Saturday, December 12, 2009

View from the debates at NCS

This is the view of Washington National Cathedral from the all-girls
National Cathedral School, where this week-end's middle school and
high school debates are taking place among DC's private and public

A total of 85 teams were fielded, which speaks highly of DC's ability
to educate people capable of arguing at least two sides of an issue.
These kids deserve to be recognized for working so hard to prepare for
this day, then spending their Saturday, from 8:30 to 4:30 in a
draining mental competition.

So from Hambric's Curve I extend a hearty "Well Done!"

Monday, December 07, 2009

Seriously, No Smoking

I don't know if you can read it, but the sign says there is a $250
cleaning fee for smoking in this room. Man, New York has changed...,
for the better. I was at the Waldorf across the street last month, and
though the room was better, it smelled faintly of stale cigarette,
which I couldn't stand even when I was a smoker!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Georgetown MSB

The view from the Hariri building, the new home of Georgetown's
business school, during last night's holiday party, complete with
falling snow.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Community Forklift

Visited Community Forklift for the first of what I expect to be many
times. Fabulous

Mad Coping Skillz on Display

Friday, July 17, 2009

Falun Gong on the March

Parade permits were issued, obvs.

Falun Gong Bringing da Peace and a Truck to DC

On my way into work this AM, noticed a huge-assed crowed of Falun Gong
on The Mall doing their thing, for which I do not begrudge them. It
was just a surprise for me - I'm used to seeing them in the little
park across from the Embassy of China in Kalorama. And in much smaller

So this afternoon on my run, coming down 7th from Chinatown, I get to
Constitution (or is it Pennsylvania? No, that's totally Pennsylvania
Ave.) and there they were, marching in a parade!

I don't think they like China's communist overlords.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Awesome Wolf Bust

While checking out the 'bargains' at AJ Wright, what should catch my
eye but this most righteous wolf sculpture. If only it were larger and
came with a t-shirt with the same image, I'd totes have to drop the
$12.99 needed to take this Awesome Wolf iconography home and display
it in a prominent place in the lair.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

First the Kabobs, then the Hot Dogs

The 4th of July cook out is officially under way at Hambric's Curve.

Hope all H's Curve readers (both of you) have as wonderful a 4th as
we're having here in DC.

The White House on todays run

Happy 4th of July!!!