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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 17th, 2007 by dcblogs

Drunk dialing, dating and the story of the latest disappearing act who resurfaced at 2:30 last Saturday morning. EJ Takes Life

TSA – Bullies? Gone too far? A child’s golf set creates a problem for Just A Nats Fan.

Carole Burns, the host of the Washington Post’s Off the Page, which features online author interviews, has a book coming out based on that experience. In a guest post at The Happy Booker, she writes about her novel writing efforts.

Meet Ben. Congrats to Prod & Ponder. Photo.

Message Board Madness. An excerpt: I’m talking men that gossip more than women. Women who fight more than men. Adults who worried about their popularity as if they were still in high school. Yeah…I Said It.

This writer is in a cab and sees a couple in defensive poses, he leaning in and yelling. It reminds her of something in her life. what? the curtains? Excerpt: Some relationships fizzle and others suffer those tiny cracks that eventually shift too much to be mended.

Condo prices may be in a flux, but blogs are going up: Success! Our blog is at the top of Google. The Whitman DC Condo Blog

It’s so the terrorists can’t get any potato salad. Homeland security sets new rules for block parties. outta mind outta site

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 16th, 2007 by dcblogs

Local cyclist is hit by car. This post, found on the bicycles-for-sales section of Craigs List, describes a hit-and-run accident between a bike and car at 14th and Taylor Street on July 11th. There’s a partial of the plate but the writer says police need more information to find the driver.

City Paper’s Late Night Shots story critiqued at The DCeiver.

There was a protest at the West End Library Saturday that included Ralph Nader (WaPo report) over a plan to redevelop that site. Sharpening the opposition was the District Council’s “emergency” legislation last week to speed the redevelopment process. Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space rounds up some of the comments and summarizes: A sweetheart land sale deal smells pretty “unsweet.” Although, EastBlanc Inc., officials told people at an information session Saturday at the library that they have met with community representatives, I don’t think people really understand this project. The developers said they will create a Web site about it and create forum for people to post comments. Personally, I think it may also be a good idea to FOIA the project documents and post them online. If the District’s elected officials feel there’s an “emergency” then it ought to be laid out in documents and in emails. Wouldn’t it be something if neighborhood bloggers, community activists, and others routinely sought documentation, email and other records and published them on their blogs? — KOB.

Why are 75% of political blog readers male? Yellow is the Color, in the post libertarians: manliest of all blog readers.

ilike seamonsters writes about how: certain people in our lives can make this tremendous, gigantic impact without even trying.

Impeach Bush-Cheney: July 21 Citizen Vigil for the Constitution in Lafayette Park. See You in the Park

Tourist report: The Critical Tourist: Four Days in D.C. A Canadian Lefty in Occupied Land

DC Blogs Noted

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

The price of beauty. City Sparkle adds up what she spends just on maintenance.

A ridiculous post, I know, writes Starting Today, but when it comes to texting, I type everything out. Fully.

An appreciation of the Uptown and its massive screen by DC365.

But here’s another side of the urban movie experience involving hungry rats and anxious lovers. Church of the Big Sky. Excerpt: While Harry and his schoolfriends battled the forces of darkness on screen, someone else was fighting with a primal force within. I turned around and saw something I hope to never see again …

Bike porn contest has passed but the photos are still there at Freewheeling Spirit.

Beavers aren’t liberal tree huggers. Playaz Ball

Metro conductor urges riders to complain about overcrowded train. Green Media Toolshed.

DC Blogs Noted

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

News organizations, such as CNN, otherwise known as the Celebrity News Network, constantly mask our problems with gossip news that crowds out the information we need, writes womenhavingitall

No one wants to work at relationships anymore, writes No Sex and the City: If things don’t work out, it’s easier to just move on.

A man in a suit walks into a bar, yells out Jeff’s name, and delivers a message from a DC blogger. i am not lying for real.

A Call to Arms is the title of the post by wine writer, who is incensed with Virginia’s pointless wine laws. Wine with Dinner.

Janet at On Rush Hour in DC highlights her 10 favorite posts out of 400.

Will Blues Alley be moving? Bruce Johnson’s Blog

DC Blogs Noted

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

The DC Council Tuesday passes a tavern moratorium in Adams Morgan. This wondrous act raises the value of existing licenses, pricing out small businesses, but replaces 3 a.m. yelling with pillow talk. Rock Creek Rambler writes: T.G.I. McMorgan’s

DC is also planning to place limits on slice-serving pizza establishments in Adams Morgan, Vaburbia writes: …. these places are a big source of trash. Drunkards eat their pizza and throw away the paper plate and foil all over the place.

New place, but not in Adams Morgan, Proof. Cheese bar and wines in “three pours.” DCfabulous. (The Adams Morgan branch will be called “Poof.”)

Newly updated rules for tourists. Sarcastic and Cynical.

You get what you pay for report: Sen. Vitter (R. La) at Delilah Boyd.

