We Love Weekends: Aug 16-18

Fedward:  Now that we’ve got a dining room table, we’re ready to have guests Friday night, in the form of Don and his Darling Wife.  We might even break in our grill with some meat from Red Apron, although it’s equally likely we’ll just get some pizza from Moroni & Brothers.  Saturday morning we’ll visit Qualia Coffee for the District Doughnut popup and coffee pairing (“There’s an element of ridiculousness in everything that’s great,” says Finkelstein). After that we might try to shop for the bathroom fixtures we didn’t get to last week (thanks to a rescheduled delivery), and then we’re meeting friends for more rum and Hawaiian food at Hogo. Sunday the Social Chair has a book club brunch at B Too, and we’ll round the day off with our usual Passenger, uh, brunch. If having two brunches in one day is wrong, you and I have different ideas about right and wrong.

Rachel: It’s a music filled weekend for me. Friday night I’m checking out Tropicalia on U Street for the first time to see my friends Alex Vans & the Hideaway and Norman Rockwell rock out. Then Saturday I’m headed to Vienna, VA to see Ben Tufts and Friends at Jammin’ Java as part of the Craig Tufts Memorial Fundraiser. Sunday, I’ll be breaking my trumpet out of storage to sit-in and learn some new charts with Jason Mendelson’s band The Open Doors. I’m looking forward to learning some Metro Songs!

Patrick: This weekend starts with a movie at E-Street, right now I’m leaning towards Oscar hopefuls Fruitvale Station and The Butler. You know I love to Oscar Watch. The rest of the weekend will be spent out in Leesburg. Why would I make myself go out there? Running the Leesburg 5K. It should provide some scenic views as I sweat and struggle to run the short distance. Plus there’s cool stuff to do around there afterwards like Leesburg Corner or Costco. I think there’s a Wawa near there too.

Mosley: Raiders of the Lost Ark is playing at the AFI! Why, yes, I do enjoy reliving my childhood movie releases every summer; why do you ask? Besides an awesome movie, I’m hoping this amazing weather holds out for the weekend. If it does, I’m thinking of doing some photographing along the Mount Vernon Trail; I haven’t gone on a good photo walk in some time, so it’s badly needed.

Don: I’m hoping my weekend doesn’t involve sitting inside and gnashing my teeth out the window asking WHY IS IT RAINING NOW BUT WAS SO NICE DURING THE WEEK? If the weather cooperates I’ve maybe got Truckaroo Friday evening and I’ll spend a few minutes thinking that I wish Naked Girls Reading wasn’t on a Friday night in hell Adams Morgan. Saturday is sloth day and Sunday is, annoying soggy weather predictions permitting, a little BBQ time with some out of town visitors.

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.


2 thoughts on “We Love Weekends: Aug 16-18

  1. If you come by Qualia on Saturday for the doughnut pairing, I’m afraid you will be terribly disappointed at the lack of actual doughnuts.

  2. That’s what I get for writing before I’ve had my coffee. The doughnut pairing is, in fact, on Sunday. Doughnuts go with two-brunch days, right?