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“THIS time????? Lordie Lord Lord.”National Journal‘s Ron Fournier‘s dramatic response to New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner saying in his concession speech, “Sadly we did not win this time.”

“#YOLO”BuzzFeed‘s Matt Zeitlin‘s response to colleague Ruby Cramer‘s news that a “reporter with NBC Ch4, Shimon Prokupecz, says Weiner gave him the finger from car as he drove away.”

Inappropriate cuisine metaphor?

“Later in the day, @NRO’s NY office would smell like barbecue. All those lives lost …” — National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez.

Journo looks back…

“In our DC bureau blocks from the WH as the city emptied out & the Humvees rolled in. Bldg mgmt tried to evacuate us: ‘No way.’ #wherewereyou” — WSJ‘s Neil King, reflecting on where he was on 9-11-01.

A lawmaker’s probing question…

“So a lawmaker finished an interview by asking me if I was Syrian.” — National Journal writer-at-large Marin Cogan.

Confessional.

“It felt so wrong tonight when I ate sugar free jello for the first time.” — Chairman of Accuracy in Media Don Irvine.

Important Q we must all ponder: “Why do I have a sad feeling that Weiner’s trusty camera phone is definitely plugged in the charger tonight, powering up.” — GOP political consultant Mike Murphy.

Weiner Aftermath: The Deflation Begins

“Sitcom idea: Spitzer, Weiner both thrown out by their wives, move in together, start wacky political consulting firm.” – Commentary‘s John Podhoretz.

“Anthony Weiner is about to concede so that he can begin his campaign to be the 5th host of Crossfire.” — The Atlantic‘s Andrew Golis.

“BREAKING: Carlos Danger concession speech within the hour #NYC2013.” — Andres Duque, who writes the Blabbeando blog.

“TV folks tempted to give Anthony Weiner a talk show. Do another thing and don’t give Anthony Weiner a talk show.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

“Weiner’s concession speech is live channel 2 in NYC now. The guy looks like he’s actually having fun. What a nut.” — CNN’s Ari Fleischer.

“Prediction: Huma Abedin files for divorce within 60 days. Right?” — WUSA-9 reporter Debra Alfarone.

The Observer

“So Weiner thanked his flak but not his wife in his concession speech?” — Politico‘s Blake Hounshell.

Oops, a little late for this!

“Don’t you dare with the jokes Twitter THIS IS OVER NOW” — Politico‘s Leigh Munsil.

Poetic irony is….

“Prez Obama keeps bust of MLK in his office which means he stares each workday at a man who met hatred & evil with non-violence. Worth noting.” — NPR’s Michele Norris.

NYT‘s Brian Stelter gets Marty’d at 11:03 Tuesday night

“@brianstelter Will you be Hosting CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ again in the future? Did you happen to see Howard Kurtz’s ‘Media Bites’ Show-Fox?” — Marty Rudolf. (Pssst…Marty, Howie’s show is “Media Buzz.”)

 And Funniest Tweet of the Night award goes to…

“Well placed source emails me: ‘Today is the worst 24 hour period in U.S. Foreign Policy history. Dear god.’” — Breitbart.com‘s illustrious Matthew Boyle.

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Quotes of the Day

Journo turns “Rachel” into a verb

“Will ‘Rachel’ at 9:15pmish. My @maddow debut.” — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart.

Question to Ponder: “How big does your house have to be to be a compound? #kennedys #romneys” — TPM Founder and Editor Josh Marshall.

Humblebragalicious Shuster has friends on the right?

“Look, when I do talk to my more intellectual friends on the right, and I do have some…” — Lefty journo David Shuster filling in as host of Current TV’s “Full Court Press” this morning in a segment bashing Fox News. Later he added, “By the way, full disclosure, I worked at Fox News in 96 to about 2001, but the organization changed and it was starting to trend in a certain way that I felt uncomfortable with. So it was sort of a mutual agreement that I would leave. I was eager to leave. I had caused enough trouble over there that they were eager to have me leave.”

Whoa! Journo praises Amtrak?

“Endless #Amtrak ride wasn’t endless after all. Remarkably gracious staff, calm passengers made slow, dud-engined ride oddly pleasant.” — National Review‘s Kathryn Lopez.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper hints at sexual orientation

Anderson Cooper sort of outed himself on Kathy Griffin‘s show. Woman jokes they’re dating. AC: ‘Hate to break it to you, not gonna happen.’” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein.

