3628 Georgia Ave, NW

Well it only took me two months to plan, not too bad! So if you are a caption contest winner – now’s your chance to pick up your shirt. I’ll be at DC Reynolds (block south of Petworth metro) from 5-9pm, incidentally that is also when DC Reynolds features Buy One Get One free drinks – purely coincidental… Also for those who’ve been looking for the onesies – I’ll bring a bunch with me as well. Nevermind the heat I’ll be on the back patio. Hope to see many of you a week from tonight!


Well I consulted with my board of directors, actually just my friend Eric – the Lord of Petworth who advised me that my private life is my private life and I don’t need to post about it. But since I’ve been so publicly associated with Petworth I feel it’s important to let folks know because I’m not hiding anything (I can actually hear some of my haters salivating…) First off I love Petworth. It has shaped who I am today in many many ways and I will always love Petworth.

Before I went public about this to anyone, some folks started tweeting and emailing about my house being for sale – intimating that I was moving for safety reasons. That is simply not true. Am I thrilled with the recent occasional violence? Obviously not – but after 12 and a half years – I promise you it is way better today than when I first moved in. So let’s just get this out of the way – I moved because of schools. I have a 2 and a half year old daughter and was zoned out of my preferred elementary school last year. So basically my wife and I did some calculations – did we want to jump on the charter school lottery roller coaster (which has worked well for many, but has also been a disaster for others) or take the easier route (and recognizing that I am very lucky to even have this as an option) by moving into a different feeder school district. And because I’m being up front here – there was another calculation – we have another baby girl on the way too. So I thought if we are going to move – it would be easier now before the second baby is born. So after weeks of no sleeping, literally, I said let’s just see what happens and see if we can find anything in our price range. I also knew I could sell my house now pretty easily and spring/early summer is a good time to buy. I was lucky enough to find a house that my family loves. I’m happy to go into more detail with folks at the next happy hour coming up soon – but that is in a nutshell how it happened.

So, where did I move? (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Z.Lewkowicz

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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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jordan Barab

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