ABOUT TIME: OK, so we admit that the District doesn't actually have time zones, but these totally affordable neighborhood clocks ($19.99) from Home Rule lay down the law about the place you call home. You could always try to live the high life with a Dupont Circle clock, even if you're totally not paying $3,000 a month for a top-floor studio. Only problem is, once the clock's in your apartment, so are your guests, and the jig is up. Stick with your own neighborhood, buddy -- the shop has more than a dozen to choose from, including Adams Morgan, Capitol Hill, Petworth and Columbia Heights. GET IT: Home Rule, 1807 14th St. N.W.