We Love Weekends – Aug 17 to 19

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Run Teddy!
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It’s the weekend and we couldn’t be happier. Well, if someone cancels Monday, maybe, but for the moment we’ll take em as we get them. That means baseball, booze, and indulging my silly sense of humor about tv character names.

You’ll get it or you won’t. I ain’t claiming it’s genius; I’m just tried of running the came Comet Ping Pong picture over and over again. Take some others and put em in the WLDC Flickr pool, wouldja?

Mosley: Movies and baseball are my plans this weekend. Saturday night is the 500th President’s Race at Nationals Park…oh yeah, and the Nationals are playing the Mets (guess it’s a side show or something). I’m either going to see Teddy’s 500th defeat or his first win, so it should be a banner evening. On the movie front, there are two possibilities at E Street to see a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Yeah. And then on Sunday, at the AFI in Silver Spring, is the great Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service; I’m always a sucker for the underrated movie in a long running franchise.

Photo courtesy of Don Whiteside
courtesy of Don Whiteside

Alexia: What else, but a weekend of rock? Friday night heading to Black Cat for a sweet night of indie-rock with Lorelei (their album release party), Deathfix and Sun Wolf! So stoked! Saturday night heading to Comet Ping Pong to see the shoegazer-tinged stylings of Silo Halo, Motion Lines, and Deep Time, and shake it to the soul DJ delights of DJ Names Names (Ian Svenonius). Yeah!

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Brandon Skall
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Tom: Let me entertain you! Actually let me entertain our out of town guest by doing a sweet beer tour of DC. We’re first up at DC Brau on Saturday at midday, sampling some good food and beer, and then touring over to Chocolate City Brewing before we head over to Meridian Pint for more beers. Safe to say I need to get my work in on the trails ahead of that! Sunday I’ll be heading out into the country in search of the best sweet corn and the last beautiful fresh peaches of the long hot summer.

Photo courtesy of MudflapDC
courtesy of MudflapDC

Nicole: I can’t comprehend how any child of the ’90s could miss the Third Eye Blind concert following Saturday’s Nationals-Mets game, so needless to say, I will be there. I also plan to spend a sizable amount of time this weekend doing the following really cool things that probably will not get my update published on WLDC: helping my friend move into a new apartment in the hopes of earning free pizza, doing an embarrassing amount of planning for my upcoming fantasy football drafts, reading Simon Rich’s Elliot Allagash and Steven Johnson’s The Ghost Map, and listening to the amazing new Pandora station I created based on the Faith Hill-Tim McGraw duet “I Need You” until my roommates beg me to stop.

Photo courtesy of Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie

courtesy of Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie

Don: Like Tom, we have an out-of-town guest to show around this weekend. We may go a little farther afield, though, and head to the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard. They’re having a dog-focused event, and we either integrate our boy into our weekend plans or we’re only out of the house in four-hour increments. So booze and leash it is… presuming the weather cooperates. Beyond that it’s likely the usual monuments and museums, though it’s always possible we’ll take a few moments to finally catch the Batman movie in IMAX while we’re there…

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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