Monday, December 31, 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.

Wow, Bruce Variety in Bethesda is closing. Been in biz for 60 years. Landlord is increasing the rent and won't even negotiate. Very sad. (@WomenWhoTech)

Forget #RG3 + #FiscalCliff. Today my neighborhood list serve is obsessed with closing of Bruce Variety + whitefish shortage at Magruders. (@JuraKoncius)

Not really surprised by Bruce Variety #Bethesda closing, sadly. Their inventory has been way down for at least six months. Very sad. (‏@kimthewriter)

D.C. and Baltimore will celebrate the New Year with fireworks at midnight. Annapolis is also planning fireworks (@WTOP)

Where's my bus and my app? Popular #NextBus app dies after tech companies' dispute, leaving #WMATA bus riders annoyed (@kytja)

"@dcist: A dispute between 3 tech companies results in untimely death of NextBus DC: " Importance of #opendata policy! (@jcreinhardt)

So many congressmen and senators honed their finely-tuned procrastination skills as students at #gwu (@ckdagw)

Plans underway for street cars in Crystal City -- (‏@postmetrogirl)

New Year's Eve in DC!!! (@Galixon_97)

I want to move to DC, live in Adams Morgan go to museums, write and read daily. And not bother anyone and not be bothered. (@dQn_Wan)

A billboard next to D.C. 295 may not be the stupidest place to put a QR code, but it's up there.(@robpegoraro)

I'm pretty sure Dulles Airport is a social experiment designed to test humans' capacity for soul-deadening logistics and curious odors. (@idislikestephen)

@hillarygrove I tried to open my bedroom door right after putting lotion on my hands, and guys, for a few seconds I was TRAPPED

1958 animation shows why Dulles has 'mobile lounges.' Cool detail: It was made by Eames, designers of iconic chair. (@JohnKelly)

More food! More wine! Same family! (@hgil)

RG3 has now joined Marion Barry, Chuck Brown, Jim Vance, rapper Scarface as group of men who get unquestionable respect in DC. #HTTR (@fishergroupdc)

Way to go Redskins #Redskins (‏@kvinod)

NBC Sports says Redskins-Cowboys game drew 44.6 overnight and 68 share in D.C., best primetime regular season rating ever in that market. (@richarddeitsch)

Homicides are at a 50-year low, but other crimes in D.C. went up relative to last year: (‏@dcist)

Here's to: having an open heart, to embracing life by myself, and most importantly, rocking the hell out of DC this year (@eriiiiivs)

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