Where's Coyote?

Believe it or not, I am actually in Washington DC.  I am on the executive committee of our little industry's trade group, and as such it is expected that once a year we venture to DC to talk to Senate and House staffers about what legislation is pending that may affect our business.  I won't call this "lobbying" as that word implies we have any influence over outcomes.  It is more of a grim due dilligence to see what we are going to have to try to deal with next.

As this activity has roughly the same appeal for me as being dragged naked by a truck down the Interstate, I have avoided this task for years.  I finally relented to my duty, and here I am.


  1. DrTorch:

    Make sure to ride the Metro. You paid for it.

  2. Evil Red Scandi:

    Situations like these are what alcoholic beverages and gallows humor were invented for.

  3. Evil Red Scandi:

    @DrTorch... thanks a lot... now I have that 80's song by Berlin stuck in my head... yet another thing alcoholic beverages were invented for.

  4. Anon:

    Being dragged naked by a truck down I-66:
    (a) no trucks allowed inside beltway, and
    (b) during rush "hour" will be boring. You might get a sunburn before you get road rash.

    If you take the above section to "ride the metro," try going west on the Orange Line. There's a little place called "Nam Viet" that is a very short walk from the Clarendon metro station. Good Vietnamese food, reasonably priced, and a fun neighborhood to stroll. (yes, there may be better Vietnamese out towards Annandale, but if riding the metro....).

    Orange line towards "Vienna, VA". Get off on the Clarendon stop. Head north-ish once you exit the metro escalator (if you come out the exit I expect, this will be to your left). You will cross "Wilson" (and not "Clarendon")Blvd. (These roads parallel each other with the metro exit in the middle). Turn left again after crossing Wilson, walk another block or two to "Hudson," turn right. 1127 N. Hudson is just a bit off of Wilson.

    Handy tip: the north-south streets in Arlington are typically in alphabetical order from east to west.

  5. Mesa Econoguy:

    Here’s a little light reading to enjoy on your trip:

    The Small Business Surtax

  6. Rick C:

    DrTorch: And the best part is, if he rides it, he gets to pay again!

  7. Stephane:

    OMG - you put a big smile on my face before hitting the hay tonight! But now I cannot get that image out of my mind!! I may have nightmares...