Convo Between Two Journos: Cillizza to face dental procedure

This morning’s conversation is between WaPo’s Nurse Jackie impersonator Chris Cillizza and CNN’s Lizzie O’Leary. Let’s hope to God Cillizza live tweets the procedure.

Cillizza: Things I would rather do than get a wisdom tooth pulled tomorrow: anything.

O’Leary: Don’t be a wuss. plus, the drugs are awesome.

Cillizza: I am a wuss.

Politico producer weighs in on color of green tea

“Green tea is really more of a yellowy-orange, wouldn’t you say? #thursdaythoughts” — Politico web producer Leigh Munsil. She may have a point here.

Bureau Chief unashamed of liking ‘The Newsroom’

“So it seems I am destined to be the only person that will like @HBO’s #Newsroom. But I’m prepared for that.” — Yahoo! News‘ Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian.

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Quotes of the Day

“I’m doing sanitizer shooters tonight.” — Reuters media writer Jack Shafer, referring to hand sanitizers, apparently the new way for teens to get high.

Tweet of the Day: “About to get my daily exercise by cutting my lawn today.” — Accuracy in Media Chairman Don Irvine.

From the Road

“Parallel parking boat-sized rental car. #firstworldproblems” — Roll Call‘s  Shira Toeplitz.

Self-appointed media critic

“Obama tells RS he reads Andrew Sullivan‘s blog for its ‘thoughtful analysis…’ Like on the truth about Trig’s birth?” — the Washington Examiner‘s Philip Klein.

The Observer

“Dulles airport looks overtly and distinctly European.” — National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez.

Flight attendants you’ve been warned! “I’d say 4 of 10 flight attendants don’t poke me awake to raise my seatback. The other six are lucky to still have their fingers.” — ReutersSam Youngman.

A Question to Ponder: “Who else is making trek to @TerrapinXroads this weekend for the Q shows??” — Politico‘s Jake Sherman.

What’s Driving the Day: “We’re debating whether to wear our prom dresses to the Fresh Air 25th anniversary party.” — NPRFreshAir.

Grenier likes Fallon’s Slow Jam

“Slow Jam the news! hilarious. Thx for this @jimmyfallon” — actor Adrian Grenier.

Lizza flacks about his pub’s dinner guests

“Since everyone seems to be doing this… @NewYorker’s WHCA dinner guests: Aziz Ansari, Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, & Jason Schwartzman.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza. Too bad the magazine didn’t flack as well as the writer.

Joel and Marco hang out

“Minister Joel Olsteen [sic] is hanging out in @MarcoRubio’s office on the hill…wonder what those two are up to! #livingonaprayer” — Glitterazi, referring to Joel Osteen, the megachurch televangelist in town this weekend.

 

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Quotes of the Day — the Chris Christie “No Means No” Edition


Mitch Daniels makes his announcement in a printed statement to Indy Star, while Chris Christie holds a press conference fit for Broadway.” — NYT‘s Jeff Zeleny.

“It is time to ring the Gong Show gong on the Christie press conference.” — Syndicated conservative columnist Michelle Malkin.

“Doesn’t this guy have a state to run or something?” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein, who added, “It’s over. MSNBC wins. 43 minutes over non stop coverage and then, done.” (Note to readers: Fox News bailed on the Christie presser first. Then CNN. MSNBC last.)

“Dear Gov. Christie, I can’t start writing until you stop talking. 1:49pm.” — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart.

“Christie’s plan becoming clear: Keep talking until 2016.” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman.

“Unfortunately for him, since he seems to be a nice guy, Christie is demonstrating why he would’ve made a lousy candidate.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.

“Chris Christie is displaying some serious first-name familiarity with the national press corps.” — ABC’s Rick Klein.

“Length of this oratory suggests Christie may be considering a run for Senate.” — The Takeaway’s Congressional radio correspondent Todd Zwillich.

“What’s not to love about a governor who insults reporters on natl TV? My favorite moment.” — PBS’s Gwen Ifill.

