D.C. Blogger 3rd of July Celebration
As every schoolboy knows, the Declaration of Independence was actually signed on July 3, 1776, with only a few laggards delaying the final signature to July 4. To commemorate the actual 228th birthday of the U.S. (plus, it’s a Saturday and I’ll be at a
barbecue* cookout on the 4th) I’ve semi-organized a get-together of DC area bloggers.
It was originally going to feature the presence of one C. Dodd Harris, Esq. of Ipse Dixit, but his sojourn to DC was canceled and he decided it probably wasn’t worth coming in all the way from Kentucky to consume alcohol, since they have some there. Jim Henley of Unqualified Offerings and tequila mockingbird’s Julia have more or less committed to coming. Several others may or may not come, depending on whether they have something better to do.
The plan is to gather at the Rendezvous Lounge (“conveniently located at the scenic intersection of 18th Street and Kalorama“) somewhere around 8 p.m., with those wishing to have dinner first meeting at 7 and eating at the little restaurant next door. (Its name escapes me but Julian Sanchez, Matt Yglesias, Radley Balko, and I ate there once and lived to tell the tale.)
Anyone who writes a blog, reads a blog, or has heard of a blog is invited.
*I have it on good authority that barbecue is a noun and that the Yankee practice of using the word to describe cooking over a grill is improper.