Reason 184

#184: National Arboretum There are a lot of trees in DC. Lots of trees. Trees everywhere. And lots of cherry blossom trees, which are of course my favorite. Except for the tourists that come with the cherry blossom trees. The tourists I could do without. Because there are trees everywhere, I never really got the…

Reason 185

#185: Wasim, the Dupont Circle t-shirt vendor. I live in Dupont Circle and am head-over-heels in love with my neighborhood. The first job I had in DC (and the reason I moved here) was in Dupont Circle. I remember super clearly how I showed up to Dupont Circle¬†early on March 5, 2007 (see? I told…

Reason 186

#186: Washington Capitals They are awesome because hockey is awesome. It always surprises people that I like hockey because I grew up in a place where ice melts very fast. (It’s the same story with ice-skating.) I learned to love hockey at Northern Michigan University, which is the school I attended for undergrad. Northern is…

Reason 187

#187: People here know things When Justice Scalia died last week zero people in DC replied with “who?” Instead, everyone had an opinion about it. Everyone. My entire facebook feed is people posting news and articles and memes and of course, the Onion article. Meanwhile, more than half of the American people don’t know (or…