We Love Weekends – May 9-11

Don: As it stands there’s some potential rain but I’m just going to try for some optimism and assume it’ll miss us. That means getting my Bond on over at the Union Market drive-in Friday night. Goldfinger won the three-way-vote because duh, Odd Job. Any other outcome would have been shocking. The man who throws a hat was a shoe-in. Saturday is the annual Walk for the Animals in Arlington, a charity to benefit the Arlington Animal Welfare League. You can make donations at their main page or via my pledge page here  which has the advantage of an adorable picture of my dog. Sunday is Mother’s Day, which means making arrangements to take out my Darling Wife. That Darned Toddler’s restaurant reservation skills blow and the deadbeat NEVER picks up a check. Well, he does sometimes, but then he throws it over on the floor and I have to pick it up AND pick it up… oh never mind. Before or after we’ll drop into the Passenger for brunch to commemorate our friend Clare’s last shift working there. Maybe we’ll take another picture of the boy with those crazy big bottles to compare to the one above from last year.

Tom: It’s Mother’s Day Weekend! That means avoiding every single crazy brunch place, because apparently everyone thinks that’s a thing still. We’ll be out at the National Arboretum taking in the sights with the Azaleas all in bloom. Before that, though, is the Great Brookland Yard Sale with 60-odd yard sales in the Brookland neighborhood. Sunday, it’s off to Ikea for meatballs and baby toys, and then home to plant the other part of my garden bed. Happy Spring!

Fedward:  Friday we’re meeting some sort-of-out-of-town (it’s complicated) friends for drinks. Since we’ve taken them to the Passenger (whose closing is now officially delayed) a few times already I think that means we have to take them to the Partisan this time around.  Bonus: all the meat. Saturday means a trip to the Petworth Community Market to stock up, and then we’ll Celebrate Petworth before returning home to grill the stuff we bought at the market. Sunday is Mothers’ Day so we’ll call our moms before we head to the Passenger for our friend Clare’s last shift. Being at a bar from open to close is OK under those circumstances, right?

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Rachel: It looks like the sun is back so I plan to savor it. I’ll likely take a walk in search of some iced coffee on Saturday and live a life of leisure before heading to Republic to see Don Kim + Friends perform that night. Otherwise, it’ll be a much needed quiet weekend since my mom lives all the way in Chicago. But, if anyone wants to adopt a full-grown child on Sunday for some Mother’s Day brunch action, I’m currently fielding offers. The rest of the weekend will be spent deciding what my next weekly YouTube video will be: a new original song, a song from my upcoming EP, an older song from “the vault,” or a cover. Ah, ’tis the life and times of an independent singer-songwriter.

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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