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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 31st, 2007 by dcblogs

RooshV has written a book, Bang, I wish I had when I graduated from college six years ago. It’s his take on dating and life, and it is reviewed by the blogger at Pre-marital Sax: He lays out an encouraging case for any young male who has not been as successful as he wishes to.

Short video. Misadventures in DCinside my humble Chinatown office.

Eamonn’s in Old Town, a report by DC365: We dipped and ate, dipped and ate …

Dinner at the District Chophouse and Brewery. A report at DC Gastronome

More good than bad about the Starbucks at 14th Street, Columbia Heights. I See DC

About the dead birds that closed Metro stops. why.i.hate.dc, calls it ridiculous inconvenience; remarks commenter, remember how miners … It was all a mistake, reports the Express.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 30th, 2007 by dcblogs

Another hotter-than-usual summer. An excellent post at Capital Weather that considers the lack of balance in our weather.

Toddler Planet and Second Life dancing.

On this summer treat Finding Blanche writes: It took many years for me to realize that not all dads cut the seeds out of watermelon before serving it.

DC Sales: First Half 2007. DC Home and Condo Prices

The main job of parents: creating memories. ilike

My Dress. DC NearlyWeds

A visit to Alexandria changes her mind about DC. D.C.- A small town girl in a VERY big world.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 27th, 2007 by dcblogs

Vapiano — not for foodies? It’s new and at 18th and M NW, a report at EatFoo. Excerpt: … Does enjoying my $7.75 pasta dish mean that I cannot also enjoy foie gras and Kobe beef?

I’m Mr. Bright-sized, writes DC Katastrophe: It’s hard to rationalize this.

Bicycle commuting is on the rise in DC, WashCycle reports.

Girl Crushes. Explained. Attention Span of a Fly

The new director of exhibitions for the Arlington Arts Center is the writer of hatchets and skewers

Blogger Happy Hour is tonight, Science Club. Roosh has details. Everyone is always invited.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 26th, 2007 by dcblogs

My terrible horrible no good very bad day. Sunday Morning.

The world’s shortest sidewalk. The Green Miles.

Hot dogs in packages of seven? I-66.

Washington City Paper gets Sun Belt Overlords, writes Underling. City Paper City Desk Blog.

Right wing and left wing synergy: Takoma Park’s vote to impeach Bush is covered by Fox News.

And now, Anacostia is documenting changes in this neighborhood.

Harris Teeters coming to Adams Morgan and SE near Potomac Ave. Metro Stop. DCist.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 25th, 2007 by dcblogs

Read this action-packed DC bicycle adventure story and then take the poll: Was this guy a jerk because he’s a Virginian, or because he drives a BMW? bloomingdale (for now)

The Pizza Has Landed. Intangible Arts shares impressions and observations of RedRocks: Perfect woodfire crust.

Capitol Hill Barbie: My beauty necessities to get through the next few weeks before recess…

Street Liquor Economics. Two seemingly obscure brands of beer and vodka are big sellers in Rob’s neighborhood . . . judging by the large number of empty containers on the street . . . The Goodspeed Update.

Flame broiled blaze takes the sizzle and the roof out of Wendy’s in Alexandria, writes Big Boned Blog. Her after work out dining option is now ruined.

New art target: sewer covers. Capital Complaints

A bruising game of softball and the photos prove it. Kim’s Notebook.

Farewell to the Warehouse. Fifth and Oh. Shame on the District government, he writes.

He She in DC: You must go to the National Portrait Gallery before September 3rd to see the Harry Benson photography exhibit.

‘Encompassing the Globe’ is a Sackler Gallery exhibit. Writes what? the curtains? : It’s impossible to see all of this and not wonder what it was like to live then.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 24th, 2007 by dcblogs

Charlotte Harris, aka Secret Detective Girl, has the smoking “jogger” figured out.

