Monthly Archive: December 2009

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in DC: please curb… yourself?

The last of the frozen snow is finally fading and unfortunately what’s being left behind are the results of all the lazy dog owners who took their dogs out for a walk, but couldn’t be bothered to clean up after...

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holiday: so here it is…

I’m just off the phone with mom and dad, been getting lovely online and SMS holiday greetings from friends, mixed up a pitcher of holiday cheer and have been settling in for some nice televised marathons on various networks. As...

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video: been an angel all year

Since I’m stuck* at the office this morning, I figured it would be nice to share a little holiday spirit with an early present. Unfortunately, I won’t be traveling to visit the family this year and am not really looking...

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Lunch at Matchbox Barracks Row

Just some quick shots from a little holiday lunch with friends and co-workers. Matchbox is quickly becoming our go-to restaurant for lunch excursions and it’s well-earned. I was surprised that they hadn’t announced the day’s specials on twitter yet, but...

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video: “WHOA!” moments

I have been waiting for the DVD to be released so I could finally post just 15 seconds of this episode: Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on...

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Ping Pong Dim Sum

One thing I’ve been hearing since moving to a city with a–more or less–proper Chinatown is “Where can you go for good dim sum?” And as it was well before my out and about knowledge, I had no idea, but...

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green: Free Reusable Bag Distribution in DC

I was headed past my nearby CVS and saw signs up advertising “Free Reusable Bags – Today Only!” I stopped in, picked up 2–they said it was ok–and asked if it was all locations today or just this one. Turns...

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Bourbon Steak DC at the Four Seasons

Everyone treats themselves, especially around this time of year. You’re in a shop or online, looking for gifts and you see the perfect thing… for yourself. You throw caution to the wind and say "Why not? I deserve this!" Well,...

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Brunch at Bar Pilar

After a museum visit downtown, we found ourselves wanting a little nosh and I mentioned Bar Pilar. While we were both thinking burgers, it turned out that they were only serving from the brunch menu (PDF) at that time. Not...

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caveat emptor: minimum what!?

Let me start off by saying that any business attempting to force a minimum purchase to use a credit card–while not illegal–is often in violation of their agreement with credit card issuers. A merchant can attempt to offset some business...