Hello All!

Well, Hello everybody, and namely those regular Metblog readers. I figured I’d slip in my “hello” under the radar of the “holidays” (and aren’t there so many of them) to all those dilligent readers who don’t have the local “use or loose” and are stuck at work this week.

As a slight introduction, I’ve been a DC area resident off and on since the early 1990s (enough to see the changes), and have firmly ensconced myself in the various roles of the area (single/married, non-profit/government/private-sector, scene-ster/old-guy) and have come to love all that was, is, and can be DC. I hope the folks here will tolerate the new/old blood. I’m not sure I’m the regular mold folks may be expecting, more of a lurker than a pontificator but definitely somebody who has something to say now and again.

I accept Tom’s and the rest of the DC Metroblog’s staff challenge to come up with those pithy three articles a week and hope my perspective on the area, it’s life, culture, and of course, politics, may be fun and entertaining. Glad to join the team, and hope to see you all in the “bitsphere” in the coming weeks.

For those of you who chose to click the “read more of ‘Hello All!”… the second half of the fold on the page will give you some background on where I’m coming from.

I’m a music and movie loving guy who’s employed (currently) helping our government make heads or tails of their computer security conumdrum. As with Tom, I’m a life-long (except for the early 80’s where I had a Commodore 64) Mac fanatic and technologist. I’m a fan of well brewed beers and good food and even better company with the food and beer. (I used to be in B’more… so DC has a lot to live up to! … or not)

I’ll probably skew my posts here towards the weird, bizzare, and odd in DC and around the web. It may seem like you may have “seen” something I’ve posted before, but hopefully may add a bit of perspective on what you’ve read. I’d love to see a thread of comments (reminds me of my days on USENET… before AOL had access) with some lively debate and chatter.

Once again, glad to join the “club” and provide you with yet another obscure voice on the sights, sounds and tastes of DC…

7 Comments so far

  1. Doug (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 8:23 pm

    Welcome aboard David!

  2. Max (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 8:49 pm

    Welcome, David! I look forward to hearing more on the obscure and the weird. You’re off to a good start by mentioning that you’re an Apple fan. Hissssss. :)

  3. David (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 9:08 pm

    Yeah, but I’m a photographer too, so it balances itself out… doesn’t it?


  4. Stacey (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 9:13 pm


    Didn’t Tom tell you and Paulo that the hazing rules are that each newbie has to publicly say something nice about each current author?

  5. David (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 9:29 pm

    Define “current”… some folks haven’t posted in a while… bad enough to have lurker readers… BUT authors?!

    Carl Weaver- I’lI wish you the best in your search of perfect parking

    Chris Peloso – you’re going to give me a run for weird posts

    Don Whiteside – nice hat

    Douglas Clifton – wow, web god

    Max Cook – cool photos… what’s your chosen camera?

    Michael Darpino – yes, Bilbo Baggins’ is a weird restaurant… wished the service was better

    Mik – there’s a Guiness, Harp or Newcastle around here for you…

    Mike Maguire – next time I ride my bike on the trail, I’ll have a horn

    Smouie Kablooie – if I was only as adept at the DC “scene” as you

    Stacey – good choice for best fictional DC resident

    Tiffany Baxendell Bridge – nice commentary

    Tom Bridge – thanks… a balancing force

    Wayan – you travel too much… but is that a compliment?

    WFY – somebody else wondering what happened to DC radio

    Where did everybody go from the last year? Hmmmmm?

  6. Stacey (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 10:17 pm

    Okay kids, the guy takes a challenge. We can like him.

  7. David (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 10:23 pm



    It was hard enough remembering the HTML code for bulleted lists!

    Cheers all…

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