Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Festivus!

On this day, the 23rd of December -- the day we air our grievances and demonstrate feats of strength under the glorious Festivus Pole -- I would simply like to wish everyone a joyus and wonderful holiday season.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Through tattered clothes great vices do appear."

~ William Shakespeare

I take this showing up in my email this AM as a strong indication that the Bard is speaking to us through the grave and really wants all of us to go shopping.... Who's with me?!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


(...yeah, what else is new...)

I left last night's post hanging with that solo link, so I thought I would finish up this morning with a few more tidbits about the inauguration:

Officials Expect 10,000 Charter Buses

The 'People's Inaugural Project'
This is a great story about how a local businessman donated $1 million so that "underserved, marginalized and distressed individuals" can be a part of this awesome event.

Walk to the Inauguration if you can!

And finally, a few lawmakers aren't very happy with the idea of 24/7 bars...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

And Now For Something Completely Different:

...it's time for a quick update.

~ DC in December never fails to surprise me. After spending the better part of 30 years here (wow... what a concept...) you would think I'd be used to the lack of consistent weather. But no, this is not the case. I was freezing cold this weekend, but pleasantly surprised by the light snowfall on Saturday night. Shivered at work today. But tomorrow, it will be in the upper 50's, and there's a chance of rain.

~ Ah, Facebook. Thank you for letting me know that the Nice Jewish Doctor is "now in a relationship". Because I think the boy deserves someone who doesn't feel obliged to go out with him, someone who really cares about him.

~ Why am I feeling so generous to this shmuck? Well, I have recently found myself "In a Relationship", as well. (No, my Facebook status will not change.) And yes, I was hinting at this in an earlier post, when things were starting to develop. Just in case you were wondering.

~ Work is very strange right now. Things are fine for me (i.e. my job is safe, my department is still intact) but there's just been too much change in a very short period of time.

~ This city is going to be un-fucking-BELIEVABLE during Obama's inaguration. (I can't wait!)I could devote several posts to the news stories we see every day about how many people will be here, how we should all walk into the city since the Metro will be a mess, et cetera.

For example, one of my favorites: D.C. Bars Open 24 Hours...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Those Smelly Tourists....

Reid: We won't smell the tourists anymore

By Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin

The Capitol Visitors Center, which opened this morning, may have tripled its original budget and fallen years behind schedule, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found a silver lining for members of Congress: tourists won't offend them with their B.O. anymore.

"My staff tells me not to say this, but I'm going to say it anyway," said Reid in his remarks. "In the summer because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol. It may be descriptive but it's true."

But it's no longer going to be true, noted Reid, thanks to the air conditioned, indoor space.

And that's not all. "We have many bathrooms here, as you can see," Reid continued. "Souvenirs are available."

$621 million well spent.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Sometimes the best solution is to say 'No' at the outset. This one word, used promptly, properly and with courtesy, can save you a great deal of time. It's important not to let other people fritter away your time, but when you say 'No' you have to make it stick while not seeming ruthless or unfair. And everybody knows how hard that is."

~ Alan Lakein