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Being Social: the Weekend of 08.26.11

26 Aug
Alexandria restaurant weekis ending. Grab some fancy chow before the storm.

(via Lauren PM)
Friday
Yep.  Another Michael Jackson Birthday celebration.  This one will be at the 9:30 club, and admission is $15. (via WaPo)
Saturday
OMGOMG it’s Ren Faire season! From this weekend, lasting three months, every weekend there will be Renaissance awesome!  Drink mead, watch jousting and tease wenches mercilessly at the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Annapolis, Maryland.  Never mind that Hurricane Irene will be slamming them – this place is ‘open rain or shine’!
10am-6pm
Columbia Heights Day Festival/ DC State Fair will “celebrate Celebrate the vibrant character of Columbia Heights with live entertainment, vendors, kids activities and community organizations.” (via WaPo)
1-5pm
The DC Anime Club is hosting “Cosplay day” at the Freer Gallery of Art – Smithsonian Institution. (via WaPo)
If you’re gonna be wet anyways, why not go to the International Bikini Team Contest at Broadland Sports Br & Grill in Ashburn. (via Metromix)
Sunday
10am-9pm
If you’re a Starcraft nerd, why not attend Public Tenley’s BarcraftDrink and cheer on MLG at the same time!
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Irene has also ruined the plansto dedicate the Martin Luther King Memorial and will likely cause many sports events and concerts to be postponed as well.  If youre in DC, Dont Panic.  Were likely only going to get tropical storm-force winds and rain.  And if youre with Pepco, you’re going to lose power.  Yet, its not the end of the world, and will likely be less jarring than the East Coast Quake.  Just mind the chainsaw-wielding Metro bus drivers.

 
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Metro is Close

8 Jun

Keep on #winning, Metro!

As I mentioned last month, Metro has been trying to make stuff for us denizens to buy and support the system.    Recently, I found another shop labelled as the DC Metro Store on the Metro website that is “Close for Renovations”.  Is the interim shop going away?  Or is this ‘close’ page just the old shop placeholder?  Either way, the Metro Gift shop I mentioned previously has been crashing.   Currently it looks like it works, and if that is the case, grab your Metro stuff now before they both turn back into fail.

Metro Opens…Shop?

23 May

...really? We'd wear this?

Oh, this has to be a joke.  The DC WMATA has renewed and re-opened their online gift shop which includes doozies such as this shirt boasting a laughable motto.
  • Safe? Not always.
  • Reliable?  Definitely not.
  • Effective?  When time to destination and cost aren’t an issue, sure they can have that one.
  • Mobile?  Really, WMATA?  You think that you need to state that a fleet of trains and busses are mobile?  They must be desperate.
I mean, I am a Metro commuter myself and I’m thankful I have rides to anywhere in the DC area.  I can’t handle the stress of driving the beltway, so the little stresses of the Metro system are quite acceptable to me.  But still.  That catchphrase is a pie- in-the-sky dream.  The gift shop really should have stuck to the basics, like travel coffee mugs (even though eating and drinking on WMATA is prohibited) or “writing instruments“, not putting a unfulfilled dream on a shirt or using the Metro logo to defile a Swiss watch.
Would you buy anything from here? Or is this just a good idea gone horribly wrong?