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Monday Morning Slack Off Report

Posted in DC Blogs Noted, Slack Off on October 22nd, 2007 by naechstehaltestelle

When you come in on Monday, and you’re not feelin’ real well, does anyone ever say to you, ‘Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays’?

  • Earwax, type A blood, skin color, malaria… a short essay on the failure of current racial classifications and explanations for why humans have developed into such a varied species. For instance, why is it that those of African/Asian descent tend to have darker eyes? Is there a biological reason for it? This was an essay that was published in my anthropology textbook in college and I find it fascinating still. A Racial Odyssey by Boyce Rensberger. For all the knowledge junkies out there.

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DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 22nd, 2007 by dcblogs

Is this generation of women lacking a nesting gene? Caterwauling.

Our Lady of Dupont Circle. A found photograph becomes a talisman that things were going to get better. Thirty-three and a third

Ten Things That Fill My Week. From The New Yorker to Chick fil’a. The Wind Beneath My Chicken Wings

Kabocha Crepes at Counter Intelligence

Bad Metro Information Design. A critical analysis of Metro’s maps by an architecture student. insomniapocalypse

Book recommendation: Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman. Me, Myself and Eye.

Regal Gallery Place Management Cracks Down on Annoying Patrons

Posted in Blogging on October 21st, 2007 by DCMovieGirl

For anyone familiar with movie theaters in our area, certain annoyances are to be expected.

There are the chair-kickers, the play-by-play reciters, the dayglo cellphone blinders, and last but not least, the inappropriate baby-bringers.

Last night, I attended a late showing of 30 Days of Night, fully prepared to put the smackdown on nearby annoying patrons.

I sat in the back-row to avoid the chair-kickers and prayed that no play-by-play needers nor givers would sit near me.

A few minutes into the preview for yet another Martin Lawrence vehicle (who are this man’s fans, anyway??) a manager walked in and did the unbelievable…

He went row-by-row and warned the large groups of young people not to get rowdy during the film. Later, a female manager did the same, ominiously saying to our row in particular, if folks start making noise,”…Let me know“.

That’s a good first step to making it seem like one may not be flushing $9.50 down the toilet by risking a movie in a DC theater.

Good job, managers. It’s about time!

Next time, though, I’d suggest you wait until the previews are done and make a loud announcement at the front of the theater, to catch the late stragglers.

There were those who heard what happened from their friends and loudly challenged “I don’t give a *bleep!* what they said!”

Despite that, aside from a few blinding bits of dayglo and a few muted comments, this showing was surprisingly subdued.

…Of course, this also could have been because the movie sucked, but it’s a start people, it’s a start.

DC Blogs Noted

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

People will still complain about taxi fares even as they say farewell to the zone system. Diary of a Mad DC Cabbie.

Pantylines. Photo. Blue Coyote Laughing.

The job hunt: One Year, Seven Days, and Fifteen Hours Laterbathroom reading.

Officially the gay uncle. Family relations and tea time. Vividblurry

Meateaters’ Gas Problem. Freewheeling Spirit argues for a vegetarian lifestyle.

Tonight: the blog crush happy hour. At Chi Cha Lounge, U Street. Everyone is always invited.

DC cabs to change from zones to meters

Posted in Blogging, DC Blogs Noted, Political on October 18th, 2007 by Boztopia

Those of you who have lists of things to complain about regarding our fair city won’t have the notorious zone system to kick around anymore–Mayor Adrian Fenty has ordered the DC Taxicab Commission to switch all cabs operating in the District to a metered system.

Naturally, the cabbies are threatening a strike, and none of this amounts to more than political posturing until the change actually takes effect, which could be months away, even beyond Fenty’s hoped-for spring deadline. But on its face, is this a good or bad move? Read the rest of this entry »

DC Blogs Noted

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

Earth to Whole Foods. The Slow Cook takes issue with the store’s power washing of sidewalks during a drought.

I’m siding with the Metro Bus driver. Starting Today

Payback Time? A real estate agent sees the market returning to normal. Capital Homes.

milk and cheerios: Top Ten Signs You Need A Vacation

DC Blogs Noted

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

Oh, Senator Craig. I’m not a girl, not yet a wino watches Matt Lauer’s interview and places the senator in the same category of all the other excuse-making men she’s known. Sharp.

Advice for surviving in the office: It’s not about the work; it’s all about how you deal with people. blah blah blog

AOL layoff hits home. Dumb Things I Have Done Lately

Baby Boomers begin collecting Social Security (And, consequently, get more time to blog). Entitled to Know

Crisis update: Clarendon’s last remaining ice cream shop has closed. But there’s a new restaurant. What’s Up Arlington

DC Blogs Noted

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

A note about relocating to LA on a whim. 2.71828182845904523536

The Ring That Keeps on Giving. Bridal Bird.

Why is the environment seen as a liberal issue? Are Seven thoughts on Blog Action Day

Lies, lies, lies — A short take techy complaint, Mac vs. Windows, via a screen shot. Prod & Ponder.

Monday Morning Slack Off Report

Posted in DC Blogs Noted, Slack Off on October 15th, 2007 by naechstehaltestelle

Only one more hour to go before lunch!! Here are some links to whittle the time away.

  • Police blotters can be so depressing; stabbings, shootings, and robberies. Every now and then, I like to read the local police blotter from Durango, Colorado. It always brings a smile to my face because I can actually hear the police calls in my head. If only the DC police blotter could be this quaint. Maybe we should all move to Durango. Or maybe not. Durango Herald Police Blotter, Best of 2006. Here’s an excerpt:

11:25 a.m. A hot tub was in a man’s front yard on La Plata Place, and it did not belong to him.

12:42 a.m. Horses were in the road in the 2200 block of County Road 228, northeast of Elmore’s Corner.

8:57 a.m. A man was locked in the men’s bathroom at Whalen Gymnasium.

3:06 p.m. A man was selling fake pizzas at Hampton Inn, 3777 Main Ave.

5:59 p.m. A man said he felt threatened by a street sweeper near the Conoco in the 900 block of Camino del Rio.

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DC Blogs Noted

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

Autumn’s chill has arrived and you can find it in four post by women about men behaving badly. One saint emerges in the fifth post.

— Obtrusive bulldozing into my personal space.
Draw Me A Sheep
— Memo to the manpurse carrying hog on the Metro train. DCTriGirl
Is Chivalry really dead? Men who don’t offer Metro seats. Mamma Bear’s Baby Blog
The man with perfect intellectual memory. Purrs & Scratches
The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives. Quiet in the Stacks

Housing report: The Market Dives. DC Home and Condo Prices looks at some recent local housing market data. One jaw dropping fact is that there is now a more than 7 month supply of condos on the market, a 77% plus increase from August.

Stunned. The writer doesn’t say what happened and doesn’t need to. dcpeg’s blog.