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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 30th, 2010 by WashWords

Nicest sportz dude EVAH! D.C. Sports Bog shares what happened AFTER the end of the Caps season. Brooks Laich changes a tire after Game 7. Awww, hard not to be a Caps fan after this one.

Scary moment and important cautionary note for us all from Farm Fresh Meat. Small Things In The Road

Attn. Comiconners: Top Cow Blog reminds us: What The Con: Inaugural Washington DC Comicon THIS SATURDAY May 2

DC Peg offers Advice to Caps Fans from a Cubs Fan

Greater Greater Washington mulls the ways Metro (and its new cars) could be better. New railcars miss key opportunities

Meanwhile DC Sports Page is just feeling: Disappointment

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 29th, 2010 by Foilwoman

Instead of a cute furry post, this week it’s a cute feathery post:  Pisces Out of Water missed seeing a chick hatch, but there’s a video clip for you.  Of course, being nature, red in tooth and claw, there are downsides to scientific displays of the natural world.

Lagniappe discusses ways to improve your attitude at work when you wish it were Friday when you come to work on Monday.  Fortunately, by the time this posts, it will be Thursday already, so you will only have one more day at this point.

Life After Ramen wants everyone to go to the National Museum for Women in the Arts’ free Sunday.

Customer service that isn’t:  Girl of Words expresses her feelings about sales offers that turn out to be fictitious.

Marissa of the AntiDC has Craig’s List etiquette suggestions.  This contributing editor wishes her well, but does need to refer her to You Suck At Craig’s List, which indicates that all hope is already lost.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 28th, 2010 by RestaurantRefugee

Writer and Blogger Elizabeth Nolan Brown has a thought provoking piece on PUA’s and Socially Conservative Women Writers as seemingly strange bedfellows.

For socially conservative writers, PUAs provide a way to vindicate their otherwise past-oriented views about marriage, sex, and cultural decline by squeezing them (never quite comfortably) into the framework of the cutting-edge. It’s relevance by any means necessary. And so Game devotees are transformed from an assortment of bitter and manipulative losers, deviants, and wimps into the logical response to a “feminized” culture.

City Girls World has no guaranteed advice on how to avoid dating what she terms “Ghost Men” or being “Haunted” by one, but she does offer some basic strategies.

Have you heard about the recent dust-up with ladies clothier Lane Bryant and the networks ABC and Fox?  The author of Whip My Assets has.  She shows the allegedly too racy advertisement and draws some comparisons to her own life.

Not Enough Tequila in the World has some random musings for your Wednesday enjoyment, including the puzzling question “Why is it that they don’t sell beer in convenient 2 liter bottles?”

From the “Things to Do Desk” at DC Blogs:

The legendary jazz club Blues Alley has a free concert tonight, info from The Georgetown Dish.

Tonight is 31-cent Scoop Night, Life After Ramen has details.

This Saturday is the inaugural “First Saturday on H Street,” Frozen Tropics has a list of the concerts, openings, benefits, and community events.

General Shout-Out #1: to the fairly new blog, Capitol Bites – “a 20something blogger who is figuring out how to eat well (and often) and on a budget in Washington, DC.”

General Shout-Out #2: to a not quite DC Blog, but with a blog title of “My Friends are Sluts,” it’s hard not give the shout out… oh, and the linked post might have been the funniest thing I read all day.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 27th, 2010 by livitluvit

Cosmopolitan Conservative wonders if society has different rules for blondes, in light of research claiming they make more moolah than ladies of other hair color persuasions. (Follow up post: I have a disaster with a box of hair bleach.)

First-date physical comedy at its finest… and I hope you get that second one, PHNX65.

I didn’t know who Fred Smoot was until today, but I could kiss him now: DC Fab reports that’s he’s bringing a Waffle House to 14th and U.

BoobQuake swept the e-nation yesterday; Lemon Gloria has a light-hearted perspective on the Informal Holiday of Cleavage, whereas City Girl Blogs keeps it serious-yet-also-awesome.

I have no words for this … and that’s saying something. Just read it. Do it now. (via Rude Cactus.)

