So, today is the one-year anniversary of my first post at Why I Hate DC. I'd say the last year has gone pretty well for me. Can't say the same about the city. Granted, crime is down. There is always that. But the stadium financing remains a disaster, "crime emergencies" are only declared when a white dude gets stabbed, there's Laura Sessions Stepp, and, of course, there's the Metro. Actually, I'd like to thank the Metro for giving me a one-year anniversary gift in the form of a "minor emergency" at Farragut North. "Minor" and "emergency" aren't words that end up next to each other. I heard something about fires. Anyone have any follow-ups?
Also, thanks for reading my blog. I spent yesterday reading an entire year's worth of material. There have been some obvious rough patches, but I'd say that my quality of writing has improved over the last 365 days. I hit my stride right about here. It's hard to replace someone who was as popular as James, but I think I'm doing alright. I'd write this even if no one was reading it, but the fact that I get so many comments really makes me happy. Even when they are sometimes kind of racist or decidedly anti-Rusty, it's nice to know that people are responding. You don't see many blogs with a limited audience (800-1000 unique hits on an average weekday; I started off at about 450-600) get as many comments as I do. I am quite grateful.
Also, sorry for not posting anything substantial lately. Not much is going on. If I were against Councilmember Graham's proposal to ban minors from nightclubs I would spend 1,500 words on that. DCist has certainly paid the issue a great deal of attention. DCist readers should know by now that I agree with the proposed legislation. Sorry, kids.