We Love Weekends: Sep 20 – 22

WE’RE BAAAAACK! Weekends took a long weekend. Or four. Whatever. Here we are!

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Patrick: My weekend is all about Sunday. First it’s The Color Run at National Harbor. Later with The Butler at E-Street cinema. Because I’m going on a 5K Fun Run the #RageLikePho will be kept pretty quiet this weekend. Options I’m pondering for some peaceful quiet time includes Old Town Alexandria and my favorite coffee haunt: Northside Social.

Tom: This weekend, I’ll be rocking out with the folks at Virgin Mobile Freefest on Saturday, but I’ll be working the show, so there’s a lot to do this week before that day. Though I might want to be at the H Street Festival or maybe the National Red Bull Flugtag.  Sunday will be a load of recovery, including a trip to Clarendon for Brunch (Boulevard Woodgrill anyone?) followed by a ride up to the College Park Disc Golf course.  And then maybe some time off? We’ll see.

Rachel: If I’m feeling better than I have the rest of this week then I’m planning to head to the National Book Fair on Saturday and then, when I’m not gallivanting about the mall, I’ll be spending as much time as I can at Nationals Park before the final homestand of the regular season comes to a close. I can’t believe baseball season is starting to come to an end.

Rebecca: Recently I’ve made it a tradition for me to kidnap a friend from their Friday workload and whisk them off to the East Potomac Golf Course to hit the driving range, crush some beers and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather. If you don’t have clubs, don’t worry as the course will loan you some for FREE. Saturday morning I’ve got an early footie match, after which I’ll be headed to the Queen Vic to catch a traditional English Breakfast, a pint and the English Premiere League action. This will set me up perfectly for getting to the H Street Festival early and securing prime real estate for people watching. Sunday more early morning footie action follow by chillaxing.

Mosley: For the first time in a long while, I actually have stuff to do on a weekend! Saturday is being taken up by a big birthday in my family, but if the day were mine I’d either want to go to the National Red Bull Flugtag (it just looks like so much fun; quick try to get tickets here) or the H Street Festival. Sunday is just as packed. With it being the Fall Equinox, that means the sun will rise almost straight in the east, right over the Capitol Dome if you’re standing near the Iwo Jima Memorial. So sunrise photos it is! Beyond that I have a choice between a fascinating talk at the Leica DC Store by Keith Lane, a freelance photographer who has spent the last year covering Egypt, or going to the last Nationals home game. Decisions, decisions.

Don: I’m trying not to be bitter about the weather switching from “beautiful, too bad you’re stuck working” to “come on out, it’s raining!” But it does motivate us to do a little outside activity Friday while the sky is clear and the moon mostly full; maybe some picnicking at our go-to locations of Roosevelt Island or maybe Gravelly Point. With my mom and pilot father in town that certainly makes me lean towards a little plane-watching, though who knows whether the wind will cooperate (I’d rather watch takeoffs than landing, wouldn’t you?) and if That Darned Baby will be cool with the kerfuffle. Saturday and Sunday we may be confined to some indoor activities, depending, which may mean further enriching Home Depot while the free sitting service family is still here.

Jenn: I’m moving, surrounded by boxes and packing tape. After a year’s exile up in leafy Petworth, I’m heading back to Shaw. I couldn’t be more excited, but I will miss Qualia Coffee. I’m sure to hit them up every day, to get my usual fix of a fine micro-roast and a plate of bagel and lox to enjoy on the cheerful back patio. I’ll need all the caffeine I can get! Luckily it’s Turkish Cultural Heritage Month right now, so I can also shadow the Turkish Coffee truck. I’ll escape from packing to head to Tropicalia Saturday night to catch Turkish psychedelic band Moğollar. Another reprieve will be a battle of the sexes between Don and I as we see Shakespeare Theatre Company‘s Measure for Measure Sunday night for a dual review. Mostly, I’m looking forward to Monday night, when the moving’s done, and I’m sitting at the bar at Mockingbird Hill enjoying some fine sherry with dear friends, happy to be back in the neighborhood I’ve missed so much.

Fedward: I hope Don and the weathermen are lying about the rain, because I’ve been cooped up working overtime the past couple weeks, and I could really use more grill time.  Friday:  Suburbia is still a thing, right?  That seems about the right speed for me.  Saturday we’ll grab the Niecelets and head over to the Big Build at the National Building Museum (who doesn’t want to climb on cranes and tractors?) … or to the Soldiers’ Home for Family Day at Lincoln’s Cottage, featuring a petting zoo, Civil War re-enactors, and a chance to climb to the top of the Sherman Tower.  The rest of our weekend is spent at friends’ parties, one featuring pie  one featuring a rooftop cocktail potluck. And then we’ll finish up the weekend at the Passenger for a Corpse Reviver, and brace ourselves for another long week.

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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