Washington, DC


Dan Silverman, October 2006.

Ed. Note: My first and last race. At the time I was a pack a day smoker and did zero training for the race. I raced well. I couldn’t walk for TEN days afterwards. I have never been in such pain. I am an idiot. Don’t do this race without training. Also, don’t smoke. In January I will have quit smoking 10 years ago. I feel much better now. Anyway, good luck runners!

From a press release:

“The 35th Anniversary edition of Army Ten-Miler (ATM) is this Sunday, Oct. 13 at 8:00 a.m. EDT in Washington, DC. The 10-mile road race starts and finishes at the Pentagon, traversing a scenic course that takes the 35,000 runners through downtown Washington, D.C. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric Spiegel

“Dear PoPville,

My wallet was stolen was I was eating lunch at G Street Food on Friday, Sept 13. The perpetrator sat with their back to mine, pushed their chair back, pretended to be looking for something in their multicolored backpack, then reached behind into my bag that was half open and took my wallet out while I was angled the other way. Read More

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“10-foot-ish kitchen ceiling” Photo by Emily Crockett

Yikes. Thanks to Emily for sharing her warning:

“Don’t. Don’t. DO NOT. Open a Sriracha bottle if the seal is bulging.

I’m told that this has happened to other folks in this area.

If you bought Sriracha from the Columbia Heights Giant a few weeks ago, DO NOT OPEN IT.

This is seriously messed up and not ok.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From WMATA:

“Metro is advising bus customers of the potential for major delays in the area of Gallery Place this afternoon due to road closures.

This morning Metro was advised by the DC Metropolitan Police Department of a previously unscheduled demonstration at the intersection of 7th and H streets NW (Gallery Place) this afternoon/evening that may draw large crowds, closing streets to vehicular traffic. According to MPD the following street closures are likely starting as early as 4 p.m.: Read More

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Foul, Foul, Foul!


Photo by Cleo Panda

Dude. Seriously?

Congratulations, you’ve made the metro riders hall of shame!! You lack an ounce of common courtesy. Well done.

Cleo writes, correctly:

“No! (shoe wearer settled in & happily shifted feet around, constantly touching the rider who attempted to move away for most of ride.)

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