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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 13th, 2011 by dcblogs

Smells Like Sunshine offers a little looky-loo into what she does for her day job. It involves, apparently, eating British foods, including a milk chocolate snack called “Digestives,” along with Shandy, a drink that mixes beer with lemonade.

A cautionary tale: Waking up to carbon monoxide. Life a bit Sweeter.

Is this appopriate? Capitol Hill 20210 writes: I was asked by this new female boss “Are you a vampire?”

Why are people so disappointed when DC reality TV fails? i spy things DC

A box of bad news (and a little snow as well a clever license plate). No limit, just a line.

Things I Love About Prince George’s County. Brunch Bird. Possibly sarcasm.

Capitol Bites tries out the new restaurant, Smith Commons, on H Street and reports good burgers.

The Phillips Collection will have its grand reopening this weekend and is offering free admission, writes Capitol Rundown. Phillips Collection details.

Editor’s note: We will be returning on Tuesday.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 12th, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

According to Everyone I Know is Ridiculous the “coupled girlfriend” is prone to inviting single friends on three-wheeled dates that beg for strong booze and swift endings. The “Single Girlfriend” however is a Wing-Woman, a Flirting Savant, and Tough-Love Giving Bestie.

We (the collective of the blogosphere) all judge… and Lemon Gloria will judge you harshly if your bumper-sticker offends her sensibilities while your driving offends rules of the urban road.

The Edited Life wishes to remind you (and offers a primer on the best ways) to Back Up Your Data! Ed. Note: the emphasis was mine as this subject is a little personal for me right now… say, did any of you happen to find a backpack in a cab Friday night?

It took about five minutes after news of the attack on Rep. Giffords for the punditocracy to protest too much, or point fingers too easily. Always a Drunk, Never a Bride takes issue with the left and the right, but mostly with the false equivalence between their extremes.

General Shout Out #1: Zack Morris Cellphone is a blog that delightful muses and sometimes skewers the era of parachute pants, day-glo Barbie dolls, pastel silk shirts and other things both regrettable (and occasionally delightful) about coming of age in the 80s and 90s.

General Shout Out #2: Awkward Sex and the City has never failed to make me laugh… and when that can happen even well after 2am on hour 48 without sleep, it earns a shout out. Oh, and you might want to read about her Penis Envy.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 11th, 2011 by livitluvit

Did you take part in “No Pants Metro Ride 2011″? SnarkInfested has a photo montage if you missed it.

Stimeyland is in a heated battle against perfect strangers… strangers she despises with a fiery (and hilarious) passion.

An open letter to men everywhere who have pulled The Great Disappearing Act (you know the one I mean. Yes, you do), from Mascara & Microchips.

Congratulations to Sean’s Ramblings on his blog’s sixth (!) birthday.

I Spy Things DC almost had me in tears as she poetically laments the Christmas carnage littering the curbs of DC.

Wonderful advice on how to extricate yourself from an “emotional cheating” situation, from D(ating). C.

As a once-upon-a-time JAP herself (self-proclaimed!), Snarkshelf analyzes the impending arrival of the “Jewish American Princess” answer to Jersey Shore.

The Average Blogger may think her perspective on the Tucson tragedy is just white noise in the background of many, but I wholeheartedly disagree. Check it out.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 10th, 2011 by dcblogs

Wild and Crazy Pearl shares the photographs of her very first birth story photo assignment. Incredible photos capture a wonderful scene. In her note to the new baby girl, she writes: It was tough for me to take photos during the last few minutes of your delivery and right after you arrived because I was crying behind my camera.

PunditMom worries about the “language of violence” infecting politics.

The Underground Doors Are Not Like Elevator Doors: An Illustration, and might we add, wonderful illustrations. Saltieness.

Brutalism finally fills her blog’s “About Me” with her own story, the post: Me Me Me ME ME Me Me.

DC Reflections tells of the Renwick Gallery’s Japanese internment camp art show and the impact it had on him. He writes in part: A drawing on a piece of notebook-sized paper stopped me in my tracks: I saw a man falling to the ground with bullet wounds as he tried to reach through a barbed wire fence to rescue a stray dog. The man, I read in the accompanying text, was deaf. He did not hear the American military police office ordering him to put his arms back inside the fence.

Fast Indian food, Merzi, arrives in the neighborhood. Penn Quarter Living.

New blogs to the live feed

Posted in Views on January 9th, 2011 by dcblogs

Midnight Train to DC explains herself this way: A career-minded feminist with a good UK government job meets a handsome American man with a better US Government job. Produce: one ruby ring and a house on Capitol Hill.

The topics that Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward Six takes on include racial segregation and gentrification.

I Eat What I Want is by a writer who spent 15 years as a vegetarian and who now writes about the deliciousness of meat and meat by-products.

Super Nova Brides offers help for those trying to plan a budget wedding in the DC area.

