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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  • RANT: My company is moving offices from Dupont to Chinatown. I enjoy biking to work but biking in that part of the city at rush hour seems like a death wish… Any tips?

    Rant2: This also means my gym is no longer along my commute, I have no idea what I”m going to do about that. Clearly I don’t like my routines disrupted, haha.

    Rave: Beautiful weekend coming up!!
    Rave2: I survived a miserable spin class last night. I think the instructor might be a closeted sadist, I was on the verge of tears half the time. But I didn’t quit or fall off my bike (although I considered hurling myself off of it just to stop the class).

    • Depends on where you are coming from and going to in Chinatown, but 15th Street to E Street is probably the safest way to go.

      • Ah, sorry, I was too vague. I’m coming from Bloomingdale, so I need a good N/S route that doesn’t go too much further west than, say, 11th St. Heading over to 15th would be a bit out of my way, but thank you!!

        • HUH? Chinatown is right down the street from Bloomingdale. How is that a bad thing? Why would you need to go all the way to 11th? *Scratching head*

          • Poster is trying to find a bike friendly route, so they’re willing to go out of their way to have a safer ride.

          • Well the new place is on 9th, so, I’m saying I’d be willing to go a couple blocks over if it was a better bike route.

            It’s not far away, distance-wise, but right now my commute is a pleasant 13 minute bike ride on residential roads (I take R St most of the way). I’m nervous about being on all of those way busier and more congested roads, like 6th, 7th, etc. Just wondering if there are routes that are good for biking.

        • Take 11th St down. There is dedicated bike lane most of each way and a lot of cyclist commuters take this road. Lights are also decently timed as well. Then you can make a left on whatever east/west street will hit your new office.

        • I bike from Bloomingdale when the weather is nice. Morning: Bikeshare at Florida and R, R to 4th, 4th to Q, Q to 6th, 6th to M, M to Convention Center, drop bike off. Evening: Ride up 5th, cut over whenever. TL;DR – 6th in the morning, 5th in the evening.

        • I live in Eckington and need to get to 5th st, so bike west on R to 5th and bike on sidewalk/wrong way on bike lane south. for you, 7th st would be better and there is a bike lane and pretty wide sidewalks when you need to avoid drama from the on-going construction around there

    • Where are you biking from? Also consider balance gym in Thomas circle.

    • From where in Dupont to where in Chinatown?

  • Rave: what a lovely Friday in Washington, I can’t wait to garden this weekend.
    Question: where do y’all buy your plants? I live just west of the park and always end up going to Johnson’s, but I’m wondering if there are other spots people prefer.

    • When I’m feeling a little fancy, I head down to Gingko Gardens in Capitol Hill, just because it’s a lovely place to visit and the people who work there are so helpful.

      More often, though, I go to the Home Depot on RIA – but, I’m on that side of the city. I find the plants there are actually in pretty good shape, although don’t expect any friendly help or assistance. It’s cheaper though.

    • jim_ed

      I Like Behnke’s nursery in Beltsville, because I know very little about gardening and their staff has always taken the time to explain things to me in great detail.

      • Behnke’s is wonderful, especially if you have lots of questions or are looking to do a lot of planting. Incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.

    • I love Meadows Farms (they have many locations but I favor the one in Annandale) and Patuxent Nursery in Bowie. I live in the city, but they are definitely worth the drive. I will second the RI Home Depot. They actually do have a very decent plant selection.
      Merrifield Nursery is also very nice but very pricy. I only go if I have a coupon or if they’re having a sale.

      • Appreciate all the suggestions. I just cannot bring myself to enter a Home Depot though, especially for plants.

      • anonymouse_dianne

        My brother-in-law and his family run Patuxent Gardens in Bowie. They have a nice facebook page, check it out.

    • If you’re up for a drive, Homestead Gardens near Davidsonville is great. They have one of the best indoor houseplant selections I’ve ever seen, too. And you can pick up some feed for your horse or goats while you’re there!

