Ever Have…

…One of those days where you just loathe your city?

I used to really love this city. It was magical to me. Gosh, there’s the Capitol! And the White House! And the Washington Monument! And holy crap the Smithsonians! These days, though, the sight of the 14th St. Bridge is enough to make me swear like a sailor, and the mere mention of the cherry trees causes me to recoil with hatred for the tour busses that infect this city like roaches.

I need to get my DC Groove back. What gets you out of your DC funk?

8 Comments so far

  1. Stop_smell_the_Potomac (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2005 @ 8:33 pm

    I love looking over the Potomac towards the monuments from the GW Parkway when the weather is sunny, the grass is green and the reflection from the blue sky with the ray of the sun at dusk falling on the monuments, brightening their white marble and creating cool shadows.

    I love the fact that all kinds of activity happen in DC – whether good or bad – all the associations and non-profits that make good for their members and causes. Dignitaries, like Prince Charles, or celebrities like Nicole Kidman, can be spotted. DC is sometimes a mini NY but also a small town – how many degrees of separation are there btwn you and the guy/gal sitting next to you on the metro or at the bar?

    This city has truly evolved in the last 13 years I’ve been here – it’s finally got a baseball team… there’s gonna be a hockey/skating rink above a garage in Arlington… belly dancers at dinner to drag queen brunch… the city is totally walkable… there’s a freakin’ park right in the middle of it… from National Cathedral to all those beautiful places of worship up 16th Street to the Basilica and Catholic U.

    I love this town – even when federal buildings are evacuated for an abandoned gym bag. Where else can you get this sort of excitement?

    Five Guys – they can get me out my DC funk – Hamburger Mary’s – Burrito Nazi (used to hang out at Northwest corner of McPherson Sq next to CVS) – Amsterdam Falafel – Sushiko – Camelot – Good Guys – Capitol Lounge – Tracks – Panda-mania… lots of memories.

    Does this help?


  2. hlo (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2005 @ 3:22 am

    I leave town for a couple days at least every other week. Sometimes for work, sometimes by choice. The break from DC alone is always a good way of appreciating the city more when I return, but when the plane takes the northern approach down the Potomac as it approaches National, the view of the city always takes my breath away.


  3. hlo (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2005 @ 3:23 am

    I leave town for a couple days at least every other week. Sometimes for work, sometimes by choice. The break from DC alone is always a good way of appreciating the city more when I return, but when the plane takes the northern approach down the Potomac as it approaches National, the view of the city always takes my breath away.


  4. WFY (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2005 @ 5:52 am

    Try working in Tysons for a week, that would make you appreciate the District a whole lot.


  5. Stone (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2005 @ 9:02 am

    Move to Atlanta. That’s what I’m doing. I feel the same way too. DC is a shithole. Just move and get it over with!


  6. Lisa (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2005 @ 4:10 pm

    For you specifically? or for me?

    It’s not the city, it’s your job. Just like at Westlake


  7. darpino (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2005 @ 4:17 pm

    Every time I return to DC from AustinTX or NYC or New Jersey – I thank God I live here and not there.

    It’s the perfect DC reboot.


  8. Erin Myers (unregistered) on November 4th, 2005 @ 9:31 am

    2 words: fall. spring.



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