Call me cynical

I used to have a quote from former Mayor 4 Life Barry stuck on a post it of his response to questions posed on the Kojo N. show on WAMU. Can’t find it but I’ll do my best from memory…”Why do you all have to be so cynical?”
That came to mind when reading an announcement from the Truxton Circle Dispatch of our Ward Councilman Orange visiting the Windows Cafe in ANC 5C03. My cynical self 1st thought, if he weren’t running for mayor would we ever see him over on this side of North Cap? Second, can Windows fit all those people? Windows is tiny.
When I first came to the Truxton part of Shaw 4 years ago, Orange didn’t really seem acknowledge that this was in his Ward. I felt we were the red-headed stepchildren of Ward 5. In the past 2 years, he has made his presence better known in Truxton and possibly NW Eckington (I don’t know ya’ll in Bloomingdale tell me). However, I see it less as a public servant embracing an accidentally forgotten Truxton and more of a politician getting his mayoral run in order. I really wish he wasn’t running for mayor so I could better know where his motivations were coming from.


Last night we had a blackout. It was dark and hot. Oh so hot. Problem was I keep the house at about 80 degrees. I’m fine with 80. Not so fine with anything above 85. So I was rescued by Nathan and BL from my getting ever warmer heat trap of a home.
When the power went out I was in the kitchen and reached for the spot where my flashlight was supposed to be. Not there. I did have citronella candles still in the kitchen and lit those (matches seem not to move), just to get enough light to find the other flashlights stored in the house.
This morning the power was back on. According to one of my neighbors it came back sometime after midnight. According to the ice cream in the fridge, no serious damage had occurred.
It’s going to be hot again today. I’m going to see if I can get the house down to 78 degrees.