Category: culture

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definitions: WIN and FAIL

For the layperson who still might not have noticed the lingual-drift that’s caused these two words to mean so much more than we ever learned growing up, here’s are some helpful current real-world examples. This is made of WIN For...

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food: RW is over, but the specials go on!

Just in case there you didn’t have a chance to make any DC Restaurant Week seatings or there are places you missed, some places are extending the prix fixe specials.* From the Washingtonian: Who Is Extending Restaurant Week? Too busy...

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night out: The Two Towers at Wolf Trap

I really wish I’d mentioned this sooner so people would have had a chance to make plans to go. A few weeks ago, I won my company’s ticket raffle for Wolf Trap tickets to see The Lord of the Rings:...

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sports: Woman of Steel, Society of Kleenex

I just had a thought about the whole Caster Semenya thing. I won’t go into how ridiculous the controversy seems, but this line kept sticking out to me: Semenya is not accused of trying to cheat, but of perhaps unknowingly...

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food: RW at co co. sala

One of the best things, in my opinion, about Restaurant Week are the lunch options. In deference to many DC workers that have to head back home to the burbs after work, it’s nice that they have the option to...

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in DC: creative express

Just one of those “Ha ha, neat!” moments from this morning’s commute. Normally both the Express and Examiner guys are out there, handing out the free daily papers. Sometimes neither is there* and the riders self-serve. I thought today would...

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food: RW at Cedar

This will be a quickie as I didn’t bring my good camera and I don’t have much to say aside from: GO. Since DC Restaurant Week is in full-swing now, it may not be easy to get a table at...

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food: brunch at eventide

If I had the time and could find a coffeehouse that offered this, I’d be happy to delay my start time at the office for a little sit down and a nice cup of coffee. Being french press, this did...

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moving: Spam, Spam, Baked Beans…

I really thought I was done with the series of moving-related spam posts this week* but clearly not. But it’s Friday, so let’s lighten the mood first off: Salsus told me that I’d mentioned spam far too often not to...

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phone: Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam…

Quick question: What the heck is up with callers/spammers being allowed to report stuff like this as their caller ID? It would figure on a day that I’m ranting about craigslist spam, I’d get this call while leaving the office....

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Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?

And now for something completely different… I hadn’t planned on getting a mad-on yesterday morning, but thanks to everyone who stopped by and to those who made comments. What I wanted to talk/gush about was the start of the open...

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race: what year is it, again?

Well I’m glad I don’t live in the NCO! Last Friday a liberal* Ohio blog, OhioDaily, posted a story about a North Canton, OH police dispatcher forwarding an hilarious e-mail from her work address. Here’s a summary! New “Air Force...

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time: not a good look!

Y’know, I was feeling pretty good this morning… I haven’t been picking up Express* lately as I was finishing off a book**, but this morning thought I might try to challenge my brain with the Sudoku puzzle at the hard...

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tv/video: Jamie Goes West

Just watched a very cute–and ultimately cheeky–ad for Jamie Oliver’s new Channel4 series Jamie’s American Road Trip this morning. From cowboys to alligator hunters, and ex-gang members to high-society ladies, Jamie Oliver wants to discover the real heart of America,...