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“Hello” and Welcome Back, Adele!

Oh, Adele… It was well worth the wait. I have a complex relationship with some singers, especially those that sing about relationships, and their songs. Some songs are so closely associated with memories of people in my past that I...

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Back to the Future is History

Today’s the day, but I noticed this gem earlier this week. http://just-shower-thoughts.tumblr.com/post/131382899149/after-this-week-back-to-the-future-will-take After this week, Back to the Future will take place entirely in the past. Yep, the events that took place in The Back to the Future Trilogy are...

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie… Finally!

Not that poser-ass Absolutely Fabulous series from a while back, but the real deal! Fox Searchlight Pictures and BBC Films have released the first image from comedy “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” what has started to shoot on location in the...

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Dressmann #JustTheWayYouAre

I don’t think I have enough words to express how much I love this ad from Dressmann: Underwear for perfect men, “At Dressmann we believe that everyone is perfect just the way they are. #JustTheWayYouAre” For All 3.4 Billion Perfect...

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Barkhaus: Why So Serious?!

I spent the day mostly taking it easy. A Monday off due to holiday isn’t really something to be trifled with unless you’re going away on vacation. Luckily, some local DC spots were doing Monday brunch, so while sipping a...

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Campbell’s Star Wars Ad: “Your Father”

Campbell’s latest ad for their “Made for Real Real Life” campaign features two dads giving it their best dueling Darth Vader impressions with the most apropos line from Star Wars.1 That’s gotta be the worst Vader ever… The other offering...

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Scene from a Perfect Happy Hour

I know it seems dark and lonely, but this shot taken last week at Libertine in Adams Morgan is what the perfect start to a happy hour looks like for me. I love getting there when it starts, if possible,...

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On This Day: Shelfie!

Who knew I was so hip? Taking a shelfie before it was even a thing! I think the “On This Day” apps are fun… to a point. While it’s cool to see where I was, what I was posting on...

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Klingle Ford Bridge

Last Sunday, I was up and ready for my usual brunch at Medium Rare a bit earlier than usual so I decided to take a bus to Woodley Park and walk north to Cleveland Park with the extra time.1 It’s...

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Be Prepared… with Pretzels

Spotted by me and a colleague on Monday while heading to lunch in the Navy Yard area: I have no idea what was happening over the weekend, but clearly someone needed pretzels on a string. Perhaps as a necklace, or...

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Pick a Purple Pepper?

I have never really felt like I had a green thumb. My mother never had any trouble with plants around the house or in our greenhouse growing up. I could never keep anything green alive for very long and mostly...

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Chicken and Waffles at Woodward Table

While the origins of chicken and waffles seem to be divided between the North and the South, I still suppose it was surprising that I had never really had them until moving to DC which seems firmly entrenched between the...

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#FlashbackFriday: Cocktails and Cheez-Its

Cheez-Its, am I right? Looking back to a time when I was in one those, “just because I can” moods. Honestly, what else was I supposed to do with Scrabble Cheez-Its aside from eat them? And can we talk about...

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Living Tomato Ripeness Chart

From Reddit by way of Boing Boing, this is a perfect tomato ripeness chart. Or tomato audio meter. Or a tomato-based video game health bar… I haven’t talked about my garden much this year but my cherry tomatoes did return,...

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Deee-Lite’s ‘Groove Is in the Heart’ Turns 25

People Magazine takes a look at perhaps one of the ultimate party tunes out there, Deee-Lite’s much beloved “Groove Is In The Heart“. “Groove Is in the Heart” was an immediate hit, reaching No. 1 on the U.S. Hot Dance...