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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 30th, 2010 by dcblogs

A guy with an irritating manner pushes his way into a Metro car, sits down and begins talking. It’s mostly incoherent gibberish, but then he says something that was as totally fascinating as it was believable, writes the DC Universe. The post: Jesus, not even Lee Majors pulled that off…

Monument fans: The most reviled public statue ever erected. Eye Level.

The final burger rankings at City Girls World

The Veganista is convinced she is the woman on the cover of Consumer Reports.

Footnotes: Salt is a great escapist movie to cool the summer heat. It gets a B+.

Four art shows opening tonight (Friday). And Now, Anacostia, including East of the River: 4th Annual Juried Exhibit.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 29th, 2010 by RestaurantRefugee

The Scarry Mommy contemplates the conundrum of being a stay at home mom vs. going back to work.

Snarkshelf contemplates the vice in coveting thy neighbor’s BMW… among other things.

The Prince of Petworth contemplates the neighborhood ramifications of a new DC brewery opening in Shaw.

The blogger behind At Least I’m Enjoying the Ride contemplates the unassailable perfection that is dinner at the Inn at Little Washington (it would take the bulk of this page to list all of their major accolades so you just need to trust the opinion of  someone who gets paid to make such assessments that I am correct on this matter.)

WashingTina contemplates her attachments to inanimate objects but most especially the her first thing-love – a candy apple red Ford Mustang convertible with a really big engine and big personality too.  Her name was Flash.

Neurotic in Ashburn contemplates the complexity of dealing with emotionally damaged men.

Ed. Note: Yes, as I wrote this submission, I clearly had some fascination with contemplation or its nominal form.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Eat More Drink More may have finally convinced me to go to a non-metro accessible part of Virginia with this review of Trummers on Main.

A group of lawyers in downtown DC is suing a burger joint for creating too much “beefy smoke”. Ummm… what? Washington City Paper has the oh so ridiculous details.

Farm Fresh Meat encourages us to “all pledge to stop checking our email for a couple hours and watch some good old fashioned TV.”

A group of Marines and Navy Seals fly the flag at a beach and it draws people into conversation. Midcourt writes: That is when it struck me … that these people coming up to us, sharing their stories of their sons, brothers and in one case her husband, were bonding with their loved ones through us. This well told story is titled, What does “nothing to do” mean to you?

Giving a tour to a zillion Boy Scouts on the hottest Saturday of the year SOUNDS like it should have been miserable, but DC Like a Local explains why it was actually one of the most pleasant.

What would you do if your child was referred to as “broken”? Something “needing to be fixed”? The Big Piece of Cake maintains that her son is not a piece of equipment needing a replacement part.

DC Blogs Noted

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

A Bike Courier’s Bad Day. The life of a DC courier and lindy hopper. A former programmer tells his story.

This isn’t a metaphor, it’s a photo: Woman on the ledge. Fat Biscut.

I might be a cougar. Sorry about that. She writes: I was enjoying myself, my burger, and the good view of perfect bone structure. Then the conversation moved to weekend plans, I told him that I try not to think that far ahead in my life, and he told me that his birthday is this coming Saturday.

Inferno antidote or a salad dressing with honey, lime, grapefruit … Bicycle Girl: One Girl, One Life, One Bike.

DC Dept of Motor Vehicles doesn’t get the license right. Photo of results. The life of MB.

There’s a nice new two-way bike lane in the median of Pennsylvania Ave., writes Note to Self. Photo.

DC in 50 Days. A long vacation that’s now at day 33.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 23rd, 2010 by dcblogs

In photos and words, Sunshine and Potatoes says goodbye. Sealed With A Kiss: Farewell DC.

The washing machine is broke and Mari, the writer of In Shaw, waits all afternoon for the Sears repair crew to arrive. They don’t show, so she takes matters into her own hands.

DC residents have a lot of power over liquor license receiving establishments via “voluntary agreements.” 14th & You explains how they are used and their potential for abuse. A very informative post.

A recent AU grad goes to Florida to take what may be one of the last (or so it seems) newspaper jobs in America. It’s a culture change for her. Up to Date.

Has it been five years already? Rude Cactus tells of the birthday of his five year old.

Be Aware Of Your Surroundings And Use Precautions. Ask Miss A. She tells her own story.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Look, if you can’t take care of a pet, and can’t con a friend into taking it on, bring the animal to the pound, Humane Society, or animal rescue center. The Washington Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information about whoever tossed six guinea pigs in the trash (three died, one after being rescued) at the 2900 block of Knox Place, SE. The Humane Society’s blog details the animals’ rescue. As the new grandmother or two guinea pigs, I wonder about this person: guinea pigs are sweet, affectionate, and totally inoffensive. So if you know about this act of cruelty, call 202-BE-HUMANE. Thanks.

