Monthly Archive: July 2013

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Talk It Out: Dealing With Disagreeable Roommates

I’ve written what I know (and gleaned from various sources) about choosing a roommate on the site, and also how to avoid getting one in the first place. This time I’ve decided to show you how to deal with certain...

CD collection

Into the Cellar and Out of My Wallet

I’m getting sick and tired of going into Clarendon-Courthouse’s CD Cellar because I keep walking out of there a few dollars lighter. It’s a good thing for them, but a bad thing for me. Named Best Music Store by Washington...

Lake Accotink

4 Reasons to Rent an Apartment in Springfield

Springfield used to be known as the home of the Mixing Bowl, a murderous amalgam of roads that came together like a panic-inducing blender. Now that they say it’s been remedied (and believe me, it’s still not for the faint...

Mai Thai restaurant

Old Town’s Mai Thai Will Leave You Hungry for More

Boom. Not Bang or Bomb, or even Bop, but Boom was her name, our waitress at Mai Thai, a stylized double-decker restaurant in the heart of Alexandria’s Old Town. We went on a Tuesday night, and while it wasn’t packed...

Air conditioner

Cool Your Jets With a New Air Conditioner

It’s hot. It doesn’t take a weatherman to figure that one out. And some people living in apartments, finished basements, renting a room in a dilapidated house – whatever your sorry condition is – either need an air conditioner or...

A Capitol Fourth

July 4th in the Capital Means Fireworks and a Parade

You might scoff that this is cheating, that this post heralding the birth of our nation is an easy one, certain to be like the previous year’s entry and the one the year before it. And you’re right (well, the...

Grapefruit

How to Pick the Best Fruits at the Grocery Store

We wrote about how to pick the best vegetables last month … or we cribbed it from Apartment Therapy sidekick, TheKitchn. Well, we’re doing the same again with veggie’s sweeter cousin, fruit. Just like the vegetable article, much of this...