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DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 15th, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

Need a pick me up to get you through to Thirsty Thursday happy hour tonight?  Just take a look at these adorable photos by C+C Marriage Factory and you will be grinning ear to ear from the adorableness.  At least I did.

So Good asks an interesting question: Rosemary or Cilantro?  It is not a hard choice for me because I really dislike cilantro…but I have a feeling it would be tough for a lot of other people.  What one would you give up forever?

And That’s Why You’re Single shares her blunt advice to both single men and women in DC and candidly urges everyone to expect more in the people they choose to date.  Speaking of expecting more, Not Enough Tequila in the World explores the different warning signs that a relationship may be ending.

Finally, kudos to all of us, and thanks to DC Condo Boutique for pointing it out, that we live in the second healthiest city in the nation!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 13th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

On September 11th, 2001, I was sitting in my A.P. U.S. History Class during my junior year of high school. I remember how whatever superficial thoughts I had been thinking before the principle quietly poked her head into the room and pulled my teacher out into the hallway disappeared when he reentered a few moments later, his expression somber. I remember girls gasping, and some crying as we watched the footage on the news. I remember that nothing was the same after that day.

Sunday, ten years later, our nation remembered, and while yesterday’s round up honored that, there were hundreds of blogs written about the anniversary over the weekend. Cellar Blog writes about the famous “Falling Man” photograph from the 9/11 attacks, Sallying reposts a blog originally written just after the attacks, Sassy Marmalade recounts her own personal experience in D.C., and Life as List shares a picture of the 9/11 Memorial in Bryant Park.

So many bloggers honored the fallen, and those who ran towards the ash and flames while others ran away, and while I would love to include every single one of these touching blogs, that’s not possible. Though what happened was a horrible tragedy that will forever mark our memories, the one glimmer shining through the smoke is that it brought a nation together, and reminded us all what a sense of pride and passion we have for our country and our freedom.

On the lighter side of the blogging world, Free in D.C. has details on Wednesday’s “Kostume Karaoke”.

Wild and Crazy Pearl is in the kitchen, making a delicious Kale, Feta and Cranberry dish, and sharing the recipe with readers.

Speaking of Food, Go Backpacking has a picture that will make your mouth water, and possibly step on the next plane to France.

Urban Turf has new listings for those looking to make a move.

Last but not least, Lemon Gloria had me laughing with her “mean, angry little spoon.”

DC Blogs Noted — 9/11 edition

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 12th, 2011 by Paint It What I Tell You

Yesterday was the 10th Anniversary of September 11th, 2001. Obviously, this brings up many strong emotions and memories, and it beckons passionate and powerful commentary from people all over our nation and beyond. Here are just a few DC Blogs posts from the weekend, all of which touch on the impact that that day ten years ago has had on our last ten years.

“I can’t think of many times — of personal or national importance — where I could tell you not only what I was doing, but what other people were doing too in the minutes leading up to the event.” — Stirrup Queens Read the full post here.

“I care where these guys were, not where you were.” — Snarkshelf Read the full post here.

“…today, I made the decision to stop listening to fear-mongering media outlets and simply be thankful that it’s a nice day out.” — Laura E. Donovan Read the full post here.

“Whose heart hasn’t stuttered a bit at a plane flying low? Who hasn’t edged away from a backpack slumped on a bench, ownerless?” — Hilarity in Shoes Read the full post here.

“All right, our fears have not been without reason. Our preoccupation has not been without cause. But somewhere in the midst of all the anxiety, the individual rights that defined the American state became a pariah that dared not show its face.” — The Restless Chronicles Read the full post here.

French Twist DC photographs and describes the Pentagon 911 Memorial.

Life as List features a picture of Bryant Park’s 9-11 Tribute.

One Photograph a Day captures Ground Zero looking healthy, busy, and hopeful.

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DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 9th, 2011 by magnolia

There’s been entirely too much rain this week. I mean, just too much. I hope all of y’all are safe out there and intact in body and property. To kick things off, I just wanted to find the silver lining. And here it is: Ode Street Tribune found some really pretty flowers in Rosslyn.

Pretty pictures of amazingly hearty-looking pasta, fall-style, from I Flip for Food.

