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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 28th, 2011 by magnolia

A trip to Costco has some unexpected – and highly annoying – side effects, as recounted at Sarah and the Goon Squad.

Anyone doing NaNoWriMo [National Novel Writing Month, for the pseudo-acronymically challenged like me] this year? Here are some preparation tips from The Edited Life. Get those pencils ready; November 1 is just around the corner…

In that same author-ish vein, The Republic of T decides that he is not going to write today. Read on and see if you feel the same way.

Dating in Dresses just made me laugh out loud with this discussion of love of a slightly less discussed, but all too common, sort.

What do a one of the most important sages in the Jainist faith, a young boy and a whole bunch of underpants have in common? One very interesting offering, courtesy of Lemon Gloria.

Pretty pictures of autumnal food! A Nesting Experience brings us pumpkin coconut bread.

And to take us out on this festive Halloween weekend, that most DC of traditions, the Drag Race. Pictures from Peace Love Nicole. Have a fantastic and safe weekend out there – if you celebrate, do so wisely!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 26th, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

Some public dust-ups deserve even more publicity, Lemmonex‘s squabble with Bolt Bus is one such occasion.

It was not immediately clear to this contributing editor if Freestyle Literature‘s latest post was fiction or non. What was evident was that the tale of love gone tragic/hateful/vindictive compels and commands attention.

An introduction from Hilarity in Shoes that deserves no augment:

In honor of Halloween, here are some things I’m afraid of.  Stupid things–for information on the things I’m really afraid of, such as dying alone and childless and being eaten by cats after not having an orgasm for decades, see every other post on this blog.

The Edited Life reminds us all about the power and reckless optimism of humility.

Maybe this contributing editor is still being a bit wistful about a break-up, but Wife & Mommy‘s reflections on an old parting seem particularly poignant.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 25th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

Musings From Me has two daughters with Facebook Pages, and takes a smart approach to online networking for teens. Sharing the tips with readers, she outlines the steps taken to keep her “tweens” safe.

We all have heard the buzz of the “evils” of high fructose corn syrup. Have you been keeping up on it, though?So Good has their ear to the ground on the latest news about HFCS and it’s latest metamorphosis.

Creepy things, The Jersey Shore House, and Celebrity Tweets… these are a few of my favorite things… From the internet. It doesn’t quite fit the song, but it’s a good read, none the less. Love, Elizabethany rounds up some of her favorite internet procrastination links for the week.

Fall is coming, and there’s no better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than with pizza and beer. DC Beer is sharing information about where to get rare craft ciders and delicious pizza.

Speaking of Fall-themed-foods, Keep it Simple Foods is sharing a recipe for Sweet Potato Skillet Hash that sounds delicious.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 24th, 2011 by dcblogs

Ah, $20K to move out of a rent controlled building, writes Lemmonex

When in love, Lagniappe wants to know what’s that middle ground, that thin slice of balance? How do I get there?

Pull Up Your #%&^@ Pants: Undefeated Edition. With camera, pictures from the Caps game. Red Nose. And The Caps Are the Last Undefeated in NHL: Caps 7 / Red Wings 1. On Frozen Blog.

Illegal dumping in Congress Heights. The latest: Abandoned boat. Congress Heights on the Rise

Borderstan has photos of Occupy DC’s demonstration at Wells Fargo in Logan Circle.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 21st, 2011 by magnolia

Pretty pictures of food that will warm the heart of any Southern kid: fresh peach cake courtesy of The Nesting Experience.

Though I have exactly zero German ancestry in any conceivable way, this little Irish girl can definitely appreciate a holiday so closely tied to drinking. Pretzels in honor of Oktoberfest, thanks to Vagabond Table.

In law school, you read a lot of decisions written by Supreme Court Justice Antonin “Nino” Scalia. I never had much use for what he said, but this time, I actually agree. Read the Justice’s opinion on something seriously important, courtesy of Not Enough Tequila in the World: pizza.

Great food. Great sights. And a fantastic drunk-people-on-a-train story. Where else but New York? Adventures in the Big Apple with Peace Love Nicole.

Bonus pretty pictures of food! On a cool October weekend, I can’t think of a better way to spend a beautiful fall weekend than watching as many hours of football as humanly possible and baking something ridiculous and decadent. Enter pumpkin cinnamon rolls from Keep It Simple Foods.

Usually I find something lighthearted and fun to take us out on a weekend. But this time, I’m taking us out with a form of PSA. It’s a simple message Looking2Live sends us: be grateful and appreciate the ones you love, because you never know what’s waiting around the corner. Daisies forever, indeed. Have a great, fulfilling weekend, and tell someone you love what they mean to you. Take care.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 20th, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

Sassy Marmalade has decided to take a (hopefully brief) hiatus from blogging, but has a guest blogger, Thirsty Ivy, filling in.  Thirsty’s first post is witty, clever, and leaves the reader wanting to come back for more!

