Thanks to Tracey for sending from 5th Street NE on Capitol Hill.
Hahaha definitely not. Thanks to Madeleine for sending from Petworth.
Now I’m no expert but…
Thanks to Marissa for sending from Cleveland Park and Beth from Dupont Circle.
We are nothing if not lazy or at least master procrastinators. Thanks to Warren for sending from outside Lauriol Plaza.
Thanks to Joel for sending:
“I spotted this one at 17th and New Hampshire. Bruno sniffed it with displeasure before depositing some fertilizer next to it. His owner, Kevin, was kind enough to let me photograph him in action.”
Thanks to Molly for sending this matzoh miracle over Passover.
Thanks to Jamie for sending from 10th and L Street, NW: “That must have been quite the fare.”
So, long story short – a donation was given to a fundraiser I was participating in and somebody expressed shock that a donation of $18 was given. I said it was a Jewish thing and they replied that they were glad that I said that with a big smirk (me being Jewish and all, implying that it was a cheap thing.) Damn it!! Reminds me of when I was in college and somebody’s shirt ripped and they replied “Ah the fucking Jews.” Just as Jews don’t run all textile industries, nor are we part of the Pentaverate – we are also not being cheap when we donate $18 instead of $20. In fact:
“Eighteen is the numerical value of the Hebrew word “chai” which means “life.” It is a Jewish custom to give monetary gifts in increments of 18, thus symbolically blessing the recipient of the gift with a good long life.”
OK – back to ice cream news.
Thanks to Kathy for sending this beautiful specimen from Logan Circle. Stay for Last Christmas Tree in Town – The June Edition.