City Paper is not for tourists
Good morning! Happy hump day! Wednesdays are always good.
Today’s high of 91 calls for tanning oil and rebellion against work–it seems we’ve plopped in the middle of summer. I thought April was for showers? But hey, can’t complain, aside from the deadly pollen infestation that’s coated my car.
Yesterday was the first funeral service held for last week’s mass shootings in Southeast that took four lives. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty was in attendance, at least for a while.
And in case you missed it, Fenty’s packing some serious abs–now there’s a situation. With D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray giving him a run for his money, maybe Fenty will move on to Jersey Shore. MTV just announced its Jersey Shore 2010 casting call. Though Fenty’s going to have to step up his game if he wants to be as cool as Snooki. But anything’s possible now that Scrabble’s allowing the use of proper nouns.
Our neighbors over in Virginia are partyin’ like it’s 1869, celebrating Confederate History Month, which Va. Governor Bob McDonnell has so happily reinstated from an 8-year hiatus. His proclamation fails to note slavery, saying in WaPo:
“there were any number of aspects to that conflict between the states. Obviously, it involved slavery. It involved other issues. But I focused on the ones I thought were most significant for Virginia.”
The District has even joined in on Twitter. In honor of this momentous occasion, the government should go on holiday to ease traffic in this city. Butler failed, but I still have hope. For the children!
Alexander Ovechkin put Sidney Crosby in his place last night, Caps beating out the Penguins 6 to 3. Something in the world is right again.
Beware, the pollen count is high today–flowers are evil, especially cherry blossoms. Have a marvelous day!
Photo by brookenovak, Creative Commons Attribution License