Are you a biker?  Then check out Bicycle Spokesman‘s latest post which explains the details of a pro-biking bill just passed by Congress.

Are you on a budget?  Cooking at home a lot?  Thrifty DC Cook offers some great (and inexpensive) recipes.  Her latest post discusses cooking with black truffle salt.  Sounds delicious!

Thinking about enjoying the fall foliage and heading out to a Virginia winery?  You best read Cellar Blogfirst which includes harvest reports from two area wineries.

And, finally, speaking of fall, check out Bunny Cakes for some ideas on Halloween decorating and baking.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 19th, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

Brief Editorial Aside: while going through the the DC Blogs live feed to compile this edition of DC Blogs Noted, I was struck by the number of once-DC based blogs in the list. In some ways, that speaks to the transient and by (my) definition more vibrant nature of this great city. Kudos to you, all of you bloggers who passed through this stamp of Paris on the Potomac. Our world is still richer for your presence, however fleeting.

From the Congratulations Desk at DC Blogs:

Best Wishes to Lemon Gloria who, in predictably hilarious fashion, writes about being pregnant again at an age north of 40.

Congratulations to Midnight Train to DC on her recent nuptials.

…and an incredibly hearty congratulations to She Who Has Why on surviving lymphoma.

The Cutter Rambles details the perils of buying a new car (and laments the family necessitated loss of his convertible.)

In an attempt to offer a way out of the intractable morass that is the NBA lockout, the Truth About It takes players (and to a lesser degree) owners to task regarding their difficulty in splitting a multi-billion dollar pie.

Photo-of-the-Day: Kayaking on the Potomac from Unpopped Collar

General Shout-Out to kissing and other disasters a rather entertaining dating blog of which this contributing editor just took notice.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 18th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

Finances are on everyone’s mind these days, and the folks here in our nation’s capital are no different. Moneywise Moms has information on free Kiddy Arts and Crafts, just in time for Halloween, and Girls Just Wanna Have Funds has some mega money saving tips for folks in all sorts of situations.

Learning about other bloggers is one of my favorite things. I get to be weird and creepy without actually being weird and creepy. This “Meet Me on Monday” questionnaire/myspace-reminiscent-survey, with answers provided by The Unpopular Girl in Womanhood allows me to do just that.

“Slice of Life” posts are also really interesting to me because, as mentioned, I’m fascinated by other people. Even a quick post like this entry from Foodie Tots about peanuts, is still cute… I’d even go so far as to pun with “good enough to eat.”

Undeniably, parenting is tough. I love how some of our DC Bloggers tackle the hurdles their kids set up for them each day. GroggyLand is talking about “the birds and the bees”, but the real gem of the entry is a link to a video about another parent’s experience with “the talk”.

If you can handle a little (or a lot) of harsh language, Super Nova Bride‘s rant about all the inconsiderate people weddings thrust into our lives might make you giggle… or maybe it was just that line about hay balers that set me off.

Last, but never least, Clarendon Nights is providing music lovers with info about Night Life in October.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 17th, 2011 by Paint It What I Tell You

Pandahead remembers a young adulthood filled with few responsibilities, lots of Wayne’s World, and hours upon hours of “black situational comedies.”

007 in Africa has an unusually moving trip to the dentist. Not for the faint of heart.

A lot of awesome recipes – with pictures! – from A Little Nosh. You may recognize some other DC Blogs frequent posters here, too!

Last week’s GW Truck-A-Palooza was a semi-success for Adventures of the Cookie Girl. Grilled cheese, kabobs, and just about anything else you’d ever want lined up for the taking.

Scary Mommy lovingly talks about the differences between sharing a dessert as a new couple and sharing a dessert as a married pair.

It’s a Miracle on 14th Street! PULP to stay open! via Borderstan

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 14th, 2011 by magnolia

PSA time, after a fashion (gaah, pardon the pun): Capitol Hill Style addresses the very press ion issue of fun grown-up Halloween costumes for women that aren’t… excessively provocative, we’ll say.

Pretty pictures of small plates of very fancy food, courtesy of Business, Casual.

You know those Cosmo articles that give you lists of things to psychoanalyze about men? I much prefer this version, with ten rather hilarious things not to ask your man, over at Parenting by Dummies.

Virginia, where I live and am barred as an attorney, has a strange reputation in the metro area. But one thing the Commonwealth does better than nearly anywhere else I’ve seen is fall foliage. Here, for your autumnal enjoyment, is some gorgeous Virginia Creeper, courtesy of A DC Birding Blog.

And just because I like y’all, and I want you to be happy, I’m brining you a post full of beautiful words and pictures from The Gold Puppy. No reason – it’s just pretty. Have a lovely weekend!