Christie is NOT running for Prez in Dutch: “#Christie volgde vooral z’n gevoel, ondanks vele smeekbedes van de partij en de gewone man: ‘It never felt right, in my gut, to leave now.’”

“Breaking news: Chris Christie still not running for President. Chevy Chase –where are you when we need you?” — The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel.

“Chris Christie: All of Donald Trump‘s humility. Better hair.” — Democratic consultant Mo Elleithee.  And this: “Okay guys just 12 more questions.”

“Christie doesn’t kiss-and-tell w/ Mrs. Reagan.” — National Review Online’s Kathryn Lopez.

“Now that Christie is definitively out, let’s all resolve to stop asking him if he’s running. At least until November.” — WaPo‘s Ben Pershing.

“Christie LOVES this. Just keeps taking questions…” — WaPo “The Fix’s” Chris Cillizza.

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Quotes of the Day

Shared Haircuts: Is WaPo‘s Ezra Klein, with his hip and fresh new buzz cut, trying to be MSNBC’s Martin Bashir? The Daily Caller‘s TV writer Jeff Poor, who acquired this picture and ran it on Twitter on Monday, remarked, “Was thinking more like a father-son photo.”

From one Juiceboxer to another

“One man. Two shows. Four hours. Lean Forward.” – WaPo‘s liberal blogger Ezra Klein in a Monday tweet on fellow Boybander Chris Hayes getting a weekend morning show on MSNBC. Hayes will now be Editor-at-Large of The Nation.

Publicist deals with wedding planning hurdle

“So the Union Station post office is closed. If you’re dragging around your wedding invitations to mail, I wouldn’t recommend going there.” — CQ Roll Call Publicist Rebecca Gale in a Monday tweet.

Ahh…the memories

“It’s worth noting that in @DexterVonFrisch’s first year of life he was named the cutest dog in DC by @FishbowlDC. #happybdaydexter” — Syndicated Columnist and Bullfight Strategies Partner Karl Frisch in a Monday tweet. This photograph was taken when we met up with Dexter at Starbucks in Dupont Circle. We presume he was reading FishbowlDC. Happy Birthday Dexter!

Disgruntled journo

“That’s it. I am never, ever buying another Apple product.” — TWT White House reporter Kara Rowland in a Monday tweet.

The Critic

“@gretawire is quite the reasonable host.” — National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez in a Monday tweet. She also opined, Daily Rundown plays turtles happy together! That and build me up buttercup are the absolute best #monday morning songs.

 

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QUOTES of the LONG WEEKEND Part I

Meet Gennette Nicole Cordova: The now infamous 21-year-old college student from Seattle who received the tight underwear shot from Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s (D-N.Y.) twitter account. In a statement to the New York Daily News, she wrote, among many things, that her life has been turned upside down by this incident. She reported that she has been called the “Femme Fatale of Weinergate.” She added, “My reputation has been called into question by those who lack the character to report the facts.” Read the full letter here. The newspaper even gives her a byline. One of our favorite tweets from Gennette: “What the..!?! #weinergate wankers continue the ‘Where’s the ‘MSM?’ nonsense despite every NY outlet plus AP/CBS/WaPo/Fox etc. covering it.”

Fake Jim V. has advice for Politico reporter

“Ok srsly CHILL with the goddamn Reagan tweets.” — Fake Jim VandeHei in a weekend tweet. He was ridiculing Politico‘s James Hohmann for yet another tweet about the late President Reagan: “Drove pace car at ’76 Indy 500, during his primary challenge to Ford.”

Looking for Ezzy

“Gonna drive through Nags Head flipping the bird out the window the whole way, cuz I don’t know exactly which house @ezraklein is in. Woohoo!” — Daily Kos and Congress Matters Contributor David Waldman in a weekend tweet. Earlier, WaPo‘s Ezra Klein, who can’t wait to get back to FishbowlDC after the long weekend, announced that he was going to North Carolina’s Outer Banks for the weekend and wanted to know if anyone knew of a good BBQ place along the way. The ever finicky Ezzy, who eats peas and thickly cut bacon for breakfast, specified that he wanted North Carolina-style BBQ.

When you least expect it, this can happen…

“Just saw a deer wandering on the sidewalk among the row houses at 13th and Longellow NW. #imnotintexasanymore” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty in a weekend tweet.

