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|Tuesday, February 9th, 2010|
FYI: USPS Service
I don't watch local news, and since Federal Government Closed doesn't always seem to mean USPS, I never put two and two together. But FYI to all you other Rose Nylunds out there-- all DC post offices have been closed since Friday afternoon with no specific reopen date scheduled (hopefully in a few days, but who knows).
The exception is the main post office at 2 Mass Ave NE, which is (blessedly) around the corner from Union Station, and thus Metro-accessible. Today at least, they were open until 3 pm (with very few customers, considering). They expect to be open tomorrow as well.
This has been a huge nightmare for me as I have an eBay business and this afternoon I went to a couple of Dupont-area POs to drop off nearly 40 (thankfully lightweight) packages and found both offices closed. I had the presence of mind to call the main PO and rushed over on Metro before they closed too. USPS.com has a page of "updated daily" weather delays/closing notices, but it is clearly not updated daily, as there is no mention of DC whatsoever. Just thought I would let y'all know!
|Wednesday, August 12th, 2009|
1 down - 3 to go
D.C. DMV Closing Brentwood Facility
WASHINGTON - D.C.'s Department of Motor Vehicles plans to permanently close its Brentwood Service Center as of Friday. The DMV, located at 1233 Brentwood Road NE, will cease operations at the close of business on August 14.
Drivers are advised to use the city's three other DMV Service Centers:
* Georgetown Park Mall (3222 M Street, NW)
* Penn Branch Shopping Center (3220 Pennsylvania Ave., SE)
* Southwest (95 M Street, SW)
The DMV also advises District residents to check the Web, saying the city "now provides many driver/identification, vehicle, adjudication and general transactions online."My only hope is that the place would get struck by lightning and "mysteriously" burn down...
|Thursday, March 5th, 2009|
Dining Out for Life TONIGHT!
A DC Metro-wide Fundraiser for Food & Friends! No additional contribution is needed (but welcomed! The Food & Friends Board Members are matching additional donations over $35) - just dine at a participating restaurant! You can find me at Busboys & Poets on 14th for dinner service.
Want to help out but can't make it to a restaurant? Make a donation ->here
On Thursday, March 5th, more than 150 restaurants, in the Washington region, will donate 25-100% of their proceeds to Food & Friends.
Simply by dining out, you will ensure that thousands of individuals facing HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses, will receive the daily, nutritious meals so vital to their care.
Dining Out for Life is a true expression of how a community can join forces to save the lives of their neighbors. Choose a restaurant and invite your friends today!
|Monday, November 3rd, 2008|
Election day celebration plans
Washington, DC area folks
The Washington Post is advertising a Winners/Losers election day party on November 5th. The event is FREE and offers FREE BEER.
The "Winner" aka Barack's Celebration Bash
party will be held at "Top of the Hill"
Bar and Grill @ 319 Pennsylvania Ave SE (4 blcoks from the Capitol South Metro on the blue line). FREE BEER and $5 Nachos & Quesadillas.
The "Loser" aka Kick Rocks McCain/Palin
party will be held at "18th Ammendment"
Bar & Grill @ 613 Pennsylvania Ave SE (2 blocks from the Easter Market Metro on the blue line). FREE BEER and $5 Chicken Tenders & Wings.
Both events start at 6PM, and the FREE BEER
last until they run out and food specials are all night long. Who is down to show up at the "Losers" party in Obama t-shirts, so we can point, laugh, and hand out Obama buttons to all the salty ass Republicans???
RSVP @ ExpressNightOut.com and click the "Happy Hour" icon.
X - Posted to blackfolk
|Friday, August 1st, 2008|
Gender Public Advocacy Coalition
Fall Internships Available!!!
GPAC's Academic Internship Program is designed to give students and youth an opportunity to work with the only national organization working to guarantee every American's right to express their gender free from stereotypes. Interns can expect to benefit professionally from this opportunity while making substantial contributions to the organization's work.
The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition works to ensure that classrooms and communities are safe for everyone to learn, grow, and succeed - whether or not they meet expectations for masculinity and femininity.
• News Media/Communications/Public Education
*Complete Intern Descriptions available online at www.gpac.org.internships.
Term: September – December
We encourage you to get your application in as early as possible so that we can begin the interview process well before your internship starting date. You can submit an application at any time, but please be aware that we may not be able to process late applications unless additional spots become open.
The majority of internships are for academic credit and unpaid.
To apply, please fill out the online application at: www.gpac.org/internships.
For more information, go to: www.gpac.org/internships or contact Brittney.Hoffman@gpac.org.
Brittney Hoffman, Program Manager for GenderYOUTH
Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC)
1731 Connecticut Ave. NW, 4th Flr WDC 20009
Phone: 202.462.6610 Fax: 202.462.6744
|Wednesday, May 28th, 2008|
The Syracuse Walking Dream: Start Athlete, War Hero, Martyr, and Negro...
This is a GREAT article from the Washington City Paper about a brother that broke color barriers back in the 30's and was branded as a Hindu by Syracuse University (evidently Indians were less controversial than American negroes). He was ignored by the white press but received heavy coverage from the black DC press. During the midst of a successful pro-basketball career he joined the police force and then the Tuskeegee Airmen to support a country (that wouldnt support him), and gave his life as a result. The article is long, but definitely worth reading and spreading around.
