We Love Weekends: Sep 28 – 30

Rebecca: Friday I’m headed to Penn Social to drink some fine brews, play skee ball, billiards, shuffle board, foosball and shoot some virtual big game via Big Buck Hunter. You know it!!! Saturday I’m checking out the Green Festival at the Convention Center. I’m particularly looking forward to DIY workshops like: Vertical Gardening Demonstration and Bike Maintenance101. Sunday I’m finally catching the George Bellows exhibition at the National Gallery of Art.

Carl: I have a meeting Saturday morning at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria. If you have never been there, it is definitely worth a tour. They take you all the way to the top and on a clear day, as Saturday is looking like it might be, you can see quite far. Saturday and Sunday will be spent working and putting together some promotional materials for my book that was just published about living in Buddhist temples in Thailand. Also beer. I need to get back on the homebrew writing horse again. I wonder what such an animal would look like.

Tom: This weekend is about enjoying all that Fall has to offer, and about celebrating the history of my neighborhood! Brookland turns 125 this weekend, and our neighborhood is celebrating with a grand parade up 12th Street on Saturday morning between Franklin and Michigan Avenue, and then having a community picnic lunch (food provided!) in the park at Turkey Thicket. It’s not every day your neighborhood celebrates its quasquicentennial. Count me in for another good long bike ride on Sunday, with the weather permitting.

Fedward: Wedding? What wedding? Oh, the one two weeks from Sunday? When we’re not trying to solve our cake problems and figure out our rehearsal dinner, the Social Chair and I will distract ourselves with some theatre, namely the opening night of Forum Theatre’s Holly Down in Heaven and the closing weekend of Round House’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. And we’ll enjoy one of our last brunches as a non-married couple at the Passenger. Aside from that, it’s 22 days to Puerto Rico!

Joanna: I’ve been wrestling with what to do this weekend, so obviously I have to start at Woolly Mammoth’s wrestle-heavy The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety. I’m also excited to head with the throngs to Opera in the Outfield on Saturday night. During the days, the husband and I plan to take the dog to Rock Creek Park for a little early fall wading; and we’ll be cooking and storing up soup for the winter, so hearty recipes welcome. To find the energy for all of that, I’ll probably head over to the Turkish Festival on Sunday for some serious coffee.

Don: With the weather as beautiful as it’s slated to be – small rainstorms be damned – my goal is to spend as much time outdoors as I can manage. The usual destination for us is Roosevelt Island but we’ve recently enjoyed some of the paths off the GW Parkway south of the airport. Perhaps Rock Creek – we’ve never taken the pup 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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