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Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

by Prince Of Petworth May 11, 2017 at 9:15 am 125 Comments

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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.

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  • Hookdntx

    RAVE: It’s My birthday
    RANTS: NONE,. I refuse to sully the world with negativity today!

    • FridayGirl

      Happy Birthday!

    • ajr

      Happy birthday!!

    • Anonamom

      It’s also my birthday! Happy Birthday!

      • Hookdntx

        Happy Birthday Anonamom! Its a great day to have entered the world!

        • Emmaleigh504

          Happy Birthday to both of you! I hope you have a great day!

      • SinSA

        Happy Birthday!

      • Andie302

        Nice! Happy Birthday to you too! Hope all goes well with your stepdad today!

      • SWChick

        HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (P.S your step dad will be just fine!)

        • Anonamom

          Thanks am Andy and SWChick! From what I hear so far, things are going well

    • skj84

      Happy Birthday!!

    • SinSA

      Happy Birthday!

    • mtpresident

      Happy birthday to Hookdntx & Anonamom!

    • Andie302

      Happy Birthday!

    • That One Guy

      Congratulations and celebrations…

      • LedroitTigah

        Happy birthday to both!

    • LittleBluePenguin

      Happy birthday, Hookdntx! Hope it’s a great one!

  • FridayGirl

    Rant: Bad migraine, but I’m at work because I *might* have an important task to take care of later. If I don’t feel better I might go home early if nothing comes of that task.
    .
    Rave: So excited about the Kung Fu Tea even though it will be in Georgetown.
    .
    Rave: I am officially 100% set for my work trip and vacation this summer! I could not be more excited.

    • ajr

      Oh no!! Does Excedrin migraine work for you? I hope the day passes quickly!

      • FridayGirl

        Thank you! It takes the edge off but it also makes my stomach upset so I’m trying to avoid it unless I’m really in pain and need to get home. I might leave after lunch and telework.

      • I know I’ve said this before (and I know FridayGirl knows this), but just an FYI if you happen to use Excedrin – regular Excedrin and Excedrin Migraine are literally the exact same formulation. There is absolutely no difference in active ingredients. No need to pay for more they one they have packaged as “migraine”!

  • Zvuv

    RANT: was Trump really crazy enough to order an assassination attempt on KJE or are the North Koreans making it up?
    RAVE: my husband graciously dropped me off at the office in the car because of the rain (he drives out to the burbs for work).

    • Anonymous

      1) I wouldn’t rule it out, and 2) Do you really think the North Koreans would making something like that up? (i.e. yes)

  • Rant: THE CAPITALS
    Rant: loving them will never get easier
    Rave???: now I will have more energy to focus on other things
    Rant: those things are trying to hold it together at work and at home with a crap ton of new responsibility at work, like way more than I bargained for.
    Rant: this weather. I want to go SUPing
    Potential Rave: date tonight

  • Anonamom

    Rave: spending my birthday with the oldest on a field trip to Philadelphia.
    Rave: for the first time, I think I am actually getting the key lime pie for my birthday (instead of cake) that I always ask for!

    • maxwell smart

      Key Lime is one of my favorites! (assuming it’s actually really tart and limey and not overtly sweet)

      • Idontgetit

        Or fake green! Ugh.

    • FridayGirl

      Happy birthday! (Also Key Lime Pie is a fantastic choice! I hope you get it! I’m also not a birthday cake fan, unless it’s cannoli cake.)

    • Quotia Zelda

      Happy birthday! I made a key lime pie for my birthday last year and enjoyed it mightily.

    • LittleBluePenguin

      Happy birthday, Anonamom! Hope you have a great day and a fantastic time in my old hometown (I swear, we’re not all big louts!) with oldest Anonachild!

  • Anonymous

    Rant: I grew up in a household with 4 females and I don’t remember it being this bad–but I always have so much more to clean up after having female guests vs male guests at my airbnb rental. Hair- its everywhere- I vacuum, mop then vacuum again because the hair is never ending. From the sheets to the towels to the dryers. Hair, hair, hair–arrrghhhhh
    Rave: Airbnb is great revenue generator. so guess it’s totally worth it.
    Rave: This weather will allow me to cozy up all weekend long.

