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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 16th, 2011 by Paint It What I Tell You

The roads on Capitol Hill were briefly empty for a bit last week, and that reminded Back In Town of being back in another town. I found this short post to be very well written, and thought the mental imagery it provided was simply stunning.

Dear Sir or Madam had possibly the BEST apartment for rent in the history of Craigslist. That is, if you like cats…a lot.

Did anyone know that the world is ending on May 21st? Running With Blue Sponge fills you in.

A simple, straightforward vegetarian primer from Keep It Simple Foods.

For those who wonder, the City Paper’s Young and Hungry tackles the dilemma of how do you split a Groupon?

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 13th, 2011 by magnolia

Oh, the wonder and glory of children. They’re our future, I’ve been told. Who doesn’t think of white picket fences and kids playing all over the place when they think of idyllic living? Well, apparently some folks just can’t abide the noise that kids playing outside make. Mean Louise takes issue with that.

Now, teenagers, especially those who like to vandalize things, are an entirely different story. At Where’s My Cape?, a story of balancing defense of other people’s property and feeling like that lady on the porch.

See, when I was a wayward teenager, way longer ago than I care to contemplate, I spent my hours moping away to the dulcet tones of moody alt-rock. (I was emo before emo was cool.) Que sera, Sarah contemplates this pastime; apparently, there are a lot of us who engaged in the pursuit of “purposely feel[ing] melancholy.”

Notorious boxer Bernard Hopkins made some incendiary comments about erstwhile DC resident Donovan McNabb and his racial “authenticity” this week. In the same vein, Q’s Wire meditates on her personality, and how she was never “homegirl.”

A killer recipe and a pretty picture of food or two worthy of the phenomenal weather with which we were graced this week, courtesy of C+C Marriage Factory.

And because I’m sure the rest of y’all are as thrilled with the fact that it is solidly, unequivocally spring in our beloved metro area, here’s One Photograph a Day to take us out with a beautiful shot of spring morning light. Enjoy the weekend!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 12th, 2011 by dcblogs

Adams Morgan comes to T Street. 14th & You adds her thoughts to the vitriol and hyperbole over a new restaurant. Borderstan has the news about Wednesday’s vote.

SingleGirlDating writes: What happened to the old fashioned way of meeting guys? Guys actually approaching a female and saying something nice enough to get your attention and then have a nice convo from there?

The last book I read: Cloud Atlas. A recommendation by The Lovely Prelude.

metrocurean 10 Places to Drink Outside.

Where are the mail order husbands? The unpopular girl in Womanhood.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 11th, 2011 by dcblogs

Crash, Meet Burn. The One With the Red Stethoscope. Our writer meets a guy online a week ago. He moves at a rapid pace, emailing, texting, etc., and after five days, he wants to come to DC to visit.

Clarissa Splains It All writes about moving to DC, working the Hill, loving, shopping, and adjusting. The post, How to Live in DC, is perfectly written.

More living in DC: What $1,500 rents you in the DC area. Urban Turf.

Waking up zombies. Alternative methods and approaches to socializing in DC. Biscuits & Gravy.

Taking photos of people on the street can draw a reaction, as gwadzilla reports.

An illustrated report of a Critical Mass in DC bike ride by Lucent Moments.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 10th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

The mother of all holidays, Mother’s Day, was this past Sunday, and many bloggers paid tribute to their Mom or other important female role models with blogs and tweets. Two updates in particular caught my eye; this touching post from Dating DC about what her mother’s sacrifices mean to her, and this cute narrative from Sarah and The Goon Squad.

Just when you thought Oero cookies couldn’t get any better, So Good drops this bomb on us.

The popular book, The Hunger Games, is coming to the big screen and Punch Drunk Critics have the latest casting updates for the film.

Beyond Bread invites D.C.ers to join them on May 20th for their ribbon cutting ceremony and reception as they open their new rooftop garden and raise money to help transform the community.

Speaking of good parties, Punk’s Backyard Grill is having a little get together on May 16th to celebrate the release of their collaboration beer, kicking off American Craft Beer week.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 9th, 2011 by Paint It What I Tell You

I hope all of the moms out there had a great Mother’s Day! Here’s a round-up of just a few of the many DC bloggers’ posts about Mother’s Day memories and meanings.

Stimeyland proclaims her kids the winners of Mother’s Day. If my child wrote me a poem with the line, “I come from a 3DS game/that is called Face Raiders” I would probably make the same proclamation.

I find people who constantly pelt you with “When are you having your next one?” just as bad as “So when are you finally going to have a baby?” As such, Snarkshelf‘s Battle Hymn of the Mother of The Only Child is an excellent read.

