normal of a life as is possible. Each year, the gala features one of the Inn’s families who talks about life at the Inn. It is always one of the highlights of the evening, and this year was no exception. Katie Gajewski told the audience that she has a brain tumor. She has been coming to NIH for treatment for years and she and her family have stayed at the Inn. This young teen gave a remarkably poised presentation before the audience of probably 800 or more — something that can be daunting for even experienced speakers. Simply remarkable.

If you were not able to attend and you want to donate to the Children’s Inn at NIH, it is a wonderful cause… and $93 buys a day at the Inn for somebody. You can make your donation here.

Bunny and Ed O'Hare and WFED/WTOP's Ralph Renzi

Bunny and Ed O'Hare and WFED/WTOP's Ralph Renzi

This was the first year that I was there for Federal News Radio 1500 AM — and we had a table. At the WFED table were Federal Drive co-anchor Jane Norris, Federal Drive producer Ruben Gomez, Federal News Radio John Meyer and Ralph Renzi… and we also had the honor of welcoming GSA’s Ed O’Hare and his wife — O’Hare, of course, was just named to replace John Johnson as the Assistant Commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service’s Integrated Technology Services, which oversees some of the government’s biggest and most important contracts… We also had Bev Godwin and her sister-in-law, who was in town from Iowa. Godwin leads USA.gov at GSA but is currently on detail to the White House where she is working on new media. We also had Larry Allan of the Coalition of Government Procurement and his wife. Rock stars all the way around.

Federal News Radio 1500 AM's table

Federal News Radio 1500 AM's table

GTSI’s Leslie Barry usually takes photos for me at these big events, but she was out of town, so… you’re stuck with me as a photographer. I have posted all of my photos on my Flickr site … and you can see a slideshow of all the photos there. (See photos of Bob Suda wearing his all black tuxedo, which spurred some to call him Darth Suda… also VA CIO nominee Roger Baker… and much more…)

Microsoft's Kimberly Nelson and Teresa Carlson, the DorobekInsider, and NASA Goddard CIO Linda Cureton

Microsoft's Kimberly Nelson and Teresa Carlson, the DorobekInsider, and NASA Goddard CIO Linda Cureton

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Federal News Radio 1500 AM's table with Federal Drive co-anchor Jane Norris, Federal Drive producer Ruben Gomez, and Federal News Radio director of operations and sales John Meyer

Federal News Radio 1500 AM's table with Federal Drive co-anchor Jane Norris, Federal Drive producer Ruben Gomez, and Federal News Radio director of operations and sales John Meyer

Again… I have created a Flickr page of all my photos from the Children’s Inn gals … and you can see a slideshow of all the photos there.

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April 5, 2009 at 10:09 AM

DC snow

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03.02.09 DC snow

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Yes, Washington, DC is blanketed by snow — really. The first real DC snowstorm in years. It means I’ll be taking public transportation to Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s glass enclosed nerve center in Northwest Washington, but…

If you’re in the northeast and you have to hit the roads, drive safely, turn on your headlights, and please clear off your entire vehicle.

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March 2, 2009 at 8:19 AM

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Tracking Santa… even on Twitter

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Yes, there are more serious things out there — I’ll get to them while enjoying some time away next week — but everybody is busy with last minute shopping and, so… NORAD Santa Tracker .

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The BBC reports:


Children wanting to track Santa Claus’s global journey on Christmas Eve have a number of options this year.

As always, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) will be keeping tabs on Santa and children can follow his progress on Google Earth.

In addition, they can send e-mails to the tracking team or even follow Santa on Twitter.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of a tradition that started by accident in Colorado, in the US.

Father Christmas’s journey will start at 1100 GMT and children worldwide can track his progress using Google Maps and Google Earth.

He will pass 24 “Santa cams” around the world, providing live video feeds of his progress, which will in turn be put onto Norad’s YouTube channel as they happen.

For even more up-to-the-minute progress reports, Santa can be followed on the Twitter microblogging service, on which he is known as @noradsanta.

And lastly, Norad volunteers can answer e-mails about Santa’s journey (the address is noradtrackssanta@gmail.com).

A very happy holiday. Please travel safely.


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December 24, 2008 at 8:12 AM

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The run of the geeks — their term, not mine

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Run-5This weekend was the inaugural Run! Geek! Run! 8K road race along the Potomac River here in DC. More than 600 runners participated and proceeds benefited the Equal Footing Foundation, a nonprofit focused on youth development and education.

For those keeping score…

The overall men’s winner, Peter Silverman of Washington D.C. finished in a time of 25:31 for a pace of 5:08 per mile. Second place was Pat Murphy of Washington D.C. who finished in 26:29 (5:20 pace) and third was Dylan Keith of Arlington, Virginia in a time of 26:45 (5:23 pace). For the women, the overall winner was Laurel Jefferson of Bethesda, Maryland who finished in a time of 29:42 (5:59 pace). In second place was Julia Smith of Tappahannock, Virginia who ran a 30:38 (6:10 pace) and in third was Dionis Gauvin of Alexandria, Virginia who ran a 31:40 (6:23 pace). In the Masters (40 and over) competition, William Bray of Fairfax, Virginia took first place in 28:42 (5:47 pace) and Betty Blank of Falls Church, Virginia finished in first place with a time of 34:03 (6:51 pace).

IBM’s Anne Altman was one of the runners. Congratulations to her… and the other 600.

The event was organized by Welz & Weisel Communications.

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November 4, 2008 at 9:38 AM

Celebrating a happy new (fiscal) year with the next generation

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Last night, I spent some time with the AFCEA Bethesda’s Young AFCEANs at their third annual Fiscal New Year party — held this year at Current — a hip club on Connecticut Avenue in DC.

Some photos from the festivities, thanks to Tchad Moore of Blackstone Technology Group.

More after the break.

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October 24, 2008 at 7:27 PM