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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 16th, 2010 by Foilwoman

A recap of the election: Poverty and Policy looks at the campaigns in the District and the end result.

In a post at Greater Greater Washington, Tom Howarth of the Father McKenna Center writes about the compassion required to be able to effectively help the homeless.

Nerd alert from Attention Span of a Fly: she gave up housekeeping, but not showering, for World of Warcraft.

Here’s a fine example of paternal love in Alice’s Adventures Underground.

Sunshine and Potatoes gives an opinion this contributing editor can wholeheartedly agree with: you make your own happiness.

When Honey-do becomes honey don’t: Sassy Marmalade has some issues with her in-hot-water-boyfriend’s approach to handling items on the list.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 15th, 2010 by dcblogs

Wordful Wednesday. Priceless. parenting by dummies. What happens when the water heater blows up.

When did we start working 7 day weeks? Always a drunk never a bride

Les Lecons de Mon Voyage a Paris. Poignantly Pink DC writes: With this trip to France, I proved myself one with the French. Naturally, I appear quite French. I have pale skin, a petite frame, and brown hair.

A Dog Lover Says: Justified Force. Confessions of A Pet Store Employee offers a take on the shooting of the dog at the Adams Morgan Festival.

One year in the US shares her many photos, including those from the Adams Morgan Festival.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 14th, 2010 by livitluvit

A heart warm/break all in one: Band Back Together is a new group blog for people to share their stories of grief, trial, loss, etc.- a place to share, to support, and hopefully, to heal.

Unsuck DC Metro wonders, “Where Would Jesus Litter (WWJL)?”

DC Blogs Contributing Editor Restaurant Refugee shares his favorite “Where Were You” tweets from last Saturday on the anniversary of 9/11.

Scary Mommy, finding herself in her thirties and severely lacking in reference to the stereotypical “Friends” or “Seinfeld” group of comrades, wonders where her people are.

It’s no surprise Lady Gaga took the unofficial prize for wackiest outfit at the VMAs, but Keep It Simple Foods had me laughing while she “devoured” it, in an editorial sense.

When The D.C. Universe picked up cigar smoking as a hobby, he was unaware being an unwilling peeping tom was also part of the package.

Don’t read this before lunch: Zandria recounts a personal Fear Factor-esque experience of the first order.

DO read this before lunch: iEatDC reviews brunch at Chef Art Smith’s “chic comfort food” restaurant, Art & Soul. (I may have audibly gasped at the chicken and waffles.)

DC Blogs Noted

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

DC sports bloggers, particularly those covering the Caps, were among the first bloggers in DC to be recognized as important news sources by the organizations they cover. They were given access to the players. The writer of On Frozen Blog writes about his own involvement in this world and evolution as a journalist, in a post for Storming the Crease.

Why I Hate DC: Reason #101. Giant Butters.

Poutine Hits the DC Streets. Food & Think, a Smithsonian blog, takes a look at the mobile food truck culture.

Dumb stuff Realtors do. concrete jungle dc.

Anyone who lives in DC will be called for jury duty. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt is Malnurtured Snay‘s story.

Urban WiFi begins to find its way into one DC’s neighborhood, Bloomingdale. Left for LeDroit.

Yo New York. A note to the city. the proudfeet.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 10th, 2010 by dcblogs

Out of the Frying and Into the Mire writes:

The other night I was out on a date and my companion inquired what I planned on ordering. When the server came, he ordered for both of us.

I found this incredibly hot.

When relaying this story to a friend, I followed it up with a question: “Does this make me a bad feminist?”

Football is back, and here are the rankings. I’ve Never Been Good With Titles.

Terrorist Pony Creates Mayhem Out Of Thin Air. Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog. News crew video.

If you are a parent, Halloween is scary. DC Urban Dad, in the post, Moms and Dads is this appropriate?

Time for black walnuts. The Natural Capital writes: Around this time of year, black walnut trees are cursed by homeowners throughout the DC area as they start dropping their nuts on roofs and driveways. But we say, when life gives you walnuts, make…walnuts!

A large group has brunch at Founding Farmers and takes photos of the food. Lunching in the DMV.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 9th, 2010 by Foilwoman

BeyondDC reports Capitol Bikeshare’s announcement that the first day of services will be September 20. Here’s a suggestion for fighting gridlock, cross-posted at BeyondDC and Greater Greater Washington.

