Not quite there yet

In the Washinton Post article they talk about businesses near the Convention Center that haven’t benifited yet from the Center. Part of the problem, I think, is that the are doesn’t look open for business. Even some open business don’t look open with the dirty windows and you can’t see the lights on. Despite the signs, nope, signs can be deceptive. As far as I know, you were open, but closed and never bothered to take down the sign. Also post hours, that’s my pet peeve, no posted hours.

Oh Joy

I was walking on S Street to the Shaw metro, not my usual route, but I had to drop something off at the Post Office on Florida, and saw them. Two wood art deco pieces of furniture, sitting on the sidewalk. I looked at them. They had all their drawers. One was a chest the other was a ….. about 3 ft tall, one drawer on top, a cabinet door… I debated about being late for work, getting a Flexcar and grabbing them and taking them home. I looked at my Palm for the time, I had missed the early train and I’d be 30-1hr late if I went to the R Street side for the car…. So I grabbed the little piece and dragged into the metro system.

It’s here with me at work. Getting it home might be a bitch. Getting it in the building and through security was a new one.

It is so cute. It has a glass door knob. It does have water damage on the top and sections of that wood will need replacing, the paint job is shot too.

But I’m happy.

Important Follow-up Session to Citizen Summit III


Please be reminded that a follow-up session to Citizen Summit II will

be held tomorrow, Tuesday, February 10, 2004, at Trinity College, 125

Michigan Avenue, N.E., O’Connor Auditorium. This sessions is for residents of

Ward Five. Mayor Anthony Williams is scheduled to be present to tell us

what he learned at Citizen Summit III, as well as to respond to any questions

that residents might have with respect to neighborhood priorities. The

doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the session is planned to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

One for Shaw – 2004-01-26 – Washington Business Journal

Too exciting for words if it were to come true.

They would be in my little 4 block world. Quick explaination, my 4 block world is what is immediately near my house, places I’m willing to venture out to when it is cold and dark. Having a big office, sorry UPO and Africa House don’t count, that would attract eateries beyond the greasy carryout become more of a possiblity when a bunch of offices come around. The negative is they attract people who don’t believe in leaving their cars.

State of the District

Today 7pm Lincoln Theatre, near Ben’s Chili Bowl

Mayor Anthony A. Williams will present the 2004 State of the District Address on Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at 7:00 PM at the Lincoln Theater, 1215 U Street, NW. Admission is free, and no tickets or reservations

are required. Doors open at 6:00 PM.

The theater is across the street from the Green Line METRO’s U Street/Cardozo/African American Civil War Memorial station’s 13th and U Streets entrance.

For more information, contact the Office of Community Outreach at 202-442-8150.

If you experience a power outage in the morning.


Please find below a message from Pepco’s Ted Trabue re. possible power


Jim Berry


“As you know the District of Columbia is expecting inclement weather tomorrow morning. In the event that the weather causes power outages please call our outage line 1(877) 737-2662. This is an automated line that can accept up to 100,000 calls per hour. Customer Service Representatives

can also be reached by calling this number. ”

Best Regards,

Ted Trabue, Pepco