Tag Archives: getting drunk

What your favorite DC bar says about you

Do you guys know that feeling when the weather first gets really nice, and you get distracted and have no motivation? Um, that is totally not happening with this blog. Because here is a seriously thought-out post that was not written hastily this afternoon, and is instead backed up by meticulous research in strictest accordance […]

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Taste of DC’s throw back to prohibition

There are few things in life as satisfying as a delicious meal and ice-cold margarita. And before attending this weekend’s Taste of DC I would have doubted anyone over the age of 21 seriously disagreed. But clearly someone organizing the event wants us to all go back to the days of brewing moonshine in the […]

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On the eve of my 25th birthday, some habits I ought to break

I cashed in a one-day free trial coupon to accompany Mike to the Washington Sports Club the other day for a brief, but respectable workout (the resonant effects of which I am a bit surprised not to feel ripping across my deep tissues.) While wrapping up my elliptical session, an LCD screen advertisement caught my […]

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Hurricane Irene: A Survivor’s Testimony

As a (heretofore) lifelong Chicagoan, I haven’t had to contend with much in the way of natural disasters. Sure, we get a few tornadoes, furious winters, and what I am led to believe are nearly universally horrific sports seasons, but we are generally shielded from catastrophe. I’ve never experienced an earthquake, a mudslide, a significant […]

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DC Guys: Buy the Girl a Drink, already!

Going out on a Saturday night as a woman in DC can often feel like a tricky mission involving high-heeled maneuvers and full-body blocking. Lines swell around every busy bartender, making the simple act of ordering a vodka cranberry sometimes seem worthy of an Alias plot line. But that’s not to say good times aren’t […]

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Gilt City DC needs to get a hold of itself.

Until yesterday, I have only used Gilt – a short-term sale site for apparel and travel – to impulse buy clothing at steep discounts (my most recent purchase? A pair of Cynthia Rowley studded tights.) Apparently desperate to piggyback on the success of local services like Groupon and Living Social, Gilt has now introduced Gilt […]

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Launch party at Shaw’s happened, was stellar

A warm, enthusiastic, giddy and colossal THANK YOU to each and every person who came to our launch party last night. Shaw’s Tavern went above and beyond the call of duty, and we were so excited that they were so accommodating of our lil’ event that they held their soft opening in conjunction with it. […]

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Well-played, DC

The last thing I’d want you to think about me, as the co-writer of a DC-based blog, is that I am some surly Midwestern grouch with an appetite for nothing but whining. When I am not bitching about bars with no chairs or inappropriate things to sprinkle on comfort food, I manage to find things […]

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Jazz isn’t just for old people anymore

I first started really listening to jazz music about three years ago. I’d like to pretend my sudden interest was due to my ever-maturing musical preferences, but much like my punk rock phase in high school, it was all in the name of impressing a boy. Sorry, moms and dads out there, this isn’t a […]

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And on the 7th day God decided to…enjoy a Drag Brunch

Sundays in Washington seem to be a popular time for happy families to rollerblade haphazardly around the national mall, or to incessantly tap on the window protecting Mei Xiang, the frightened panda at the Smithsonian zoo. However, if you are the type of person who is not yet intimately acquainted with the Wiggles, you should: […]

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