    • I really like American Plant on River Rd – good selection, healthy plants and knowledgable staff

    • saf

      I’m going to the Franciscan Garden Guild Plant Sale tomorrow. It’s Sunday too. And the Cathedral AND the Arboretum are next weekend.
      I also LOVE LOVE LOVE Behnke’s.

    • there is a plant sale at the monastery in brookland this weekend!

  • Rant: I walked by the EPA building while they were setting up that projection, really annoying because all the hippy photographers and instagrammers were in my way! I was just trying to get to the bar after kickball.
    Rant: The girl i had a moment with from kickball was not there this week!
    Rave: There is a chance i might see her tonight, the anticipation continues
    Rant: I just want to kiss this girl again…but i dont want to force the issue i just want things to natually happen!

    • I’ve been enjoying watching this kickball-kiss drama slowly play out over rants and revels.

    • Quit being a wimp and just email her. She’s probably wondering why you haven’t tried to reach out and now feels a bit embarrassed.

      • I am glad that my life is mildly entertaining to strangers (friends?). And i agree – I am going to my younger brothers birthday party tonight in baltimore, he is actually friends with her and a lot of her friends from college (he is one year younger, we both went to the same school around this area). So i will definitely get the scoop tonight (she definitely already told her friends but im not sure about the reaction yet). Hopefully more to report back on monday!

      • Agreed! Please follow Woody Allen’s version of Bogart for inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au5XE48PEeU

    • I agree with Man Up!

      Its time. Find her e-mail. Send her an e-mail. Take her out for drinks to a place where you both are presumably not wearing gym shorts and tshirts, and make a move.

      With girls, you very much so get in the friend zone if they think you are not interested. I would say you are getting dangerously close to crossing that line. Make a move!

    • Does “forcing the issue” meaning telling her that you want to kiss her again or go on a date? Because if you don’t let her know that you’re interested, it’s quite possible that nothing will happen.

  • Rave: I woke up this morning thinking it was Thursday. After my brain kicked in I was happy to realize that:

    It’s Friday, Friday
    Gotta get down on Friday
    Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend
    Friday, Friday
    Gettin’ down on Friday
    Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend

    Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
    Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
    Fun, fun, fun, fun
    Lookin’ forward to the weekend!!!!

  • rave: Does DC have wild turkeys? Because I just saw one wander by my building in the Palisades!

  • Emmaleigh504

    Rant: legalese is not “in your own words” Read the damn directions!
    Rant: Men who discover feminism only after they have a daughter. None of the other women they met in their 40+ years was deserving of equality, but the 1 year old is?
    Rant: people.

    • Lol at “people”. I couldn’t agree more.

    • +1 re: feminism comment. Give your sons bell hooks books.

    • But isn’t late better than never? I know a conservative Republican whose experience raising daughters led him to root for Hillary in the 2008 primary. Mind you, he didn’t switch parties and vote for her or anything, but, still.

      • Emmaleigh504

        Normally I would say better late than never, but in this particular person’s case, he lives in a much more progressive country than we do. It was really disappointing to me for him to say that.
        But it still pisses me off that some men can’t seem to see women as equals even though most of them have mothers, female friends, and SOs. But when the daughter comes along, equality for all! I see it as more of at I want my kid to have the best things possible, screw everyone else.

        • Exactly. It’s still coming from a place of selfishness. Though I’m glad he’s come around on feminism and equal rights, he probably just means “equal rights/acces” for his daughter only. Damn the rest of those lazy wimmins.

    • Your late to feminism rant is so spot on. Someone had an incredible tweet on this topic recently and I wish I could remember it.

      • Found it! It was after Sen Portman said he’d change his mind in favor of gay marriage after his son came out, and Anil Dash tweeted: “Eventually one of these Republican congressmen is going to find out his daughter is a woman, and then we’re all set.” (“we’re all set” as in, finally “women’s issues” will also get the support they deserve.)