In the spirit of President Obama’s speech last night, The DC Universe has some unconventional ideas for getting Americans back to work, Vegas-style.

Weeks like this, with horrific weather, are rough on the car-free commuters of the world (yours truly included). Here’s some inspiration to keep slogging – splashing? – through, thanks to Candy Sandwich.

I know my Gulf Coast is showing here, but it fits. To paraphrase esteemed New Orleanians and party band extraordinaire Cowboy Mouth, Wade Chi’s Hurricane Irene party got out of control. (And if you’ve never heard “Hurricane Party,” go find that song. It’ll make you smile.)

And with that, let’s all go out and stare this rain down with a brave face. Just do me a favor? If your windshield looks like this entry from One Photograph A Day, I don’t care how beautiful it looks – hit the wipers. Be safe, friends…

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 8th, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

As our country approaches the 10th anniversary of September 11th, Samantha on Style shares what she was doing ten years ago, as well as reflects on how even the New York fashion industry stood tall the days and weeks following that awful day.

And speaking of fashion, ReadysetDC and Pamela’s Punch both tell us all the “it” places to be tonight for Georgetown’s Fashion Night Out.

So Good shares the latest craze at the Texas State Fair: fried bubble gum.  I don’t know if this is really cool or really disturbing.  Looking for something fried but a little less intense? FlipForFood shares her fried banana dumplings recipe.

Meeting Girls on Metro writes a funny (although a bit long) poem about facebook stalking. Lets be honest here— we have all done it.

Finally, lets welcome back Karaoke Queen, a former blogger who is starting fresh with a new blog.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 6th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

Yesterday was Labor Day, and Mirth, Musings, & More shared a tongue and cheek editorial cartoon that provides a commentary on the state of affairs.

I Flip For Food is working on a recipe for “chilled almond soup“, which sounds like an amazing late summer dish.

Speaking of food, and other things, Juxtaexposed goes into detail about what sounds like one fabulous celebration.

DC Princess has a useful PSA for the friends that I like to call “The Eat and Runners”. I suggest those of you who like to call an early night to group diners and drinks read up.

Whip My Assets spent ten days in the hospital recently for surgery, and while that doesn’t sound like the least bit of fun, but it did help her kick some bad habits.

Last but not least, pets are important to us, and if you’re a pet owner, the loss of a pet can be devastating. Que Sera, Sarah has recently lost her cat, Smoky. As she discusses how life has changed and how much she misses her pet, her friend, my heart goes out to her.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 2nd, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

September is here. It’s considered by many as the unofficial start of fall. Shannon Sez So asks her readers a series of questions to help them reflect on their summers and what they hope fall will bring.

I was raised in a house where we were required to write thank you notes.  For everything. So, Katelin Taylor‘s recent post about the importance of writing thank you notes struck a cord with me.  And her post goes one step further and gives pointers on how to pick out thank you cards and how to write the perfect thank you card.  And speaking of communicating, Phnx65 rants about texting and emailing instead of returning phone calls.

Need some motivation to put on your sneakers and head out for a run? Check out Not A Runner‘s latest post for a reminder about why we run. One of the best and most inspiring blog posts I have read in a long time.

Finally, Malnurtured Snay tells an amusing story about a shoe mix-up. Happy Friday!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 1st, 2011 by magnolia

This post from Scary Mommy combines two of my favorite things: righteous indignation over stupid things people say to children, and raging sarcasm to address these stupid things.

I often say that blog posts that I read about parenting make me question the value of the enterprise. This missive from the hectic life of Sarah and the Goon Squad don’t do much to disabuse me of the feeling. But I do agree about the sour cream thing…

PSA time: no matter how bad or not-bad your particular experience with Irene was, the Metro DC Lawn and Garden Blog reminds us that “what goes in the ground, comes around.”

I can’t add anything to this flash – sorry – of brilliance from Not Enough Tequila in the World.

Now THIS is a good way to deal with unwanted mail. Thanks for the heads-up, Velvet in Dupont.

And finally, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t bring you pretty pictures of food. Roasted tomatoes with feta and chickpeas? OK, I am definitely doing this. Thanks, Mango & Tomato!