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Well – I’m taking my first real vacation in three years! And I can’t freaking wait. I’ve almost gone ballistic on some commenting trolls recently but then I realized what a troll was, so anyway this is good timing for me to recharge the batteries a bit. But some quick house keeping – I’ll be gone most of next week and there will be a slightly limited schedule of posts (only the hardcore followers will notice, I promise there will still be lots of good stuff) and we will return to normal after Labor Day. Please continue to send emails/tips/questions (princeofpetworth@gmail) and I’ll post/get back to you on my return. If there is breaking news that you want to talk about/discuss/debate please post in the rant/revel of that day (unfortunately don’t post links because you will get held up in moderation.)

Commenting – because of the above mentioned commenting trolls some folks won’t be able to comment as normal next week. A lot of people are on shared networks and unfortunately even though they have done nothing wrong their comments still fall under moderation. All I can say is I’m sorry for the situation. But just to explain how pathological some of these douchebags trolls can be – I have one commenter who regularly leaves vile vile vile racists comments that sometimes slip through (of course I delete them as soon as I see them and/or textdoc tells me about them!) and then s/he emails my advertisers saying that I encourage racist comments. That my friends is the tip of the iceberg. It is very likely that some objectionable comment will sneak in next week too. It is inevitable. So please just ignore them. They want a reaction. Do not give them one if possible. Or if need be just tell them to F-off once and then ignore them :) In all seriousness these people are incredibly disturbed and it’s not effective to have a rational debate with them. Their sole goal is just to get a reaction out of you. In my absence I believe ignoring them is the only way to deal with them.

But I don’t mean to bore you with my travails. I just want to say that commenting next week may be a little whack. Fortunately the last week of August is usually a chill one – so I hope everyone is able to recharge a bit. Come September we’ll be ready tear it up once again. Cheers and thanks for understanding – PoP/Dan

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Just want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving before signing off today. For those who are traveling – may you have an easy and safe time. And, traveling or not, hoping everyone eats like kings and queens!

To my fellow members of the tribe – Happy Hanukkah!

There will be a slightly limited schedule of posts on Friday but I’ll be back to the regular schedule on Monday.

Have fun everyone – and a good reminder from Victoria:

“The Friday after Thanksgiving is not a holiday for parking – and the ticket writers tend to be pretty aggressive.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!”

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Holy cow it’s hard to believe it’s been 7 years. So let’s celebrate by drinking good beer!

The folks at Meridian Pint (11th and Park Rd, NW) have been kind enough to host the festivities again and the folks at DC Brau have been kind enough to offer some special brews as well. So mark your calendars for Thursday Nov. 21st from 5:30pm – 11pm. I’ll post reminders closer to the date – just wanted to give enough notice. And sorry I’ve fallen off the happy hour scheduling – hopefully this’ll make up for it. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

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Well, we made a few changes over the weekend! Over the last few months we’ve been working on correcting some glitches and modernizing the site. Like many readers, I find change to be painful. Having said that, I also know when change is necessary. The site badly needed an upgrade. (Folks who had issues searching neighborhoods, restaurants, etc will know what I’m talking about.) The new site will correct those issues and make reading on hand held devices (especially cell phones) much much easier. Of course we are still ironing out a few kinks so if you have any problems please let us know in the comments here or even better let me know via email at princepetworth(at)gmail(dot)com. You may have noticed that you will require a new log in but it’s really easy. All you have to do is reset your password. For anyone having problems signing in – we can help you here. Though of course, you can still comment without registering if you prefer. (more…)