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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 13th, 2009 by WashWords


[F]oxymoron, along with the rest of us, devours the City Paper’s “I Saw You”s and has a few new entries to add. My Heart Saw You

In other Feb. 14 news…The Culture Wars ponders a A long lost Valentine.

DC Teacher Chic takes learning outside. Dang, isn’t that the kind of teacher you always wanted? Sunny Days, Chasing the Clouds Away

Triathlete DC Rainmaker offers thoughts on triathlon coaching

She put it off as long as she could. Ignored the warnings, disregarded the hype. But now Hippo Crusades can hold back no longer. Hippo Crusades: Saying Goodbye to Peanut Butter

Pot Pie Girl takes you through A Day In The Life Of PotPieGirl. It features: the car wash, putting on her jeans, awaiting potpie dude, doing interweb banking… still with us? and a lot more stuff!

Happy V Day to all and to all a good night!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 12th, 2009 by Foilwoman


What happens to a veteran who’s outed?  Well, in this case, nothing good according to Scott’s Take.

Unsuck DC Metro works the same turn, but a different daily commute than iMetro’s Metroman.  Here’s the latest post on Orange Line delays.

And possibly the Soft Lounge, in this post and the email exchanges it details, explains best of all why many people decide to be introverts.

What should happen (bill-wise) when a therapy session runs over?  Dinah of Shrink Rap asks readers to comment.

Freewheelin’ Spirit said DC needs more bike coops, and has since learned that there are two such coops in the area already.

Birds’ winter ranges have moved northward substantially in the last four decades.  A DC Birding Blog links the northward migration to climate change.

 Of course there’s a webiste detailing all tech jobs lost in the downturn, and David Gaines shares it, telling us all to love our jobs.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 11th, 2009 by RestaurantRefugee


Lemmonex, the Food Goddess behind Culinary Couture, offers some Valentine ’s Day advice for gentleman: making food is more romantic than making reservations and she’s here to help.

Just in case you need another reason to have a political crush on, unhealthy fascination with, or simply a liking for our new president, Tom of Yours for Good Fermentables gives you one.  If you’re of the ilk that needs another reason to dislike President Obama, Too Much Skunk in Your Junk has one for you, too.

Pretty Mike writes of preparing to look his twelve year old “daughter right in the shoes” and have a conversation about menstruation.

Raw, vulnerable, but more courageous than either of the former, I Feel Like a Beached Whale from The World Would Seem a Lot Brighter if You Turned on the Lights is a compelling tale of one woman’s struggle with weight and mental health.

The Say Hay is having relationship problems with their neighborhood.  Something is just missing.

The Commuter Page Blog announces the creation of, a website designed to aid in grassroots carpooling.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 10th, 2009 by dcblogs


Meet Scarlett: The Hot Mess. Photo evidence. Leaves the house wearing two different shoes. She writes: Disturbingly enough, this kind of crazy brained behavior has spread into my love life.

Petworth may end up with a morose funeral home. Prince of Petworth.

Artie at a DC Dog Park. Photos from a doggy Happy Hour. DC Striving

Then and Now. Interesting set of photos showing a section of New Hampshire Ave. in 1927 and today. Washington Kaleidoscope.

The backlash over Kellogg’s decision to punish Michael Phelps. So Good. Really Kellogg’s?

Laptops banned in GWU classes? Vox Populi

Advice for men planning to buy flowers on Valentine’s Day. Capitol Hill Style, which writes: When most men think flowers, they think about a dozen long-stemmed red roses. And while this cliche is romantic and safe, it’s also incredibly boring.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 9th, 2009 by dcblogs


What the District gets in infrastructure improvements from the federal stimulus is not stimulating. Life in Mount Vernon Square.

The movie, He’s Just Not That Into You, offered a catalog of almost every dating drama I had experienced in the last few months, writes Plight of the Pumpernickel. A commenter’s view: I hated this movie with a burning passion. Word Perv didn’t like the movie’s fairy tale ending.

A Lovely Brown Girl pens some 50 observations about relationships.

The biggest story in Georgetown has to do with a proposed Apple store. Apple’s building renovation plan keeps getting rejected. The Georgetown Metropolitan is covering in detail. Penn Quarter Living hopes Apple gives up on Georgetown.

After a taxi slams into Solly’s, humor prevails. U Street Girl. Washington Post: Seven hurt as cab plows into bar.

Stupid Consumers. An ongoing record of everything money is spent on.

The future of downtown’s biggest eyesore, 14th and Geez. the Other 35 Percent.

My Recipe for Tequila Banana Pancakes. Media Concepts

Capitol Hill [Seattle] getting first on-street bicycle parking. WashCycle.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 6th, 2009 by WashWords


Ahh the joys of DC commuting. Avoiding motorcades, searching for parking, watching for crazies … does it ever get old?

ChrisMoreau ponders some Unsportsmanlike Conduct on his morning commute.

And it was in through the out door, err make that out through the in door on Lacochran’s Bloggery commute. “I been in the right place but it must have been the wrong time” –Dr. John.

Even before you hit the streets there can be commuting fun. Alert DC is certainly not shy with the alerts, particularly at 5 a.m., notes Wrath of the Whatever in  Grr. Argh.

