Thanks to Rachel for sending:
“Out with the old and in with the new.
Taking last year’s Christmas tree out and replacing it with this year’s.”
I obviously has to find out more info.
“It was quite an ordeal to get all the lights and ornaments off of it because the branches were literally breaking off, so this year the plan is to take it down before the first day of spring.”
And a little more.
“Well originally it was going to be just our Christmas tree, then it turned into a “winter tree” with the plan to take it down in like March, but the tree still looked so nice and green that we just decided to keep it up. It started to look a little rough by the time summer came around, but things got busy and we just kinda forgot that it was there. Not sure how you start to not notice a tree in your tiny 800 sq ft. apartment, but apparently it happens haha”
And the icing.
“This is also the second time my boyfriend has kept a (real) Christmas tree up for an entire year. Definitely going to be the last time though (fingers crossed!)”
A new bar has been set. I don’t believe this can be topped. Well done Rachel and boyfriend – well done indeed!!
Photo via NASA/Aubrey Gemignani
“The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, is seen above the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC in this long exposure, as it launches from Pad-0A, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Northrop Grumman’s 10th contracted cargo resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station will deliver about 7,400 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)”
1300 block of Connecticut Ave, NW. Technically 1800 Massachusetts Ave NW
UPDATE from Air Canada:
“Poutinerie by Air Canada is open to the public starting Friday, November 9th, through Thursday, November 15th. Hours are 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.”
Whoa a poutine popup?!?! Thanks to Andy for sending this awesomeness from “across the back entrance to the SEIU building from Un Je Ne Sais Quoi. Connecticut Avenue side.”
In the meantime from a pop up Air Canada did in London:
“Growing in popularity all over the world, Poutine, in the traditional form is a culinary delight of crispy chips, topped with delicious cheese curds and a rich gravy. (more…)
79 Hanover Place, NW
Ed. Note: This space was once planned for a Milk Cult cafe and others may know it for the former Marvin Gaye mural.
Thanks to Truxton Circle resident Jonathan M. Rogers for tweeting this awesome news:
“The @NoMaBID won’t be the only ones around here with #PublicRadio! @prx’s #PRXPodcastGarage is coming to 79 Hanover Place NW in @TruxtonCircle https://www.podcastgarage.org”
The PRX Podcast Garage website says:
“The PRX Podcast Garage is a community recording studio and classroom dedicated to the craft of audio storytelling. (more…)
1405 T Street, NW
From a press release:
“It has been two years since the emblematic Cuban social hub, Colada Shop, opened its doors in the DMV area and brought to Washingtonians the fascinating culinary landscape of the islands’ favorite bites and drinks. Today, Colada Shop continues to embody the spirit of the island and celebrate this vibrant and energetic culture.
courtesy Colada Shop
To commemorate this summer, Chef Mario Monte and his team welcome friends and fans to the second annual Piña Colada Festival. (more…)
Thanks to Liz for sending:
“Have you seen these awesome new barriers on Kennedy Street (in front of and across from the CVS)? They’re finally finishing up the rainwater/watershed project and it’s looking great.”
3907 14th Street, NW
From Little Coco’s:
Check out the menu after the jump. (more…)
Greatest reuse of an old ATM space? It’s right outside the Friendship Heights metro in the same building as the Michael’s craft shop. It is beautiful. Like wheels on luggage, I can only wonder why it has taken so long for someone to invent this:
My only question is – why in the world is this thing not open 24 hours a day?!?!? Anyway, if there is any justice in this world, expect to find one near you soon!!
From Rock Creek Conservancy:
“Here at Rock Creek Conservancy, we’ve got a major crush on you. We love you for loving Rock Creek (we just can’t help it!) So, we put together a little something we thought you might like.
We couldn’t do the work we do without you. To thank you, we created these printable Rock Creek Valentine’s Day cards. They feature animals that live in Rock Creek and some pretty good animal puns! Print and share them with the people in your life who love Rock Creek as much as you do!”
Thanks to Paige for sending:
“Love the valentines that Friends of the Earth are handing out to employees in front of the EPA. Still there at 9am, despite security!”