Tagged: metro

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Are you watching closely?

It finally happened… again. I got on the wrong metro train this morning. I haven’t done that while commuting in DC for at least 15 years. This is both hilarious and mortifying.

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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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CocoaVia Knows Their Audience!

Seen this morning on my commute, the ad men over at CocoaVia know just how to tap into the frustration many DC area metro riders experience… I have to wonder if this is being used in other markets. Their website...

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metro: it is dark… again

Harkening back to a few years ago, a quick snap from Wednesday afternoon when… something was up with the power near Navy Yard. I saw the lights flicker in the office and thought I heard the HVAC reset, but no...

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metro: what’s your number?

I don’t mean your sleep number, or WMATA’s information number, or even the digits of that hottie you see everyday who doesn’t even take any notice of you, but the optimal number of minutes to your next train. Mine, in...

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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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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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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,...

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etiquette: XYZ?

So I’m riding the train to work last Wednesday and this happens… Informed fellow commuter his fly was undone. Does that count as my good deed for the day? #fb — urban bohemian (@urbanbohemian) April 25, 2012 The man was–more...

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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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metro: platform or runway?

*taps mic* Is this thing on? Anyone still out there? Yeah, it’s been a while, but between indulging in birthday shenanigans, and sorta realizing that I’m not as able to recover from birthday shenanigans as I once was, I needed...

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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...

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in DC: a metro holiday

I really enjoyed this cover from last Friday’s Express. I’m used to seeing “yesterday’s news” printed in the free daily, but this story was dead on target for the impending weekend track work. There were still plenty of papers in...

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in DC: 44 MILL-ion dollars!!

Spotted these guys at Gallery Place/Chinatown metro on our way to Lucky Strike on Friday handing out check-styled flyers for the upcoming movie Too Big to Fail.

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in DC: CoHi WMATA mornings

Not every morning, but just about every morning, Columbia Heights metro riders are “treated” to the sound of escalators in dire need of some repair, or maybe just some WD-40…