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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 15th, 2007 by dcblogs

U Street’s A-Changing. Leon at Yeah . . . I Said It observes and writes:

You used to be able to count the white folks you saw out there on one hand. Now, thanks to all the new luxury condos and trendy lounges popping up in the area, white people no longer have that healthy fear of DC.

Confessions of a DC Gentrifier. A Portable Snack writes:

When I bought my first house near RFK Stadium in 2002, I knew that a young black couple rented it, but had moved out months before I bought it. I didn’t force them out, did I? I still felt a twinge of guilt about it, though.

The 14th Street Girl’s car is hit by a vehicle and then breaks down in front of the VP’s house.

Hanging out with blog celebs is tough business. Catch Up Lady.

To the Person Who Hit My Car. Sugar, Spice and Sometimes Nice


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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 14th, 2007 by dcblogs

How do people afford this city? The writer, who works for a non-profit, breaks down her salary and explains why it’s impossible to live here.  Who am I? Why am I here?

There goes the neighborhood: Tension between the new neighbors and the legacy neighbors is real, writes DC Savvy. Gentrification.

Do you want to live in Petworth? Ten tips for newcomers. Prince of Petworth

Columbia Heights blog. I’m just going to post things I stumble across.

Caption this photo. A New Yorker style challenge with a DC twist at On Rush Hour in DC.

Blogger Happy Hour Friday June 15. Everyone is always invited. It has the makings of big one. I now pronounce you has the write-up.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 13th, 2007 by dcblogs

From a small town in Michigan, a place where no one panhandled, to DC.  He writes: how do you say no to someone without feeling a touch guilty? bloomingdale (for now)

What’s for dessert, again? DC Donut photo.

Metro explains its oil slick to investigating blogger. The Green Miles.

Don’t register your car in DC. The $796 excise tax rant at Drift Reality.

Stupid Brunch Posting Motivated by MSN’s Stupider Brunch Posting Recommendations by Tweaks at Egg and Blue Cheese. (Via Vividblurry)

the deal dc. A blog that keeps an eye out for sales.

Team Wet Dog reviews Kinkead’s.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 12th, 2007 by dcblogs

The amazing Internet and a stunning discovery. That title sums up this post perfectly. In a previous post, Mybird wrote about her grandmother who survived the Holocaust. She never mentioned her grandmother’s first name in that post, but a commenter left her grandmother’s full name and that led to a discovery: her passport was for sale on eBay.

The Virginia DMV is anti-Semitic. Arjewtino tries to get a personalized license plate based on his blog name.

Why I will never fly US Airways again. The writer at Andyland has good reason to be upset. But someone from U.S. Airways corporate communications responded to her post and asked that she get in touch. That’s impressive.  Not even Metro (h-i-n-t) will do that. 

Duped? And other thoughts about the final episode of you know what.  alternative hippopotamus. Also, Big Sky Girl: Television writers are such drama queens. The ending was so old school. The Thinking Black ManI felt stupid for sticking with a once great show.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 11th, 2007 by dcblogs

Thoughts from two writers about leaving DC.  One writer, From Across the River, is leaving DC for a job in Virginia that nonetheless seems far away. But the writer at -LiNe- is moving a world away, back to Manila and writes: I hate not being with the person I love even if he doesn’t know why.

Some photos from this year’s DC Pride Parade. Red Boot Mystery at Alaskan AbroadJoe Tresh photo. My Oyster I Love a Parade… A visitor from France, Rock’n’roll & Sweet, shares photographs and impressions of neighborhoods and the parade. A link to Google’s inadvertently funny translation.

a cat and twenty’s post last week about the murder of Kelsy Smith and what it means to be a woman drew some 80 comments. An excerpt: … and it is punishment. it’s punishment for that supreme sin that we all commit every day, that heinous offense the feminist blogosphere has trenchantly labeled Living While Female …

Without comment:  Naked Terror: From “Napalm Girl” To Paris Hilton. Delilah Boyd.

What Is It With White Middle-Aged Men On Metro? More observations at Foilwoman’s Diary.

The suitcase solution to grocery shopping at The Tee Spot.


