Monday, February 27, 2012

Washington Tweets

by Bill Adler

Washington tweets. A lot. The Washington Tweets column is a collection of the most interesting, recent Washington-area tweets. These tweets reveal a candid and fascinating portrait of what is on our collective minds: Twitter gives a snapshot of what we're doing, thinking and hoping for. Washington Tweets is Washington in the raw. Spot or write a great tweet? Send it to tweets (at) fastmail (dot) net for consideration for the next Washington Tweets column. Bill Adler tweets at @billadler.

@wmata @unsuckdcmetro 18 buses from Pentagon - line goes farther than the eye can see. Perf end to my 70+ hr work week! (@melaniejsd)

Spotted today in Wilson Building: Ivanka Trump (@mikedebonis)

I guess there's my karma for rooting against the Caps. Disabled train at Rockville #imsorry (@FalconPUUNNCH)

Sunday mornings in Adams Morgan smell like broken dreams. (@steveplace)

We're adding backup power to 100+ critical intersections in the city. (@DDOTDC)

A question for the ages RT @ErikWemple: If we really live in a nanny state, why are golf umbrellas still allowed on city sidewalks? (@sommermathis)

wow, Harper's Ferry is a lot shorter trip by train than I thought. (@amorrissey)

OK, this is awesome: a slider that lets you zoom from the tiniest known particle to the largest galaxies and beyond. (@Pogue)

Which escalator would you rather take?   #rejectedsurveyquestions #wmata (via @RyanJKelly) (@unsuckdcmetro)

Why @WMATA's "sexual offense" #'s are so low: man gropes woman on metro, but police won't record it b/c she left station. (@hkearl)

Dear people of Dupont circle it is 640pm on a Sunday why are you drunk (@AnthonyRomer0)

Only place in DC I've seen MD Yellow Perch on the menu is @DinoDC - check it out before it's gone for the season! (@CPUptownGirl)

pork belly breakfast sandwiches! veal cheek omelets! eggs in oxtail ragu! I love this menu and want all these things. (@amorrissey)

O'Malley pushes wind farms, citing cheap costs  (@DCExaminerLocal)

#wmata - DC Council member Tommy Wells says NextBus technology not reliable. Head of Metro's bus says 87 percent of fleet working w/NextBus. (@postmetrogirl)

Without debate, DC Council approves Chairman Brown's anti-cursing bill to encourage members to treat each other with "dignity and respect" (@timcraigpost)

Sign up for #DCDMV ticket alert service (TAS) to manage your tickets and receive email notification when ticket issued (@dcdmv)

Snow Potential Index: 0 (→) - It can/does snow in March in DC, but nothing on the horizon in next week. (@capitalweather)

Great to have Mary Cheh and Peter Shapiro, candidate for at large council member in attendance at #SmartGrowth event. (@Ward3Vision)

What is 1635 16th St. SE? Isn't that Anacostia High? It's listed as a D.C.-owned single family home worth $14.8M. (@NeibsWBJ)

@dcpublictrust RT @wamu885news: Proposal to ban corporate campaign contributions to DC lawmakers gets hearing (@kcivey)

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