Friday, March 14, 2008

Free Plug Fridays

Although this is St. Patricks Day weekend, you don't need to wear a green t-shirt and make a drunken ass out of yourself with all the rest of the aging frat boys trying to re-live their college days. ("you don't know, man, it was willlld, my boyz can DRINK, man, you don't know, you have no idea how fcuked up we used to get every weekend"). So I'm going to give you some other things to do with your time which are less damaging to your liver and your self-respect.

On Saturday morning, you can come to Chateau Animeaux in capitol hill from 12-2pm and adopt a dog. Unless you don't like dogs, in which case you are probably a serial killer, so you'll probably be staying home and figuring out ways to get rid of all the dead hookers you've got lying around.

All day Saturday is the Copa Nova jiu jitsu tournament, featuring gi and no-gi events. I won't be competing at this one* but if you tell them you are a friend of mine, you get a free choke or leg lock applied to you. I may be competing at an event next month, so if you want to come out for that one, I'll choke you in person. Admission for spectators is only $10. You can't even eat an entree in DC for that price.

Saturday night, you can see Grammy Award winning blues legend Pinetop Perkins playing at the Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo. Pinetop is close to 1000 years old, so if you get a chance to see him, you should do it while he's still alive. People's musical ability declines significantly after they die.

Also on Saturday, there is the Indulge party at Art Whino for artist Ted Kliman. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Stick it to "the man" by coming out and supporting emerging artists. Your inner hipster will never forgive you if you don't.

There's probably stuff to do on Friday and Sunday too, but if you're reading this blog then you are smart enough to figure out a way to have fun on those days too.

*in order to shame myself into preparing properly for next month's event, I will confess that I am not going to this one because I've been too lazy to cut weight. I am at the bottom of the 170-185 lb weight class (don't even think of calling me fat...this all muscle...what? what?) By next month, I hope to be at the top end of the 140-155 lb weight class and I will dominate. 20 pounds in 20 days!!! Mad skillz!!!

9 comments:

bettyjoan said...

I wish I was ready to adopt a dog--but alas, it will have to wait until I get to Atlanta. And I'm afraid it won't so much be "a dog" as it will be "enough dogs to start a sledding team." I can't say no to those pwecious widdle faces!

...um, where did that baby talk come from? Sheesh! ;-)

Anonymous said...

do we have to adopt one? I want to stop by and just pet them.

Capitol Hill 20210 said...

If I ever find a great foreclosure I will be adopting 2 German Shepherds from Virginia German Shepherd Rescue :-) Dogs Rule.

I am impressed with your kung fu grip (yeah bad joke)

Jennifer said...

I like dogs, but alas, my dog Molly disagrees. She doesn't. I've been wondering why she is so intent on digging in the backyard... probably burying the bodies. She spends plenty of time lying around thinking about it.

dcavocado said...

I hope you're really not planning to lose 20 pounds in 20 days. That's insanely unhealthy!

HomeImprovementNinja said...

bettyjoan: uhhh...baby talk for dogs? Please don't become one of those women who throws birthday parties for the dogs with widdle party hats.

anon: yeah, you can do that.

Caphill: I love german shepherds. My first two dogs were shep mixes.

jen: who is the pack leader in your house?

dcavocado: I can do it. I just need to lose about 12 lbs in 20 days...not too bad. The last 8 lbs I can lose in one day with a combo of furious exercise and not drinking any fluids.

dcavocado said...

Jesus...you're insane, furious exercise and no fluids? You're worse that some of the aneroxic/bulimic college girls I teach aerobics to! Is this something you've done before?

HomeImprovementNinja said...

dca: I did 20 lbs in one month before. This is practically the same thing...except with 10 days less. I like a challenge.

zandria said...

I didn't know you did jiu jitsu! How fun. I just read an article about mixed martial arts/ultimate fighting in the Express paper this morning.