Unsubstantiated rumors, or, it's Armageddon, people!

The District of Columbia is NOT where you want to be right now. It gets a bad rap for the crime and the pomposity of its residents but in the last 24 hours, there were:

  • Highway closures from burning or overturned vehicles
  • Manhole fires resulting in power outages
  • Rumors of armed robberies at the new Target in Columbia Heights (the Metro muggings were not from the last 24 hours)
  • My co-worker's apartment was used as a staging area for U.S. Marshals and MPD to take his fugitive neighbor into custody
  • Several people lost water last night
  • The people who drive my shuttle said the numerous cop cars (and, a co-worker later reported ambulance was present) at L'Enfant Plaza station were for a reported jumper on the tracks. No service disruptions reported on WMATA website, though.
  • The Eliot Spitzer story doesn't really fit in the timbre of these other occurences but has a DC element to it.
  • Also not an unsubstantiated rumor, but a darn good graphic in this story about pedestrian safety.

Nice to know my student loans went toward something useful...

You Should Be an Artist

You are incredibly creative, spontaneous, and unique.

No one can guess what you're going to do next, but it's usually something amazing.

You can't deal with routine, rules, or structure. You're easily bored.

As long as you are able to innovate and break the rules, you are extremely successful.

You do best when you:

- Can work by yourself

- Can express your personality in your work

You would also be a good journalist or actor.

filched from cyn

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