Tagged: dc

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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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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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deals: Groupon Now! $1 Lunch

While there isn’t as much detail as Living Social’s Dollar Lunch Day back in April, Groupon will be offering Groupon Now!™ $1 Lunch Deals in selected cities today.† Friday [November 18, 2011] only, Groupon Now! will offer thousands of lunch...

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photos: Cold-War Chic?

I feel like I should give this photo an appropriately vintage’d sepia filter and edit a TARDIS into the background. We headed down to the Spy Museum on a surprisingly brisk–almost chilly–morning to see the finest in German Cold-War Era...

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in DC: 5th Annual Parade of Trabants

Looking for something unique (and free) to do this Saturday in DC? Make your way down to the International Spy Museum at 8th & F Sts NW to see their Fifth Annual Parade of Trabants…

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in DC: garage sale

Seen while walking around out and about this weekend. May well be one of the most honest garage sale signs I’ve seen in a while: Come get some great stuff for less than coffee… or just come and watch me...

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me: I’m not sick, but I’m not well

The year was 1997, a bootleg copy of Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone? was in my CD player and I was a little too into this track… “I’m not sick but I’m not well, and it’s a sin to live so well.”

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ads: Kia’s losing its Soul

It all started out so innocently. A unique vehicle with an innovative ad strategy. Kia Soul, the urban crossover vehicle.1 The hamsters are cute, the music is good with both a pop and retro feel, and the iPod brings instant...

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5.1: DC State Fair

DC State Fair Tent, by flickr user Mr. T in DC. When I was growing up in Georgia, we’d visit1 my grandmother in the Summer and one thing we’d always look forward to in the later Summer months was the...

Ghost Bike, taken by flickr user M.V. Jantzen 1

5.1: Struck in DC

In the time I’ve lived here, I have seen DC become more populated by cars while at the same time appearing to become a less car-friendly city. I don’t mean that the city’s government and infrastructure is hostile to vehicle owners and drivers, simply that the city seems to already have reached its critical mass in terms of being able to accommodate as many drivers as we have.