Goodbye Rick Astley | 04/02/09
My April Fool's rick-rolling was such a success that I'm both delighted and saddened to report you will never be rick-rolled again (at least here). After delivering 250+ rick-rolls yesterday I think it's only fair to officially retire rick-rolling now that I'm nearly certain I've hit everyone with it at least once. So goodbye Rick Astley, it was a good run.
I came SO CLOSE to hitting a deer yesterday. While this would have been even more potentially dangerous on the GW Parkway or even on Wisconsin Avenue, the near run-in was more embarrassing in how it happened: I was walking. Headed into Georgetown through Rock Creek Park, I was completely lost in thought and about to cross under Spray Paint Death Bridge (which I named back when I used to run regularly through there) when BOOM, I look up and I'm about a foot away from this deer's butt. I guess technically it was a doe since there was an antlered deer about 10 feet away. Our telepathic conversation went something like this:
Me: Yo deer. I mean, Yo doe.
Doe: Yo. I didn't see you there.
Me: I know, thanks for not attacking me.
Doe: No sweat, bro. Thanks for driving the speed limit around dusk on the GW Parkway. We'll call it even.