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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 31st, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

Each Memorial Day Weekend, DC is home to “Rolling Thunder“, which is a motorcycle event for Veterans. One Photograph A Day shares the spirit of the ride with this photo by Luis Gomez.

Though DCers have a plethora of public transportation to chose from, some do of us still own our own cars. Check out this infographic about battery care and life, via All Life is Local

At first, I thought this blog about folding fitted sheets by Sallying was a joke, because when I clicked the link, it brought up a blank page. Perhaps the blogger is saying that there really is no way to fold a fitted sheet? …However, after a moment, I realized what I thought the title of the post was actually a link. So, she did, in fact, provide the answer to the age old question of how in the heck you’re supposed to fold one of those things.

Candy Sandwich reviews The Hangover, Part II which opened last Friday.

At first glance, a recipe entitled “Lime Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies” doesn’t sound appealing. District Chocoholic takes the plunge and tries the recipe out for us, and the results look good enough to eat.

Mirth, Musings & More takes a tongue-in-cheek look at creationism with a post about God, Noah, and the blue prints for Elephants.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 27th, 2011 by magnolia

Who doesn’t like a good ol’ round of Would You Rather? Let’s have some fun with So Good.

Congratulations to Tales from Coach Land on the new addition! Here she is, welcoming her second into the world with some post-birth perspective.

Thrifty DC Cook brings us today’s pretty picture of food with a classic French twist. This is one of my favorite snacks, and its good and cheap, too!

The Heights Life reminds us that with this weekend comes DC public pool season! Here’s all the information. Who’s hoping Mayor Gray brings back the cannonball tradition? I am. Desperately.

And I know I already did a pretty picture of food, but forgive me for this one from Edatrix. Amazing photography, killer recipe, and… folks, it’s a chocolate. peanut-butter. brownie.

Not Enough Tequila in the World ruminates on a trend that confuses me, too. To get all early-Seinfeld on you, what? is the deal? with planking?

And with this amazingly joyful picture, courtesy of Shine Silently, I send you all on your way to have a smashing Memorial Day weekend. Stay safe and have fun!

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

Looking for a place to go for Memorial Day?  Or another weekend this summer?  Not sure where to go?  New to DC offers some info about the different beaches to check out.  And if you plan to stick around town on this three day weekend check out where the girls go for suggestions of fun things to do around the district.

The DC blog dating scene is full of women…but what about the male perspective?   Well, Hilarious Disasters recently started a blog.  Check it out.

Speaking of the female dating bloggers, Sober Single talks about the waiting time…between dates.

Remember the Cosby Show?  Oh, the Huxtables.  What an adorable family.  And in addition, they had one hell of a sweater collection.  A* Cute displays a few and asks readers to add some, too.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 25th, 2011 by dcblogs

Unremitting Failure’s post, No More Art, is electric writing that begins: We’ve had it with the whole art world, too commercial. It’s all about the money, and none of it is coming our way. We’re going to try to blog on subjects other than art, like last night we had pizza for dinner and good pizza it was too, none of that Papa John’s crap for us.

The photographer points out his right to take photos of a federal building to the security guard who tells him “You can’t take pictures of federal buildings.” The District Curmudgeon.

Memories of growing up in SW DC. Larry Rosen’s Blog.

Confessions of an Aztec Law Student looks at his salary prospects and student loan debt in the post: Frustration.

Old Adams Morgan is a blog that publishes old photos of this neighborhood.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 24th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

Many bloggers decided to poke fun at the Rapture, and the way that it didn’t happen, over the weekend. While the rest of us are wholly disappointed that we could not partake in Post Rapture looting, The DCist notes that the end of the world may be closer than we think, because the government may have developed a sense of a humor.

Not bothered by the impending end of the world, Que Sera, Sarah decided this weekend was the perfect time to sort out her storage woes.

All the parents out there probably understand the full meaning of the phrase “Creepy Quiet“, and Parenting for Dummies takes a moment to examine just how much a moment of quiet is worth.

The Anti D.C. pokes fun at The Post yet again, this time for their review on the “Ultra Hip” city of Moscow.

Bird is the Word. The Always witty WashingTina shares a few stories of how cohabitation with humans can be dangerous for our fine feathered friends.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 23rd, 2011 by Paint It What I Tell You

Starbucks does coffee tastings? And they have the nerve to conduct them dangerously close to The Rapture? Capital Cooking attended one.

