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Reporting from Your Nation's Capital
2008-08-08 06:16
by Bob Timmermann
That is unless you are one of those people who lives in Canada, Mexico, or some other miscellaneous country.

It's a beautiful Friday morning here in DC and I've got culture and history to absorb. I hope nobody moved the Spirit of St. Louis since I was last here.

Note to Bronx Banter readers: the last time I was in DC, it was Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS.

I don't believe it was a determining factor in the outcome of that game.

2008-08-08 06:33:53
1.   RIYank
You're mistaken, Bob. There was no ALCS in 2004, remember? They canceled it. I think they just picked the World Series winner out of a hat or something, not sure -- there's a strange blank region in my late-2004 memory.
2008-08-08 06:48:13
2.   Shaun P
1 I don't remember anything baseball related about Octocber 2004, but I do remember being the only person in the local Home Depot near the MA-RI border on Saturday, October 23, 2004. Outside of the employees, that is. None of them wanted to be there for some reason. Me? I was just grateful to be able to browse without anyone bothering me.
2008-08-08 07:09:28
3.   Marty
How's the humidity? I'm in Orlando where it's a balmy 51 percent. Thankfully I fly back to L.A. today.
2008-08-08 07:29:25
4.   Strike4
If you're having lunch at Air and Space, there's a McDonalds inside, but also deli sandwiches somewhat hidden up the stairs from McD's. I saw this area only after finishing my Big Mac.
2008-08-08 07:39:16
5.   Bob Hendley
Here's hoping that the Capital of These United States, unlike Cleveland, remains on your good side. Perhaps you might alert people by wearing one of those t-shirts with a snake that reads "Don't Tread on Me!".
2008-08-08 08:31:52
6.   D4P
The weather on in the southeast is unseasonably comfortable. Temps in the 80s and relatively low humidity.

Bob: swing by North Carolina and say "Hi".

2008-08-08 08:53:41
7.   Bob Timmermann
The weather today is "Chamber of Commerce" like.
2008-08-08 09:37:18
8.   bobsbrother
I think DC's Metro system will be to Bob's liking.
2008-08-08 12:09:09
9.   Bob Timmermann
The DC Metro long ago won my seal of approval.

Today's highlight was seeing the statue of Thomas Starr King in the Capitol.

2008-08-08 12:18:23
10.   Linkmeister
Are you on vacation, or are you consulting with the LOC this week?
2008-08-08 13:06:11
11.   Bob Timmermann
I'm on vacation for a couple of days. Part of the Summer of Bob!

For the record, the Library of Congress is just called LC by industry insiders.

2008-08-08 14:01:27
12.   Linkmeister
I'm a user of its website, which is So naturally I assumed...

(hangs head)

2008-08-08 18:07:09
13.   StolenMonkey86
Are you sure Kevin Brown wouldn't have pitched a shutout if you were somewhere else?
2008-08-08 19:12:38
14.   Bob Hendley
11 - Good luck finding an actual congress type person in the stacks.

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