Countdown as of 11:54am Wednesday
From an email:
“the basics are: city-wide blast at 5:00 pm on Friday 9/18 to announce the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, which begins that evening. Anyone who has a shofar (ram’s horn) is invited to blow the shofar from wherever they will be. If they’d like, they can pin their location on the map at www.theblastdc.com so others in their vicinity can hear. If folks don’t have a shofar but want to hear a blast, they can check out the pins on the map and find something in hearing distance nearby.”
Happy Independence Day. Thanks to Paul for sending. And a happy and safe 4th to all.
Thanks to Darin for sending – sorry this is a post Christmas post but better late than never!
Mt. Pleasant Street and Park Rd, NW
Whew, almost forgot to post my favorite holiday tradition this year! Read More
On the last pickup day before Christmas I like to put out an envelope with a card and a few bucks for the workers who pick up my trash and recycling all year. Since they’re picked up separately I put out two envelopes. I didn’t want to brave leaving the envelopes out overnight so this morning around 7:30 I put out the two cans and taped an envelope to each lid. I happened to look out around 8:30 and noticed that the recycling had been picked up and the trash hadn’t – and both envelopes were gone!
I have to assume that either the recyclers took it, or a grinchly passerby. If the recyclers took it, does anyone know if the DPW workers have any sort of tip-pooling? Were they safe-guarding it for their trash-collecting brothers? Or was it just pilfered? At this point it’s too late but I’m curious what became of it.”
Let’s also take this opportunity to share who else do we tip, and if you feel comfortable how much do you give them.
Any advice for kelsey on where to go in D.C.?
Ed. Note: Here are some recs from 2014 but we could definitely use a refresh!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
And since I follow, sorta, the federal schedule I do too – double huzzah!! From The White House:
“Executive Order on Providing for the Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on December 24, 2019
All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, the day before Christmas Day.”
So anyone have fun travel plans? When do you leave?
Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.
Thanks to A. for sending “Too Soon?” Well, given our track record…
“Holiday Trees and Greenery will be collected December 27 – January 31. Residents in DPW-serviced households are asked to call 311 to make an appointment to schedule their collection between December 27 – January 10.
Trees and Greenery should be placed in front of residents’ homes or taken to the drop off locations where they will be composted and made available to residents at no charge. Please remove all ornaments and lights and do not place trees and greenery in bags. Read More
Thanks to Calder sending.
I needed something to break up this gloomy morning.
Oh my goodness, and this is not just the Sole talking, this looks legit. From Shouk:
“Yes, we’ve got latkes! Classic potato latkes and spicy harissa ones, served with cashew labneh and applesauce so everyone’s happy. And for dessert, our special chocolate hummus and fried sugared pita. Find both on our catering menu all throughout December.” Read More