Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Everyone in DC look up today.” — from WaPo‘s Innovations and Ideas Editor Emi Kolawole.

Life’s small pleasures

“Just had my first-ever real life opportunity to use the proper AP Style of ‘Dr Pepper.’#partylikeajournalist” — Politico web producer Leigh Munsil. (Note to readers: The trademark does not use a period in Dr.)

From the Dept. of Bragiculture

“It takes a certain amount of translation skills to translate what they are saying in the courtroom into language that is familiar to viewers who are not lawyers or constitutional experts. Its a highly stylized form of expression. You don’t have to be a genius to understand it, but you have to have learned how to understand it.” — CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin in a late Wednesday interview with Politico media writer Dylan Byers.

Journo dines on beets

“Roasting beets for dinner and listening to SCOTUS oral arguments.” — conservative TV commentator and former WMAL radio host Mary Katharine Ham.

An office puppy on Twitter: Cute or too much?

“On my way in to the office. Still kinda chilly for me. Can’t wait for the dog days of summer.” — Briar, the office dog for Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.).

Driving the Day: “Woman Pleads Guilty in Butt Implants Case” — NBC4

Words of Wisdom

“When we lose our right to point out an ughly-ass wig, we lose everything.” — FBDC regular reader Larry Kelly on the “outrage” over our poll on Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown‘s hairdo — or was that the world’s ugliest hoodie?

Senator treats reporter like a daughter

“Just got dad’d by a United States Senator who wanted to know if that bag of Oreos was “lunch.” #humblebrag?” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.

The downside of spring

“Ow. I hate you sinuses.” — Hillary Esquina, multi-media content producer for the National Wildlife Federation.

Only in Washington…

“Healthy lunch spots around the Supreme Court as health-care debate continues” — WaPo.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I can’t get over how green the grass in WI is for late March. Is it always this way?” — Politico‘s Ginger Gibson. Um, we’re not sure Ginger. My we’re pretty sure Fake Jim VandeHei might have an answer for you on what the grass in VandeHomeland is like this time of year.