    • FridayGirl

      “I always have so much more to clean up after having female guests…”
      .
      Yes to this! And it’s not even just hair, it’s makeup residue and stuff. I used to have both male and female roommates in college and the guys were so much… cleaner.

      • rss

        disagree. my husband is not only messy (like clutter), but he is also dirty (like…dirt). I love him dearly and he has many, many wonderful qualities. but he’s a gross roommate and he’s a male. anyway, anecdotally speaking I’ve had gross roommates of both genders.

    • artemis

      I have to disagree with this. I grew up in the household with four women, and I have had male and female roommates. The men were always messier, especially when it came to the cleanliness of the bathroom.

      • Anonymous

        I would rather have to wipe pee off a toilet and floors than to pluck individual strands of hair from sheets/towels/drains/dryer etc. I mean when I think I’ve gotten it all- I discover more. I know personally- I’d hate to pull back a comforter to get in bed and there’s a long string of hair on the sheets or pillows etc.

    • Betty4G

      Ugh – the hair. Make my sister brush hers only in one room so it’s less to clean when she leaves. Maybe next visit I’ll just take down all the mirrors except for the bathroom!

    • I’m sometimes tempted to screen my rental guests by what kind of hair they have. Long, straight wiry hairs are the worst as they manage to pierce the sheets and the mattress pad.

  • skj84

    Rant: Squats. Both my class yesterday and today were all squats all the time. And I had to walk up 2 flights of stairs to get out of the class today. I don’t know how I’m walking tomorrow.
    Rave: Just registered for Bike to Work day next week. I really should bike more often, its not an awful ride. The weather looks awesome next Friday.
    Rant: The weather is not awesome this Friday. Or Saturday.

    • HaileUnlikely

      The specificity of training is a funny thing. I used to run semi-competitively (i.e., wasn’t the fastest but tried really hard), and even when I was running upwards of 10 miles a day I’d get sore from doing a set of squats. Now, I hardly run at all (more like 10 miles a month than 10 miles a day), but with a couple of short core workouts a week with squats and other similar things (e.g., burpees), squats are no problem.

      • runzforfunz

        do you have any advice for balancing weight lifting with running? i seem have an easy time focusing on one or the other, but when i try to do both i end up doing nothing!

        • AliceInDC

          When I’m actually following my schedule, I usually lift 3x per week and run 3 other days per week. Or I do a 20 min interval training warmup on the treadmill before lifting. I don’t do much for legs, though, outside of the running because then my legs are too fatigued to run. Just back/chest and bis/tris.

          • ruzforfunz

            thanks – i appreciate the insight! i’ve been thinking about alternating days like that – just need to get over the mental block and try doing it. i’m going to try to figure out how to run and squat… hopefully it just means i slow way down and can keep upping mileage.

          • skj84

            thanks as well! I need a routine, this would probably work for me.

          • ShawThroughtheHeart

            I’m not as fit as Alice, but I’ll say for me, as a longtime runner, I do my core/lifting workouts the day before I run, but not the day after. My legs can recover for the runs, I can start slow, take my time to warm up, etc.

            However, if I run the day before an intense core/lifting workout (e.g. Solidcore), my legs wilt like tiny flower pedals in late Summer (or some other simile).

  • E

    Rave: Got ticket online yesterday to see Star Wars at the Air and Space Museum in IMAX. So Happy!
    Rant: The weather today. Rain Rain Go away!
    Rant: Had the sniffles this morning.
    Rave: My medication is working on my depression much better than my old medication. I actually feel less wound up, less irritation but I still have some problems with some intrusive thoughts which I’m told might get better the longer I take the medication.
    Rant/Rave: Designated Survivor last night. When Lazono gave Hannah Jason’s ring, I wanted her to jump up and kick his ass.That old President was getting on my nerves talking over President Kirkman at that reception. Laughing at Seth on Air Force One. Can’t wait til the season finale.

    • skj84

      Congtats on getting a ticket! I saw the PoPville post around 8pm and of course all the tickets were gone. Thats what I get for not checking this site afterwork!

