Posted by Joke at 9:52 AM
Poppy Buxom posted at 12:04 PM, June 12, 2008
1. It takes a certain kind of person to be homeless in Boston, Chicago, or New York. Icy winters are hard enough to deal with when you sleep indoors.
2. I KNEW you were going to DC. How could you resist those bargain travel rates (DC is an armpit in the summer) and free musea?
3. Tarting up cities happens when cities are flush with revenue, and even then, mostly in the parts of the city visited by tourists. I'm sure one problem with DC is all those tax-free buildings bringing down their revenue base. If you think Chicago looks good now, just wait until Daley starts making us Olympics-worthy. I'm looking forward to another massive property tax hike to pay for the extra planters and iron gates.
Joke posted at 2:00 PM, June 12, 2008
Let the record show, Your Honor, that only the lovely and gracious Jujube knew we were heading to DC.
P.S. Even the sweltering time we had was infinitely better than doing the nature trip.
Sarah O. posted at 4:46 PM, June 12, 2008
DC such an odd town in so many ways. We lived in the Maryland burbs for 8 years and every single time we went into DC I felt like a tourist. I suppose that's because so many of the structures, museums and government agencies are so extremely iconic. Maybe also because DC's always crawling with gawking scout and student groups.
And the crumbling buildings? Don't hate me for opining, but it's just not politically correct to flaunt the town's wealth when you're bankrolling a war.
Major Bedhead posted at 10:42 PM, June 12, 2008
I think I could happily live in the stacks of the Library of Congress.
kim at allconsuming posted at 11:39 PM, June 12, 2008
This sounds most excellent indeed.
Except the heat.
alice posted at 3:52 AM, June 13, 2008
Yay and welcome back!
teachergirl posted at 7:49 AM, June 13, 2008
I miss the days when you could run up the steps and into the Capitol without so much as a second thought. When your 6th grade class would be invited to a welcoming ceremony for some prime minister of a foreign country and no one was concerned. When your mother joined the line in front of the White House because she might be missing the Christmas candlelight tour only to discover she was in the staff Christmas party queue. Do I love that place? Yes, yes I do. I run crazily through it every time I go back. I hope you enjoyed it, oppressive heat and all, while you were there
Stomper Girl posted at 8:38 AM, June 13, 2008
Tap shoes?? I just love that.
Caro posted at 2:14 PM, June 13, 2008
Thank you for more than a few belly laughs. The sweaty duct taped men and another trucker were two of my favorites.
Reading your post made me tired for you. You guys are active.