Sunday, 25 March 2012

Life's Necessities

It is fairly obvious that Georgetown is a very wealthy area of Washington DC, (think Toorak/South Yarra for an almost perfect parallel). However, had I been in any doubt about the matter, the long queue I passed this morning - 15 or 20 women all waiting for the cup cake store to open - would have proved the case once and for all.

Having said that, my daughter's just pointed out that, were they truly wealthy, they'd have a maid to do that stuff for them. Which is true, but I still think my cup cake wealth indicator has a place in the pantheon of socioeconomic theory.

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  1. Here's where to get your cupcakes in DC - and a more interesting area than Georgetown: http://www.cakelove.com/locations_ustreet.php

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    1. We had such a nice time with your Anna last night. Will tell you all about it when I'm back, but the short version is that she seemed really well and we really enjoyed seeing her.

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  2. For what it's worth, most of the people waiting in line at that cupcake shop are likely tourists themselves. (Count me among the locals who are baffled by the Cult of the Cupcake.)

    Hope you're having a fine time in our fair city! This is a great time of year to visit, before summer hits and both the crowds and the humidity become unbearable.

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    1. We loved it - and I'll bore you with the photographs of my time in the National Art Gallery at great length one day.

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  3. Just saw this. I haven't heard anything from her for some time, and rely on twitter posts to see that she's still alive. So glad you caught up!

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