Tag Archives: cherry blossoms

  radioactive flowering trees

A Children’s Treasury of Japanese Tree Flowers

There are many great things that come with the start of spring, like homeless people returning to Dupont Circle, tourists on Segways, free cone day, and Jesus. Of all the obligatory D.C. spring activities, though, there’s nothing more loved than staring at the cherry blossoms, even if those pretty pink blossoms look exactly the same every year. But, since Japan is just awful these days, and because we’re all but one old Brita filter away from radiation poisoning, we thought now is a good time to figure out what exactly cherry blossoms are and how they ended up in the nation’s capital. Read more on A Children’s Treasury of Japanese Tree Flowers…
 

A Children’s Treasury Of Cherry Blossoms

The cherry blossoms made their yearly appearance last week, but the motherfuckers only peaked for one day! That was it. One day of cherry blossom amazingness, eight days of ehh, and 14 days of non-stop tourists and their incredible ability to circle trees and just be in the way, period. This is the last time we ever accept gifts from Japan that are dependent on the weather. But, well, aren’t the flowers just so pretty… Read more on A Children’s Treasury Of Cherry Blossoms…
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When Life Hands You Cherry Blossoms, Go Fly A Kite

Saturday, March 27: We enter the dark and scary time that is Cherry Blossom season with the annual Kite Festival on the Mall this Saturday from 10AM – 4PM. Go brush up your kite-flying skills and see if you can reenact the opening scene from The Kite Runner. You don’t need to find a small child in order to participate in this event. [Smithsonian Kite Festival] Read more on When Life Hands You Cherry Blossoms, Go Fly A Kite…
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Japanime-Filled Art Party Is One Cherry Blossom Event That Probably Won’t Suck

Heyo, here is a cherry blossom-sanctioned event that may actually be worth attending. The Cherry Blast provides a reassuring alternative to all the outdoorsy wholesome family-friendly activities you try so hard to avoid. For $10, you can get into some random SE warehouse filled with pretty much every medium of art your little heart could desire, plus a vague promise of “swag.” Read more on Japanime-Filled Art Party Is One Cherry Blossom Event That Probably Won’t Suck…
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New Inconveniences And Dangers!

The Nats Park is a getting fancytime makeover in the form of new food vendors and an expansion of the restaurant there, Red Porch Restaurant. [DC Examiner] Read more on New Inconveniences And Dangers!… Read more on New Inconveniences And Dangers!…
  two weeks of cheap beauty

Skinny Adrian Brody Loves Cherry Blossoms!

Oh who is that handsome young skinny man taking cell-phone pictures of Washington’s beloved cherry blossoms? It is Adrian Brody, the famous actor, that’s who! Thanks to Wonkette Operative “TEEBS” for the picture. Read more on Skinny Adrian Brody Loves Cherry Blossoms!…
  two weeks of cheap beauty

Cherry Blossoms Save Washington, America

Look, these pretty things are a-bloomin’ all over the Tidal Basin shores and whatnot. This was obviously taken yesterday, when the foul rain wasn’t pissing down upon the Nation’s Capital. But it should be kind of sunny tomorrow, so make sure you take a long three-hour lunch, enjoy the famous cherry blossoms given to us by Japan on December 7, 1941, and then come back to the office only to find you’ve been picked for the new round of layoffs because what the fuck, a three-hour lunch, in this economy? Photo by Wonkette’s Elizabeth Askew. Read more on Cherry Blossoms Save Washington, America…
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Prison’s Semite-Centric Makeover!

Get ready, it’s Cherry Blossom time! Starting tomorrow all the out-of-towners you just had to accommodate, in January, will suddenly take an interest in visiting again. [DCist] Read more on Prison’s Semite-Centric Makeover!… Read more on Prison’s Semite-Centric Makeover!…
 

Cherry Blossom Pictures, Because You Live Here and Didn’t Bother to Go

Spring in DC means two things: Dennis Hastert’s annual oil change and a buncha white shit on some trees! To celebrate the latter of those, the city throws a big festival down on the Mall where a bunch of tourists show up and watch people fly kites and try to hide their flasks from the cops. Last Saturday was the first day of the Cherry Blossom festival, and we sent Liz Gorman, Intrepid Girl Reporter, to document it. Read more on Cherry Blossom Pictures, Because You Live Here and Didn’t Bother to Go…
 

To Do: Saturday Looks Good To Me

Friday * High Noon at AFI. The 1952 western “unfolds in real time, as the minutes count down to a duel at high noon. Penned by the blacklisted Carl Foreman, High Noon also serves as an allegory of the terror that paralyzed Hollywood during McCarthyism.” $9.25 at 7PM. [AFI] * Les Nubians at the Natural History Museum. $30 at 7:30PM. [Smithsonian] Read more on To Do: Saturday Looks Good To Me…
 

Metro Section: Liquidstigation

* Jefferson Hotel liquidation sale today until 7PM, “Everything’s for sale, right down to the hangers and bathrobes.” Brunch Bird took some spooky pictures. [Brunch Bird] * Plant cherry trees and make origami cherry trees this Sunday at the Petworth Public Library. [Petworth News] * “Personally, I don’t have time to surf the net at home so I have to do it at the office.” [TC the Terrible] * The term fuzzy donut is slang for labia. [Mayhem by Miss M] * We like to make instigation. [why.i.hate.dc] Read more on Metro Section: Liquidstigation…
 

Metro Section: Freedom Rock Chat

* “A brothel operating above a chicken restaurant, one block from the DC courthouse, next door to the Verizon Center in the District’s trendiest neighborhood with the full blessing of the city government? Only in D.C.” [Big Sky Girl] * DCist Voting Rights Happy Hour tonight, already started, at Eighteenth Street Lounge. [DCist] * “Weeknights are for working out. Sorry!” is the new “I have to wash my hair.” [circumlocutor] * Princess Sparkle Pony has been busy snapping photos of the cherry blossoms. [PSP] * “i’m so sick of hearing people talk about what they hate about dc. it’s so boring. no one is forcing you to live here. as the post’s j. freedom du lac said to one dc hater in his freedom rock chat yesterday: ‘don’t let the door to the beltway hit you on your way out.'” [life off balance] Read more on Metro Section: Freedom Rock Chat…
 

Metro Section: How Easy Is Your Intern?

* “Unless you enjoy flushing $10 bills down the toity, I do not recommend signing up for the Cherry Blossom high tea on the Potomac …. A handful of Hershey’s kisses (whaa?) on the tables and a plate of stale cookies.” [Brunch Bird] * “I didn’t get to bed until 5:30 on Saturday night/Sunday morning. Laura Sessions Stepp would not be pleased with me.” [hey pretty] * Photos from inside the new stadium. [Near Southeast Redevelopment/Revitalization] * New DC slogans, “Washington, D.C.: Less of a target than New York” and “Washington, D.C.: Our subway system is as easy as our interns.” [The DC Universe] * DC Tech Events happening this week. [Ross Notes] Read more on Metro Section: How Easy Is Your Intern?…