Hollywood on the Potomac
We like to think we came up with the title Desperate in DC before Desperate Housewives came out which shows you how long we’ve been discussing and writing. And yes, we came up with the title partly because we had a sense of desperation about our lives here.
I think anyone who lives here, particularly if they have kids and they are a woman, knows that struggle where their falling down on all fronts,” opined Phoebe. “their home life, their work life, their marriage, their house – everything is on the point of chaos at any given moment on any given day and the days that things are going swimmingly are very few and far apart.” We suspect that is applicable to all moms everywhere, so happy Mother’s Day wherever you are!
The weather may be taking a turn that’s a bit unseasonably cold, and there may be a snowy flake or two in the air, but that can’t stop the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival from blooming in DC. Sure, the buds on the trees might be a bit delayed, but it’s truly that 4 seasons a year that keep Washingtonians on our feet. Anyhow, didn’t Phil the groundhog warn us about this?
This past weekend the 2014 festival officially kicked off with an opening ceremony concert to get everyone ready for spring. The festival celebrates its 102nd anniversary this year of the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the District from Tokyo, Japan. The tradition of marking the blooms is a favorite springtime activity for DC and the whole country as more than a million people flock into the Nation’s Capital to welcome the season.
Did you hear the one about?
An old Irishman was asked, “At your ripe age, what would you prefer to get… Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s?” The Irishman answered, “Definitely Parkinson’s……Better to spill half an ounce of whiskey than to forget where you keep the bottle!”
No one had any trouble finding the Whiskey at the St. Patrick’s Day Reception at the The Fairmont Hotel on the occasion of the visit of An Taoiseach (translation: Prime Minister) Enda Kenny T.D. hosted by Anne Anderson, The Ambassador of Ireland.“It’s my job is to introduce An Taoiseach this evening,” said Amb. Anne Anderson, “but of course An Taoiseach needs very little introduction. As you all know, he has been in office three years and over that three years he has presided over an enormous turn around in Ireland and I think there has been a sense from everybody that he has a steady hand on the tiller. These are still trying times, but you know what? Today when I was out there and seeing the sunshine coming through, I thought ‘that’s the attitude of Ireland.’ The sun is coming out, spring is on the way and that’s how we feel back in Ireland. We’ve been through a tough three year winter but the sun is coming out.”