We Love Weekends: Aug 9-11

Tom: It’s Barbecue Weekend! We’ll be cooking out this weekend, so I’ll likely be spending my whole Saturday morning on errands and my whole Sunday cleaning up, but were I not so crazy busy, I’d be up at Merriweather for The Killers, who are my favorite band ever. Of course, Sunday, I’d be out trying to clear up my Amazon history before Jeff Bezos comes to DC, which means trying to replace a bunch of stuff I love. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Sunday starts Maryland’s annual back-to-school tax free weekend.

Joanna: I’m not in DC right now, but if I was I’d spend some time this weekend at the Arlington County Fair. I adore their design this year by my homegirl Carolyn Sewell. I hear T-shirts might be in the works. And who doesn’t love ingesting a whole funnel cake, riding a spinning nightmare, and then vomiting up that funnel cake, all for a few bucks? That’s summer! Oh, and I’d also head out to see Star & Micey – a fabulous Memphis folk band – at Hill Country BBQ. Cost is free.

Rebecca: I’ve been working from home a lot this week so I am REA-DY to get out and explore this weekend. To start I’ll be over at Churchkey Friday to celebrate the 3 Stars Brewery one year anniversary with the 3 Stars guys. After consuming a few of their tasty brews, I’ll likely check out who’s playing at the BlackCat and DC9 as I’m kind of in the mood to rock out. On Saturday’s I’ve been recently subbing in for a District Sports Co-Ed soccer team, so I hope that continues. That evening I’ll be at American Ice to wish a friend “Bon Voyage” before he heads off to Africa. Sunday I’ve been getting into the habit of hitting up the Dupont Farmers Market early and then spending my afternoons lounging in some green corner of DC. This weekend I’ll be checking out the lawn of the National Cathedral for some Sunday chillaxing.

Fedward: The Hawaiian menu is back at Hogo.  I’ve already had Loco Moco this week, but I still need a mix plate and some miso saimin, so that’s my Friday night. The Social Chair, for her part, will probably have more spam musubi. Saturday our new (vintage) dining room set and coffee table from Simon Vintage will be delivered, and then we’ll head off to the suburbs to look at new bathroom fixtures (one of the surprises of homeownership is what the previous owners were apparently willing to put up with). In the process we’ll miss Nationals Baseball Family Day at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, but considering the season maybe that’s for the best. Sunday we’ll have our usual brunch at the Passenger and then try to find a dark place in the country to watch the Perseids. Anybody have a dark place in the country they can loan us? And a car, so we can get there?

Don: All our plans are complicated by the fact that That Darned Baby [not pictured above] is at the (not-so)sweet spot where he can’t yet walk but wants to always be upright. You THINK 20lb isn’t so heavy till you spend half a day crouched over helping your sprog pretend it can stand on its own when in fact it would keel over like a drunken midget the second you let go. So right now we’re focused on things where other people who think this is charming will want to take a turn straining their lower back. Like, say, Tom’s aforementioned BBQ. If hell is other people then heaven is other people who want to play with your child while you take a minute to have an adult conversation. If the weather is better than promised then we may strap the little bugger into a stroller and go wander Theodore Roosevelt Island.

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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