Tag Archives: Washington DC

Fontitis

Tenley Design Center

Would you entrust your design to the people who concocted this logo? You just know what would happen if they needed to add another word to their name …

Posted in Random | Also tagged , | Leave a comment

Impressive

plumber's truck

The original crotch rocket?

Posted in Random | Also tagged , | Leave a comment

Om

meditating from yard statue

Speaking of frogs (it appears we’re creating a subcategory to the Phone Photos category: Yard Fauna)—this taken in D.C. not far from home:

Posted in Random | Also tagged , | Leave a comment

Disconnect

two yard sculptures

One hopes the neighbors have found a common language even if their yard sculptures have not.

Posted in Random | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Hallowed

Deep Throat plaque

In a metropolitan area full of history and historical markers, two plaques in Arlington, Virginia—just across the river from Washington, DC—are easy to miss. They sit a block apart in the Rosslyn neighborhood, consisting of office buildings, high-rise apartments, and fast-food restaurants. I passed them many times as a bicycle commuter before I stopped to […]

Posted in Random | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Equality

Political activism starts early here in Washington, D.C.: Okay, okay, it’s the parents talking. Still, kinda cute.

Posted in Random | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ouch

How messed-up would you have to be to even consider taking advantage of the services offered here on Connecticut Avenue? Or am I being an insufferable snob? You simply must ask what the Blue Plate Special is. For the record, this sign didn’t last long. Either the doctor(s) moved, or a better sign was made and […]

Posted in Random | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

Jailbreak

In anticipation of a new category to be dreamed up in 2016, here’s a Phone Photo from a walk in the neighborhood:

Posted in Random | Also tagged , | Leave a comment

Discovery

Cars were stopping in the middle of Key Bridge this morning. Some people got out, others just craned their necks from inside. They were doing what the pedestrians and cyclists on the walkway were doing: watching the space shuttle Discovery make its ceremonial passes around Washington atop a 747 before heading out to pasture at the […]

Posted in Random | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

Prefix

You may think this is about a linguistic nicety, the bit that comes before the main part and imparts a nice twist—something came before, or after (pre-, post-); or the word sort of applies (pseudo-); or the action is being done again (re-); and so on. No. It’s about a dinner that come before another dinner, apparently—a […]

Posted in Random | Also tagged , | 1 Response
  • Proverbs for Paranoids, 3: If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
    Gravity’s Rainbow

    ‘Is it about a bicycle?’ he asked.
    The Third Policeman