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Washington, DC

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

I like turtles.


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Comment 24 May 2017

The Library is the only bar where I've been able to play 'ring of death', wherein you make a loop of straws and throw it at the bar like a parlor game. Whatever bottles the ring lands over, they mix up into a drink using those liquors. This was in 2005 or so, and they charged us 3.75 per drink, regardless of the outcome. We got Jack Daniels and Ouzo. It was not a good drink.

The Library forever remains the best bar. Just wonderful people there at Cricket's joint.

Comment 21 Jan 2016

Traffic and snow are great in the District. I'm excited as hell for this weekend. The storms in 2010 were some of the most fun I've had since I've been here – lived right by the Capitol and just careened around to neighborhood bars for a solid week.

Also of note: if you commute into the city from the hinterlands of Northern Virginia you deserve the traffic nightmare imo.

Comment 15 Dec 2015

Daughter (almost 2): [points at Wendy's bag] "Who's that?"

Me: "That's Wendy."

Daughter: [looks at chicken nugget, then back to bag} "Thank you, Wendy." [bites nugget]

Comment 29 Sep 2015

Better yet – make your own chile paste rather than using pre-ground powders. Pre-ground powders lose their flavor fast. Buy whole spices, toast, and then grind and use fresh. Worlds apart. This paste freezes in ice cube trays great and then you just pop a cube or two in with your meat.

Using fresh-dried (read: raisiny in texture) chiles is the best thing you can do for your tacos or chili recipes.

Comment 16 Sep 2015

Aw crap. I'm out of town this weekend. But have fun y'all.

Comment 16 Sep 2015

We've told ourselves that back in January we watched Rocky fight Apollo Creed and Ivan Drago, and now suddenly are disappointed when watching real boxing where 95% of the punches don't land.