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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 29th, 2011 by magnolia

Ever wondered what it’s like to have lunch with a presidential candidate? PunditMom had Tea Party cookies with Michele Bachmann and tells us all about it.

I’m THRILLED to see football return, without a single game missed. I can’t wait to see my beloved Saints in action. But for an unorthodox perspective on the hometown boys, here’s the inimitable Listen to Leon.

Thanks, Blarney Crone, for giving me a slack-tastic new exercise move: dancing in bed. (And no, it’s not what it sounds like. Minds out of the gutter, people!)

MAN, I wish it wasn’t too hot to bake at my house right now! Pretty pictures of cherry-ginger cobbler, courtesy of Concrete Jungle DC. Add a little vanilla ice cream… mmm…

Dancing is one of the few exceptions to my usual rule of a complete lack of grace. But it’s not for everyone. Always a Drunk, Never a Bridetells us that, “simply put, her hips lie.”

Children: they stir up some serious passions, especially when it comes to combining them with adults in public. From Stirrup Queens, a debate: should businesses flat-out ban kids?

And finally, here’s a nice visual respite from a hot, sticky DC summer: Mount Everest, as pictured from a plane, thanks to Go Backpacking. Have a great weekend full of cool thoughts!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 27th, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

I wasn’t trying to make this a Ladies-Only version of DC Blogs Noted… it just kinda worked out that way.

-the fooler initiative- has broken her silence and deals with a situation that is too familiar to many – the family loves The Ex.

What Lemmonex calls fluff, this contributing editor calls a pithy gathering of things she Loves and Lusts in her world.

When a “sex kitten” deals with the heat wave, you know that the mercury isn’t the only thing rising in Suicide Blonde‘s world.

The blogger behind Midnight Train to DC contemplates whether turning 30 is a Milestone or Millstone and reflects on her life at that time as she has several friends who are knock, knock, knocking on 30’s door.

When the cotton is high and you need a new summer drink, Shoes & Cocktails has you covered with a recipe for Mango Margaritas.

The once and future DC blogger of Life Goes On, I Think writes compellingly of the common problem of a blogger losing her motivation/inspiration/inclination to post.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 26th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

The Digital Era is in full swing, and Walking in Heels has some tips and tricks to save your eyes a little strain as we spend more and more time on the computer.

It seems like every movie that comes out lately is in 3-D. All except for one, and Mean Louise wants to know why this particular film will not be jumping off the screen.

As an Ocean City native, I’m always interested in posts about my hometown. Juxtaexposed took a trip to the beach this weekend, and her post made me homesick. Her pictures were the icing on the cake.

I am a huge Katy Perry fan, and The Soft Lounge ‘s entry about her latest single, Last Friday Night had me giggling. If you’re a Perry fan, take a moment to watch the video, and play the Katy Perry Role Playing Game.

This week in recipes, Keep It Simple Foods has a recipe for Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes that sounds just out of this world, complete with pictures that had me very close to taking a bite out of my laptop.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Can DC’s economy — the economy located here, in the District and not over/under the river — expand beyond a government-related world? A post in the Housing Complex looks at version 2.0 of DC’s Silicon Valley effort.

Columbia Heigths is more progressive than Mount Pleasant thanks to bicycle parking on the street. What’s more progressive than Columbia Heights? gwadzilla

The mystery of the soap. Finding Blanche

What Your Frozen Treat Says About You. Personality types are revealed by kissing and other disaster.

Ms. Social Secretary visits U Street’s Lost Society and returns with photos.

DC Called One of the Top “Booziest States In America,” reports DCist.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 22nd, 2011 by magnolia

Ooh, man. There is nothing like tomatoes when it’s as ungodly hot as it is outside right now. Pretty pictures of refreshing food, courtesy of Fifthfloorkitchen’s Blog.

Few things stir up controversy around here like urban planning. There’s a to-do brewing in Adams Morgan, as detailed by Greater Greater Washington.

Mistopia advertises itself as “a collection of interesting stories.” This time, they really deliver a good one. I give you The Playbook.

So many of us depend on public transit, and in weather like this, that can be an experiment in terror the likes of which it’s best not to contemplate for too long. So here’s a big dose of “if we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane”: ways to stay cool on the Metro, thanks to the B(ridge) and T(unnel) Crowd.

