canberry sauceI guess I do have one tiny expectation from the holiday season: when presenting brand-name jellied cranberry sauce on the holiday table presentation, one must keep it can-shaped and without fancy slicing. No need to make it with organic cranberries or anything like that – just remove the lid and let it slide out onto the plate with that glorious sucking sound. Maintaining the cylindrical shape with side ridge texturing is vital.
OMG despite the opening of Town just a block away, Blowoff was still packed last night at the 9:30 Club. I predicted the Blowoff crowd would be minimal but it was only more concentrated with hairy bears or those who like them, like Josh and Wonkette. Wonkette’s honey pot was on fire for some beef and fur but I’m guessing she only got some good visuals for her time walking amongst the Bears.
I think since Blowoff is only a once a month venue it will continue to attract a crowd that wants something a little different. I would like to check out Town some day but I don’t want to stand in a line that goes around the block just to get in for a few cocktails. If it’s open during the week I might check it out, or over the holiday weekend. Nellie’s is across the street from both of the above, and will only benefit as a staging area for later-night partying. I think the 9th and U area is now definitely where it’s at.
I ran with the Skwurl yesterday, far longer than I expected or believed I could go – all the way from 4th and Q down Rhode Island, through DuPont Circle and down into Rock Creek Park. We ran up the bike trail to Adam’s Morgan, over the bridge and back towards home via 17th Street. Running is important for your health but it’s also important to be seen being athletic in all the right places.
Over the holiday break I want to see Beowulf at the Imax, and Sarah Michelle Gellar, Justin Timberlake and Seann Willam Scott in Southland Tales:
Seann Scott


  1. signalite says:

    I would think the shape of one’s can is also important if wanting to be seen running in public.

  2. Crumble says:

    Jimbo, don’t you know the proper way to serve cranberry sauce is on its side? Martha would be so disappointed with you.

  3. TED says:

    I know that this is probably like messing with your religion, but you should really try making your own cranberry sauce once. It’s phenomenally easy, and it’s ten times better than whatever they put in that can.

  4. eric L says:

    i’m looking forward to southland tales too. sean william scott is hot, but you forgot the ROCK. he’s in it too. it’s like the Rundown all over again. only with a better story and an actual director.

  5. jimbo says:

    Ted: I have had home-made mufufu shushu home-made cranberry sauce. It’s nice. But the stuff in the can is better.

  6. stebbins says:

    Blowoff was fun! All the men, but without the boys! (because they were all doing crystal and the new club a block away)

  7. Will says:

    Yep, that’s the way my grandmother served it.

  8. TOS says:

    Town, town, town!!! I’ll say it again, Town!
    For the record, Town was packed, but somehow you could get a drink without attitude (unlike at what Blowoff has become). There was no line if you got there by 11:00 (same at Blowoff in my experience). No crack or kids from what I could see… It was nice place, clean (we’ll see how long that lasts though) and a good layout so you could actually move around despite the number of people. I saw plenty of bears too.
    Town, town town town town town town.
    West Shaw is where it’s at!