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Missed connection with man bun on the Green Line:

“Yesterday evening around 5:30pm [Nov. 25th sorry for delay in posting here, I go in chronological order from the forum] I saw you on the yellow line, going from the airport into D.C. You had long brown hair, and what looked like blue eyes. You smiled at me as I awkwardly tried to read my book and ignore the magnificence of your man bun. You had faded red Nike sneakers and a unique energy. We both transferred at Gallery Place, and I would have thrown my normal commuting patterns to the wind if I hadn’t been running late for yoga. As we both found our way to our respective Red line platforms (you headed towards Union Station, me towards Woodley Park) we looked across the tracks at each other, humanity swilling around us, and shared a quintessential Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan moment. In the short rush of a metro train, you were gone.

If you are this man, or you think you are friends with this man, please let him know that a very normal woman who encountered him on the metro is looking to meet him.”

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Anthony Bowen YMCA extra charge for December?:

“Did anyone else get a letter from the Anthony Bowen YMCA saying that they are tacking on another $36 ($39 for families) to the December billing.

For programs and services.

I get that it all goes to help people, but I can’t help but think that this was handled poorly. I mean, if I wanted to give an extra $36, I would do that. I already give to some other charities, and those are of my choice.

It’s not a huge deal, financially, I just think it’s bizarre to force it upon people. If they want to raise their rates, fine, announce that and let the market dictate.”

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Packages stolen off porch:

“We had several packages stolen off our front porch yesterday (5th and Gallatin NW). Mid-afternoon a man in a bright blue jacket, hat and messenger bag walked up to the house, knocked on the door (presumably to make sure no one was home), and grabbed our stuff. We have security cameras and were able to provide the footage to the police, but be forewarned that this may be a common occurrence in the neighborhood, especially with the holidays coming up.

The police let us know this happens quite often where the thief will grab the packages, then find an alley to open them and transfer the contents to their bag so as not to look suspicious walking down the street with boxes. Think about requesting a signature for future deliveries to your homes.”

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Marijuana — changes in DRUG TESTING for DC Government employees?:

“Will the DC Gov’t relax their drug testing policies in light of the decriminalization of cannabis in DC? I’m not gonna lie — as a DC employee I hope we will be able to use marjijuana occasionally without it affecting our random testing. Anyone know if there are any changes in the pipeline?”

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Car Break-in on 11th and U:

“Just wondering if anyone has noticed increased car break-ins in the area? I have some video footage from the cameras that were on the house my car was parked in front of, and I’m wondering if it might be helpful. Around 2am on 11/14 my window was smashed and my computer was stolen (I know, I know, it shouldn’t have been in there, but I will say, it was NOT visible.. on the floor under a pile of gradebooks. Lucky thief). Any leads would be appreciated.”

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Handyman & Electrician Recommendations?:

“I’m looking for a handyman who can come to our house for one day a month and do some general projects as well as help install new light fixtures. Does anyone have any recommendations?”

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Early Morning Spin Classes:

“I’m a member of the YMCA on W Street. They just got rid of all the 6am spin classes and that’s the only thing that gets me to the gym. I’m looking for another gym or spin studio that offers spin classes at 6am on Mondays and Wednesdays. Any suggestions?”

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Anacostia- Would you move there? Which parts?:

“I don’t know much about Anacostia other than its reputation [to some] – dangerous, isolated, etc. But, looking at homes, it seems like there are some beautiful homes for reasonable prices on that side of the river. Are there parts of Anacostia that are better than others where it might be smart to target a housing search?”

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Wedding Photographer:

“I’m in search of a photographer for a wedding next fall. The last post I could find asking for recommendations from PoPville was from 2011, so I would be grateful to hear some current recommendations from the community. Many of those listed in the last post have outdated websites or have since moved out of the area. My budget is near the lower end of the spectrum, so I’d also be open to recommendations for some lower-priced options who may be relatively new to the business.”

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Knocking on ground floor apt windows:

“This is probably a strange question but I just relocated to DC (a few blocks south of the Georgia Ave/Petworth metro stop) and I’m in a ground floor apartment. I’ve been here for about three weeks and haven’t had any problems being on the ground floor but today every hour and a half or so someone was knocking on my windows.

It was a deliberate knock, like how someone would knock on a door, and the ground floor windows are tall and narrow like doors from the outside but the person would stay for a few minutes and keep knocking and then presumably leave. But this has been four or five distinct times now today and I’m not sure what to do. I’ve gone to the window a few times with the intention of just yelling for the person (by the voice, I’m pretty sure a man) but by the time I get the curtains and blinds open there’s no one there.

There’s night time security in the building but they’re not here until 6 and if this was a weekday the super would be on site and I would call him but I’m not really sure what the proper reaction to this is. I don’t really feel threatened, more annoyed and nervous and not really sure what to do, it’s just a weird situation.”

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