Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

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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. So anything good happen to you this week?

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  • Next thing you know, they’ll be taxing GELATO!

  • Rant: I can’t figure out how to formally amend my condo bylaws? We only have two units, and we agree on the amendment. I know there’s some oversight agency (or something similar) that handles formal matters with respect to condo buildings in the District, but I can’t figure out where to look. We’d like to amend the bylaws before our neighbor moves (in case the new owners are crazy). Very frustrating.

    Any thoughts?

    • Call your condo manager? Or just re-write it and make law.

    • i believe you have to file the amended version with d.c. the copy on record is the legal copy ..if they care to check.

    • The bylaws ought to tell you what’s required to amend. My old place required 2/3 majority vote and approval from all the first mortgage holders. That was always the tough part, but with only 2 units shouldn’t be hard.

  • Rave: Lots of food trucks in and coming to DC
    Rant: Trucks very rarely on U St. People work here and need lunch options too.

  • Calzone for lunch today. It came in a cardboard pizza box. So I ask you, if I get taxed on a plastic or paper bag, should I not also be taxed on a pizza box?

    Rave – Beautiful weather out there.

    Rant – It’s suppposed to rain, right?

    captcha – security slavin

  • Rave: I met Clark Ray on Wednesday at his meet and greet and thought he would make a good replacement for Mendolson.

  • Rant: Speed bumps.

    Rave: Speed bumps.

    • ah

      Let’s be more specific:

      Rave: Speed bumps on my street.
      Rant: Speed bumps on all other streets.

  • Damn out of town cops riding their motorcycles on sidewalks and the Mall. Your jurisdiction doesn’t extend past your city limits, get back on the f’n roads.

    • I’d amend and expand that to include damn MPD and Park Police letting those bastards get away with riding on the sidewalks. I hate Police Week.

      • Look, whenever the computer engineer’s convention comes to town, I look the other way as my associates leave their laptops and pocket protectors all over the mall too.

        It’s professional courtesy…

      • saf

        And all the illegally parked cop vehicles.

    • Thank you, Native American JD. Thank you.

      • Lanier says (in reverse order):

        Thanks Mr. Native American JD. I will also alert US Park Police.

        Assistant Chief Michael Anzallo
        Metropolitan Police Department
        Internal Affairs Bureau
        From: Lanier, Cathy (MPD)
        Sent: Friday, May 14, 2010 9:23 AM
        Cc: Anzallo, Michael (MPD)
        Subject: RE: police unity tour abuses

        Thank you very much Native American JD. I have my Assistant Chief in charge of my Internal Affairs Bureau following up on complaints such as these. He will take care of it. Thanks again.

  • rave: happy hour & moving

    rant: WASHINGTON GAS – hire more competent people

  • Rant: I work in the mental health field, and I just had a melt down b/c of a co worker’s arrogant behavior towards me. Boss not here to tell on him. feeling very stressed over the matter.

    Rave: going on two great bike rides this weekend

    Rave: some of the out of town cops are hot! especially the ones wearing skirts (aka kilts)

  • Rave: Great weather, no plans this weekend (except maybe hanging out with some friends and their 4 month old baby on Sunday.)

    Rant: No gigs, but that’s all right. Sometimes I need a break from music. And I can always go to the blues jam here: http://www.acousticblues.com if I feel like playing.

  • My well-hidden GPS system was stolen out of my car this week. apparently the way it works now is that if people see ANYTHING in your car they believe your GPS is stored in there. I had some trash in there, so the theives broke in, got the GPS out of its hiding place, got the cable from under the seat, and they left. and NO, I did not have a suction cup mark on the window, but the police said it doesn’t matter anymore, everyone has GPSs so all the thieves look for is evidence you don’t clean everything out of your car.

    at least they came in via slim jim and didn’t break the window.

  • Rant: the little pricks in my neighborhood vandalized my house last night.

  • Emmaleigh504

    Rave: The tap water won’t taste and smell like chlorine after next week.

    Rant: I thought the water was already fixed, apparently my taste buds and sense of smell are broken.

  • Rave – DC has tons of wine bars!

    Rant – DC wine bars that think $10 per glass is reasonable

  • Rant: Wash Po yet again wasn’t delivered to my home this am

    Rave: Managed to get home (with a bottle of wine + dinner) before the rain

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