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“Dear PoPville,

On my walk home from work last night, I noticed what I found to be a bizarre phenomenon. It was quite foggy which created an eerie, yet cool atmosphere. Then, as I was walking east on H street NW, heading towards 7th street, I noticed that most of the snow banks had steam billowing from them. It was much in the same way that you see steam come off of an athlete’s head in the cold weather. The pictures don’t quite do it justice, but you can definitely see it a bit (one of the pics looks like exhaust). Now I barely passed high school chemistry, but if a snow bank was steaming, wouldn’t that mean that the snow would have to be warmer than the air?”

steaming snow
Photo by PoPville flickr user Andrew Pasko-Reader

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

From an email:

UPDATE TO ADVISORY:
Pony Pop Up on 14th Street!
Horse-Around Sunday with Constellation Theatre’s Pony Pop Up
In promotion of the upcoming performance of Equus
Sunday, January 17, 2016

UPDATE: Big D’s Pony Rides will be replacing Peppermint Pony as the pony vendor. They will be bringing 2 ponies instead of a pony and a miniature horse. In addition, their sister company, Dream Shire Carriage, coincidentally will be offering carriage rides starting at 12:30pm in front of the Williard Hotel, so make it a horse-themed day.

The Pony Pop Up, happening on the sidewalk in front of the 1835 14th Street, NW, will take place between 12pm and 3pm.

January 17th, 2016 12pm – 3pm
The sidewalk in front of Constellation Theatre (Source)
1835 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009″

metro mystery
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jordan Barab

“Dear PoPville,

My faith in Metro riders was restored this morning. I was at Metro Center, getting of a Red line train at about 11am. I gathered up my backpack, gloves, phone, and got off the train. I heard a young woman yell “Ma’am, ma’m” and I looked around to see a rider on the car where I was sitting waving at me. As the car doors began to close, she threw my hat to me, which I had left on the train. I waved at her through the car window as the train started to pull out.

I really like that hat. Thank you fellow passenger, whoever you are.”