Wednesday, June 30, 2010

what's up the pike: tilt and hurl

The carnival's back at Wheaton Plaza and friend of JUTP/awesome photographer Chip Py took this lovely shot of the Tilt-A-Whirl. If you'd like a ride, bring your barf bag to the parking lot outside JCPenney on Veirs Mill Road any day this week through Sunday.


- Yuppie moms everywhere are seething at Devouring DC's declaration that Pacci's Pizzeria is better than 2 Amys in Cleveland Park, but most of them probably don't even know where Silver Spring is.

- County planners are getting ready to draw up a life sciences center in White Oak, and they'd like to talk to you about it first. They're holding an open house today from 4:30 to 8:30pm at the Regional Services Center, located at 3300 Briggs Chaney Road at Robey Road.

- There's two very lovely retrospectives in the Post this week. A sort-of nostalgic look at living in Takoma Park, back when the streets really did smell of patchouli, and a reprint of Carl Bernstein's 1976 commencement speech at Blair High School, where he barely graduated from fifteen years earlier.

Perhaps that's why he's able to give such stirring advice:
"The real world is a lot more tolerant, a lot more interesting, a lot more fun, a lot more sensible really than the cocoon that is high school . . . Now you get to be your own person, not what your teachers want you to be, not what your parents expect you to be."
Last, but not least:

- If your morning commute yesterday sucked, you've got a broken air conditioner to blame. No, seriously.

- At The Straight Line, county planner Elza Hizel-McCoy celebrates the "majestic" parking garage at Fenton and Cameron streets.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yuppie mom's everywhere are seething? Not only were there no responses to the post, what it actually said was "I would even go out on a limb to say it's right up there breathing down the neck of Two Amy's", not that it was better than 2 Amy's.

I'm a silver spring resident and love pacci's. It isn't 2 amy's quite yet though. I'd say about 75%-85% there, which is a huge compliment since 2 Amy's really is the standard bearer.