      • E

        I checked it while at work yesterday around 2 or so and was able to get a 5pm ticket but the 7pm tickets were already gone. So excited.

  • Ben

    Rant: Caaaaaaappppppppppppppppppppssssssss. So many missed opportunities! Playoffs are definitely some sort of head game for the players.

  • artemis

    Rant: It isn’t even ten o’clock, and I have already consumed by second breakfast and my lunch.
    Rave: At least all this rain makes it easier to pull weeds out of the garden.
    Rave: After having an extremely fussy evening, Baby Artie slept through the night.
    Rant: I’m still having night sweats. I may need to invest in a pair of those wicking pjs. Ugh.
    Rave: Tomorrow is Friday, and I have lovely plans with the family this weekend.

  • mtpresident

    Rant-from-last-night: Ugh, no, can’t even go there.
    Rave: At least there’s baseball? Go Nats!
    Rant: dear friend was scheduled to be induced with her twins first thing yesterday morning–at 37 weeks because of a liver issue that could have ramifications for the babies. I haven’t yet heard anything–I just hope that it’s because the labor process is going slowly and/or they’re too exhausted to let people know anything.
    Rave: Mtpkiddo’s friend’s mom invited her over for an impromptu dinner play-date after school yesterday, and then dropped her off afterwards! Mtpkiddo had an absolute blast, and I had a nice time hanging out with just her little brother.
    Neither: Wow, I forgot how much easier things are with just one kid sometimes! I was able to feed us and make lunches AND play with mtpbaby before starting the bedtime routine. I love both kids and love them together, but the exponential increase in complication as you increase the number of kids is real.

    • Formerly ParkViewRes

      Ha to your neither. This is one of the reasons we only want one. And people always say, “Oh just wait until you have one! You’ll change your mind!” Meh, the process of having a baby when two women are involved makes me even less inclined to have two because the process is so damn involved! My hat is off to all the parents who manage two, three, or even more!

      • mtpresident

        It is admittedly awesome to see my kids together because they adore each other so much. Like anything, there are benefits and drawbacks. Everyone’s gotta do what is right for them–and shouldn’t get nagged by others about their choices.

      • I can assure you that having one does not necessarily change your mind on that. We have one, and are still 95 percent sure that she is our only one. I agree – kudos to people who can to more than one, but I don’t think it is right for my family situation.

    • anon

      I was induced at almost 37 weeks because of an issue with the umbilical cord (just one baby), it took 3 days for the induction to work. The baby needed to come out, the baby was not ready to come out. Sending good thoughts for your friend!

      • mtpresident

        My guess is that they won’t give the induction that amount of time, but good to know that’s within the realm of possibilities. Thank you for your good thoughts!

        • anon

          Yep I’m quite lucky that baby and I were allowed to hang on that long, I really didn’t want a c section on top of all the other stress.

  • Sooooooooooooo Happy!

    Rave: today is my Friday! 4 day weekend bc my parents are coming this weekend!
    Rant: all the rain expected and the indoor activities I’ll need to now figure out
    Rave: all the rain – will give me a break from allergies hopefully
    Rant?: had a reservation for 7 Saturday night and 3 people cancelled so I called the restaurant in advance to reduce the party to 4. Restaurant is saying they can’t guarantee the reservation bc they don’t have a table for 4 available. Definitely my bad for not realizing they use round tables for 8 in lieu of two 4 tops pushed together (I’ve never been to the restaurant before), but I’m surprised they don’t have some tables reserved for walk-ins and we couldn’t use one of those. I asked if they were cancelling the reservation all together or if they were just stating there would be a seating delay and they said a seating delay, but couldn’t confirm if it’d be 30 minutes or longer. Lesson learned for me I guess, but anyone else ever experience this? I’ve reduced party size reservations before and not had this issue, so I’m just surprised I guess.

    • Anon Spock

      If the restaurant is very busy, they just may not save space for walk in 3-4. It being mother’s day weekend likely affects it as well. Now that you’re smaller, you may want to try other places to get a guaranteed 4 top.

