Monday, October 1, 2012

Washington Tweets

Photo by Bill Adler

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. Washington Tweets is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv,, on Monday. Bill Adler tweets at @billadler.

City now charging sales tax on food trucks (@wcp)

2012 warmest year on record in DC to date, by fairly wide margin (1.6 deg):  (@capitalweather)

Good morning from the Washington Monument (@SteveCase)

One of the #smartrip machines is broken and has been for a while at Clarendon. only one works to load card. Let's fix that, shall we? #wmata (@welch_alice)

A win for @Uber: FCC Chairman backs Uber in Washington DC - "I'm on the side of innovation" #Apps (@littleylittley)

Early 6am flight back 2 DC but having @Uber_DC take me to work in a beautiful Lincoln MKZ ride. helps ease the morning pain (@gdkarsas)

Went to dinner at Cleveland Park's family-run Italian resto Sorriso and owner came out to greet us  (@rachelryan1004)

I am tired of rude and ignorant bus drivers. #wmata #metrobus (@PinguinPower)

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is happy to have her cat back after he escaped from her home (@WashingtonCP)

Dulles seems to have borrowed Siri's voice for the automated reminder about not leaving items at security checkpoints. Weird. (@robpegoraro)

Mendo says he kind of wishes DC had fronted $ for Nats metro bec he thinks Living Social will probably get its $$ back (@LizFarmerDC)

A typical @wmata escalator. (@cfstraumsheim)

A merciful god would make it easy to catch a cab in Cleveland Park and hard to get strep on your 30th birthday. Awesome. (@brianbeutler)

Two Virginia Tech fans, getting married in the parking lot at FedEx Field (@dcsportsbog)

Stairway to Heaven @ Dupont Circle Metro Station (@rsuanes)

@dcreddit HELP! About to go on vacation to Bayeux, Paris, and London. NEED MINI DC-FLAG FOR PHOTOS. WHERE CAN ... #reddit

Metro driver this AM sounds like Mrs. Tracy Jordan: "The next stop is Farragut North. HAM!" (@estherysong)

Thank you Vace for existing. For pizza on the fly. For stocking Italian Nutella. For having fresh pasta and cheese and sauce and meat. <3 (@floridagirlindc)

#Passbook fail at IAD: app didn't reflect a gate change, while @united's app had the correct number. Gate agent: "At this airport?" [shrug] (@robpegoraro)

Looking back, living in the DC area, I wasted away a lot of my life sitting in traffic. (@KButter5)

If it weren't for commercial loading zones, Glover Park would run out of beer. Thank you, @DDOTDC (@gloverpark)

Dooring is a big problem: in 2011, 1 in 5 bike crashes were caused by dooring. (@betterDCregion)

Proposed DC regs require all existing residential building w/8 or more units to provide secure bicycle parking. 1 space for every 3 units. (@NeibsWBJ)

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