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Six Degrees of Blog Separation

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 31st, 2007 by Aileen

Consider the concept of blog connections.  Reya has referred to it as blog familiesHammer has spoken about the connections in our community.  My blog was named after this concept.

So I decided to play a game:  Six Degrees of Blog Separation.

I was curious about a lot of things: Who is in my blog family?  How far out can I track the connection?  Can I find my way back to the DC blog community after venturing out around the world?

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DC Blogs Noted

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

Has Free Speech Reached Capacity on Metro? Lisa, a blogger at Rant & Reason, writes about an incident on the Metro. Excerpt: Somehow this scenario — a Muslim verbally attacking a Jew and then an atheist trying to say I’m sorry — just felt so surreal.

World War III = No Man for Me. Sugar at Sugar ‘n Spice. The downside of bombing Iran. (Nod to INPY)

Attention Span of a Fly writes: Women see other women as competition. But some take it to the extreme.

DC Home Price Steepest Drop since 1991 Urban Trekker.

Places to get a hot chocolate. DC Gastronome

DC Blogs Noted

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

Starting their new lives. Washington Humane Society

A longtime DC blogger, bettyjoan at Drawn to the Rhythm is ending her blog. Hammer, in a note about it, wrote this: Her blog has been an upbeat and consistent voice of inclusiveness and integrity from day one. The post about her decision describes, in way, what motivates many to blog.

… this little site has meant more to me and done more for me than most of you will ever know. It helped me through many a heartbreak, introduced me to some of my most treasured friends, and challenged me in ways I never could have imagined.

Regarding the Redskins crushing defeat, Bathroom Reading writes: Belichick and the Patriots are slapping the rules of sportsmanship straight across the mouth.

Fashion Fights Poverty: On the Runway. Extensive photos of a fashion event. Project Beltway.

Food Find: Raku in Dupont Circle. Kelly the Culinarian. Slow service with a good trade-off: affordable sushi.

Black Ink. A knock on the door at 4:30 a.m., and the roommate returns after being jumped and beaten.

A gazing ball in Woodley Park. Do people really gaze into these? You Make Me Wanna Shoop!

Monday Morning Slack Off Report

Posted in DC Blogs Noted, Slack Off on October 29th, 2007 by naechstehaltestelle

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DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 29th, 2007 by dcblogs

DC Zombie Lurch 2007. Great photo collection at DC Discombobulated.

Restaurant “plating,” — a personal and frustrating experience. lacochran’s bloggery

The latest in executive bathroom design. dl004d, in blog form. Photo of the week.

Life in the neighborhood — two stories. First, wonders why she is never invited to neighbor’s party in Life on Wisteria Lane. And Young, Broke, and Fabulous gets a Neighbor’s less than warm welcome to her new neighborhood.

Unemployed since August, Jobless Girl in D.C. describes her Average Day.

A writer who loves Ethiopian food so much, I usually have it at least once a week, says her favorite is Axum Restaurant. Eckington DC Living

DC Blogs Noted

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

A DC to LA transplant reports that fires aren’t the only thing that’s hot in SoCal: Trick or Sex Treat. Media Concepts.

Pretty fly for a white guy. A woman outlines her requirements for dating. The View From Here

Leon isn’t the first DC blogger who has had his content stolen. A number of DC bloggers have reported the theft of their content. Here is Listen to Leon’s account: I Have Been Swagger Jacked.

To the relatively cute guy waiting for a bus. The Spastastic Adventures of a DC Fasionate writes: It’s not a “I can’t be friends with non-fashionable people” thing at all. It’s a difference in thinking, in brain function.

An appreciation of techniques: Homeless Hustla’s. Water in a Mesh Bucket.

Photo: The view from a car window during a trip to LA

DC Blogs Noted

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

Taxi Cab Confession from A flower in the rough: I’m getting a safe-sex lecture from my cab driver!

About Domku. Photos, write-up, about a restaurant described by one commenter as an unknown gem. DC365

Growing older … about ageism. Caged Bird Sings.

Being a single home owner - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Diary of a Mad Asian Woman.

Give DC its trashy due. Manna from Fenty. intangible arts

A phenomenon I have recently noticed. 14th Street Girl says people who stick their fingers in their ears because of an siren noise are weenies.

New computer store in Rockville, Micro Center. Chris Barker’s Web Log

The Reality of It All

Posted in Blogging, DC Blogs Noted on October 24th, 2007 by The Chronicles of Tewkesbury

I don’t watch a lot of t.v. When I do , I don’t watch a lot of reality shows. In fact, the only one I watch with any regularity is The Biggest Loser on NBC. American Idol, Survivor, Big Brother–can’t stomach any of those.

Lately, though, I’ve started watching snippets of Dancing with the Stars. This season especially so because Marie Osmond is one of the stars.

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DC Blogs Noted

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

The secret to great writing. Outstanding post by nicolasix: Good writing—hell, good anything—involves starting with that one true thing. That spark. (Nod to Suicide Blonde)

More about writing. leftbrainwrite: Describe your five strengths as a writer. So here goes …

Mais Oui, Mon Cherie. Velvet in Dupont says the French Film Festival is in town, and she has seen its genius in shorts.

So now what? An analysis of the Yankee free agent options. 567 miles from home

Small World Journal: Bangalore Bloggers meet! Photo of your blogging counterparts on the other side of the world. The photo is a couple of months old, but just stumbled upon it and thought it was worth sharing.

DC Blogs Noted: Transportation Edition

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 23rd, 2007 by Hammer

How big is the airplane exhibit facility at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center? Big enough to have a Concorde parked in the middle of it. Sideways. Photos from a recent visit at

Snowbunny DC also posts photos of an airplane – the one she jumped out of – and reports: It was crazy, and I did scream like a girl. But, then again I am a girl.

If a recent Travel + Leisure poll of 25 U.S. cities is to believed, a train to anywhere other than Philadelphia will put you in a city with more attractive people. And although DC residents are apparently mean, boring and ugly, we can always take pride in our our #1 ranking for worldliness. (Note to Travel + Leisure: Point taken, but please excuse us if we don’t weep openly at our sub-par ranking for “flea markets.”)

Minnesota blogger Dave Mindeman quickly gives up on city driving and uses Metro to explore D.C. with his wife and young son. Observations and humorous anecdotes from a memorable trip at Progressive Political Blog.

In other news, hydrogen-powered cars will roam the streets of D.C. in the coming months as part of a 3-city test. And while we’re talking environmentally-friendly transportation, the first sanctioned cyclocross race in the city takes place October 28th on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. The race is a 2-mile circuit over a mix of grass, gravel road and pavement. Race organziers are still soliciting volunteers and entrants, and proceeds will be donated to the AFRH. Washcycle

We’re pretty sure that stumbling through town like a zombie also qualifies as an environmentally friendly way to get around. Weird? Yes. But a menace to the ozone layer? Probably not. This year’s zombie lurch begins Saturday at the Washington Monument at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Organizers have provided everything you need to know to participate and boast, “We eat more people before 9:00 a.m. than most people do all day!” No word yet if zombie rickshaws plan to utilize the zone system or meters.