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DCist Exposed photography show

Dear friends and readers, it’s that time of year again to make a decision on what to submit to the DCist Exposed photography show.  I’ve submitted for the last two years and am ashamed to admit that I’ve put a lot of energy into hoping to be picked and then not being picked.  This is my year!

I’ve chosen the following three images, but are they my best from the year?  Each submission is allowed three photographs.  Would you choose these three or some of the others that follow? Please let me know what you think in the comments!  If you choose a photograph (aside from one of my first three) selected for the show, I’ll do something awesome for you, promise.

My selections, which can change:

237/365: Justin from Fojol Brothers

250/365: Doggie Day Swim

I’m also considering:

Phone home

Shirlington Oktoberfest

245/365: Potomac

233/365: Cotton Candy

Piglet Races

206/365: Stormfront

Hot Cocoa and things to come

Here’s some hot cocoa to warm your winter.  The best way to drink cocoa is to add one or two ice cubes after you first put in the hot water.  This allows you to sip immediately.  Make sure the ice cube is close to your lips and then suck a little bit of the cocoa up.  You get warm but not steaming delicious cocoa and a lovely little cool water.  It’s really nice – try it!

3/12 Books: Infinite Jest

infinite jestOh Infinite Jest.  At its 1079 pages, including extensive (and mandatory) footnotes, it is by far the longest book I can discuss with any of my friends.  In fact, I could theoretically discuss this book with no fewer than four of my friends, with a fifth soon to follow (Hi E!  Don’t worry, no spoilers).  And yet… and yet…

Let me begin by saying that the book is highly engaging.  While there were short periods where I thought I would not want to finish, most of the time the various story lines kept me fully interested.  It takes a long time to read a 1k-page book, so it doesn’t bother me that I was at Infinite Jest for over two months.

Let me also say that David Foster Wallace was an immensely talented writer.  I say this with some authority because I took AP English.  Anyone that’s gone through that gauntlet of reading has the right to give an unqualified statement about someone’s writing ability.

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