A DEAD WALRUS, A HAUNTED SWORD, AN ANTI-TANK ROCKET, AND OTHER THINGS YOU COULD FIND IN YOUR HOME DURING A RENOVATION

 

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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.

A DEAD WALRUS, A HAUNTED SWORD, AN ANTI-TANK ROCKET, AND OTHER THINGS YOU COULD FIND IN YOUR HOME DURING A RENOVATION

DC STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: HATCH

If you don’t have an app, are you even a business? In all honestly, apps, though they sound fancy and sophisticated, aren’t right for every business model. But for many, they offer a modern, unique way to interact with both current and potential customers. However, for smaller businesses, the act of building an app can be daunting…and way too expensive. Hiring an agency to perfect a digital endeavor can be a kind of business pipe dream. Luckily, there’s a DC-based startup working hard behind the scenes to bring apps down to earth and make them a possibility for all businesses –– or at least most. DC STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: HATCH

YOUR WARM WEATHER WEEKEND HITLIST

Okay, so maybe it’s not necessarily summer as of yet — but a girl can dream can’t she!? Plus that GIF of Stewie from Family Guy just made me chuckle so I had to choose it for this despite it’s fairly loose relevence.

Trust me, you’re happy. You know you like it!

Alas — I digress, the spring/summer hybrid is officially in full swing. I know this because I put on my parka to go outside to walk my dog and was met with a bunch of hipsters dressed in shorts, boat shoes and Raybans.

Needless to say I immediately regressed back into my dark lair of writer solitude. YOUR WARM WEATHER WEEKEND HITLIST

WEEKEND HITLIST: SEE SOME ART, SMELL THE FLOWERS & MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Okay, is it just me or does it feel like finding a bunch of killer events this weekend is like pulling teeth!?!  I mean, seriously I really tried to compile my own independent information but I was struggling to put together a list that I was very proud of.

You see, I only recommend events that I could see either myself, my friends or family members attending because I’m trying to give you guys a good time. But it almost seems like all of DC is so wrapped up in the Cherry Blossom Festival that there has been a little bit of slack this weekend with the fun tickets!

Lucky for you — I never give up! And as a result,  I’ve compiled once again, a killer weekend Hit List, just for you. So get out, enjoy some art, smell some beautiful flowers and stand for a change! WEEKEND HITLIST: SEE SOME ART, SMELL THE FLOWERS & MAKE A DIFFERENCE

THE QUICK & DIRTY CLASSY ST. PATTY WEEKEND HITLIST

Well lasses and laddies if it isn’t the  weekend we’ve all been waiting for AKA St. Patty’s Edition,  where the rivers run green and the beers taste exactly the same except they always put that weird  green dye in them like #nothankyou.

Anyway, without further ado I will get you guys all informed for your awesome holiday weekend hit list, so sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! THE QUICK & DIRTY CLASSY ST. PATTY WEEKEND HITLIST

ART YOUR HEART OUT: MARCH EVENTS

Spring is here and what better way to ring in the new season than with a brand new ART YOUR HEART OUT courtesy of moi — UrbanScrawl DC’s resident artist/creative entrepreneur and lover of all things aesthetic.

Yep…I came up with that title myself…

::gives self mental high five::

Good job self! You rock!

If you’ve been a loyal reader to what is arguably the coolest, trendiest, hippest cultural blog in the District (we literally have the best writers EVER), then  you may or may not be aware of the fact that I started a monthly article on art events to help out all you lost art lovers in the area. ART YOUR HEART OUT: MARCH EVENTS