Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. I’ll open this thread every Monday and Friday.  Anything good happen this week?

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  • Rant: Brought the boss a 6-pk of hand crafted home-brew as a gesture of good will, proceeded to drop it in the office lobby in front of the executive committee, improved on my good impression by swearing profusely, then flailed wildly slipping & sliding through my newly created lager lagoon. In addittion, my boy Blagojevich was voted out of political office, unanimously, forever. (what political soap opera will I obsess over now?) …oh and apparently I creep people out, greeaat.

    Revel: I’ve got lots of good times to look forward to this weekend and I’m still the smartest, most handsome, and generally humble person I know.

  • Rave: Super Bowl this weekend — GO STEELERS!

  • Rant: I stepped in an enormous dog poo last night in my own front yard. Curse you who don’t pick up their dog’s poo.

  • Rave: When flipflopirate writes on the blog

  • Rave: When “finding the aardvark in the back of a pickup truck”. Thanks for the “LOLs” flipflopirate. Oh and this website in general.

    Rant: I’m not the wealthiest woman I know….dagger.

  • Vonstallin

    I’m in ultra serious pain after Tuesday Yoga went bad. Hand stands going into a “L” shape I crunch my spine. I’m so glad I had some Viccotin left over after my accident. It’s the only way I can even think about moving.

    Pepco sub contractors did my heavy up today. Putting my digital meter outside and removing my old 1923
    4 gauge main wire and running a heavy 2 gauge wire to my house from the street. So now the threat of overloading my circuits with new appliances will fade.

    Rave #2:
    I’m going to Mystery dinner Theater Saturday for a friends birthday.
    “Frankly Scarlett, You’re Dead!”
    An amusing antebellum murder mystery.


  • Rave: I swung by my old high school to surprise my mom and sister (both teaching there), then got to head to wrestling practice to watch my old team. Many years later, the kids there are just the same as we were. It’s refreshing.

    Rant: I miss the hell out of coaching. It took me two minutes of watching before the tie and glasses were coming off and I was in there helping kids with technique. I am also in dire need of improving my cardiovascular shape. I got winded pretty quickly. I am way too young for that.

  • Rave: My Snuggie is finally here! I ordered before Christmas and it just arrived today!
    Rave: It’s all I’d hoped it would be!
    Rave: Pretty in Pink followed by Stand By Me followed by Rudy on AMC today!

  • Rave: Gettin’ Raves, many thanks Kay & Stacie, I’ll keep writing if you keep reading.

  • Rave: “Ms. Honey” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNBtIYlbrAk
    Rant: DPW for never coming by with a plow or salt truck on my street.

  • Nichole, I have a Snuggie too! It really is the best thing ever! We even took them to the Inauguration. I do a lot of reading so this is the perfect way to keep my arms warm. At long last! I bought it at Bed Bath & Beyond where it was cheaper than on TV…but all they had was blue. I guess that’s my rave!

  • Rave: I’m getting serious joy out the mental image I have created of vonstallin, and thinking of that badass dude doing yoga.

  • Rave: It’s friday and my Snuggie should be arriving in the mail…

    Rant: I’ve lost the will to live.

  • Somebody please school me on the Chastleton condos at 16th and R. The building is at probably one of the best locations in the entire city, the units have been beautifully renovated, it’s a gorgeous, historic building, and even parking, which is incredibly hard to find in that area, is readily available right behind the building. So why are the units selling for so little? Is it really because the place is supposedly haunted?

  • Ron: I’ve never been inside, but I’ve heard from a few people that it isn’t very nice in there. That might be the reason, at least, that’s the reason I was told.

  • Can’t you achieve the same “Snuggie effect” by wearing your bathrobe backwards? I’m just sayin…

  • Rant: The 14th Street bus likes to pass my bus stop on occasion if it looks like there are too many of us waiting and the bus is crowded. Then we have to wait anywhere from 5 to 35 minutes for the next bus. This is why I am on average 20 minutes late for work every effing day.

    Rave: Sleeping in tomorrow!

  • [email protected]:45, two words: road tacks.

  • Ron — The Chastleton is a co-op not a condo. A real estate agent or a Google search can provide info on the difference between the two. Also, if the monthly co-op fees are high that can turn people off, even if the prices of the units are low.

  • @anon 2:41 – no, you can not. Unless your bathrobe is really, really long and wide.

  • Vonstallin

    Anonymous Says:
    January 30th, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    Rave: I’m getting serious joy out the mental image I have created of vonstallin, and thinking of that badass dude doing yoga.

    All Raves:

    Well some days when I’m feeling freaky I wear my speedos (padded Bike spandex).
    Now Imagine doing a wheel or bridge pose, lol. Most times it’s either just me to 5 guys in class with 12 to 17 women 🙂

    A year ago this month I was featured in Capital “Hill Rag”.

    I’m about 8 paragraphs down:
    Maurice Chesley, 35


  • And thus passes all street cred of Vonstallin, son of Ecthelion…

  • Rave: $2 PBR Silo cans at Commonwealth’s late night happy hour ROCKS
    Rave: HopSlam on draft at Bourbon! I know where I’m having brunch tomorrow!
    Rave: Fresh Oyster Shoots at the Super Bowl Party I’m going to!
    Rant: 2.75 MORE hours until my weekend officially begins.

  • Rave:
    Apparently MPD has a suspect in custody regarding the killing of Goins near Adams Morgan a while back, and the killing of the guy on 13th and Columbia. Huzzah huzzah huzzah! (assuming its the right guy of course) See: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/30/AR2009013001233.html

  • Rave-I’m going to be that guy this weekend and route for Arizona

    Rant: Does anyone know what good customer service is anymore?

  • Vonstallin

    Pennywise Says:
    January 30th, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    And thus passes all street cred of Vonstallin, son of Ecthelion…

    No No No….
    Yoga is all part of my Hood Boy Azz Kicking Training….How do you think Wesley Snipes can do such High kicks in Blade…lol The Hood don’t want to test my GangStah !

    I got the taste for Washington Pizza’s Stromboli (No Cheese) Chicken and Pineapples and 10 Buffalo Wings.

    I’m not cool enuff to get an Invite to a SB Party. Thats cool, I’ll be dancing with myself.

  • Von: no need to dance with yourself when there is a broom handy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVrWDPi12zE&feature=channel_page

    True story: until Lil’ Gal threw it away last year I had the EXACT same jean/leather jacket the guy stocking the shelves in this video has on. It was Guess jeans, baby.

  • Prince Of Petworth

    Rant: Home repairs are brutal.

    Rave: Thievery Corporation concert was awesome!

  • Rave: I’m stoned for the first time in years!

    Rant: I can’t feel myself breath and its freaking me out.


    And now, a joke:

    Q: How do hippies have sex, and where do hippies have sex?

    A: In tents man. In tents man.

  • Vonstallin,
    What that heavy up cost you?

  • Vonstallin

    nate Says:
    January 31st, 2009 at 2:45 am
    What that heavy up cost you?
    His normal price is $1,800-$2000 but they always discount stuff for me so he charged me $1,500
    This included, switching my fuse box out to a breaker box, I had a few new lines put in for 3 wall heaters, puting a new meter box outside, and Pepco pulled my old 4 guage wires out from the street to my front yeard and put in heavyer 2 guage and my new digital meter.

    Another house caught on fire on my block Thursday morning so with the heavy up I feel a bit safer now.

  • Actually, I do own the sidewalk in front of my house. Or at least I’m responsible for its upkeep. I’ve got a bill for a city required sidewalk repair to prove it. No doubt if someone slipped in dogshit and broke their neck in front of my house, they’d come suing me.

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