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DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 29th, 2010 by magnolia

Ten dollars can be far more complicated than it would seem, as Year of Giving shows us.

PSA time: chocolate is VERY, VERY bad for dogs. Friendship Tails brings that message home (kinda graphically, for those of you with less-than-iron constitutions) right before the candy-fest that is Halloween.

On the eve of the Rally for Sanity, The Foggy Dew writes beautifully of the dangers of vicious absolutism.

At Learning to Fly, a run interrupted by a goofy game leads the writer to ponder her evolving reaction to immaturity.

In the spirit of equal time, Hilarity in Shoes‘ companion piece to our feature from Tuesday. Ladies, it’s your turn

And to leave you on this lovely pre-Halloween weekend, Mascara and Microchips wants to keep you alive by providing a handy guide for how to survive a horror movie. Stay safe out there…

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 28th, 2010 by Foilwoman

Any post that begins “My bike and I had to take the Metro today” is going to get a nod from me, but the quoted interchange by Bikecrush DC was hilarious and would make anyone wonder about the other person in the conversation.

The Republic of T asks everyone to vote and to vote to support the continuation of health care reform.

A blast from the past: the GLAA Forum posts a link to a video of Joseph Welch showing Joseph McCarthy for what he was during the Army/McCarthy hearings, drawing a parallel to paranoia today.

Capitol Hill 20210 no longer discloses her salary range on dating websites, and believes there are certain reasons her pay scale bothers men.

Anyone who has been blogging for a while knows that it’s probably best not to look at what searches brought some people to your blog. Sarah and the Goon Squad‘s author commits this cardinal error.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 27th, 2010 by RestaurantRefugee

Last Sunday’s Washington Post featured an op-ed piece that asserted the existence of a “New Elite” that is woefully out of touch with “real America.” Always a Drunk Never a Bride self identifies as a member of that elite, and questions the premise of a real versus a fake America.

Happy Birthday to One Wino’s Search for Clarity. Her clear eyed look on where she’s been, where she is, and where she wants to go is a terrific read.

Do You Come Here Often writes of life and loss in remembrance of her recently deceased grandfather.

The City of College Park, MD and the state’s flagship University for which the former is named have had a contentious relationship in recent years with expansion of student housing and under-age drinking being two of the most difficult issues. Greater Greater Washington blog makes a compelling argument that more student housing will help the drinking/behavior problems.

Many of you may have read about the recent arrests of Georgetown University students for running a drug lab from a dorm room. The Georgetown Metropolitan blog writes to illuminate the fact that 30 years ago GU students were just as good at ruining their lives.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 26th, 2010 by livitluvit

Hey, 35 year-old men out there… does Hilarity in Shoes have you pegged?

In keeping with the oh-so-wonderful “It Gets Better” movement, this look at then and now from Scott’s Take shows just how far we’ve come.

The Drowning Mermaid struggles as she is influenced by friends, families, and strangers on whether to give her child a Chamorro name.

Because I am a sucker for this city, Noticed by Northwest writes (an especially-relevant-to-election-season) love letter to DC.

The Definitive Dmbosstone wonders if he’s falling short in comparison to his Gen-Y peers, given the amazing things young folk are accomplishing these days.

Have you ever been defriended over your political leanings? Rude Cactus suspects he has.

Georgetown seems to have some extremely enterprising freshman in their crop this year. So much so that some of them have built their own meth* lab. (via I Spy Things DC)

*It was actually DMT they were making and selling, but meth just has a much better ring to it.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 25th, 2010 by dcblogs

Yuppie Yogini visits DC and takes lots of pictures, including the use of hotel bed as trampoline. She writes: It was all fun and games, until I hit my hand on the ceiling.

Is Rent Too Damn High in the DC Area? Urban Turf. Comments offer a sampling of what people are paying.

If He’s Trying to Mess With My Head, It’s Working. The Girl With the Red Stethoscope a relationship advice columnist turned medical student in the DC area.

Are DCist’s Readers Meaner than the Post’s? The Slow Cook. Wishing for an urbane discussion in the most highly educated area in the U.S.

The date was not going well, writes Dancing though DC . She writes: By the time we got to the bar, I’d had enough. And like an angel from Heaven above, my phone rings.