        • This was one of the most disgusting things I have seen in politics. The epitome of hypocrisy. Against gay-marriage until your son comes out. You sir (Portman), are horrible.

          • leftcoastsouthpaw

            I’m in Kenyon’s camp on this one. Better late than never. Wouldn’t it be worse if he turned away from his son after he came out? Sometimes it has to hit home before you can confront your prejudices.

    • houseintherear

      Good rants today, Emilie! I say, “I hate people,” to myself at least once a day (but it’s worth noting I have a 50 minute commute into suburban Maryland twice a day…)

  • rave: last day of work
    rave: moving to richmond on sunday!
    rave: thinking about all of the great memories i have of the dc area over the last 8 years
    rave: looking forward to some time off while i figure out what i want to do when i grow up

  • Rave: The mockingbird sings! The air is lovely!
    Rant: The world is cluttered with too many i-devices.

  • WIZARDS! Gonna be insane this weekend with 2 games.

    That is all…

    • jim_ed

      I’m jealous of anyone going tonight. The Phone Booth is going to be LIVE – like when Desean brought in Soulja Boy and sat him courtside to heckle LeBron live.

      • Debating walking over few minutes after tip-off to see if I can get a ticket at discount … have that many folks jumped on the Wizards bandwagon already? I should still be able to scalp a late ticket – right?

        • I tried to jump on the bandwagon after the OT win, decided I really cant afford/dont want to afford that bandwagon haha!

          In all fairness, tonight is likely the biggest pro basketball game in Washington DC in what, over a decade?

          • Yeah since the last time they were in the playoffs. I got a ticket for about $99 during a presale, same area those tickets are selling for about $400. Good luck trying to get it at a discount, lots of $ to be made.

          • Yea, I just can’t bring myself to pay the asking price these days. Too bad they made the wagon to small for most of us …

  • Rave: the PoP community is great. I was the not-ready-to-date OP and the advice really helped. Thank you!

  • Rave: I had an amazing time at home last night. Well worth an 1.5 hour train ride there and back in one night. It did make me a bit nostalgic. Sometimes, I think living in places other than DC just seems easier. Life is simpler; you don’t have to hustle as much; childcare and housing are more affordable. I realize DC is reasonable in these regards compared to San Fran or NYC, but sometimes the grind wears on me.
    Rave: I also felt that familiar sigh when I got off the train at Union Station. DC is home.
    Rant: I’m really tired from all my travel lately, and I have conferences and some work trips coming up for the next few weeks. Must get sleep this weekend.
    Rave: Realizing that my life is in a really good place right now and being grateful for it.

  • epric002

    rave: found the schott zwiesel wine glasses i wanted on ebay for more than half off!
    rant: have been STRUGGLING to get up every morning this week. i’m not going to bed any later, so not sure what the issue is. gotta get back to an earlier routine.
    rave: friday!

    • epric002

      request: have our property tax appeal hearing on monday- any last minute suggestions? i’ve got the details on 3 comparable properties that are all assessed lower than ours. am also going to dig up our appraisal and property insurance info. anything i’m missing?

  • Rave: The guy in my neighboring cube who clips his fingernails at work and yells on the phone is out of the office again today. YAY!

  • Rant: Really want to buy a bike so I can start biking to work but I’m still a little gun-shy (got hit by a car a year and a half ago) so I don’t know if it will just be wasted on me or if it will push me to use it
    Rave: Headed home for the weekend today!! This will probably translate to a rant on Monday but here’s hoping!

    • Try one month of bikeshare membership first?

    • Did you get hit by a car on a bike? What happened there?