Carlos in DC details a pro-DREAM Act graduation/demonstration.

Gruner Veltliner wine is not that well known in the U.S. A Glass After Work recommends one.

Jared of Strangers Laugh at Me had what one can only assume was an awesome weekend: it involved miniature golf, a road trip, with some amazing sights not limited to the Natural Bridge, Dinosaur Kingdom, and Foamhenge.

The Blog of the Courtier discusses earworms (music, not insects).

DC Blogs Noted

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

Two hands, flimsy safety pins, one boob, and yet another awkward position”… and yet somehow, someway the post by Lemon Gloria is even better than the title.

Sometime around 2am Sunday morning a brawl erupted on the platform of the Bethesda Metro Station.  Unsuck DC Metro has coverage from participants in Jersey Shore comes to Bethesda, and iMetro blog has some additional details in Bethesda Fight Club.

Baskin Robbins is retiring five flavors of ice cream and the blogger behind I Spy Things DC is more than a bit tweaked by some of the additions and subtractions.

Not Enough Tequila in the World has a great facility with analyzing and deriving humor from the everyday elements of our world.  His latest collection of nine cinema related questions, “Why is it that in the movies…” demonstrates that humor again.

Kat, of Kat in the Kitchen, publicly acknowledges her status as a “boozeaholic” and describes the methodology for making a proper Margarita.

Washington City Paper Blog The Sexist wanders into the internet morass of race by examining what she termed “A Brief History of DateLab Racism.”  The charges, counter-charges, and defenses predictably flow in the comments.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 20th, 2010 by dcblogs

Washington Post’s Metro ‘seat hog’ piece hits a bullseye. You can fight back, writes The DC Universe: So I pretended that I didn’t see the bag, walked up to the seat, and slowly started to sit down right on top of it. But The Well Red Commuter said the Post had its facts wrong, and writes: Somebody reading this article either now or in the future would get the mistaken impression that Metro is packed with rude, selfish, mean-spirited cretins.

Entries you are unlikey to see win the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #248. Running with Blue Sponge.

Happy Trails, Trigger. NotionsCapital tells what Roy Rogers’ stuff dog fetched.

Bitches who Brunch like Cashion’s Eat Place.

Businessweek names D.C. second best city for college grads. Vox Populi

Toddler Planet has the news about the BlogHer Voices of the Year. She is one along with Scary Mommy. Congratulations to all!

DC Blogs Noted

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

The blogger of FANNEtastic Food hears from someone she hasn’t seen in 15 years. They meet for dinner where an extraordinary confession is made. The post: A Tale of Middle School Bullying.

A new editor of an upcoming local pub that’s part of the Patch.com, RestonPatch, celebrates her 46th birthday in her new 26th-something world. Snarkshelf

A story of earthquake love. i’m gonna break your heart, writes: I love a man who is as incapable of being alone as he is of being monogamous.

Disaster wrap: The horrifying consequences of DC’s earthquake in photos. Famous DC.

The broken escalators at Dupont Circle are moving some to action. Unsuck DC Metro.

People in DC looking good. Scroll through Curator of DC Style.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 16th, 2010 by dcblogs

Best earthquake post: Earthquake convo. Where’s My Cape. A child offers a view of what the earthquake may bring.

Near the epicenter: … the house seemed to lower and settle back down, Of Lemons and Honey.

Men, stop filling your pockets with crap. Capitol Hill Style. Consider the people behind you waiting to get through security screening. Excerpt: As loud groans filled the corridor, he rechecked his pockets and discovered another lighter and two more pieces of change. I expected him to go all Mary Poppins and pull out a floor lamp or a tea set.

Turning Grief Into Something Good. DC Femella, who writes: Every day I wake up missing my sister, but also my old life. It’s a life that seems like it’s always out of my grasp.

Surprising summertime dangers for pets. A veterinarian who works at Friendship Hospital for Animals offers a must read. Friendship Tails.

Dear Washington Examiner, Ballou High School is NOT in Anacostia. It’s in Congress Heights, that neighborhood TWO neighborhoods away. Congress Heights on the Rise.

Social media Jujutsu: A Comcast response to a complaint. DC Rowhouse.

Inception. Review by Punch Drunk Critics.