I bought my husband an iPad & all I got was a pounding headach. Scary Mommy.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 22nd, 2010 by magnolia

Another salvo in the ongoing battle between “new” and “old” media, fired by Manifest Destiny.

No Princesses Here tries to show her daughter that there’s a big, wide world out there, regardless of how much caffeine it takes to get there.

Hipsters versus the “Creative Class”? Parsing the distinctions between the two, if there even are any, at Diatribes by Joah.

Your humble editor has always had a tortured relationship with math. It seems that I’m not the only one, too. Scribes & Scoundrels falls in, out, and in love with math.

Ooh, if acupuncture is as amazing for sleep inducement as Lemon Gloria says it is, I am so, so there.

The sweeping saga of Mme de Florian reveals an apartment suspended in time, as The Blog of the Courtier shows us.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 21st, 2010 by Foilwoman

Like the GLAA Forum, this contributing editor finds Virginia Thomas’s call to Anita Hill asking for an apology totally creepy PunditMom, in her piece on the Stir, wants Mrs. Thomas to get over it already (“after all, you won”).

Angela Roberts, in her blog Nine Ravens, remembers her father and his death, slightly more than ten years ago.

We all forget things.  Candy Sandwich recalls knowing how to do things and knowing things that she no longer knows how to do or just no longer knows.

The Washington Humane Society has a team running in the Marine Corps Marathon.  If you love your furry friends (come on, everyone’s very important, but if it weren’t for cats, dogs, and other critters, no one would be all that happy to see most people in this town), why not sponsor the team at $1 per mile (total $26.20)?

What is it like to be a hesitant person (those who are impulsive really want to know)?  Nine Ravens discusses her temperament, not always happy with the results.

And Parenting by Dummies (and if most parents were honest, wouldn’t that be most parents?) is holding an (un)Haunted Halloween Photo contest.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 20th, 2010 by RestaurantRefugee

Frank self-examinations of one’s sexuality are rare, and even more so when accompanied by scrutiny of relationship history. The Heartbreaker behind the I’m Gonna Break Your Heart blog has an unexpected experience that does just that. She learns about being literally and metaphorically cold-blooded.

DC Femmela is up for a Youtopia Award. Help out a local in her efforts to win a grant.

The differences between the United States and the United Kingdom are well documented and well known. Not Enough Tequila in the World explores some of the lesser known distinctions.

The Slow Cook examines the issue of feeding poor children at our public schools while simultaneously and perhaps unintentionally shinning a light on the unvarnished hate that bubbles to the surface of anonymous internet conversations.

The following post is from a now defunct blog, but is a worthwhile read nonetheless. What’s it like to be the Other Woman from Bourbon and Sympathy.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 19th, 2010 by livitluvit

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space wonders why DC has no systematic process in place to analyze pedestrian/automobile accidents in order to identify (and fix) particularly dangerous intersections.

All Life Is Local makes a case to ban leaf blowers in the District.

Forget KFC’s Double Down; Candid FitNut (reluctantly) introduces us to Burger King’s “NY Pizza Burger“.

Alice’s Wonderland‘s sister goes above and beyond in the birthday gift department. 16,299 points for creativity.

DC’s 2010 Green Festival is coming this weekend; Herban Lifestyle has the details.

Brütalism fears for her husband’s future mistress.

Date the District makes a case for giving a guy a second chance after a hot mess of a first date.

Overall shout out: Six Degrees of Love: Boy meets girl. Girl moves across country with her two munchkins to live with him… and HIS four munchkins. Your modern day Brady Bunch, a la Alexandria. Enjoy. I have been.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 18th, 2010 by dcblogs

How I became an atheist. A couple, Brock and Erin, write about their beliefs at Godless in DC. Coincidentally, the Los Angeles Times reports: The most rapidly growing religious category today is composed of those Americans who say they have no religious affiliation.

The Deletability of Frienships and The Social Network. Stirrup Queens

Confessions of an Aztec Law Student discovers a law school lesson: Being the Devil’s Advocate Ain’t Easy.

Cupcakes arrive in Anacostia. It actually happened, writes And Now, Anacostia.

Fall finds by the Curator of Style include a, tweed vest at the C & O Canal.

Have you seen the baby? Photo. Funny Farm