Author: urb

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Ghibellina: Gamberi e Polenta

Tried a new place for brunch a few weekends ago, Ghibellina on 14th St NW. Had a lovely shrimp and polenta dish and overall enjoyed the experience. Would definitely head back for another visit.

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“You walked a half marathon.”

I often wonder about participating in races, like a 5k or a half marathon. But I rarely realize that sometimes I do the equivalent of it just walking around the city on the weekend!

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Are you watching closely?

It finally happened… again. I got on the wrong metro train this morning. I haven’t done that while commuting in DC for at least 15 years. This is both hilarious and mortifying.

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Getting over the Hump Day morning slump

I treasure my telework days, not just for being away from the office, but also getting to enjoy the best parts of the morning without feeling cooped up inside a windowless office building. I often wonder if having two telework days a week would spoil me…

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So Groovy Now

About the only good thing to emerge from the 1992 film Mo’ Money was its Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis produced soundtrack.

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“Do not push me.”

Is it me, or does this progression of spam comments submitted to my blog sound like a set of dating site messages gone very wrong?

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Grow, baby, grow…

This wasn’t one of my worst ideas, but I have a sneaky suspicion I’m going to be overrun with bell pepper plants in a few weeks!

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“I only smile in the dark”

“I was doing so well until the rains came…” sounds more like the start of a Young Adult genre novel than a commentary on my current mood, but it’s true.

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Washington Antiquarian Book Fair – April 28-29, 2017

In an era torn by partisan division and “fake news,” the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair is offering a welcome antidote: its 42nd annual celebration of books, knowledge and learning, April 28-29, 2017, in the heart of our nation’s capital.

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Weekend Mood: Liquid

A very fluid weekend, all told. From a chilly rainy Friday to playing around with spirits and infusions throughout the weekend. Spring is making itself known and with nicer weather comes cocktail time!

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Filmfest DC – April 20-30, 2017

Filmfest DC is back for its 31st year in Washington, DC, bringing new and exciting international films to the community. Filmfest DC strives to bring films of current interest and debate to the culturally curious and diverse DC community.

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How many bits could a Fitbit fit…?

No gadget failing has given me a moral dilemma quite like this. My Fitbit is failing and likely dead and I am oddly torn about whether I need to replace it or if I’ve finally outgrown it.

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Climbing out of the abyss

I’m slowly coming out of a major funk, but I still think I’m a horrible person. It’s sometimes really difficult to reconcile those things.