Monthly Archives: June 2006

DC Blogs Noted:

Flooded Out of Home Diary of an Ad Man Geoff Livingston, our writer, was flooded out of his Fairfax house after water broke through his basement windows. The Washington Post interviews him and quotes Geoff describing the scene: “The street had turned into a river.” Now, through his blog, Geoff is detailing (scroll down through […]

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The aggravation of dealing with packed Metro cars is compounded by people who don’t get out of the way. Our writer has a suggestion for fixing this problem with his “Don’t Block the Box.” From Life Outtacontext. Toothless isn’t a word that describes these two writers but in this case it applies. See: Lonnie Bruner […]

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The Car is Floating Backward Where’s my Cape The rain has dampened everything but the humor of many bloggers. Here’s a well told story that involves a Beltway trip in the torrential rain that, well, our headline says it. An excerpt: What made this situation even worse was comparing our predicament to others. Like how […]

DC Blogs 2.0

Site Note: Welcome to our site redesign. Major changes include tabs in the upper right corner to speed navigation, as well the postings from seven latest live entries. The full feed appears on the Live page. We hope you find it attractive and easier to use. And who did this work? The project is the […]

DC Blogs Groceries

DC Grocery Store Complaints Carrie Broadshoulders and In Shaw They attempt to charge you for shopping carts in the parking lot, pre-bruise the produce and then make you stand in long lines next to cell phone loud mouths. It’s grocery shopping time in DC. Read the comments at In-Shaw. Here’s the vocabulary builder excerpt: "dirty," […]

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Life after Blogging WonL Good bloggers connect with their audience and so when a writer decides to end a blog readers often feel a sense of loss. That’s what makes WonL’s Life after Blogging a standout project. She’s interviewing ex-bloggers who succeeded in finding an audience and asking them to explain why they stopped. In […]

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Smart People Behaving Badly Prod & Ponder In a part of Bethesda where 49% of the residents have graduate degrees, there’s some impolite behavior afoot at the local Starbucks, including job interviews, table hogging and cell phone yelling. An excerpt: And so at 8:30 am, the line at this coffee shop goes out the door, […]

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Interesting read by Non Fluffy Wicca who was sworn into the Supreme Court Bar, but also gets to hear the court’s decision on an important wetlands case. Excerpt: … as Justice Scalia recited through rather twisted reasoning, that the "waters of the United States" aren’t really all of the waters of the United States unless […]

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Dad and Cleveland Revisited. Melissa the Misanthrope shares touching anecdotes. It starts: When my dad passed away back in January 2002 after a long battle with cancer, I couldn’t look at his pictures. I’m a daddy’s girl, and those pictures shocked me to the core. City in Blue. Pink Monkey Knits has a clever take […]

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Career Change Chronicle: Computers to Chef Deglazed You have to love the name of this blog, Deglazed, because it sums up its subject matter perfectly. This is the story of a man who has decided to switch careers from “computer guy” to chef. I am scared out of my ever-loving mind, he writes in his […]