Linky: http://washingtoncitypaper.com/display.php?id=35610The Syracuse Walking Dream
Basketball star, football phenom, fighter pilot: The unsung story of D.C. native Wilmeth Sidat-Singh, who embarrassed the University of Maryland, mastered every sport he tried, and, contrary to press reports, was not a Hindu.( Read more...Collapse )X-posted all over the damn place
|Wednesday, April 16th, 2008|
Selling my Truck
I'm rolling in my corp car and I can't use them both at the same time. Hopefully she'll go to a good home soon!
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS
• 16 Inch Wheels • 4-Speed Automatic Transmission
• 4-Wheel ABS • 4.2L I6 DOHC 24V FI Engine
• 5 Passenger Seating • AM/FM/CD Audio System
• Air Conditioning • Alloy Wheels
• Automatic On/Off Headlights • Brush Guard
• Clock • Cloth Seats
• Cruise Control • Daytime Running Lights
• Driver and Passenger Front Airbags • Folding Center/Rear Seats
• Front Bucket Seats • Front Center Console With Storage
• Intermittent Rear Window Wiper • Intermittent Windshield Wipers
• Multi-Zone Climate Control • OnStar
• Power Door Locks • Power Steering
• Power Windows • Tachometer
• Tilt Steering Wheel • Trailer Hitch
• Trailer Wiring• AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System • Front and Rear Head Airbags • Power Driver Seat
• Remote Power Door Locks • Roof Rack
$17K or best offer
|Saturday, February 23rd, 2008|
|Monday, February 11th, 2008|
This was written by one of my good frat brothers. Please read and feel free to forward.
*I was dreaming when I wrote this; forgive me if it goes astray*
Just doing some thinking and had to get this up off my chest. We (people with melanin) are standing at a crossroads. We've had some bad times in the past (Prince Jones, Amadou Diallo, Flavor of Love) and some REALLY bad times in the distant past (Middle Passage, Reconstruction, "B*tch set me up"). We now have a tangible opportunity to do our part and, in my opinion, significantly change the course of our future.
You may be saying, "But The Others seemed to be pretty cool in the 90s." I agree with that. But I think the question is "Did The Others ever really have OUR best interest at heart, or maybe their own?" Could relief have been offered in Rwanda as it was in Bosnia? Could more have been done about the huge increase in DWB traffic stops in Maryland (where many of y'all drive daily)?
How many times when you were younger did you say, "Man, if we had a Black president..." and then list like, five things that would be better for US (not necessarily them; we can't worry about them). Also, you thought it would never happen. Jesse was never gonna get elected; you didn't think twice about Al and his perm. Knowing that it COULD REALLY HAPPEN this year, could you forgive yourself if he/we lost this nomination by the vote that you could have cast?
I know that we're The Talented Tenth, so we all have super-cool jobs and lots of personal responsibilities, but let's not lose sight of one of our most important responsibilities: the welfare of our people.
If you've already decided to vote for The Others, I'm not here to persuade you. But if you DO want change and you're NOT a sellout, then please get out there and cast that vote for The Guy with the Controversial Middle Name.
Don't assume that because you live in a predominately Black urea, the numbers are gonna go our way; there's a lot of shufflin', grinnin' negroids whose votes need to be countered.
I won't preach to you anymore. I'm Swayze.
p.s. if you think somebody else may need convincing/motivating, feel free to forward this.
|Wednesday, January 9th, 2008|
So...for those of you who "go out," what is your favorate Washington, DC:
Feel free to repeat or post multiple choices. I'm just wondering what people think... Current Mood: tired
|Friday, November 16th, 2007|
anyone got any crash space with a dsl connection and near metro?
i think i found a place, but since i just paid most of my bills for november and december and some of january, i'm not going to have cash until, well, right before i get on the plane to come that side, and i'm sure sure dude will hold the room for me.
going to be that side from the nite of 5 december [my plane lands at national at 11pm] to the morning of 9 january [i leave from national at 6.30am]
im still looking for a room but i just thought i could ask around here. anyone at howard or catholic need a house-sitter over break? all i really need is a bed, an iron, and a dsl connection. everything else i can sort out myself. im going to be working during the day [pushing papers at a desk] and doing my work-at-home job -- typing transcripts of recorded material -- at nite.
if you know of anyone have them hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org
xposted in blackfolk
|Thursday, October 18th, 2007|
|Monday, September 10th, 2007|
I keep hearing there's one of those big seasonal Halloween stores somewhere in the District-- but where? I saw one in Rockville but didn't have time to stop in, and I don't have a car now so it's more trouble than it's worth to go back. As for downtown, I've been Googling to no effect. Have you seen it or is it just an urban legend?
|Friday, August 31st, 2007|
|Thursday, August 16th, 2007|
If you haven't been out in awhile...
The Common Share is closing at the end of this month. I was there Tuesday night and they had signs up all over the building and folks were taking down pictures off the wall of themselves. Sucks! Current Mood: crushed
|Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007|