Bulletproof vests in DC

 Dear internet,

A word problem: Three athleisured ladies out on a walk in DC. 1/3 wore a Camelback vest; 2/3 wore bulletproof vests.

I have many, so many, questions, but first: how did camelback woman convince her friends to come to upper northwest dc for a fitness stroll in the first place? Did she lie to them? Because it is well fact that the area “wotp” or west of (rock creek) park is a high crime area, to be avoided by ladies, children, and small dogs. 

maybe they’re just bringing the 90s back to DC.*

yours,

Daya

Observations from my walk

Dear internet,

 

1. The most popular baseball hat in DC is the B hat. I assume the “B” is for Boston Red Sox.

2. Everyone’s wearing a mask.

3. Did not see any dogs wearing masks, though.

4. It’s almost peony season. If you want to know when it’s time to pick a peony for a bouquet, it’s when the bud feels like a jumbo marshmellow.

5. I’ve never seen a peony without a ton of ants crawling out of it, though.

yours,

Daya

 

Sometimes I get out

Dear internet,

Some random photos of the streets of DC on this rather overcast Sunday.

dc public works workers working
dc public works workers working
what are they building here?
What are they building here? + people wearing masks
waiting for starbucks in a socially distant way
waiting for starbucks in a socially distant way

Not a lot of people on the street, and lots and lots of masks.

DC looking pretty grim lately from a weather perspective. It’s supposed to rain all week.

yours,

Daya

Places in DC 2

Dear internet,

For my own nostalgia I will post photos of places in DC. Answer of “where was I?” when you hover over the photo.

Second up, this is obvious but I like it because in my years in exile it was the first stop on my way home.

 

national airport metro stop dc
It will always be National to me

yours,

Daya

Perfect gardens

 Dear internet,

Not much to report today. People’s yards look amazing. There are no more overgrown yards, no weeds, lots of mulch and nice plants. Maybe this happens every spring, but with no where to go but home and to the store, people are beautifying their houses. I half-expect to see Christmas decorations going up. Don’t know whether that would be cozy or weird to see twirling Santa Clauses and tinsel in April, but I understand the impulse towards doing whatever it takes to feel gezellig when we are actually all quite alone.

I get lots of home-improvement magazines in the mail and it’s a little surreal to read the March and April issues when things were so different. On the other hand, it’s very soothing to read about paint choices and floral arrangements. A portal to another time where coronavirus wasn’t on everyone’s mind.

I wonder what the magazines will look like in six months. I hope they just keep going with their regular publishing schedule because we all need an escape.

yours,

Daya

US Botanic Garden
Not a gardener, but a garden-enthusiast

By the way the photo above, and in the previous post, Places in DC 1, is the United States Botanic Garden in DC.