Girls Just Wanna Have Funds asks for advice for the $11,000,000 in debt Teresa Gudice (how?), making this contributing editor understand that she has missed absolutely nothing in skipping the whole Real Housewives craze (or pretty much any of reality TV, for that matter). So share advice, tips, or just enjoy some schadenfreude while you balance your checkbook.

What’s a bad day like?  Well, all good days are alike, but all bad days are bad in their own special way.  One special bad day was that of Candy Sandwich.

Girl of Words has a vowel and a clue:  babies are delightful, but sometimes terrifying and evil imps of Satan.  And she is preparing for impending aunt-hood as best she can.  As a parent of two, this contributing editor isn’t going to scare her or anything and tell her the best preparation is hiding in the bathtub with a bottle of scotch and a quart of ice cream.  No, this contributing editor would never do anything cruel like that.

Year of Giving strikes again. And the author wants you in the linked post.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 8th, 2010 by RestaurantRefugee

Meridian Pint is among the latest additions to the Columbia Heights bar/restaurant scene. I Flip for Food has some largely positive things to say but has some qualms too. Learning to Fly, however, makes a case for the restaurant/beer palace’s unique parting gift as it’s most endearing asset.

This contributing editor was aware of the scourge of “wage stealing” in certain segments of our economy. Its pervasiveness, however, came as a great surprise. The Beyond Bread blog writes about that particularly noxious practice and the proposed legislation to battle it.

As Capitol Hill Style writes, “there are few fashion rules that have permeated American culture like the post Labor Day ban on white clothing items.” The author takes some issue with the sartorial sanctity of that maxim. Mommy Fashionality also argues that it is a rule “made to be broken.”

Occam’s Razor offers some politically apocalyptic predictions about partisan cooperation in a post-midterm-election world.

Lacochran is perfectly willing to accept all manner of sexual peccadilloes, save her problems with one particular (and over hyped) fascination.

A lovely and lyrical stanza on a particular void from Blonder Than You… you may want to keep some tissues handy.

General Shout-Out: Welcome back, Lemmonex. Your voice in the DC Blogosphere has been missed, and this contributing editor (among a host of other folks) is glad you’re back.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 7th, 2010 by dcblogs

Missing DC: Part 1. Wonderful writing by Marathon’s Mistress. It starts:

I pride myself on being totally independent. Of friends. Of family. Especially from men. I’ve never been the kind of girl that gets a boyfriend and loses herself and stops seeing her girls or working out or going to (insert hobby here) class. But since I’ve recently departed the DC area for what I fear will be an endless two and a half months of familial and work pursuits, it occurs to me I may have a dependency problem when it comes to my city.

Telegraphing (about yourself) on Cororcran. Curator of Style.

A Ramen Noodle, Jim Beam, and Beagle Dog Sailing Trip to Rock Hall — ALONE. Sometimes, this is exactly the way it needs to be. Lonnie Bruner.

Fenty versus Gray thoughts of the day. All Life is Local.. There is an election.

Miriam’s Kitchen: Part Volunteering, Part Free Cooking Class Adventures of a florida girl in DC.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 3rd, 2010 by magnolia

The Big Piece of Cake offers commiseration and companionship to a fellow parent.

Charlcie reminds us of the start of Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month (a cause near to this editor’s heart as well as the author’s).

As The Diary of a Divorced Guy points out, you never appreciate the little things in life until you get yourself out of a cast.

WashingTina chases her favorite makeup through the city’s byzantine network of CVS stores.

Two DC gleefully revels in some early ’90s nostalgia in honor of 9.02.10.

The Foggy Dew commemorates the fifth anniversary of the lesser-remembered Louisiana disaster known as Rita.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 2nd, 2010 by dcblogs

The blogger went to the Virginia DMV completely prepared. It didn’t do him a bit of good. The post: My First of Two Trips to the DMV. Quiet Declarations.

The five things you could learn from Poison Control. DC Urban Dad. Great points.

If anyone has any suggestions of good post-apocalyptic dystopian literature to read, Missives from the Birdcage would like your recommendations.

Greater Greater Washington presents a great idea: combine the Circulator and Metro maps to help out visitors.

Lunch at Makoto. The Foodie Next Door. Photos and comments.

Calm in the midst of Chaos or the Monarch Butterfly in Ward 7. Photo. Life in the Village.