Powerless

From the “if it’s not one thing, it’s another” department, yesterday evening all the lights in my apartment faded to about half power. I thought to myself, “oh no, I’m having a stroke!” Then after a little while I realized I was not having a stroke, but the power in building was low. Shortly thereafter the power went completely off. By 8:45 p.m. it had not returned, so Erica and I elected to spend the night at my parents house in Vienna rather than in our apartment on the 17th floor with no lights or water. I don’t know if the power came back on yet.

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Weingarten interview: Liz Kelly responds

One of the more controversial parts of my recent interview with Gene Weingarten was the following exchange:

WFY: Speaking of Liz, how is she holding up now that she does not have to moderate the weekly discussion? Is she relieved, or will we be seeing a column called “Why washingtonpost.com doesn’t need Weingarten” any day now?

GW: Lizzie and I were talking just yesterday. It it sad what has happened to the woman in my absence. Turns out, I was really the poor kid’s life. Chivalry does not permit me to be specific, but think fishnet stockings, MD 20/20, and 14th Street.

I mentioned then that if Ms. Kelly cared to respond to Mr. Weingarten’s statements, I would provide the forum for her to do so. Here are her remarks:

Gene’s answer is indicative of his delusional belief that the world revolves around him. As many of Gene’s readers know, I write a daily blog for washingtonpost.com (www.washingtonpost.com/celebritology) which vies with our politics blog The Fix as the top blog on the site. I also do daily radio hits with Post radio about celebrity gossip and, this Thursday, will start my own weekly live discussion: Celebritology Live. When I’m not busy doing all of the above, though, I do in fact spend my time worshipping at a crude basement altar to Gene. I have some of his fingernail clippings and it’s made all the difference.

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