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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 31st, 2011 by Paint It What I Tell You

Alice’s Adventures Underground used the recent snow day as an excuse to introduce her kids to the traditional South American drink, Mate Dulce. It definitely inspires me to do something with that half-full bag of shredded coconut that’s been in the freezer forever.

After a heartbreaking and ever-so-slightly comical play of events, Find Rosie, Er, Elsie is coping with yet another failed attempt to capture an on-the-run dog that seems to really enjoy life on the streets.

Edatrix takes an opportunity to remind us all of something that we should have learned by Kindergarten, but sadly, some people have not.

A couple of photogenic acorn squash make a nice soup, according to District of Chic and her uniquely spicy recipe.

Javamom at Caffeine and a Prayer has a skeleton in her pantry and she wants you to help her figure out what it is and where it came from.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 28th, 2011 by magnolia

From a random Internet stopover, Feast After Famine is reminded of all the small moments that she wants to freeze in time forever.

The very concept of Foursquare has always kinda weirded me out – seems a little stalker-enabling to me. Wherethegirlsgo discusses a new satirical “alibi” service, which may be more real than its creators intended…

I’ve heard of “fat and happy,” but is it real? Diana at In It to Gym Itcontemplates whether new love causes, um, expansion of the waistline.

Being a lawyer and a divorcee, I cannot endorse this post enough! (It’s not legal advice though. They make me say that.) Girls Just Wanna Have Funds distills some lessons from Steve Harvey’s recent marital breakdown. (And guys, don’t tune out – this stuff applies to you too.)

Getting home Wednesday night (or in a lot of cases, Thursday morning) was… well, it involved language that I won’t use on the front page of this esteemed blog. I’ll leave the venom to Where’s My Cape?, who sums it up nicely.

Thundersnow wasn’t just a debacle for commuters, but for travelers too. Laura E. Donovan shares a story of airport delays, as well as the unexpected camaraderie they can cause.

All right, enough bitterness over the snow. Pretty picture time! Dogs & Wine, who is thrilled to the gills with all the winter weather, shares her photographic bliss with us. Funny; it almost looks pleasant and beautiful this way…

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 27th, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

Sandra Lee’s television show is regarded by many in the culinary world (this contributing editor included) as what it would look like if one of the Kardahshians cooked. The author of the So Good food blog bucks that trend and is standing In Defense of Sandra Lee.

There were a lot of State of the Union recaps posted on Tuesday, but none struck quite the same tone as a father preemptively explaining the SOTU to his sick child. Well done, Rudecactus, well done.

The world has yet to determine whether the proliferation of Social Coupon sites will be more like internet book sales or internet ice cream sales. However, as we watch their daily evolution, Urban Bohemian relates a story of one restaurant’s substantive modification because of coupon sales.

The arc of a love affair can bend towards many different endings. For the heartbreaker behind I’m Gonna Break Your Heart, one particular arc bent towards a business meeting and wondering if anyone else in the room noticed “the hug.”

Lest you think that your commute home was really bad, perhaps you should read Alice’s Wonderland’s not so wondrous trip home in yesterday’s snow bedraggled rush hours.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 26th, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

The Sequined Blazer is written by two twenty-somethings that offer fashion advice – whether it is recommending how to mix and match work and play clothes, or their latest post about vintage clothing, this is definitely an entertaining and fashionably informative read.

Due to the frigid January temperatures, it is a great time of year to stay in and host dinner parties.  Check out Eat With Me to find out some great tips for hosting your next dinner party.

The Prince of Petworth sat down this week with the man behind the development of the new Safeway planned for Petworth.

Cupcakes and Shoes is reminded what it is like to date a man with southern manners, but also reminded of the feeling when a guy is “just is not that into you.”

There is a strong movement to install solar panels on cooperatives and condos in Washington. Solar Power in DC has been tracking this effort. This is a vital topic and an informative blog that provides cogent analysis on the underlying policy issues. It writes, in part: .. In this vacuum of leadership and vision we expect the Solar Coops, the DC-based installers and solar industry and other key stakeholders to join together to design a program that propels DC to national headlines. We would like extensive solar, affordable solar and accessible solar.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 25th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

Who Invented Roses discusses what really makes you a grown-up: having a “big girl bed.”

If you’re looking for a fun (and unique) movie-going experience, Eating Around D.C.’s review of Arlington Cinema N Drafthouse has you covered.

New to DC hands out some expert tips and tricks about navigating around the Capitol Hill neighborhood, with some info on the hot spots and upcoming events.

One writer discusses the loss of one loved, and what it means to truly miss someone at Scary Mommy: An Honest Look At Motherhood.

Not Enough Tequila in the World muses about the state of affairs in classic television programming.

Ah, the wonder of being a new pet owner. The Anti DC regales us with her hopes and dreams for her new bundle of joy.

Pundit Mom is doing her best to raise awareness about the ridiculousness of those ”Disney Princesses”, and to raise money for women undergoing Chemotherapy.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 24th, 2011 by dcblogs

Teabelly writes about Bill Mitchell, who was murdered on his way home to Bloomingdale after seeing a performance at the Shakespeare Theater. Teabelly heard the noise, and until this murder belived most shootings were gang-related.

