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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 31st, 2009 by WashWords


Washingtron shares a video (via Streetfilms) of our own DC DOT director, Gabe Klein, talking Smart Bike.

To alert or not to alert? That was the question for Intangible Art re: the bug. Assume this Metro is bugged.

Chris Moreau and his wife have The Time of (Their) Life.

Disaffected Scanner Jockey shows us beer blooms! “They’re acrylic rocks, ya’ll.” In Which My Inner Woodbridge Asserts Itself

Does popular music get worse with Democratic administrations? Manifest Destiny examines a case study: Bizkit as bellwether,

If you see something, say something looks at the Unreal Real World, and then the Real One.

Mahogonie is the latest DC-area blogger to take a Happy Inventory.

DC Blogs Noted

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


Greater Greater Washington describes plans or dreams for the Montgomery County transit development.

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space also has transit developments plans and hopes.

Too poor to help the poor, Multi-talented & Menially Employed, J.D. says “Thanks law school. You really improved my life.”

The Sad Elephant notes that Egypt doesn’t abut Iran, which Fox News’s fact checkers and mapmakers might want to consider before drafting another map of the Middle East – Egypt is a country in Africa, not Asia, you know?

Freewheelin’ Spirit’s trip to the Mall with the boys ends with the universally-dreaded-by-parents everywhere request for a pet, or, in this case, pets.  

What’s it like to search a cave in Afghanistan for weapons? The Tension has pictures and a post.

Malnurtured Snay thinks of fun times at work: bookstore cart wars and thoughts of librarian v-cart wars. To an older audience this brings to the Gross National Parade’s Precision Briefcase Drill Team.

DC Blogs Noted

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


Adults (though I hesitate to refer to politicians as such) may still debate the reality of Climate Change. For the nine year old son of the author of the In All My Spare Time however, the debate is over and he’s asking questions: Moon or Mars?

Have you seen the new show More to Love?  Both franco.Beans and Lemmonex have and they have problems with it.  Read his perspective from the view of a gentleman who knows that curves is not a dirty word;” and hers from the view of a lady who has “been there, done that and is sick of such a narrow view of beauty.”

The Foggy Dew wants to be clear “he likes dogs.”  It is, however, the “two legged idiots” at the end of the leash with whom he frequently has problems.

Is it possible that Barack Obama is taking career cues from Harrison Ford? Plight of the Pumpernickel makes a very funny case for this line of thought.

Among the many reasons it is fashionable to insult hipsters is the fact that “There’s nothing more ironic than a hipster pretending they’re not even being ironic” declares the Not Enough Tequila in the World.

Ladies (and some gentleman,) are you “Humiliated by your Aunt Frieda, who at 80 can strut a heel much better than you with your undisciplined flip-flop-packing feet?” Thanks to Karen Watkins, the voice behind the MoCo Scene Blog, we’ve learned about a new class offered by Washington Sports Club to help you.  Read her thoughts on the Catwalk Confidence Fitness Series here.

Registering to be a bone marrow donor is completely painless and requires no more effort than a cheek swab.  We Love DC wants to publicize a Bone Marrow Donor Drive taking place at JCC this week.

L A Cochran wants to simplify the rules of the road.

If you are a fan of puns and late 90s hip-hop references, you need to get down with this T-Shirt.  Thanks, Alla of Oh So Mala Tumblr.

K Street Kate gives a shout-out to DC’s only reigning professional sports championship team.

DC Blogs Noted

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


This is brilliant on multiple levels and, of course, mournful. If you see something, say something. Photos; keep scrolling down.

When it’s someone you don’t know, Merce Cunningham. I’m gonna break your heart.

A look at the employee cuts in the DC Budget Shortfall by life in the village.

Bill Clinton is back in action. So Good.

The Year of Sexy writes: 25 Reasons to Hate Yourself When You’re 25.

The other Gates-related remark by President Obama. Running with Blue Sponge

Real estate like it’s 2005 again. Urban Turf

Do you keep your money in your shoes?

DC Blogs Noted

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


U Street residents realize they moved to U Street. why.i.hate.dc. wonders why U Street residents complain about the noise. And, U Street is Loud, Move to Brightwood. Brightwood Blog

Sent From My Dell Desktop: 15 books which have influenced me in one way or another.