Both Andy’s Home, Home on the Range and Bloomingdale for now came this close to our commander in chief. Just missed Pres motorcade and Obama motorcade through Shaw?, respectively.

And it’s not just morning commuting that’s fun. Just Matt comes home to the one thing that gets him most irate. Goldilocks, beware. Oh no she didn’t.

And there’s other fun to be had, outside of the roads.

We’ve all learned to navigate the fun-filled world of automated voicemail. But What Liz Said may have met her match in her call to the Social Security Administration. Social Security & You

A flyer detailing the 79 percent of lawyers with drug and alcohol problems should have tipped Thunderstorms Highly Likely off, she says: Law Brings Out the Very Worst in People.

Here’s hoping your commuting, voice-mailing and dealing with lawyers and other professionals goes much better next week. Meanwhile, at least it’s the weekend.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 5th, 2009 by dcblogs

Blogging in the dark in Los Angeles.

My Journey Out ends his blog and writes: There’s been a cost for this blog though. Personal regrets for things I’ve written. People can’t keep a secret. Last week, my blog was such a hit inside my former employer I ended up blocking access from their domain.

Friendship Tails is the blog of Ashely Huges, a veterinarian who works at Friendship Hospital for Animals. She lives in NW with my three dogs and three cats Westin, Sparkle, Lilly, Furla, Vegas and Breaker.

A belated response to the brunch-hating reporter at City Paper. Brunch DC

I’m feeling oddly cheerful. Photos of the recent light snow. Alice in Blunderland. She writes: Contrary to popular belief, Southeast is lovely.

A DC artist, whose blog Authentic Art Visions is a wonderful local arts companion, has recent works on display on her personal blog, Gemini Visions.

Apartment rules for anyone who lives above the bottom most floor. Blog of the Tattooed Librarian

DC de facto: The difficult thing about my ongoing quest for the perfect Marriott-style bedroom.

Ward Three rules. David Brooks, The New York Times. Pointer from DC Home and Condo Prices

This post was written a few weeks ago by a NYC blogger but it’s a great read. Sully the Savior. Kermit Washington Hits Like a Bitch.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 4th, 2009 by RestaurantRefugee


Anyone who gets a bill from PEPCO has probably been a little gobsmacked by the size of their bills this winter.  Candy Sandwich and Not a Girl, Not Yet a Wino are not exceptions.  PEPCO doesn’t have any comment according to FOX-5 of DC.

Once again the DC Council makes it hard to defend our fair city’s winter weather habits with toothless legislation.  Both DC Wire and DCist warn that failure to remove snow from your car may result in a “stern talking to.”

PithyComments removes the gloves (and protective tape underneath them too) and takes a few swings at infectious memes and the practice of writing letters to imaginary people (maybe NSFW due to pointed language.) 

If you haven’t noticed the DC Art on Call project, you have missed a delightful addition to the cityscape.  Old Emergency Call boxes all over the city have been converted to mini-art displays.  DC Metrocentric reports that the Downtown Business Improvement District took the ball one an additional step.

Franco Beans, of The Change I Wish to See, asks at what price caricatures come in considering the Tyler Perry conglomerate.

Scott of explains how and why one can use Gmail offline and does so in a manner that even technophobes can digest.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 3rd, 2009 by dcblogs


Destroying Our Way to Prosperity? Giving Up Control sold his 1993 Toyota Camry last year for $1,700. But under a bill proposed in Congress, it may make more sense for him, next time, to destroy the car for a tax credit. That doesn’t sit well with this blogger, who writes: The idea that destruction can improve an economy was debunked in the 19th Century by the French economist Frederic Bastiat in his classic essay “What is Seen and What is Not Seen.”

Neighborhood Terminology: Lingo in Cohi (Columbia Heights) farm fresh meat.

I Hate Ticketmaster. Sweetpea’s Garden. Scalper bots versus people.

Rewrites in progress: Two Beagles free to a good home, writes Cootie Chronicles.

A visit to the Falls Church Farmers Market. DC Foodies, which writes: From the fresh crepe stand to the booth of hot coffee, this market had a true communal feel. All of the market vendors were nice and more than willing to talk about their wares and how to prepare them.

Washington Kaleidoescope goes to the National Portrait Gallery to see the iconic image of Obama. His report.

Super Bowl Ads Leave Me Unsatisfied. So Good.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 2nd, 2009 by dcblogs


The 55 Reasons I Love the DC Area. Districted.

Attack Victim, Ignored By Passersby, Has Died. Washington Post. Columbia Heights. See this post by Prince of Petworth: Beyond Disturbing.

In the post, Shovel Ready, Shovel Worthy, DC Damsel sends a text message to a former suitor. She never hears back, and writes: Maybe he was too young to understand exactly what I meant as a 31-year-old divorced woman

Are Video Rental Stores Going Extinct? What’s Up Arlington‘s roll call of the missing.

The Washington Post’s retreat from arts coverage is critiqued by Daily Campello Art News.

Being a tourist in dc is effing awesome, with photos. The Anti DC. It’s working in DC that’s no fun.