Thursday, August 4, 2011 1:41:50 PM
Since OneCup was closed today, the editor walked down to the other place by the Tenth Street Park, the long way, to get the WaPo. That is, he walked down Ninth then over on L. At the corner of Ninth and L, in front of the old Central Lock, he saw a young guy, cargo shorts, those work boots that say "I do real work just not cement finishing", civil engineer look, folded blue prints in hand with a tape measure, the 25 foot Stanley kind. So the editor says "How soon do they start construction"? Turns out, or at least the cover story is that he's just surveying the block to see how much has changed since last it was measured by whomever.
So it sounds like something is happening someday.
The editor had to go downtown by 6:30am yesterday morning for a medical procedure. Don't ask, it's a family blog. Just figure that that since this blog is being posted the editor survived.
He called Yellow Cab. 10 ringy-dingies and a message. Walked outdoors to the corner of Ninth and M. No cabs. The editor was under the false impression that this place had "gentrified". Tried Yellow again. Just a message about would the editor like to wait a small eternity. The editor gave up. Walked toward Logan Circle, figuring there might be cabs there. Saw a cab driving down Eleventh, and made it on time.
The editor asked the cabbie which was better for business, Ninth or Eleventh. No hesitation: Eleventh. So the next time he has to catch a cab at 6:00 in the morning, say in five years, it's Eleventh from the gitgo.
Monday, August 1, 2011 2:27:51 PM
The previous post touched upon, shall we say, class distinctions. Apparently which browser you choose is almost like the color of your t-shirt. This
article in PC Magazine concerns the correlation of the IQs of people and the browsers they use.
The editor notes that he has used Opera for many, many years, with only an occasional dip into FireFox for a recalcitrant web page. He didn't know the web gods were guiding him, but he thanks them for their confidence.
Monday, August 1, 2011 2:20:29 PM
Mari has a post here
on the purple tide that just swept through. They (the Omega Phi Psi fraternity) were also out on the west side of the Convention Center in droves. And driving downtown. When you noticed a purple shirt on a K Street sidewalk, there would be a honk and wave from an SUV on your left, even in Clarendon.
The editor checked with a neighbor. The editor asked, tongue in cheek, where his purple t-shirt was. He smiled and said he was a Kappa. (His license plate holder does, too.) The editor admitted to being unsurprised, as the neighbor was a bit tall and thin to fit the group. He grinned and added something else. The editor commented that he had seen Jim Vance cover the story on channel 4 news. He said that Vance was a Kappa and hid his disdain fairly well. The neighbor knows Jim Vance personally and understood.Update
Had a short conversation with a waiter at a local watering hole where the Omega's ate and drank a lot.
They don't tip. Not badly. Not meagerly. Just don't.