Tagged: holiday

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Black Friday: So Excited I Can’t Spell!

About the only ads I see these days are the ones I can’t close or skip. In this morning’s print version of Washington Post Express, I noticed one that where the ad submitter was clearly so excited about their Black...

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Too Soon, Balloons!

Spotted these balloons a few days ago in the Columbia Heights metro station. I’d like to hope that they were for a birthday and happened to be someone’s favorite colors, but I know better. Those. Are. Christmas. Balloons. You know...

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literally: can’t even

Is it possible to have a Case of the Mondays on a Tuesday? My mini-vacation making a long weekend out of the July 4 holiday is done and I’m back at the office. It was a hot, humid, and rainy...

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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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music: Christmas Midgets

Every year, in my efforts to maintain a Very Swank Holiday®, I’ll often try and track down some of the lesser known Christmas/Holiday albums that have fallen by the wayside. Usually these are much older than my current find, but I am pleased to have discovered Christmas Midgets by The Found Sound Orchestra…

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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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Sweet Potato Cheesecake

I am not a fan of pumpkin. There, I said it. I like pumpkins for decoration, like seeing them growing in patches, maybe painting one for Halloween, but in terms of pumpkin bread, pumpkin pies, pumpkin spice lattes? Not my...

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video: Shatner Fryers Club

Sad as it makes this Southern boy, I have always maintained a “no frying” rule in my apartments for many reasons, the resulting weight gain and lingering smell chief amongst them. Still, on Thanksgiving Eve, I can’t help but long...

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video: Ghosts Around You…

Happy Halloween everyone! Recovering from the weekend ok? Checked out the White House Trick-or-Treaters photos? Checked in on Foursquare to get your Halloween 2011 badge? Excellent, everything appears to be in order, then. Not that any of it matters, since...

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metro: Presidents Day closings

Metrorail will be conducting significant track work on the Blue, Orange & Red lines during the Presidents Day Holiday Weekend…

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consumer: $6,800 cables, anyone?

For years, blogs have been railing against overpriced cables, Monster Cable being one of the most frequent offenders, but this one takes the cake. AudioQuest’s K2 Terminated Speaker Cable is currently at Amazon for $6,800 (reduced from $8,450).

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video: big cats, tripping balls

This has been cracking me up all morning, at appropriate intervals. I do a little work, get a little stressed and take a OMG CUTE BIG CATS break. It’s a bit old, but Big Cat Rescue posted a video to...

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holiday: so here it is…

I’m just off the phone with mom and dad, been getting lovely online and SMS holiday greetings from friends, mixed up a pitcher of holiday cheer and have been settling in for some nice televised marathons on various networks. As...

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video: been an angel all year

Since I’m stuck* at the office this morning, I figured it would be nice to share a little holiday spirit with an early present. Unfortunately, I won’t be traveling to visit the family this year and am not really looking...

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video: needs more DING-DONG!

I had a post brewing this morning about Zipcar and a recent utter failing, but as the commercial says: I found better stuff… “Carol of the Bells” is usually already pretty impressive when played or sung, but they killed it....