DC Reflections writes a very moving tribute to the M Street baby ducks and their momma duck.

Herb of DC reminisces about a ransom note he left his mom one Mother’s Day years ago…

Pundit Mom lists some non-saccharine reasons why Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate feminist advances pertaining to mothers and children.

The first Sunday in May is a really hard day for some people, for various reasons. Thanks to Stirrup Queens for the eloquent reminder.

…and since this holiday is so emotional for so many, let’s end this round-up with a recipe for some incredible looking enchiladas: a food that moms, kids, dads, dogs, and non-moms alike will love. From Fifth Floor Kitchen.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 6th, 2011 by dcblogs

A man witnesses the harassment of a woman but stays silent. He poses this question instead: What can I do, as a man, to help combat harrassment? Holla Back DC

Photo proof why DC politicians, in the end, don’t matter. The Brightwoodian.

The response of Metro employees to a rider’s injury is told in this on-the-scene report by a fellow rider. Unsuck DC Metro

People in their 20s and early 30s now make up almost a third of the District’s population, reports the Washington Post. But hip? The City Paper’s Michael Schaffer writes: I’m just not quite ready to declare a lobbyist who enjoys nightlife as a sign of bohemian transformation.

But wait, all is not good in young and hip DC. Writes Where the Girls Go: I love DC, but I can do without some of the people.

News flash: Not every hip person in DC is in their twenties and thirties. Amazingly. Writes Reya: There are aspects of youth I miss very much. Approaching age 60 as I am, I hesitate to name specifically some of the things I miss. Ah what the hell …(click for more of this great post)

Go-Go may soon be gone in DC’s neighborhoods. DCentric.

Adams Morgan the Movie premieres Sunday.

The AntiDC tells of her revamped professional site. She writes: Weirdly, I made it radically less professional.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 5th, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

As someone who is slightly obsessed with all things British, I am still coming off my high from the royal wedding.  This week, when I started reading DC Condo Boutique about the possibility of Will and Kate moving to DC I got excited all over again.  I instantly envisioned the Duchess of Cambridge becoming my neighbor, running buddy, friend. Until I realized it was just a fairy tale.  Darn.

Switching gears, check out Bachelorsaurus Wrex for a recount of some less than sober cooking.

The next two bloggers talk about their experiences this week with car accidents.  Maura Me to Love develops a bit of a crush, while Life as List encounters a douche bag.

Still looking for a place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?  Well, look no further.  Dining in DC has put together a great list of ideas for us.  Hope you all get to enjoy a tasty margarita tonight!

Wandering DC is the story of Megan who, while wandering around, met the man she would later marry. She writes about her pregnancy.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 4th, 2011 by dcblogs

Elegant Living, Savage Death. Who Murdered Robert Wone. The blog that has long followed this case finally got an inside look at the house where Mr. Wone was murdered. The Dupont neighborhood property is for sale at $1.6 million.

Baseball writer Chris Haft pens a nice a piece about his walk to the White House to mark the death of Osama Bin Laden. Half-Baked Ideas.

Flip Flop Fiasco on the Metro. Absurd Reality.

Sign the petition: Don’t Let Solar Die in DC. (It’s the least one can do to take a stand on climate change, since Congress has completely shut down on this on issue, even as the arctic cap continues to melt away. Fight back against the deniers and lobbyists. See this disturbing chart for a sense of just where things are going.) Solar Power in DC

New Columbia Heights discusses the problems with Capital Bikeshare, namely no empty spots, no bikes.

Street Art Returning to the Area. Photo. Park View, DC.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 3rd, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

There were a plethora of tweets, blogs, and statuses about the recent capture and death of Osama Bin Laden.   A few of the blogs that caught my eye were Beyond D.C.‘s photos from the Pennsylvania Avenue celebration, Liz in Law School‘s thank you.  Always a Drunk, Never a Bride‘s yay,  The Dithering of a District Diva‘s surprise to see so many negative responses to people celebrating,  The Green Mile‘s reaction the news ticker, and Style Redux‘s echo of what is now the most famous line of this entire affair.

Alice’s Adventures Underground discusses Martin Luther King‘s most famous speech, and the profound effect it has, even now, almost 50 years later

The unconscious band name search is over! Rude Cactus dishes out a little whimsy for his readers, and a cute snap of his cute kids.

If you’re planning on taking a trek out in to the woods, you may want to stop by The Natural Capital‘s blog first and read this post about wild edibles.

Everyone I Know is Ridiculous recounts a date with a beautiful man, and how on occasion, good looks can be hazardous to your health.