Fuel Rewards Network

fnrThe Fuel Rewards Network (FNR) program is a free loyalty program that helps you save money on gas at Shell. You can redeem your rewards at the pump to watch your price drop.


Sign up for FNR, it is free!
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Ways to Earn Rewards

  1. Shop online through the Online Mall and earn 5 cents/gallon or more for every $50 spent
  2. Earn 10cents/gallon for every $50 spent dining at participating locations… this is tracked when you link a credit card to your FNR account
  3. Buy groceries from a participating grocer (Country Mart, Lucky, Homeland, etc.)
  4. Use an eCoupon linked to a participating grocery or drug store
  5. Use your Fuel Rewards Network Mastercard

Fruits Basket

True kindness isn’t something we’re born with. It’s something we had to work on. – Kyoko Honda


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Rating: 4/5
Release: 2001
Episodes: 26
Watch here: http://www.hulu.com/fruits-basket


Tohru Honda’s mother passes away in a tragic car accident. She is supposed to stay with her grandfather, but renovations on the house pushes her to move out temporarily. Tohru has nowhere to stay, so she lives in a tent in the woods. Her classmate, Yuki Sohma, discovers this and she begins to stay with him and his family. The Sohmas are cursed, 12 members of the family are possessed by animal spirits of the Chinese zodiac. These 12 members that are cursed turn into their zodiac animal when hugged by the opposite gender, weak or under stress. Tohru discovers the family’s secret and promises not to expose them. The series follows her relationship with the Sohmas.


  • I genuinely felt bad for all of the challenges Tohru faces throughout the anime… I really loved and cheered for her character to overcome all obstacles
  • At first I really hated Kyo Sohma, the rat of the Chinese zodiac curse, but through his interactions with Tohru he becomes a better person throughout the series
  • Really interesting concept for an anime, I liked the storyline and it kept me engaged
  • I wish the anime had more episodes to include some events that happened in the manga… but I am still overall happy with the series


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Coupon Codes

  • Free 3-day shipping over $50 – No coupon code required
  • 3 free samples with any purchase – No coupon code required
  • Deluxe Mystery Gift with $25 purchase – YOURGIFT (while supplies last)
  • 15% off your entire purchase, exclusions apply – TICKET (expires 04/10/2014)
  • 15% off your entire purchase, exclusions apply – In Store Pass print here, emails also accepted





use code: LINA7047

Buy Pet Food & Supplies at Wag.com

New customers to Wag.com, Diapers.com or other Quidsi sites only. $20 maximum discount. Subject to change or cancellation.



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  • 20% off your first entire purchase, exclusions apply – LINA7047 (no expiration date)

Wag.com carries various pet products for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles and other small pets (chinchillas, ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, hedgehogs, mice, rabbits, rats, etc.)
Wag.com even dispenses pet medications alongside VetSource Pharmacy!

How VetSource Pharmacy Works

1. Add medications to your cart on Wag.com
2. Give your pet and vet information at checkout
3. VetSource obtains prescriptions from your vet


This little cutie is the love of my life. Mousey turns 16 this year. It takes a lot of time and effort to keep him happy and healthy. I order all of his food and medication from Wag.com. I always end up spending more than the $49 minimum to get the Free 2-Day Delivery (sometimes even faster). This saves me a trip out to the pet store because everything Mousey needs can be mailed right to my doorstep.

Mousey’s Top Wag.com Purchases


1. Innova Senior Dog Food – 12×13.2 ounces – $22.99

  • Mousey’s stomach is extremely sensitive, but Innova brand dog food hasn’t given him any issues.
  • Innova uses organic and holistic ingredients to help pets maintain optimal nutrition and health
  • He is turning 16, so of course he is on the Senior Dog Food line, but there are many other lines such as  Adult Dog Food, Low Fat Dog Food, Weight Management Adult Dog Food, Cat & Kitten Food, Low Fat Cat Food, Senior Cat Food, etc.

2. ORE Pet Pet Can Cover – $8

  • Mousey finishes about a can a day. I used to use saran wrap the can in between meals, super wasteful!
  • The lid is designed to fit three standard can sizes (and more!)
  • Each set includes 2 can covers

3. Heartgard Plus Chewables – up to 25 lbs, 6 count – $34.99

  • A must for heartworm prevention for all pets
  • Ordering from Wag.com saves me a trip to the vet. Mousey gets his prescriptions approved from the vet as long as he is up to date on his visits, shots, etc.