And finally, to take us out, some images from a hike. If it’s so hot outside that we can’t actually go outside, we can live vicariously through sprite writes. Be safe, stay cool, and drink water this weekend!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 21st, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

It has been a long, hot week.  And it is not going to cool off any time soon.  Check out the following two summer recipes.  First is Mango and Tomato‘s recipe for chilled beet soup.  Pair that withI Flip for Food‘s avocado, corn, and romaine salad topped with a chipotle lime dressing, and you have got yourself one healthy and refreshing summer dinner.    All you need now is wine…or sangria…or margaritas…take your pick.

Dating, DC wishes that things were simpler in the dating world.  Trust me, sister, all of us single ladies can relate.

Chic Cottage Charm and her husband bought their Arlington home earlier this year and started a blog to document and share the renovations.  Last week, the renovations were completed!  Check out the final product, and from everyone at DC Blogs, congratulations!

Bachelorsaurus Wrex is about a fictional character, Andrew Ryan and his adventures in and around DC.  You probably won’t like Andrew Ryan (he is a bit of a womanizer, to put it mildly), but you will find his stories entertaining.  And from the sounds of his latest post, the guy behind the blog can cook.  And knows his wine.  Always good things.

Finally, does DC Urban Dad have his work cut out for him, because his little girl already knows exactly what to say to get what she wants.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 20th, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

As one who was a Twitter skeptic for far longer than it was fashionable, this contributing editor has sufficiently eschewed that belief to have found great humor in Love, Elizabethany’s compilation of the funniest tweets  with the #whitepeoplehobbies, #blackpeoplehobbies hashtags.

The GLAA Forum blog calls out LGBT activist Dan Choi for “his histrionics… refusal to give due credit” and his seeming belief “that anything short of [LGBT equality] perfection requires blanket condemnation.”

With virtually all of the culinary oxygen in the room being used to discuss the upcoming DC Restaurant Week, DC Beer Week is getting very little notice. The DC Beer Blog is one-stop shopping for information about the week long Brewing Bacchanalia.

If you have the courage to begin a blog post with “As a victim of rape, I am intimately acquainted with the difficulties women face when confronted with the decision to report the violation,” it will merit inclusion in this space. The Nahmias Cipher Report writes “Russian Roulette of Rape.”

Who among us isn’t a sucker for a good blogger & blogger Love Story… or at least the start of one? A Single Girl Doing Single Things had a great first date.

Peace | Love | Nicole had me at documentary about Tribe Called Quest – arguably the greatest hip-hop group in the history of the genre.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 19th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

I think it makes everyone feel a little bit better to know that even some of the most famously fashionable people on the planet make blunders occasionally, even those with a royal wardrobe. Sassy Marmalade has the details.

This post by Princess Sparkle Pony had me rolling on the ground laughing. It’s just so silly. The title says it all: Rupert Murdoch Hand Turkeys.

If you’ve been paying attention for the last week or so, you know about the great Netflix Debacle. D.C. Universe pokes fun at those who refuse to take this price hike sitting down.

While on the subject of Movies, Comic Books Geeks and Movie go-ers alike have finally been given access to the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. Diatribes by Joah shares it with his readers.

If you’re looking for something to do this Friday, why not check out a production of Sweeney Todd? Wolf Trap‘s inside scoop on the gory thriller musical as it comes to the NoVa area.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 18th, 2011 by Paint It What I Tell You

DCist thinks they’ve found the best chocolate chip cookie in the city at…

Washington DC is one of only two “states” with official cocktails. Our is the “Rickey,” which I can say is delicious having sampled one last week at Poste. Capitol Hill Style provides a recipe.

Last week DC’s most expensive house sold to the tune of 22 million dollars, according to Urban Turf.

Nutgraf has her official review of children’s television programming in a handy guide-format, so that you can hopefully choose the least irritating/mind poisoning show to babysit your children.

Twitter! Facebook! Social Media! A Single Girl frustratedly asks, “how do you date in 2011?”

How do you feed a vegan for a sporting event viewing party? Just like Two Foodie Brothers did (hint: it involves going to Sticky Fingers).

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Posted in Views on July 17th, 2011 by dcblogs

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