If you really want to enjoy a chick flick, go out with a colleague on a Thursday night and catch the 8:00 showing. It'll be post-happy hour, and filled with women who've had enough to drink that they're entertainingly heckling and swooning, but not so much to drink that they're obnoxious. You won't regret it.
If you're unable to resist eating all of the left-over Halloween candy at home, put it in bags and hide it in out-of-the-way places. I promise that this simple act will save you approximately 10,000 calories in under two days.
If you really want a good political conversation, bring up the election with a DC resident and then remind them that their vote doesn't actually count.
If you're ever tempted by a TV infomercial, it's not always the best course of action to resist your purchase impulses. Blake and I are now the proud owners of the Perfect Tortilla Pan Set, and after a test-run on Saturday, I can verify their absolute necessity. (That's what having power during a hurricane does to you - it makes you watch 8 hours of TV so you get suckered into such things...)
City of Words DC is a recent find that will keep you sufficiently preoccupied during your lunch hour.