      • Oops sorry, guess that was unclear! In the interest of honesty, technically I hit the car. I was biking and a car pulled out in front of me from a parking lot (perpendicular) without stopping (guess she didn’t see me?), I saw it coming but my only other option was to swerve into oncoming traffic which I did not want to do so I ended up hitting her. I got extremely lucky though, my wheel wedged in front of her wheel so instead of flying over the hood my body just slammed into the car. The car kept rolling though so my foot got stuck under the tire which was unpleasant.
        Thanks for the bikeshare suggestions! I’ve definitely considered that – I know its a smart, easy option – I’m just having trouble making the commitment still I think

        • Gotcha, so you’re gun shy getting back on a bike after this accident. Totally understandable.

          Also echoing the suggestion to pick up a bikeshare membership.

    • Second the bikeshare suggestion! It’s what got me into city biking in the first place before I decided it was something I wanted to invest in.

    • skj84

      +1000 on the Bikeshare suggestion. I own a bike but don’t live in the city. Bikeshare is great for those moments you want to ride somewhere spontaniously.

      I would also find out where the bikelanes are in the city. More and more streets are becoming bike friendly. I’m still kind of a novice at city riding and the bike lanes are very helpful. I feel much safer riding in them than on the street. Of course there are idiots who use them as the double park lane.

    • I got in a bad bike accident when I was a teen (with another bike.) I really didn’t want to ride at all for a very long time. I found that riding on bike paths and the closed roads in Rock Creek on the weekend helped me get back in the saddle again. Maybe start off in more bike friendly spaces until you get your groove back.

  • skj84

    Rave: Walked in to a temp agency yesterday and got signed! Even better, got a gig for today! It’s not much, but I feel like i’ve made a step in the right direction.

    Rave: Spending time visiting conferences and seminars. I want to learn as much as possible about other industries so I can become as versitle as possible. Went to a great roundtable on Social Media yesterday and today I have one on PR. Plus good networking possibilites. For the first time since I lost my job I do not feel like I’m flaying in the water. I’ve been able to focus on what I need to do move forward.

    • Good for you on the temp gig! I temped for a while and it was a great way to plug holes, make a few bucks and get exposed to various offices.

  • Anybody have a recommendation for a good physical therapist located along the red line that has evening/weekend hours? Everything I have found so far is inconvenient from work/home or is only open M-F 9am-5pm…

    • binpetworth

      I went to MedStar NRH Rehab on 19th (between M and L). They don’t have weekend hours, but they do have early morning (7 o’clock) appointments, which I found really helpful to do before work.

    • I went to SmarTherapy which is the PT office of Washington Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and I absolutely loved my physical therapist, Amy. She constantly went above and beyond in my PT to make sure I was recovering even after the fact. I cannot recommend her enough – she worked around my schedule and made sure I got the most out of my sessions (I didn’t have very good insurance at the time so it was costing me an arm & a leg) and even tried to get me discounts on sessions as often as possible. I always went to the one in Friendship Heights and I know they had late evening hours but they also have an office that I’m relatively sure is accessible via Farragut North though I’m not sure what their hours look like! Here’s the website: http://www.wosm.com/index.php/physical-therapy- — Good luck with the recovery!

    • i go to a great one on 18th between L&M… professional sportscare & rehab
      no weekend hours but they do have evening hours (i usually go early 7:00am or early evening around 4:30pm) that go late if i remember correctly. i want to say as late as 7pm but am not certain on that. i can say ive been finishing a session around 6pm and people were still arriving

      its a block off of farragut north station

      really friendly staff that seems to know what they are doing
      i know i have progressed more than i thought i would after 3 weeks

    • Quist MD is on Conn. Ave. a few blocks from Friendship Heights.


  • Podriatrist appointment went ok yesterday….apparently I have the feet of a 60 year old (I’m 25) and desperately need some orthopedics. I’ve known this for some time, and I’m happy to go shell out the money (500 plus probably 200 for the appointment, he doesn’t take insurance), but did some research on the DR and not tooooo happy with what I found (lots of malpractice suits)…but hey, it’s just orthopedics.

    • GiantSquid

      Go with your gut. If you like the Doctor and feel like what they’re saying and doing makes sense to you, then stick with them. If anything seems off, get a second opinion. I read mixed reviews when I visited Dr. Trybuch for a foot issue two years ago, but I liked him and what he was saying made sense, and now my feet are better.