Wag.com is King Mousey approved! A rating of 5 out of 5 bones!
Mousey and I hope you and your pets will benefit from Wag.com as much as we have!

The Walking Disney

I found Kasami-Sensei‘s work on deviantART. The Walking Disney series merges Disney characters with The Walking Dead.

Disney’s Frozen – Anna and Elsa

Disney’s Frozen – Kristoff

Disney’s Mulan – Mulan

Disney’s Pocahontas – Pocahontas and John

Disney’s Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty – Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora

Disney’s Brave – Merida

Disney’s Tangled – Rapunzel and Flynn

Disney’s Toy Story – Buzz, Woody, Jessie

Disney’s The Little Mermaid – Ariel and Eric

Raku – Bethesda, MD

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Overall Rating: 5/5

7240 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 340-7720

Day Hours
Sunday 12:00pm – 3:00pm
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Monday 11:30am – 2:30pm
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday 11:30am – 2:30pm
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Wednesday 11:30am – 2:30pm
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday 11:30am – 2:30pm
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday 11:30am – 2:30pm
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm – 3:00pm
5:00pm – 10:30pm

Credit Cards: Accepted
Delivery: Not Available
Takeout: Available
Dress Code: Casual
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Parking Rating: 3/5
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Price Rating: 3/5

  • The restaurant is tiny, the eating area is about the size of the restaurant’s kitchen
  • Since the eating area is so tiny, always call ahead for reservations ahead of time, especially during the weekends, to avoid long wait times
  • The service is great, food comes out quickly, it takes a little longer with larger parties… definitely understandable
  • Parking is terrible, there are several garages nearby
  • Food can be a little pricey, but it is worth it… fresh and always beautifully presented
  • Garage parking payment is required Monday – Friday from 7:00am – 10:00pm ($1.25 per hour in short-term parking (four hours hours or less) and $0.80 per hour in long term parking (more than four hours))
  • Parking is free in Montgomery County parking garages and surface lots on Saturdays, Sundays and County holidays

Menu: http://www.rakuasiandining.com/html/images/CARRY%20OUT%20BETHESDA%20020213.pdf




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Plum Wine
Rating: 5/5

  • Tasted delicious with my meal… not too strong






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Tuna Tartare – Lemon Basil Sauced, Peanuts, French Baguette
Rating: 5/5

  • The sauce with the fresh tuna was so good
  • I have zero complaints about this dish, beautifully presented and so tasty… I would just want a little more baguette on the plate





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Wasabi Dynamite Roll – Tuna, Salmon, Yellowtail, Wasabi Flavored Fish Roe
Rating: 5/5

  • If you love spicy food, this is the roll for you!

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‘Seoul’ Train Roll – Spicy Korean Miso Sauce, Tuna, Kimchee, Kaiware, Scallion
Rating: 5/5

  • Delicious roll, I just wish there was more kimchee inside of the rolls




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Jo Nigiri (Deluxe Sushi) – Tuna, Yellowtail, Salmon, White Fish, Salmon Caviar, Sea Urchin, Spot Prawn, Squid, Surf Clam, Eel, 2 pieces of Chef’s Daily Selection
Rating: 4/5

  • I am not a big fan of most of these raw pieces
  • My bf’s review: Fresh and delicious! Worth the price!




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Croissant Bread Pudding
Rating: 5/5

  • This is the main reason why I come to Raku
  • Aside from the adorable hearts in the plate presentation, it is so delicious!
  • Whenever I go with my boyfriend, I always want to order my own because I do not want to share
  • This is the best bread pudding I have ever had, if you come here you must try it for yourself!

Otakon 2014


Otakon 2014

When: August 8-10
Where: Baltimore Convention Center

  • $70 for the first 10,000 online registrants
  • $80 for the last 15,000 online registrants
  • $80 at the door unless the 35,000 attendance cap was reached


  • Online registration opened March 8, 2014
  • Otakon 2014 will have an attendance cap of 35,000 this year

More on registration here: http://www.otakon.com/registration.asp
FAQ on Otakon here: http://www.otakon.com/faq.asp