Anonymiss in DC

{November 18, 2009}   People who need to shut up

(And before you can say it– not me. This is MY blog :P)

There are certain people I see in the news all the time…and I think they should just stop talking. I think we should all just stop paying attention to them and hope they disappear.

Here are a few– just off the top of my head. Read the rest of this entry »


{August 13, 2009}   Making Fun of Men’s Health

So, for the last couple days, Carrie and I have been exchanging giggles over The Frisky. Today, for instance, we were laughing about their take on a Men’s Health article entitled: “41 ways to make a Woman Swoon.” (You should read it, by the way, it’s kind of funny. A few of my personal favorites? 21 (“Pick her clothes up off the floor”? Yup, that makes me hot) and 23 (“Take her to see your favorite sport live. Pay more attention to her than to the game.” Hmm. Why don’t you take me to see something I care about?). In fairness, I think there may be something to numbers 1,4..and 37.)


So I’ve been inspired by another Men’s Health gem: 16 Ways to Save your RelationshipRead the rest of this entry »

Dear Verizon Wireless “Customer Care”,

I get that we’re in a recession and all, and I get that you’re a business, and that the point of business is to make money, but I don’t think either of those things are an excuse for being obnoxiously cheap and flagrantly proud of it.   I see right through you. Read the rest of this entry »

{May 28, 2009}   Metro Etiquette (again!)

I was quite pleased to find that someone else outside of the metro police is as annoyed as I am by people on the metro.

In her post, “Courtesy-Minded Metro Stands Up for Riders Who Shouldn’t Have To“, Lena Sun talks about people not giving up seats to those who are elderly, disabled, or even pregnant.  Shocking, right?

Except I live here.

Last week, I got on a crowded red line train to Glenmont, and there were 2 men on each of the 2 front benches at the rear-end of the car. A woman carrying a baby in her arms got on the train, and not ONE of the four looked up.  Read the rest of this entry »

{May 18, 2009}   Crazy DC drivers

So it’s Monday, and I feel the need to send a little shout out to those anonymous individuals who make my morning a little more exciting.

Theoretically, I’m supposed to be at work at 8:30 am, but in the last week or so, I’ve been really bad and have been schmucking in closer to 9 am. And I have to tell you, I think people are a little more stressed out around that time  then they are 30 minutes earlier, because I have had several close encounters with half-crazed DC drivers.

This morning was no exception.   You know how on K Street they have the road, then a little median/sidewalk, then another one-lane “pull off” lane, and then the “real” sidewalk? So I was walking in the pull-off lane near Farragut North metro where they are allegedly going to start building that new office building.  I know– that wasn’t smart of me– but that block has been under construction forever, and I kind of forgot that they are letting people drive on it now. ANYWAY.)

So suddenly, out of NOWHERE, some car goes FLYING by me at about 40 MPH– missing my body by approximately 6-12 inches. The car then travels about 100 feet up to stop at the blatantly red traffic light at 18th street. (By the time the light turns green like 20 seconds later, I’m about ten feet behind.)

In Summary:  Some guy FLEW past me, nearly plowing me over in the process, in order to get to a red light.


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{May 1, 2009}   Disgusting.

I do not even know where to start. I am appalled. Have you seen this?!

For those of you who don’t feel like reading the whole thing, apparently, it has been CONFIRMED that the Miss California Pageant paid for and organized Carrie Prejean’s breast augmentation surgery.

Let me say that again: The Miss California Pageant paid for Carrie’s boob job. Read the rest of this entry »

{April 9, 2009}   Ok, what do we think?

So a friend of mine sent me this little gem today about Colorado’s refusal to grant a vanity plate that would’ve read “ILVTOFU”, on the grounds that it might be construed, err, differently than “I love Tofu.”

Ummm. I can’t decide how I feel about this. On the one hand, how stupid is it to want you license plate to advertise that you love tofu? On the other hand, if the woman loves tofu, she loves tofu, damnit!

And on that same hand, how much free time do these vanity plate screeners actually have? 🙂

Leave your thoughts below. Love!

{March 20, 2009}   Way to go, Obama

So for some reason, Obama thought it would be ok to say he bowled a 129– and that that was  “like the Special Olympics.”

Umm. Ok, ignoring the fact that I don’t think I’ve ever bowled over a 100 without bumpers– exactly what was he thinking was going to happen when he said that? Did he think that because he was having a casual chat with a pretty laid back guy, late at night, that it would be ok?! Read the rest of this entry »

{March 9, 2009}   Sucking at Life

Do you ever just think to yourself: “Wow, I suck at life?”

I don’t mean in a seriously depressed, I-hate-my-life way. I mean, like, when something completely ridiculous or crazy or stupid happens to you that you seriously doubt “happens to everyone”…and you don’t know whether to laugh or cry?  Read the rest of this entry »

{February 13, 2009}   Wait, WHAT?

A few years ago, I was one of the many women out there who fell in love with 13 Going on 30, the Jennifer Garner movie about Jenna,  an 80s tween who makes a wish at her 13 birthday party to become 30, and then wakes up in a New York City apartment only to find that she is exactly that!

Lost at having skipped the past 17 years, Jenna immediately calls her best friend, Matt, AKA, Matty, only to discover in horror that she and “Matty” are no longer friends because she ditched him after her 13th birthday party in order to join the A group.

Slowly, Jenna realizes she made a terrible mistake all those years ago in trying to be popular, and that she doesn’t like who she became as an adult. So she’s trying to make “new” Jenna into a better person. In doing so, of course, she finds herself falling in love with Matt, in spite of the fact that he’s now engaged to someone else.

So ANYWAY– there’s this cute little scene in the moving involving dancing and flowers and smiling and giggling, and it’s accompanied by Liz Phair singing “Why Can’t I?” Read the rest of this entry »

et cetera