August in the District

Today’s the last day of July, the last day of civilization in DC for a month. August’s hot, muggy, hazy, uncomfortable nastiness is upon us again. Congress is out of session, gone until the weather improves, or so the tradition says. Gone just in time for the Heat Wave of the Decade according to Capital Weather. My dashboard weather widget refuses to even put temperatures up for tomorrow and wednesday, instead just leaving the word “shitty” in anti-aliased serif text.

All the Pols have left. All the vacations happen now. The Hill is blissful quiet. Downtown even slows as the K St Lobby and Law firms empty their doors of everyone but the summer interns, all heading out of the district. But yet, we stay.

The dog days of summer are here.

5 Comments so far

  1. Jenn L (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 11:21 am

    “The last day of civilization” – LOVE it. What a great way to describe August here…

  2. wayan (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 11:40 am

    What better way to celebrate than a night of Party Scene Screen on the Green!

  3. Mik (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 12:04 pm

    What a way to celebrate by taking 66 home tonight – thank goodness the HOV restrictions will be lifted.

  4. Doug (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 1:38 pm

    No sooner did I post my own little message about the heatwave when guess what? My AC went out. Urgh. Can I go anywhere cool to escape my hothouse? Nope, I have to stay here and wait for the repair guy, “sometime today.”

  5. Danny (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 6:18 pm

    Excuse the ignorance, but why would the HOV restrictions be lifted on 66?

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