‘I’m a Yuppie Goddammit!’

“Hilarious % of conversations w/ male friends at college reunion about diet and personal trainers. #trasitioningfromhipsterstoyuppies” — The Nation’s Washington Bureau Chief Chris Hayes in a weekend tweet presuming that he was once a “hipster” who has now transformed to “yuppie.” We typically write about Hayes’s penchant for writing and for reminding everyone that he’s a writer with our “I’m a Writer Goddammit!” series.

Editor has words with his painter

“I just successfully haggled w my house painter! Such a strain on my Midwestern niceness (But I’m sure painter is tweeting what a dupe I am.).” — WaPo‘s Book World Editor Ron Charles in a weekend tweet.

The Critic

“You’ll cover this old story but not #Weinergate?” — Derek Hunter, a conservative writer/radio host who helped found The Daily Caller, in a weekend tweet. This was in reaction to The Daily Beast‘s HowardKurtz who wrote: “Tiffanygate: Why Newt isn’t the only guy buying his wife lots of bling.” Hunter also grew annoyed with Kurtz after he wrote,”To twerps demanding I cover Weiner scandal: Appears fake. Sometimes it pays to wait for facts.” To which Hunter asked, “Isn’t it your job to find out?”

Orth encounters a new cocktail

“Love my SF Bay area where THE drink this weekend is a Bin Laden–two shots and a splash.” — VF‘s Maureen Orth in a weekend tweet.

Better than party favors

“At a party where everyone has worse problems than me.” –  Reason Magazine’s Mike Riggs in a weekend tweet.

Writer wants no part of the Weiner

“I think I’m giving up twitter until the Anthony Weiner issue has sorted itself out.” — National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez in a weekend tweet.

A seriously bold purchase

“Just bought a new *red* speedo….it’s been 20+ years since I had a red one.:)” — GOProud Co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia in a weekend tweet.

Journo hot on tail of roaring motorcycles

“Spotted: Rolling Thunder on 495 S. Or just A LOT of dudes on motorcycles. Following them to the Pentagon.” — HuffPost‘s Sara Kenigsberg in a weekend tweet.

The Observer

“Just saw enough people making the walk of shame that I now dub it the 15th Street Shame Parade.” — Roll Call HOH writer Neda Semnani in a weekend tweet.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Main goal of the day: First stab at homemade mapo tofu.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg holds his title with this weekend tweet about a popular tofu dish from the Szechuan province.

 

 

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QUOTES of the DAY


A belated but heartfelt Happy Birthday to NRSC Spokesman Brian Walsh who, according to Politico’s Playbook, celebrated at Hill Country last night. We’re running a picture of his dog, Rudy, because any excuse in a good excuse to run this pooch sitting pretty in his faux L.L. Bean Shearling jacket. By the way, we understand Walsh was given the trendy Shake Weight as a gift. The free weight works your triceps, shoulders, even your chest. Visit here if you want to know more.

Henneberger freelancing for TIME

“Closing my first piece for TIME. And when is the last time I spent even a DAY working out of an office? (A: I don’t think my kids even remember it!)” — Former Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger in a Wednesday Facebook update. She’s writing a few freelance stories for the magazine.

Something unusual in Washington: An all-female roundtable

“It’s a fine collection of women.” — MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Willie Geist in reaction to TIME‘s Rick Stengel saying he’d prefer to be in Washington this morning with the all-female roundtable of Mika Brzezinski, Norah O’Donnell, BBC’s Katty Kay and WSJ Columnist Peggy Noonan. Brzezinski was in Washington Wednesday night for a speaking engagement for her book, Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth.

D.C. Rule of Thumb

“Rule of Washington dinners: where two congressmen speak, one will for a few too long, God bless him.” — National Review Online’s Kathryn Lopez in a Wednesday tweet.

Journo Movie Watching

“Am at the part in “Broadcast News” where Bill Hurt is smiling as he watches himself, fake tears on his cheeks, in his own date rape newscast.” — Politico‘s Maggie Haberman in a Wednesday tweet.

The Critic

“FYI: All marital splits are a ‘long-time coming.’” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in a recent tweet.

