Running Just as Fast as I Can The Pictures Are All I Can Feel Our writer, a runner, was skipping Friday night parties to get up early and wait for “the cap gun to signal the start of the 10K.” But there’s a car accident. This is a new blog, and this inspiring post is about the journey since that accident. An outstanding read.
I can still picture in my mind the woman’s face as she obliviously talked on the phone, unaware that she was driving her car straight into mine. It was silent all around. I was powerless, unable to move my car out of the way. Her car moved in what felt like slow motion, but what I later learned was more like 65 mph….
Saving the Greenspace In Shaw Neighborhood opposition over a plan to replace a New York Avenue playground with townhouses is reported by this writer. A neighborhood meeting draws a diverse crowd.
The crowd was mixed. White and black. Seniors to elementary kids. Based on the crowd no one can say this was solely a rich vs poor issue. As much as folks in the planning office or where ever want to say it is about income, the community showed that it isn’t.
I’m the best thing that ever happened to you. Then why is he with someone else? Girls all say this as a defense mechanism when they get hurt, hoping the guy will change his mind. Women should walk away proudly from a failed relationship and accept that, for whatever reason, it wasn’t the best love match. The most confident women don’t have to say things like this.
Doin’ It in the District DCist DCist, which does an excellent job keeping the city informed about the interesting, unusual and overlooked, has a report about an upcoming screening of filmmaker Richard Chu’s DC Crossing at the Warehouse Theater. The DCist writer on the job, Sam Biddle, gives this report a deliciously readable start.
Our city, splendid and powerful as it may be, is certainly not very sexy. While DC is infused with a vibrance and energy that other cities may lack, the sights, smells and sounds of a newly opened Pottery Barn, sprung forth from the rubble of a block of Southeast row houses do not provide quite the same sensory scintillation as, say, a South Beach mambo, or a West Village table for two.
Nosiness pays off Her Ladyship Her Ladyship dispenses with her iPod so she can, once again, hear the world. A report from the frontlines of eavesdropping. It starts this way:
I love my iPod, truly I do. I travel with it and its little charger all the time just so I don’t ever have to be without music. (Although don’t get me started on its so-called “shuffle” function. I have over 1200 songs and you have to play three in a row off of the same album? For shame!) But sometimes, it’s good to unplug and listen to what’s going on around you.
Home is where … what? And the City New blog by a “former writer for a Society and Social Events Website” who “finds a new place to hang his hat and write about personal relationships, women, friends and the scene we all live in the DC Metro area.” In this post, he wonders just where home is.
I got off a plane last night and the first thing I thought of was that it was great to be home. Had I ever thought of a place I lived as home? I realized that I never really thought about where home was, what my home was, or what home meant to me. I have parents that live hundreds of miles away from any house I grew up in, grandparents that have retired far from the houses we visited during the summers and holidays, and I’ve moved over 25 times in 20 locations.
2at1ce (cleverly named blog by a mother of three including a set of twins) is marking Our Aluminum/Tin Anniversary. An illustrated history that’s definitely worth the click. DC Pussycat Doll turns 23 and discovers it “wasn’t as bad as I feared.” There’s a party with friends, with photos. Nice pictures from the pool on Gwadzilla here and here. The Chutry Experiment reports that On Thursday, Sept. 22, The National Archives Experience will be sponsoring a panel on blogging and journalism entitled “Blogging: Free Press for All or Free-for-All?” The Trinidad Ivy City Community Garden Club will host a treebox planting this Saturday, reports Frozen Tropics. Photo.