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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 16th, 2010 by WashWords

Vox Populi shares the happy news: Top Chef’s Spike Mendelsohn may expand Good Stuff Eatery to Georgetown

Plight of the Pumpernickel marvels at journalistic luxury. Something like that. This is a $13,000 desk. Really.

Greater Greater Washington presents DC’s unknown landmark, the 1972 “most beautiful bridge”

Still out on the town heading into Friday morn (and reading dcblogs)? Well good news. Prince of Petworth reminds you Bars Stay Open an Hour Later Tonight – Happy Emancipation Day!

Farm Fresh Meat Hates Bad Things. Her take on recent cycling accidents: Cycling Tragedy, and Moving Forward

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 15th, 2010 by Foilwoman

By the time this post is published, it will be April 15. Tax day in the U.S. So for those of you who haven’t gotten your returns filed, here is the NASE Staff Blog with its Tax Tips for Procrastinators.  For those of you who already filed your return, here’s the IRS’s “Where’s My Refund?.”

Sometimes the title of a post says it all:  Scott’s Take say that I Taught My 5 Year Old that Abe Lincoln Was an Axe Murderer.”  What more do you really need to know to want to read that post?

DC Princess describes the challenges encountered trying to find a place to rent on Craig’s List.  For those of you who use Craig’s List and find yourself clicking the “Flag” button all too often, here’s another link to help restore your sanity: the aptly titled You Suck at Craig’s List. Always consider forwarding hilariously bad Craig’s List listings to this fine, fine website.

There’s a recycling/repurposing art show on April 22. Who knew? Going Green, DC, apparently.

The pathology report, at Toddler Planet.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 14th, 2010 by RestaurantRefugee

The Ghost Bike appears inside the Nuclear Summit Security Zone in memoriam of Constance HoldenDCist.

Recriminations from a life without risk, booze, and vice from Occam’s Razor.

Lesbifriends – the Thoughts and Chronicles of an Adorably Awkward Lesbian, shares a few thoughts about a Lesbian who no longer wants that title, and right wing party girls who want to “defend the country and constitution” and “denounce the gay lifestyle” neither of which prevent them from getting drunk and “trying to inhale another chick’s face.”

Just about everyone who has ever tried to make Eggs Benedict and/or Hollandaise sauce experiences a serious #FAIL in their first few efforts. Eat with Me conducts a rather interesting examination of his failure, some pitfalls to avoid, and a great save or two as well.

While we’re being helpful… I Spy Things DC doesn’t call the post “Comfort Food for a Rainy Day and Date in a Box” but what else can you call a post about great delivery Pho and Pho+Beer+Crepes for dessert?

DC Blogs Contributing Editor, LiLu, turned Thursdays into cringe inducing fun for almost two years.  She recently retired the series that had so many followers and scores of other bloggers participating as well.  Its passing could not happen without taking note of the Grand Finale of TMI Thursday.  Thanks for all of the laughs even when I had to turn away.

DC Guerilla Gardeners is a new group with a new blog that seeks to engage in random acts of beautification of our fair city.  Their first event is this coming Sunday.  Come out for some semi-covert planting.

If you don’t have plans tonight, this evening is the monthly DC Blogger Meetup at 7pm at Mezza Luna in Dupont Circle.  NotionsCapital has more information.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 13th, 2010 by livitluvit

Girlofwords.com gives us her worst five restaurant concepts. (Call me a masochist, but I’m kind of intrigued by the “House of a Thousand Clowns.”)

I’ve never thought of the alphabet as “badass,” but meanlouise.com proves otherwise.

Alice’s Adventures Underground posts a very amusing apology to the Brooklyn Public Library. Don’t miss this one if you grew up with Sesame Street.

An OC Girl is blindsided when her commute home is made worse by a drive by guilt trip.

A trip to the newly renovated DC’s National Aquarium impresses Moneywise Moms. (Frankly, they had me hooked at “baby alligators.”)

I may despise Foursquare (you mean STALKsquare? tee hee!), but even I can appreciate a (hilarious) advice post on Foursquare etiquette from Think Lynsen.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 12th, 2010 by dcblogs

Close Encounters of the Me Kind writes: So I know that I will lose massive cool points for admitting this (like I had any to begin with), but I am a hopeless optimist. Being in my mid-20s and living in DC, I feel like I am definitely in the minority in this.

Mount Vernon lock-down info at Life in Mount Vernon Square.

A date ending question: “Are you wearing full-body underwear?” Date Me DC.

Are there too many restaurants? Would you rather have dry cleaners or a place with atmosphere? Left for LeDroit.

The new Cleveland Park restaurant, The Cereal Bowl, is generating opinion. And you thought $4 cupcakes were ridiculous. 14th & You considers this. The Embarrassment of the Cereal Bowl. Young and Hungry. And Never Turn Down A Cupcake writes: Overall, I liked the idea of this place- a little silly yes, but definitely fun!

Worst vending machine snack ever. Dudes on Foods. No apparent argument.

Yet more proof that America’s schools are failing. Kid Scarface. The 42

Some nice DC photos. A Shot in the Arm.

