We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.

Even better than the line about bidets in Sally Quinn‘s remembrance of her friend Nora Ephron is this: “Lavender and cats! I had never liked either one — who knew they were going to be the next hot things?” [Post]

The only thing worse is Air Sex. [Brightest Young Things]

Chompie is back! [DCist]

Reviews of the National Symphony Orchestra’s South American tour were chipper. [Classical Beat]

David Rubenstein, billionaire savior of the Washington Monument, bought himself an Emancipation Proclamation for $2.1 milliom [AP]