that rocky mountain high

I've spent the past three days skiing in Colorado, which has been a super adventure: great snow, great people, and a welcome break from DC. I met up with friends on Friday morning at Copper Mountain. Between all of the ability levels, we had 22 people on hand to take…

go west, young man

My bags are packed, and I'm heading to Colorado for a little bit of skiing. Should be a good time, and a welcome respite from the lack of winter (or at least the lack of snow) here in DC. Besides, it'll be a good place to drown my sorrows after…

zip it

A quick note to the campaigns of Senators Clinton and Obama: Shut the fuck up already! Seriously, this mud slinging has got to stop now. Where's the talk about actual issues? About what your plans are for the things that are legitimately troubling the people and security of the United…

friday my:dc : signs

More my:dc photo blogging madness for the third week of January, 2008. This week, the topic is signs. They are everywhere around the District: parking signs, directional signs, advisory signs, commercial signs, government signs. And this signpost along the U Street corridor is one that's indicative of the number of…

take five…. randomly

A meme tagged to me by Jeff, delayed because.... well, just because. The rules: link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog. share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names…

luck at heathrow

I usually don't write about flight news, but I have to hand it to the pilots of British Airways flight 38, which crash landed short of the runway at Heathrow today. Nobody died, no serious injuries were incurred, and crews both on the aircraft and on the ground did a…

friday my:dc : snowy walks

Another week of my:dc photo blogging features this shot, taken walking across the Francis Scott Key Bridge from Rosslyn to Georgetown. The things I love about this shot are many. I love the serenity of it all, which belies the abject panic that tends to settle upon all greater DC…

a few random reflections

On recent political developments: Much as I'm not a supporter of Hillary Clinton's campaign, I'm pleased that the 2008 Democratic nomination is still a wide-open affair after the initial salvos in Iowa and New Hampshire. Seriously: two lily-white states with mostly rural populations should not be the primary vetting groups…

slow dancing

(It's a meme, don'cha know! Hat tip to Jenn.) Directions: 1. Put iTunes/Windows Media Player/whatever on shuffle. 2. For each question, press the "next" button to get your answer. 3. Write that song title down no matter how silly it sounds. 1. If someone says, "Is this okay?" what do…