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DC Blogs Noted

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

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The dog walking business doesn’t bite, but there are accidents. Econo-Girl An excerpt: Of course as your business grows, you hire people. Then it really gets tough. Like the guy who sat in someone’s house and ate a bucket of chicken and left some of the bones and biscuits lying around. The client was a vegetarian, by the way.

A Perfect DC Moment. Life through the T-glass

The DC Department of Revenue and Loot can’t keep their records straight, either. Signs of the Apocalypse #239: DC Government. Farm Fresh Meat

Five Feet above Water writes that this is the time of year … that always gets me thinking of where I am in life and what happiness means for me …

From the diary of a woman killed by suicide bomber: People tend to disregard happiness, and I think I know why. Hybrid Thoughts

Vapid. Getting ready for night out. just going with it . Excerpt: Maybe she tosses back a beer or two with her roommate who’s similarly readying herself on the other side of the wall … maybe realizing her college pregame days are long gone and should not be replicated in any way, maybe not.

Exciting job offer for a journalist with diplomatic skills, entrepreneurial attitude, and problem solving mojo. Susan Katz Keating

DCBlogs Photography Contest Update

Posted in Blogging, DC Blogs Noted on November 29th, 2007 by naechstehaltestelle

The wonderful people at Threadless are offering a $40 gift certificate as a prize, more than enough for 2 shirts!  Contest ends soon, so please either e-mail us with your entries, or post the link in the comments section.  Thanks to all the participants so far for their wonderful entries.

DC Blogs Noted

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

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James Brown arrives at this blogger’s home in groovalistic blur and discovers a different kind of funky. “Papa’s got a brand new trash bag!” He helps with the chores and with the question about heaven. Throwing Hammers

DC Burnout. So DC writes: If I don’t “get out” soon, will I ever?

A plan for a 10 story building at U and 14th Streets has brought “all kinds of opposition,” writes A Portable Snack. But he supports the development.

Costco homage. Don’t Gel Too Soon

Malaysia Kopitiam – A basement find. Spork and Knife

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 28th, 2007 by dcblogs

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Saddened … but not shocked. Thoughts about Sean Taylor’s murder. Nat Turner’s Revenge

There have been over 150 murders in D.C. this year, writes DC Universe. Where’s the outrage?

A Culture of Violence. Where does it start? This post concerns professional hockey and eight year olds. A view from the cheap seats.

Tension in Columbia Heights. Intangible Arts, in a post that includes haunting photos, writes about the neighborhood’s strange vibe.

Average Jane writes: “Our therapist thinks we should get a divorce, but we can’t afford it.” My mom certainly has a way of sugar coating things.

DCBlogs Photography Contest!

DC Blogs Noted

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

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Selling Point: Amazing Views Of Historic Massacre Sites. A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm offers a pointed view about the gated communities near Bull Run.

When a Man Says He’s Been Hurt … I don’t usually give a damn. Writes Sugar of Sugar N Spice.

Paella Deconstructed. The Slow Cook.

Japenese Divorce Law Makes Husbands Play Nice. My Daily Peace

DC Blogs Noted

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

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Over the holiday, a hospital emergency room is busy with people seeking help for chest pain, reports the writer at Does It Rain On The Moon? But while the pain comes from the heart, the remedy won’t be found in the emergency room. An insightful post about life in our time.

Early Sunday afternoon, the writer at Prince of Petworth is chatting with a neighbor outside when they hear gunfire and see a car speeding away. The gunshots, fired in the early afternoon, are disturbing but what bothers the writer is his reaction to it.

Resigning from a job at the Smithsonian is an ordeal involving a process called “exit clearance.” DC Donut describes it in two posts, Twelve and Fourteen.

mayhem by miss m is traveling in Egypt and files this report: day 4 in the land where honking the car horn can mean several things.

Grateful Dating decides to skip Thanksgiving and describes how she spent the day.

DC Blogs Noted

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

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The John Belushi of the dinosaur world. Pygmalion in a Blanket

Health hazards of butternut squash. Where’s My Cape?

Food Rockz’s pre-Thanksgiving feast looks delicious.

Holiday chatter. Family discusses what to do if a bomb goes off. Technology & MSG

What’s the best way to start the day? Getting a prize in your cereal! Kings of the Road

Thanksgiving at McDonald’s just seems wrong. DC Universe.

he’s gone. . . .. dcpeg remembers all that is wonderful about her father. Very touching.

DC Blogs Noted

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

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There is a lack of running etiquette by men in a gym, writes Sonnet87. These are men who will get on the treadmill next to woman — despite better options — and then, in an obvious way, kick up the pace.

Five signs I should have replaced my tires much, much earlier than I did. Dealing in Subterfuges

The last best hope for preventing environmental catastrophe may rest in technology, not in politics. Centerblue.org looks at the International Panel on Climate Change’s recent report about global warming.

Have you not had apple pie either? I-66 goes into Starbucks and …

CVS: The Hidden Hell of Washington is the title of a post by Disaffected Scanner Jockey, who writes: … But when I saw shampoo being kept in locked cabinets, I just about lost my mind.

Monday Morning Slack Off Report

Posted in DC Blogs Noted, Slack Off on November 19th, 2007 by naechstehaltestelle

  • According to this quiz, I am average at life. Ok, I probably didn’t need to take this to know that, but it’s still enlightening. Rate My Life.

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DC Blogs Noted

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

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The writer at Two Shorten the Road attends “The Nation’s Gun Show” at the Dulles Expo and is disturbed by some of things she sees. Excerpt:

I saw at least four tables with Nazi armbands and flags for sale. My thoughts on this: The people who think Nazi stuff is cool are the same people who are likely to go shoot up their high schools.

Like many, the writer at A flower in the rough. avoids looking at the homeless and beggars. But on this night, I saw something I simply couldn’t look past.

Best. Thanksgiving. Appetizer. Ever. Sweetpea’s Garden

Wine shopping for Booo-jo-lay. The Home Improvement Ninja

Stef at the The View from 16th Street, discovers for herself a better way to communicate with family. Excerpt: … this family visit was different. For the first time in a very long time, I actually said what was on my mind.

Overheard: Do you have a fanny pack hidden under that sports coat? EavesdropDC.

Kelly the Culinarian. DCblogs photo entry and a little bit about me. About the contest.