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New adds to the live feed

Posted in Views on December 26th, 2010 by dcblogs

We’ve been adding blogs to the live feed on regular basis, but have been exceptionally tardy about publishing a list of new adds. What follows are some recent inbox arrivals that were just added to the live feed. To get your blog listed writes

The work of a talented photographer, SnarkInfested

My Old Kentucky Home in DC is the story of two newlyweds beginning their new life together in the Nation’s Capitol.

True to the name is The DC Sports Pundit.

Advice for those who are New to DC.

Jessica is a freelane journalists and copywriter in Baltimore who writes lunch at 11:30.

Jonathan Hurwitz has lived in DC all his life and is now at NYU.

Jessica, a twenty-something who says she has lived in the District long enough “to start wanting to find activities off the beaten path,” does so at Where the Beltway Ends.

Lemon Zest is about randomness.

After traveling, The Unfiltered Thoughts of a Wannabe Gypsy is back in DC.

Laura chronicles her misadventures in food at the The Reckless Cook

The Hip Flask is about DC’s drink culture.

Potomac Artworks is about the paintings Of Bonnie Ferguson Butler and the stories behind them.

A professional idealist and amateur food enthusiast favors the latter at Hungry Sam.

That Kellie Girl is the story of a small town girl in DC.

Life, Liberty & D.C. Traffic is the blog of Crissy, a recent University of South Carolina graduate who is now in DC.

The Grassroots Media Project. People’s press.

Cleveland Park 2.0. All about the neighborhood.

A Guy, His Wife and their Kitchen. Blog title sums it up perfectly.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 23rd, 2010 by Foilwoman

Penguin poo smells bad, but Antarctica is great, according to Candy Sandwich.

Red Nose contemplates attending Midnight Mass, recalling a family history.

The GLAA Forum posts a clip of Dan Choi getting his U.S. Military Academy ring back from Harry Reid.

Computer Blues Posterous posts a list of reasons one might want to consider using ZipCar.

Mean Louise makes a wonderful (and so often true, true, true) observation:  people who most loudly profess that they have good manners — implied correlation, that other people don’t have good manners — usually don’t.*

Sometimes a possibly almost empty glass is way more than half full, as this client of Bread for the City describes in Beyond Bread.

*Read this, if only for the image of MeanLouise’s clearly delightful mother getting ready to rumble with the RabidGrannies.

Dear Readers: We will be taking a break through the New Year, although there is a possibility of a random post here and there. On behalf of all the editors at DCBlogs, best wishes for the holidays — kob.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 22nd, 2010 by RestaurantRefugee

The Bitches Who Brunch sampled the offerings at Granville Moore’s brunch and found it anything but middling. GM’s occupies a metaphorical space between rustic, high-end, and neighborhood, and does it with great aplomb.

WMATA is now – through their uniformed police force – exercising a prerogative to inspect the bags of passengers entering the metro system. The latest post at Greater, Greater Washington outlines a multitude of flaws with this particular brand of security theater.

Concussions have been rather prominent among the running themes of the current football season. Sport Sense explores this issue through the specific context of professional football player Austin Collie… he suffered his third concussion of the season last Sunday.

Chances are good that there is at least one person on your gift list who enjoys adult libations. If you have not yet acquired a gift for her/him, The Hill is Home has a Gift Guide for the Drinker that may be of particular use to you.

You may have heard that the DC Medical Examiner has finally issued a ruling in the death of the guy who died after throwing a brick threw the window of DC9 (and was subsequently beaten by members of the bar’s staff.) The death is a homicide, the bar has reopened, and the prosecutors aren’t clear about their desire/ability to prosecute anyone. U Street Girl has collated the details and offered some thoughts too.

Doctor Moxie has no Christmas Spirit and explains why.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 21st, 2010 by livitluvit

If you’re not following City Girl Blogs’ journey to beating- yes, beating breast cancer, you should be. This beautiful, raw, inspiring post shows why.

Bitches Who Brunch give us a run-down of their favorite contestants for Christmas brunch. While they aren’t cheap, they do sound delicious.

CommuterPageBlog has some great, simple tips on how to (better) Zipcar.

When a friend gets the ring before she does, Missing the Point is at least honest with herself (and her blog) about her green-eyed feelings.

While Modern Domestic misses the joy of working with other professionals in a bakery (as her place of work closed recently), her homemade cookie boxes- and the readers who are buying them- help to keep her sane.

The Dumping Ground worked so hard to better their Logan Circle neighborhood that they gentrified themselves right out of being able to afford living there.

I’ve gotten quite a few ridiculous PR pitches via my own blog, but none quite so insensitive as a pregnancy-product review… to an infertility blogger(via Stirrup Queens)

DC Blogs Noted

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

Guess which twinkle lights are mine? Photo shows holiday lights on two balconies, one belonging to Church of the Big Sky and the other a neighbor.

Loud and late revelry of the wake-me-up kind, sets the pen flowing at Living Like a Tourist in Ode to the Adams Morgan Drunkard.

The Gingkos of Swann Street. After 25 years of wondering, this writer decides to find out why some people collect the tree’s foul smelling fruit. Ken Albala’s Food Rant.

About the movie Tron, DC Girl at the Movies, offers an entertaining review about a movie that was mostly boring exposition.

