#NATIONAL If you like Cheerios, you can’t sue General Mills; #BostonStrong; there’s a hellfire twin Earth out there; How did 4/20 happen?; tax preparers flip the bird at responsible Americans as filing costs go up; “WTF??” –Scandal fans; Happy Friday; spoilers everywhere; Congrats Chelsea; God bless America; RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez; You think your apartment is small?; Joe is instagramming; Go ask for the ball;
#DISTRICT Warm enough out there to catch a Nats game this weekend; trash; we all really enjoyed monsoon Tuesday this week; why is everyone in Napa right now?; You may need a new license; Taxi+Uber= Questionable; Peregrine Espresso one of the best in America; Here’s what our buses used to look like; You’re having a better day than this squirrel; the Google City Experts party was fun last night; yes there will be ANOTHER reality show with Hill staff; seeya in a couple years, Capitol Dome, hello Washington Monument; this looks fun; DC is full of political scientists, who knew?; Really beautiful cherry blossom photos;
#MEDIAMOVES thanks to @StoryPartners: Lots of moving and shaking at @MorningConsult; @MeghanMcCarthy was promoted to managing editor of what’s considered DC’s newest daily way to start your day. @JonEasley joins her coming over from the Hill. Big congrats to the staff @WashingtonPost for earning journalism’s top honor – a Pulitzer Prize. A team of 28 Post journalists won in the public service category for its stories on NSA and Edward Snowden. Post Reporter and @SyracuseUniversity grad @Elisaslow won an individual Pulitzer for his stories about the challenges of people living on food stamps. @fran_chambers moves across the pond while staying in the US. The former Red Alert EIC was snapped up by the UK’s Daily Mail as its White House Correspondent and deputy bureau chief and Smithsonian mag grabs @matthewshaer as a staff writer. He will join the publication this summer. On the Hill, former press secretary and VP for AHIP @robzirk joins PhRMA as Senior VP. Last but not least, public affairs firm @StoryPartners keeps growing hiring @ghgbeaumont as its Senior Director of Marketing, the firm’s second major hire in as many weeks.
#BYE Don’t forget to enjoy yourself, here’s what we’re doing this weekend.
It’s been a chilly, wet week but it’s thawing out and warming up. Check out all the laid back goodness (and egg hunts) going on this weekend. Enjoy.
While DC bid farewell to the cherry blossoms on this week, we received some lovely blossom photos from Charlotte Selmeyer, who reviewed: “The blooms and my allergies are insane this year!” Take a look through these beautiful photos and reminisce until next spring.
…a “House of Cards” veteran is working to produce a reality show based in the district starring “D.C. up-and-comers,” including Capitol Hill staffers. The show is currently in development, and one source said there’s already been a round of casting.
Which bar will have stools open at happy hour? Will the HOB and SOB internets go slowly today? Will staffers choose Eastern or Union market for their Sunday afternoon activity? Find out the answers to these exciting questions and more on the new Hill staff reality show…
Ok, which of you are in this? Admit it. Admit it to FamousDC@gmail.com
The Washington Post published a sweet visual explanation of how the Capitol dome is being repaired over the coming years. Check out what will be happening under the dome in this neat visual explanation, and tell me if their animation of scaffolding going up around the building doesn’t remind you the littlest bit of the Game of Thrones intro (below).
Google is throwing a big soiree to kick off their D.C. Google City Experts program at the Long View Gallery tonight from 6:30-8:30.
Google City Experts is an exclusive program offered in less than 25 cities across 7 countries that relies on local experts like you for the real scoop on what’s going on in the city.
Google will have have tons of local food joints and craft beer for you. Come nosh, sip and otherwise rub elbows with fellow potential City Experts.
Vice President Joe Biden’s first photo of the VP sitting behind his aviators at his desk, shuffling papers and surrounded by Americana. The only situation that could make this photo better: him holding a sandwich while riding a train.
Teen takes a selfie video next to the train tracks. Teen gets kicked in the head by a train conductor.