  • MadMax

    Rant: The idea that people are “owed” responses from private businesses because they yell loud enough on the Internet.

    • dcd

      +1

  • Tom

    RANT: Weather is making me wish I was still in bed today
    RAVE: Getting out of town to see mi madre this weekend
    RANT: In relation to the pic, I’m still waiting on my Soros money. Any of y’all got a number I can call?

    • Idontgetit

      This is why I have mine set up on direct deposit.

  • L

    Rant: I had work anxiety dreams last night. Got me up at 4am. Couldn’t go back to sleep. I could fall asleep face first on my desk. Is it 5pm yet!?!? How do people cope with work anxiety dreams?

  • CapitalDame

    Rant: vacation got cut a day short because of work.
    Rave: My partner’s 30th birthday is coming up! I want to do something “big”. Any suggestions? I was thinking maybe renting a cabin and doing some vineyard hopping/rafting… but would love other ideas.

    • hiphopanonymous

      This isn’t “big”, persay, but can you do or get 30 of something? For my hubby’s 35th birthday, part of his present was 35 backrubs. (Now, have I followed through on that? That’s a different story).

    • elbeech

      I think your cabin/vineyard idea is a great one! Maybe incorporate a hike? There are loads of beautiful places in Virginia out toward Shenandoah, or south

  • Quotia Zelda

    Rant: Something at work that I’d rather not have to deal with. Oh well, that’s why they pay me the medium bucks.
    Rave: AP tests for Middle Zelda today and tomorrow, prom on Saturday, and then she’s pretty much done.

  • Andie302

    Rant: everything – Caps, rain, the news, wedding stuff, over scheduling myself, last minute changes of plans, contractor not finishing up the last little bits in Cambridge, my weight, all of it.
    Rant: I think I’m slipping back into a depression, which usually clears this time of year with sunshine and weather. WTF
    Rant: Feeling like I don’t want to unload on anyone because everyone has their own crap going on. Partner is also busy both with work and personally, best friends are stressed to the hilt, my mom will take this as some kind of gigantic personal insult to the way she raised me, my dad will say I should’ve started trying to lose weight when he started. Just not good. Also feel guilty bitching in light of young man who was shot and is paralyzed (as an example) and friend’s brother being diagnosed with cancer yesterday. My problems just aren’t that big, at all.
    Rave: Thanks for letting me unload here…it does help quite a bit.
    Rave: This too shall pass
    Rave: I still have so much to be thankful for…I am going to try and shift my focus a bit.
    Rave: The bus driver saw me running across RI Ave this morning (thank goodness it was clear) and waited briefly for me. I think if I had missed the bus I would’ve just stood there in tears in light of all of the above. Thanks bus driver!

    • mtpresident

      Just a gentle reminder–while perspective is useful, the size or nature of other people’s struggles does not negate your own. So feel free to be frustrated, vent, etc–but also try to take care of yourself and find outlets where you can. Sending a giant hug and glad to hear about your good bus luck this morning!

      • Formerly ParkViewRes

        This! And it’s great to shift your focus–it’s really hard for me to do sometimes. Do you have a therapist you’re seeing or one you’ve seen in that past that you can pop in to see and discuss all of this?

        • Andie302

          Yes – I really do need to make an appointment, I know it would help. Thank you both!!!

      • Emmaleigh504

        +1 sending hugs to you, Andie

      • SWChick

        I needed this. thanks

        • mtpresident

          Sending a hug to you too!

    • SinSA

      Wow. That’s…a lot. Offer for a drink or coffee is still there, if you just need to yell about general things.

    • LittleBluePenguin

      Agreeing with everyone here about being kind to yourself and take care of your needs, which sometimes includes just venting and feeling all the feelings, without discounting them as “less important” than other’s peoples. Sometimes just 5 minutes of allowing yourself to fume or sob or scream or whatever really helps, and then you can move on to other things. Hugs!