    • If the Doc gives you pause go see Dr. Howard Osterman http://www.drstaylorandosterman.com I’ve heard from many, many people, including POPers that like him. He was great with my strained foot after I fell in the aptly named Great Falls.

      • +1 I see Dr. Tulpule at this office, and she’s great. It’s nice to have a podiatrist who understands that sometimes you just want to wear cute heels and helps you deal with what happens afterward. Plus I’m usually able to get an appointment without too long a wait.

      • I used Dr. Osterman when I was Formerly Plantar Fasciitis and he’s great!

      • Second Dr. Osterman. I have arthritis in my feet and he’s been great getting my orthotics fit to take the pressure off the bad joints. Walking is SO much better now. A good friend of mine who is a runner swears by him too. And he does take insurance (or did the last time I saw him).

    • Before you spend $500 on custom orthodics – have you tried any of the over-the counter ones? I had great success with a Birkenstock orthodic, also a Dr. Sholls where you step on the machine and they recommend which one you need.

      • Yes I have, but I tend to wear them out, and they don’t provide enough support for my crazy over-pronating feet. The ones the DR suggested are very hard, but thin and versatile enough to wear with any shoes, even heels, and at this point, I’d be happy to pay for quality–besides, $50 insoles every 3/4 months would easily cost far more than these (which last “forever”).

  • Rave: Amazon Prime and learning about the 20% subscribe and save discount has changed my life. I get everything from Amazon now, including TP! At first I felt really bad about all of the packaging that was coming my way, but with a baby and not much time for anything else (including shopping!) this has been a life saver. I hope that one day Jeff Bezos gets his delivery drones!

    • +1. subscription delivery for big, heavy bags of dog food has been a game changer for me.

    • epric002

      +100 i get just about everything online now. between amazon prime, peapod, instacart, plated/hellofresh, stitchfix….i just love it πŸ™‚

      • I’ve never done Peapod, but have been considering it. How is the produce and/or other perishables?

        • epric002

          i don’t do a lot of produce from peapod, but haven’t had any issues with what i have ordered. no issues with other refrigerated items.

        • I’ve been using Peapod for years – never had an issue with the produce or anything else. They’re a great service!

        • anonymouse_dianne

          Peapod is a savior at times. The produce is what you’d find at Giant’s. But the thing I really love is they will deliver – to your kitchen counter. So it’s great for heavy stuff like big bags of dog food, kitty litter, etc. They bring it up to your apartment and put it where you ask.

  • I’m the OP from yesterday that got an unexpected tax refund from DC. I finally got in touch with DC OTR and it turns out that it was my mistake, not theirs! I thought the DC-40EZ was too easy to screw up, but apparently it can be done. That’s the last time I have a bit of scotch while enjoying the nice weather on my back patio before doing my taxes. Hooray for an unexpected refund!

    • Please repeat this story loudly and often for the people who just love to bash the dc government for incompetence and inefficiency.

      • I think DC-OTR is fantastic. I once had an accountant screw up my taxes and refuse to fix them. After a year of getting the accountant to try, I called DC-OTR myself and they personally walked me through the issue and how to amend my old forms. They were great.

        • I have to agree – I’ve always gotten good prompt service from OTR. I once paid my property tax bill not realizing that my mortgage company had paid it, and when I contacted OTR they cleared it up right away and sent me a check.

        • I once emailed OTR for a copy of a document for my company, and they HAND DELIVERED IT THE SAME DAY. It was the most surreal thing. They had summer interns to keep busy? I dunno. But no bashing here!

  • Rave: 3 month old slept in her crib from 9:30pm to 5 am. Transitioning from being our room to the crib has been testy, so I am one happy mama this morning.

    Semi-Rant: One night does not a pattern make. Crossing my fingers that tonight is just as easy.

