Thursday, May 27, 2010
See that thing to the left of my LHT (yeah you know me)? It's a coworkers bike, that he rode in on, on Bike to Work Day. After some pestering during the week I was still doubtful that I would see him at the Bethesda pit stop. As I was packing up to leave he showed up with a huge smile on his face. He was coming up from the Hill which was a longer commute that I do by 5 miles. He has now decided to make the trek across the mall and up the Georgetown Branch to Bethesda twice a week! That makes 3 bike commuters in the office after 3 years of me being the only "crazy" bike commuter.
Cheers to everyone who organized another great pit stop.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Now that LOST is over many people find themselves wandering aimlessly though the streets no longer able to rely on the television as their unwavering life companion. Well fear not TV idiots, the World Cup is just a few weeks away! I know it's all over the web by now but I thought you might want to see the Nike ad one more time.
Here's a link to the schedule.
Get psyched people.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I've written before about the curse of Bike To Work Day where it's doomed to be soggy every year. Happily this doesn't seem to be the case for BTWD 2010. I've checked the forecast and everything looks good.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
For those of use who've lived in the area a long time it's well known that progress hasn't come easy to Silver Spring. Most of this struggle I blame on wretched architecture and the failed attempts at restoration and mimicry of said wretchedness.
Happily that's all behind us. In the past decade Silver Spring has successfully been reborn into a very, very cool place to live, even more so now with an influx of new hip dining options.
Last night I tested the waters at Pacci's, an upscale Italian pizzeria and bar.
It was a very good evening, especially given that they just opened on Friday. There are still a few wrinkles to iron out but the pizzas were delicious. They were on par with Two Amys and slightly better than Mia's in Bethesda (which I love). The crust is very good, the ingredients are fresh, and the Montepulciano goes perfectly.
Another recent opening is 8407 Kitchen Bar, opened by the owner of Mrs. K's and headed by Chef Pedro Matamoros (from Nicaro).
Bling Blingy Silver Springy...
Thursday, you're just not Friday (unless I take tomorrow off).
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
A hotel in Copenhagen is offering guests the chance to earn a free meal if they are willing to put some effort into powering the building. via BBC
The deal is if a guest generates 10 watts of power for the hotel they get a free meal at the hotel restaurant. If the food is decent and full of carbs that's a pretty good deal.
A crowd favorite was Mitch's rather large morels of which I sadly missed out on.
The other big plus for the evening was meeting lot's of cool like minded folks like Matt and Elizabeth, check them out at The Natural Capital.