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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 11th, 2011 by magnolia

As a stickler for personal punctuality, FreckledK hits me where I live. I may or may not have done something like this in my life.

Candy Sandwich brings us a dental horror story. Not for the faint of heart, or for that matter, the achy of tooth.

PunditMom ponders the relationship between the President, the Chamber of Commerce and women.

In the immortal words of Chris Rock: “Cornbread. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that.” Pretty pictures (and a killer-looking recipe!) from On a Lobster Placemat.

Smartphones – we love them, we need them, and quite out of nowhere, we’re all discovering that we can’t live without them. Thanks to GreenCanary, I know that I am not alone in my addiction.

We humans are always striving. The Gold Puppy meditates on that instinct.

And finally, a beautiful tribute to a very important person in WashingTina’s life. Teachers are amazing, and I’m not just saying that as the daughter of one.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 10th, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

Scott’s Take talks about his attempt to steer clear of emails at night when he is at home relaxing due to the stress emails can bring. However, this time when he does break down and check his email, he is pleasantly surprised to hear from a good friend.

There is always that one guy that ruins the day for everyone else.  Or in this case, the commute for everyone else.  If you see something, say something was just trying to get home for dinner when he and the other people on his metro bus were stuck dealing with a grumpy commuter.

The heather chronicles are written by a hilarious and sarcastic Maine girl turned DC woman turned international traveler.  In her latest post, she gives what she calls a “Valentine’s Day tutorial.”  If you are still searching for that perfect gift for your special someone, or just looking for a good laugh, check out her ideas.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own delicious doughnuts?  Well, now you can thanks to Eat More Drink More.

Broken hearted girl writes about a question that anyone who has ever gone through a break up thinks about:  does that person who broke my heart ever still think about me? And related to this, intrigue me talks candidly about keeping up the walls for fear of getting hurt.  Whether you are single, committed, or somewhere in between, anyone that has been hurt at some point can sympathize to this post.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 9th, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

Some might call it economic morality, or corporate welfare, or the logical extension of free market forces in a society that worships at the altar of football. For Bohemian Yankee in the Capital, however, last Sunday’s Super Bowl was the archetype of a bridge too far.

Most Washingtonians have passed by the little stone house on Constitution Avenue and have probably done so with little thought to what it is and why it’s there. Thanks to this explanation from Monumental Thoughts, we have a new factoid in our intellectual arsenal – a Canal to the US Capitol, who knew?

Haunting and familiar, oddly soothing and painful, full of pride and steeped in humility, those are the hallmarks of Not So Linear’s writing. The parent and the child have swapped roles – it’s easy to read but far from easy reading.

The blogger behind Midnight Train to DC has added a rather large dog to her nuclear family. Welcome to Tock, a six year old Siberian Huskie, and good luck to his owners for all of the adjustments.

This contributing editor is an ardent fan of the Metro-Ventures blog if for no other reason than the fact that it allows longtime residents to view the area through the eyes of one regional explorer of the WMATA network (no histrionics included.) Her latest – two versions of Alexandria, what a difference a stop makes.

From the things-to-do desk at DC Blogs

DC Film Festival from New to DC: Tips and Tricks for the District’s Newbies.

Solo on Valentine’s Day? At least you can get free PBR from Frozen Tropics

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 8th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

For your daily dose of stunning pictures, The Autobiography of Steve takes you on a tour of The Catholic Univeristy of America’s DC campus.

Marathon’s Mistress discusses a problem we’re all likely to face: becoming our own worst enemy.

This week, WheretheGirlsGo provides some information and resources for bi-sexual and lesbian women’s health.

If you’ve ever been curious about the history of pizza, check out this post by Spoon and Fork DC.

And finally, All Life is Local reports on burglars posing as employees of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

Sonnet 87 shares observations about living in DC. The post: Five Years in the City.

Super Bowl Commercial Scorecard. DC Universe.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 7th, 2011 by Paint It What I Tell You

Yep, the Super Bowl has come and gone and I trust that today’s blogs will be filled with summaries of the game and tales from game-watching parties. For now though, let’s leave football out of this.

New To DC learns about a disturbing condition for being able to obtain a Virginia drivers license. She isn’t smiling about it.

The Grateful Said is a tradition in which a blogger identifies the comment that meant the most to them from their blog this past year. A lovely thing to do as well as a warm and fuzzy thing to read, brought to you by Stirrup Queens.

I laughed out loud when I read The Art of Observing‘s inner quip to a bunch of people getting in her way on M Street: “Don’t worry about forcing me off the sidewalk so you can walk three abreast on your way to the big sale at J. McLaughlin, ladies. People suck.” It especially sucks for her because she’s on crutches. See how she’s dealing with it.