It’s psycho season in Washington DC. A reasonable request to share a table at Lindy’s Bon Appetit at 2000 Penn., draws a nutty response. If you see something, say something

Hey Pretty writes about the fear of being randomly fired for no good reason, and Mr. 46 who arrives in a late-60’s silver roadster convertible. It’s her date.

Bambi strikes again. “How nice of people to offer salad bars,” Bambi thinks. And she leaves a tip, too. The Reconstruction.

Cops and Bloggers. Quiet in the Stacks has an encounter with a cop.

Dear Montgomery County Parking Enforcement … charge me whatever amount you so desire. The Upstate Life.

Tomatoes. A garden in an unlikely place. Prince of Petworth

A Natural Market in Columbia Heights. New store. Painterly Visions, who writes: good food fuels good art.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 23rd, 2007 by dcblogs

The view from the Metro center stop at 12th and F -- so 1930s

Many are writing about the book but the most clever post award goes to: Bloody Harry Potter Plot Leaked in Mount Pleasant Rampage! Herb of DC (Nod to Reya)

What to read when you’re done with Harry Potter Global Chameleon

Are the salad days of gay gentrification over? Eckington. Wikipedia may need updating.

Bug is back. I’m not a girl, not yet a wino. Three legs and all.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 20th, 2007 by dcblogs

Crabs, beer, sparkly young women and unparalleled desperation are all in the mix at Courting the Crabtastic. Green Canary.

A woman in a dog park is shaken by the threat of police arrest, reports Velvet in Dupont, who is steaming mad.

Is there a better taxi system? There is a Minibus Solution, which has the low cost of a bus but availability of a taxi, reports Rob at The Goodspeed Update. This transportation system is used in South Africa, a place that Rob recently traveled. The link will take you to the most recent post, just scroll down for the rest.

The writer at Best Summer Ever decides to drink tap water. DC tap water. But she overcomes her fear and life is good. Then she reads The Express.

Why I Love Whole Foods! Rantings of a Creole Princess. And they even discontinued her favorite sauce.

The Urban Oasis. Photo of a very attractive landscape. Life in Mount Vernon Square.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 19th, 2007 by dcblogs

The daughter is in Massachusetts with the ex, and the mother is in DC with a job offer. Options, all painful, face the writer at Starting Today, in her post: Love Song for No One. It starts:

It is terrifying. Like hard to breathe, hyperventilating kind of terrifying. It is terrifying to realize that you are truly and utterly alone. And not only are you alone, but parts of that aloneness are your own doing.

Robert at TeamWetDog, a talented photographer, has put together an online exhibit of work taken with a cell phone. The results are strikingly beautiful.

The Best and Worst of DC. Some of the reasons why Freewheeling Spirit likes it here.

The Long & Short of It. Project Beltway. Photo.

Evidently, an ANC commissioner has made a video of people playing ping pong in front of Comet Ping Pong. Looks like great fun, outdoor ping pong. But the point of the video is to start a global panic over it. Grammar.Police.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 18th, 2007 by dcblogs

A woman technician arrives for DVR service at the messy apartment of More Than My Luggage. Excerpt: “Men, I tell ya,” she throws out. I laugh again.

I Sold My Soul for Pirate’s Booty. DCTriGirl decides to shop at Whole Foods.

Robotic dry cleaners in Columbia Heights. If you see something, say something. It’s almost perfect.

Arlington gets all the media attention but Fairfax County has blown past Arlington on fighting global warming. Raising Kaine.

Virginia decides to nail its residents with Virginia-only fees — big fees — for traffic violations. Centerblue. Related post at City Sparkle about a effort to overturn this: The Power of Social Networking.

*Record-scratch Sound Effect* is how ideas jump around, in a post titled: Thoughts like Scattered Chickenfeed. Direct Current. (Nod to Lucy)

Hirshhorn After Hours. islandgirl

New blogging thing to do at work: Simpsonizeme. Examples at Dealing in Subterfuges and I-66.

Worst Parking Job. Photo. Secret Simmerings and Shameful Scandals of the Singular Smash