Thursday, April 16, 2009

Smell a rat

In D.C., I lived in Dupont Circle - the most wonderful neighborhood in the world.

Ok, that might be a bit of a stretch, but it IS fantastic. So fantastic that several of my friends eventually followed in my pioneering footsteps and migrated to my 'hood as well.

To get them off on the right foot I thought we should all do something to explore their new neighborhood. We went to the First Friday event where you tour all the crazy art galleries filled with terrible art, then landed at one of my favorite neighborhood hangouts: Kramerbooks.

Over food and lots of drinks we decided to have outings every now and then for just us - the Dupont Dwellers.

It stuck.

I got a Dweller email today: Cins is planning a Cinco de Mayo dinner at her place.

I told the crew I was happy I still made the cut - even though I will obviously not be attending.

And even though my new home near the state Capitol technically makes me what we call people who do basically everything on Capitol Hill in D.C. - a "Hill Rat."

4 comments:

Stacey said...

"You dirty rat..you dirty rat..." ha ha. I laughed out loud when I typed this!

icancarryallthebagsandthebabiestoo said...

Every so often (like, once every two years) I will get an invitation for something from someone who lives in Colorado. And I will surprise everyone by showing up.

This just happened. I got an invitation to Farrah Wright's (it feels really weird to write that name because she legally changed it years ago) wedding and Jay picked up our plane tickets this week. A few years ago I was invited to a birthday part and went. Also, Jennifer Lucke invited me to her AHS 10 year reunion because her husband hates things like that... and I went!

If you can find a reasonable ticket... you should go!!!!

Jay and I have been meaning to take the girls to DC. We're only an hour away... and embarrassingly, I don't think I've ever been there.

Anonymous said...

Are you considered "on the hill" in Cheyenne? I looooovvvvvveee Kramberbooks. I still want to get the Native American museum, and some of the other attractions we didn't see while we were there.

MOM said...

That was supposed to be from me...mom