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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 30th, 2009 by Foilwoman


According to the Heights Life, the advantages of living in Columbia Heights have existed (and been promoted) for quite some time.

On the subject of promotion, Big Piece of Cake is sponsoring the none-too-self-important-or-serious Underdogs Unite. Wouldn’t you want the award for Most Self-Congratulatory Parenting Advice or Most Likely to Gain 500 Followers After Threatening to Stop Blogging OR After a Major Blog Scandal (whatever that means)?

The suggested awards (or titles) were suggested by Pearl, one of the Underdogs, who also declares herself a hothouse flower.

Positively Present discusses being a rather closed person and some ideas about how to be more open.

Sarah and the Goon Squad sees her seventeen year old self at the National Zoo (and she has a photo link, too).

Kelly of Ken and Belly feels like she’s walking backward on the bridge from the 21st century now that her laptop is fading away.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 29th, 2009 by RestaurantRefugee

DC is Rome

K Street Confidential, a new collaborative blog effort for a group of bloggers to express thoughts in even deeper anonymity, tells a haunting tale of potential and precaution.

Always down to go drinking for a cause, the Frozen Tropics alerts us to a Habitat for Humanity Happy Hour – $20 all you can drink Hefeweizen for Habitat @ the Pug.  In other community news: Free Admission to the Pricey Spy Museum the last Wednesday of the month from District Schmistrict.

In a world with fanatical adoration of youth and the female form, Going Down Like a Monkey’s tribute to Women over 50 who Rock was a refreshing change of pace.

A number of DC Blogizens are having problems with our early heat wave; Lachocran has an interesting way of seeking her cool.

With a blog titled I Hate So Much, Maxie espousing things that she hates is not unusual.  This time, however, she posts about the things she is supposed to love but hates nonetheless.

Average Jane leaves her heart on a napkin and finds enchantment in the eyes of the runner with sweat stained heather grey t-shirt.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 28th, 2009 by dcblogs


El Guapo in DC has returned to blog about the women of Washington and writes: They have once again conspired to make mi vida hit the brick wall of life.

Soo Ee Flu Ee A Public Service Announcement. Washington Cube. Practical medical advice, and sensible as well.

Bacon Flavored Jelly Beans. Dealing in Subterfuges. Be sure to hand these out at any pandemic planning meetings.

Sausage links at Prince of Petworth. With pancakes in DC’s new ‘burb, Columbia Heights.

Protesters, get a life. Too Much Skunk in Your Junk. Why pick on a bank in Logan Circle? Photo.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 27th, 2009 by dcblogs


I live in an area where excess reigns supreme, despite the green rhetoric, writes the Church of the Big Sky. She is responding to the story: Scientists’ Alert: Fatties Cause Global Warming with candor.

Denizens of the Night. A moment of panic for Two Shorten the Road.

The inside story of a blog post that wasn’t fact checked. buggblog.

Getting Dirty In The Backyard. Lesson learned. The Definitive Dmbosstone.

Not closed for an emergency. Media Concepts, who writes: I for one trust my body’s defenses to fight off the swine flu, the killer bees, the Y2K virus, and most of the other germs that have caused the human body, through thousands of years of evolution, to become the powerful fighter that it is.

The Washington DC Record Fair Returns May 9. The Vinyl District.

Cut taxes photo, with spending edits. tumblrownpau.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 24th, 2009 by WashWords


Think you had a good reason for not showing up today? Next time consult the directory. New DC blogger Best Temp Excuses offers us this gross gem for today: TMI… Looking forward to using, uhh, reading more soon.

The nursing strike continues for Quiet in the Stacks.

DC 365 wins a major challenge in our fair city! Where’s registration for 2010?  Thing 27: Urban Dare Revisited, Dominated and Won.

LC in DC returns to blog. …lc post dc… I was going to blog.

Blogs by Tara participates in 20something blogswap day. Enjoy The Promises of Rain

Modern Domestic wonders: Would Julia Child Tweet?

And I’m wondering: is tweeting making you write – even BLOG – less? I have a contest for you. Cheers and happy weekend.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 23rd, 2009 by Foilwoman


On manly men and keeping it real, Blake on UDo the Dishes finds some role models.

