Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Blow off work and GO SHOPPING

“Streets of Georgetown closing. Go take advantage of the insane sale – we’re hearing up to 80% off. #dresswell #thankmelater” — Washingtonian Fashion Editor Kate Bennett.

Publicist sees bright side of being sick

“Being sick didn’t stop me from putting on all my gold jewelry #arealjew” — Publicist Courtney Cohen, a former producer for ABC’s “This Week.”

NBCer gripes about closed Hill office

“Love when it’s not Christmas, New Year’s or an actual holiday and get VM from congressional office: ‘the office is currently closed.'” — NBC’s Domenico Montanaro.

Warning: this quote might make you cry

“Remarkably sad image in restaurant I’m in. Everyone sitting separate and alone looking at their phones. Irony not lost on me.” — National Journal “The Hotline”‘s Chris Peleo-Lazar.

Speaking of crying…

“Grandma(s) alert: on @Morning_Joe tmw to try to describe how much I #lovethatboy without choking up.” — National Journal‘s Ron Fournier, last night, who has been tweeting non-stop about a story he wrote about raising a son with Asperger’s Syndrome that published last Thursday. He added this morning, “Gonna try to talk to @morningmika and @Morning_Joe about how much I #lovethatboy w/out choking up.”

The Observer takes on NBC Nightly News and a crime reporter notices helicopter in vicinity of her home…

Something to consider…“NBC Nightly News spending a good bit more time on Kate Middleton’s acute morning sickness than DC budget sickness.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

Important Question to Ponder: “Alright @DCPoliceDept what is up with the helicopter circling my house in 4D?” — Andrea Noble, metro crime reporter for The Washington Times.