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

Go, Pop, Go gives thanks for the birth of his second daughter, and might be a tad biased (but that’s okay, he’s her dad, he’s supposed to be biased) in describing the perfection of it all.

What does it mean to be a professional? The Definitive Dmbosstone considers this question as he considers his first gig as a professional stage manager.

Not to let Restaurant Refugee and LiveItLuvIt win in the cute-and-cuddly department with the link to Save the Furbabies yesterday – and yes, I linked to it again, because why not? – here’s the Washington Humane Society trying to find a new home for two dogs whose owner had to bring them in when she was deployed to Iraq.  And the Humane Society lists pet adoption events this weekend.  So those of you who are cranky, supercilious, or just need a cuddle, get a pet!  You’ll be happier.

More cute and cuddly action:  at first, you might think Edwin the Mouse had poor survival skills, but then consider what actually happened to him, as described in Helios Monroe.

And in the not-so-cute-and-cuddly department, DCMetrocentric posts photos of Silver Spring during Shark Week.

Andrew McCormick of The Arena describes the work of the She Rescue Home – a shelter in Cambodia for victims of rape and human trafficking.

As the temperature rises, Beyond Bread is asking for more fans for the needy.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Photo: This bundle of cute is waiting to be adopted. For more information and a photo gallery of dozens of other pets-in-waiting, see Live It, Love It, Save the Furbabies.

If there is any blogger that could write a post about her breast cancer getting increasingly seriousness and somehow make it poignant, funny, and simultaneously vaguely erotic, it’s City Girl. Stage 1 is not so fun, details her advancement.

In a *cough, cough* refreshing change of pace, the author/explorer behind the Metro Ventures blog, stands in defense of the much maligned transit system… and still offers some suggestions for improvement.

The Scarlet Letters contemplates office romance/feelings that might be unrequited.

If you can find a way to intersect studying for the bar and the movie Bull Durham in a cohesive and compelling blog post, of course, you merit a DC Blogs Noted mention: Ouij writes about Curveballs.

Life adjustments, including but not limited to boyfriend and new place, are having an impact on Liz in Limbo. Warning: Herein Lay Strange Nesting Behaviors.

There are few joys in the Washington area quite like experiencing a great show from the expanse of Wolf Trap’s lawn or in the covered seats. However, the author of Brutalism details the comedy that can occur when Drunk People Happen.

General Shout-Out: Clarendon Nights is a go-to blog for all those people who wish to voluntarily socialize in that particular Virginia Suburb (and no, this city dwelling contributing editor could not resist the back-handed compliment to the all things suburban.)

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 13th, 2010 by dcblogs

Because of her blog, Adventures of a florida girl in dc has been invited to media tastings and events for new restauants. She writes: What I didn’t anticipate was that I felt a little weird about going to these events and then blogging about them to you.

Designer Debt : How Far Will Women Go? Ask Miss A ponders this question and points out a Web site that allows readers to borrow or rent things, such as the Hermes Vintage Crocodile Birkin Handbag for $1,6320.00 a week.

If you missed the broken escalator at Dupont Circle, fear not. This short video captures the frustration and complaining by people facing something worse that a fare hike, a real hike up hundreds of stairs. Unsuck DC Metro.

I can hear you bitching tells about her recent trip to a concert in the West Virginia mountains. It begins: So this weekend I left the city and headed to Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia with a couple of my Peace Corps buddies. I paid $180 for a ticket, we rented a car, and we cleaned out the local Wal-Mart getting supplies for a weekend of mountain music.

The Death Of Advertising: The New Role Of Commercials. The Definitive Dmbosstone

DC Blogs Noted

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

Save the furbabies because they really need you. Live It, Love It. Be sure to scroll down to the bundle of cute pictures taken at the Washington Humane Society.

Tenleytown – Road Kill for the Middle Class. Econo-Girl tells about all the stuff college kids leave on their way out of Tenleytown. She writes: The sidewalks are filled with the discards of college students who would rather throw out a perfect condition couch than haul it to its next location.

A Dash of Spice explains what she wants in a man.

Russia with Love and commercials. Interesting set of photographs from DC Discombobulated, who writes: Sometimes (all the time) I am embarrassed when I see Americana invading other cultures.

Ivy’s Flying Umbrella. A photo that lives up to its billing. Beal Namulla

Photographer says DC cops detained him. We Love DC.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 9th, 2010 by dcblogs

A Day in the Life of a Congressional Staffer … During Recess. Famous DC reveals the truth.

A total, and totally deserved, rant: Dear Everyone on the 42 Bus. Hilarity in Shoes

A newspaper reporter recounts the day she had to learn how to use a camera with a “f” stop. feast after famine.

Grandma’s 80th Birthday. Listen to Leon offers his own words of wisdom about reaching that age.

Nudercising. In it to Gym In. Because we liked the headline. Post is good, too.

A nasty experience at DC DMV. The Anti DC

Peace Love Nicole has a photo of the note left on her car and then the rest of the story.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 8th, 2010 by dcblogs

It’s Official — DC Tourist are Morons, writes Phnx65.

i’m going to break your heart writes: My air conditioner is dying a slow and painful and expensive death.

