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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 16th, 2011 by dcblogs

One man’s trash is another man’s eBay, at least for a while. The DC Universe.

No Limit, Just a Line writes: I’ve come to love the Washington, DC flag.

I think I have a crush on my fellow bloggers is what kissing and other disasters writes after meeting some her fellow dating bloggers.

They sold their home in Petworth this week. In Search Of

Is the housing market experiencing exogeneous change? Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space.

Plan B, C, D writes about her job search and unemployment.

A detailed look at Komi Restaurant by Lick My Spoon. Our reviewer writes: There is no printed menu at Komi, and photos of the food are not allowed (to maintain the element of surprise for future diners). After I got over the distress of not being able to take pictures of my food, it was all quite liberating.

Five Must Haves For Setting Up A Basement Bar. District Limerick

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 15th, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

If you’re in a car, hitting a bicyclist for fun is a dangerous and felonious display of asshattery. If the rider of that bicycle happens to be a DC Police Officer, then you’ll probably get caught too. Girl on a Bicycle shares the full and shocking details of this story. (Hat Tip to Lemmonex whose tweet alerted me to this story.)

Warning: this next post contains graphic sexual content that is better described as eroticly themed prose. Not So Linear writes about sexual power and relationship dynamics.

One of the writers at Where the Girls Go wonders if she “accidentally [wandered] into a queer orgy.” No warning required, the sexual content is rather mild.

Tuesday was Flag Day and many Washingtonians who have DC Flag tattoos chose to use this occasion to gather in Dupont Circle to highlight the stultifying lack of congressional representation for DC residents. Snarkinfested has some great pictures of the event.

What if there really was a store where one could buy “Big Girl/Big Boy Pants?” Redhead Writing Ranting contemplates the question and hilariously theorizes about the other things they might sell. (Hat Tip to DC Blogs Contributing Editor Live It, Love It for hipping me to this one.)

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 14th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

What She Has has been traveling, and in doing so, has acquired some pretty pictures for those of us who never leave D.C. to gaze upon and truly understand the concept of “Wanderlust“.

Ahh, family. Everyone I know Is Ridculous reminds us all that no matter how bad we think our relatives our, there’s always someone else who has a weirder family.

Pizza Deliciouso! Eat More, Drink More reviews a recent expedition to Pizzeria Da Marco, with wit and humor, as well as kind words about the eatery.

You know that formerly favorite TV show that we just can’t stand to watch anymore? It’s terrible, they had such a good thing going, and then they up and changed it. Dealing in Subterfuges breaks down exactly when, why, and how her favorite TV show lost her.

It’s something you don’t hear too often in the “Dating Blogger Circle” these days: It’s the story about someone who is waiting for marriage to have sex, and the struggle she faces trying to find a man who shares her religious views. While you might not have the same views as The Dithering of a District Diva, one can probably commiserate with just how tough dating can be.

The District Chocoholic has the skinny on how you can help out The Jimmy Fund, and get some delicious treats as well. Everyone wins when there are baked goods to be had, right?

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 13th, 2011 by Paint It What I Tell You

The closest thing you’ll see to a Weiner in this round-up is Keep It Simple FoodsSpicy Black Bean Burger recipe. Looks delicious!

Thought little kids couldn’t compose anatomically correct drawings? Big Piece of Cake‘s kid can. (Ok. That’s sort of a Weiner, but that’s all. I promise.)

Help a cyclist (A Girl And Her Bike) out, will you?

Dealing in Subterfuges says “See Ya!” to Top Chef Masters.

DCist has some tips regarding the new DC Metro Map design.

If you haven’t seen the new Sam Gilliam mural at the Takoma Metro Station, it’s lovely and completely worth the trip. Metro-Venture gives a little bit of background and has some photos of both the artwork and dedication. I personally feel lucky to have this vibrant piece of art ten seconds outside of my front door: it’s a very cool thing for this part of the city, and I hope you can find the time to visit it!

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 9th, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

Facebook, twitter, etc. are now a part of everyday life.  The Urban Dater talks about how social media also plays into dating life.

Not A Lucky Girl has spent four summers in the DC heat. This summer she wants to appreciate more than the AC and has set out a list of 16 things to accomplish over the summer.   Check out her latest post for some good ideas.

Dancing Thru DC has had a rough week.  Not only did she run into the ex but he was with a new girl.  I think this is every girl’s worst nightmare.  She used her blog this week to work out her feelings on the run-in, as well as the ending of the relationship.  I think anyone who has gone through a major break-up can relate, and her writing is some of the best I have read in a while.

