August in the District

Today’s the last day of July, the last day of civilization in DC for a month. August’s hot, muggy, hazy, uncomfortable nastiness is upon us again. Congress is out of session, gone until the weather improves, or so the tradition says. Gone just in time for the Heat Wave of the Decade according to Capital Weather. My dashboard weather widget refuses to even put temperatures up for tomorrow and wednesday, instead just leaving the word “shitty” in anti-aliased serif text.

All the Pols have left. All the vacations happen now. The Hill is blissful quiet. Downtown even slows as the K St Lobby and Law firms empty their doors of everyone but the summer interns, all heading out of the district. But yet, we stay.

The dog days of summer are here.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

I live and work in the District of Columbia. I write at We Love DC, a blog I helped start, I work at Technolutionary, a company I helped start, and I’m happy doing both. I enjoy watching baseball, cooking, and gardening. I grow a mean pepper, keep a clean scorebook, and wash the dishes when I’m done. Read Why I Love DC.

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