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Zoolights!

if you haven’t been yet, there’s still time to see the Zoolights at the National Zoo. it is another one of the awesome free things to do in DC that comes around every holiday season. you can read more about it here. it is over at the end of the month, so find a nice […]

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On the Road Again

So I missed my transfer at metro center today, and while waiting on the platform and backtracking, I thought of a little metro song. I don’t know why, but Willie Nelson’s On the Road Again popped into my head. for those of you who don’t know it, here it is for your listening pleasure: but […]

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Your Tax Dollars at Work

Government workers (aka “govvies”) get a bad reputation for many many things. Based on this article, government workers are getting paid on average of 20% less than those in the private sector. Another article suggests a more in-depth review that government works are overpaid in certain pay areas, but underpaid in others. I find the […]

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Breakin’ Rules: Jazz in the Garden

After reading this post from the DCist, I had to add to it. It says very explicitly that outside alcohol is not permitted at Jazz in the Garden friday nights in the Sculpture garden in DC. Some say it’s because they want to sell you their overpriced alcohol and make a killing. Others will say […]

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Cherry Blossoms

one thing we have an abundance of in DC is cherry blossoms. 3020 to be exact. we have a cherry blossom festival that commemorates the donation from Japan. once a year, you can join the thousands of people that come see the cherry blossoms in peak bloom. this year, due to impending rain, the peak […]

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Metro Solutions: Current and Proposed

There have been a lot of talk recently about WMATA proposing cuts in weekend late night service. As reported by Greater Greater Washington and Beyond DC, and Unsuck, there is significant debate over the proposal. In short, Metro would cut subway service at midnight on friday and saturday nights.

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Blind Leaders – Dick Sarles

I think the disparity between organization leaders and the consumers that use the organization services could not be more apparent than with the WMATA. Here is my take on urban, public transportation: – it should be affordable for most people (not including those who are high-earners) – it should have a large enough network to […]

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Metro Fare – How Does it Compare?

It is no surprise that Metro is still in the red. Funding is still a huge problem and it doesn’t look like we subway commuters are going to get any reprieve anytime this year. It seems after reading commentary after commentary on the upcoming WMATA fare hikes, that they all revolve around Metro not having […]

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Surprise Proposal – Sarah and Jarrett

Just when I thought wedding season was winding down, I get a call from my friend Jarrett about keeping a certain saturday free. He wanted me to be a part of the distraction team in order to surprise his girlfriend with a proposal. This wasn’t the first time I’d been a part of a surprise […]

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Interview with DateLab

So after having been on Date Lab and gone through their interview about my date, I arranged with the editors to have an interview with one of them to talk about the behind-the-scenes of Date Lab. I got to speak with Amanda McGrath, editor of Date Lab for the past one and a half years […]

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