    • AJSE

      I am with you on your second rant. I am a regular sufferer of seasonal depression so I am usually out of the woods by now, but right now my whole life (from a macro world perspective to a micro work/relationship perspective) feels so tenuous and fraught with anxiety that I feel 2 seconds away from a disastrous panic attack at any given moment. Even my regular coping tricks (sleeping, drink more water, breathing sessions, writing lists – this is leftover from therapy a few years ago, and working out) haven’t helped.
      .
      So many people say “have compassion for yourself” but it’s hard and most times doesn’t feel like it’s helping. Hang in there.

  • LittleBluePenguin

    Rant: I climbed out of my bed this morning and was immediately snapped out of my grogginess due to excruciating pain in my left hip socket! WTF?! It’s died down now but I had to kind of walk it off. Is this going to be my “old person” thing? It gets damp and I can tell it’s going to rain because my hip hurts?! It’s not even like I’ve been working out this week and have any excuse for joint pain!
    Rave: I might have figured out a way to surprise my mom with a little gift for Mother’s Day – she’s traveling this next week for vacation, so I can’t have something delivered to her house or anything, but I may have found a way to celebrate her from far away.
    Rave: Got reimbursed for about 60% of my dental expenses. It’s not everything, that’s for sure, but it’s something, and that helps and I’m grateful for it.

    • eggs

      The hip pain happens to me too! I do a lot of hip opening yoga stretches though and it tends to calm down.

      • LittleBluePenguin

        I was going to go to yoga tonight but I am soooo wiped, and I forgot to wear my rainboots, I just don’t have the energy. I think I’m going to try just doing a yoga workout at home, focusing on hip openers, and that way I’m free to yelp if I need to without distracting classmates!

  • Revel: The heartwarming video of Betsy DeVos getting booed.
    Rant: Everything else in national politics and federal government.
    Revel: Did I ever say I have an amazing group of little people?
    Revel: Biked to work yesterday and I’m making way better time than I had in the past. But the hills are killing me on the way back and I’m still having to walk up to 1/2 mile.

    • LittleBluePenguin

      I saw that video, it made me feel irrationally proud of those kids!
      .
      Way to go with all that biking!

    • Emmaleigh504

      It was a heart warming video!

    • bruno

      The booing of Miss DeVos was shameful.

      • elbeech

        Yes. I much preferred the back-turning. More original and symbolic.

        spite cupcakes – keep it up! The hills do get easier if you keep doing them!

      • dcgator

        nah.

  • cx20020

    Rave: I closed on my first place (condo) and have lived there for a month!
    Breakeven: I have now received my utilities for the first month
    Rant: I have never had gas appliances before. This place has a gas oven and water heater. I was psyched to find that I had used only $5.30 worth of gas over the past month. However, because of the various fees on the bill, my amount due is $56.00! This is not a typo. :(

    • LittleBluePenguin

      Yeah, I have mixed feelings about the gas thing – my house has both gas and electric, and while I adore cooking with a gas stovetop again, the “fees” that the gas company charges and then the way they can jack up the prices depending on “usage,” has made my bill range from anywhere between $70 and $180!

    • That gas bill seems exorbitant. I had gas cooking & heating in my first condo, and in summer (when the heat was not on) the average bill for cooking was about $9 including all taxes/fees, and even in the coldest winters my bill usually never got higher than maybe $65. You might want to check and see whether those are one-time fees for being a new account holder, or if there’s some other random thing they are charging you for that they shouldn’t be.

      • cx20020

        I did check the explanations listed on the statement. While I may not like the extra fees, they are spelled out on the bill. The three highest segments are the (1) SERVICE INITIATION FEE ($33.00); (2) CUSTOMER CHARGE ($13.10); (3) GAS SUPPLY SERVICE ($5.30).

        binntp is correct- the Service Initiation Fee is for starting the new account. The Customer Charge was explained (copied) from the statement: Customer charge: Covers certain other costs of providing your service, including depreciation of equipment, taxes, maintenance and repair of customer lines, and expenses such as meter reading and billing.

        • Ah, well at least you know your bill will be reduced by $33 next month!

          • cx20020

            Yup! And I am happy to be in my own place. It’s just part of living expenses

  • That One Guy

    Rant: Wish I could just take an L and quit adulting for a day, watch some anime/cartoons, eat something grossly unhealthy like Chef Boyardy, nap and maybe put on some rain boots to stomp around the rain.
    Rave: The weekend is so close.

