Mundanities

Maximize Your Coffee: the ‘bucks

Let me start by saying this: support your local coffee shops. Let me also say that the worst decision Starbucks has ever made was to stop selling gingerbread lattes during red cup season. I LOVE GINGERBREAD LATTES. That said, Starbucks…

Maximize Your Coffee: Wawa

Here’s the thing about Wawa: Free Coffee Tuesdays. Wawa isn’t in the half mile radius around my house, but on the lazy-to-cost spectrum, I’m definitely willing to be less lazy in order to get free coffee. On Tuesdays*, that’s Wawa.…

Maximize Your Coffee: McDonald’s

I wrote a rantlet about McDonald’s coffee pricing on Facebook the other day, before starting this blog series. I am rewriting the rantlet here. As a connoisseur of cheap coffee, I have a fair amount of experience with McDonald’s coffee.…

Maximize Your Coffee: 7-eleven

I fell in love with 7-eleven coffee at some point shortly after moving to my current home. 7-eleven is extremely close to my house (not as close as ThreeFifty Bakery, which opened after I moved here, or as close as…

Ah, 19th century news

Is there anything more enjoyable than a brief item from a 19th century newspaper? For example: A man was taken out of the Canal last night by the Watchmen and carried to the watch-house. He was so far gone as…

Carter G. Woodson

One of the benefits of the current location of the DC Office of Public Records is its proximity to the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site and the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Park. On my way to the office…