Monthly Archives: October 2006

DC Blogs Noted

This writer at Rants, Raves and General Musings agrees to allow the Dupont Circle Citizens Assn. to include his home in its recently held neighborhood house tour.  As the day approaches, he worries about the decision, and writes: I wasn’t thrilled about the idea of 1,000 strangers walking through my house when I wasn’t even allowed […]

DC Blogs Noted

Circle V wants to find out what makes a blog interesting by seeing what blogs her readers are interested in. Take her survey. Explain why you love or hate a certain blog and what questions you would ask a particular blogger.  Where Is the Convention Center’s Retail? Three years after the Washington Convention Center’s official opening in March 2003, writes […]

DC Blogs Noted

Tower Records is closing, bankruptcy. Its 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. store will close two weeks before Christmas, according to a sales clerk. The store is marking down items 10%-15% and won’t be restocking, so its new DVD and CD collections will take on a time machine quality in a few weeks. I spent many nights there until its midnight closing, a […]

DC Blogs Noted

Namaste is in Jerusalem where life is on edge and young people drink more.  “In full ‘suvival’ mode,” she also begins living from one moment to the next against the ominpresent threats of that city and its “unlucky lottery.” That moment, for her, arrives when a cab picks her up. What should have been a five […]

DC Blogs Noted

This is the 11th anniversary of the tragic loss of “one of the Great Loves of my life,” writes Aileen at Infinite Connections.  An excerpt: He arrived to pick me up for our first date, and I was immediately smitten. He had these amazing green eyes- he was definitely an “alpha male” type, but his […]

DC Blogs Noted

The airline rules were evidently applied to the fleet footed in the Army 10-Miler, reports the writer at Life and Musings, who joined 24,000 others in Sunday’s race. She writes: I’m used to carrying a fuel pack with my Gatorade and gels. I’ve found that taking small sips of fluid throughout the run works best […]

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On a nearly deserted street in New York, the writer at Tripping up the Escalator, breaks out laughing when a boombox-bearing homeless rapper singsongs an appreciation about a part of her looks. But it’s a different experience in DC. She writes: D.C.’s homeless are not masters of language. Their use of language is usually terrifying […]

DC Blogs Noted

It’s In My Blood. DC Cookie explains why she will always be a Canadian citizen.  For those who think of the US as the land of opportunity and possibly the best country in which to live, I’m inclined to agree, she writes. But American citizenship is not my destiny, because the words “Welcome to Virginia” do […]

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  Sweet, the DC commuter that she is, sometimes composes her blog post while driving.  But now, she’s blogging on video, while driving.  You not only get her well composed thoughts, whoooooooohooooooooo, but action-adventure, pluse-pounding moments when the camera falls and she gets it without hitting another vehicle. Very entertaining, original and clever work at Sour […]

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Did the burglars return her Netflix DVDs?  The TandA Lady’s home is burglarized but that’s just the start of this mystery.  The burglars take her Gilmore Girls DVDs, which are mailed to Netflix. But then the story gets really weird. Netflix mails to the TandA Lady a personal DVD — it evidently assumes was sent in mistake — […]