Happy President’s Day

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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. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

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  • Rave: staying in beautiful San Antonio for a few more days to enjoy the sunshine and 70 degree weather! And the tacos, of course 😉

  • Rant: Have to work today.
    Rant: It is cold outside, i wish spring was here.

  • MsNesbitt

    Rant: I have to work today.

    Rant: Went on a great first date with a guy who seemed genuinely interested in seeing me again, but I have not heard from him.

    Rave: Just planned a trip to Nashville with my sister and mother. Excited for a fun girls trip! Any recommendations from PoPville on must dos and must sees?

    • Music, of course. If you can get tickets to whatever show is at the Ryman, I’d suggest it. Yes, it’s cliche, but it’s a historical place and worth seeing a show there if you can. 3rd and Lindsley (regional rock and country bands) Station Inn (bluegrass), and Bluebird Cafe (up-and-coming songwriters with the occasional pop-in by someone famous) are all good places for live music too. Bluebird is a bit of a drive from downtown, though.

      If you want a bit more of a “crazy” night, the touristy stretch on Broadway can be a lot of fun. The Stage and Robert’s are the best bets. Lonnie’s Western Room to finish off the night is always a hoot — a mix of townies, tourists, and kids from Vandy and Belmont singing drunken karaoke between buckets of beer.

      The Parthenon at Centennial Park is always a must see. If you guys like art, the Frist Center is a vastly underrated art museum. You can always drive out to the Hermatige too, which is Andrew Jackson’s old estate.

      As far as food goes, Nashville’s a bit of a hidden gem I think. Monell’s for Saturday or Sunday breakfast (unless you are a vegetarian) is a must. There are some really good more upscale restaurants around the Demombreun/Hillsoboro village areas. The Catbird Seat is really good, but you need to call ahead a couple days. Down the street is a place called the Patterson House that may rival the Passenger in terms of tasty drinks. If you want BBQ, I would suggest Hog Heaven, which is a little white shack next to Cenntennial Park (a good place to stop after/before the Parthenon). Jimmy Kelly’s is an old, dark, wood-everything steakhouse that I enjoy.

  • saf

    Rant: at work, while the (Fed) husband is at home.

    Rave: I have a job!

  • Rant: Always kills me when people complain about having to work on a “holiday”. Do ya’ll apologize to the server at the restaurant you go out for unlimited bunch that they have to work on said “holiday”?

  • Rave: Boyfriend asked me to move in with him!

    • thats very romantic! how did he pop the question?

      • We were cooking dinner Sunday night and talking about how to arrange the furniture in his new place (he’s settling in after returning from Afghanistan) when he mentioned that he was thinking about how to incorporate mine. We have talked enough about how we want the future to play out that this wasn’t so much a “Do you want to?” as an “I’m ready.”

    • i’m glad your relationship is bringing you joy! and sorry the other responders are too sarcastic (bitter?) to help you celebrate.

      • Huh? Where in the world is this coming from?

        • There was at least one earlier comment that was kind of mean that apparently got pulled.

          • Hmm. I’m curious about what the comment was. It’s not like we are 17 and shacking up on a whim. We are both older and this will eventually be a second marriage for each of us. For various reasons, this is the right next step and his place makes more sense than mine in terms of our commutes.

  • skj84

    Rant: Still sick. Sinus infection ruined my 3 day weekend. I was laid up in bed the entire time and missed a party I’ve been looking forward to for a month.

    Rave: Antibiotics seem to have kicked in and I don’t feel nearly as bad as I did Friday.

    Rave: I probably saved a lot of money by not going out this weekend.

    Rant: Back to the daily grind tomorrow, and I have very little downtime this week.

  • Rave: President’s Day tradition of watching copious amounts of The West Wing. #Bartlet4Pres!

  • Rant: Getting cat called in Mt. Pleasant for the 57th time this week. Love the Salvadoran roots in this neighborhood; don’t love the entitled machismo delivered straight to my doorstep, nor the tacit acceptance of Mt. P residents. Seriously, enough is enough.

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