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Burnside Farm – Holland in Virginia

A little known treat in Haymarket is the Burnside Farm Tulip Farm. There are tens of thousands of tulips planted in neat rows on this half-acre (-ish) farm. the rules are simple: $1 per stem and don’t trample the flowers. Keep up with them on facebook to find out when the peak time is for […]

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Ridiculousness at Work

I present you with the most ridiculous email I’ve received at work, and some quick tips on how not present yourself as an ass to your entire department. the staff at work received the following email (names have been replaced to maintain anonymity) written by one of our Clinical Specialist pharmacists. this is the email […]

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Is Mass Transit Eco-Friendly?

As part of my regular podcast routine, I got to the Freakonomics podcast and it was on one of my favorite topics: mass transit/public transportation. I’ve always thought intuitively that mass transit/public transportation is better for the environment. I never really thought about it aside from a cost standpoint (where the DC area subway system […]

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Teddy’s Last Outing

This is the first time I’ve been able to use my halloween costume again. After waiting for the DC to “thaw” from our super mild winter, baseball season is upon us and I was finally able to debut the Racing Teddy giant head at Nationals Stadium for a Nat’s game! as you may remember, it […]

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Polyface Farms Visit

if you’ve read the Omnivore’s Dilemma or watched Food, Inc, you already know about Polyface Farm. their unique farming methods are only underscored by farmer Joel Salatin, who runs Polyface (the farm of many faces).

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Artomatic 2012

in case you somehow missed the ads on the subway, radio, and local newspapers, Artomatic 2012 just concluded in Crystal City. I was remiss in writing about it – things just got so busy I barely mounted my display wall! but I was really happy about the planning this year. I made paper cutouts for […]

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I didn’t read any of the Harry Potters. I shudder at the thought of picking up a stephanie meyer’s book except to use as a wheel chock for when I need to change the oil in my car. I was, however, intrigued by the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. It is impossible to go […]

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The Map

I love free things. I love awesome things. Most of all, I love things that are both awesome and free. this applies to things like national parks, the Smithsonian museums, green markets, and the Express crossword. Recently, my cousin from NYC was able to get a hold of a subway map that is both these […]

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Show Off Your Pink

This past fall, Boa Technologies partnered with the Boarding 4 Breast Cancer to help raise money and awareness for early breast cancer detection. They focus on youth awareness and active lifestyle promotion campaigns. This seemed like a very unique way to donate – I’ve already got a pink breast cancer shirt and a couple related […]

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Blog Mash-up

There are many blogs I try to keep up with. I like to read local ones, mostly because the places and events are more relevant. I had this idea to try to mash up two blog posts to make a more interesting and hopefully funny-to-read blog post. I figured I like mash-up songs, why not […]

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