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December 2003

Life in DeeSee

Grr. Just, grr. Most days I love this town. I really do. I love the monuments and the museums and the fact that there are at least three restaurants for every cuisine in the world. I love the Metro and Georgetown and Dupont Circle and 18th St. NW. Hell, I even love the Waterfront and its sucky eurotrash restaurants. Most days, I am Carrie Bradshaw, skipping around exploding manholes in my Manolo Blahnik-rip-offs. Then there are DAYS, people. Days where I cannot stand our nation's capital. I can't stand the tourists getting on the Metro at Adams Morgan who positively REEK of the zoo -- of sawdust and BO and panda-funk. I can't stand the protesters who decide that snarling morning rush hour by laying across Massachusetts Ave. or chaining themselves to the Metro turnstiles is a good way to get their message across. (Hint: You're wrong, I hate you.) I can't stand that a tiny rowhouse costs half a million dollars -- even when one of the "bedrooms" is a literally a walk-in closet. I can't stand the 10% restaurant tax or the bizarre street parking laws. ("No parking anytime 7:00 a.m. thru 6:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday 3... Read more →