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Twitter Spotlight: Derek Brown

Originally, Derek was ‘just’ my bartender. The dapper gentleman who introduced my friends and me to Sidecars at Palena in DC’s Cleveland Park.

I should have known that he had a lot up his sleeve, so to speak. Among other things, Derek has a company called Laughing Cocktail with business partner Angie Salame. He owns The Passenger with his brother, Tom, and has also lobbied successfully for the Rickey to be named Washington, DC’s native cocktail.

There’s more – lots – but let’s have Derek do the rest of the talking.

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@betterdrinking: It may be the least romantic thing to say but a sense of wonder. We’re goddamn lucky to live in such an amazing world and it’d be hard to spend time with someone who didn’t get how special that is. Also, someone who understands that the world is fickle. I’m tempted to use the word humor, which originally meant fluid but then specified ever-changing moods. Someone not bewildered by that change and can see what really matters.

Lastly, the ability to laugh at oneself. We can be certain that by the time that we can articulate our purpose, we will long live past our abilities. My grandfather used to joke about how my grandmother was shrinking. It wasn’t sad anymore, to be old. It was silly. It made loss and pain sometimes easier to handle. If you’re going to love someone, you have to see them down the long haul.

Derek dip

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@betterdrinking: Thirsty.

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Twitter Spotlight: Tammy Gordon

Update: @FloridaGirlinDC is now @Tammy. What a great Twitter handle!

Tammy is another vivacious woman I regret not meeting during my years living in Washington, DC. Know that I plan to rectify that during my upcoming trip there.

Tammy’s Instagram account is a terrific way to peek in at her exciting life full of good friends, good food and one super cute dog named Ike.

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@floridagirlindc: Funny Democrats with jobs that like girls who eat out a lot and have small dogs. So, clearly I’m about to fall in love with a dull Republican that hates farmers markets and loves cats.

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@floridagirlindc: Social

OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends

@floridagirlindc: Loyalty, laughter and lots of wine.

 

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