I love living in the city 99.5% of the time, but that last half-percent of the time, I’m usually dreaming of living on a remote cliffside hut where there’s zero chance I’ll ever hear my neighbors playing that stupid “Wagon Wheel” song on repeat. These four houses are so remote that you won’t hear anything except the howl of the wind, and maybe the occasional interjection of the imaginary elf your mind has invented because you haven’t seen or spoken to another human being in six months. Sounds like a good time to me! … FEELING ANTISOCIAL? THESE REMOTE HOMES WILL HELP YOU GET AWAY FROM LITERALLY EVERYTHING
You don’t have to live in a tiny apartment to be space-challenged. Any part of your home or apartment can give you trouble this way, whether due to the layout of the room, the types of belongings you have or any other reason.
In my home, built in 1952, my kitchen’s layout was the problem. One wall has cabinets, a sink and the fridge. The facing wall has more cabinets and the stove. One short wall has a door to the outside, and the other has, well … nothing. … HOW TO SAVE SPACE IN YOUR KITCHEN
We all had a few years when we weren’t, perhaps, at our personal best, style-wise. For me it was the first part of high school. My parents still have a school photo of me, dressed in head to toe “Charlotte Hornets” gear, with a perfect trapezoid of tanned skin in the middle of my otherwise pale forehead, from wearing a backwards baseball cap all summer. Now, if you saw that photo, you might smirk, but you wouldn’t come right out and mock it. You wouldn’t riff on it. But if we were talking about a house? If we were talking about embarrassing old photos of a $135 million Beverly Hills mansion? Why wouldn’t we mock embarrassing photos of a mansion? … EVEN THIS RECORD-BREAKING $135 MILLION MANSION HAD AN AWKWARD PHASE
With the cool startup frenzy of the last few years, I keep imagining a world where entrepreneurs have run out of unique business ideas. Thankfully, that’s not the kind of world we live in. Instead, I am constantly amazed by the perseverance of good ideas –– not to mention the ability to dream them up in the first place. As I’ve explored during various points in this series, DC has an impressive amount of startup seeds that are working hard to grow and flourish in our city and beyond. Today, I want to dive deeper into a startup called Super.… DC(ISH) STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: SUPER
Spring, despite playing hard-to-get with us while chilling with Old Man Winter and giggling at our desperation for a hint of hope (no really – any indication) that warmth was on the horizon, it seems, is finally here to stay. It’s done toying with our heart strings and torturing us with its coyness. No, now, it seems, Spring wants to come in, pollen blazing, and act as if it never was acting all weird to begin with. … COOK LOCAL: LOCAL FARMS TO FREQUENT IN THE WARMER MONTHS
Colin Steer, of Plymouth, England, had always noticed that his sofa sat unevenly on his living room floor, but he didn’t realize why until he decided to renovate. When he tore up the floor, he found a 33-foot deep medieval well under his home. Steer did what any reasonable person would do under the circumstances – he immediately moved out, sought the blessing of a priest, and burned the place to the ground, since it clearly had to be haunted. Wait, no, he did the opposite of that. He actually went down into the well, hauled out loads of debris, and eventually found, at the very bottom – a sword. As of this writing, Steer is still living happily in the house, but we all know that it’s only a matter of time before the vengeful ghost of the medieval barbarian who owned that sword decides to extract his revenge.
Okay, so it’s Friday the 13th and by all accounts this should be a questionable weekend to say the least, right? WRONG! This weekend is literally going to be jam packed full of insanity and I literally almost can’t take it.
I mean honestly, I blog about events for a living but I’m a total observer/introvert at heart and so I very rarely find events that are intriguing enough to get me out of bed on weekend morning… … WEEKEND HITLIST: FRIDAY 13TH EDITION