Holla Back DC always has some extraordinary stories to tell. Here’s a short one by a woman who fought back.

Why I came to writing so lateSex after Sixty.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 17th, 2010 by magnolia

Hey, you know what’s better than snow? Air travel during snow. Candy Sandwich details an inauspicious start to a long trip.

Listen to Leon, with an unorthodox take on another one of those dead-celebrity-who’s-not-actually-dead memes.

I don’t usually associate the holiday season with gardening; that seems like sort of a spring thing to me. But Metro DC Lawn and Garden Blog proves me wrong with a Christmas chestnut from a green-thumb point of view.

Remember being a kid and loving the idea of snow? Yeah, as Not Enough Tequila in the World reminds us, it’s nowhere near as much fun for adults.

The days are painfully short this time of year, but the winter solstice is almost upon us, which will (thankfully) reverse that trend. The Gold Puppy counts the moments until the tipping point.

A happy birthday to Sarah of Sarah and the Goon Squad, who meditates on the occasion of turning 38.

And to close us out on the day after the snow, Borderstan collected some of the best snow posts from last year’s winter debacles. Here’s hoping we can keep those stories the special, once-in-a-generation events they were (and never speak of them again).

DC Blogs Noted

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

The author of In Shaw (the historically gentrified blog) found that advice given to a stranger about i-Phone safety was given about as much heed as most unsolicited advice to strangers.

Meanwhile, CommuterPageBlog solicits competitors in Capital Bikeshare’s Winter Weather Warrior contest.

Carlos in DC had two blogs deleted by Blogger, which means Google. Read about it here. His blog can now be found here.

Being three hours late to work because there was a suspicious package that turned out to be a battery-powered Christmas ornament that caused the Pentagon station to be shut down didn’t make the author of Business, Casual happy, especially since she got no direction from Pentagon or Metro officials.

Jacob Siegel writes about Poverty, Race & the Grocery Store on the DC Food for All blog.

Why do some people want marriage and other’s don’t? This question is pondered in I Wanna Sing Like Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan .

Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog declares it open season on Michael Steele.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 15th, 2010 by RestaurantRefugee

Retail employees blogging about their more*ahem* colorful customers is as old as the medium itself… yet, we somehow never tire of it. Malnurtured Snay’s rant about bookstore customers, the holidays, and too many quirks is another well written and delightfully snarky addition to that list.

On at least one occasion in this space, this contributing editor has referred to Lemon Gloria as a “Mommy Blogger” (in my defense, I did qualify that assessment.) Her latest post about *ahem* creative ways to stay warm in this weather should forever make clear the error of my judgment.

Date the District takes on the familiar dating tome – You always find something when you’re not looking. There is mocking, begrudging acceptance, and even some advice too.

The DC Sports Pundit casts the latest Washington Football misfortune as a Five Act Tragedy.

From the “Walking Down Memory Lane” Desk at DC Blogs…

The F Your Blog blog was a rather short-lived site that took direct aim at bloggers who took themselves just a touch too seriously. The Ode to Retiring Bloggers is perhaps most emblematic of that mission.

As the winter’s winds blow through the air, being single can start to feel like a pre-existing condition. Seems like a good time to familiarize ourselves with a concept that Sexy, Single and Celibate termed Skin Hungry.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Hilarity in Shoes gives (appropriately hilarious) advice to the ladies on how NOT to purchase a used car.

Dogs and Wine opens up about her falling out with her mother, and a belief in second (and nineteenth) chances. She calls it playing the fool… and I hope she’s wrong.

Capitol Hill Style has a non-traditional holiday tradition; everyone chooses the exact present they’re given. Thoughts?

Who am I to mess with such a perfectly succinct title: “Why no guys want to date me because apparently it’s like I have a penis” via Date Me, D.C.!

Have you thought about making a holiday music mix this year? Sprite Writes has a great “how to” for you.

And because I truly am unable to do a round up without a heart-warm, Feast After Famine talks about being “beautifully different” with her six year old daughter… and means it.

DC Blogs Noted

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

From the breaking news desk of the Ode Street Tribune: At approximately 3:53 pm EDT on Dec. 10, a hawk swooped down on a squirrel feeding peacefully in Fort Myer Heights Park. Photos of the hawk by the Trib’s reporter.

Using WikiLeaks may be hazardous to your job prospects with the federal government, according to GWU, when sent out a warning to students in a graduate program. FoBoBlo has the memo.

District Citizen Cycling combines biking and art, and includes some photos of the trip, including the arts fair at Domku Cafe in Petworth.

Good Hope, Anacostia has some issues with, ‘A City Divided,’ a project by the American University School of Communication’s graduate journalism program. Good Hope writes: I have an issue with the fact that “A City Divided” reinforces a really overused trope about DC. I also have an issue that they screwed with the geographic boundaries—both social and technical—in the city. Related: an interview with the editor of A City Divided discusses the criticism. DC Centric.

We Love DC tells us about a play, Wife Swappers, and writes: The acting is all well done, which I’d call no small achievement. I’m not sure what would be harder – inhabiting a casually callous person or doing it in your underwear – or less – within a foot of the front row.

The Palisades calls Shakespeare Theater’s Candide an absolutely, fantastic production.

Outsmarted. Kids are always smarter than we think. sandblower