1. How is it only Tuesday night? 

    NYC was a perfect breath of oxygen. A solid handful of friends, various bars at all hours, a big themed supper club I was able to attend, etc. This week back is busy and a rude awakening by comparison though. I think this coming weekend I’ll be camping in a Maryland tree house, at least. And tomorrow should be a blur, given the Senate oversight hearing of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal first thing in the morning. 

     
  2. I visited three or so potential places to live in the last couple days and have three—yes, three—other visits all scheduled for tomorrow night. The latest prospect from tonight is living with two women in their earlier 20s in Adams Morgan. They seemed pretty down when talking to them earlier. Downside: owning a car there, coin-operated laundry, no dishwasher. But lots of pros. 

    Oh well. Escaping to Brooklyn Thursday night for the weekend, in any case. 

     
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    Ignoring the rain and making an inaugural visit to Pica Taco

    Ignoring the rain and making an inaugural visit to Pica Taco

     
  4. D.C. is one rainy mess. Somehow I think I’m still forcing myself out into it later, first for an oil change (hopefully) and then later to grab some barbecue and see Nymphomaniac. Drinks will happen somewhere in there. 

    Just booked tickets to NYC for the first weekend of April. So easy, super necessary. 

     
  5. 22:01 27th Mar 2014

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    Tags: Washington DCwine

    huffposttaste:

Guess which area of the U.S. drinks the most wine?

This just makes me want to go buy wine or go to a winery or for it to be actual spring so I could go to a winery.

    huffposttaste:

    Guess which area of the U.S. drinks the most wine?

    This just makes me want to go buy wine or go to a winery or for it to be actual spring so I could go to a winery.

     
  6. So it looks like the housing race has begun. I told my landlord roommate earlier this week (after multiple drinks and rounds of shots out beforehand) that given his impending wedding, I should probably be moving out—by around May 1, it’s looking like, though I have some days to decide one way or the other. Ugh…but maybe awesome? 

    Wild to imagine moving out of this Petworth house though. I’ve lived here about three years now, with a variety of roommates. This is one lived-in large sunny space I’ve put together. This spot lasted through two more serious, longer-term relationships in addition to single times, for a while last year and again now this year. It’s lasted through all three of my jobs in D.C. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little sad at leaving, despite being beyond ready for a change. 

     
  7. Not entirely sure what this “rain/snow” category is but it sounds wretched. Thank god I’ll be hidden away on Capitol Hill all day for a markup in the morning and then a hearing in the afternoon. I’ve been trying to pioneer the revival of work trivia for tomorrow night, but I’m getting worried about this weather… 

    Not entirely sure what this “rain/snow” category is but it sounds wretched. Thank god I’ll be hidden away on Capitol Hill all day for a markup in the morning and then a hearing in the afternoon. I’ve been trying to pioneer the revival of work trivia for tomorrow night, but I’m getting worried about this weather… 

     
  8. Some of these bars make me want to move to Shaw. Should I? Maybe…

    In any case, I should probably be spending my time in all ten of these DC spots, especially with the weather lately. Right Proper probably tops the list of places I want to go but haven’t yet. I still remember all the coverage in the Washington City Paper before it opened. 

     
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    rollcallnewspaper:

1990’s 10 Hunks of the Hill, brought to you by Roll Call. #tbt

I saw John Kerry walking around Rayburn the other week—that head of hair is even more impressive in person. Great line: “…according to one former flame, dates with him often start at midnight, but they’re worth it.”

    rollcallnewspaper:

    1990’s 10 Hunks of the Hill, brought to you by Roll Call. #tbt

    I saw John Kerry walking around Rayburn the other week—that head of hair is even more impressive in person. Great line: “…according to one former flame, dates with him often start at midnight, but they’re worth it.”

     
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    Really? I was just about to text someone about grabbing a patio beer at a local bar. 

    Really? I was just about to text someone about grabbing a patio beer at a local bar.