Friday, June 30, 2006

Your Tax Dollars

What I did at work today:

CAT equipment AND the Capital Building. Gotta love DC.

My boss was excited because this sign says Decatur, IL twice on it. 'Cause CAT's in D-town. And now he knows it actually exists, and is not just a figment of my imagination (I told him it's the soybean capital of the world, he thinks I'm making stuff up.)

Diggin for oil, in front of the Smithsonian Castle. Wonder if they found anything?

After making a smart comment about needing to find the Miller Lite stand...

LO AND BEHOLD. (angels singing in the background)

So now we can walk around outside on the Mall, look at heavy machinery, and drink beer. And it's not even my lunch hour. I love work.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Rain, Rain, GO AWAY!!!!

Here in the DC/NOVA area we've had a record amount of rain. Which shows absolutely no signs of stopping.

Team losses:

I-395 shut down due to mudslide.

GW Parkway had a flash flood and is recovering.

L'Enfant and Federal Triangle metro stations have been taken over by the alligators who used to live in the sewer. They have since been recovered; however, they still smell like the sewer.

The IRS, Federal Archives, Reagan Building, Smithsonian. NOT where I work, but real close. But not close enough for me to stay home and get paid for it.

Hunter Mill Road has been under water for awhile. VA now owes me 35 cents, as the only other route is the damn toll road. Lucky for them I had change floating around in the bottom of my purse.

And of course, this is what the 12th Street Tunnel looked like on Monday morning. Just to give you some sort of dimensions, at it's lowest point the street was under probably six feet of nasty polluted DC rainwater, which probably has more infectious diseases in it than the CDC can count.

A usual advocate of public transportation (not only do I really suck at parallel parking, but I also don't make enough to pay $15 a day for parking) I metro'd it. Only to stop for 10 minutes at each station between Vienna and Metro Station. Which, due to flooding, is the last stop. Federal Triangle was closed. So, I am hiking with my high heels, dry clean only clothes, and my PETA umbrella (spay and neuter your dogs and cats, man. the shelters are full enough already without your horny mutt adding to it.) the 1.2 miles from Metro Center to the building in which I work. In 100% humidity.

Boy, was I late to work.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


I wanted to get this out of my system before the US plays Ghana today at 10.

What Italy had to do to get a red card, McBride's pretty face after DeRossi let him have an elbow.

Apparently, the US doesn't have to try so hard.

Mastroeni gave a dirty tackle. Which for most teams, would be a straight yellow card. But for the US, it's obviously a red. Thanks, ref.

A slide tackle, resulting in a second yellow for Eddie Pope, should have been... nothing. It was all ball. He didn't touch the guy.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Copa Mundial 2006

We've been pretty distracted lately. At 9am, 12pm and 3pm everyday we've been glued to the television, the radio, or the internet for a couple hours each time.
I'm not going to post any brackets or scores, I'm just going to tell you where you can find them. (brackets, scores and articles) (live on the web, but you have to have Flash Player, which is unable to be downloaded by many people at work) (radio feed, all the way from England) (to listen in Spanish)

See you later!

Friday, June 09, 2006


We love soccer.
And this time, it wasn't just for the tailgating, although that was fun, too.

DC United - 1 New England - 0


Thursday, June 01, 2006

Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day marks the beginning of lots of things.
The pool opens.
You can now wear white shoes.
Summer is finally here.
The DC humidity kicks in.
What better way to celebrate these beginnings than a BBQ? Fire up the grill, pass out some cold ones. Gather up all your friends and toast the beginnings.

Out of all the guys present at the BBQ, us females all agreed that this one was by far the best looking. No offense, guys.
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