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I love our neighborhood. We live on a quiet street tucked away between two alphabet streets and two numbered streets. (Washington DC is on a grid system, you know.) It is the type of place where one Saturday one of our neighbors, an older black gentleman, flew a home-made kite in the middle of the street. There's a school nearby, and one day I saw a gaggle of Filipina nannies (my tribe! my stereotype!) loudly chattering in Tagalog as they pushed strollers in an orderly row. I've noticed that there's a 2-3 block radius in any direction where people say hello. Beyond that, everyone's a stranger.

The neighborhood café is Ebenezer's Coffehouse. Yesterday we were the only customers without a laptop. It's a cute place, with comfy armchairs and a mysterious inaccessible second floor where one can glimpse walls lined with books.

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On May 8th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
neighbor!
oooooooooh, you live really close to my other. hey neighbor!
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On May 8th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
I love it that you are happy.
Penny
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On May 10th, 2007 06:44 am (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
Sounds like a wonderful place to live, and it has an all important cafe. I have to ask, is the coffee any good?
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On May 10th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Hmmm...must have MB check out the coffee. We've only had hot choccy there I'm afraid! But at least it's free trade coffee, whatever that means nowadays.
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