Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

Photo by PoPville flickr user julianne’s

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?

Rave: I dare you to look at this photo and not smile.

I’ll add another rave – Allez Les Bleus! And for tomorrow – USA! USA! USA!

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  • Rave: in less than five hours, I’ll be listening to some jazz and enjoying some sweet people watching at the sculpture garden.

    Rant: Metro. I know it might cause outrage but henceforth I’m boycotting trains and will only ride if absolutely necessary. From here on out, it’s foot, bus, or car (in that order).

  • Rant: Coming down with a bad case of World Cup fever.
    Rave: World Cup is here – allez Evra! allez les Bleus!

  • i didnt smile when I looked at the photo. I just thought it looked creepy.

  • Rant – Backslash. Stop it. There is no backslash in a web address. Nope. None. Not one. No. It’s a slash. I don’t know why some morons have decided that it must be a backslash but it kills me. It really does. Please stop it.

    Rave – Hon Fest this weekend!

  • RANT: had too much work this morning to properly sneak off to inaugurate World Cup festivities!
    RANT: going to the eye doctor instead of watching World Cup matches tomorrow AM!
    RAVE: wife kindly set up eye doctor appointments!
    RAVE: taking son to first World Cup viewing tomorrow!
    RANT: still need a haircut and worry it could cut further into soccer viewing time!
    RAVE: Merry Soccer Christmas!

  • Rant: The Medical Marijuana Bill does not include patients who are in chronic pain. 🙁

    Rave: It’s lovely outside.

    Rant: Speedbumps on my block.
    Rant: Gentrification.

    Rave: John Wall to the Wizards was indeed confirmed. They’re not even working out Evan Turner.

    Rave: Penthouse Nightclub. Damn, I think I’m gonna’ hit that spot up later. Mmm, dynamite.

  • Rave: dating an absolutely awesome woman
    Rant: only twenty-four hours in the standard DC day

    Cap: “Government doberman”

  • Rave: My fav band was in town last night, all the way from Iowa! While watching the show and networking w/fellow Iowans, stumbled upon a possible job back home.

    Rave: The weather!

    Rant: Nothing to do this weekend…yet.

    Rant: Have meeting w/my boss next Tuesday that I am already fearing.

  • Rave: Went on a first date to the Nats game on Wednesday (also my first baseball game). Had a blast and looking forward to the next date. 🙂

    Rant: DHS has mandated its employees not to use personal email during work hours…goodbye Gchat, AIM, and outside world.

    Rave: They didn’t say anything about blogs! I get to keep my PoP fix- for now!

    Rave: Dupont Circle for World Cup games and Gay Pride Parade tomorrow!

    • me

      At least you’ve had email up until now- we haven’t had personal email/chat/fb at another government agency ever! And since my internet at home is down (RANT), I have to resort to typing out emails on my stupid blackberry storm. Which is close to impossible.

    • I’m a DHS contractor and they haven’t told us about any personal email policy. My hotmail access isn’t blocked. We’re not supposed to use the internet for anything not work related, but that’s not stopping me from posting this. Hold on, a guy in a black suit and sunglasses wants to talk to me. Uh oh…

      • Apparently it’s a policy that was part of an amendment to a memorandum. It came as a surprise to everyone, including management. It’s still not blocked (I could sign on to Gmail/Gchat/AIM right now if I wanted to) but it’s expected that we don’t do it.

        Oh, and my fellow coworkers can sign into Gmail but their Gchat/AIM is blocked. I, however, have a Gmail account through my alma mater and those features work for me. Guess it has something to do with firewalls?

  • raves: beautiful weather, happy hour on a roofdeck in about 3 hours, pride festivities with great friends, swimming in a (hopefully) not crowded pool at some point this weekend, todays living social deal for a firing range in va, and the on going gentrification in dc.

    not a singel rant today!

  • Emmaleigh504

    Rave: World Cup!
    Rave: Found planters for my Juliette balcony, herb garden here I come.

  • Alright, quick rant, hijacked from the latest “Fiver” e-newsletter from The Guardian’s Football Weekly staff. But this rant-ette is fully endorsed by the great IntangibleArts and his representatives worldwide:


  • Rave: Finally moving out of the Woodner!
    Rant: Moving out of the Woodner. I really got into the urban character of the place and it has boatloads. Seriously, I’ll miss it.

  • Rant: I care nothing about the world cup but my coworkers are using the TV in my cube to watch. Go ‘way.

    Rave: Happy hour is almost here.

  • Emmaleigh504

    Revelation: In college I had a roommate who quit her job so she could watch the World Cup. Sitting here at my job unable to watch, I suddenly understand her rationale.

  • houseintherear

    Rant: The Fit is not go, as it’s at the dealer for a weekend sleepover. BOO to car repairs.
    Rave: It’s Pride time!

  • Rant: People who pretend to be soccer fans every four years in order to prove how worldly they are. (“In Europe, they call it football…”) Really?!

  • Rave: My good friend is coming to town this weekend, and I’m really looking forward to supporting him at Capital Pride 🙂

    Rant: I’ve had a cold for about 2 weeks. At least I can speak again!

    Rant: I went on a few dates with a super cool dude, but he’s “exploring his options” with other casual dates and doesn’t seem to be into me as much as before? Could be the cold.. but still, I really like this guy! Meesh.

    Rave: I am one of those frontrunner soccer fans and I love World Cup season. Reminds me of my first summer in DC. People getting excited about *anything* these days makes me happy

  • Dodge City lost a lot of points in my book last night when they turned away my friend because he was wearing flip-flops. What I thought would be a cool neighborhood place to have a few cocktails is now clearly turning into a pretentious hipster/dark-rimmed glasses/overly tattooed hangout. Not to mention their door guy was a smug POS. Maybe someone should remind him he is working at door at a bar. Their lame act lost them my business, my friends’ business and anyone else I can tell to steer clear of their place. No one needs your better-than-you attitude. Because you aren’t.

  • RAVE-Boyfriend coming into town this weekend and great tax return.

    RANT-Training on Saturday.

  • That’s it! I hate DC. The people are assholes and the businesses would rather eat nails than take a credit card. This is the 21st century! What the hell?!

    Operation get the hell out of the DC metro area starts now.

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