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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 15th, 2009 by WashWords


DC’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board declares war on Adams Morgan. Two places, Bossa and Bobby Lew’s lose their liquor licenses, and more establishments are under threat. Young & Hungry.

Virescent looks for pants. It’s so not easy being a girl. Green Makes My Life Complicated: Pants Edition

Looking for something classy to do this Off the Cuff recommends checking out this: China’s Terra Cotta Warriors Make Rare Visit to DC Museum

Where’s My Cape? takes you on a tour of kidtalk, pre 9 a.m.! Oh, the things that come out of our mouths

Bilbo is beginning the Countdown to Reunion

Berdina is lost and the good people at the Lost Dog Blog need your help to Find Berdina. Seriously, go find her. Please. Or my fiance will head down there stat, in the rain, untill she’s found. And then I’ll have to go look for him. Repeat ad infinitum. You get the idea.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 14th, 2009 by Foilwoman


Who would want to anger Malnurtured Snay? Apparently the Cheney’s don’t realize the magnitude of their transgression.

On the flip side, Buddha’s Wii Whiskers applauds the Obama administration’s revised decision not to release photos of torture/harsh treatment (you pick the description).

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Stimeyland talks it through.

A sad post about a non-relationship with a father at Yeah, So I’m . . .

Friday is bike to work day. Free Wheeling Spirit.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 13th, 2009 by RestaurantRefugee


Tête à têtes between new media types and the old guard usually involve insults and invectives hurled over each other’s fences. The Change I Wish to See blog provides a careful and compelling argument on the subject that is blissfully free of bluster in Consequence is no Coincidence

Just when you thought that there were enough uses for bacon in the world… Wickstrom Adventures samples the best one that I’ve seen in years.

Max Gladwell has his first guest post at Twilight Earth and uses it to describe “10 Ways to Change the World through Social Media.”  The list is insightful, thought-provoking, and reasoned; it doesn’t make this Luddite want to Twitter, but I really enjoyed it.

I discovered Alleigh’s blog, A Glass After Work, a couple of weeks ago.  She writes clearly and compellingly about wines and in a style that is both accessible to the novice drinker and appreciated by experts too.  Her Tuesday’s Tips and Techniques series reads like a primer for further wine education.

Anyone who has walked any city’s streets has been asked for money by the homeless.  Anyone who has said “no” for any reason has dealt with the accompanying guilt – for lack of a better word.  Candy Sandwich doesn’t quite come to terms with her guilt or the enabling “little white lies” in Pants on Fire.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 12th, 2009 by dcblogs


They’re not extra parts. A live-in relationship is tested. Miss Scorpio writes: Men approach things very differently from women … do you come here often?

Evidence that I am Turning Into an 80 Year Old Woman. hey pretty.

Five things Meghan McCain doesn’t understand about DC. 2birds1blog. A counter-rant.

Confessions of skirt-wearing bike rider. Always a drunk, never a bride.

DC’s amazing hidden gem: The Franciscan Monastery. Prince of Petworth.

Retro design is set for the Walgreens that’s replacing the famous Yenching Palace in Cleveland Park. DC Mud.

If you want to know the true value of your life, ride a scooter taxi in Jakarta. I am a lefty

A review of the Good Stuff Eatery. ModernDomestic

Average Jane: Open Letter of Appreciation to Half-Naked Ultimate Frisbee Boys on The Mall.

The writer of the Georgetown Metropolitan was married this Saturday, and says regular posting will resume once he returns from his honeymoon. Congratulations!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 11th, 2009 by dcblogs


The new eight-week old pug of joy. Queering Domesticity

The writer of David Duchovny, Why Won’t You Love Me? is riding her bike in the rain and is struck by a car. Bike suffers serious damages, but she does not. The driver who hit her then helps to put things back in order.

This male blogger discovers that the Social Security Administration has listed him as a female. DC Rainmaker. But changing his sex to the government’s satisfaction turns out to be an ordeal.

The good, bad and ugly: DC Universe‘s review of Star Trek. The District Diaries weighs in with Live long, and prosper. Occam’s Razor: For a Trekker, this movie is a great gift.