Belgian beer and pizza in Columbia Heights. Express. And Bebo Trattoria in Crystal City.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 10th, 2007 by dcblogs

Mom! Mom! The Dog’s On Fire! Kings of the Road. True story: What do you do for a dog on fire? She didn’t really understand the whole stop, drop and roll thing.

The best compliment i’ve ever received. A cab ride that ends with a tear. Irina in New York

Columbia Heights story: A new Dunkin Donuts and random acts of rudeness. Prince of Petworth writes: Crossing Harvard a young woman looked me straight in the eye and spit at my feet. What the hell? I was stunned.

You should always look your best whenever you walk out the door. Life of Red learns that lesson after she locks herself out.

Foreclosure. The story of the house next door. In Shaw.

NoMa (the “South Beach” of D.C.) and the new $6 million Ibiza nightclub in DC. Eckington.

Lately, I can’t win for losing, writes missives from a bird cage, whose month so far includes receiving collection notice on a car she never owned, a BMW; a water shut off, and the pigeon issue.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 9th, 2007 by dcblogs

What are the odds of two trolley tour buses catching fire in less than a year? Sept. 16, 2006, a report at DCFD and on July 6. DCist has the report.

that’s what she said: why is it so hard to make new girlfriends? they are truly are impossible to find.

A positive attitude blooms in Dupont Circle: Bird pooping on you is good luck. Time to Break Away.

A tour of my new apartment in DC. Beth’s Photo Blog

Would never live in Virginia, writes Lily Graypure. Excerpt: And don’t even get me started on Maryland.

Indie filmaker Sujewa Ekanayake film Date Number one is now playing. See his blog for showings and reviews.

The Mark Pike recommends soft shell crab pizza at Ping Pong Pizza. Photo of ping pong dispenser.

DC Blogs Noted

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

A visitor from France, Vince-Blog, is on the Mall for the July 4th fireworks and writes of its climate of psychosis. [Written in French, this link is to a Google translation] Excerpt: 

…  a keen yankee howls us by gesticulant the arms “Evacuation of Mall, a storm arrives, look at the plan of evacuation on the panels!”

The Gold Poppy: Why do we celebrate our nation’s independence with fiery displays and loud booms after getting drunk and eating the flesh of animals?

Fireworks may be in violation of Clean Air Act, writes the Daily Compost.

Different elements are used to produce the magnificent colors that we see bursting before us. Barium = Green. Copper = Blue. etc. All this stuff in the air basically causes a fall out of toxic pollution into the environment, waterways and even our lungs …

39,000 People Can’t Be Wrong: Metrobus Sucks. The Dumping Ground.

Italian Trattoria in Alexandria report at Living Vegan. Photos.  

DC Blogs Noted

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

The writer of the Conservative Futurist is on the Metro and observes two men standing by train door wearing big camper style backpacks. At the Smithsonian station, he writes, one of the men left his backback. This blogger gets nervous and approaches the remaining man about the backpack. He writes: I’m convinced I witnessed a dry run that day.

There was no need to suffer the Mall. Fireworks Petworth, DC Style! Prince of Petworth. Short video.

Books-A-Million brownies are excellent, reports a writer who has an interesting seat companion on her flight into DC. Criminal Brief

Caught on film: 53 in a 25 zone. The photo notice. privacy is a thing of the past

Pizza reports: Goody’s slices gets a recomendation from the writer at If I ruled the World. And DC365 writes: Thank goodness for 2Amys.

A report about Vapiano’s in Dupont and the “lost card” problem. DC culture and fashion.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 2nd, 2007 by dcblogs

On July 4th  there will be a protest – officially it’s called the Downtown Silver Spring Photo Walk — on an issue of importance to bloggers. It grows out of a recent incident between private security guards and a photographer in Silver Spring on Ellsworth Street. A photographer on Ellsworth was told by security guards that he couldn’t take photographs because this public street is now “private property.” (See this first hand report at The New MoCo Progressive). This issue goes well beyond the right of someone to take a photograph. It concerns the ability to freely assemble in our communities. In striking a development deal with a private developer, Montgomery County officials have evidently given up citizen rights in the bargain. This is an outrageous abuse of government power and deserving of vigorous protest – especially on Independence Day. [Related post, Live from The Third Rail]

Asset envy. A serious job is no excuse, who writes: … they are that fabulous. (Nod to Lisa for the recommendation)

An excellent post at Don’t Be Silent drives home the reality of street harassment and utterly rude behavior of men. 

A wave generator in downtown Silver Spring outside the NOAA building. Photo. Silver Spring Daily Photo.

A Piscolada Martini before shopping at Whole Foods is just the thing. Washington City Paper blog. Served at the Merkado Kitchen.

A walking tour of D.C., iPhone-style. Stories and photos of people buying the iPhone. Apple iPhone

Site note: Happy July 4th everyone. We will be back after the holiday.