DCist wonders what’s up in Cleveland Park in the post: Latent Racism: A Problem on the Cleveland Park Listserv?

It’s the two year anniversary of And Now, Anacostia. It’s founder, David Garber, is interviewed by Social Citizens, a project of the Case Foundation, chaired by Steve Case.

The build-up of 14th continues with a new burger place, reports 14th & You.

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


Just Matt talks Jordin Sparks and Kenny Loggins. Hey, at least he’s self-aware. My questionable taste in music this week.

Oh Susanica! finds out she can be considered a legal parent the day her child is born – something that was not the case when her first child arrived. Who’s your mommy!

Lawyer Mama braves the Henry Gates arrest discussion in The Post That’s Going to Piss People Off.

Any post that starts “I’ve always had an attraction to Queen Elizabeth I” gets attention. Joey Bahamas takes us through some thinking on The “Virgin” Queen, including possibly a new title and way of thinking of her.

Not Easily Impressed is most defintely not impressed by… cake toppers and other wastes of money. Amen sister, but some of the ones you pictured are hillarious! I Cross My Heart

Grateful Dating in responding to the Happiness Project, thinks about choice and like and merging the two. The post, titled Like.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 23rd, 2009 by dcblogs


The support of a friend counts for a lot at the testing clinic. an OC girl living in an extraordinary world

A man unknowingly drops a piece of paper that flutters to the ground. Velvet in Dupont picks it up and reads it.

Budget crisis: DC’s safety net is in danger. Beyond Bread. DC is raiding what it may need the most.

After being locked out Jenny from the Farm wonders whether she may have a second career in breaking and entering.

Best Slice in the District. The Internet Food Association

Midnight Madness at E Street Starts Friday. Venue Guru

The undercurrent of a conversation with a coworker is artfully imagined at Paul’s Blog.

DC Blogs Noted

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


Tome of the Unknown Writer is “Sick and tired of being sick and tired” but still found the energy to write a multi-part screed on the affairs of the day.  In one of my favorite parts, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are lampooned as “self-serving…pickaninny pimps.”

At the beginning of the month we featured a blog post about Molly, a dognapped four year old Vizla. Borderstan and We Love DC had news that she has been reunited with her humans.

Dr. Coobysnacks realizes that she has a terminal degree, a crushing student dept load, and has become a statistic in the process.

Since the news of the Real World coming to DC broke, the online world has been abuzz with activity surrounding the collection of strangers on S street.  The majority of attention has been from new media sources which face the same pressure to be first as traditional media.  That rush has produced some legal, ethical, and journalistic questions that the Anti Real World DC addresses with a guest post on the Power of Sourcing.

The heartbreaker behind the I’m Gonna Break Your Heart turns thirty-two today and has an equal number of thoughts about it.

A stunning photo at Liminality depicts an iconic image of DC.

DC Blogs Noted

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


Pizza Toppings Equal Love and Other Imperfect Lessons I Learned From My Gay Boyfriends. DC Damsel. A wonderful post.

A onetime fan of CHiPs, Conversations with Mud, is learning how to ride a motorcycle.

The landmark building at 4th and Florida NW is under contract. Photos. DC Metrocentric

The 42 believes U Street is giving Adams Morgan a run for the money as most annoying nightlife neighborhood. It’s one of a number of observations about changes in the District.

Japanese Harry Potter fan girl breathlessly interviews Emma Watson. Video Clip. Filed: Funny. Tumblrownpau

DC Blogs Noted

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


The writer of The Dumping Ground confronts the man who stole his cell phone. The post, Robbed on the Metro.

An otherwise indoor cat, a.k.a. the Beast, escapes, reports Where’s My Cape, in Absence makes the heart grow fonder for the beast.

A mother’s moment of panic at the swimming pool. Suburban Fizz.

The Ten Miles Square, a blog about DC history, is not flattering about Alice Roosevelt Longworth.

Navigating DC. A new blogger with an interest in finding his way around DC.

Overheard: The Spanish Iwo Jima. DC Summer Interns.