The Holiday of Guilt Goes Both Ways. Alice’s Adventures Underground

The threat level adapted for dating. Grateful Dating.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 8th, 2009 by WashWords


Not only is there no such thing as a free lunch, now the government flat out wants to eat your lunch says DC Foodies in As If Taxes Weren’t Enough, Now the Government is Taking Your Lunch!

We are sick of rain. Big time. But Farm Fresh Meat is using it at least as an excuse to fill us in on adventures heretofore unposted. Go Away Rain, Or: Nothing New Under The Sun

2.718etc has a little itty bitty (heh) request for G-d, if you know, he’s not too busy or nothing. A Letter to God.

The 42 takes us through a few more Reasons to Be Car Free in DC #11: Limited Stop Bus. Dang, figures I move away from 16th street just in time for the “breath of fresh air” S9.

Your chance to participate in democracy! Capital Spice shows you how: Your Turn: Vote Now for RAMMY Winners!

In some sad news, DC Metblogs lost one of their own last week. Douglas Clifton 1961-2009, Washington DC Metblogs. Editor  Pat “Dmbosstone” reflects as he pieces together memories from Clifton’s online presences: his online life

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 7th, 2009 by Foilwoman


Well, it’s springtime and here’s a spring photo post at Through My Eyes, a photoblog by a native Washingtonian.

The Ellen dance mezmerized the Hay Say’s author, who hopes whoever thought people would just love to watch “this middle-aged woman dance around” gets a raise.

Freewheeling Spirit reviews/discusses Free-Range Kids, the book by Lenore Skenazy, who proudly calls herself “America’s Worst Mom” (and I thought that was me).

Thoughts on karma: it ain’t just you reap what you sow, according to Reya of The Gold Puppy.

Combining two interests: books and penny-pinching, Counting My Pennies reviews 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget.

Maybe it only happens in Oz: I’m trying to imagine an incident like that described in The Continuing Adventures of a Regional Housing Officer happening here, and failing. Can you see it?

Believability:  Stirrup Queens discusses emotional fraud in the infertility/in vitro online community.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 6th, 2009 by RestaurantRefugee


Sizzle Says has a six way conversation with herself about a lack of, ahem, activity in her hilarious Let Me Hear Your Body Talk.

The journey from a small town and ultra conservative family begins with a single decision “not to die a virgin.”  DC is my Manhattan tells the story of her journey and how life landed her in Washington, DC by way of Liberty University (more detail about that story.)

Not Yet A Wino, Kris, finds an Ode to Joy via blog post more challenging and rewarding than anticipated.

A compliment wrapped in a joke from Candy Sandwich.

Are you sick of manufactured neighborhood names?  We’re not in New Hampshire Anymore certainly is.

Condolences to Seeking John Galt.

DC Blogs Noted

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


Today’s Metro Lesson: I Hate Monday. Who Invented Roses. Like the TV show 24 but with hot sauce.

Swim Parallel. Walking at night in DC and Athens.

Men in Sundresses: A photo essay. The Heights. At the Wonderland.

DC Foodies has some nice things to say about the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, including this surprise: The market was now offering a free bike clinic to its customers. The clinic not only provides bike repairs, it also provides tips to keep your bike running smoothly in the city.

Students inform teacher that they “don’t come to school in June.” Harry Potter and the Urban School Nightmare

Fabulous Miss S wonders aloud. What is worse: Having a mustache or having evidence that you took measures to have one removed?

DC Damsel writes: My ex-husband got remarried two days ago and for the last week I’ve been dreaming about him constantly. Nothing like waking up in a cold sweat and worn-through before you even realize it wasn’t the truth

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 4th, 2009 by dcblogs


A Run-In in the Hospital Garage. Two Shorten the Road

Photos of a Dupont Circle wedding. Kathy Blanchard

A story about government contracting, Microsoft, and who is first in line for swine flu medical care, if it comes to that. Interesting read by a writer who doesn’t allow comments and claims to be telling the truth. The post title: Swine Flu Projected Not to Affect Most Appropriate Population. Tom Collins’ World Wide Web Log.

Pygmalion in a Blanket tells the story of school principal who looking for a new challenge and found one. Some students were allegedly planning to blow up the school.

Farewell to Jack Kemp, a Fine Gentleman. Don’t Gel TOo Soon. An appreciation.

A survey of recent restaurant openings. . Metrocurean

Our top five summer destinations. We’re Out of Here.