Scotts 2014 North America Sales Conference

As a child I had an expansive backyard garden that featured monstrously large squash. We had Miracle-Gro in the garage and I hooked the spray canister to a hose and fertilized probably twice a week, which was far beyond the recommended amount one should apply. What resulted were giant vines of squash snaking up trees …
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D.C.’s Maine Avenue Fish Market!

When you’re travelling to D.C., often times they overlook the places frequented by residents that might not be so glamorous and well-known but offer a unique experience of our city. The Maine Avenue Fish Market just south of the Mall is one such place. The market displays fresh seafood daily in the morning into the …
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Cardiovascular Research Foundation Convention 2014

  Who hasn’t had their heart broken? Or, at least one that feels like it needs some tap to put it back into one piece again. But there is a different kind of broken heart–the kind that doesn’t take two-to-tango. Cardiovascular disease is also called the heart disease–but not because it was torpedoed by an ex-relationship, …
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Correct Caramelized Onions Recipe

Caramelized onions are julienned onions cooked in oil over low heat for about forty minutes. If you don’t have forty minutes to spare, don’t make caramelized onions. Additionally, if you want cooked onions on a pizza and you don’t have caramelized onions, don’t make pizza with cooked onions on it. To caramelize something means to …
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(Kinda) Fun Facts about Travel Visas!

In addition to cooking at the American Guest House and slumming it around D.C. like an itinerant wastrel, I also work part-time at a visa agency near embassy row. I had zero experience with travel documents and embassy work, and my responsibilities as a courier have been relatively slight; however, after a few months in the …
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The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Georgetown

Last week I discovered that the canal in Georgetown isn’t called the “Georgetown Canal,” as I just blindly assumed it was. During the day I deliver passports to various consulates around the district, including the consulates of South Sudan and Venezuela on 31st street and 30th, respectively. The last few locks (large basins that compensate …
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American Psychological Association Conference 2014

This August 7th to the 10th, the American Psychological Association, the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States and Canada, will hold its annual meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, close to our DC hotel. “The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in …
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Amazon Web Services World Public Sector Summit 2014

Amazon Web Services (AWS) will be hosting their fifth annual Worldwide Public Sector Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC this June 24-26. This free event, a healthy walk from our Washington DC accommodation, caters to developers, technical personnel, and those eager to take on leadership roles. So, what exactly is AWS?! “Amazon Web …
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Excellent Location in D.C.

We are excellently located in D.C. and just steps from Dupont Circle, National Geographic Museum, The National Mall, Embassy Row, The National Cathedral and so much more!