He did what i would have done. he did what my friends would have done; on his way home from a play at the shakespear theater with his mom, he saw a woman in distress and he tried to help her. i have done this a number of times. most of the people i know in this city have seen this stuff and reacted similarly. his “Good Samaritan” instincts got him killed.

Jadxia tries the polar bear plunge, and writes: I’m glad I did it. I don’t think I want to do that a second time ever.

Check Out Those Booties – O St, NW. Curator of DC Style.

All I’ve accomplished this month: not getting cancer. Alice’s Wonderland describes her doctor’s visit.

Wal-Mart’s business model gets reviewed by the Grassroots Media Project, which writes: Evidence suggests that most Walmart employees are just barely making ends meet.

Justice Kagan may be house shopping in Logan Circle. 14th & You.

The Not-So-Secret (and Profitable) World of DC’s Short-Term Rental Market. Urban Turf

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 21st, 2011 by magnolia

Are we really spoiled for choice? Hilarity in Shoes meditates on thirty-something dating and the paradox of modern gender relations.

As Restaurant Week winds down, One Bite at a Time points out a great event this weekend to raise money to fight hunger in DC.

More love for our beleaguered Metro: shows how much money our public transit system saves us.

Oh, dear. Unfortunately, I have more experience with the kind of evening Mascara and Microchips had the other night. We’re not the only ones. Right?

Shannon Sez So pays tribute to the best kind of friends with benefits.

And now, for this week’s pretty pictures: Lisa Bee brings us red velvet pancakes. Breakfast food never looked so good.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 20th, 2011 by dcblogs

A counterpoint to Tiger Mothers by Snarkshelf, In Praise of Mowgli Mom. Don’t miss the photo at the end. (For background, Washington Post: Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” on Chinese-American family culture)

Brunch Bird tells of her mother-in-law’s cancer and the nature of life. She writes: As a young woman, she had the looks and sparkle of a Texas debutante but went on to live a life of substance and intellectual curiosity that proved she was more than an exceedingly pretty face. (Photo).

Blarney Crone drives to Virginia to appear in court after a traffic accident. The hotel was part of the adventure. She writes: The room cost $37.44 including tax. Mr Singh, the proprietor, handed me a menu for a Chinese takeaway delivery service and gestured to the machine selling condoms and pepto bismol. Clearly good times were in store …

Sober Single DC is a blog by a woman who can no longer drink. Under the “About Me” she explains why this is so and what the blog is about: I’m a 27 year old grad student living in the DC area and I’ve decided to blog about my misadventures in dating while sober.

The Washington Post profiles the blog, Homicide Watch DC. The story: In blog, homicide victims have their say.

A new arrival at Wife and Mommy‘s home: We brought home a 12 week old puggle-min pin puppy. Photo.

DCist makes its picks for its annual Exposed photo show. Congrats to all.

The chicken tortilla soup at Corcoran Street Kitchen looks delicious.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 18th, 2011 by dcblogs

An Evening with Christopher Hitchens. The writer, Lauren, at Thoughts Thought Out describes her visit with the famed author at his Dupont Circle home.

A former DC resident who has since moved to Salt Lake City returns to DC for a visit. My Scenic Byway is struck by DC’s energy. The contrast begins on the plane trip.

City Girl Blog reviews her experience with chemo, and writes: A female always accompanied male patients to the chemotherapy room, whether as a daughter, wife, girlfriend or mother. By contrast, female patients were rarely accompanied by a male friend or loved one. Also read, Graduation Day.

Native Washingtonian 101.5 – How to really tick us off. Monumental Thought.

You call it paranoia, I call it being aware of my surroundings. In Shaw.

Pizza Cipolla (Or how to Turn a Few Onions into An Extraodinary Dinner). The arugula files.

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Posted in Views on January 16th, 2011 by dcblogs

Zack Morris Cell Phone explains itself this way: In this crazy, complicated, expensive, and wired world, it’s nice to reflect on Zack Morris and his cell phone.

between the lines has a friend who said this about her: I am quite fond of how you can yack on your cell phone and ride your bike and snack on corn chips all at the same time.

Monumental Thoughts is by Rick Snider, who describes himself as “a native Washingtonian whose family came to “Federal City” in the early 1800s, Rick Snider is a journalist, licensed Tour Guide, Realtor, father, husband, dog owner and lots more.”

Casey, the author of (a)musings, says this about her blog: I will probably blog a lot about yoga, people, relationships, love, the quest to identify my soulmate, food, restaurants, and music. There will be lots of analogies.

B Miller Experience is a native Washingtonian: I blog about lots of things pertaining to life in the DC Metro Area and life in general.

Coolinary, Inc. is about wit and cooking, recipes, culture.

All about the local brews and the places that serve them at The Pint Glass.

Chi Chi Sophistication is about hair styling, laughs and good conversation.

Cosmic Vibes Live is all about DC area music.

United With Love is all about weddings.

Blue Plate Special is about 20-something life in DC, with a heavy emphasis on food.