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DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 30th, 2009 by dcblogs


Moving to DC meant giving up a home in Shreveport, La., and with the market so bad Pisces out of Water decided to rent their house. But the experience of being a landlord has not been the best so now there’s a home for sale.

Nanda can’t commit to anything and pushes people away. She wants to change and her path to enlightenment takes her to a Adams Morgan tattoo parlor. ThereWasNoSound.

Last day of my twenties. thinklynsen.

Great photo of people waiting for Metro by One Photograph a Day.

Newspaper distributors are getting in the way of Metro entrances, writes Joel’s McBlog, in the post, Back up and quiet down.

Zandria: 14 Things This Single Gal is Thankful For.

Book recommendation: No Way to Treat a First Lady, by Christopher Buckley. Sprite Writes

Thoughts about Tiger at Rice Quips: Tell the truth Tiger. Me and your mother have already forgiven you.

A new Petworth store is ‘taking old stuff and making it cool again,’ reports Prince of Petworth. Also, SisterSpace Bookstore Opens in Petworth.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 24th, 2009 by livitluvit


I suppose it should be no surprise after the recent springing up of cupcakeries in DC, but the moment has finally arrived: the District is (finally?) getting its own cupcake truck (via Churchill Corporate Housing Blog). Just so long as it doesn’t play Yankee Doodle…

FoggyDew and Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor.” Both conclude the $12 entrance fee is well worth the splurge, even in a city of predominantly free museums.

Date the District asserts her personal philosophy on the “dating game” for women: “…Stop trying to figure out what he’s thinking.”

Scotus of The DC Universe finds himself (slightly reluctantly) reliving a childhood memory at The Survivor Series at the Verizon Center this past weekend. He also wonders “why the WWE has female wrestlers”.

Finding herself at home with a couple of bored swine-flu infested munchkins, Pink & Green Mama took it upon herself to create an old-fashioned Farmville to entertain her girls. Apparently, there is life without technology. Who knew?

Some may think the pumpkin is a bit overrated, as far as holiday food goes (cough cough me), but Bartender2Go has a fantastic idea for a Spiked Apple Cider punch, a la pumpkin serving bowl. (I may or may not be able to personally attest to the brilliance of this idea.)

Holiday schedule: We won’t be publishing the remainder of the week. The live feed admin will be updating the feed during the break with new listings and changes, so please email adds/changes. Tweets are always possible during the break @dcblogs. On behalf of the site’s editors, a happy holiday to all and for those blogging from other parts of the country during it, safe travels as well.

DC Blogs Noted

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


An American University grad student, Friederike Brand, has assembled a map of neighborhood blogs that illustrates in a dramatic manner the development of neighborhood blogs in DC. Neighborhood blogs are, in general, concentrated in areas of gentrification and neighborhoods that tend to attract the young and single. The District’s more settled areas, especially in the Northwest, Cleveland Park and above as well as the poorer areas, don’t have many neighborhood blogs, although more are beginning to appear. Is there anything to conclude from this and what changes are ahead? (Here’s our most up-to-date listing of neighborhood blogs.)

A District council at-large candidate, Clark Ray, makes an impression by asking the right question. Life in the Village.

Planning for a Thanksgiving dinner with 19 in attendance. Here’s the menu. Looking2Live.

Photo of the Day: She’s Watching Me, 2009. Tattoo photo. Lady Glock.

Someone finally addresses the problem created by the name ‘Brookland’. Photo. Jason’s View from DC.

On a trip to Egypt, a travel companion falls into a 12-foot hole. The Arena.

Stars & Bucks Cafe. Leslie in Adams Morgan.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 20th, 2009 by WashWords


Spotted: Michelle Obama and Desiree Rogers Dining Out. Thanks DC Fab. Until now, the Homeland Security Video at Ballston Mall was looking like the closest I’d get to a celeb sighting DCstyle this week.

We Love DC explains when it IS worth it to spend $300 on something that’s going to disappear – poof! $300, thy name is truffles! That Time I Ate My Words (And Then Got Truffles at 1789)

Beyond Bread reminds us about the Help the Homeless Walk — 2 Days Away!

Off the Cuff takes you Behind The Scenes: Terra Cotta Warriors at National Geographic.

Pamela’s Punch (and friends) get down to the Naked Thanks.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 19th, 2009 by Foilwoman


While Cosmopolitan Conservative is still waiting for her copy of Sarah Palin’s book, she questions the Katie Couric strategy

Life in the Village describes three WTF moments that its author had in one day and says three WTF moments is a record.  This contributing editor applauds that optimistic spirit and would like to run a contest for how many WTF moments any of us have had on any given day.  Kudos to the blog author for not cutting and running but continuing to fight the good fight.

The Passenger, a new bar, is opening (or opened the evening of November 18, but this is written in advance) in the space where the Warehouse Theater used to be. ReadySetDC reviews the bar, having been there in advance. It’s hard to tell much about this new watering hole, but anyone who has the nerve to start a new business in this economy gets a plug from me.

