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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 6th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Notes to my younger self on the eve of turning 30. Greatest Escapist. With photos from over the years.

Vacation report: Ten things families love about Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. Dude Mom.

No one needs 64 friends. Stirrup Queens.

Notions Capital looks at vinyl.

Occam’s Razor is scouting a new place to live in Western Massachusetts.

GW holds on to most politically active campus title. Hatchet.

DC Style loves Bloomingdale’s Red Hen.

Orange Explains it All records of a short video of a singing blue jay.

Photo: City Park, New Orleans.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 5th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Lost Budgie sighted on Gallaudet campus. Frozen Tropics.

A GIF of a lightning strike in DC. City Desk.

Scary Mommy: 10 things likely to go wrong with your kids at the movies.

This is how Sprite Writes filled an early August weekend.

Top 10 books for August 2014 by Capital Comment.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 4th, 2014 by dcblogs

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The history of the selfie from way back to almost this instant. Sword and the Script.

Slow Cook has a selfie, kindof. (Technically, it’s another person taking a photo).

Summer priorities. Life as List.

In just 93 years, a Chevy Chase home value goes from $15,000 to 1.1 million in 93 years. Ghost of DC. (According to the CPI Inflation Calculator, $15,000 in 1913 has the same buying power as $361,125 in 2014.)

Vacation report: New Orleans, a bit delayed. SuperNoVAWife.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 31st, 2014 by dcblogs

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Sometimes blogs disappear into Twitter, and such was the case with Unsuck DC Metro, one of the District’s most popular blogs. Now it’s a Twitter powerhouse, with some 25,000 followers and a steady retweet stream of misery. The complaints (below) are related to the Blue Line, which has seen some changes since the opening of the Silver Line. Save the Blue Line explains.

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Can Lyman’s Tavern resurrect pinball culture in DC? DCist. Weighing in as well is New Columbia Heights.

An in-town vacation of sorts: The District Darling goes to DGS Delicatessen, Jazz in the Gardens, Red Light, Ted’s Bulletin, El Centro, SUNdeVICH, Union Market with a camera. Also, Stachowski Market, Black Cat and other places.

This blog endorses Carol Schwartz for mayor. D2 Route.

Video: There is an effort to try to save a mural painted over the doorway of the Potter’s House in Columbia Road in Adams Morgan. The mural entitled “The Light of the World” was painted by local artist Karla-“Karlisima” Rodas-Israel. Here’s a short interview (2 minutes) with her in her studio. The new owners of the building, the Eighth Day Community Church, plan to paint over the work. The artist’s website.

Editor’s note: We will be back on Monday.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 30th, 2014 by dcblogs

Adams Morgan, Idle Time bookstore

Jimbo.info stops by the soon-to-open new coffee shop, Compass Coffee in Shaw, and takes a photo of the owners, both having served in the Marines together.

Four quick facts on DC’s economy and its impact on residents. DC Fiscal Policy Institute.

Is the climate dragon awakening? Metlfactor. All about the potential of a methane release.

The FBI is moving out of DC, which doesn’t seem right, but so it is. District Source.

Why it may be worth paying for off-street parking. PoP.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 29th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Nine reasons why Emily will take her husband’s name. Dear Me.

One commenter calls the rest room mannequin creepy. Restonian.

Vacation Report: Asheville, NC, seems like a very nice place to visit. Many goats. Dine and Drink DC.

Bike commuting article from Washington Star, 1972. Rebuilding Place.

In white oak, the region’s east-west divide becomes an urban-suburban one. Just up the Pike.

Urban Turf says the Silver Line will ease the trip to Dulles a little, and by little it means “not by much.”

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 28th, 2014 by dcblogs

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With all the drama of a horror movie, the Greatest Escapist discovers a giant bug in her bathroom at 3 a.m.

Among the riders on the newly opened Silver Line, were the people behind the FAAB Blog (Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling). Many photos. Metro amenities include a bike room. Plus, More reaction in the Restonian.

An artist who lives near Metro’s Silver Line sketches impressions. Urban Sketchers.

What I’ve learned since moving to DC. Latest installment, beginning at 3001. HughChe’s Blog.

The American Geophysical Union blog has some photos of the DC boundary stones, as well as a history.

Obscure study ranks DC 3rd “happiest metropolitan areas with a population greater than 1 million, reports PoP.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 25th, 2014 by dcblogs

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A lesson in compassion from behind the wheel. Dharma Monkey.

DC Peg writes of a former neighbor who recently passed. They sometimes chatted in the laundry room but remained strangers. He was convicted in 1978 of spying for Vietnam. The post: Who knew. The Washington Post obit.

Daily Love Affair had dinner at Rose’s Luxury on Capitol Hill and took lots of photos of the food.

The i-Thai, a new Georgetown restaurant, is reviewed by Dine and Drink. Photos.

Rural Society, a new place in the Lowewe’s Hotel, transforms the space, and the surrounding area, from nothing to something spectacular, writes Hungry Lobbyist. Photos.

Jen and Eric has read 13 books so far this year. They are listed.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 24th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Dept. of Second Thoughts: What’s better than a bowl of chili before boarding a plane? Famous DC.

The moment when you realize you are no longer indeed interested in acting young. PHX65.

Capital Sarcasm writes: It is with great sadness I inform the greater DC metro area, that I will be moving back up to New England to pursue my law degree.

June 27th marked the 6 year anniversary of Congress Heights on the Rise. Was it worth it?

Pamela’s Punch visits the Embassy Row Hotel’s new rooftop area, which includes a swimming pool, cabanas and a membership.

In DC, 75% of the District’s roads are rated in fair to excellent condition, says D, the blog of the DC Dept. of Transportation.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 23rd, 2014 by dcblogs

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Five lessons I have (inexplicably) learned more than once. Lemon Gloria.

In DC, an art gallery needs a license to offer complimentary glasses of wine and beer. SALM.

If it’s been a while, you may want to know the going rate for the tooth fairy. Stirrup Queens.

New coffee and ice cream place. New Columbia Heights.

Small business negative reviews are a gift. Sword and the Script.

Complain about rats and potholes to a congressman who loves DC and is trying to help. Capital Comment.