03/26/15 10:22pm

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This week’s question comes straight from the forum:

“With the rising living costs in the District, I’m curious what people would consider a “livable” salary in DC. Obviously many factors play into this, but let’s say for a single person.”

Like the OP says “many factors play into this” – so let’s say rent for a small 1 bed/studio or even a group house, student loans, plus drinks and/or dinner a couple nights a week/month, an occasional concert, movie etc. plus all the other regular sundries. What does that come out to for a yearly salary?

What makes up your definition of “livable”?

03/26/15 10:05pm

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Photo by Susannah McPhelim

Congrats to PoPville pick dno with:

“Satisfied with the results of its speed, stop sign, red light, and cross-walk cameras, the District decides the next frontier in automated fining is to catch scofflaws driving with a broken axle.”

Congrats to PoP pick Ron with:

“Vince Gray Way
Bowser names street ‘honoring’ former mayor.”

Honorable mention to David with:

“One way or another, I’m gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha.”

Winners and honorable mention please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail for your shirts, onesies or tote bag.

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From the DC Cannabis Campaign:

“WHO: Cannabis Seed Sharers and Seed Seekers
WHAT: Spring Seed Share
WHERE: Libertine, 2435 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 and DC Cannabis Campaign Headquarters, 2448 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
WHEN: 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ Libertine
4:20pm to 7:00pm, Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ DC Cannabis Campaign Headquarters
WHY: To provide DC residents with the seeds to legally grow cannabis at home”

03/26/15 5:09pm

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Photo via Piratz Tavern facebook

Tough times continue for Silver Spring. From Piratz Tavern facebook:

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Piratz Tavern will open it’s doors for the last time on Saturday April 4th. Unfortunately the negative publicity, constant prank calls, vandalism and bogus reviews generated by our unfortunate participation on Bar Rescue have taken their toll. To add insult to injury, late last year Taffer’s crew reached out to me again asking that we participate in a back to the bar episode. They promised that it would be followed by a re-rescue and that they would right all the wrong’s committed during the first episode. Obviously I don’t learn. I believed them. On December 1st we went to the effort to open on a Monday, the one day a week we have been closed for 8 years, with a skeleton staff of former employees who agreed to play the parts. It was basically coerced and staged to be an opening act for a re-rescue. I was told to bring in several changes of clothes to make it appear that filming covered several days. As usual they brought in a bunch of extras to fill the house and we were told what to say and with whom to speak. Throughout the entire shoot the director coached Juciano to curse and say negative things about John Taffer. He referred to me as the “hero”, my daughter as the “victim” and Juciano as the “villan”. Total bullshit frown emoticon Basically we have been fucked by reality TV again and with know one to blame but ourselves, we have decided not to renew our lease. Just can’t take anymore. Director James Agiesta sweet talked me into the deal and then left us behind like carnage, just like the first time. A HUGE thanks to all of you who worked and played so hard to make Piratz Tavern the awesome place it has been for the last 8 years.

-Piratz Tavern

03/26/15 4:25pm

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Photo courtesy Mappy Hour DC

From an email:

“We had so much fun at Meridian Pint last time that we’re back again!

This month we’ll hear from urban fly fishing consultant Rob Snowhite. He’ll cover how to start, where to go and other tricks of the trade for fishing in the D.C. area. Join this new outdoor enthusiast community with maps, adventure planning and beer. Don’t forget to bring a map to share!

When

March 30th, 2015 at 7:00PM

Where

Meridian Pint,  3400 11th St NW

Register

Registration is free.”

03/26/15 4:10pm

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Thanks to a reader for sending: “signs of a new business between Citibank and Charles Tyrwhitt at Connecticut & K Streets.”

Porcelanosa’s website says:

“Porcelanosa started operations in the United States over 20 years ago and has quickly grown to become the choice resource for homeowners, builders, architects and designers. Our effective infrastructure of showrooms, retail partners and distribution centers enables us to inspire you with the latest products exhibits, rapidly deliver and tirelessly support the pre and post sales service so many have come to expect from the trusted leader in the Tile, Kitchen and Bath industry.

PORCELANOSA, a global leader in the innovation, design, manufacture and distribution of Tile, Kitchen, and Bath products, endeavors to be the industry leader by providing trendsetting cutting-edge designs of unparalleled beauty and refinement, uncompromising quality, technologically superior products and dependable services to its clients. Through a dynamic company owned and independent distribution network, PORCELANOSA will continue to assert itself as the supplier of choice in its core product categories, and by anticipating and delivering inspiring and advanced solutions to the needs of an ever evolving market, will maximize value for its shareholders and stakeholders.”