Wednesday, October 31, 2007
1. 6 cabs just turned right from westbound M onto northbound Wisconsin. Several more waiting in queue as the light turned red.
Would a taxi strike ease a little congestion in the district? It could actually make traffic better.
2. Wouldn't a strike be more effective if it was from Halloween until a) the drivers got what they wanted b) they realized they wouldn't make enough money not driving and gave in?
3. This is from earlier... Can you call a VA/MD cab to pick you up in DC? Then the strike could be sort of moot on Halloween. Also - sober ride is operating 1 (800) 200-TAXI, so there is that option.
Oh well. I've been in two DC cabs over the past two days. The first one was from AMorg/Mt Pleasant to Rosslyn on my way home late Saturday night - $13.25 - It was a realistic price and I tipped up to $15. Even though the driver almost killed someone on Roosevelt Bridge. But he didn't. So I tipped him...
The second was from Rosslyn to the Kennedy Center to get to the ADL concert last night. (Yes, I know, did we really need to take a cab... Ehh.) Actually, more on that - it is $16 to park at Kennedy Center and we figured about equal to take 2 cabs, granted we caught their shuttle to metro on the way home. ::rambles:: The cab that picked us up in Rosslyn was a DC cab, which I'm pretty sure they're not supposed to do... Then he went the wrong way... Then the trip cost us $10. For about 2 miles. That man did not get tipped.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Uh yeah, and redskins fans should just be kind of embarrassed right now. Yikes. 52-0... Hang your head DC!
LATER TONIGHT: Sox Rox on Fox? The BoSox will be taking on the Rockies in game 4 of the World Series with a 3-0 lead. Get f-ing ready. I will be a little bummed should they win w/Youk not being played, but he got in last night so looking good Youk, looking good!
THIS MORNING: Ran around the city chasing a marathoner. Got text message alerts from the Marine Corps Marathon Web site. BAD IDEA!!! Somehow the alerts got fucked up after mile 22 alert & I got probably 100 of the same alerts in a row. When we came home I called the MCM number but they were closed, then I went on the site (active.com) that was sending the alerts and couldn't figure out how to turn contact anyone there. The MCM site also locks up on marathon day so you can only access the results section, you can't get to anything else. THEN I tried logging in to vtext.com, but I had apparently already registered & couldn't remember my password. So I called Verizon customer service, but they could only block all texts, and couldn't do it specifically, directing me back to vtext, where I tried resetting my password BUT they text you a password & that wasn't coming through because my mailbox was full and anytime I deleted a text more Mile 22 texts would show up. YUUUUUCK.
I finally got it figured out & blocked active.com, but goodness what a mess.
If anyone reading this had the same problem let me know, and let me know how you resolved it. Now I have to see if Verizon will reverse those charges.
PS: Pats game is now 45-0. What now DC? C'mon!
PPS: He ran a 2:45!
I still vote for inbound/outbound but that will never happen.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Dunkin Donuts gives police officers a 10% discount.
Yes, I stopped to get an iced coffee this morning & a woman was buying a bunch of ice cream (DD/BR) and the little screen that records the order had the containers of ice cream and then:
1 POLICE 10% (21.00)
(Being $21 was 10% of her order of a ton of ice cream for the po-po.)
Doesn't this just explain, like, EVERYTHING?
And I left my celly in the car so I couldn't snap a picture, but I'm off to look for proof online...
The car was from Florida, but this was in Alexandria. Guess what kind of car it was?
Mercedes s350 or something - the suv. It gets better - there was another one exactly like it parked next to it.
But without an asshole license plate cover.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Tomorrow is the meter vs zone decision. I am pulling for meters and turns out a lot of other riders are too: Many D.C. Cab Riders Are Eager For Meters
We finally find out who stays in New York Avenue hotels - Europeans! Judge Shuts Down Hotel, Calling It a Health Threat
(Maybe they just didn't interview the prostitutes?)
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
“If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president,” Coulter told The New York Observer. “It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.”
Gosh, she's special.
As a woman AND a democrat* the only way I will vote for Hilary is if she gets the nomination. I hope she does go down in the primary, because for as many people that love her, an equal amount really really don't.
*Good lord, tie me up, lock me in the closet, and take away my voting rights! A woman AND a democrat. God forbid I support insuring poor children too! ::gasp::
Friday, October 05, 2007
So on the way home today the guy sitting behind me on the bus was on the phone with someone, telling them about a visit to California where he met up with his father. In terms of things to overhear on the bus, this wasn't an entertaining overhear (see DCist, eavesdropDC), in fact it was ind of sad. Apparently he had dinner with his dad a few times in CA, ended up paying for dinner & giving his dad some money because his father was having trouble getting some social security checks. This is all well and good as a conversation, and not particularly notable, until he said, "Maybe if my dad had got our of jail and turned himself around..."
Whoa dude, your dad was in jail? And that's not the kind of personal information you'd be hesitant sharing out loud on the bus?
Then he said, "Maybe the social security problems are because of something that's held up from being in jail. I know he is out of probation in 3 out of 4 states, I'm not sure about Texas..."
At that point I almost stayed on the bus past my stop, the conversation was getting a little intriguing, and I honestly wanted to see if he would talk about HOW his dad ended up in jail and on probation in four states...
Not that this is funny, it was a pretty depressing conversation, but given that his dad was some sort of criminal (in the sense of criminal being a person who was in jail), here is this guy on the bus, who's talking about his grad program and his girlfriend-wife-fiances dissertation. So not a sketchy character talking about things like that.
It was just... WEIRD!
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
The Associated Press is reporting that Britney Spears has to turn over custody of her children to Kevin Federline by Wednesday:
Superior Court Judge Scott M. Gordon ruled that Federline will take custody of Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, beginning Wednesday "until further order of the court."
Oh Thank God! FINALLY! I knew K-Fed would get those poor babies! (Just go back a whole bunch of entries.) Told. Ya. So. Hah!