Capital Style by Emily Kate Hargrove recommends vibrant, funky, graphic prints for the summer.  Take a look at her outfit suggestions for some great summer fashion ideas.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 8th, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

Two former fair-haired golden boys of the south are in trouble with the law. Lance Armstrong faces questions regarding performance enhancing drugs, while John Edwards has been indicted on charges of campaign finance irregularities. The Bicycle Spokesman blog imagines a conversation between the two as future cellmates.

The Hip Flask contemplates the ramifications of getting older as measured by the changes in his tastes in booze.

As the job market is still in a very precarious state (if you’re the job seeker), blog posts from hiring experts are always welcome by some readers. Pithypants gives some tips on avoiding a preemptive trashing of one’s resume.

This spring has visited an unprecedented frequency of disasters upon our country – floods, tornadoes, wild fires, etc. – and our collective generosity speaks well to the truest measures of our national character. However, not all help is equal (or even wanted); the Red Cross blog has a guide for “How to Help (and not hurt) When You Donate or Volunteer.”

25 Strange/Interesting/Sexual/Embarrassing/Misc. Looks the author of Awkward Sex and the City has received.

The Snarkshelf blog truly embodies the spirit of its name with several (fictional) letters to Congressman Anthony Weiner from past and present relationships.

…speaking of the Weiner episode, Always a Drunk, Never a Bride presented an engaging account of her reaction to the whole sordid affair.

Where the Girls Go offers a “Queer Woman’s Guide to Capitol Pride.”

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 7th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

It really feels as if summer is (finally) here, and Make Lemons kicked the season off with a trip to Dogfish Head Alehouse, and pens an entry that will leave you hungry (and thirsty) for more…

Calling all dog lovers! Pamela’s Punch has the details for Paws at the Park, an event for you and your pooch, happening this Wednesday

There’s nothing more amazing than the moment of clarity, when you realize that you’re living your dream. Some people never accomplish it, but 2011: A Year of Authenticity discusses her path, and how she knew what she wanted to do with her life, and who she wanted to be.

Not that we need to hear any more bad news about the economy, AverageBro ponders the recent ups and downs of the job market, and poses a few questions to his readers about what we think our commander-in-chief should do to create more jobs.

Blame Mark Zuckerberg! One of the bloggers at Scary Mommy turns to her significant other to help her cut ties with someone who just doesn’t understand there’s a fine line between keeping up with friends and internet stalking people you weren’t friends with from the get-go.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 6th, 2011 by Paint It What I Tell You

Snarkshelf review a movie that isn’t The Hangover, but rather, Midnight in Paris.

If you have more than 150 friends on Facebook, you’d better consider trimming your roster. From NPR (not a DC blog, but trust me, worth the read/listen).

Go Backpacking has a photo of one of the world’s strangest urinals. And in unrelated news, The District Chocoholic reviews a plethora of chocolate covered nuts.

Running With Blue Sponge has a list of 10 summer shows to add to your must-watch list.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 3rd, 2011 by magnolia

The Luckiest asks a simple question to this very political town: where are all the crushworthy candidates?

Another seasonal weather change has hit DC like a ton of bricks. I know I wasn’t ready to break out the summer clothes just yet. Where the Girls Go discusses the sartorial dilemma that is the onset of our sticky, humid DC summer.

Happy National Doughnut Day! Here’s a list, courtesy of Beltway Bargain Mom, of all the places giving away free things as a result. I don’t know about y’all, but a free Krispy Kreme sounds just about perfect to me.

When it’s as all-fired hot as it has been this week, I crave salads for dinner. I can’t be the only one, right? So in that vein, here’s this week’s batch of pretty pictures of food, veggie-style, from The Carnivore and the Vegetarian.

Biscuits and Gravy muses on a few small, everyday fears. Great. Now I’m going to be extra paranoid about dropping my keys down a drain.

To take us out today: for those of us who wish we could have another three-day weekend, some beautiful vacation photos from Blue Plate Special. Blueberries and lakeside sunsets? Yes, please. Have a great weekend!

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 1st, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

When your engagement announcement goes viral before you get to tell your friends… the relatively new blogger behind Living a DC Life tells the story. Best wishes from the DC Blogs family.

…speaking of weddings, United with Love, the blog of a local wedding planner, gives 5 Reasons Not to Hire a Wedding Planner.

The Life with Pho blog has created a “Quarterlife Crisis” series that is written by and/or for the 25ish population. The latest installment is particularly timely with newly minted college grads pouring into our city… if not the workforce.

If it seems like every time you click your way to the Greater Greater Washington blog that they’re offering some insightful analysis or a why-didn’t-I-think-of-that solution, it’s probably because they are. Their latest, a Metro Tourist Simplification suggestion, is no exception.

Racial Apathy, as the Sociology in my Neighborhood blog describes it, is the result of the “belief that housing markets and society more generally no longer discriminate racially is actually a new form of racial prejudice, a color-blind racism.” It is a well sourced, compelling and fascinating argument.