DCMud discusses the new Montgomery County development guidelines for the Twinbrook neighborhood.

Dani of Positively Present considers a quote of Leo Rosten and living a life with purpose.

Sometimes it’s hard to get good service in restaurants: DC Chatter lists bottom line requirements and makes suggestions for above and beyond service.

Whether or not runners look like they’re having fun, some have good reasons to run, or good reasons to run from something, as Feast After Famine describes.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 18th, 2009 by RestaurantRefugee


The Change I Wish to See’s latest post, Our Promise to You, embodies the title of his blog while reminding us that there are bad people in this world and those who abuse animals are pretty high on the list.

Diatribes by Joah offers “5 Things You Won’t Hear (But Must Know) When Starting a Retail Business.”  Having had some experience with the matter, I can tell you that most of the tips apply to restaurants too.

Normally we don’t make a habit of highlighting blog recaps of small events to which you weren’t invited (at least, this contributing editor doesn’t.) The Hill is Home blog’s recap of the Little Black Dress Swap, however, is an idea that is too good not to share.

Tina Dela Rosa’s Photography Blog presents some stunning images of “The Beauty of the Railway” in black and white.

Updating a prior DC Blogs Noted entry: We recently wrote about LiLu converting her TMI Thursdays to a Post Secret style offering.  The response was overwhelming and each of the three installments has been equal parts, funny, compelling, and breathtaking.

Thank you to the bloggers behind Not Easily Impressed who highlighted AutoCompleteMe which they accurately called “The best thing to happen to Google since the ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ button.”

Opposing views on the Catholic Church’s current scrape with the DC Council over Marriage Equality – surely some middle ground exists is the essence of a Seeking John Galt post; while here we go again is gist of a post by Armchair Actorvist.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 17th, 2009 by dcblogs


When it comes to hiring, HR departments are ill-treating job applicants, writes Sarah-er Than You. This blogger speaks from experience and offers a code of conduct for HR employees, in the post, If I Ran HR.

Fort Totten Transfer Station, how do I love thee? Farm Fresh Meat. Advice on how to get rid of everything with nothing more than a DC driver’s license.

The making of a new dance event at the Wonderland told, in part, through some clever and amusing photo work that includes disco ball in a laundromat. BYT and the blog, Pink Sock.

Observing life in Dupont Circle, The 42 is moved by its variety and writes: Thank You.

Can there be a quest to find “Catcaller Zero?” Urban Bohemian wonders about the genesis of this really strange and offensive behavior after seeing it in action. The post, in dc: ain’t no holla back girl.

Shot glasses and feathers – just another day on the Cleveland Park listserv. City Musings.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 16th, 2009 by dcblogs


Fifteen minutes, U Street/Adams Morgan corridor, 3 am, Saturday night. Observed. Momentum.

One DC’s older blogs, Throwing Håmmers, has ended his blog. Hammer also leaves with a big damn list of acknowledgements, but it is Hammer, who also edits a post every now then at DCBlogs, who deserves thanks for some six years of entertaining and often heartfelt posts.

The unofficial list of Metro rider do’s and don’ts. Both Sides of the Fence.

An old silk blouse, at least a decade old, continues to get compliments. In the eye of the superpower.

A blogger who is eating on a food stamp budget for a month is now at day 22 and has $18.63 leftover for the final 10 days. A Mile in Another’s Shoes.

Senor Pollo ‘s place in the Peruvian Chicken hierarchy. A new place in Columbia Heights, just off 14th. Full Stomach Foodie.

Ask Miss A knows where you can buy deep fried turkeys.

The true face of evil. Mean Louise.

The latest adds to the live feed

Posted in Views on November 15th, 2009 by dcblogs

Some new adds to the feed:


Passion Fruits


At Limbo

Unpopped Collar

The Aplomb of Audrey

Bigappletothebeltway’s Blog

In the eye of the superpower

Poverty in DC:

Help the District


Between Love and Like

Panush’s Picks and Pans


Sierens and Sharks

Architecture and Art:


About DC:

Community Matters DC

DC Blogs Noted

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


Vox Populi shares an on campus Veterans Day discussion. Panel discusses Georgetown’s civil-military divide

If You See Something, Say Something highlights DC scenes in a video: DC Chillin.

DC public works, confused? DCist straightens it out for us.Yes, Street Cleaning Really is Suspended for Winter as of Nov. 6.

14th & You reports the sad news: Garden District Files for Bankruptcy; Long Term Future Uncertain. Et tu, Garden District? Where I bought my first seeds and first plants and carted dirt two blocks back home. Hang in there, old friend.

We Love DC shares details on how to get the junior perspective on our fair city. Kids Take on Where We Live.

DC Mud shares the drama that is the Groundbreaking for Georgia Avenue CVS. Yah, there wasn’t actually any drama. Oh well.