Date archive for July, 2012
Najwa Gaines
By David Gaines On Monday, July 23rd, 2012

The Little Diva Fighting Sleep

There comes a time as a parent when you have to admit that you can’t win them all. You give everything you have but sometimes, it’s just not going to be enough. Everything you’ve read, all the More...

By David Gaines On Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Kiepenkerl Statue at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

This statue by sculptor Jeff Koons is based on the one in Münster, Germany. The statue commemorates the popular figure of the “Kiepenkerl” (Peddler), the traveling salesmen who traded goods and gossip More...

By David Gaines On Monday, July 16th, 2012

So Glad Wainaina Finally Wrote About That Place

I don’t know where to start. Binyavanga Wainaina’s memoir, One Day I Will Write About This Place, is indescribable. His story is beyond compelling — it entertains, it educates, it introduces More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Who is YahZarah? And Did She Just Remix a Prince Classic!?

Tonight I did something I haven’t done in years. Even as I was doing it, I was hesitant that I was making a wise decision. I mean, it’s the 21st century, and I like to think that I’m keeping up More...

By David Gaines On Friday, July 13th, 2012

Painters Mural Painting a Mural 24/7 on 17th Street

At first glance, it looks like a couple of painters painting a mural above the McDonald’s on 17th Street NW.  Until you realize it’s a mural of a couple of painters painting.  More...

By David Gaines On Friday, July 13th, 2012

Eye Catcher For Eye Doctor in Dupont Circle

At the corner of 17th Street NW and Corcoran St NW in Dupont Circle.  This face has on glasses, apparently an eye-catcher for an eye doctor in the building.  More...

Najwa at the 2012 Smithsonian Folkfest
By David Gaines On Sunday, July 8th, 2012

The Ladies at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall

It was heat index nearly 110 degrees. And the humidity wasn’t too far behind. And the sun felt like 100 million miles closer to the planet. But we still made it out to the Smithsonian Folklife More...

Capital One Card
By David Gaines On Friday, July 6th, 2012
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My Picture Perfect Plan To Not Let My Credit Cards Slip Through Those Swiping Machines

I was checking out my credit score the other day — as everyone should — and though it’s decent, it could be better. What’s holding my score from being excellent isn’t debt, which I More...