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. 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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  • Ravel: Raspberry cream cheese croissant and coffee.
    Rant: Trying to slice a mango.

  • pablo .raw

    Rave: Had a great but too short time chatting with some PoPvillians yesterday at the DIY PoPville happy hour!. Met textdoc and Victoria, friends sharonwdc and Emily were there too.
    Rant: I was there later than I wanted to due to guy standing on the wrong side of the escalator. When the person behind him tapped him on the shoulder (because the train was arriving), he got mad and didn’t move. Around 10 people missed the train including me. We got in the train that came after that one, said train decided to hang out for some extra time on each station it stopped.
    Rave: looks like awesome weather is coming.
    Rave: more DIY Popville happy hours please

  • epric002

    Rant: at home with migraine.
    Rant: no raves. Stupid migraines.

  • Rave: Surgery went amazingly well to relieve chronic pain.

    Rant: No longer able to physically take care of my pup and need to find him a good home very soon. Anybody looking for an amazing beautiful cuddle bug? pure bred chocolate and tan neutered male min pin, house trained, up to date on shots, comes with everything, needs lots of love and attention, an indoor dog..

  • Rant: Super tired and unfocused this morning. My dr. recently doubled my Rx dosage and I think it’s catching up with me. This is beyond normal tiredness for me.

    Rant: Almost witnessed a fight on the metro last night on the red line. A guy got on the train with a bunch of balloons tied to him and started rapping disrespectfully about it being 9/11. He got in the face of one guy who just happened to be military. Words were exchanged but thankfully the balloon guy moved down the car before it escalated even more.

    Rave: While looking into the MSW program at the Univ. of Denver, noticed they have a certificate for ‘animal assisted social work’. How awesome is that?!

    Rave: Homemade guac!

  • Rant: When my dog is restless in the middle of the night, I need to take her out. I wasn’t fully aware of her movement but when I woke up, well, there had been movement. Something she ate didn’t agree with her.
    Rave: Wood floors are easy to clean

  • Rant: Missed the Popville HH…I will be sure to catch the next one.
    Rave: It was because I’m training for a 10K. Yesterday was the only possible day I could run midweek. I made it 4 miles without stopping…this was a first.
    Rave: Almost Friday!
    Rave: Talking on the phone – I forget how little I do it and how much I miss it. I feel like I’m 13 again πŸ™‚

  • Rave: Small but very enjoyable informal PoPville happy hour last night! It was great to chat with MPinDC, Victoria, Pablo (who, alas, had to leave early), Caffeine, Irving Streete, and Jen (who I think said she goes by JB on PoPville).

  • I know this isn’t nearly as exciting as the cyclist thread, but can anyone recommend a dermatologist, preferably one who doesn’t have a 3-month wait for appointments?
    I have a car, so I’m not limited to the District or Metro-accessible locations.

    • Thank God, someone who wants to discuss something besides cyclists. πŸ˜‰
      I went to Yolanda Holmes with Washington DC Dermatology back in June. She was accepting new patients then, and I don’t recall having a terribly long wait for an appointment. Her office is on I Street NW, between 16th and 17th, so it’s very easy to get to.
      My only complaint is that, while Dr. Holmes was very nice and seemed knowledgeable, the appointment felt incredibly rushed. I think I was in and out in 10 minutes. I’ve never had a doctor’s appointment in the DC area that didn’t feel rushed, but this was almost comically brief. My insurance only pays for 50% of doctor’s appointments, and I had to shake my head and laugh when I wrote out the $100 check to someone that spent 30 seconds glancing at my skin.

      • I have the exact same feedback on Yolanda Holmes. She has a very “wham, bam, thank you mam” kind of service, and I always seem to pay much more than I’m expecting to, but I always can get an appointment the same week. Be warned: her office is much more focused on cosmetic procedures than skin health/checking for suspicious-looking things.

      • I have ladybug sized divot on the back of my hand thanks to Dr. Holmes. She removed a growth for biopsy, but did not stitch up the wound properly. She also asked if a pharma rep could observe one of my appointments, which I thought was very odd. And, yes, as others have said, her appointments were very rushed. I think there is a reason she is always accepting new patients and always has appointments available.

    • Sandra Read on K St. Unsure if she’s accepting new patients right now tho. She good but not chatty, etc. Very in and out.

    • I went to Capital Dermatology b/c they took my insurance and had appointments available fairly soon and their reviews online weren’t totally in the crapper. Also very quick and to the point in the exam room but in my case there wasn’t any real reason to linger and chit chat. The waiting room was large and full so I expected to spend the entire day there when I saw that, but they seemed to be running more or less on time, which I appreciate.
      I think most dermatologists focus on cosmetic procedures rather than mole checks or acne treatment, it’s how they make their money.

  • epric002

    haven’t been recently (but thanks for the reminder!) but i like todd perkins at metroderm

  • 200+ comments on bikers/drivers/pedestrians? Same story, different verse, repeat over and over.

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