02/24/17 4:00pm

From an email:

“The League of Extraordinary Film Geeks + The Betamax Video Club will be hosting an 80’s Movies Night at Ten Tigers Parlour (old Chez Billy at 3813 Georgia Avenue, NW) on Sunday, February 26. The upstairs lounge will open at 6 PM and the event will begin promptly at 7PM.

A celebration of 80’s B movie classics and home video club culture. This month we delve into classic space opera with a healthy dose of double-entendre and slap stick comedy. Arrive early to enjoy a cocktail and the retro synthwave soundtrack in the upstairs lounge. Then sit back as a pair of space pirates battle the Templars of Mithra to restore the galaxy’s water supply.”

02/24/17 3:30pm

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If you told me ten years ago…

True story – I had friends who lived in Woodridge years ago must’ve been around 2005 and I went to their house for a BBQ. It was around 22nd Street, NE. So I figured, I’d just walk to Rhode Island and catch a cab when I was ready to go. This was before Lyft and Uber. So it’s relatively early like maybe 8 or 9pm. I walk to Rhode Island Ave and there are zero cabs. A big old goose egg. OK, I’m a walker (I walked to the BBQ but knew walking all the way home wasn’t a great option), so I figure what the hell I’ll just walk until I see a cab. hahaha It’s easy to forget the former cab dead-zones. There were many. It used to be impossible to catch a cab at Wonderland if you can believe that. Anyway, I get about 1 block on Rhode Island and this lady who must’ve been 70 years old or so makes a beeline straight towards me and says – “where are you going?” I say, I’m walking towards the metro and trying to catch a cab. She says “oh no you’re not.” She physically grabs me and walks to the bus stop and waits with me and RIDES WITH ME to the metro (I think it was Brookland) to make sure I got there OK. I’ll never forget that night. That by the by, is a very good example for those who ask me about the meaning of the beautiful life.

Anyway, enough about me, check out this listing I spotted while looking for today’s GDoN:

“Rare Opportunity in Hot Woodridge! Large Luxurious Custom Home awaits. Chef’s kitchen w/ Viking Pro cooking appliances and built in banquette. Huge Dramatic master suite*Home Theater*Remote A/V control*5 Bedroom suites with full baths*Elevator shaft-potential for disability access*Imagine Enjoying Spring days on rear deck*blocks from new Shops at Dakota Crossing Town Center”

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More photos here.

This house at 2921 26th Street, NE is going for $1,299,999.

I can imagine what my guardian would have to say about this…

02/24/17 3:15pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“This is our Kobi and he lives around Logan Circle. He just turned 14, but still has the energy of a puppy!”

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“Kekei of Alexandria enjoys playing hide & seek.”

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“Edith pinning Agnes down in Chapel Hill, NC, after the pair relocated from Friendship Heights.”

02/24/17 2:51pm

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BuzzFeed reports:

“On Friday, the administration for the first time included in its guidance a planned press gaggle that was supposed to be on camera. That was changed to off camera, with the White House not informing reporters that they would have to be put on a list. News organizations were put on a list of “interested parties” but then not allowed in. The New York Times, CNN, BuzzFeed News, Politico and the LA Times were not allowed in. Instead, a group that included handpicked reporters from conservative outlets were invited to chat with Spicer, including Breitbart, One America News Network and The Washington Times. Some national news outlets, like ABC, were also allowed to attend the briefing.”

02/24/17 1:45pm

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via Google

Thanks to Charlotte for sending:

“Eaton School 3rd grader representing DC. Vote Daily through 3/6″

E-Waste Google

In the future we will need to turn our trash into treasure. E-Waste has lots of things we can recycle. Gold, Copper etc. This doodle is from a salvaged DVR.

District of Columbia, K-3 Grade Group

About a year ago DC’s Akilah Johnson represented and won with this great doodle:

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via Google

Let’s get DC represented again – please vote here.

02/24/17 1:15pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user StreetsofWashington

“Do you have any good recommendations for a solid but affordable accountant in the area? I’m dipping my toes into the self-employed world for the first time and need someone to help me get my business up and running. The more recent posts seem more focused on tax preparation than small business setup.”

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02/24/17 1:00pm

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