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So I was walking down H Street, NE earlier this week and I over heard some old school folks chatting about this topic. Unfortunately I was running late and wasn’t to stop. But as I was trailing out of earshot one man was vehement that 4th and L Street, NE was the center of it all.
For many years I would say it was 14th and U Street, NW (really 11th and U) but given how much the District has changed in the last 10 years I just don’t know anymore. So I’ll throw it out to you guys. Where is the center of it all, where is the heart of the city circa 2017?
In light of the one medical news, can the Friday question be about federal employee insurance plans other than Blue Cross Blue Shield (or more generally employees who have other options)?”
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Podcasts have continued to explode in popularity since we last talked about them back in 2014. And since I absolutely love them and can’t wait for another hardcore history to come out – I need some fresh recs. What are your current favorites? Anyone listen to the new ones on Audible? Bonus points for your favorite ones that focus on history, politics, pop culture, true crime and current events?
Thanks to Tim for sending: “They installed the Anthem sign facing the river at the Wharf.” Ed. Note: They open October 12th with a sold out Foo Fighters show. But just looking at the photo has me rather giddy and anticipating going to a show there. Also, I’m going to Sturgill Simpson at Merriweather on Friday – so let’s take it easy today and simply talk music – what’s the last concert you went to and where was it? For those who have future tickets – what’s the next one you’re going to and where is it?
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I’ve been in the DC area for two years, and really struggling to transition out of my current job. I believe myself to be talented, well educated (have a Masters), and I’m ambitious/enthusiastic, but my current job search has gotten me nowhere. Does anyone have advice that has proven fruitful in the past, or recommendations for networking events? Really looking for just about any guidance here. Thanks much!”
As summer nears it’s conclusion let’s eat as much crab as possible!! So where are you favorite spots – both for crab cakes and picking them yourself? Very curious to see the options coming to SW Waterfront too. And what the hell – are there any spots in D.C. that have a good orange crush? Legit good, not just passable. I’ve sadly yet to find one and can’t figure out why.
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Given how intense things have been the past 8 months or so, I’m wondering how many folks took a proper vacation to decompress? If you are one of the lucky ones, where’d you go and for how long? Anyone take a staycation?
I know that’s a bit of a vague question so let me explain. I went to a garden store. I bought a plant. I paid cash. I came home, marveled at my beautiful new plant and then logged onto Facebook. I did not type anything, I did no searches on google or elsewhere. But all my ads on Facebook were for plant/garden stores. It totally freaked me out. Subsequently some friends have guessed that it’s possible because I had my iphone with me, with location services on, that Facebook knew I was in a plant store. Anyone else hear anything like this before? Do you turn off all location features on your phones? Or do you not really care? Has anyone else ever experienced what I did?
I am under contract for a row home in the carver/langston neighbor (near jimmy valentine’s) neighborhood, if the readers are able to tell me what their thoughts are of this neighborhood, the pending development coming, and there favorite things to do or eat in the neighborhood, that would be great.”
But I figure since it’s Friday and half of you have already hit the roads : ) let’s expand it a bit to your neighborhood too. So in addition to Carver/Langston – what do you like best about your neighborhood? I live in North Cleveland Park/Van Ness and I’m gonna say number 1 is my neighbors/block, number 2 is the pastrami at Soapstone Market, number 3 is the ham and cheese at Bread Furst, number 4 is the gnocchi at Sfoglina and number 5 is the proximity to Rock Creek Park. You guys? (Be sure to include what neighborhood you’re talking about.)
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It’s something we were talking about at the PoP Peep Project Winners dinner the other night so I thought I’d throw it out to the whole group. How many good friends of yours have left D.C.? Have you recruited any to move to D.C.?