I was going to write a silly Gaga-esque post today, but it didn’t feel right in the wake of yesterday’s horrific shootings in D.C. I also tried to write about the tragedy, but I didn’t have the words to say. Thus, I’ll let some pictures do the talking. Although D.C. is often the brunt of jokes and political rants, I love this city. Here’s why:
The loves of my life met in D.C.
The other love of my life is in DC.
Oh, and the other one too.
(Hill Country BBQ. If you haven’t been yet, go. NOW.)
NYC has a million pizza joints. DC has froyo everywhere. We win.
(Our rent is cheaper too. And there are fewer Yankees fans here.)
If it wasn’t for the two-hour wait, I’d probably go to Lauriol Plaza every night (except for Monday nights because that’s all-you-can-eat night at Hill Country).
It is becoming clear that I eat too much.
The Washington Monument
Mayor Gray and I are tight.
(For the record, I have no connection to any of the corruption allegations brought against him. We just like to chill on the weekend and watch some WNBA.)
Seersucker is kinda embraced here. Yay.
Red pants too.
WE’RE THE N.L. EAST CHAMPIONS!!!
(for one more week)
Our July 4ths are pretty epic.
(even with a caged Washington Monument)
Our Christmas tree is too.
D.C. has some sweet bike trails.
…and a sweet boy band.
We’ve got the N.L. Rookie of the Year.
…and a really athletic caveman.
Capital City Church is in D.C. And in another month, VIRGINIA too.
Dat Ben’s chili.
The baddest building in the world is in D.C.
We’ve got bike lanes so cars won’t run us over.
The cab drivers don’t care. The texting pedestrians are worse.
We have a lot of pretty buildings.
(See, not all your tax dollars are wasted.)
We have Natitude.
(But maybe a little less than last season.)
We’re an international city.
But we all love America (and Turkey).
Most importantly, D.C. is full of amazing people.
My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by yesterday’s tragedy. I hope you find some peace in this time of tumult and that you can cling to moments of joy. A hateful lunatic can create incredible havoc and pain, but he cannot break us.