Friday, December 30, 2005

Didn't get what you wanted for the holidays?

Update: We've extended this sale until January 9!

Didn't get what you wanted for the holidays? Get it now during our post-holiday blowout sale. Here's the deal:

$5 off Sweatshirts, Tracksuits, and Hoodies Coupon Code: BIG5

$4 off Greeting Cards Coupon Code: BIG4

$2 off Oval Ornaments and Round Ornaments Coupon Code: BIG2

Hurry sale ends January 4.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Fact Checking for the Washington Post

At the end of this article in today's Washington Post, Robert I. Artisst, Sr is identified as an ANC Commissioner, which he is not. We're such sticklers for detail.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Wizards' Winning Streak Ends

Yep, the Wizards lost a close match to the Suns tonight. During most of the game, the warriors of the MCI Center were able to keep up with their opponent despite lower than usual production from starters Arenas and Jamison.

Let's hope Washington can beat the Heat on Friday.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Three game winning streak!

Tonight's win against the Lakers was the third in a row for the Wizards. Washington did a good job of capitalizing on Laker turnovers.

Two more wins 'til .500.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Another Exciting Ending for the Wizards

Were we the only ones who thought our hearts would stop when Steve Nash got the ball with 0.8 seconds left in the game? His miss was a lucky break for Washington who got the win and now heads home after a five game road trip.

Go Wizards!

Post-holiday Blowout Sale

Our post-holiday blowout sale runs December 28 to January 4.

$5 off
Sweatshirts, Tracksuits, and Hoodies (includes Kid Sweatshirts, Raglan Hoodies, and Jr Hoodies)
Coupon Code: BIG5

$4 off
Greeting Cards and Wall Calendars Coupon Code: BIG4

$2 off
Ornaments (Round and Oval) Coupon Code: BIG2

It's all at Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

A Few Choice Words and Skid has Wizards Growing Restless in Wednesday's Washington Post sports section both are about what wrong with the Wizards. The former attributes the wiz kids' troubles to a curse and the latter to a lack of on-court chemistry.

Truly there's no one thing that accounts for the Wizards 10-14 season (they won tonight!). We all expected great things after last year's season and winning a playoff series. Then the team teased us by starting this season 5-1. But this season's Wizards aren't last season's. We don't have Hughes, Dixon, and Blake. Post writer Ivan Carter is on to something by focusing of the need for the team to develop some on-court chemistry. And to Kornheiser, some of us just aren't buying the curse theory.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

DC DPW Reminds Us to Recycle our "Holiday Cheer"

From the DC Department of Public Works:

Gift wrapping paper, holiday catalogues, gift boxes, and greeting cards are all recyclable.

(Washington, DC) The holiday season* offers many opportunities to recycle, above and beyond the usual paper, plastic, glass, and metal, according to the District Department of Public Works (DPW), Office of Recycling. Rather than trashing those piles of gift boxes, tags, wrapping paper, and wrapping paper rolls, put those items directly into your recycling cart or bin. Don’t forget that all those gift catalogues, holiday cards and shopping lists are recyclable too when you’re finished with them. For more recycling information, call (202) 645-8245.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Get great gifts in time for the holidays

Shop now to get gifts in time for the holidays. Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts has 2-day shipping for the price of ground through December 19. Here's a peak at some of our most popular items.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Ward 5 Holiday Party

Councilmember Vincent Orange is hosting the Ward 5 Holiday Party on Friday, December 16 from 6pm to 10pm at St. Francis Hall 1340 Quincy Street NE. Rsvp (202) 724-8028.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

At last -- a W for our Washington Wizards

Even without the injured Gilbert Arenas, the Wizards won tonight 94-74 against the Nets. Jarvis Hayes, who's struggled this season, had a spectacular night with 19 points. And the bench came through with great production.

Look out LA! Go Wizards!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Another Skid for the Wiz Kids

Yeah, we know our Washington Wizards are on a 3 game skid. It's sad and we don't want to talk about it.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Get Unique Gifts Saturday at Artists Holiday Market

Come by the Artists Holiday Market. No, we won't be selling there, but come out support other artists.

Artist Holiday Market
Saturday, December 10
11am to 6pm
No admission fee
St Francis Hall (at the Franciscan Monastery)
1340 Quincy Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017

What's cooking in DC kitchens?

Today the Washington Post asked for your favorite neighborhood carry-outs. In a town of time-starved professionals like DC, it's easy to see why carry-out is popular. But even the busiest among us cook at home sometime. When you have time to make a home-cooked meal, what's on the menu? When we take time to make a home cooked meal, it's often roast chicken or chili.

Don't keep your culinary accomplishments secret. Tell us what's cooking in DC's kitchens. Bonus points if you include a recipe.

Thursday, December 08, 2005 is looking for Puliter Prize Winning Story

The folks over at are looking for the story that could win them the new Pultizer Prize for online journalism. We suggest that DCist report on the DC government giving a sweetheart deal to a major corporation that relocates one of its franchises to DC but demands that DC taxpapers foot the bill for the corporation's new facility. Oh, right...We'll keep pondering...

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

48 hour Blowout Sale

We're having a 48 hour Blowout Sale Wednesday and Thursday at Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts ( Use these coupon codes:

HOL5 for $5 off $20
HOL10 for $10 off $40
HOL25 for $25 off $100

Happy Holidays!

Wizards get back to 500

Our Washington Wizards got a W last night against the Toronto Raptors in overtime. At 8-8, the Wiz kids are at 500 for the season. It's nice that Jarvis Hayes was able to make a big contribution after a disappointing performance in the last game.

Go Wizards!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Free Shipping on orders over $50

Free shipping on orders over $50 ends tomorrow Tuesday December 6. Use Coupon code FreeShip at Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Wizards drop one at home

It was a hard fought game but the Wizards lost at home last night to the Bucks. By now, we've all seen the opponent's game winning shot at the buzzer. It was sadly reminiscent of Washington's lost to Detroit at home in December 2004 when Chauncey Billups put up a game winning shot with less than a second on the clock.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Judge Expedites DC Property Tax Lawsuit

Today the Washington Examiner reported a story that adds to the week's news about the alleged financial misdeeds of the District government. On Wednesday a class action lawsuit that claims the city deliberately over-assessed over 45,000 DC homeowners (in 2002) has been moved forward by a DC Superior Court judge. Despite the judge finding the property tax assessments in question "arbitrary and capricious", the city plans to appeal. If you're wondering if your home is in the class, the judge also ordered that all affected homeowners be notified.