Category: dc

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internet: tethered

My addiction got the better of me yesterday and before I left the office, I looked up information on enabling tethering on my iPhone. It was one of the features announced, but not enabled, at the last big iPhone brouhaha....

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information: withdrawal

As I mentioned earlier, my cable and internet are out at home and have been since around Thursday morning. Oddly there was a brief return of service from about 6:12 am to 9:26 pm* on Friday and after that–nada. If...

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in DC: Dusk in Shaw

One doesn’t normally put the last photo of the evening at the beginning of an article, but this was worth sharing first. The sky at dusk from this past Saturday evening in DC, from some friends’ rooftop deck. I know...

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wmata: common sense, use it

In light of this recent event, would the above ad campaign–albeit very clever–in metro stations be considered ironic or simply poor timing?* This isn’t to say I haven’t seen metro riders bumping into one another on the platforms due to...

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politics: our Congress shot us down

This is a snippet from Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s Summer mailing, the leading story was about her efforts to get a DC voting rights bill passed in Congress: I realize that things are rarely as cut and dry as a...

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metro: juju

I’ve been told that juju is just a tagger around DC, but in my state of mind this seemed more serendipitous when I saw it in the station yesterday. I’d had a crappy day at the office and was looking...

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metro: courtesy is a thankless pursuit

There’s one school of thought that etiquette exists to make others comfortable.* WMATA’s latest campaign seems to be right along those lines. The primary focus is to make sure that priority seating is available to those who need it, but...

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food: best little Asian restaurant in Chinatown

After a bit of shopping on Saturday afternoon, Kyle and I came over a bit peckish and were checking out our options for food in and around Chinatown. This sign was seen outside of a fairly well-known eatery along the...

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in DC: gorgeous day for an evacuation

So that was my afternoon from about lunchtime until a few minutes ago. How was yours? Betsy and I took off to Five Guys for lunch and on our way back we saw police cars, ambulances and fire trucks in...

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moving: what, me worry?

Have I mentioned yet how much I hate this process? Last night I declared a break on packing and enjoyed some television and light house chores. It was a bit impossible not to do a little move-based work; but it...

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metro: Feel the Prid!

Before heading out to meet the fellas yesterday, I checked in with WMATA’s Trip Planner as I always do.* Just before putting in my search query, I saw this banner ad on the page. I’ve probably seen it in years...

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apartment hunt: No, really… I’m black.

I’m going to keep a bunch of these entries in draft mode until this is all done with, because I respond to the craigslist apartment postings with my usual e-mail address and signature which includes the address of my blog....

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in DC: desperately seeking an apartment

All good things come to an end, I suppose. After a nice 5 year or so run in my current apartment, all signs are pointing to my needing to find a new place to live. Considering that my lease becomes...

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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...