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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 8th, 2007 by dcblogs

What I Continually Fail to Understand About Men. Photographic illustration. Alice’s Adventures Underground.

I’ll never complain about the Metro again, writes Yellow is the Color after riding Boston’s “T.”

Oh, Snap! W Gets Faced By My 5-Year-Old Cousin. Sour N Sweet.

Girl Scout cookies tree climbing fan. This is Me, Honest.

Dupont Metro Poetry. Walt Whitman is carved into the wall. A project explained at DCist

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

Attack of the Killer Kindergartner Tourist. A big welt for saving a life. Big Sky Girl.

A best of Craigslist by A Total Waste of Makeup. A hilarious feature destined to become a hit. 

Cars disgust me, writes the morally superior bicycle guy. Shiftless Badger, in a short post titled: I, Hypocrite.

Don’t order today’s special. Metrocurean.

The $40 fashion challenge spread at Brightest Young Things. This thrift store shopping challenge was also noted at Panda Head.

Fictional Rockstar’s podcast interview with local band, fivefour.

Celebrate Fairfax 2007 starting June 8. A big event with over 80 bands, reports Sean’s Ramblings.

The Washington Independent Writers Conference is this Saturday. Links at Madam Mayo.

A note: This week’s wonderfully electric banner photo was contributed by Arjewtino. Readers can help us by sending in photos for banner use and we’re most thankful for this help. Please send a note to Meghan.


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

Café Citron. A detailed look at this nightclub and restaurant including prices and photos. Dudes on Foods.

Searching for a place to live? The Prophesy of Pete Glow is looking and finds an ad for a group house on Craigslist that says, among other things: … We’d also love it if we could find someone who is into either goth/industrial or techno/EDM so we can have a good mix of people. Also, bonus if you have psychic powers or any minor neuroses.

A report: Mayorga Lounge, second floor of the old Tivoli Theatre at 14th and Park NW, by Ficke. Free wifi.

Obama backing, Gore curious. DC Domestique looks at how the race may shape up.

Soprano theories on the fate of Tony. Grammar.police.

Photos and report from the 3dg Green Building Open House  by Painterly Visions. [Background on 3dg]

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

The wedding shower theme was “In the Bedroom” so a gift from a sex shop seemed appropriate, or so thought Pie Pants. This one is hilarious writes E:) at Talking Budgie, who wrote in to recommend this post.

Crazy Mike 2001’s legacy is in cement. I must evolve asks: How will you leave your mark on this world?  Reya at The Gold Poppy recommends it and writes: What a great question.

Herndon Botches 10K race. And did they. The Running Reporter, a blog the covers the local running scene,  reports that race officials made a mess of some the most importance elements of a race, such as ensuring runners follow the proper route. Thanks to Team Wet Dog for pointing this post out.

Mice and rat stories by the Prince of Petworth. An excerpt … It was so loud that it woke me from a dead sleep. When my eyes could finally focus I realized it was a “baby squirrel.” Or at least that is what I told my girlfriend at the time.

Gourmet Girls Happy Hour at dcfud.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 4th, 2007 by dcblogs

A farmer’s market debuts at 14th & U and draw me a sheep was there with a budget of no more than $20. Her report.

A new bike repair shop in the neighborhood prompts CP to recount her own accident with a Metro bus. The new bike shop is just one neighborhood changes this writer is reporting on in her blog, Fabulous 15th & U. But about that accident last October:

I was in the bike lane heading north on 9th Street at G Street, NW; the bus driver tried to get a head start on a right turn; the middle of the bus hit me and knocked me off of my bike; the bus dragged my bike half way up the block before a bystander persuaded the bus driver to stop.

She Eats Her Peas One at a Time. Visual clues that can tip a man off about the charactertistics of the opposite sex. Very clever post by Roissy in DC

Pets as a children replacement. girl from the south wonders whether Americans love pets more than children.

Recommendation for the film “Knocked Up,” by Black Eyes and Checkerspots.

We don’t mean to be part of some crowd that makes this the best selling movie this weekend, but really, there’s not much else out right now that is not related to a comic book, children’s book, or ride.