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Where to Get Your Kiddo Boosted

Last week the CDC approved Covid vaccine booster shots for children ages 5-12. This is great (and overdue) news, as we’ve learned the importance of boosters to lessening the impact and spread of the newer variants. But where to get one?

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An Intern’s Guide to Georgetown

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It’s that time again, and GM will today provide (and slightly update) his annual Intern’s Guide to Georgetown, the first since Covid:

As year-round Washingtonians know, it’s that time of year again. Eager young interns will soon arrive in earnest droves to fill those couple inches on their resumes between their GPAs and their “other interests”. Many of these interns will be drawn to live and/or play in Georgetown. GM publishes the below crash course for interns each year:

To Live:

There’s a movement to pay interns more, in order to allow a wider swath of the population to participate in career enhancing experiences. But that said, if you’re an intern you’re still probably living on little to no pay. Can you afford to live in Georgetown? Maybe. But you’ll have to look hard. You’re young, so you probably can’t even remember a time before Craigslist, so no need mention that. But there are other places to look too. The City Paper still has decent listings, but for the short term rentals that you’re probably looking for you may try off campus housing listings like you’ll find here. GM has also heard good things about Facebook Marketplace. Good luck.

To Eat:

The Safeway should be on your weekly checklist. You can load up on groceries without going totally broke. For some variety, go to the newly re-opened Whole Foods in Glover Park, or the Trader Joe’s just up the block from the Safeway. Or you could sign up for Carsharing and head out to Costco at Pentagon City to really make your dollar go far.

Restaurants in Georgetown get a bad wrap. But there are plenty of relatively cheap options for a weekly night out. Here are some of GM’s old reliable options:

  • Mexican – Los Cuates
  • Falafel – Falafel, Inc.
  • Pizza – Pizzeria Paradiso
  • Spanish – Bodega

When your parents come to visit and are paying the bill, make a reservation at Chez Billy Sud or, if you’re a traditionalist, 1789.

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Montrose Park

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Seriously, Start Watering Your Street Trees

The time is here! Start watering those street trees! GM warned you back in March that this was coming, hopefully you’re ready.

It might feel like it’s rained a lot. And it has. But it’s already going to be in the mid 90’s(!) this weekend. So you need to make sure every week that young trees have actually received at least 25 gallons of water a week. These heavy but brief rain showers we’re getting don’t actually drop that much water on us. So it’s good to supplement it with water from a hose.

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1300 block of 33rd St.

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