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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    Rave: I saw an entertaining video this morning.

  • anon. gardener

    Rave: It’s Friday, baby, and it ain’t raining.

    Rant: When the taxi stopped, I jumped in, relieved to escape from the Red Line and the rain. Then the cab driver started to sing “Jesus loves me,” segue-ing into “My god is a kind god,” and I knew I had entered the seventh circle of hell. How can you clap your hands and drive at the same time? Does Jesus take the wheel or something?

    • Hahaha. I think I have taken a ride with this same cabi before.

    • I was on a flight full of Promise Keepers circling Chicago who collectively were singing “He’s got the whole world in his hands” for an hour.

      Middle seat, circa 1998, or whenever they had their deal at RFK.

      When I die, if purgatory exists, that’s where I’ll be.

  • Rant: I have been trying to buy a building for 3 years………. and the people selling it just can’t seem to come to reality…..How hard is it so realize that you are not going to get the price you want? They even went so far as to have an online auction and I was the only bidder and it was set at a low price. They wouldn’t honor the auction. I think my hoop jumping is just about over.

    Rave: The seller’s don’t know how to put their facebook on private so I can see them complaining about how life isn’t fair…… priceless.

    • what auction site? don’t they have a legal responsibility to honor the price? maybe you have some recourse here.

      and: 3 years!? maybe you’re not meant to have this place. Why not move on already?

  • RAVE: Montgomery County Fair. I celebrated my birthday with fried oreos, funnel cakes, a giant BBQ-slathered turkey leg, monster trucks, and questionably safe carnival rides. It was everything I hoped it would be and MORE!

    RANT: The 75621 miles I’m going to have to run this weekend to work off the calories I consumed last night!

  • Rave: All the cool new stuff popping up in Petworth and Atlas District.

    Rant: All the cool new stuff NOT popping up around 14th and Spring.

  • the construction on 18th st in front of our basement apartment has been going on for several months now. it’s hell. and not once have we ever been given any notice whatsoever on the status of the project or what the timeframe is.

    just when we think they’re done with our intersection, they reappear and start tearing up the road again. garbage and recycling piles up, because it’s a crapshoot trying to guess where the equipment is going to be the next day. some trash gets picked up. some doesn’t. last night, I put the trash out on the other side of the street, since most of the equipment has been on our side. wake up to find that now they’re on that side. garbage ignored by the truck. wonderful.

    i’m all for the revamping of 18th st. it needs it bad. but living like this for half a year not having a heads up at all what each day is going to bring is unacceptable.

    how many times can they dig up that portion of the street, re-pave it, and dig it up all over again? we’re losing it.

  • Rant: What a beautiful day for dental work.
    Rave: Crown no longer popping out every time I eat a bagel.
    Rant: It’s too hot!
    Rave: Lots of fun things to do the next three weekends. In the heat.
    Is it my imagination or are the Captchas getting harder and harder to decipher?

  • Rant: The Bojangles in Union Station hasn’t opened yet!!! 🙁

  • Rave: The Montgomery County Fair!

    Rant: The MoCo Fair is NOTHING compared to the Iowa State Fair!

  • RAVE: Gave notice at the Woody (a.k.a, the Woodner) and am ahead of schedule on the packing. A real milestone for this slack master.
    RAVE: Wine and sunshine after work.
    RAVE: Currently RANT-FREE

    • You lived at the Woodner– No doubt you’ve had enough Rants to last you a life time. Enjoy your day of Raves and get the heck out of there!

  • rant (at the silliness of all the bullsh-t these days): The Cornucopia Bag, the world’s first farmer’s market backpack http://betabrand.com/

    All I can say is: there’s a hipster fool born every minute!

  • Rave – Brookland gets some love

    Rave – The Bruce Monroe Park and the renovations at Deal Middle School, nice job DC Gov

  • rave: there seem to be tons of fun things going on this weekend

    rant: boyfriend moved halfway across the country. i have no one to do fun things with.

  • Bear

    Rave: I’m finally moving out of the cubicle and into an office!

    Rant: My job still sucks.

    Rave: Friends coming in town for the weekend!

  • Rant: My dad is in dying in hospice.
    Rant: My dad is dying in hospice IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA (the armpit of America, in case you were wondering) – and I’ve now been here for almost two weeks.

    Rave: This may seem strange to some, but others will understand – for the first time today, my dad actually acknowledged he was dying. It was a good day. Oh, and he asked for a cigarette – because, um, it’s won’t kill him.

    Rant: I spend my life sounding so morbid at the moment.

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