Category: dc

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snow: The Late Late Late Frost

Dear Late Frost, Oh, we’ve had some good times over Winter and right on into Spring. You even played hide and seek for a few days–here and there–and let us run around in the sun… and when you discovered that...

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spoilers: don’t get…

It’s not always a bad thing when people associate you with a TV program, but perhaps not this particular one. [Spoiler Alert]

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weather: baby, it’s cold…

It’s almost impossible to believe that the DC area is getting snow tomorrow, until you remember that exactly one year ago… we got snow.

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home: out with the old

I never do “spring cleaning” in Spring. Usually my efforts at cleaning are fueled by guests coming over, or finally coming out of a depressed episode or because I end up watching a Hoarders marathon and do not want to...

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home: BUTT OUT! …please?

In which my first world problem complaints about cigarette butts landing on my patio are vindicated with a not-strongly-worded-at-all memo from the management.

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spring: tweet… tweet… HONK!

As prepared as I was for the return of Spring, I hadn’t quite accounted for the birds.

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blog: still here!

So yeah, it’s been a long time, huh? Shaking out the cobwebs, trying some new digs, and mostly trying to convince myself that people are still visiting this blog for posts other than the SNL Justin Timberlake and Beyonce sketch.

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Sakuramen in Adams Morgan

Mention “ramen” to most people and you’ll get a weird look followed by “you mean the stuff in the cup?” or others might remember the college days when your “pantry” consisted of packets of Kool-Aid and instant ramen noodles since...

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in DC: A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas listening party, that is! All of Guaraldi’s music for the various Charlie Brown specials is amazing, but the Christmas album is one that I will listen to any time of the year without ever thinking it’s...

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in DC: Run Run Run!

Running for a train, I can understand completely… but running OFF of a train and potentially knocking down other commuters in the process? S’wrong with you?

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photo: catch the sun

I’ve taken to walking in the early morning after checking into the office. Our building is right next to The Yards Park and Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, so when it’s nice enough outside, there’s never a lack of great scenery. This morning was no exception.

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in DC: It is dark.

Good morning and Happy Hump Day to all! The boy and I are used to leaving the house early enough that we beat the sunrise, and even though we’re used to going to work in the dark, this isn’t exactly what I planned on.

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in DC: AIDS Quilt @ NBM

In case you missed seeing it at the recent Smithsonian Folklife Festival because you were wisely staying inside and out of the heat1, the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at the National Building Museum later this month. In...

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news: message from The Doctor?

I’m not normally inclined to read the Washington Times’ sports page–or any sports page, for that matter. But while riding into work on the this morning, I glanced across the aisle and noticed a fellow commuter’s newspaper. To anyone else,...