Monthly Archive: January 2014

Watching football

Are You Ready for the Super Bowl?

Oh it’s that time again, what our country has come to, the holiday where bunches of people get together to celebrate that most American of sports, football. I’m talking of course about the Super Bowl (and in such a prolix...

Researching your new neighborhood

Apartment Tips: What Can You Afford to Pay?

We create our future as much as we discover it. Try to expect a good experience in apartment living by planning effectively and doing a bit of area research. It’s also important to mold our plans to fit what we...

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Wine, Dine and More at The Curious Grape in Shirlington

I’m not quite sure what to label The Curious Grape. Is it a restaurant and café? Check. Is it a beer and wine store? Yeah, it’s that too. Are they chocolate and cheese purveyors? Yup. If you rent an apartment...

Ice skating

4 Places to Skate in the D.C. Area This Winter

Some people actually like winter, and one of the reasons is you can ice skate outside when it’s cold. I admit to never having put on ice skates in my life; I have enough trouble as it is, no need...

Auto show

Get Behind the Wheel at the 2014 Washington Auto Show

You’re a renter. Working and paying bills is a hard slough in the capital city. But sometimes, sometimes you like to dream, and dream big. You dream you make enough to buy the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe, or even...

Carl's Ice Cream

4 Reasons to Rent an Apartment in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg seems like such a charming little city, approximately equidistant between Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Va. (according to Google maps, it’s 53.5 miles from the capital and 58.3 miles from Virginia’s capital). Let’s see why it would be a great...

Pillows

Give It a Rest: 5 Pillows to Help You Sleep Better

Ah, a good night’s sleep. What we all need to be productive, well-rested and happy. People talk about comfortable mattresses till the cows come home, or in this case, until the sheep get counted, but often ignore another integral sleepy-time...

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10 Reasons Why Renting Beats Buying

Despite what you might have heard, there are some real reasons to choose renting an apartment over buying a home. In fact, I found an interesting article on Realtor.com that lists 10 reasons to do so. I’m going to list...