    Rave: Have great plans with friends all weekend, including an El Centro brunch. Excited to introduce the little one to some dear friends.

    Rant: While I am excited about the Wizards, I am afraid that my husband may have a stroke while watching them (kinda joking).

    • KSB

      My 3 month old also slept from 9:30-4:30 last night! Something in the air? I’m also one very happy mama this morning (and this is a kid who usually gives us 5-6 hour blocks of sleep at night, but for some reason the seven hour stretch was magical.) We’re due for crib transition soon and I realize it’ll coincide with the notorious 4 month sleep regression, which plagued my older two, so we’ll see how that all goes…
      Happy for your Rave!

      • Happy for you too! She also sleeps for 6 hour stretches when in our room, but in the crib it has been really tough. She’s our first one, so I haven’t experienced the sleep regression phases yet… from what I hear, I am not looking forward to them! Any tips for when they do come?

        • KSB

          In hindsight, all I can recommend is to take it in stride. The sleep regressions pass and you have the unique ability to offer your little one the hugs, snuggles, and kisses they need while they’re in the weeds. It is TOUGH, though. Kind of like the pain of childbirth, it fades with time πŸ™‚

        • There’s a great book called The Wonder Weeks. You may have heard of it. It’s not an advice book, I’m not into those. It goes through baby’s first year of development and gives a bit of insight into why they act certain ways as they hit certain developmental milestones. I find it fascinating! In terms of the 4 month sleep regression, it’s the point at which your baby goes from mostly having deep sleep into a more adult like sleep pattern with full sleep cycles. I’m not a cry-it-out kind of mom, so I gave my little guy lots of pats on the back, cuddles, and rocking. He’s 7 months old now and is a pretty good sleeper (6:30pm – 6:30am with 1 or 2 quick snack breaks in the night). I found that if I gave him a ball to hold onto, he would focus on that for a bit and then drift back off to sleep. All babies are unique, as are mama’s. You’ll make it πŸ™‚

    • Congrats…that’s a big deal!!!! I hope you got some sleep during those hours.

  • GiantSquid

    Revel: Mr. Squid is back home after a week and a half away.
    Rant: He’s still really depressed and I don’t know what else I can do. It’s making me really upset.
    Revel: successfully installed a SSL certificate for work’s website
    Rant: I’m a graphic designer and illustrator that knows some web stuff, not a sysadmin or back-end admin.
    Revel: BicyleSPACE tomorrow to check out bikes for everyday, getting around town biking.
    Revel: Ikea furniture assembly party at friend’s place who just moved back to the District & lives in same building as another good friend. I want to move there now.

    REMINDER: Tomorrow is Prescription Drug Take-Back from 10am – 2pm. Prescription medications will be accepted at the following locations:
    First District Station -101 M Street SW
    First District Sub Station – 500 E Street SE
    Second District Station -3320 Idaho Avenue NW
    Third District Station – 1620 V Street NW
    Fourth District Station – 6001 Georgia Avenue NW
    Fourth District Sub Station – 750 Park Road NW
    Fifth District Station – 1805 Bladensburg Road NE
    Sixth District Station – 100 42nd Street NE
    Seventh District Station – 2455 Alabama Avenue SE
    Wisconsin Baptist Church – 3920 Alton Place NW

    • Are you already considering any bikes? I’ll be at BikeSPACE at 10 for a ride and the again at noon to ride over to Kingman Island for the bluegrass festival.

      • GiantSquid

        I’m going to check out two Surly models: Cross Check & Long Haul Trucker. Need a sturdy alternative to my carbon fiber road bike.

        • 2 things, GiantSquid, I have a surly cross check and I love it with all my heart. it rules.
          On your spouse being depressed, my husband was really struggling with depression (and anxiety) and he started to see a therapist and about 5 or so months ago went on anti-depressants. it has been super super helpful – I have my buddy back.

