Photo by PoPville flickr user Jamelle Bouie
A friend of mine asked this question about SUVs and I found the responses fascinating. So, I’d like to open it up to all new cars. I don’t really know how to define “reasonably priced” but suffice it to say we’re not talking about BMWs, Mercedes, etc. I’ve been pretty happy with Mazda but am not sure I’d go with one again. So if you were going to buy a practical new car tomorrow – what would you get?
Photo by PoPville flickr user Josh
Was wondering if I could ask my fellow D.C. folks what their “third places” are. [“Examples of third places would be environments such as churches, cafes, clubs, public libraries, or parks.”] I’m on the lookout for a friendly hangout in Northwest or Northeast – just anything with a welcoming, community vibe. Thanks so much in advance!”
From ANC Commissioner Nick DelleDonne (2B04) via the Dupont listserv:
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has prepared a draft plan to add a 2nd bike lane along 17th St. The plans propose a two-way bike path (as on 15th St.) from Lafayette Square to New Hampshire Ave and include the busy, mixed-use area between P and R Streets NW. As presented, DDOT would reduce vehicle traffic from 2 lanes to 1 lane (plus a turning lane at the intersections). Existing sidewalks would not be changed. Parking would be reduced by 20 spaces. Details here.”
811 Florida Ave, NW
So to be honest, I was surprised how viral the post about The Phillips Collection being free for those under this 30 summer was – so you like art? I like art too – so let’s talk art!! Where are your favorite spots to soak some in? I noticed this new Gallery was coming to Florida Ave – so I’d be interested to know, in addition to favorite museums, are there any galleries you like to check out from time to time too?
galeria love coming soon
looking east on Florida Ave
Photo by PoPville flickr user random lady
So, I’ve been thinking about how much I love the humble tuna melt sandwich. It is a God damn delicious sandwich. I dare say perfection (especially if you add some bacon in there.) This is possibly the most underrated delicious sandwich in the world. Well second after the Volkswagen of sandwiches – the PB and J. I digress – the tuna melt got me thinking about things that are underrated in general. For example – last week was teacher appreciation week. And it really did make me think about our teachers and those who care for our kids – damn – we are very lucky to have some phenomenal teachers. Not to mention the kindest guards and custodial staff. And of course we’ve spoken a bit about the great crossing guards. And I know it’s not universal but the sanitation workers who do my block are not only hard working but they are nice as can be!! The bus driver who honks at the kids on my block every single time he passes is the freaking best!! TRUTH. Honestly, it’s the little things like that, that make it all worth it. Alright, alright, it doesn’t have to be a District employee and it doesn’t have to be a sandwich. It just has to be underrated. What’s on your list?
1560 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Official word has finally come down on Dolcezza Gelato’s first location closing for good:
“It’s official, we’ve outgrown our Georgetown store. We started making gelato here in 2004. It’s where we found ourselves, new friends and experimented with flavors and brews. It’s bittersweet that we need more space to grow. Thank you, thank you for 14 years of fun.”
So with sweets on mind – where’s your favorite spot for a sweet after dinner? Hell we’re adults, perhaps your favorite spot for dinner?
Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley
These 90 degrees days have put the beach on my mind. So let’s make this a two parter – what’s your favorite beach within driving distance of D.C.? How long is the drive? Where do you stay, rented house or hotel/motel? About how much does it cost? And just for fun what’s the best beach you’ve ever been to anywhere in the world?
Brookland, Capitol Hill, Logan Circle, Mount Pleasant, Navy Yard, NoMa, SW Waterfront https://t.co/Rq5kxMBe4q
— PoPville (@PoPville) April 24, 2018
This is my take on Amanda Kolson Hurley’s fun question on twitter:
Which American city that's not your own do you daydream about moving to? For me it's Pittsburgh (with a constant twinge for Baltimore).
— Amanda Kolson Hurley (@amandakhurley) April 24, 2018
So let’s do the PoPville version which is of course which neighborhoods do you daydream about moving to? In addition to my list above, I’d add Bloomingdale as well. I can’t believe I forgot Bloomingdale (and I only left off Petworth because I’ve already lived there.) Anyway, what neighborhoods would you pick? And of course if you want to answer Amanda’s original question – go for it!
Ed. Note: We had a similar discussion about 4 years ago. It’ll be interesting to see how our answers have changed or won’t change since that time.
OK here’s another question reflecting my own personal battles. I’ve been rebuffed a number of times – so I’m hoping the poll results help me out in my fifth attempt to get some bumper stickers going. For those who are anti-bumper sticker – why no love?
For those who do have bumper stickers on their car – what type do you have? Political? Humor? Music/Bands? Beer? Places you’ve been/travel? Pets? What are your favorites? Do you have a limit, like 5 or less or the more the merrier?
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jamelle Bouie
The smartest thing I’ve done in a long time is make and more importantly stick to a New Year’s resolution. I decided I’d no longer watch tv/netflix during the week and would read instead. I’ve been reading a lot of non fiction and given the insanity all around us, now I’m ready to move onto to a thoroughly engrossing page turner. Without further ado, what’s the best fiction you’ve recently read?