What I did for my birthday…

Posted June 7, 2010 by districtchatter
Categories: Entertainment, Uncategorized, Weekend Trips

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I turned 38 on my birthday last weekend. There was one thing I wanted to do. Since I was 13, I wanted to go to Dollywood. Yes- you read it right..DOLLYWOOD!

I expected a whole lot of cheesiness! I was surprised. The park itself is awesome. Very well landscaped and nestled in the hills, so it is gorgeous to look at. There are many kids rides, so if you have kids it is a good place to go. There are 3 main roller coasters right now- Tennessee Tornado, Thunderhead, and the Mystery Mine.

The Tennessee Tornado was a steel coaster that had a few surprises up its sleeve. The Mystery Mine was awesome!!! I can not describe this ride or I will ruin it for you. The Thunderhead is probably the best wooden coaster I have ever been on.

There were a few rides that were low key but fun. River Battle is one of these rides. You move around a pond on a barge and shoot other boats with water pumped from the pond. The spectators even get to battle with you.

River Battle

Unfortunately- I can not recommend the shows here. A little bit of a let down. It hurts to say that. 😦 I also had to ignore the religious tone everywhere. Was not too hard, but it was there.

I did a few other things while in the area this weekend. I will post about those separately – including my visit to Gatlinburg and my adventure Ziplining at Dollywood.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Posted June 4, 2010 by districtchatter
Categories: Entertainment

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I am on the road for my birthday this weekend. We are in the Pigeon Forge, TN/Gatlinburg, TN area. (More on why later!) Tonight we saw a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Miracle Theater. I expected it to be a bunch of cheese, but I was more than pleasantly surprised.

The production was high-end. Great lighting and set design. The show was funny and well performed. The guy that played Joseph and the lady that played the narrator were great! I wanted to put a post up so anyone trying to find info may rest assured they are getting a great show that is worth the measly 38.00!!

The theater was far less than half-full, which is unfortunate. The cast performed as if there was a full house and showed us all a good time. The Miracle Theater is known for being uber religious. I am not uber religious or slightly religious as a matter of fact.

I did not feel any high pressured pitch to praise Jesus or anything. There was some music before the show and an invitation to Sunday mass. Outside of that, all was normal. The show was not changed to be more preachy. It stayed true to Andrew Lloyd Weber and his fun fast paced story of Joseph.

If you are in the area of Pigeon Forge- take the time out for this show!

Husbands and Husbands

Posted March 11, 2010 by districtchatter
Categories: Random Thoughts, Video


Acadiana- Dog Friendly Sundays

Posted March 11, 2010 by districtchatter
Categories: Dog Friendly, Restaurants

Acadiana says leave no dog behind. Starting Sundays in April 2010, Acadiana is welcome dogs (accompanied by their owners) to their patio on from 11 AM – 2:30 PM. The restaurant will offer dogs a treat from their “dog day” menu, made by their chefs.

Visit http://www.acadianarestaurant.com to view their menus.

901 New YOrk Ave. NW
Washington, Dc 20001

Yale Steam Laundry Board Elected

Posted February 19, 2010 by districtchatter
Categories: DC Area Condo Info, Mt. Vernon Sq., Mt. Vernon Triangle, Yale Steam Laundry Condominiums


Last night (February 18), Yale Steam Laundry Condominiums and lofts elected their first complete HOA Board. The initial board is a 3 member board. Per the condo by-laws the board can put a vote before the Association to make this a 5 member board.

51% of the owners were represented at the building. Granted 22% of that number is represented by units still owned by the developer, it is a pretty good turn out. 4 residents ran for the 3 vacant spots.

The three positions consist of one board member serving a 3 year term, one serving a 2 year term, and one serving a 1 year term. This will help keep some continuity on the board. Future board members will be elected for 2 year terms.

Pug as Alarm Clock

Posted February 13, 2010 by districtchatter
Categories: My Dog


Having a dog has ensured I get up every morning at 6 am. I don’t even set my alarm anymore. She even has a snooze that activates every 5-7 minutes if I don’t get up with her.


YSL-BOD is for Yale Steam Laundry-Board of Directors

Posted February 12, 2010 by districtchatter
Categories: DC Area Condo Info, Mt. Vernon Sq., Mt. Vernon Triangle, Yale Steam Laundry Condominiums

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The residents at Yale Steam Laundry Condominiums are holding their first annual meeting on Thursday, February 18th. At the time of this post there are 4 nominations for the three vacant positions on the board.