Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

by Prince Of Petworth February 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm 21 Comments

Picture 037
Photo from PoPville flickr user Columbia Heights Climber

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. I’ll open this thread every Monday and Friday. Anything good happen this week?

  • Stacy

    Rant: grocery store!
    Rave: leaving work early!

  • matt

    Rave: I’ve never had a snow day in my life, but I get to leave work in 50 minutes due to the weather. Thanks Senate.

    Rave: I have a 5th a Maker’s at home to see me through the weekend.

  • matt


  • Emmaleigh504

    Rave: I get to leave early.
    Rant: I have to use PTO if I want to leave early.
    Rave: Saints are in the Super Bowl!

  • clearbluewater33

    Rave: Got out of work at 11 am. Woo!
    Rave: My old friend’s baby (4 months old) is doing fantastically after his heart transplant on Monday.

    Rant: I really don’t like shoveling. And I’m going to be doing A LOT of that this weekend.

  • Kyle Butler

    Rave: Leaving in ten minutes. I would normally rant about having to use paid time off, but I came in early and I can do some work from home this weekend.

    Rant: I only need some stuff to grill on Sunday and I know the grocery stores are going to be hell. If they’re packed, I’m just going home.

    Lots of shoveling to do when the snow stops.

  • sw_rob

    Rant: public urination–see guys peeing in the alley behind my girlfriend’s house in Petworth all the time. Once saw an older woman in church clothes popping a squat back there too. Finally, saw a guy peeing at the bottom of the escalators in the Navy Yard Metro station earlier this week. Are bathrooms that hard to come by in the District?

    Revel: Snowed in with my girl and a case of wine. Now, just have to teach the dogs to use the toilet and all will be right with the world.

  • Anonymous

    Rant: Thanks to this weekend’s snow, I’ll pass the third weekend in a row without seeing my boyfriend. He’s beginning to seem like a mirage.

    Rave: Leaving work in 20 minutes and already have a well-stocked refrigerator.

    @clearbluewater3: fantastic news for your friend and her baby!

  • Kalorini

    Rave: I’m starting to become an iPhone junkie after I splurged and bought one for myself 2 weeks ago.

    Rant: I miss Butterstick! I thought I’d have more time to see him this week. Reading the DCist post about his Fed Ex shipment brought a tear to my eye.

    Rave: Really excited to snap some photos around DC tomorrow

    Rant: Unfriendly and judgmental fellow RRRoR posters. A big thanks to the regulars that stuck up for me and provided some moral support last-week-ish.

  • PT Varnum

    Rave: Everyone in my dept called in, so I’m alone in the office.

    Raver: I get to use my new Pick’em up truck in the snow!

    • ah

      What are you going to use it for? Getting stuck in a snowbank?

  • Ryan

    RAVE: Massive blizzard means the city shut downs, and I get to leave work early…

    RANT: …if I still worked in an office, that is. On Monday I started a new job where I telecommute. Just my luck!

  • Petworth Newbie

    Rant: Target is sold out of sleds and snow tubes.
    Rant: No rest for the wicked, office is fully staffed and I’m staying til 7 pm :(
    Rave: Can’t wait to play in the snow, watch the Super Bowl and grill outside in 30 inches of white stuff!

  • Irving Streete

    Rant: Galactic at 9:30 moved from Saturday night to Monday

    Rave: An hour shoveling the neighbors’ walks will make me feel virtuous enough to screw off the entire rest of the weekend. And snow is a perfect excuse to explore some of Ansonia’s less bargain-oriented wines.

  • DeepDarkDiamond

    Rant: – my company’s head office is in Chicago. Do ya think that they’ll allow us to go home early? LOL

    Double Rant: @matt – it’s been years since *only* a fifth a Maker’s is enough to see me through the weekend

  • Jim

    Rant: all this f**kin’ snow

  • Mal

    Rave: I drove to Philly last night to avoid the snowstorm. I’m here because I get to SNOWBOARD tomorrow! Really hope we can make it to the mountain!

    Rant: I’m at my boyfriend’s house, but he’s at work. His dad works from home and he kind of scares me, so I’ve relegated myself to his room to peruse PoP :) (typical in the Russian community to have the kids live at home forever – yes it weirded me out at first, too)

    Rant: I have to move boyfriend out of said parents house on Sunday. To an apartment 3 blocks away. Which doesn’t put him closer to DC!?!???



  • Rave: Snow!

    Rant: Promised my neighbors I’d keep their sidewalk clean while they’re out of town. Damn their timing.

    Rant: Weekend plans to get a ZipCar to go north to a lovely dinner at Great Sage in Clarksville, MD have been canceled.

    Rave: Another drunk-in-the-snow pub crawl is mayhaps in the works.

    Rant: Spent 25 minutes in line at the grocery store just to get kitty litter and toothpaste.

    Side note: Matt, DeepDarkDiamond – I wanna party with you.

  • I have been laughing at this for the last 15 minutes: http://dogblog.dogster.com/2010/02/05/pootrap-making-your-dogs-most-mortifying-dreams-come-true/

    It’s real and it’s… well, I don’t know, but considering how many people don’t pick up after their dogs, I guess maybe there’s a market for it?

    My dog is curled up next to me sleeping right now. Little does she know I’m plotting her horrifying public humiliation as she sleeps soundly.

  • Victoria

    Rant – I need a husband! Just switched cable, tv & phone to Comcast triple play and have spent at least 3 hours re-programming remotes, (vcr still doesn’t connect) reading many many pages of instruction and trying to sort out email and have many hours to go.

    Rave – no husband! I do love being single.

  • Pennyworth

    rant: safeway in mt vernon was insane

    rave: two extra days to finish this paper


Subscribe to our mailing list