Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

Mother and Daughter
Photo by PoPville flickr user *tinadelarosa

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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  • This same photo was posted this week on the DCist. How about something different?

  • Rave: Had a working vacation this week in NY and I got to spend time with mom, sister and newphews.

    Rant: Its soo cold in NY already!

  • Lighten up Anon 12:26, its a great shot!

  • Rave: I had very tasty dumplings yesterday at China Bistro in Rockville (I urge everyone to visit this place).

    Rant: The job market is still horrible.

  • Rant: Ex-girlfriend will be in town
    Rave: Ex-girlfriend will be in town


  • Rant: I ended up working late last night and wasn’t able get this week’s GDoN-Revisited written up.

    Rave: My new listing in Bloomingdale ended up getting three very good offers and the house should be officially under contract today.

  • Rave: Woo – I’m applying to law school! I’m so excited!
    Rant: Oops – I forgot that I’m broke. Hellooooooo student loans!

    Rave: Friday Friday Friday! and, the weather’s warming back up a bit.

  • rant: I need a new laptop.
    rant: I need a new camera.
    rant: I need a raise.

  • Rave: Leaving for Daytona Beach tomorrow

    Rant: I’ts supposed to rain all week, not Florida off/on rain but really rain.

    Rave2: I won’t be at work so who cares.

  • rave: another date tonight with a girl I’m really into. I’m not quite ready to use the “girlfriend” word just yet (at what point is that appropriate–thoughts?) but it seems to be heading in that direction and I couldn’t be happier.

  • Rave: I think the new fountain park on 14th and Park is awesome!

    Rant: I wish those hideous metal trees in the same park used their solar panels to give free wifi or something other than powering a few lights.

  • Rant: had my first migraine ever yesterday – those things are terrible! I thought I was dying at first
    Rant: exhausted
    Rant: have to drive to philly tonight
    Rant: beginning of FY10, lack of funding, slow working time


    @Anonymous 1:07: don’t wait to use the girlfriend term until she asks, that’s just annoying! I think once you guys start a regular basis type of thing, then girlfriend is appropriate… if that makes sense…

  • anon 1:07. whenever she starts giving you grief, then youll know she is your girlfriend.


  • Rave: Going to see the Disco Biscuits tonight at 930 Club!!
    Rave: Going to see the Disco Biscuits Saturday night at the 930 Club also!!

  • Collin-

    From the plaza, you may be able to pick up Staple’s wifi. I’ve done it once or twice from the tables in back of the plaza.

  • Rave: Tests all came back with good results!

    Rave: I’m applying to grad school!

    Rant: DCRA inspector nicked me on a couple of tiny things so I can’t get my BBL and become a landlord just yet. Sigh.

  • Rave: Being able to tell the bathroom contractor when he called for an unexpected payment that I didn’t have my checkbook at work with me.

    Rant: When the contractor said “That’s OK. I’m standing in your bedroom now. Where do you keep it?”

    Rant #2: When people like Anonymous at 12:26 pm complain about the freshness of content on someone else’s blog. Let’s see YOUR blog, bud.

  • RANT: You’ve GOT to be joking, you mean I have to pay $173 and jump through hoops just to rent out my tiny condo unit! This is insane! Just when I thought I was reasonably happy with this city, I find this crap out! Jeeze, criminy!


  • Rave: qwertys for 128 scrabble points
    Rave: basement floor halfway finished (engineered hardwood)
    Rave: garden still producing (greens, green beans and tomatoes)

    No rants, just raves this week~

  • Rave: cupcakes at work!

    Rant: this place is making me fat, which means I’ll just have to drink til I barf tonight.

  • Rave: I saw “Whip It” last night and it was AWESOME! Two thumbs up! Makes me want to join roller derby…

    Rave: Going to the Caps game tomorrow night! C-A-P-S, Caps, Caps, Caps!

    Rave: Going to see the double feature of Toy Story 1 & 2 on Sunday!

    Rant: The city is doing some sort of road work just outside my office window…omg, I can’t handle the drilling and sawing for much longer!

  • Rave: Finally got up the guts to ask the boss for a raise. Waiting to hear back how much of one.

    Rant: POP didn’t post my letter this week like he said he would 🙁

    Rave: It’s Autumn! Apples! Leaves! Crisp air!

    Rave: Block party tomorrow, get to hang out with my neighbors in the autumn.

  • Rave: Getting married in 2 weeks and just bought plane tix to Italy for honeymoon!! I met my hubby in Petworth & he was a neighbor…used to chat me up on his way home from work, it’s a Petworth love story 🙂

  • Hiphop-anonymous: DC Rollergirls are cool chicks. My rugby team is cosponsored with them so we go to their derby’s on occasion.

  • Prince Of Petworth

    @GiantSquid. Agh, so sorry. Can you please email it to me again?

  • Rant: guy on Metro has breath that smells like he has an ass in his mouth

    Rave: over the FY 09 rush at work!

    Rant: been on hold w/ Pepco for 15 minutes

    Rave: it’s fridaaaayyyyyyy

  • rave: PetworthRes – cool story – give us more details. (and congratulations)

    rant: almost a week since the Wisconsin cabin trip with nine 13 year old girls – and Miley Cyrus “Party in the USA” is still stuck in my head!

    rave: Next week cabin trip to Luray is with 5 year olds – No Miley!!

    rant: They love Abba!

  • Rant: I am sick. And, from what I’ve heard, I’ve got another couple of days of sickness to look forward to.
    Rave: Spicy cabbage, hot & sour soup and steamed dumplings ordered under the pretense of sweating out the illness are delicious.
    Rave: Fall!
    Rave: Football!

  • Prince Of Petworth

    @Giant Squid – found your email – promise to post on Monday!!!

  • petworthres – do a write up about the love affair for pop to post?! who wouldnt like a little petworth love story to keep us warm on these chilly nights 🙂

  • Rant: Women from New Jersey, Wisconsin and Upstate NY sending me “I’m interested in you” messages on Chemistry.com. We’re going to meet for a date when we are 500 miles apart?

    Rant #2: Chemistry.com sending me “Matches” that are religious conservatives when I’ve set my profile up to exclude people who say they are either. Apparently, their idea of a “match” is someone of the opposite sex within 10 years of my age, plus or minus.

    okay, enough ranting about the ridiculousness of online matchmaking. I think I’ll go to a bar and hook up with someone really drunk instead.

  • Rave: Moving to the suburbs has decreased street harassment greatly.
    Rant: Moving to the suburbs hasn’t completely eliminated street harassment. All it did was put a band-aid on a problem that needs a larger cure.

    Rave: I do like my new neighborhood, and that I can walk down the street, smell the flowers, breathe the fresh air, and just have almost near-peace of mind.

  • Rave: Pop will be on the Channel 9 news on Monday night (11 pm news slot)!

    I saw the plug this evening.

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