DC DC DC!!! Fairfax County Public Schools has closed for high winds before. They frequently close at the mention of snow. The government is VERY prepared for snow, however the drivers here have trouble in a mere light rain... just a light dusting of snow is an all out disaster, even on properly treated roads. » 1/03/14 12:46am 1/03/14 12:46am

This all assumes you can get service from the bartender to begin with. You know what I'm talking about - everyone's been to that ONE bar that takes at least 30 minutes before the bartender finally even asks what you want to drink. By time you've finally been served, you're not in a mood to tip much (not going to reward … » 12/12/13 9:33am 12/12/13 9:33am

Volkswagen XL1 At Katie's Cars And Coffee: December 7th, 2013

I debated not going to Katie's this morning since the turnout has dwindled due to the cold weather, however I knew Volkswagen HQ had both a Veyron and an XL1 on hand this week. I decided to come on the chance an XL1 did appear, despite my being told that it almost certainly would not come. Much to my…

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Katie's Cars And Coffee: November 23rd, 2013

It's been a few weeks since I've been to Katie's; last weekend I shot an awesome wedding. This weekend brought in a cold front, which, predictably, kept some folks from coming out. While eating breakfast inside Katie's you could overhear conversations; "Ive put the Ferrari away for the Winter, so I just brought the …

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This is true. I find this story VERY interesting as I worked for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for 7 years (the organization that manages the Dulles Toll Road, Dulles Airport, and DCA). During my time with MWAA, I saw some of the internal workings of the DTR, including toll collection and violation… » 11/23/13 12:19pm 11/23/13 12:19pm

I can’t agree with Victorious more. As a professional photographer, I have seen this kind of misunderstanding of rights and ownership, and dismissal of value far more than I’d like to admit. Unfortunately it’s a mindset seen in all facets of the media industry. I don’t care to be pulled into the fray of this argument,… » 11/15/13 7:44pm 11/15/13 7:44pm

Northern Virginia: Katie's Cars and Coffee, November 2nd, 2013

It's been quite some time since my last visit to Katie's, but now that I've wrapped up some client shoots I've had waiting, and am back in the area after several trips, I decided to stop by Katie's. There were some interesting additions to be seen; until last weekend, I'd only seen one C7 Corvette Stingray in the wild, … » 11/07/13 4:18pm 11/07/13 4:18pm