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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 7th, 2007 by dcblogs

Not looking forward to Valentine’s Day, writes Golden Silence, who wants to know: Why there is a holiday to make us perpetually single people feel like crap is a mystery to me.

At the AFI Silver, the last surviving reel of the Barbara Stanwyck movie, Stella Dallas, is shredded on the projection room floor, reports Ross Notes. Or so it seemed.

Castro’s Deathbed Portrait is the title of a report at Mid Atlantic Art News about the fate of a massive bust of Castro.

Reya at Grace’s Poppies watches the Super Bowl and doesn’t like it. But what really turned me off was seeing Prince at halftime.

Teeny boppers swarm limo in search of Justin, reports Big Sky Girl.

 

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 6th, 2007 by dcblogs

Life Outtacontext explains how he got Comcast to reduce his bill. (With Verizon’s help.)

The Mystery of the Leg Lamp Unfolds. Brunch Bird puts on her reporting hat and discovers the story behind a lamp in an office window. Photo.

Is it just me, or are there more blondes roaming the streets these days? Radical Flower wonders if she should return to her blonde roots.

All-Girls Superbowl Party, with photos. Secret Simmerings and Shameful Scandals of the Singular Smash

Bleach is dumped on her freshly laundred clothes. Someone in the building has been making a number of complaints lately – not me – but they may have assumed it was me, writes Church of the Big Sky. But out of it comes some goodness. In a follow-up post (read down), Merujo says she received help to recover her losses.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 5th, 2007 by dcblogs

From pest to pet. A mouse is captured at The Luck of 13th St. But this mouse, which seems to possess an extraordinary amount of intelligence, is making an impression.

Does getting older bring Sinatra or just more MTV? Are Seven considers the changes of age.

What I don’t accept is that growing older somehow means letting go of things that are considering “young” in favor of things that are “old.” Most of my changes of emotion and opinion are simply a matter of living more.

Deglazed has his first kitchen fire, an event which becomes close to an out-of-body experience.  His account starts: I am as guilty as anyone else in the kitchen of letting things go on cooking until they are burned.

The Kennedy Center is both beautiful and blah, writes The View from 16th Street.

The shabby red carpets, the long cathedral-like empty halls, those huge chandeliers, and the huge walls of windows that overlook the river but also happen to be positioned *just right* to blind all visitors with the view of the setting sun as they leave their matinee performances.

He Also Had Perfect SAT Scores. Overheard by More Than My Luggage.

Transitions and changes:

DC Cookie, a long time blogger who has produced many memorable posts, is taking, hopefully, just an extended break.

New blog, new diet. City Sparkle is moving to Word Press with new URL. She also reports the start of healthy diet, which involves spending $220 on food.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 1st, 2007 by dcblogs

For some time Wyatt’s response to District’s street beggars was to share a dollar. But then, I let myself become hardened, he writes, a transformation that came with a different price. An except from his blog, Foggy Bottom Lantern

The unfortunate consequence of the hardened me was that, like most Washingtonians, I became difficult to approach in the street. Unless I could see that you were clearly either lost or a tourist, I was not going to stop for you.

Many bloggers treasure anonymity. But when it’s lost, the experience can be jarring, as an OC girl living in an extraordinary world writes.  Her post, titled on being forced out of the blogger closet, begins:

Last week, one of my blog posts was found by a coworker and a link to the post was sent around the office. It was actually quite the traumatic experience and I’m just now comfortable talking about it.

Elizabeth at Sandblower has been posting this week the story of her daughter’s birth. It’s detailed in three posts that begin Jan. 29. Scroll down to it.  A beautiful photo, titled Unimaginable, is here.

Kwest at a Portable Snack doesn’t live in a part of DC, he feels, that is easily defined by a neighborhood. So he decides to create a new NW neighborhood, introducing: Coladams Circle.

New ownership at Nanny O’Briens, the Cleveland Park bar, writes Connecticut Avenue.

Dear readers: Taking Friday off. Have a good weekend.