DC to SF Photo is explained: DC to SF Photo is a 365 day project of two very good friends, one in San Francisco (Anna) and one in Washington, DC (Kimberly).We began the year-long project by each taking a photograph. We use each other’s photo from the day before as our inspiration for that day’s photograph. Some photos are taken with our DSLRs (Kimberly uses a Canon 50D and Anna has a Nikon D5000) and some are snapped with our iPhones. It’s a way of keeping in touch with each other’s daily lives as well as working to become better photographers.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 9th, 2010 by WashWords

We Love DC loves Maryland, too, but puzzles through this one: MD Portion of I-95 Makes Top 5 Best Roads in US

New Columbia Heights talks garden sharing.Want to garden this year, or let someone else garden?

DC Theatre Scene goes behind the scenes of one local hit. Little Shop of Horrors Interviews

DC Peg demonstrates The Power of Heat

Pamela’s Punch finds a workspace with interesting pros and cons. Kogod Courtyard and the Talking Trash

Christopher Colaninno is A Witness to History at the regularly-scheduled Why are all these Phillies fans at the game?

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 8th, 2010 by Foilwoman

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ADD/ADHD symptoms – such as feeling like life is out of control – make the author of Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal want to go back on medication.

Cosmopolitan Conservative (or Girl From the South) worked as an AmeriCorp/Vista volunteer after college. Although the experience was apparently a good one, the idea of expanding those or similar programs does not meet with her approval.

FreckledK asks herself why she keeps agreeing to go on dates with a guy who has problems making definite plans? She tells you why.

Why do you take the jobs you take, and what makes you happy in those jobs? My Pretty Pennies has some questions she wants to ask you.

The most recent West Virginia mine disaster gives A Day Late and A Dollar Short something to think about, particularly regarding those who do our society’s dirty work.

Baby feet. Yes, you can express complete delight with the world through feet, as Lemon Gloria’s offspring demonstrates nicely.

According to Positively Present, laughter (whether inspired by baby feet or not) really is the best medicine; here are six ideas to help you laugh more.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 7th, 2010 by RestaurantRefugee

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“Women’s Writes” [sic] is a project created by Maries Blog Café and Shine Out Loud to provide voice to their frustration with what they described as a backwards evolution of the rights of women. More than a few DC Bloggers added their voice.

Hannah, Just BreatheWomen’s Write.

Learning to FlySpeaking Up.

Alice’s WonderlandClinic Escorting.

A Jersey Kidlet’s give em’ something to talk about.

In It to Gym ItHow the Ideal Woman Make Me Feel.

The DC Universe has an off-beat recap of opening day at Nationals Stadium, obligatory descriptions of drunken Philly fans included. The We’ve got Heart blog has a slightly more critical perspective.

Not Afraid to Use It opens with the acknowledgement that negative examples can be a great tool in a parent’s arsenal … before telling the admonishing story that shows negative as vice.

I consider the first weekend of the NCAA tournament to be the best single weekend in all of sports. World Cup is still the best event in sports, and U Do the Dishes gives Ten Reasons Why.

Photo of the Day: “How cute do I gotta be before you put down the camera and play with me?

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 6th, 2010 by dcblogs

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Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog makes some informed observations about the differences in dress and attitude among the East and West Coast. An excerpt from the post titled, Dramatic Interpretation: If there’s one thing I learned from 17 years in Southern California, it’s that people there tend to wear costumes (as opposed to “dressing up,” like they do on the East Coast). Everybody is working for Central Casting. People present themselves as types.

DC’s silly season begins? (maybe, dunno, but Ward One may see mustard). No limit, just a line, writes about a U Street restaurant: My sandwich was called “The Graham”. I have no idea what that means but it may have something to do with a vegetarian seeing as the sandwich itself had no meat in it.

How difficult is it to end up homeless? Not very. Homelessness in DC. Excerpt: This morning we participated in a Homelessness Simulation. At first it was hard to understand what we were learning from the simulation, but we soon got a glimpse of what it’s like for a person to lose their job, home, etc. and how difficult it is to navigate the system to try to get assistance. It’s not difficult at all to quickly lose everything; all it might take is an injury that prevents a person from working (lost job), no health insurance (huge debt), no money saved for emergency expenses (no food, utilities, lose home).

Public Nail Clipping. Your 28-Year-Old Yenta

New Company Working on Water Taxi Service. JD Land.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on April 5th, 2010 by Mirella

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Spring is here, soon to be “bikini time,” which mean gyms are packed again! And it’s back to being fit. Check some of DC fitness blogs:

Want to learn about people’s experiences in the gym? Check In It to Gym It written by hundred of contributors, including many in DC.

Want to have the opinion of a professional trainer? Check Iron Lady ’s inner fat girl.

Let yourself get motivated by a Fit and Hungry trainer – load her workout playlist.

If you have a bike and have neglected it for a while, check how Anne at fANNEtastic food fixed hers.

Sports Sense describe basketball this week-end as a Butler Poised Basketball Immortality.

A grandmother in NE talks about losing her son in gang violence as well as the beauty of DC. People’s District.

Lori and Matt of juxtaexposed attended a yoga class on the Mall with more than 1,000 people, on Saturday.

Interested in birds? John at a DC Birding Blog has been observing birds since June 2005 and has so much information to share. If you want to know what to do if you ever see a bird lying on the sidewalk, read Holly’s tip about injured birds. Spleeness.

Finally about the iPad that came out last Saturday; read Beverly’s opinion about it, I wonder if she’s still waiting on her iPad to arrive … But Tim of Assorted Stuff did buy his iPad and seems to be pretty impressed.