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Recess might be officially over and all the kids are back in school, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.

Recess has started. Bring on the vacations, concerts, day drinking, Nats games, outdoor movies and all of the other things you miss when your boss is in town.

Meet Will Simon. Will Simon is bringing some DC pride to our every day fashion choices with his DC inspired Socks. Currently, Simon is working to fund his new fashion sock line, LINEDWEAR, on Kickstarter. As an early investor we hear you’ll be the first to receive a pair as they are already in the process of being manufactured. When we asked Simon what inspired his venture, he responded by noting that even though we may all be from elsewhere, everyone is incredibly proud of the place we now call home. We couldn’t agree more. Below is the quick story behind LINEDWEAR and how you can get a pair of these amazing socks. Check out LINEDWEAR’s awesome Kickstarter

Be sure to tell the Godfather, Don Seymour, happy birthday this weekend, Brett Loper making moves, Ed Henry is celebrating a birthday, Famous Kyle Nevins, lobbyists have problems too, Ed Levandoski is killing it, shout out to the new leadership staff Katie Patru, Connor Walsh, Nick Marcelli, Gena Villari, John Stapleton, Tim Pataki, Molly …

Politicos to watch [50] From rain to heat to rain [weather] House of Cards on top [Emmy’s] Photo by Noe Todorovich

It might be hot out there this weekend but that won’t stop DC from drinking, swimming, eating and dancing its way through Sunday so brace yourself for another great weekend (with just a little extra humidity). And don’t forget to drink plenty of water out there.

Meet Brendan O’Connor. Brendan O’Connor is the co-founder of RaiseDC and with a tagline like “A Virtuous Nightlife” we could not help but be intrigued when we learned of his venture. Starting just a year ago (anniversary party details below), RaiseDC seeks to combine the forces of DC’s nightlife with fundraising for local nonprofits. In just one one year they have helped out 8 DC organizations with 100% of ticket sales going toward the cause. Win-win, right? We thought so too and were lucky enough to chat with O’Connor about the organization, its upcoming events and how we can all be a little more virtuous. *Follow RaiseDC at and stay tuned for their coming website: .

Intern uses Pledge of Allegiance for party invites [networking] The funniest [tumblr] How to [Google] Good people [DC] Photo by John Sonderman

The second Cheney [campaign] Just like Google [government] WikiLeaks trailer [movies] Photo by Kevin Wolf

Want to be famous? How about FamousDC? We’re hiring a part-time content editor to assist with editing and publishing content on If you’re passionate about blogging, editing and the District we want you on our team. Our ideal editor would be able to argue about the oxford comma endlessly …

True to DC [TV] Intern takes the fall [NTSB] North v. South [language] Photo by Patrick Onofre

What’s that smell [flower] In defense of the Newsroom [TV] Royal craze [baby] Photo by Kevin Wolf

It was Bryant Avondoglio’s last week on Capitol Hill, Chris Paulitz is way too busy and important for us now, DC women who GSD, Drew Hammill celebrated his birth this week, Sara and Shannon Croom are headed to Canada, Sean Hackbarth is still crushing on BuzzFeed, this week’s winner: Sharknado’s …

National Journal published its list “The 25 Most Influential Washington Women Under 35” today and we wanted to give a shout out to all the ladies killing it in the District. Kristen Soltis Anderson Jaime Herrera Beutler Rachel Bovard Erin Currier LaDavia Drane Eugenia Edwards Denise Feriozzi Nicole Foltz Heather …

This weekend starts out fast and then takes it slow so hold on tight as we get ready for another swingin’ summer weekend in DC.