We Love Weekends – Feb 1 – 3

Fedward: For our first mutual weekend off since approximately Thanksgiving, the Social Chair and I are getting by with a little help from our friends.  Friday night we’re helping one friend celebrate her birthday at Larry’s Lounge (people change; Larry’s never does).  Saturday we’re helping another friend clear out an overstock of beer, and since I have recently discovered that beer and I don’t get along, he’s a good enough friend he’s going to let me drink his whisky instead.  Sunday we’re going to a kickoff lunch for the upcoming Puppet Standup (produced in part by Your Mom), then the opening of The Sweary-Word With the Hat at Studio Theatre, and ending with Jenn’s birthday celebration at (where else) the Passenger.  No, not the fake one.

Rachel: I’ll be making my way to Iota on Friday night to support my friend and local rocker Alex Vans. He’s celebrating the release of his first LP and brand new music video so it should be a fun night. Alex is sharing the night’s billing with local-favorites The Weathervanes as well as Low Cut Connie. Then, fast-forward to Sunday, and I’ll hopefully be making the time to have a ukulele jam sesh with fellow We Love DC’er Tiff before celebrating one of our own’s birthday (**cough cough** Jenn, I’m talking about you **cough cough**). All in all, a good weekend. Though, I hear some big football game is going to be on as well? (I kid, I kid …  I know it’s Super Bowl weekend. Is it baseball season yet?)

Katie: Are you guys sick of hearing my weekend running plans yet? No? Okay then. I’m going to take a little trot around the National Mall (protip: it’s about 2 miles in length) with a friend and then we’re going to detox with tea at Teaism. I’m a big fan of the Lavender-Lemon-Mint tisane, it’s a perfect nightcap. Saturday I’m headed to see RENT at the ARC DC, and then I’m going to try and get my noodle fix at Toki Underground. I went to Momofuku in NYC a few weeks ago, and I think Toki wins in the ramen battle, even taking loyalty out of the equation. But I need to go back to Toki to confirm. TBD.

Tom: Super Bowl Sunday! My beloved 49ers are in New Orleans to battle the Ravens, so I’m on the look for where to watch the big game. Neighborhood bar (read: Boundary Stone)? Big sports bar (read: Pour House or Nellie’s)? Home with chili? Hard to say. After 43 miles in the California countryside on Wednesday (http://bits.tombridge.com/post/41896645796/ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-awesome-awesome-awesome), I think I get the weekend off from physical activity.

Patrick: I almost forgot it was Super Bowl weekend. Mostly because I’ve tried to forget about football ever since Baltimore put the hurt on my Patriots. Sunday I will be starting the day with brunch at Ted’s Bulletin followed by a trip to Studio Theater to review the edgiest named show in DC this year: The Motherfucker With The Hat. Also in Oscar Watch news, West End & E-Street Cinemas already have the Oscar Nominated Shorts and will start screening them in February, so I’ll probably fit that in this weekend too. What am I doing for the big game? I don’t know yet, but I will tell you I’ll be rooting for SF. Sorry B’more fans.

Don: Our plans are contingent on eventually emerging from the plague den that is currently our home and out into a not-too-soggy DC, but CWG seems to think it’ll be cold but clear on Saturday. Which sounds like a nice setting for a little outdoor walk, either on Roosevelt Island or perhaps another area along the Potomac. With Sunday turning grayer I think it’s a good day to watch my hometown teams faceplant themselves from the comfort of my sofa or a bar. Maybe they’ll surprise me…

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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