For Chalicechick, graduation from law school feels like “a celebration that [she] no longer has to hit herself in the face with a hammer every goddamned day.” Sounds about right.

It’s good to know that my child isn’t the only one who changes from a sweet boy to a tiny, smoothie-covered mini-demon in the blink of an eye. Perhaps you commiserate with Lemon Gloria as well.

What would compel you to break into a wad of secret cash you had stored away for years? For Stirrup Queens, the answer is “Board Games.”

S. Krisna’s Books reviews a current top-seller: Tina Fey’s Bossypants.

Every Sunday Beltway Bargain Mom publishes a list of all the coupon goodies from the Sunday Washington Post. Personally, I find this to be an awesome resource; after the advent of Extreme Couponing I think that we’re all interested in getting $2,000 of groceries for $2.58. Well, at least one can dream…

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 20th, 2011 by magnolia

Hilarity in Shoes pays moving and beautiful tribute to a lost friend, lost in more ways than one.

It’s always an adventure getting around the metro area. Traffic. Train delays. Motorcades. Goats? Yes, goats. Gaithersburg’s fun with an out-of-place animal, courtesy of The Green Miles.

The Big Piece of Cake has a son named George, who is five and has quite a way with words. Because I am a fan of language, I could not help but love his “patois, George’s ‘preschool jive.’”

Retail is a fluid industry, with constant and never-ending change, as anyone who ever spent time working at the mall will tell you. Sometimes, as Soup is Not a Finger Food noticed recently, the change sneaks up on you and thoroughly wrecks your plans.

[F]oxymoron ponders if there’s any real difference between a pick-up line and a tripwire.

Keep It Simple Foods has some rock-star amazing pretty pictures of food – in this case, pickled purple cabbage – to share with us.

And to take us out, your obligatory musing on whether or not the Rapture will happen this weekend, courtesy of Candy Sandwich. I express no opinion on the matter, but I will make sure that tonight’s dinner is especially satisfying. Just in case. Be careful out there!

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 19th, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

Datingdc explains the very simple concept of “next.”  Now, if only it were as simple as she makes it sound.

Sassy Marmalade tells us about the roots of her fashion and shopping inspiration, her mom.

Awkward sex and the city takes it to the next level by getting, well, awkward.

Summer is right around the corner.  In fact, if you doubt me, just think about how humid it has been the past week or so.  And what goes better with summer than potato salad?  Check out A Bitchin Kitchen for a killer recipe.

The Blarney Crone documents, in photos, the prizes of a fishing trip. These are big fish. The Crone writes: For these men, size does matter.

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

How the wrong order at a restaurant became dinner for someone else. Summer House Days.

This writer, after refusing, some years ago, to rent an apartment in Petworth, goes back for a second look at the neighborhood. Metro-Venture.

On Going From Top Chef to Good Stuff. People’s District.

Home Break-in Thwarted by Alert Neighbor in Bloomingdale. A post that reprints a local PD listserv report. All Life iS Local.

Interesting blog post about The Dating Game: How to look the part. One striking observation: When asked if DC was a fashionable city, the most common response was “no way.” One woman responded that most people “look like a box.” The Talking Bread.

The view from New York about DC’s just opened Shake Shack. The Village Voice. CityZen has more.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 17th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

Unbreakable Man Laws invites Miss Solomon back for another guest post, and this one is an open letter to the nice guys of the world. …Or perhaps a more fitting description would be “an open letter to the guys who aren’t getting a second date.”

Every girl dreams of the day when her partner will take the relationship to the next level. That’s right, the day they make it Facebook Official. After years of fruitlessly searching the District,  Date Me, D.C.! has finally taken that leap, straight to “engaged”.

Pets are not just animals to most people, they’re a part of the family. When the time comes to say “Good bye“,  Lagniappe reflects on the life of her beloved pet. Spoiler Alert: You will cry.

Livin Mi Life takes a moment to remember how lucky Americans are with this post about the struggles of a Muslim woman in Morocco.

(Fake) Feminism and (In)Equality are two topics that have gotten Not Enough Tequila in the World a little frustrated this week.

Parenting isn’t easy, but it can sure be funny! Brütalism‘s daughter showcases her real feelings about her mother through her artwork.