Friday Round Up
When you know you’re gonna lose an hour of partying this weekend so you start early.
Awesome events: This weekend is looking like a 12/10 – the road closures and traffic inconveniences, however, are not; You can thank the weirdos that consider a 26.2 mile run a good time; We’re not knocking health and fitness; We’re just trying to save up some energy so we can make it all the way to the land of Oz; Speaking of exercise, have you ever laughed so hard you got abs? Us either, but we’re hopeful; In the meantime, the only 6-pack we can get our hands on comes is beer – and there will be lots at Ireland on the Wharf; Don’t let the St. Paddy’s celebration stop there – DC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Sunday!
#TheGist By NJI Media
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#TheGist – a look into hyper-local topics in the DC area. Today’s episode takes a dive into a pesky problem 🐀
McDonald’s knows what’s up for International Women’s Day – and it’s those glorious golden arches; Breaking up is hard to do – and when you do it on national TV, you might get banned from certain states; Let’s give it up for the Virginia bakery that won a British baking competition; Alexa isn’t laughing with you – she’s laughing at you; Um, sorry M Shop, there’s already a store in town that sells stuff you don’t need. Meet the badass ladies of Swann Street.
Whether you know it or not, you’ve seen Tony Powell’s work. He’s photographed the Hollywood likes of Oprah, Morgan Freeman and Gloria Estefan – and around these parts, most everything below your feet and above – Read about a man whose story is worth more than a thousand words.
High Five to Ian Lutz for coming in 3rd place at Mad Fox trivia last night. Because if you’re not first your last; Russ Grote is equally comfortable in the boardroom and the sandwich line at Wawa; Happy Birthday to Matt Handverger who is still much younger than he looks; Meghan Latcovich is the coolest person we know; C.J. Crossis transitioning to the craft beer industry; Frank Dale is awesome; Steve Beggs is the best negotiator in VA; Lindsey Miller is a real-life Dr. Doolittle; David Almacy, welcome back from Mexico!; What will be next for Laurent Crenshaw?; We still owe Mick Kaplan an email and we feel bad about that; Where is Kristen Soltis Anderson on vacation and why weren’t we invited?; Eric Nedd doesn’t respond to text messages anymore; Hello Mike Ricci; Thoughts and prayers with Lara Kline; Good luck to Andrew Powaleny as he runs his half marathon; March Madness is here; Good luck to everyone running the Rock n Roll Marathon, half marathon and 5k tomorrow (also, SATURDAY BRUNCH ALERT –> all the streets will be closed in DC); Go Whitney Drew! #BeatAmos – just kidding… #HelpAmos; Can Bill Gray please keep a tally of Jenn Sherman’s #Unfurl uses while the Bonnies are in the A10 this weekend?; Sean Hayes had a nice message for Becky Card; Does Mary Stewart Bell still read this far down; Aloha Brian Wohlert!; Carly Salas is going to crush her first marathon this weekend!; Tommy McFly is now a pro at Barre thanks to Lauryn Ricketts and Kelly Wilkinson; Elizabeth Vincent are you reading this?; Karina Carlson is a great model!; We love noods; The Tracy kids are living their best lives; Rep. Steph Murphy’s Chief Morale Officer should get a raise (or at least a new bone); Apparently Doug Heyedoes not watch the Real Housewives of New York (but John Goodwin does?); Seeing Jenny Vasquez was the highlight of our week; How were those snacklins Alyson Chwatek?; Nice throw, Mike Lurie; Mark Borelli is in for a memorable performance;
#MakingMoves by S-3 Public Affairs
Famous birthday wishes to Ashley Wolos, Sarah Rogers, Brad Dayspring, Matt Jessee, Sarah Higgings, Alex Treadway, Thomas McGill, John Murray, Matt Bravo, Erin Billings, Sarah E. Malkin, Ashley Hoy, Andrea Bozek Grant, Jim McCray, Lauren Mullins, Guy benson (h/t Twitter); Wes Repass, Emily Wymer Solomon, Carly Salas, Sarah Swinehart and Jordan McGillis (subject line extraordinaire)
Rock on, DC