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Al Dente

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  1. Last night, my 7-year old daughter had pajama night and a book fair at her school. Teachers were reading stories to the kids in several classrooms, so I "encouraged" her to attend as many of these as possible over the next hour so that I could sit in the back and track the game on the MLB app. When the following popped up on my phone, I pumped my fist but remained quiet. "Michael A. Taylor hits a grand slam to right center field. Daniel Murphy scores. Anthony Rendon scores. Matt Wieters scores." I could see some other parents look at me and smile as they realized something good was happening with the Nats. See ya at the game! Al
  2. What the hell am I supposed to do today in the office? "Facebook Down: Site Breaks for Users across World" by Caroline Mortimer on independent.co.uk #SocialAnxiety #WhatDoIDoNow #OMG #WTF
  3. I'm going to be an optimist and buy a ticket for Thursday's game. Update: Got a ticket from StubHub in the gallery 307, the first row for $160. Not a bad deal. Now I just hope there's reason to attend!
  4. Last week they were for a ban on bump-stocks, and now they're back on message. "NRA Opposes Outright US Ban on Gun Devices Used by the Las Vegas Killer" on cnbc.com
  5. Tyreek is one of my best fantasy picks-- especially after losing my #1 pick David Johnson, and more recently, Ty Montgomery. I pray to the football gods that Latavius Murray doesn't score more than 11 points tonight. I need this win!
  6. Dining in Clifton

    Has anyone been to Rosemary's Thyme Bistro? I love lahmacun, so I'd like to try it out. Looks like they have a second location in Dupont Circle.
  7. Empathic Brain Responses to Yawning and Urination

    If you don't have an empathic brain response to yawning, you're a psychopath!
  8. While driving home past NRA headquarters on 66 yesterday, I saw their one and only statement on the Las Vegas shootings. Their flag was flying at half mast.
  9. Some friends picked up some goodies from Gus's for a party I went to this past weekend. The chicken was amazing. I don't think I've ever had fried chicken that was so greaseless, crispy, juicy, and delicious. The sides were good too, but I didn't think any of it was remarkable. But geez, that chicken! Too bad Gus's is so far from me-- though I'm sure my heart thinks otherwise.
  10. It seems that the sacrifices service members make aren't for protecting our 1st Amendment freedoms. The NFL uses the flag as a marketing tool. The people who proudly display the Confederate flag and lose their shit over taking a knee, are completely blind to the irony. Someone once tweeted, "Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail." That's some serious totalitarian horseshit right there. Given our president's grasp of history, he probably couldn't tell you what the 13 stripes represent. I'm trying to be careful of what I say, but the phony indignation of certain politicians is nothing but a dog-whistle for the nationalist element of American voters. It disgusts me.
  11. Nachos

    Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya-- some history on the dish