Monthly Archive: July 2014

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fitness: Okay, now be serious

Today’s “Pearls Before Swine” strip by Stephan Pastis perfectly portrays my reaction the first time I ever heard about spinning.

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Food in DC: La Tomate Caffè

La Tomate in Dupont Circle has always felt like an institution to me. It was often the chosen site of a first, second or third date. Plenty of variety, nothing too over-the-top and good prices on the lighter/pasta dishes. But...

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Capital Fringe: The Road to High Street

Another highlight of this year’s Capital Fringe Festival is Andrew Potter’s critically acclaimed show, The Road to High Street: the true, tell-all tale of two unicycle-riding/fire-eating/guitar-playing/rubber chicken-juggling street performers in a one-man, musical, digital storytelling show. Trying saying that five...

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Capital Fringe: Dracula… in DC?

It’s been a while since I’ve seen any live theater in DC. The last show I saw was “Looped” over 5 years ago, yikes! Not so great for someone who actually was a theater geek himself once upon a time....

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health: unremarkable

Just a few snippets from my recent PET-CT scans. I have honestly never before been so content with with the word “unremarkable” being applied to me. Unremarkable neck. Unremarkable study. Specifically, the subcutaneous abnormal soft tissue seen on the regional...

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Free in DC: Sunday Concerts at NBM

Just this weekend, friends and I were discussing how odd it is that non-free museums decided to open in DC given the large number of free Smithsonian facilities. And while The National Building Museum is no longer free, they have...

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metro: what’s your number?

I don’t mean your sleep number, or WMATA’s information number, or even the digits of that hottie you see everyday who doesn’t even take any notice of you, but the optimal number of minutes to your next train. Mine, in...