Do you know what it’s like to be a pregnant lady at a crowded bar after quickly consuming two Sprites and one water? Doctor Moxie fills you in on the agony.

For those of you who like to drink things a little more grape-y than Sprite, CellarBlog has a nice round up of a few notable news items featuring Virginia wines from last week.

DC Blogs Noted

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

The folks at Saturday Night Live have taken a lot of heat for their “Estro-Maxx” commercial parody. Alexander at wherethegirlsgo offers an insider’s perspective on the controversy.

Every TV lover has that one show that’s stashed way at the back of the DVR, left for consumption alone, with a not-so-small dose of giddy shame. For Lunch at 11:30, that show is “I Shouldn’t Be Alive.” Join her in her love note/lamentation

Oh, this one hits me where I live as an ex-Louisianian: pretty pictures, recipes and OKRA. fANNEtastic food conquers her fear of a well-loved Southern staple.

This world would be a lot better, in my humble opinion, if we could all be honest with ourselves and project that honesty, warts and all, into the world. That sentiment is summed up nicely at Blond With a Bullet.

An awkwardly-placed ad triggers a manifesto on how not to be a… jerk, we’ll say (the real word is a little NSFW), over at The Anti DC.

A local morning-drive DJ gets a nasty little note at work about his, um, lavatory habits, which gets Phnx65 thinking about the politics of dealing with these very private matters in a very public environment. (If you’re squeamish, proceed with caution.)

Oh, Redskins fans. I feel bad for y’all. I do. It’s bad these days. How bad is it? Food bloggers – such as The Slow Cook – are devoting space to decry Dan Snyder. Hey, maybe Ted Leonsis can buy the Redskins, too. Couldn’t hurt…

And finally, a bit of a horror story, at least from the perspective of this only-child female-type editor. Parenting By Dummies features a letter to her three (!) teenage (!) sons (!), imparting lessons on how to treat a woman. Great advice from a brave, brave blogger.

DC Blogs Noted

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

An Open Letter to Employers. DC Princess writes from the front lines of a job search.

The writer at Do you come here often? shares this news: It’s official. According to the state of Nevada, The Thinker and I are now husband and wife. I know. I know.

The Hip Flask offers a very good observation about the state of bars and pubs today.

Yglesias comments on the “pro business” discourse in Washington and the controls on liquor licenses.

What I Love Most About Fatherhood. David Gaines. A beautiful post that includes some outstanding photos.

People may complain about dogs, but Anna at DCentric argues that “dogs can make a neighborhood.”

Checking out the new vintage stores on U Street. U Street Girl.

The People’s District interviews a Metro bus driver who says his favorite bus is the 42, that runs from Mount Pleasant, through Adams Morgan, Dupont and into downtown: “That bus lets me see so many great neighborhoods, and I get to pick up a little Spanish here and there. That’s a pretty good perk to any job.”

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 2nd, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

One of my favorite blog serials is “People Who Rock. People Who Suck.” Always a Drunk, Never a Bride’s recent version most certainly does not do the latter.

When you write about a love letter that includes lines like this:

We don’t know how to let one another go. Because when we do, when one of us does, the ripples of that loss feel like typhoons.

Your blog is going to get noted by this contributing editor. Read (be a voyeur) the whole story from Hannah, Just Breath

The heartbreaker behind the I’m Gonna Break Your Heart blog has decided to sign-off her blog for good. Her farewell post – her words will be missed.

On the list of bloggy things that will always draw my attention, taking Tyler Perry to the woodshed is pretty close to the top. The blogger behind Deep Honey was the writer bearing the switch.

The blogger behind Learning to Fly is learning some lessons about co-habitation and she shares her top 5.

Got nothing going on this evening? The DC Food Blogger’s Monthly Happy Hour is tonight and Modern Domestic has all the details.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 1st, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

DC Princess asserts that while she might be a liar,  she’s most certainly not a thief.

One blogger exposes those “shady studies” that always seem to cause mass hysteria, with a thought provoking jab at “science” on Fit and Hungry.

[F]Oxymoron gives a sweet treat with this week’s dose of pretty, pretty pictures.

Every once in a while, it’s good to just get away.  OutsideBrian lets us join him on his journey in to the Shenandoah National Park.

Brunch in the City makes you hungry with a positive review of this new brunch eatery.

Even if you’re not a Steelers fan, you probably can’t help but “Ooh-and-Ahh” over this post at The Foggy Dew.