The shutdown is hitting one segment of DC's economy hard, a segment whose margins are paper-thin: food trucks.
A Federal worker here in Indiana made the pages of the Post, too:
Patricia Irwin, who works with the Social Security Administration in Indiana, said she has contacted her creditors to put them on notice that she "might have to make other arrangements about my bills."
"I also inventoried my pantry and deep freezer, and I am working up menus based on what we have," Irwin added. "And, I'm getting things done around the house, and consolidating errands. We'll pinch wherever we have to."
Some of us do manage to find dark humor in the situation
- WARNING: POTTY MOUTH LANGUAGE AHEAD.
If you're furloughed, though, here's some interesting things to watch - like Quentin Tarantino's favorite flicks this year.
And since we've gone down the Entertainment Tonight road, The Ed. Blog wants you read the following missive re: Miley - it's from an old hand in the recording biz.