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 26th, 2010 by dcblogs

The Society of Elderly Bloggers, is the title of a post at Stirrup Queens. Our blogger writes: Will age not matter at all? Will good writing and good content simply be good writing and good content and it won’t matter the age of the writer?

A Year of Giving gives $10 to Jen who later writes: You’re trying to build community through inspiration. Stepping back, doesn’t it kinda suck that you have to give $10 a day in order to do that?

IMF protestors come to DC to get drunk, or as a blogger at Reason writes: Because Nothing Hurts the IMF More Than Destroying Property in Long-Blighted Neighborhood. Poofy Goo reports: A long way from liberal arts college.

Interesting find in LA: Only one date on a tombstone. Charming Anecdotes.

Remember when a wrong number was just a wrong number? lunch at 11:30. It’s now a text.

At 35, Lose, Find, Live discovers that her willingness to go to a crowded 20-something spot has ended.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 23rd, 2010 by WashWords

Whaa whaa whaaa? According to TweetPhoto, none other than the Top Chef host himself was at our very own Ben’s Chili Bowl! Guess where I am

Jason’s View from DC shares some Metro Musings

Speaking of Metro, Prince of Petworth reminds us: More Metro Delays and Parking Restrictions This Weekend

Greater Greater Washington shows us 18th and Columbia Then and Now

Capitol Hill DC 20210 renames Bring Your Rug Rat To Work Day – More Like Thanks for the Headache

[F]oxymoron offers a riddle and an illustration in honor of the holiday. Earth Day Fodder

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 22nd, 2010 by Foilwoman

Does anyone remember the beginnings of adolescence fondly? Attention Span of a Fly recalls experiencing bullying

In cute pics blog posts today: DCist discovers the unmet need for duckling access ramps to the pool.

I Spy Things DC is worrying about less cute fauna: intersex fish in the Potomac. 

We all have lists of things of which we are tired. Here’s Ped Eggs and Hamlet’s list.

As the parent of a five-year old, this contributing editor wholly concurs with Scott’s Take that managing a five-year old is like diplomat relations between almost warring nations.

Snarkshelf toys with neighbors who say they “work for the government.”

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 21st, 2010 by RestaurantRefugee

Prince of Petworth does a drive-by review of Dodge City, a new bar opening on U Street.

A shocking level of self-awareness descends upon the author of Whip My Assets.

Civil rights legend, Dorothy Height, left this world recently… and A Day Late and A Dollar Short has some thoughts regarding her life and impact.

A sadly funny story of the difficulty of TGACWB, or trying to get a cab while Black for those of you not in the know, from Listen to Leon.

A sure sign on the apocalypse from Two Foddie Brothers … at least that’s how they see it.

A “Sorta Fairytale” sorta virtual date from Freckled K.

What are the choices when faced with a friend’s awful marriage? I’m Gonna Break Your Heart gives you her two.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 20th, 2010 by livitluvit

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I didn’t think Eastern Market’s vibe could truly be captured in photos, but The Foggy Dew proves me wrong. (See: this post’s header art.)

Famous DC brings us the ultimate DC personality quiz: Which senator are you?

DC Striving is disappointed by one of the District’s most popular and beloved Italian spots.

Ning (a popular online service to create, customize, and share a social network, like 20 Something Bloggers) may be doing away with their free services, but there are plenty of competitors ready to pick up where they left off. Marc Benton covers the front runner.

Date the District gets deliciously risqué on us with some sexy-time advice. Hint: Just add mirror.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 19th, 2010 by dcblogs

Chemical warfare agent is found three blocks from this writer’s DC home. The Volokh Conspiracy.

The Barney Crone discovers two police officers in her bedroom. (Who is the Blarney Crone: An Irish, sharp-tongued, quick-witted and has a redhead’s hot temper.)

An Australian expat writes of the land of the free, the brave and the greasy. Xpatriate Games

Barbecue, ice cream, and why DC citizens have such bad taste. On the Important Science of Good Living.

The peculiar age of 32, writes i’m gonna break your heart.

Capitals are Comeback Kids, Barely. The Montreal game was The game was a disaster from the opening drop of the puck. The DC Sports Page. At the game was Shine Silently, with photos: I was in the top row of section 409 and the atmosphere was electric.