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in DC: allergen masochist

I’ve been in DC over 10 years, and I go each year. I know what they look like, I’ve seen them in rain and shine, and it still doesn’t matter. You have to see the Cherry Blossoms. Even though ever...

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in DC: PILLOW FIGHT!!!!

Thanks to a note from lacochran, James and I made it over to Dupont Circle yesterday to see the DC Defenestrators second-show contribution to World Pillow Fight Day. It was hilarious to watch and impressive that the participants could keep...

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random: condemned to repeat it

Anyone else sick of all the remakes, covers, re-imaginings, etc.? To go off on a slightly* geeky tangent, in the X-Men and Alpha Flight comic from 1986, the trickster god was offering mankind the opportunity to become like gods. One...

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food porn: $240 worth of pudding

No, not really. This is $240 worth of pudding. And this is some caramel croissant pudding a la Nigella Lawson*: It seems that Food Network only has about 10 episodes total of both Nigella’s shows, so I see the same...

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office: it has its moments

The actual work still sucks most of the time, but our building is actually quite pretty at times. A colleague was walking past the atrium windows, saw a chair, the sun and an opportunity. It was fairly cold in the...

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caffeine: easier to homebrew than meth!

I have been happily stickin’ it to the man for over a week now. After a friend showed me the travel mug that had become part of their daily morning routine, I was curious, but not sold. Then I priced...

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food: brunch at the tap room

’nuff said. Ok, not really, but I think I can still feel some of this brunch creating a food baby in my belly. Since Sunday turned out to be such a nice day, I ventured forth to Clarendon to meet...

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video: Aisha Tyler is my muse…

TGIF everyone! Have I mentioned how much I love Aisha Tyler? Probably so, but it bears repeating. James and I have become total fanboys, quoting bits from her special, following her on twitter and generally spreading the gospel. I call...

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video: “Elmo wants this tape!”

Ricky Gervais… doing comic work for charity is totally his thing. He’s a seasoned professional at it, crack a few jokes, raise some dollars, all in a day’s work right? And Sesame Street’s Elmo, so cute, so cuddly, so innocent....