Monday, November 10, 2008

The latest craze in the Washington DC area is people renting out their homes and apartments to out of towners coming here for the January 20th inauguration. My lady and I giving serious thought to getting on board and doing just that, depending how much money we can get. On one side I feel badly for thinking about getting paid, rather than attending Barack Obama's festivities, because I know it will be an historic moment. People off all races will gather, be inspired, feel like one, and all that other good stuff, and I am sure I'd get up in that moment as well...BUT

I hate crowds, I hate people all in my face, and I had not being able to leave when I am ready, and by attending his ceremony, I would surely have to deal with all three, and frankly I am not sure I am ready to taken that far out of comfort zone. Second, not only will have inauguration day (my birthday) off of work, but the previous day is Martin Luther King Day, so we're looking at a four day weekend situation. We could rent out place out, go on a wonderful vacation, and break even financially. Its a win win. We could be somewhere on the beach, appreciating Obama's historic moment, and I gotta tell you, I wouldn't feel badly about it AT ALL. But nothing is final right now.

Not a good sports weekend. There was the flag football fiasco on Saturday morning. Then one of my favorite boxers ever got his ass kicked in what SHOULD be his last fight on Saturday night. And finally my Eagles lost to the Giants last night on national tv. And for good measure, I'll throw in the fact that my beloved Washington Wizards are winless.

'Round Midnight - Ledisi

7 comments:

theradleyfiles said...

I did'nt want to admit it but I don't know what's up with the qb

Janelle said...

dang both of your teams lost to NY teams. This is not a gloat. I'm just stating the facts, buddy. LOL

But ummmm who would you rent your place out to??? You know you hate people and the idea of someone all in your house all willy nilly will irk the crap out of you. So why not just go on vacay anyway and come back with peace of mind that no one has violated your humble abode. LOL

sixfive said...

I can't tell you how frustrated I am with the playcalling in that game last night. Most obviously the calls on the last drive on 3rd and 4th down. That's 2 games we've lost now on forcing the run when everyone knows we're a passing team.

rashad said...

sixfive,
right after the game when nbc went back to the studio, tiki barber commented that he knew every play Reid was going to call. Damn shame.

Miss. Lady said...

Go on vacation, record the historical moment and/or watch it to TV while on vacay and come back refreshed.

I don't know about renting out the place. I am funny about folks being all up and through my home.

Arlene said...

Rashad, Go on and rent the place out for $125/night. Interview the folk and set some ground rules for how you want the place maintained, and then you and My lady get out of dodge!

£ said...

the wizards are winless? yikes.

and dude the eagles game had me so heated, I don't even know what to say. As a team they are vexing me so hard.

As far as renting out homes, i guess it could be a good idea, as long as the folks you rent to go through a rigorous screening process. I don't know if i would do it though, folks be skeeving me...