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Hope everyone has a fun/debaucherous or relaxing/restful (or whatever makes it joyous for you) but most importantly a peaceful New Years Eve/Day. Hoping your 2015 is filled with good food, friends, family and flowers. See ya Friday in 2015!

And it was excruciating to make this selection but here is my favorite post (excluding the animal fix and album covers of course) from 2014.

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It’s been an up and down week so I hope everyone has some time to decompress and have fun with family and/or friends or just relaxing on your own. Safe travels for those on the road and for those sticking in town I hope metro’s on time. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone.

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I remember when people told me I’d surely run out of things to post – I can’t believe it’s already 8 years! Thanks to you guys for helping make it happen. I sound like a broken record but I’m super grateful for all the great tips, tweets, emails, questions and photos that folks send. At this point it’s just as much “your” website as it is “mine” and I love it like this. Though admittedly some of my days are filled with aggravation – I truly and genuinely feel I have the best of job in the world. A lot of this of course is timing. I’ve now lived in DC 17 years (11 in Petworth) and it’s amazing how much has changed, some for the worse, but tons for the better. I feel so lucky to be witnessing it and chronicling it. So thanks again for allowing me to do so.

Ok – party on Thursday, November 6th at Meridian Pint (11th and Park Road, NW) 5/5:30- 11/11:30 depending on how much gas is in the tank. Thanks again to the folks at the Pint and DC Brau for hosting and brewing up something special for us. I’m also gonna bring some limited edition t-shirts (and regular ones too) for those who’ve been asking me how to get one. Anyway, these things are pretty chill but I’d love to be able to say thanks in person – so mark your calendars and stop by for a pint or two.

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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.