District Fallout is all about the remains of our cold war history.

Freestyle Serial Literature is the work of a DC writer who tells his story under a pseudonym, Clemerson.

True stories of friends, colleagues, exes and bosses at Everyone I know is Ridiculous.

BobbyPen, all about local artists and music.

Fashion, beauty, green living at Wardrobe Oxygen

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 7th, 2011 by livitluvit

City Girls World asks that we (the world) recognize that sometimes women aren’t single because there’s something wrong with them… they’re just holding out for their unicorn.

On the much-debated Pajama Jean: Project Beltway hypothesizes that “the creators of the people’s jegging very may well be laughing all the way to the bank.”

I Am David Gaines writes on “losing weight” as a New Years’ resolution… and why you (maybe) sorta kinda shouldn’t bother.

The fax machine at 007 in Africa‘s office clearly has it out for her… as in “outing” her job search.

FreckledK wants to know how you would spend your last days if you knew The End of the World was coming.

Got a trip planned to escape the DC winter chill? Fifty First Dates has some (very amusing) advice to beat your fear of flying.

Go Out and Play! makes a very panda-esque case for visiting the National Zoo in the winter. I’m convinced.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 6th, 2011 by Foilwoman

Capitol Hill 20210 has some good news following her mother’s stroke: her mother has started eating again and is working on talking. Now everyone, go call your Mom and talk to her now.

What do you do when there really does seem to be a security event going on? RudeCactus describes his reaction, with children in tow, to a non-event that seemed like something more near the Capitol Building.

Metro-Venture reviews riding on Boston’s T, especially its Green Line.

In honor of International Blog Delurking Week (who knew?), Stirrup Queens is offering a prize or two to those who delurk and make a comment. Come on. You can do it.

Date the District offers some advice about online dating if you’re looking for a relationship rather than a hookup. My question is about the picture used with the post. Since when has Julian Assange been on OKCupid?

And here’s a sweet post by Stimeyland, shaking people down for money, but in the process showing exactly what the money will support. That’s a hockey team for kids with developmental disabilities, the Montgomery Cheetahs. The pictures accompanying the post were a delight too. If NPR wrote such sweet fundraising letters, I’d be giving to them all the time. So cough up the spare change in the couch.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 5th, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

This post is not for the easily offended or extremely PC-minded. That being said, TC the Terrible‘s I didn’t ask, I’m not telling, and I don’t really care is an insightful piece about the military, DADT, and the experience of someone who has served 23 years in uniform.

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock these last few days: the MegaMillions jackpot for last evening was $355 million. WashingTina describes what she would do with the cash, and Strangers Laugh at Me has some thoughts on the matter too.

The once and future DC blogger Average Jane explains why she is taking a break from online dating.

Because who doesn’t love an excuse to run around naked or virtually so? Hey Love DC gives us all a reason.

There are few things that warn the cold and bittered heart of this DC Blogs contributing editor more than a good “how we met” story. The one from Sassy Marmalade does the trick.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 4th, 2011 by magnolia

WashingTina laments the new lows reached by television these days… and her inability to look away.

In the season of goal-setting, aspiration and perpetual hope, Lagniappe offers a strategy to keep the “happy” in your new year.

At I’m So Blogging This (dot com), we’re reminded that there’s nothing like moving to remind you that, good grief, you really do have a lot of stuff.

Man, did our local boys do us proud in the Winter Classic! Your humble editor watched with pride on TV, but The OMB’s Lawnwas there. A hockey lover’s road trip, in words and pictures.

Vince Gray was inaugurated as DC’s sixth elected mayor this weekend. That Kellie Girl brings us pictures from the celebration and reminders of the challenges ahead.

Being one of those DC residents who came here from somewhere else, I kept my Saints loyalty instead of converting to the Redskins. But trust me, I understand the feelings of frustration and anger that come with a losing season. Marathon’s Mistress sums up the complex cocktail that was being a Redskins fan in 2010.

And once again, pretty pictures to sum up. Snow and champagne from The Art of Accessories. Happy 2011, y’all!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 3rd, 2011 by dcblogs

Best and Worst of 2010 on U Street by U Street Girl.

Overheard in D.C.: Best of 2010. DCist

New Year, New Man. Marathon’s Mistress.

Confessions of a DC Sports Optimist offers a End of the Year Retrospective, that includes biggest gut punch and biggest surprises.

Lunch at 11:30 shares her contribution to Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project.

On Becoming the New Old Fogey. Life Outtacontext. Thoughts on aging.

Does anyone remember that Twighlight Zone episode about a pending nuclear attack and the neighbor with the only fallout shelter? This blog, District Fallout, brings us back to that era.

The All-Inclusive Apocalypse. Dumb Things I Have Done Lately wins the 2010 strange post of the year award.

The Bitches’ 2010 Best Brunch Bites. Bitches who Brunch.