Next time you join a gym consider asking for a disount. Counting My Pennies, who writes: So I went in. I asked. And they immediately gave me the discount with no questions.

Disappearing packages plague Georgetown neighborhood, reports the Georgetown Dish.

First Impressions: Meridian Pint. farm fresh meat reviews the new Columbia Heights place at 3400, 11th NW.

A warming trend: This Fall, fashionistas everywhere will be sporting leather skirts. Capitol Hill Style.

We the Pizza: A First Look in Photos. Capital Spice.

DC Blogs Noted

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

At 11am EST today, the voting for the first ever MTV Twitter Jockey begins.  Go vote for your TJ of choice (but around here, we’re all pulling for DC Blogs Contributing Editor and resident Queen of TMI, LiLu.)

To be clear, DC Blogs has not endorsed a candidate in the Washington Mayoral race. However, it is worth noting when Council Chairman Vincent Gray, the main challenger to incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty for the Democratic Party nomination, gets together with a cadre of local bloggers to have burgers and talk politics.  Greater, Greater Washington, Borderstan, and dcist have all written their own recaps. The District Curmudgeon was there as well.

Every resident of every urban area has dealt with strangers asking for money. For the author of DC Reflections, thirty-seven dollars seemed like a reasonable fee for good karma, faith in human kind, and kindness to a relative stranger.

Life after nursing requires new bras… so I’ve heard from a few women, that is. Feast After Famine details her experience in refitting and making friends with her sales associate.

In defense of gentrification – from the Home Improvement Ninja

Blogger keeps eating comments and the Chinese spammers make me mad and I totally think we should hug it out”… it’s a title from Lemon Gloria and I will not even attempt editorial amplification or improvement.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Drifting Focus spends a lot of time overseas and it’s opened her eyes to things about the U.S. It begins: I am generally not the most positive person about America. I think we’re largely fat, uncultured, and incredibly self-centered. Whenever I go overseas, these beliefs generally become stronger as I see them in contrast to folks in the rest of the world. While I don’t go quite so far as to pretend to be Canadian, I am most definitely an American apologist when I’m abroad …

The 4th in Columbia Heights. Fireworks photos taken with different approach. Really good work. My Life in Pictures.

Review: Taberna del Alabardero. Capital Cooking.

A future for Adams Morgan avoided. For those who remember or have studied the redevelopment era, here is a look at what didn’t happen to Adams Morgan. Beyond DC has some old renderings of uncompleted plans.

New apartment pictures. Eisenhood.

The bones (all of them) of a blogger. Photo. the mid-day ramble. No real difference from non-bloggers from what we can tell.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 2nd, 2010 by Mirella

Do you want information about metro rail on the 4th of July? Then check Greater Great Washington. He also lists the best spots in DC to watch the fireworks and writes: ”If you’re like me, and want to see the fireworks but have little desire to battle the throngs around the Mall, skip the Metro all together and find a perch at a slightly more distant location with a good view. Some of these, like the Iwo Jima Memorial, may be just as busy as the Mall, but are less likely to be packed with tourists.”

Did you watch Top Chef DC on Wednesday? If you love watching the show as much as I do, then you will love Dealing in Subterfuges analysis in her funny article: Things look little less Rosie. celebrates the 4th of July in a very touching article called America’s birthday.

If you are traveling to Morocco this summer check Aesthetics of Everywhere for his report about about Marrakech Cyber Park. He writes: “If you didn’t bring a laptop or other wireless device, there are small computer stations throughout the park.”

Check Green Miles blog for some green tips, and a report about the hot weather in June.

Are you a Yoga fan? See ReadySetDC for their DC Yoga Challenge.  “It is a Yoga fundraiser and the proceeds of which will support the construction of an orphanage in Cloetesville, South Africa.”

“Summer is so abundant! We’re looking forward to a month of flowers and wild edibles,” writes The Natural Capital in Things to look for in July

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 1st, 2010 by Foilwoman

Whether you have an old Huffy (like some contributing editors) or some high-tech alloy job that would pay for a year of higher education, if you love to bike or just want an excuse to get out and bike, consider the Capitol Criterion bike race on July 11. recommends it.

Yes.  Kids can drive you crazy, even as you love themParenting BY Dummies explains how.  Stimeyland also explains how, especially with the snorting.  And in the Best-Birthday-Present-Ever categories, Feast After Famine had a nice birthday, including children who napped for three and a half hours.

S. Krishna’s Books is promoting South Asian literature with a South Asian Author Challenge.   Here’s a link for posting reviews for July and August.  So go read some books.

I shouldn’t post this link to The Blog From Nowhere, because I love the National Building Museum and don’t want it to get crowded (it’s shamefully under-utilized), but it really is a great museum and a beautiful building.  Take the advice about exiting the Judiciary Square Metro station from the F Street exit.

Occam’s Razor opines about the dangers of deficit fever.