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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 1st, 2006 by dcblogs

The Winesmith asked some of DC’s mayoral candidates about their taste in wine and shares the responses. (Go here and here.) For instance, Vincent Orange’s favorite is Merlot, the wine made famous in the movie Sideways. (Said Miles: No, if anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving … source IMDb) Linda Cropp doesn’t drink and Marie Johns may be the most knowledgeable about the grape. Of special note is the decision by the candidates to respond to a blogger’s query. It shows they may be paying attention to local blogs.

EclecticBlue is waiting to cross K Street and a young man strikes up a seemingly innocent conversation with her that soon turns weird. He said something to this effect: “You know, your voice is … surprising. It makes you seem old.” From High Heels and Football.

Wandering in DC is moving into a neighborhood referred to as crack heaven.

Car washing in DC involves cat calls, accusations and footwear critiques, reports Jordan Baker at Dealing in Subterfuges. She writes: … I’m prepared to overlook some of the more predictable reactions I receive on alternate weekends when I give my little blue car a scrub down. The whistles, the suggestive comments, and the “ai, mamis” or “hey babys” are pretty much what one would expect. But some of your comments/questions/requests are a bit more out of the ordinary …

The writer of And I Am Not Lying, For Real, meets a fan and fellow blogger. He writes: Then this guy comes up to me. We chat for a bit, then he starts freaking. Out. Hard. “I know this guy, I know this guy!” He can’t stop hollering about it, pumping my hand up and down the whole time. I had no idea who this was. (Nod to Reya for the tip)

Sirius Coffee. A partial history at Alternative Hippopotamus. Some additional info on this recently closed coffee shop at DCist.

Bloggers are the new pamphleteers, argues TC the Terrible, who draws a line from 1776 to 2006. He writes: And now the major news players are beginning to take notice. The Washington Post has for the past few months been linking back to blogs (via Technocrati) that reference their stories. CNN is creating a special place for bloggers to place their stories and video clips, giving semi-official status to the articles that are approved

National Night Out is tonight reports Petworth News.