by April 11, 2011 at 5:00 am 1,385 0

stuffed monkey, Luis Gomez Photos, Logan Circle

No monkeying around. It’s business as usual today for federal government employees. (luisgomezphotos in the Flickr pool)

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God Save the Queen President

In the most relieving of news from this weekend, President Obama signed a stopgap measure to make sure that the government would continue to run for most of this week, (hopefully) giving Congress enough time to figure out this whole budget mess and a more permanent solution. In case you’re still a bit confused as to what was happening until about midnight on Friday night, The Washington Post has the story. Though the shutdown is looking less likely, we scrambled with the feds (okay, too soon) to compile a list of things to do around the ‘hood, which are still great suggestions even if you do have to go back to work on Monday.


by April 8, 2011 at 5:13 pm 1,747 2 Comments

Bordestan, Ben's Chili Bow, U Street NW

Ben’s Chili Bowl: Expect Borderstan eateries to be more crowded. (Photo from rebecca in the Flickr pool)

It hasn’t happened yet, but the hours are running out: the federal government may shut down if the Administration and Congress can’t reach a spending-budget deal.

As of Friday afternoon, federal workers are figuring out what to do if the government does close — and how to spend their suddenly free time.

BTW, 14th & You takes a look at the District Government’s plan and why, exactly, we can’t spend our own tax dollars for stuff like, you know, trash collection and libraries. And, Metromix and Florida Girl in DC have great round ups city-wide deals and specials for government employees.

Will it be a day? Or a week? Who knows? So, we polled the Borderstan Team and here are some ideas on what to do with free time you may have next week — all close to home.



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