From the DMV:

District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) reports that due to today’s cyberattack against the servers of an external major regional DNS host, which is impacting other major websites throughout the East Coast, DC DMV currently cannot accept credit card payments for driver and vehicle services transactions. Therefore, customers are encouraged to use cash, checks, or money orders at its Service Centers.

The attack is not against the District of Columbia Government.

The cyberattack is not affecting Adjudication Services; therefore, customers can still pay their parking, photo enforcement, and moving violation tickets using a credit card.

DC DMV will notify the public once the credit card services are available. Detailed information about the agency’s services is available online at We apologize for the inconvenience.”


Earlier this month I gave you some of the best bars to drink a beer in DC. Now I’m gonna give you some of the best places to drink a beer outside of a bar – legally. In no particular order:

1. Yards Park (at events like Snallygaster and New Belgium’s Tour de Fat etc. Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront.)

2. Our locally brewed beer tasting rooms (DC Brau, 3 Stars, Right Proper in Brookland etc.)

3. National Portrait Gallery Pavilion (Chinatown)

4. Kennedy Center (Foggy Bottom)

5. Nats Park and RFK (just wait till next year!)

6. E Street Cinema (Penn Quarter)

7. East Potomac Golf Course Clubhouse (Hains Point)

(The Soldiers Home golf course used to have a vending machine back in the day with beer for like 2 bucks it was awesome but I’m told it’s no longer there. Still I’ll add an honorable mention for events held at the Soldiers Home like Oktoberfest when it’s not raining. Petworth) (more…)


Thanks to a reader for passing on from Ally:

“Ally today announced that it has placed Ally Lucky Pennies that could be worth $1,000 each in 10 cities around the country. The initiative seeks to demonstrate the importance of valuing every cent, while encouraging Americans to look for opportunities to save. The multi-city search invites people in these cities to be on the lookout for the 100 Ally Lucky Pennies, each of which is redeemable for $1,000.

Beginning today, people in Austin, Texas, Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Diego and Washington, D.C. can try to find the Ally Lucky Pennies in their cities. When found, Ally Lucky Pennies can be redeemed online from Oct.18 through Dec. 31, 2016 at Finders can enter the redemption code located on the back of the Ally Lucky Penny on the site to begin verification as a potential prize winner. Clues to Ally Lucky Penny locations and updates on those already found will be provided on social media throughout the campaign.

To learn more about Ally Lucky Penny, and for clues and updates on the Ally Lucky Pennies and their locations, visit and follow the hashtag #AllyLuckyPenny on Twitter and Facebook.”


Thanks to Adam for sending from Hill East. And really if you’re going to leave cat food please have the common courtesy to do so in a porcelain bowl.  Perhaps with a floral design.  Also use dry cat food like Iams Grain-Free Naturals Chicken & Turkey Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food or something like that. And maybe spritz some febreeze in the general area. I don’t know.


Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Petco is opening near Fort Totten by the new-ish Walmart. The promotional postcard they sent out shows a map of Hurricane, WV though.”

We might as well take this opportunity to learn a little bit about Hurricane, West Virginia:

“Hurricane was named after Hurricane Creek, which was, in turn, named after a group of trees at the mouth of the river bent in one direction. A party of surveyors commissioned by George Washington noted the site appeared to have been struck by a hurricane,[9] giving rise to the name. Locals pronounce the town (HURR-i-KINN) not (HURR-i-CANE).[10] Less than 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Hurricane is a post office named Tornado.

A town named Hurricane Bridge was located where West Virginia Route 34 now crosses the creek, near current-day Hurricane. The town can be traced back to an 1811 Virginia map. The town primarily consisted of a small inn. On March 28, 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought a Civil War battle at Hurricane Bridge, now known as the Skirmish at Hurricane Bridge.[11]

Hurricane itself can be traced back to 1873, when a railroad track was laid through the town and a small depot was constructed. It was during this period that Main Street developed, and other businesses in the area. Hurricane was a trading and residential town for tobacco growers and other farmers in the early 1900s. The fire department was established March 2, 1936. It was incorporated as a town in 1888, and as a city in the 1970s.

The three oldest continuously operating businesses are: (more…)


From an email:

“Food trucks, state-of-the-art technology and selfies: the Holiday Inn Express brand knows these are a few of guests’ favorite things. The hotel brand is bringing its popular Pancake Selfie Express to the people of Washington, D.C. with its latest Pancake Selfie Express tour, rolling into the nation’s capital on Thursday, Aug. 25th & Friday, Aug. 26th. District residents can visit the truck at Adams Morgan to snap a selfie and have it printed on a free pancake made by the brand’s super smart, one-touch pancake machine. Just push a button and get a pancake in 60 seconds. Genius!”