Weekend things


My big plans are to do something with my hair, it's so dry, I'm gonna spend a lot of quality time with conditioner. Maybe help some neighbors move. Maybe do some canning.

But there are other things going on out there-

View image Boxing- This Saturday, the Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative PRO Urban
Youth Program, with Councilman Jim Grahams Office and Capitol City Champs will
host an Amateur Boxing Tournament. There will be food, fun, games, music and special guests. The event is from 12:00 - 6:00pm and will provide entertainment for people of all ages. Most of all it is free! 
Meyer Elementary School Field
2501 11th st NW
Washington, DC 20009
PRO Urban Youth is happy to announce this year we worked with over 1000 students during the summer in 21 different worksites. PRO Urban Youth provides positive resources and opportunities to youth ages 14 - 21 and was made possible through funding from Councilman Jim Grahams Office, the Office of Latino Affairs and the Department of Employment Services.

and on another weekend a garage sale in Mt. Vernon Square (see Garage_Sale.pdf)


off topic.... Ah, nothing like your local friendly alcohol peddler.... This morning, I bought two bottles of grappa of a group of six, that were behind the counter of Modern Liquors..... out of public sight. I went into the store, looking for grappa and after being told they didn't have any, an old stash -supposedly a left over from the previous owner- materialized, complete with a serving tray. The clerk, very friendly, told me that he could sell them to me, at about 20 dollars a piece, because he didn't know much about grappa. I agreed, and purchased two. I liked it. I went back a few minutes ago.... to purchase some for a friend with the intention of buying the rest of the stash. The clerk, all smiles, told me that they were 1972 vintage bottles, and that "the owner" had changed his mind, and that he would be willing to part with them for SIXTY DOLLARS A PIECE. I said "no way"! I don't know what the real vintage is since no information was readily available. My wife said that Ornellaia (one of the best brands of the stuff) goes for 30 dollars a bottle, and suddenly the clerk was reluctantly willing to sell them for 40 dollars a piece. Is it the owner's mind or the clerk's mind? We won't be going back any time soon. They can have all their grappa.

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