June 22nd, 2007

Georgetown restaurants around 1997

I'm not sure this question can be Googled, and I have friends/relatives attending school at Georgetown whom I could ask, but, you know, things changed with time, and I'm looking for something about 10 years ago.

I'm looking for a relatively high-end (though not too expensive or fancy) restaurant or coffee-shop type place in Georgetown that might've employed students at the university about 10 years ago (1996-2000). Names and descriptions would be perfect, and location/distance from the school would be an added bonus. If you happen to live there now and know of one that might have existed that long ago, feel free to suggest it - I'm flexible.

Thanks!

UK spellings

I've no idea how to research this, so I'm hoping someone either has an answer for me or can point me in the right direction.

In this story (set in the near future), I have a pair of twins that were born in England. They came from a wealthy family and were given a decent education. For reasons that are irrelevant to the matter at hand, they are abandoned in Chicago when they are 11 years old. Again, due to complicated reasons, there is no one they can turn to and they essentially become vagabonds, hiding away from people except when they need money or food or some such thing. As they grow older, they very slowly experiment with limited interactions with people, up to the point where one of them can even be called social. Both twins presumably spend a lot of their time reading, whether its discarded newspapers or whatnot. One writes poetry and short stories. They are now 24.

In this story, they are among a group of five narrators, each writing their own first-person account of what's been happening. My question is, would their spelling still be UK-based, or would it have become Americanized after all these years of reading American publications? I'm  curious as to whether 11 is an old enough age to really cement the difference between "realize" and "realise," or if it's one of those things that would depend upon the person.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

drug prices

in present-day (give or take a couple of years) southern california (around LA and the surrounding suburbs), how much would a gram of coke and/or a gram of heroin cost, compared to what it would cost in NYC? is a gram the usual amount to sell? i don't even know. what amount would someone (the MC is a regular user of both, has access to money but not bundles of it) normally buy and how much would it cost in either place, i guess is what i'm asking.

thanks.

poem

I've tried googling for this, but it hasn't come up with what I'm looking for. (Just things like "Poem map of Scotland!")

I'm looking for a poem. Not a specific one, but one that deals with comparing a person to a map, or uses that sort of imagery. If anyone knows one, I would be insanely grateful. It doesn't even have to be the entire poem--just part of it would work too.

Thanks!

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