[F]oxymoron writes about being an Iraq war veteran (also very manly, in keeping with the theme from above) with one stated goal being to have his little brother know what [F]oxy thinks of the war. “Just in case he gets any crazy [F]ucking ideas about joining the military, I want him to first see this conflict from my perspective.”

Joe Logon, of Dumb Things I Have Done Lately, in his own incredibly manly way, writes about the W&OD trail.

What to do when your job requires you to work on the world’s largest hostage rescue and genocide? Tickle the Pear hopes not to become too jaded.

Crappy jobs? Digging for Fire can tell you about them. Even untaken crappy jobs.

Again, there are Metro rules of behavior: and Soup Is Not a Finger Food sets forth the rules and a few violations thereof.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 22nd, 2009 by RestaurantRefugee


The signs are everywhere even from your kitchen window at 4 a.m. – Denizens of the Night from Two Shorten the Road.

The Hammock is the ultimate harbinger of springtime happiness, but be sure that the hooks can hold your humanity (affinity for alliteration ends in 3, 2, 1…) Read DC Rowhouse’s Haste Leads to Waste.

Seriously, how could I ignore this picture from Alice’s Adventures Underground?  While we’re on the subject of pictures, Education is a high form of patriotism so sayeth our president, so implies Tumblrownpau.

Mothers of Intention — Has Dooce Become the Modern Day June Cleaver? Argue amongst yourselves in the comments at Pundit Mom’s place

Advice on being Anal Retentive from the City Girl who Blogs – not for the prudish (or especially for the prudish, depending on your perspective.)

Most child-mother conversations about sex make me cringe.  Carolyn Online’s politically timely explanation of the term “tea bagging” made me laugh.

This most recent Sunday the Washington Post featured an Op-Ed that discussed things the “World Can Do Without.”  A blackgirlgrown discusses the inclusion of the NAACP on this list.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 21st, 2009 by dcblogs


Going Custom. The writer of Off The Cuff, a blog that looks at classic styles of clothing for men, has his clothing tailor-made.

A former beauty pagent competitor, Capitol Hill Style, looks at the recent Miss California controversy.

The wait a minute garden of plastic delights. Photos. U Street Girl.

DC Address Coordinates. If you ever had trouble sorting out the correct address of a property, this blog will be a very helpful resource. It’s about the District’s Master Address Repository.

A funny thing happened on the way to a wedding in PA. An OC girl living in an extraordinary world. Photo.

Bike to Nationals Park from Eckington. Map. eckington

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 20th, 2009 by dcblogs


On the Metro, the sadness was suffocating, writes The Change I Wish to See. A post about our lives today. Read the comments as well. (Nod to to Suicide Blonde for her tweet.)

Communicating to the roommate the fateful decision to move out. We’re Not in New Hampshire Anymore.

A tribute to our beloved Toby. Claudine Hellmuth. More heartbreak. Heart. ErinSlick

Love on sale? How could I say no. eHarmony math. Average Jane.

Anyone can establish a Twitter account, even Metro fans. Unsuck Metro. DCist‘s take.

Cyndy’s House of Vulture. Photo. The real deal. Photocynthesis.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 17th, 2009 by WashWords


Might this finally be the season we see Real World DC? The 42 envisions how it might go down depending on which neighborhood is picked. MTV’s Real World House in Mount Pleasant?

Teabaggers and irony abounds and If you See Something, Say Something is there to note it. Teabaggers spotted in Lafayette Park.

Squidpants receives the Best spam ever? Goodnight my forbidden fruitfly. Or something like that.

The sentences of Thunderstorms Highly Likely’s life this past week have been punctuated by the occasional commas and semi-colons of two aggravatingly similar, yet oh-so-distant, characters. She continues to wait for the one who will understand her words. Duplicitous.

Bilbo’s Random Thought Collection wishes you all a happy Tax Freedom Day, 2009.

It was a good and a bad Metro day for Pygmalion in a Blanket. I’m more of a Scrabble guy, anyways.

And finally, go see “State of Play,” opening tonight and starring… me! and also some guys you may have heard of, apparently – Ben Affleck? Russell Crowe? whatevs. Insider info: the “capitol” is the masonic temple (from what I can tell from the trailer) My big moment (if not tragically cut) is when I, FISH MARKET PATRON, cross behind Russell Crowe at … the fish market! I am wearing a ginormous coat and my adorable hat! Be gentle with me, paparazzi, the camera adds 15 lbs!!!