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Dale's article: http://dailycardinal.com/article/20730
The main reason I went into the district was to go to the White House Fall Garden Tour. The weather was perfect and tourist numbers were low. Win-win. When I told the guard I only needed one ticket, he said, "No friends?" Sir, you have no idea.
I had an hour to kill before the tour, so I checked out the D.A.R. Museum, which is small, free, and obscure. I love it. It's filled with period rooms from the different states.
The garden tour itself was wonderful (see "perfect weather, above), as getting near the White House these days requires two forms of identification, a DNA sample, and a credit check. I think we all know that's really fifth date territory.
The Rose Garden was perhaps my favorite part, but probably because it reminded me of the scene from Alice in Wonderland. Sadly, no one was painting the roses red.
While waiting for the train home, I noticed some hotel chocolates on the bench next to me. You know me well enough to understand what a quandary this was. On the one hand, free chocolate. On the other, free chocolate that has possibly been poisoned or tampered with. It was like Sophie's choice.
And that was Saturday.
Perhaps Instant Doorway Puppet Theaters are for the best?
And having entirely too much fun with painter's tape, like so:
I managed to spot this travesty of an advertisement:
I'll give you a minute to look past the errant apostrophe.
Okay. You know I'm as die-hard a Diet Coke fan as they come. Diet Coke Plus is even my favorite flavor--I find it smoother (and more Technicolory) than plain old Diet Coke. But not even I would label it as vitamin or supplement.
C'mon, CVS. You can do better than this.
*Can I just mention that as an "a place for everything and everything in its place girl," the current state of my apartment makes me die inside not a little. Bear with me until I can scrounge up a decent-enough living space to photograph for you.