Monday, February 18, 2013

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.

Burlington Coat Factory store (or do we just call it Burlington now?) will open with Walmart on New York Ave NE in D.C. 65,000 sq ft. (@OConnellPostbiz)

DC Mayor Vincent Gray considering asking DC Council to raise min wage (@aterkel)

2 months on CL getting stood up, emailing crazies, w/no success. 48 hrs on @AirBnB, 4 inquiries, room booked through March, cash in hand. A+ (@heathermg)

President Obama & First Lady out for a Valentine's Day date at @chefjoseandres' Minibar. (@karentravers)

Just saw a guy #propose to his girlfriend from the dirty #wmata platform.Maybe I'm a diva, but my answer would def be no. :/ (@alexlynne4)

Soon I will find out if the wife was being serious that she doesn't care about Valentine's Day, or if saying that was some Jedi mind trick. (@dcist_martin)

Have people finally recognized that the Valentine's Day isn't actually a big time to give gadgets as gifts? (@robpegoraro)

The police state has arrived at Huntington station. Bag check fun for everyone! #wmata (@cssvt)

Great location scout 2day at Ben's Chili Bowl with Edward James Olmos (Miami Vice/Stand & Deliver) and crew!... (@DCFilmOffice)

heading to DC for CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON this weekend. Been 2 years. FLASHBACK - (@justinbieber)

YouTube video shows Adams Morgan Subway manager ordering me out when I address sanitation code violation. Thurs @wusa9 (@RussPtacek)

I've been in DC for only 20 minutes and I'm already at the nicest restaurant that I've ever been to in my life (@gooodmangirl)

"Every decision we've made is to ensure the safety of our guests and get them home as quickly as possible." #MetroOrCarnival (@unsuckdcmetro)

100% of MD death row inmates are there for killing whites & yet more than 80% of homicide victims in MD are African-American or Hispanic. (@jamie_raskin)  

@DriveWithAAA already defends pollution, reckless driving; now, it's outdated parking minimums too: (@ggwash)

Warning: Mintwood Place's cooked pigeon can contain buckshot. (@wcp)

In Adams Morgan you got to learn to protect you bike at an early age. #trikesaftey (@BryanWeaverDC)

Looking for a summer job? The @Nationals will hold auditions March 2 for those who want to be a racing president (@WTOP)

Someone in DC could make a dating app that lets you connect with people on your metro train and call it "Metryst." (@SarahNEmerson)

A weekend in DC sure will renew your love for NYC. (@ Manhattan, NY) (@amelapay)

Lunch date at the best restaurant in the DC area which is saying something. This place is perfection. (@drewphish)

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