Good Monday Morning! I don’t have too much to report from my weekend, but will share a few thoughts:
+ “Nehi” and “Inca” graffiti tags appeared on a lot of property throughout D.C. over the weekend (not just in Shaw--I saw the tags near my office in “The Golden Triangle” this morning). It appears "Nehi" and "Inca" are in a tagging war with one another (as every other tag says “Inca wins” or “Nehi wins”). Regardless of their victorious language, both Nehi and Inca (or whoever are behind these annoying tags) are losers. I wonder what embarrassing flaw they’re compensating for through their use of spray paint.
+ The dog owners in Shaw group met over the weekend. Our official name will be “Shaw’s Paws”! YAY! Our main focuses now are 1) Addressing the proposed dog park regulations (comment period ends on April 1; the proposed regulations seem far too restrictive; we’re going to work on a Shaw dog group response to the regs, work with the larger DC Dogs group on a response, and send in individual letters weighing in); and 2) Working on incorporation and non-profit status. As there is a lot of opposition to dogs/dog owners, we need to be extra attentive to picking up after our own dogs and, when possible, doing so for less responsible dog owners.
+ The Home and Garden Show at the Convention Center provided some inspiration for the backyard renovation planned at Remaking Le Slum headquarters. I wasn’t overly impressed at the show or the turnout, but this was my first convention (ever), so I had a lot of pre-conceived notions of what to expect. I was impressed at many of the garden displays, and cannot fathom the work that went into them (e.g., huge rocks, landscaped hills, trees, flowering plants, etc.).
+ Matchbox, one of my favorite purveyors of Pizza just south of Shaw in Chinatown, is now open on Sundays. We had a great lunch (consisting of mini burgers, onion rings, and pizzas) post-Home and Garden Show. I must say, however, I missed my weekly Vegetate Bloody Mary.