Tag Archives: DC

Things I Regret Not Savoring During Unemployment

Parties in DC are the worst when you are unemployed.  You’ll be minding your own business, just trying to enjoy your fourth (or sixth—no judgments in the land of unemployment) Cape Cod, when some 22 year-old Hill staffer will come bounding up to you to asking, “So, Lindsay, what is it exactly you do?” You […]

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DC dating doesn’t have to disappoint

Not to throw a certain boyfriend under the metaphorical blogosphere bus, but I was recently subjected to a pretty shameful DC date. And by shameful, I actually mean oddly unsanitary—like “I need to hunt down the inventor of Purell hand-sanitizer and thank him by agreeing to birth his first born, NOW” unsanitary. Our dinner and […]

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Getting robbed sucks and other obvious news

Living in DC sometimes requires us to make sacrifices. And for me that sacrifice is sunlight and humanity—my life is largely spent living underground in a basement apartment. This arrangement allows me to save rent money and cultivate a fondness for other burrowing creatures (or as I like to think of them, allies). In this […]

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The Quest for the Perfect DC Gym

I like to start my New Year’s fitness resolutions around the beginning of February so that I can pretend to have been really committed by the time March rolls around. All the people that foolishly started their resolutions on January 1st are typically weeded out by this time, allowing me to feel a sense of […]

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The (non-)red light District: on creatively interpreting traffic laws while cycling

In a recent study that should surprise exactly no one, it was concluded that the vast majority of cyclists move illegally through red lights. In other news, the North Star is North, and puppies are adorable. The no-duh factor could be punctuated with a slap to the forehead. I would venture to guess that every […]

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Pass the Eggnog: Holiday fun in the DC area

I love the Christmas and Chanukah holiday season. (Or “Chrismukkah” as it was first dubbed by the life-changing FOX television show, The O.C.). The tree in my apartment has already been up since mid-November.  I’m also probably the only person under the age of 45 to ever order embroidered holiday stockings from Pottery Barn. And […]

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Complaints of a DC dog walker

There was a period in my young, Washington life that I had the distinct privilege of walking some very rich people’s dogs daily for cash. At the time I figured it was a great way to combine two things that I like doing: staving off obesity and being able to pay the rent on time. […]

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Historic DC places that don’t live up to their fame

Living in DC, it is easy to take for granted all of the city’s monuments and history. Some are famous and worthy of double-decker bus tours. Some are genuinely beautiful. But others just make you say, “huh.” The following are three local attractions that just don’t quite live up to all the hype: Mary E. […]

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U Street Flea Market

You know that moment in basically every 1980’s Brat Pack film when someone uncool walks into a party and the music comes suddenly screeching to a halt? Well, I had never truly appreciated the reality of that moment until my recent foray into bargain hunting at the U Street Flea Market, located on the corner […]

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A Girly Girl’s Guide to Bike Commuting

People are often a bit surprised when I tell them that I’ve taken up the habit of commuting nearly everywhere by bicycle. Their confusion is understandable – I have no history of practicality, athleticism, or being aware of my surroundings. In fact, the reasons that I waited so long to take a stab at cycling […]

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