  • Effie

    Rave: Went to meet some friends at Poke Papa and saw amazing musicians outside of the Caps game on my way, there were two drummers playing together and they both are so super talented, like they need to be on tour right now.
    Rant: Apparently the game ending in fighting.. um why.. there is no need for this.. spread good vibes throughout the world!

  • LittleBluePenguin

    Late Rant: Someone in my office suite just used the microwave to heat up brussel sprouts – GAG! The smell is soooo strong and disgusting and wafting all over the suite! Grrr!

    • That One Guy

      Quick get someone to pop sine popcorn.

    • hiphopanonymous

      Last night I was attempting to reduce balsamic vinegar and ended up burning it…our little apartment smelled AWFUL! I felt so bad.

  • hiphopanonymous

    Rant: Hungry, as always, and want to eat all of the things.
    Rave: I brought some celery sticks with which to stuff my face!
    Rave: Wearing a super cute new dress (and boots) and feeling confident.
    Rant: Arguing with boss over whether or not something should be my responsibility (to remind people to fill out their time sheets) or it should be their own. Seriously? We’re adults here, they can remember on their own. I do. Well, maybe not arguing…more like asserting myself.
    Rant’ish: Husband is not a fan of a relatively good friend of mine and her husband. I know he has his reasons, but it really sucks and makes things stressful. He doesn’t want to go to her birthday party. Well, tough it up, they’re being invited to mine!
    Random: Anyone know anything about the speak easy in AdMo? Supposedly under Jack & Rose?

    • runzforfunz

      dram and grain! i haven’t been, but it’s on my list – they do a fixed cocktail menu (including a welcome drink!), but not sure if they do a la carte since i haven’t actually looked at a menu in person. other readers might know?

      you can text this number for reservations: 202-607-1572

    • Anonynon

      Yeah iv been, drinks were good and food was good. But depending on what your looking for…could be kinda awkward its just an open room with groups of people kinda sitting in corners. Not very loud and if you have a big group it will probably be hard to get a spot. If its 3-4 you should be fine. Place was expensive too 14$+ drink type of deal but it was fun to do once

    • SWChick

      They were on Americas Best Bars. (My absolute fav show) I haven’t been but I sure do plan on going. If you make it in, please provide a play by play please.

    • Anon Spock

      My very large employer sends out reminders to sign our time cards every pay period.

    • Andie302

      I don’t know how this happened, but I ended up down there one night at a table with the owner. They drinks were excellent. The guy really knew his stuff. It’s a pretty cool space to see, but agree that it’s very quiet and not at all private – sort of like a large living room? It’s worth seeing and having a drink! I’ve been to Jack Rose a bunch and never knew it was there until that night.

    • ShawThroughtheHeart

      Dram and Grain is pretty great. You have to text them to make a res pretty far in advance, but it’s nice in that it’s never overly crowded in the little room. I’ll also say that I appreciate getting the speakeasy experience but with a tab that I can control (versus a set priced thing).

    • AJSE

      I love dram and grain for date nights. Drinks are a little pricey but the bartenders are awesome and so personable. DO NOT get the charcuterie plate. The meat is literally rolls of sliced lunch meat. Text for reservations before you go.

      • hiphopanonymous

        Oooh, thanks everyone! Was thinking about this for my birthday, which will probably be a somewhat smaller group. I’ve been to PX in Old Town and that was fun, but at that point I knew the bartender so drinks were mostly free!

  • Emmaleigh504

    Rant: Donna has started waking me up at 4 am for food. I thought we were passed this.
    Rave: Since it’s my day to work late, I got to laze in bed listening to the rain come down. It was perf.

  • bruno

    Rant: Monday, approaching the last bikesharebike @ 16 and Columbia, a millennial RAN ACROSS 16th to get there first. (He saw me and ran for it). Yesterday, approaching the last dock at 14th and U to leave bikesharebike, a millennial gal raced past me from behind to get their first. Millennials of both genders are ungentlemanly and suppress their consciences. Do I continue to behave modestly, or to I “learn my lesson” and match their aggression?

