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Travel and Transportation May 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Does Anyone Here Commute to Baltimore?

I am considering applying for a temporary (one year) position in Baltimore, and am wondering if the commute would be worth it. Does anyone commute to Baltimore, and if so, do you drive, take the train, or some other method of transport? How long is your commute?
FYI, I will be living in Southwest.

General Discussion May 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Did your pink bicycle get stolen?

If you recently had your pink “classic style” bicycle stolen you may want to check around Girard street between 13th and 14th. I saw a male teenager riding it, and it definitely looked like neither the seat height nor the bright pink color really fit his style. Just looked odd.

General Discussion March 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Does Anyone Know the Man Who Drums and Chants at Night?

When I first moved to D.C., I thought I must be nuts, because I would wake up at 2:00am hearing drumming and a strange gutteral tribal chanting, but could never figure out where it was coming from. Eventually, the sound would fade away; but it would come back every few months. Now I know I’m not the one who is crazy.

I figured out that there is a man who walks around late at night (sometimes 14th street Columbia Heights) while banging on what might be a paint bucket chanting at the top of his lungs.  It’s always mildly irritating when he wakes me up, but since he’s a walking one-man band, at least he eventually moves out of earshot, so it’s stopped bothering me as much.  

Does anyone else hear this man late at night or know anything about him? 

Food and Dining March 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Where to get fresh prepared pico de gallo?

At my old grocery store in the pre-prepared foods section they used to have tubs of fresh pico de gallo. I used to buy it all the time because I dump that stuff on everything–tacos, sandwiches, salads–how can you not? Unfortunately, I haven’t seen tubs of fresh prepared pico at the local Giant. (If you have, will you let me know where?) Does anyone know where in the CH area I can get tubs or jars of fresh pre-chopped pico? I’m afraid I’m just too lazy to mince tomatoes and onions all day.

Shopping January 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Cheap Tailor for a Broken Zipper?

This morning my husband’s zipper “jumped the track” on one side of his dress trousers. While this is normally something I would fix myself, I’m not sure I have enough black thread to finish the job properly by hand and am considering paying to have a tailor do this simple fix instead. Are there any cheap local tailors people have had good experiences with who will do this for a small fee, and approximately how much would it cost? If it’s going to be expensive I’d rather just replace the pants and donate them as they’re old anyway. Thank you!

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Replied on December 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Reply To: Where do you get your Christmas tree?

I saw a limited number of trees available for sale today at the Columbia Heights civic plaza (14th …
Replied on October 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

Reply To: Frustrated pedestrian.

No, you cannot impede someone’s progress just because you had a close traffic call with them.…
Replied on August 30, 2012 at 8:14 am

Reply To: Romney for America ads on PoP

PoP has addressed this numerous times. He’s discontinued political ads on the website but a f…
Replied on August 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Reply To: A PEPCO question/scenario (not related to electricity)…

My guess is that they may automatically deny any claim the first time, to weed out a few who can…
Replied on July 11, 2012 at 9:00 am

Reply To: Harassed for being gay by school-aged children. What has this city come to?

I’m so sorry you had to go through that. The first thing to remember is that they are very yo…
Replied on June 22, 2012 at 8:54 am

Reply To: Storage and Moving

Just used Bookstore Movers for my move yesterday. AH-MAY-ZING!
Replied on June 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Reply To: Bulk trash on the sidewalk?

I think there’s a happy medium in this situation. If it’s something I think someone can…
Replied on May 18, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Reply To: Minimum charge for being seated at a restaurant?

Hm. The regulations don’t say anything about whether or not that includes tip. I wonder if yo…
Replied on May 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Reply To: Pool memberships?

Ew really? If you don’t mind my asking for my own curiosity because I’ve used Banneker …