The Observer

“Nothing makes your day like a Capitol Police officer chastising a cabbie for barreling through the crosswalk.” — The Takeaway’s Capitol Hill radio correspondent Todd Zwillich in a Wednesday tweet.

What makes Ratigan a New Yorker?

“When the smell of urine on the sidewalk no longer bothers you.” — MSNBC Host Dylan Ratigan, who was in Washington for the WHCD last weekend, in a “21 Questions” feature for New York Magazine. Read the entire interview here.

A quick convo between two journos

Politico Media Coordinator Stefanie Christensen: “Why do female Hill staffers refuse to blowdry their hair?? have you noticed this phenomenon?”

Politico CLICK writer Karin Tanabe: “I certainly have and it is all kinds of wrong. Wet hair = only okay at the beach or during the Nirvana years.”

 

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QUOTES of the DAY

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and husband hold hands 

Journo feels touched

“Heartwarming: pix of Giffords’ husband holding her hand now becoming available.” — Politico‘s Jonathan Allen in a Tuesday tweet.

A note of thanks to FishbowlNY

One of our sister sites, FishbowlNY, published this kind note to us yesterday. We’ll let you know if you need to gather the troops. Love the sentiment. They write, “FishbowlDC: The publicist for Angelina Jolie isn’t happy with our counterparts in DC. We’re down to brawl if needed, FishbowlDC. Just say the word.” (See here to review story.)

Chuck Todd promotes friend’s cookie company

“My friend Marla has made great baked goodies for my kids’ b-days. Used to do it the side, now she has web site www.marlasmagic.com.” — MSNBC’s Chuck Todd in a Tuesday tweet.

FBDCer gets in touch with his inner Metro

“There’s a reason I ride the metro only a few times a year and I’m fully in touch with it right now.” — FBDC and QGA’s Matt Dornic in a Tuesday tweet (the same day, by the way, that his car was inundated with bird shit). He also wrote that day: “Why do people holding umbrellas feel entitled to more of the sidewalk and expect others to yield?”

Snow snafu and early trainer: life sucks

“My car is stuck in the snow. Great.” — Human Events Editor and Ambusher Jason Mattera in a Tuesday tweet. His other striking tweet that day: “Why the freak does my trainer demand that I get to the gym by 6:30 a.m. for a workout? #blamepalin”

Scribe celebrates life without cigs

“I have now stopped smoking for 5 years, 12 seconds. That translates into 73,053 cigarettes NOT smoked, for a savings of $16,436.95. Gross.” — FishbowlLA Editor and Op-ed syndicated columnist Tina Dupuy in a Tuesday tweet.

Rocky times

“Pilot on flight to Vegas: “We’re about the head over the Rockies, and hoping for the best.” That didn’t inspire confidence. Alas, we landed.” — Former TBD GM and now consultant Jim Brady in a Tuesday tweet.

Erickson quells Arizona talk for the night

“Phone lines are open. I cannot bring myself to talk about Arizona any more tonight. 1-800-WSB-TALK.” — RedState.com and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson in a Tuesday night tweet four days after Giffords was shot in the head.

No more MSNBC for this scribe

“Think i need to stop watching msnbc. for the sake of my sanity.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Kathryn Lopez in a Tuesday tweet. She adds, “It’s going off now. Really.”


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QUOTES of the DAY

The happy couple?

Examiner writer weighs in on John and Reille

“Alls I’m saying that the Edwards Family Thanksgiving 2011 is going to be a little more awkward this year.” — The Washington Examiner‘s J.P. Freire in a Thursday tweet. The Daily Beast and HuffPost both are reporting that former North Carolina Democratic Sen. John Edwards has proposed to Reille Hunter.

Reality check

GMA’s Robin Roberts to George Stephanopoulos on Thursday morning in prep for interviewing the cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore”: “Do you even know what GTL is?” Stephanopoulos replied, “I do. Gym. Tan. Laundry.”

Journo declares his presidential candidacy

“BREAKING NEWS: I am going to run for president in #2012. Want to increase my profile/value of my personal brand.” — The Daily Caller‘s Daily Baller Mike Riggs in a Friday morning announcement on Twitter. (We can only assume this means shrooming will become mandatory for all Americans.) In a better quote that nearly escaped us, the Daily Baller wrote this morning: “”If you love me as much as you say, you’ll start the fucking shower.” –the gf is in a sassy mood!”

