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Quotes of the Day


Politico’s Ken Vogel has been trying to grow a full beard/goatee for a few weeks now. Here are the fruits of his patience.

Unexpected pleasure in journo’s bathroom

“A good problem to have: my new bottle of parfum fell off shelf and smashed into bits on floor of loo. my whole floor smells of Coco Chanel!” — Fashion freelancer Stephanie Green.

Uh oh.

“Afternoon dog walk turns up unresponsive person on the ground. Of course.” — Former DCist writer Dave Stroup.

Carolla blames press for so-called misperception

“…If you have 10 views that land you on the left side of the aisle and two views that land you on the right side of the aisle, then people just put you on the right side of the aisle. I’m not sure why. Some of it has to do with the press. I think it’s just convenient.” — Radio Personality Adam Carolla to Politico‘s Patrick Gavin. Read the full story here.

Cillizza is congested

“Thank you very much Chris Cillizza….chicken soup. Chris will be joining us tomorrow. I hope he’s in good health.” — NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon to the WaPo blogger appearing on her show.

But maybe he’s not that sick after all… “Cracker Barrel founder has died. But his chicken and dumplings lives on in my stomach.” – WaPo’s Cillizza.

Inquiring minds…

“@jonallendc Is @jakesherman’s interest in Hunstman daughters as strong after the fame and power is gone?” — TWT Senior Opinion Editor Emily Miller to Politico‘s Jonathan Allen. She’s referencing NBC Congressional reporter Luke Russert recently trying to set up Politico‘s Jake Sherman with one of  Huntsman’s daughters.

Howeesha wants a better day

“Today: removed stinkbug, source tipped other rag with my story, hit knee on bedpost. Hopes for tomorrow: butterflies, tips galore, massage.” — The Hill‘s Howleena (A.K.A. Judy Kurtz) on Tuesday.

Listen up journos!

“Language creates reality. Words have power. Speak always to create joy.” — Deepak Chopra.

Strange observations

“This occupier seriously just lit a candle in McDonalds.” — Lachlan Markay, investigative reporter for The Heritage Foundation.

Scribe promises to blackout — get it?

“In protest of #SOPA, I will be blackout drunk tomorrow. Is this how this works?” — The Daily Caller‘s soon to depart CJ Ciaramella. Ciaramella will work for the brand new conservative advocacy group, the Center for American Freedom.

Bring on the cocktails

“Please, let the cocktail gods be kind. #oneofthosedays #youfeelme” — Capital File Editor-in-Chief Kate Bennett.

Here’s one reason to get excited

“Woah. Just found C-SPAN HD on my cable — 941 on Comcast in DC. Game-changer.” — Ian Koski, Communications Director to Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.).

PR nightmare or oddly entertaining? “Is celeb chef Paula Deen, known for her high-cal, high-fat recipes, a good spokeswoman for diabetes awareness?” — WSJ. Read here.

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The Guest List is Out…

So Oprah‘s not going, but Gayle King is. Tonight’s State Dinner guest list has been released by the White House!

We told you earlier about Katie Couric, Brian Williams, Robin Roberts and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Other notable media-types that we didn’t catch wind of earlier… CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, WaPo‘s Rajiv Chandrasekaran, NYT‘s Thomas Friedman, and author Deepak Chopra, who FBDC actually met earlier this month.

And ladies… Jon Favreau doesn’t appear to be bringing a date… I’m just saying.

Dinner with Deepak Chopra

Most Washingtonians and journos use Twitter to stay connected or for a little self-promotion. Deepak Chopra is also an avid Twitter-er, but much different than most of the tweets FBDC follows.

The author and mind-body medicine guru tweets his daily intentions and his hundreds of thousands of followers benefit from messages like this morning’s “to transform the world transform yourself.”

At a dinner at Teatro Goldoni last night, hosted by Janet Donovan and Christine Warnke, FBDC asked Chopra if there’s anyone in DC he’s following on Twitter– for now, just President Obama.

Chopra, accompanied by his wife Rita, signed copies of his book “Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How To Create a New You.”

Guests included: Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee, WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart, Washington Life‘s Vicki Bagley, Democratic strategist Karen Finney, Kevin Chaffee, The Georgetowner‘s Beth Solomon, Pamela’s Punch’s Pamela Sorensen, Politico‘s Kiki Ryan, TWT‘s Stephanie Green and Liz Glover, US News and World Report‘s Washington Whispers’ Jessica Rettig, the Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab and the National Endowment of the Arts’ Jamie Bennett.

Photos (by Pamela) continue after the jump…

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