Monday, August 13, 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 Monday. Bill Adler tweets at @billadler.

D.C. area forecast: Warm, humid to start week but taste of September by Sunday (@capitalweather)

Only in DC do men believe photos of themselves on CSPAN are appropriate for their online dating profiles. (@wastetimewithme)

Robberies out of control this summer - DC Superior Court judge robbed at gunpoint - @timcraigpost)

Welcome to DC, where if you live here long enough, and walk by landmarks frequently, you can live forever in tourists' photos. :) (@tex_mex_manda)

On the way to DC I saw a lot of Christmas tree farms. This might be my new life path (@Gray_Hoodie)

Variable rate parking coming in DC's Chinatown, soon with locating spots via mobile phone: Win for innovation in DC! (@Kruchoski)

Why breaking the law might be ethical for cyclists: on (@ggwash)

Our friends at @BYT have done DC a favor and made a list of 25 least douchey bars in DC:… This is worth your time. (@welovedc)

Remember when I waxed poetic about #Ward5's industrially zoned areas becoming a burgeoning food/drink manufacturing cluster? Yeah, that. (@bogrosemary)

It's not just D.C. regulators raising objections to @Uber -- also Massachusetts  (@mikedebonis)

Appetizers: fried baby artichokes ~ beets in yogurt with locel cukes, fennel, balsamico onions. ginger confti ~ Caprese (@dinodc)

Must try @ChefWillArtley's salads, scallops & risotto, blue cheese mussels, pizza, slushees, donut at @PizzeriaOrso. (@floridagirlindc)

Nice little storm popped up just north of DC. Some cloud to ground strikes. View From Cleveland Park. (@islivingston)

From the smell of it, #WMATA seems to have opened a secret fish market at Cleveland Park station. (@hgil)

Ongoing exhibition at Library of Congress, Washington: 'Exploring the Early Americas': Read about Native American... (@HakluytSociety)

I know it's August and we've all heard it before. DC Tourists: stand right, walk left. Better yet, avoid Metro during rush hour! (@lalalola)

Brief but fun trip to Near NE section of DC this weekend. But I somehow forgot my phone at home... felt like I was missing an appendage! (@SandyU)

Just in case you were wondering: in the early 1900s, the D.C. pound would hold dogs "for redemption" while "instantly" executing cats. (@dcist_martin)

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray Criticizes Pro-Gun Billboard (@WashingtonDaily)

The facts and fictions of gentrification in Washington D.C. #longreads #longform (@TheAtlantic)

I've lived in DC my entire life yet needed assistance using a SmartTrip. Smh (@LDAZZLE)

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