Scribe wrestles with spelling issue

“Spelling problem of this hour: mausoleum” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Kathryn Lopez in a Friday morning tweet.

Hayes gets honest

“Really looking forward to *watching* rather than *hosting* @maddow tonight. The former is a million times easier. (at least)” — The Nation‘s Washington D.C. Bureau Chief Chris Hayes in a Thursday tweet.

Opinionated Weigel

“Celebrating the life and career of @TimFernholz, sellout” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Thursday tweet. Fernholz is a new hire at NJ. His previous job was at The American Prospect. Weigel’s work has appeared in The American Prospect. (We reached out to Weigel to let him explain what he meant by the above quote. We’ll bring it to you should he respond.)

Lawmaker misses train, journo sees all

“Congresswomen, they’re just like us! Rep. McMorris Rodger just sprinted by me, thru the gate to catch a metro train. Too bad she missed it.” — Roll Call‘s HOH Writer Ali McSherry in a Thursday tweet.

A reporter gets introspective

“When I was a House Page, we would raise our right hand and take the oath too – was I really a Congressman?” — Cox Radio Congressional Reporter Jamie Dupree in a Thursday tweet.

A quote a certain Politico reporter is going to love

“There’s no turning back now – I have a cool new job. A press release says so, so it must be true.” — Publisher of Nationals Daily News Ian Koski in a Thursday tweet. He adds, “Finally cleaning off my old work laptop – feels a lot like ending a relationship. So sad!” Find out what the new job is after the jump… (See why Patrick Gavin is going to adore the quote here.)

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QUOTES of the DAY

Rough Hawaiian waters by CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry

Weighty matters

“Well, I just weighed myself post-xmas dinner. I immediately regret this decision.” — Roll Call‘s HOH writer Elizabeth Brotherton in a weekend tweet.

Scribe calls Amtrak ‘a disgrace’

“Amtrak gets the gas face. They are a disgrace. $91 tickets for an overbooked train where me and my girl had to stand.” — TWT‘s Eli Lake in a weekend tweet.

Journo spends leisurely day in bed

“Miami windy and COLD. Just turned on the HEAT. But keep reminding myself it’s still warmer than DC.” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida in a weekend tweet. He left for Miami after Christmas. So far, no travel disasters. Before that, he alluded to his recent train debacle, saying, “So glad NOT traveling today. But feeling holiday fatigue anyway. Yikes, 1PM and still in bed! Gotta rally for tennis.” Human Events Senior Editor Emily Miller pleaded with Tschida, saying, “Can’t you just take a short train ride for your fans, Metro even?”

Arianna spends holidays with ex

“Christmas eve dinner w/ my ex (hello huffpost divorce!) our daughters & my sister. Merry Christmas everyone!” — HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington makes the holidays work with her ex, Michael, as described in a weekend tweet. In 2009, the pair traveled together with their daughters for their 12th anniversary from being divorced. They make it a point to celebrate all Christmases and their daughters’ birthdays together.

Writer misses holiday cheer escape

“I miss Tower Records on Xmas Day. It was a great place to escape friends, family, & good will for an hour of mindless browsing.” — Slate‘s media writer Jack Schafer in a weekend tweet.

Catanese knocks MTP guest choice

“The likelihood of Valerie Jarrett making news is incredibly low.” — Politico‘s Dave Catanese in a weekend tweet. White House aide Jarrett appeared on NBC’s MTP this past weekend.

Storm — what storm?

“Big NE snowstorm strikes DC-midday accumulations range from 0 cm to 0 inches, depending on location.” — NPR‘s Steve Inskeep in a weekend tweet making fun of D.C. weather forecasters.

Journo gets obscene amount of …

“30 pairs of white athletic socks for Christmas? My life is complete.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Executive Editor Reid Wilson in a weekend tweet.

A break in the buzz

“I love the relative silence of new media world today.” — As usual, National Review Online scribe Kathryn Lopez rather enjoys when journos take a break.

Dangerous Christmas thought

“Literally heading over the river and through the woods to Grandmama’s house. Hope she doesn’t get run over by reindeer before we get there.” — CNN Contributor Erik Erickson in a weekend tweet.

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