Best of Slideshow This is what U Street looked like at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The government shutdown has left many federal employees well-rested and ready to imbibe barrels of alcoholic beverages. The Washington Post even listed spots in the D.C. area where government IDs will score them cheap booze and other deals, and the list is long.
One furloughed employee is just glad to not be complaining about how little sleep she's getting and actually just sleeping in. "I slept till like noon today. I'm still tired, but at least I'm not at work," she explained, yawning. After her second nap of the day, she plans on filling out job applications. "I might as well look for work. I mean, I have all this time."