Day: October 6, 2009

While I was away, Chicago lost its bid to host the 2016 Olympic games. Naturally, many Americans were disappointed as everyone likes to host the Olympics. But I wasn’t surprised that the Chi was eliminated in the first round. What was both surprising and not surprising at the same time was how some conservatives, mainly media types, relished in Chicago losing its bid as if they A) weren’t Americans and B) hated Chicago. But it was really all about seeing a perceived “fail” by President Obama in his effort to get his adopted hometown a hosting slot. Still, does it make sense to smack around Illinois in the process?

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Photo by Jada PratherIt’s black. It’s beautiful. It’s the emerging D.C. social scene.

Recently I was in Washington, D.C. to cover the Congressional Black Caucus’ annual gathering and found myself spending every night up well past 5 a.m. “caucusing” my way through social hoppers and trend-setters, trendy spots and the dead zones that make up the rapidly growing scene, still blossoming in the post-inaugural after-glow. Grab your elusive golden wristband to get into the VIP and avoid the “purple tunnel of doom.”

Welcome to Washington, D.C.

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When I worked at a newspaper I used to joke with some of my co-workers that without The Bakersfield Californian some of my cohorts would find a date. I knew plenty of people who dated, broke up and even married within the newsroom. I didn’t date at work because, well, I like to keep things separated if at all possible. But with men and women being human and working together in close and sometimes horny confides relationships and couplings (and the occasional sexual harassment lawsuit) are bound to happen.

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The last Coolout ever at the Beacon Hotel’s rooftop in Washington, D.C.

The Snob returned to St. Louis in one whole piece, all ten fingers and toes! I had a great time in Washington, D.C. and got a lot of work done. (And even a few job ledes!) Things are going exceptionally well in Snobland, better than they ever have and I have all of you to thank, my wonderful, patient readers who help make this site as awesome as it is!

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