Started to debate what was an institution in an earlier post this week. And I thought it was a really good question – first what is the definition of a ‘DC institution’ and second – what do you think qualifies as a ‘DC institution’ that’s still around?
I am a very late adopter and like many in the rant/revel have become addicted to the awesome podcast Serial. So I’m looking for more of this quality – for those that listen to ‘em, what are your other favorites?
Admittedly I’m pretty lucky in that I love my current my job very much. But I’m just curious what others think. For me, I think maybe one day I’d like to try radio host – you’d get to meet lots of interesting folks and I could still wear jeans or track suits everyday. How about you – what’s your dream job? I guess broken into two parts like a ‘realistic dream job’ and a ‘fantasy dream job’?
Because in a couple of weeks I’m gonna take my first real vacation in three years (Greece) – I’m curious about others. When was the last time you took a vacation that was longer than a three day weekend? Where’d you go? Where’s the best one you’ve taken?
File this one under – I’m just curious. I’d say among my friends it’s nearly evenly split 50/50. So I’m curious about PoPville. Do you believe in God? Do you go to Church/Temple other house of prayer? If so where do you go?
Update: Maybe impossible because of the subject matter, I was honestly just curious, but anyway let me be very clear – if you feel one way or the other please don’t be rude to those who feel differently. You can make your point with being rude or insulting. Or better yet, just skip this post if the subject matter is too sensitive. Thanks.
I’m in a music mood this week – so maybe we should update one from back in 2008 – What’s the first concert you ever went to? Mine was Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet – 1986 at Nassau Coliseum. I’m still recovering from that epic show… Who was your first show? I’d also be curious to know what’s the best show you’ve ever seen live?
And the other day I was talking to a buddy how much I regretted never seeing Beastie Boys live. So if you could have gone to any show (living or dead) who would’ve it been? I kick myself for never having gone to a Beastie Boys show and while I was way too young – I would’ve loved to seen a Bob Marley show in person. What about you?
Spotted this sign, rather randomly, outside Meridian Hill Park
After a few of this week’s rant/revel threads a reader writes in suggesting a separate thread for Friday:
“What has your dating experience been like in DC- gay or straight?
-What’s your age range? 21 and younger, 22-25, 26-30, 31-34, 35-39, 40+
-Are you looking for a relationship or something more casual? Do you generally find your dates wanting the same thing?
-How do you find your dates? OKCupid, Match, Meetup, friends, work or related events?
-Is it possible to find dating happiness in DC before age 30? Several comments believe that you’re a “dating disaster” until you hit the age of 30, no matter if you’re male or female.
-Any success stories or useful hacks?”
And I’ll add one too – for those who are married – at what age did you get married?
Not sure how many oenophiles we have out there but I’ve recently been enjoying a grape or two. Despite having taken a vitology class about 19 years ago, I sadly have retained nothing from it. Well I do remember something about the bend in a river affected the light which affects the terroir or something like that but anyway, it doesn’t help me when I’m at a liquor store staring at 1000 bottles and having no idea what’s good. So for today – just wondering if anyone has recommendations for bottles of wine? Even better if you have recs for reasonably priced bottles, say under $20 – but I’d be curious in your recs for special occasion bottles too.
So for those who are renting – how much is your rent? What neighborhood do you live in? How many bedrooms? Is it a basement? Does your building have amenities? Are utilities included? And for those who’d be willing to share – your rent is what percentage of your monthly income?
Like last time if you originally rented your spot in 2002 and have only seen limited increases please say so.