Category: dc

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in DC: metro seat hog blues

So it’s already Monday, right? I made it halfway to the metro station when I realized I forgot my phone. I go back upstairs to get it and just as I lock the door, realized I forgot one other thing.1...

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ads: bad timing?

I kept noticing this ad for DC Takes On HIV in the Columbia Heights metro station for the past week: When I visit my doctor, I Ask For The Test. It’s not just for me. It’s because I care about...

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deals: Groupon Now! $1 Lunch

While there isn’t as much detail as Living Social’s Dollar Lunch Day back in April, Groupon will be offering Groupon Now!™ $1 Lunch Deals in selected cities today.† Friday [November 18, 2011] only, Groupon Now! will offer thousands of lunch...

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photos: Cold-War Chic?

I feel like I should give this photo an appropriately vintage’d sepia filter and edit a TARDIS into the background. We headed down to the Spy Museum on a surprisingly brisk–almost chilly–morning to see the finest in German Cold-War Era...

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in DC: 5th Annual Parade of Trabants

Looking for something unique (and free) to do this Saturday in DC? Make your way down to the International Spy Museum at 8th & F Sts NW to see their Fifth Annual Parade of Trabants…

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in DC: garage sale

Seen while walking around out and about this weekend. May well be one of the most honest garage sale signs I’ve seen in a while: Come get some great stuff for less than coffee… or just come and watch me...

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5.1: DC State Fair

DC State Fair Tent, by flickr user Mr. T in DC. When I was growing up in Georgia, we’d visit1 my grandmother in the Summer and one thing we’d always look forward to in the later Summer months was the...

Ghost Bike, taken by flickr user M.V. Jantzen 1

5.1: Struck in DC

In the time I’ve lived here, I have seen DC become more populated by cars while at the same time appearing to become a less car-friendly city. I don’t mean that the city’s government and infrastructure is hostile to vehicle owners and drivers, simply that the city seems to already have reached its critical mass in terms of being able to accommodate as many drivers as we have.

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5.1: FixWMATA

If you live or work in the DC area, chances are you’ve used Metro–bus or rail–to get where you’re going in the city. I’ve lived in the area for nearly 15 years now and there was only a 3-month period...