    • LittleBluePenguin

      Match it. Kill or be killed.

    • Anonymous

      Continue to behave modestly. Matching their behavior might get you that last bikeshare bike, but it will also get you constant anxiety, a feeling of being in perpetual competition with everybody about everything, and a latent insecurity that makes you feel like others are always trying to shortchange you. That’s no way to go through life.

    • HillEast

      it goes both ways. some lady came up to the Lincoln Park bikeshare about 5 seconds after me, and I let her have the last dock.

    • FridayGirl

      I don’t think this is all of us though. That just sounds like any rude person to me. (Reference: WMATA bag-on-seat response by NorthEazy who I’m pretty positive is not a millennial.) I’m sorry that happened, bruno!

    • Anonynon

      sounds like you should move out of that area, not all parts of DC are millennial filled like that part of town…

      • bruno

        I thin it results from too much iPhone and constantly being distracted — the urge to rush, rush, rush while at the same time not looking at people right beside you. Something like that. I have lived in the area nearly 30 years and have no intention of leaving :^)

    • stacksp

      LOL the millennial characterization is funny. Its like the new age-ism. I am 36 and I am not sure if I qualify as a millennial. Is it an age requirement or more an attitude toward life.

      I am curious as to what would have happened if you started to run and you guys arrived at the same time. What then?

      • textdoc

        Rock, paper, scissors? ;)

      • hiphopanonymous

        I believe the Millenial generation technically starts at 1980, so you’re just barely under the wire. I was born in 82, but fall much more into the Gen X characteristics. (Took a course on this for work…it was actually quite interesting!)

        • stacksp

          1980 was my birth year…

      • That One Guy

        You’re a millennial if, as Dave Chapelle puts it, you’ve lived in a time when you had to answer the phone to know who was calling.

        In the culture of me, where instant feedback/validation, gratification and general lack of certain social graces/awkwardness that helps definite, in my mind, millennials, I can see where Bruno is coming from.
        .
        Maybe yell out: DIBS and see if that throws them long enough to make a difference.

        • bruno

          I do not feel all millennials are this way — only that the two folks I encountered seem to be in that age range….. they seemed to be otherwise kind of decent folk, which is why it surprised me a bit, and I credit it to detachment, which “does” seem to be a characteristic of their age group. I have had this happen before, same age group, but only thought to mention it now…. Even when taking a bike right from under my nose, they make no eye contact — it’s a little spooky.

    • Effie

      @Bruno – I don’t think this is a “millennial” thing.. it’s sounding like you assumed someone was a millennial not based on age, but on the way they acted. I think you could encounter that in any city… and I also think not all people (even millennials) are like that.

      also, @stacksp technically speaking 1980-1981 would be the line, as hiphopanonymous said. But it’s such a wide range, and all people are so different that I think the definition is still off. So you probably don’t identify with certain characteristics of other millennials., even though not all millenials enjoy the same things (i.e. frequent use of the dog filter while at the bar with your friends). lol

      • bruno

        What’s the group called that’s just below the millennials? Say, people who are now about 25?

  • MHillPark

    Rant: Caps, you broke my heart again.
    Rave: I have really enjoyed talking hockey with my friends and colleagues all season.
    Rant (again): So sad the season is over.

  • Rave: Teleworking today and just made a super easy and delicious roasted red pepper & ricotta soup for lunch. Here’s the recipe if anyone wants to try it: http://www.cookinglight.com/food/quick-healthy/20-20-superfast-soups/roasted-red-pepper-ricotta-soup. It was ready in about 10 minutes!

  • textdoc

    Rave?: My hanging Boston fern on my porch is in such poor shape that I don’t think I need to move it for safekeeping in advance of Mother’s Day.
    .
    Maybe I need to give up on this fern, rather than resenting it every winter (when it sits on top of my fridge) and struggling to nurse it back to health every summer.
    .
    Rave: Kung Fu Tea is coming to D.C.!
    Rant: … to Georgetown, specifically.

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