I don’t usually like to post about work, but this topic is exceptionally ridiculous and I can’t help myself.

MTV’s “reality” show The Real World — you know the one about seven strangers, picked to live in a house to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start being real — it’s coming to DC. And this week someone scooped the location of the huge, pimped-out house they will occupy during their 5ish-month stay.

The building is next to my work.

Literally, steps from the door I walk in and out of every Monday through Friday.

Of course this has caused a humorous reaction as the news has snaked through the company. Some people are angry about the potential to lose parking. Some are star-stricken by all the local places the cast-mates might show up — “Our Safeway! Our Starbucks! The Big Hunt!”

As for me, I fully intend to catch the background of a few shots when the kids are stumbling home at the same time I’m zombie-walking to work.

I’m not sure if it’s known when the filiming is to begin, or whether people have been cast already, but I do know the $6 million row house is still under renovation. And I just commented to a coworker last week that I hate that we walk through a construction site to go to lunch every day. Voila, it’s MTV’s fault.

They have covered all the windows so you can’t see in, but sometimes they leave the doors open (for drying paint?) and I sneek a peak. It’s very much still under renovation and is consequently boring.

Here is a link to some pictures of the house. I assume these were taken a while back, because I’m almost certain it’s empty of its former office-ware now.