Monday, October 29, 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. Washington Tweets is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv,, on Monday. Bill Adler tweets at @billadler.

And yes, most tweets today are about the weather.

First flicker of the lights. Oy. (@hgil)

Outage count at 1:00 pm: 11,235 customers without power now among BGE, Pepco, SMECO, Dominion and NOVEC... (@RussPtacek)

Taxi Commission has instituted $15 per ride emergency fee in effect until noon Tuesday. (@mikedebonis)

Don't test this now but DC's pay-by-phone parking rose today, with 40% increase to use fee @ 45 cents, via @lizessley: (@kytja)

Capital @Bikeshare stations in DC will soon get advertisements: on (@ggwash)

ICYMI: #wmata shut down over power outage concerns (@wcp)

Isn't advertising the places that are open for food and booze kinda go against the whole "stay inside" warnings? I mean, hurricane. (@dcist_martin)

Could DC Mayor Vincent Gray have a coffee or a Red Bull before going live on @cnn, please? (@richsullivan)

Another reason why living/working in #dupontcircle rules... @kramerscafe = amazing food and amazing books #greatneighbors (@joecorbett)


People getting stir crazy. Shirtless man wearing horse mask running through Bloomingdale neighborhood in DC. @MeganMcGrath4 spotted him. (@eunyangnbc)

The 9News Storm Alert Hotline is open and taking your storm related questions. That number is 202-895-5560. (@RussPtacek)

Me to wife: It's going to get boring in our place with the hurricane. My wife: No it's not. We can organize. Me: SCREAMS. (@dcist_martin)

My gargoyle is not amused by #Sandy. He had to come inside. (@floridagirlindc)

RT @drgridlock: Standing water reported in 3100 block of Conn Ave NW -- aka. right near the @NationalZoo. Anyone nearby take any pics? (@capitalweather)

One of the problems of being a meteorologist: can't sleep when you're supposed to be sleeping. @dougkammerer just called in, I said "sleep!" (@WeatherKim)

Finally, something good comes out of #Frankenstorm. Kaine & Allen ask people to take down their yard signs: (@scontorno)

Adams Morgan is getting a ramen shop (@wcp)

Snow swirling in mountains of West Virginia, southwest Virginia, photos in our live blog: (@capitalweather)

Report from Social Safeway: it's rather quiet here. Had to break the news to 2 women waiting at bus shelter that Metro was closed today. (@hgil)

Congrats, Ward 7 Civil Rights Republican @RonaldMoten! RT @nickjeffress: Ronald Moten: Endorsed by the Washington Post (@DCGOP)

No early voting Mon means extra day to ponder Post's Council endorsements -- including Ron Moten over Yvette Alexander  (@mikedebonis)

Gray also asked tourists to remain in their hotel rooms today and not venture outside to sightsee. (@timcraigpost)

Nothing personal Mr. Mendleson but I don't want someone from Upper Northwest running the DC Council. (@Hurrikane_IKE)

New Icelandic Restaurant in DC set to open in a few weeks! #happyswag  via @Eater_DC (@JMUswag)

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