Monthly Archives: June 2006

DC Blogs Noted:

Adjusting to Egypt The Blinding Glare of the Obvious The Egyptian experience, from the fruitless search for a neighborhood bar, washing machines that don’t open, camel rides in the desert (complete with camel-eye views of the Pyramids), and sexual harassment, is reported here. Just scroll down through the posts for some good reads and random […]

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A Cab Driver Writes Diary of a Mad DC Cabbie A DC cab driver writes about his job and passengers in a manner that’s as tough and stark as the work, so be advised. The most recent post, The Memory of Parvez Ahmed, is about the Springfield cab driver who was shot and killed Sunday […]

DC Blogs Noted

I’m Sorry, Who are You Again? Hey Pretty The new date seems perfect. Cute and charming, opens doors, pays for dinner, is a decent kisser, and then it all changes. Excerpt: Suddenly you’re ceremonially deleting his number from your phone while at lunch with your girlfriends and actively seeking out rebound hookups Pride Has Changed […]

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Once More, With Tongue Spokompton 90210 Our writer, a Dupont Circle resident, observes people. There’s the “Fat Reading Man,” “Limerick Man, “ the “Crooked Wig and Jumpsuit Guy” or CWJG, and a woman holding up the line at Chipotle for a special order. It starts: One’s mind is never at rest in Dupont Circle. Seeing […]

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Case in Point RoarSavage The concept behind social networking is fundamentally flawed and RoarSavage explains why. Clearly, “mixing friends” can be a mixed bag, she writes. Excerpt: I think he had expected me to sympathize. But obviously, I couldn’t. I wasn’t mean about it. But while our perfect gentleman wondered how his friend could have […]

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A Way to Help Save Someone’s Life. Stef at The View from 16 St., tells of a Metro woman, Pam Miles, with Cystic Fibrosis, whose health “has taken a dramatic turn for the worse.” A lung transplant will be needed and a substantial amount won’t be covered by insurance, approximately $200,000. Stef writes: Every once […]

Blog Cookie

Win A Date With DC Cookie The title says it all and men with heartbeats are eligible to participate. But first, there’s a gauntlet of questions and judges, too. Writes Cookie: Have you ever lurked, trolled, or wandered through my blog archives and been intrigued enough to daydream about what it might be like to […]

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Lobbying Scandals Precious Precious Overcaffeination Lobbyists can get free lunches, too, writes Red Storm, a lobbyist, blogger and master of post Abramoff-era skills, such as reverse lobbying. This requires special knowledge of arcane techniques such as the bait and switch menu and a tolerance for cheap beer. Excerpt: I noticed a grim look on the […]

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The joys of condo ownership and the $4,800 special assessment, explained by The Liberal Banana. But you can rent: Apparently nobody wants to rent out apartments around here, writes Synergizement. Big for sale sign on Dupont condo, photo by Haunt of Crows, who writes: buying in DC seems like madness for us. New blog by […]

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Profile: Kimberly Wilson Creative DC This outstanding post is a Q&A interview of a remarkable woman, Kimberly Wilson, a former paralegal who opened a yoga studio in Dupont Circle. Wilson, who is also a blogger, has a book coming out this fall, Hip Tranquil Chick. Her story fits the mission of Creative DC, which explores […]