urban bohemian

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metro: it is dark… again

Harkening back to a few years ago, a quick snap from Wednesday afternoon when… something was up with the power near Navy Yard. I saw the lights flicker in the office and thought I heard the HVAC reset, but no...

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video games: hands up, don’t shoot!

I recently rented the game “Watch Dogs” from GameFly and as I was installing it, I jokingly tweeted that I doubted I’d last more than 20 minutes playing it. This was more a commentary on how a lot of the...

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video: I’M SORRY!!

There are days I just want to get a bullhorn and head to the roof of a building and shout out a modified version of Annie’s “I’m sorry!” speech from The First Wives Club… I’ve always loved this movie and...

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42: Sacré Fromage!

Even though I’ve heard it’s impossible to get a table there and you’ll have to make a reservation weeks in advance, I decided to test my luck (with backup plans, just in case) at Le Diplomate for an early dinner....

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42: immortalized in pixels

Well, this was certainly a nice surprise to wake up to. I’ve been immortalized in webcomic form! As a result of donating to his Kickstarter, Tony Breed–who is already a pretty awesome fellow all-round and possessed of amazing facial hair–drew...

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photo: You down with LHC?

Spotted at 18th & Willard NW while walking around early Saturday morning… Hadron Collider? I Hardly Know ‘Er. Horrible joke aside, I have to admire the readiness of this person to come across cement drying on this street corner and...

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42: ***Spotless

After almost–but not quite–20 years in DC, I sometimes think it would be nice if I could opt for a form of selective amnesia. I never watched “Eternal Sunshine” but I more or less guessed the plot and I was...

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in DC: DC Shorts Film Festival

Last month, I was invited to the Motion Picture Association of America1 for a sneak peek at some offerings from the upcoming DC Shorts Film Festival, three-time winner of “Best Film Fest” by Washington City Paper readers. I’ve attended the...

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quips: -tion…

Sometimes the silly quips about dating you trade back and forth in your youth end up still applying to your life in later years.

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culture: table for one

I admit that I’ve felt like this more than few times when I go out to eat alone. Many restaurants are fine with it, some are politely snippy, while a few are downright mean replete with awkward pauses, eye rolls...

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fitness: walk for me, walk for me…

I’ll see you after the function! Hm, I may have to add that one into my walking mix. I’m trying really hard to get back in the habit of taking my weekend walks. This summer has been milder than usual,...

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42: birthday anxiety

It was at brunch this past Sunday that I really started to think about it, even though I’ve already been asked by the boy about our upcoming plans for my birthday. Just one month away, it’s not even a milestone,...

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in DC: MAN UP

So, um… no. Just, no. Not that I don’t think personalized license plates can be cool, nerdy, appropriate, pop cultural and all that, but seeing this on a truck on our way back from a morning walk? NO. Just as...

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books: Pure Imagin–OMG…!

Well… I’m pretty terrified, how about you? To celebrate 50 years of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, it’s being published as a Penguin Modern Classic. But the cover design is something like “The Stepford Wives” meets “Toddlers &...

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food: urban gardener? moi?

Can I just say how much it blows my mind that I’m growing food in my backyard? …which isn’t even really a backyard, but just some planters on the patio. Normally, I just grow herbs, mostly mint because it’s super-easy....