  • Rant: At a meeting yesterday, that I was not invited to, a coworker threw me under a bus by saying “I don’t know what Argh does all day.” Today, in front of the boss, she said “oh, Argh? I thought you were out of the office this week.” The boss then asked me if I’d been out at all this week. Any advice?

    • I’d talk to this co-worker and say, “I understand you’re not sure about what I do. Let’s have a meeting where we talk about it so we can work more productively in the future.” Ask a third party to join in if you think having a “witness” to the conversation would help limit this sort of thing in the future.

    • skj84

      Have you had conflict with the Coworker in the past? I would ask them directly what thier problem is. Don’t be confirtational just inquistive. Get a feel of if you want to involve HR in the issue.

    • Say to the boss something to the effect of: “If you have any issues with my performance, please take it up with me directly. I’m willing to work with you to make sure that I’m meeting your expectations.” Don’t even bother dealing with the person trying to sabotage you, be proactive and go over her head directly to the boss.

      • I think ignoring passive aggression, even by going above it, does not make it stop. But confronting the perpetrator — taking the high road and not being confrontational, as skj84 says — often does. I think a 2-pronged attack of talking to the co-worker AND talking with the boss, is likely best.

    • GiantSquid

      “You must be mistaken. I was in this week and accomplished/made progress on/finished/worked with (blank) to create (project, task, etc.).”

    • I have a colleague who does this. She and the boss regularly socialize outside of work. If this is the case for you, find a new boss/job.

  • Rant: Mary Cheh. The more I see go wrong in Cleveland Park with restaurants leaving, the more I realize this falls on our elected leaders who spend too much time equivocating and pandering to a vocal minority (service lane supporters, others who fear urban development in upper NW).
    Revel: the weather.
    Revel: Wizards basketball. Can we start a “bring KD home!” movement? If the Wiz win this round against Chicago, there’s a big chance they could be in the ECF. That’d be huge for NBA fans around here.
    Rant: Palena has awesome cocktails – if it goes, I’ll miss their great drinks. From Mauro to James to Lacey to Patrick – wonderful bartenders.
    Revel: the weather might be nice enough this weekend to set up a beach umbrella and beach chair on Cheh Beach next to Cleveland Park Metro. Maybe I can catch some rays.

  • Anyone have good dinner recommendations to cap off a long and successful work week for my “medium” pregnant wife in the Columbia Heights / Petworth / Brightwood / Silver Spring area?

  • Rave: The happy hour is confirmed from 6-8pm on 4/30 on the patio at Acre 121. Specials include $5 drafts, select wines, and rail drinks; the Popville bang specialty cocktail for $7; and half-price appetizers. People are also welcome to stick around afterwards for live music that night: http://www.acre121.com/events/the-hummingbyrds/ and $5 drink specials resume from 9-11pm.
    Rave: Great date last night with the Nice Guy
    Rave: Fun time listening to acoustic afterwards with the ladies
    Rave: This weather
    Rant: It looks like it’s going to start raining just as the Nat’s game kicks off πŸ™ I was looking forward to going to the game!
    Rave: We have a fun group getting together and we’ll figure an alternative out if we’re rained out.

    • Emmaleigh504

      Wear your Popville shirts if you have them! I’m wearing mine!
      Will NiceGuy be attending the Happy Hour? πŸ˜‰

      • I doubt it. I don’t want to bring him to a Popville HH when he’s not a reader. I’m going to be too busy putting faces to handles! πŸ™‚

  • Emmaleigh504

    Found my Rave: coworker brought toddler to work while she picked up some stuff and I gave him a toy rhino. He seemed to like it.
    Rave: Rhino love in the next generation!

  • Rant: In my stupor this morning I sent a naughty text to the wrong person. Not as bad as the time I accidentally sexted my mom…but pretty close :-/
    Rave: My closest friends (the ones I’m okay sharing this sort of stuff with) are getting a good laugh over it! And I’m sure the recipient (someone I just met last night!) was a little taken aback.

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