We are lucky here in the DMV to be so close to the Baltimore home of one of America’s great writers, Edgar Allan Poe. Whether you’re in town to catch an Orioles game, visit the aquarium or go to a show at Rams Head Live, try to work a little history into your day by visiting Poe’s home and burial site. … VISIT THE REAL RAVEN’S HOME IN BALTIMORE
When I was growing up, my father insisted on doing all the house repairs and upgrades himself. “How hard can it be?” He would ask, and hours later he’d be nursing a mild electrical burn while my mom looked through the yellow pages for a legit contractor. The house I grew up in was filled with light switches you had to wiggle as you turned on, lumpy, rippled wall-to-wall carpeting, and doors that opened the wrong way. (The door of my bedroom closet opened into the closet.) … “EH, CLOSE ENOUGH!” INSTAGRAM’S FUNNIEST CONSTRUCTION FAILS
Keeping tabs on a city like DC can seem daunting –– there are so many moving parts to keep track of and so much that’s changing on a regular basis. And while your commute home might be filled with more “When did that open?” and “Has that always been there?” moments than you’d like to admit, one thing’s for sure: It’s easy to stay interested in this humble abode we like to call home. One of the most exciting and buzzed about developments on DC’s calendar as of lately is The Parks at Walter Reed. … DC DEVELOPMENT(S): THE PARKS AT WALTER REED
… At the front of the house is a huge bay window with oversized windows, and there’s enough room over here – again, this place is 24 feet wide – to accommodate two or three full living room sets, and maybe up to four, if you’re willing to really cram the furniture in there, and stack it vertically. (This is a great way to discourage your in-laws from visiting. “We’d love to have you, but we have four full living room sets stacked vertically all the way up to the ceiling. We can’t even open the door, we go in and out with a rope ladder we dangle out the window.”)
Okay, so hopefully you got a chance to decompress and relax this weekend courtesy of our Weekend Hitlist Guide. Welcome back to the workweek…
Lucky for you, we here at UrbanScrawl completely understand you.
You see, everyone and their mother can bring you weekend guides for DC events. But we take it a step further by weeding through all of the hullabaloo and bringing you nothing but the best events with our Weekend Histlist. … #WERKWEEK: JULY 16TH – 19TH EVENTS IN THE DISTRICT