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Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

by Prince Of Petworth — December 31, 2012 at 10:00 am 20 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user johnmcochran2012

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. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

  • Rave: empty bus and short, painless commute downtown this morning.
    Additional rave: early dismissal today.
    Thirdly: catching my typo before I hit “post.”
    Nice end to 2012. 🙂

  • Rave: lovely photo above!
    Feeling pretty good today – I’m sure I’ll come up with more later 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Rave: I’m at work and no one else is here! Time to catch up on Popville!

    Rant: Entitled guests of houseguests who think they are staying at a B&B. One more complaint and I am going to demand rent!

    • Wait, _guests_ of houseguests?

      • Anonymous

        My former dog sitter (who moved to SF) asked if he could stay for three weeks over the Holidays. This was fine since I was going to be gone for five days and he could watch my dogs. Later he asked if he could bring his new fiancé to show him DC. The week before the arrival I was asked if they could bring a third since “I have room” (I do). At first it was fun but the fiancé is a bit arrogant, sleeps until Noon and complains about how cold the house is.

        They did smudge the house in a wiccan ceremony while I was gone so I guess I shouldn’t complain.

        • The smudging part of the anecdote made me LOL. 🙂

          Yeah, sounds like the fiance needs to learn something about looking the gift horse in the mouth!

  • Revel: Really glad for 2012 to be ending–and hopeful for 2013. ‎”Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…” – Tennyson

  • Anonymous

    Rant: Adoption for my wonderful foster dog fell through. They would have been such a great family for her, too.

    Rave: The great folks at her rescue who put so much time, effort, and money into finding these dogs good homes.

    • I hate when that happens but I usually find that if there is a hiccup it means it wouldn’t have worked out. Best of luck finding your foster a home in the new year!

      • Anonymous

        Thanks! This family was just so awesome, but another family who’s a better fit for her will come along. I just need to practice patience. 🙂

        • Curious as to why the potential adoptive family “fell through?” I’ve just gone through an adoption process for kittens and was shocked at some of the “rescue” groups levels of – to put it (extremely!) mildly – fanaticism.

  • Rant: They guy upstairs was really into the game last night. He kept spontaneously shouting for joy well after I was trying to sleep. I wanted him to fall out the damn window with his damn shouts.

    Rave: This morning I think it’s kind of funny. It’s like the joy kept bubbling up and he had to shout to let it out or explode.

    Rave: Well done Redskins!

  • em

    Revel: 2012 was a good year – got married, bought a house, made new friends, saw a lot of baseball games, etc.

    Revel: Looking forward to kicking off the new year with friends and family tonight and tomorrow

  • Anon

    Rave: My guy being able to come visit me for a few days over the New Years holiday. Head over heels and it keeps getting better every day.
    Rant: I’m stuck at work while he’s chilling at the house today.
    Rave: Feels great to know that when I get off work I get to come home to him.

  • Papp

    I hope 2013 brings us a sit down restaurant on north Capitol st.

  • Anonymous

    Rave: Celebrating NYE for the first time in years with a gorgeous woman who makes me all weak-knee’d!
    Rant: We are Totally wrong for each other in the long run…
    Rave: I can’t stop thinking about her!
    Rant: I can’t stop thinking about her!

  • Rant: Fiscal Cliff nonsense… People not doing their job out of contempt for anyone who doesn’t support their party. Amazing this kind division can continue after the public clearly aligned behind the President Obama’s policies.

    Rave: HTTR.

    Rant: Making a plan to buy furniture after moving, Threw out most of my old stuff, looking to coordinate this time. My tastes are way too expensive for my wallet. I am also trying hard to avoid credit cards, but I want a huge new TV, dining table set, and leather couch. I know… Poor me :/

    • Anonymous

      Re: Mandate. You need to read some other blogs–its down right scary.

      1. Plenty of people think Mitt Romney won the popular vote and Obama only the electoral.

      2. Many believe the election was stolen by ACORN (a defunct organzation)

      • Spilt Milk…

        Seriously, when has anyone ever successfully mounted any type of protest of that kind against an elected candidate? It’s all a bunch of wasted time chasing a standard of fairness that no-one truly cares about and it distracts us from real issues like losing our jobs and being taxed at an alarming rate.

        Political discourse is dead, naming and shaming individuals is much more effective. Fundamental unfairness is a harsh reality we have to account for in politics, lets all work on being actual doers than just people holding protest signs.


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