The Metro Thingy And other reports by the new and wide-eyed. … Now, If I could only find the “Metro” thingy that everyone keeps talking about. After calling a very helpful convincing and informative friend that is from MD I managed to build up the courage to find this Metro … By a first time visitor from Greensboro. From An Open Book. … here’s a city ruled by change. Everyone is so educated and people actually say hello to you when they pass by you on the street … By a new resident. From A Light Bright, A Tunnel and A Train. My first impressions is that it’s more of a city than I had previously thought, though not as urban as I usually want my cities to be (knifings on every corner, grime, et al) … From The Manrilla Blog. There’s a wonderful utility in telling my fellow citizens that I hail from our Nation’s Capital. For many (especially bartenders) it promptly elicits a declaration about that person’s political position. Being a political junkie, I enjoy this. A DC’er on the road, Purple America. Where Everybody Knows Your Name My Grass if Blue There’s the CPA exam, but the best memory of the day isn’t a testing room, it’s a diner. A restaurant that serves soul food of all sorts. An excerpt: “There goes Prince Charles,” says the burly man. “Yeah, the jerk. Made me miss a light this morning,” replied another. “Do you guys have veggie burgers?” This was followed by snickers and hearty laughter … Also Noted: No kidding: Map to Captain Kidd’s Lost Treasure on Talkin’ Shit About A Pretty Sunset. If that link doesn’t work go here. It’s my 100th, Like You Care – from Sarcastic and Cynical. Promises to continue blogging: repetitive, yet clever. We agree with the latter. Real estate cash out? See The Gravy Train on the Columbia Heights neighborhood blog. Moving to Texas: Yup, I decided it was time to tint that red state with a hint of blue. From Her Ladyship. “The DC Blog That’s Actually About DC,” new blog, 51st State. Note to Readers: Reya, the talented, lyrical and mystical writer of Grace’s Poppies has graciously signed up to help out as a contributor to this effort. Many months ago, Reya sent me a note describing blogging, particularly the personal online journals, as a “gift.” Reya has the ability to quickly get at the essence of an idea and change perception of it. When I characterized the collection of links (to the right) as being “trailer park-like” in its design, she described it, instead, as a “quilt,” that helps knit together a blogging community. I noted earlier that Washington Cube is also part of this emerging collaboration. What many may be unaware of is that Cube has been helping out for sometime, behind the scenes, by frequently suggesting posts she has discovered in her scans of the DC blog universe. She has been an enormous help. Cube has a remarkable set of talents: blog explorer extraordinary (see her Blog-a-Thon) an artist who merges the two mediums (see her Mary Worth series), as well an artful writer and astute social commentator, such as her most recent post, a must-read: What DSL Really Means. Broadly, the dc blogging community has been very supportive and I’m most grateful for it. This tells me that this effort has some value to readers, which is humbling. But collaboration can improve dcblogs, make it stronger and move it in new directions. And I mean collaboration in the truest sense – a project that represents a collective of ideas and joint decision-making that isn’t dependent on any one person. That’s where I believe something like this needs to go, and for those with ideas, thoughts, interest, please send a note.