Monthly Archive: June 2009

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ads: tenor to soprano… to bass

An ad making the rounds that gave me a chuckle is the new one from Mike’s Hard Lemonade. The recent campaign features Steve Berg (last seen as one of the groupies/singers in Dr. Horrible who’d do the weird stuff) as...

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work: laughing through the pain

At the office, when the help desk resets our passwords, they have been using some variation on a sports name ending in “ball” using the nearly standard letter/number substitution. Since our passwords are required to change so frequently, it’s hard...

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loss: nothing is certain

It’s been a bit of a long blogless stretch, but there just seemed to be more important things to focus on than throwing out a few hundred words. Sadly, death has been a constant theme this month: Iran protests, the...

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music: Vicar, Tart… or Both?

Darling, being gay is the best excuse you’ll ever have not to be boring! —Absolutely Fabulous, “Gay” A quote from Edina upon finding out that her son Serge is not only gay, but as “dishwater dull” as her daughter Saffron....

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metro: juju

I’ve been told that juju is just a tagger around DC, but in my state of mind this seemed more serendipitous when I saw it in the station yesterday. I’d had a crappy day at the office and was looking...

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money: compromised?!

Ooooh, that’s not good. Or I guess it is since they seem to be on the case in notifying me about it and taking action. I’m usually pretty obsessive about checking my accounts and because of the Amazon points I...

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theatre: An Evening with Lynda Carter

Rounding out my week of 70s* favorites, Michael and I saw Lynda Carter at the Kennedy Center. It was difficult for my brain to think anything other than “We’re going to see Wonder Woman tonight!!” I’d also forgotten how much...

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theatre: Looped at the Lincoln

I can usually count the number of plays I see each year on one finger, but I’m starting to think it’s time to change that. I saw Arena Stage’s “Looped” last night at the Lincoln Theatre with my friend Greg...

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metro: courtesy is a thankless pursuit

There’s one school of thought that etiquette exists to make others comfortable.* WMATA’s latest campaign seems to be right along those lines. The primary focus is to make sure that priority seating is available to those who need it, but...

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food: best little Asian restaurant in Chinatown

After a bit of shopping on Saturday afternoon, Kyle and I came over a bit peckish and were checking out our options for food in and around Chinatown. This sign was seen outside of a fairly well-known eatery along the...