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Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Single women in D.C. happiest in the country

It's kind of crazy to me to think that it was 15 years ago that The Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in the streets of Los Angeles. I'll never forget being at my homey Dennis's house when we heard the news on WKYS. It was one of those moments. Super dagger.

Once again, Metro finds itself in an unenviable position. Yesterday, things at the board meeting went about as poorly as possible. For one, it turns out that the brake problems that caused major problems in the system in December and January were an open secret in the halls of WMATA. That's according to a current board member. Also, while GM Richard Sarles was briefing his cohorts on what they’re doing to prevent suicides, someone jumped in front of a train at Foggy Bottom. That sucks.

The Joseph Kony situation is weirding me out. When I first saw a post about him on Facebook, I was stunned. The warlord was suddenly the subject of a social media activism effort that struck me as quizzical. Had people really never heard of this man? That aside, the ensuing crush of attention that Kony and the group Invisible Children received was major, to say the least. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you should probably read former Foreign Policy intern Michael Wilkerson's thoughts on the matter.

Are you a single lady? If so, apparently you're in the right place. And by that I'm not referring to this newsletter, but this city. According to Glamour magazine, single women in D.C. are the happiest in the country! I could get into the reasons they espouse as to why this is true, but you should read it yourself. It's a laugh-out-loud situation. Boston ranked last, by the way. [Insert gratuitous reason to play this hilarious video] The Post's Maggie Fazeli Fard reports.

I see you people walking around in your flip-flops and tank tops . I see you all acting like it's June and you're going to be putting another shrimp on the barbie any second now. Protip: A random snowstorm is still not out of the question. So before you go pulling out your espadrilles to kick it on the waterfront, make sure you make yourself aware of some of the surprise precipitation that's hit the area over the past 20 years. The Capital Weather Gang has all your details, with a far less alarmist tone than I.

The Caps beat the Bolts last night in overtime and it made me very happy . Of course, they kicked in a goal on their own net and needed a late-third-period equalizer to get to that point, but whatever. They're back in the 8th and final spot for the playoffs as of right now, which means, well, absolutely nothing. The bad news is the Mike Green delivered a questionable-at-best hit to the Lighting's Brett Connolly and will face a deserved disciplinary hearing today. Also, Dan Steinberg has the radio call from the win.

Extra Bites

• In other sports-related news, I have some information for you. I will not be filling out an NCAA men's tournament bracket this year. I'm letting it go for at least one season. I think I'll have more fun, in fact. You can read my reasoning here.

• Pat Robertson wants to legalize marijuana and claims it should be regulated like alcohol. I don't know about you, but I find this awesome and hilarious at the same time.

• I've been listening to this song nonstop since it landed in my inbox Monday. Happy weekend, kiddos! *Dances down the street*

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