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Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

#neverforget

“It was 10 years ago today that Aaliyah died in a plane crash. I was at @NABJ convention in Orlando when the news.” -  Roland Martin

Rise and shine

“Mr. Landscape Man, I know I’m already awake, but must you make so much noise? It’s not quite 8am yet.” – Roll Call’s Jessica Estepa

If Tim Cook’s atop…does that make Apple abottom?

“I’m realizing that an openly gay man is now atop Apple, 1 of the world’s most impt companies. Congrats Tim Cook!”  – Public affairs guru and CNN contributor Hilary Rosen

Rock you like a hurricane

“I look forward to 5 days of reporters being forced to stand outside on live TV to prove it is, in fact, both raining and windy. #irene” – Washingtonian’s Garrett Graff

Cosby discovers her caps lock key

“RITA COSBY HAS THE LATEST NEWS THURSDAY MORNING ON WOR RADIO NEW YORK” – Rita Cosby

In honor of Betsy

“update tuscany: another beautiful morning. coffee, croissant and a swim. now maybe a tour of arezzo, or just another swim and vino?” – ABC7′s Stephen Tschida and his exquisite eyebrows from Italy.

Fun fact:  the file name for Tschida’s image to the left is “Stephen-Frownie2_reasonably_small.jpg”

School supply fetish?  Kinky.

“Trapper Keepers revolutionized back to school shopping. Oh so organized. But @greggutfeld still chose the PeeChee folder. #oldschool”  – one of Dana Perino‘s many morning tweets about her love for school supplies.

Livin’ la vida Social…

“Seriously, y’all? twitpic.com/6az86t” – Politico’s Patrick Gavin on Living Social.

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Inside the Book Party of Time Editor Richard Stengel

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Photo credit: Julie Fischer Photography

An intimate party was held Thursday night celebrating the release of Time magazine managing editor Rick Stengel’s tome Mandela’s Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love and Courage.

The Aspen Institute’s Walter and Cathy Isaacson threw the party in their home Guests included former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, NBC Washington Bureau Chief Mark Whitaker, PBS’s Judy Woodruff, President Obama’s Director of Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes, WaPo’s Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn, V.P. Biden’s Spokesman Jay Carney, Steve and Jean Case (he’s AOL’s co-founder), Council of Economic Advisers member Austan Goolsbee, NBC “MTP” Executive Producer Betsy Fischer, Politico’s Jonathan Martin and more.

Grandma Mary Has Fallen But She Has Gotten Up

fruitbasket.jpg We previously brought you the news that Politico’s James Hohmann’s grandmother tumbled down a flight of stairs earlier this week while going to retrieve her LAT newspaper. Here’s an update.

Hohmann’s grandmother has been released from the hospital and is on the mend. (Maybe her grandson should send her a fruit basket like this, hint hint.)

“I spoke with my grandmother after the hospital released her tonight,” Hohmann wrote to FishbowlDC. “She has a ‘humongous’ brace on her leg, and her hip – which popped out of its socket – still hurts pretty badly. She’s thrilled to be recuperating at my uncle’s house, though, and hopes to hit the pool as soon as doctors will allow her to.”

Hohmann wrote that Grandma Mary took “time to praise the passerby who stopped to call 911, the firefighters who rushed to assist her and the medical professionals who treated her at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.”

The scribe said Grandma has been following the health care debate for the last 14 months. “So the irony in the timing of this accident doesn’t escape us,” he said. “My father joked today that maybe she wouldn’t have hurt herself if she just got her news from POLITICO.com – instead of reading a newspaper’s dead tree edition.”

In all seriousness, he added, “as much as almost anyone else, Grandma Mary helped ferment my passion for public service. In fact, she bought me my first Almanac of American Politics back in 1994.”

Best wishes to Grandma Mary for a speedy recovery.