1. While I was all excited about the opening of a Le Pain Quotidien in Clarendon ($3 for 3 cups of coffee, but not so good during brunch time when everyone wants to use it as a real restaurant), Julia went to Murky and noticed that they are closing! Long-time readers will remember how much Miss Self-Important hates Murky, which sucks at everything except espresso, including such basic things as paying its taxes and cleaning its premises. Now it turns out that the well-appointed restaurant across the street is buying them and will perform "a full renovation of the building"--excellent news for anyone who was concerned that the apparently condemned upstairs would fall on his head while he was sipping a latte below.
2. 94.7, the local classic rock station, has apparently become something called "Fresh FM." Their playlist is now identical to the general 80s-90s-00s that they play on 100.3 and 107.3. Is FM radio undergoing some kind of convergence of stations into one giant, indiscriminate iPod shuffle? Is that why my oldies station is now the same oldies station as in Chicago? And why it can only has one DJ?