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?

I’m afraid I have to share some reader rants of items that have been stolen. If anyone spots one I’m sure it’d be appreciated.

First: A silver & blue Trek bicycle was stolen in the middle of the day yesterday at the corner of 13th and G Streets, NW.

A Macbook was stolen:

“My computer was stolen yesterday from my house. I wanted to publicize the make and serial # in case it comes to one of your readers’ attention. I live in Petworth. Anyway, my laptop is a MacBook, late 2006 model, black, 13- inch screen. The serial # is: W87070NUWGM.

Could you put a notice on the site just in case somebody sees it or something? They could contact me at tsoumela(at)gmail.com. I also filed a police report and I will put it in Twitter too.”

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  • You might try checking Craigslist for your laptop. Seriously! Good luck getting it back.

  • Rave: Cooler days
    Rant: Commenters on PoP who denigrate others looking for advice or help.

  • Rave: My girlfriend isn’t leaving town this weekend like she has the past two, and tonight we’re going to a bbq so she can meet some of my oldest friends from college.

  • @DL – was that aimed at Maire? I’ve had three friends get their stolen bikes back through CL. Lots of stolen stuff pops up on there.

    Rave – timed my commutes to miss both rains yesterday.

    Rant – yelled at to get out of the road by an idiot who crossed the double yellow to pass me…and almost clipped the bus pulling out with it’s signal on that I was waiting on. Really? My bicycle completely blocked a Metro bus from view?

  • Rant: The fake-food smell of microwaved popcorn butter
    Rave: it’s Friday

  • Rant and Rave: My bandleader hired two new guitarists. Rave because we needed a new guitarist. Rant because that brings us up to eight members, which means less money for everyone.

  • About the laptop:
    I think if you have a subscription/membership to iLife or .Mac or whatever their ‘cloud’ environment is, you can remotely activate your laptop’s camera and record the fool who is using it.

    I’ve never done it, don’t know how, but I’ve heard anecdotal stories of others doing it.

    Good luck. (sincere, not snarky).

  • RANT: The girl I’m meeting up with in NY next month called last night to tell me she met someone so expect a platonic vacation.

    RAVE: I’ll hopefully meet a cooler local girl at the Lou Barlow show next week.

  • Rant: No dream job for me. They think I’m amazingly wonderful and were so excited to work with me, but went with some one who has a few more years of prospecting.

    Rave/rant: I’m getting a promotion at the current job and a raise to go with it (during an organization-wide salary adjustment freeze), but I’m really terrified that I’m painting myself into a corner. What if no one else want to pay me as much to do what I do? Am I pricing myself out of being able to move on? What if I have a nervous breakdown? And the doubts go on…

    Another rave/rant: I can spend tonight catching up on housework, which now unfortunately includes mold-proofing the basement after the recent floods.

    I think I need to buy a tub of chubby hubby ice cream tonight to go with the latex gloves and face mask.

  • Revel: Friday. Quiet day at work.
    Rant: Commenters who use the smug and annoying and useless rebuttal of: “get over it.”

    Bring it.

  • Rave: Dark Chocolate
    Rave: Bike commuting on a drizzly friday morning

    No rants today–its friday.

  • Rant/Rave: Foster dog goes to his new home Sunday, after just over 1 year with us. Many mixed emotions.

    Rave: Less dog fur in the house.

  • Rave 1: Just learned that DC Beer Week is almost here!
    Rave 2: It’s Friday and my boyfriend and I have no plans whatsoever over the weekend.

    Rant1: Whenever I lounge around for too long, I get cranky; I feel like I need to plan things for us to do in order to prevent inevitable crankiness.
    Rant 2: I just spent a good minute punctuating the above sentence–semicolon or comma after “cranky?” I need to lighten up!

    • How have I never heard of DC Beer Week? Awesome. I guess I can use the google?

    • Emmaleigh504

      I always go with the semicolon. The poor semicolon is so under used these days. I probably over use the semicolon to compensate.

  • Either a colon or a semicolon would work. 😉

  • Rave: I have nothing I have to do this weekend.
    Rant: I have nothing to do this weekend.

  • Rave: Six course tasting menu at Corduroy last night 🙂

    Other raves: Rain washing away the heat and humidity, interesting work for the next few weeks, relaxing weekend ahead.

    No rants ~

  • What organization do you foster with? I have a friend who is interested.

    • uh, sorry that was for PW Neighbor

    • I’m with HART out in Chantilly VA (www.hart90.org), but have also fostered with WHS. HART is good about getting you a foster that fits in with your own dogs. We go for large energetic playful, and also some with behavioral isses so we get the fun of training them. Feel free to have your friend email me if s/he would like more information (I would think PoP could give it to you). I also have a friend who fosters with Homeward Trails and another who fosters with other groups. Most in the area are reputable.

  • so…. American allies are supposed to be good guys, right? White hat and all that, yes? De facto clean conscience?

  • Rant: got a tetnus shot yesterday and my arm is swollen, sore to the touch, and sore to move. I have a triathlon race tomorrow…what the heck am I going to do now?! I swear I’m going to drown.

    Rave: cooler weather

  • Rant: Woke up and had to kick my own butt to make it into the office today. Adjusting my work hours to avoid weather related traffic is draining me.

    Rant 2: I’ll be working this weekend.

    Rave: Date night tonight at the movies tonight.

  • A bit of a PSA on the subject of lost things – be sure your phone number is in your wallet. If you loose it and just have a cell phone, the finder can’t track you down through your driver’s license.

  • it was a real question by the way. We’ve heard from the gastropods, now how about the alleged free-thinking intelligent ultra-patriot types that are supposed to be out there? Do you trust your country’s choices in allies as a matter of faith, or do you look into it like a personal research project and draw your own conclusions? Or do you not care much? Just curious. Seriously.

  • Rave: My inner voyeur loves the bag tax! Get to watch everyone’s bare purchases walking down the street. Just now 1. Lamp shade and bottle of Barefoot Pinot Grigio. 2. Toilet plunger and bag of muffins. 3. Airwick, Cheetos and Nyquil. 4. Cat food and Target box wine – ooh, sorry about that sweetie. . .

    Rant: I’m getting tired of the freak’n garden – tomatoes, zukes, squash blossoms, eggplant, cukes, basil – I want to grow MEAT!

  • Emmaleigh504

    Rant: Work, which is never fun, is total and complete Hell. Not only can we not use the internet for personal use at all (not on breaks not ever), now we are getting in trouble for socializing too much. I AM NOT A ROBOT!

    Rant: I keep calling my sister when I need a break and now she’s going on vacation. I need some phone numbers people!

    Rave: It’s the weekend and I’m doing nothing unless I want to, and even then I’ll think twice about it.

  • Rave: Thanks PoP and readers for your support about my bicycle. I’m going to check craigslist and hope for the best. 🙂

    Rant: My goddamned bike was stolen.

  • rave: good movies on tv late night

    rant: cops who assume i’m a criminal and search/id me, but won’t give me a ride home the last 3 blocks when i am walking through my neighborhood late at night.

    ratn:poeple hwo give a carp obaut speling whilst connemting omlyne

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