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DC Blogs Noted

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

A memorial in Columbia Heights is a tribute to a cat and neighborhood as well. intangible arts.

Running into someone from the past stirs memories and self examination. Better with age. Caterwauling.

Woman and kickboxing in Cambodia. missives from the birdcage. A memoir.

Dupont’s Last Movie House to close in January. Read Express. Ouch. DIY Filmmaker Sujewa writes as well: I think one of the only art house options left in DC is Landmark’s E Street cinema.

An intern at President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home retraces Lincoln’s daily commute through DC’s streets of today. President Lincoln’s Cottage

Please see the note to readers, “A change for DCBlogs” below.

A change for DCBlogs

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

Dear Readers,

It’s time to make a change. We are opening up dcblogs to contributing editors who can post on topics they think may be of interest to readers of this blog. A handful of people have expressed interest, most responding to a little note left on a chat icon, and I am very grateful for their interest as well as their insights.

The daily DC Blogs Noted post will continue. The live feed will keep updating every 30 minutes. That basic mission, to help connect local bloggers, is unchanged. But what is changing is that this blog is now a platform for others, working as contributing editors, to reach its regular visitors.

What will contributing editors write about? And how often? I don’t know. It may seem odd to announce something and not know exactly how it will unfold, but this is blogging. The approach may be tentative at first. All that can be said for certain is a door is now open that will not be closed.

By breaking out of the restraint of the one-post-a-day format, we’re now free to add other content. And that could be fun. Speaking for myself, some of the things I may do is develop an annotated list of new blogs added to the feed. Perhaps some Q&As with bloggers, as well as notes about blogs in other cities, and trends I see in this community and others. One contributing editor may offer a writing contest, and I’ll try to find a sponsor for it. These are writers who are doing this apart from their own work, although there may be some cross-posting.

This blog involves other people who don’t get anywhere near the credit they deserve and this note gives me the opportunity to thank them: Meghan, the site designer and artist who does the wonderful icons, and Tom, who developed the feed engine. Without their support and effort, this blog would not exist. Their motivation rest in their belief that blogs are helping to humanize our communities.

Some site changes: Meghan has moved the main page static link list to another page. This was needed to improve the main page load time. And Tom has made some changes that allow quick feed updates. I’ll try to make feed changes as soon as life and work permit, but hopefully no longer than a few days of any request. The FAQ doesn’t reflect this yet, but it will be updated shortly.

If participating in this effort as a contributing editor appeals to you as well, please send a note to

Thank you for reading this blog.


DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 21st, 2007 by dcblogs

No one’s ever seen that side of me before, writes Average Jane. Well written and very inventive.

Mini golf options running out but here are some alternatives. The DC Concierge.

Wheels of justice meet runtime error in Montgomery County. Chuq.

Kitten has rabies. And now, Anacostia.

In Washington DC, Freelance Central: WIW Freelancing Seminar Coming Up October 13th. Madam Mayo has details.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Conversation with Mud writes: I still can’t marry my partner of three years. Yesterday the Maryland Court of Appeals upheld its ban on gay marriage.

Birthdays. I can sort of believe it, turning 29 and all, but it does feel a little bit odd too, writes Thoughts from the Girl Next Door.

The Girl from the South looks at recent developments in the DC blogosphere, including the increasing number of topical blogs.

Open Bar: Veritas Wine Bar in Dupont Circle. Washingtonian.

Art tides. Panda Head. Photo.

HGTV Looking to Help You Sell Your House. Logan Circle News

Google’s “Presentation” is here. nicolasix.

DC Blogs Noted

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

A DC blogger’s take on Greece. Velvet in Dupont.

I believe the word you are looking for is “si.”

Bake me, bite me, eat me. Photos. A ‘new’ Jersey Girl. Nod to Reya.

Buffet-loving and forgetful, Arjewtino may be AARP material. The organization thinks so.

Best DC Pizza? DCist.

Rosslyn 1962 to 1967. Photos. Metrocentric.

Canal walk promises exercise, moral hazard. Vox Populi

DC Blogs Noted

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

Dirty balls are only the beginning of their problems. Ikea reports from two bloggers, Cootie Chronicles and, “Whaaaaa?” by Alice’s Adventures Underground.

Pompous Hearts Insufferable Mondays. NYT wedding pages by Bridal Bird.

Enough OJ. Listen to Leon. Anger over media’s news priorities. Another view from City Girl in Alaska writes: OJ’s arrest … actually made up for the fact that when I went outside to spy on the three moose in the yard I slipped on the ice (Husband called it ‘frost’, but in September I just call it ‘wrong’) on the deck.

An inviting question: “Afternoon” vs. “Evening” Proper Etiquette. Another Day in D.C.

Someone has stolen all the mail boxes. A Portable Snack.

Car Free Day is today. carfreedc

Just about perfect. Capital Weather.

DC Blogs Noted

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

A four-year-old girl is on the street, alone, and asking for money in Columbia Heights. Fictional Rockstar

Deciphering the photos on Life of Red. A guide.

MTV in Columbia Heights. Econo-Girl writes: I wonder if Columbia Heights will become a kind of Adams Morgan for restaurant chains.

Russell Crowe shopping for a bike in DC? And other DC celeb citings at Wonkette.

DCist’s Overheard in DC collection.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Isn’t it crazy that we’re in DC? The Way Betch reflects on the life trade-offs people make to live here, and writes: The thing I love/hate about DC is the brand of crazy that ends up here …

No Coffee on Metro, Not Even in Metro Art. live from the third rail

Get married in your 20s and stick it out, writes Lemon Gloria. You don’t want to be dating in your 30s.

I am experienced in the ways of pregnant women. Rude Cactus. Advice for men.

Overheard at the Farmer’s Market: This used to be a nice neighborhood. Penn Quarter Living.

Keep up with me has a complaint about Metro operator who stretches out his words. She writes: It’s so obnoxious I want to rake my eyeballs out.

DC Blogs Noted

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

A writing contest. What would be the second sentence? Pie Pants. Prize, too.

Silicon Valley vs. the East Coast. On target comparison. Informational Geometry

The Titanic school of transportation design. Metro story. missives from the birdcage

Merciful Apple, Please Forgive Us. Nicolasix writes: For a supposedly media-savvy and cynical generation, we blissfully have our blinders on when it comes to Apple.

Sacred chick flick deconstruction, Notting Hill. Bathroom Reading.

Shrew move: Shakespeare Theater Company has its own blog.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Why Peyton Manning Is Already Ruining Football Season. Tickle My Kittens. The writer Bad at Life: Payton is currently pushing credit cards, sports drinks, cell phones, televisions, television stations, and satellite dishes.

Can you believe we’re on the same train? A report on loud and clueless cell phone users. lacochran’s bloggery

Chicks on bikes are all the rage. All the news that fits. Go Clipless.

Guess those pedicures are paying off. Dating is Dead.

Six Years Later. Comment by TC the Terrible.

The hottest color this fall isDecidedly Uncomplicated

iPod Nano comes up short in this comparison. The Dumping Ground.