Monthly Archives: May 2007

DC Blogs Noted

  Members of a knitting listserv are urged to “heckle” kickballers. Hey pretty, a kickballer and knitter, speculates on the source of it and writes: More and more, it has come to my attention that kickballers are viewed as something of a scourge in our nation’s capital. Photos of kickballers dressed up as Indians. Chapter […]

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El Guapo writes of the significance Memorial Day holds after the loss of a friend. Regarding this post, Lillian of DC to Jerusalem writes in a note …  it’s beautifully written, powerful, and appropriate. It made me get all choked up in a public computer lab …. Many commenters had a similar reaction. An excerpt […]

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Something You Don’t Know About Gunfighter. The writer of The View From Here, who pens under the name Gunfighter, tells the story of his first marriage, the separation from his daughter and the resulting family turmoil. Janet at Rush Hour in DC had this to say about this blogger’s work: Really great posts about life, the […]

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Fear of flying and all the other things we all worry about in this beautifully written post by What, me, worry? An excerpt: Whenever I feel my heart start to skip, I try to remind myself that it will end. Even though it feels like it won’t. Even though it feels like a taunt. Because […]

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A local ball for “displaced Southerners” gets a fashion critique by a writer who lives up to the name of her blog, The Sassy Blog. Fashion is art, taste and style and it gets a strong reaction in this quippy post. She writes: Since this was a southern event, and being a North Carolina native, I pulled out the fake diamonds and worked […]

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A Baltimore resident who works in DC compares these very different cities.  Holy Buck, Fatman! draws from her experience in both cities and includes a scene in a Baltimore bar …  We all sit with the construction workers, the waiters and the unemployed in harmony. There are no suits manically typing away at their blackberrys asking the age ole DC question: […]

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Love is Blonde sold enough things at her yard sale, she writes, to pay for either four pedicures or one pair of designer jeans. Complete recap, including what sold and for how much. Photo. Dear Dr. Gridlock. The good doctor publishes a letter from someone who dislikes bicyclists. There’s a clever response at Freewheeling Spirit.   […]

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There is a lot of rude and thoughtless behavior in this world and Foilwoman provides a guided tour of some of its worse offenders, often men in suits doing their work on the Metro. These are men of some rank, lawyers or government officials. And how does Foilwoman know this? She writes: For the lawyers, it […]

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Editors Note: In celebration of National Highway Week (AP Style note: correct usage is “Freeway Week” on the West Coast), the annual tribute to our many miles of pavement, a collection of car-related blog posts. The amazing self-healing automobile. It self-expels unnecessary parts! Pygmalion In A Blanket Amazing but true story:  Car missing since February found […]

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Metro may be immune from lawsuits brought by the survivors of pedestrians who were struck by Metro buses. why.i.hate.dc looks at the issue and arrives at this conclusion: This is a disgrace. Relationships that end, resume and then … Fields of Plenty by Freckledk (nod to Erika) Tryst is a place best visited on weekdays, […]