You are currently browsing the DCBlogs weblog archives for October, 2011.

Archive for October, 2011

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 13th, 2011 by dcblogs

Capitol Hill Style writes about the change in her life. The post begins: Since I left the Hill three months ago, everyone, from my building’s doorman to my closest friends, has been telling me how much happier I seem.

Meet the deer family of Southeast. Congress Heights on the Rise. Photos of DC’s wildlife.

The title says it all: Note to idiots: Don’t mess with women carrying coffee! Holla Back DC

For those who watch their Web stats, Occam’s Razor looks at the data and concludes that Web statistics are untrustworthy.

Why Most People Are Furious at Bankers, In One Graph. The Angry Bureaucrat

DC Blogs Noted

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

Life in the Village writes about conversations on social media in No… I’m really not white.

Wordless (Long) Weekend is how A Girl and Her Bike tells her story in photos.

The good and bad of green is considered by Urban Turf. The Connection Between Trees, Rental Rates and Property Values.

No place is safe: Occupy Cumberland. Seriously. a girl named Sue.

The story behind NoMa-Gallaudet U. Greater Greater Washington.

If you are in search of blogging material, go to Wendy’s in Petworth. Go late. And be open to strange conversations. Ugly Red Peacoats

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 11th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

While in Denmark, The House that Lars Built decided it was high time to visit the Arken Museum. Oh, and speaking of art, My Third Eye Scratched has some paintings for sale.

Just Another Day in D.C. begins a series comparing our fair city with the City of Light and Amor, Paris. I think D.C. wins by a backed up belt way mile, myself.

Anyone who’s got the time should definitely consider registering for Light the Night, a charity event benefiting Leukemia and Lymphoma research. Pamela’s Punch has the details.

Looking into other people’s lives is always interesting. Department of Interiors show’s off pictures of Zoe de las Cases’s home to fuel inspiration for design.

Political Satire is amazing and I love it. So does Princess Sparkle Pony This week’s awesome parody is over Sally Quinn, and I “lol’ed”. For real.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 10th, 2011 by Paint It What I Tell You

Happy Columbus Day! Celebrate with a Decolonizing Dinner Party, suggests Notions Capital.

If you’re at work today, take a break and learn some new things, as Aesthetics of Everywhere did last week.

Bloom in DC explains why she doesn’t fast, but understands you may still want to.

Pick a pink, or plump, or…warty pumpkin? Bunny Cakes did.

Lunch Encounter has a nice run in with pies in Chicago.

11 DC Lessons I Learned The Hard Way.” By New to DC.

Latest adds to the DCBlogs live feed

Posted in Views on October 9th, 2011 by dcblogs

Peaceful Dog

DCology

Ugly Red Peacoats

Shopping Hungry

Capitol Scavenger

What Micky Eats

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 7th, 2011 by magnolia

I’d be remiss if I didn’t lead off with a fond DCBlogs farewell to Date Me D.C., who’s signing off as a blogging voice. Best wishes on the next chapter, even if I am really sad to see you go…

A two-part link to Stirrup Queens today: first, the powerful story of her son’s relationship with the late Steve Jobs, and then her equally moving examination of what it taught him about mourning. Must reads both.

Today’s pretty picture of food is a touch remote, but a) beautifully shot and b) from one of my favorite little hidden-gem neighborhoods in the world: Hamden, up in Baltimore. Thanks to The Pumpernickel Collection for visual evidence that our little red-headed stepcousin to the northeast has some pretty hip little nooks and crannies…

Suburban Sweetheart confronts one of the quintessential struggles of young adulthood, one that’s all the more acute here in DC, where everyone you meet does something amazing: the quest to be more interesting.

Though I don’t understand the attraction to Friendly’s, I do completely identify with the feeling of loss that New England-raised folks express after hearing that their childhood hangout has filed for bankruptcy. Count Eating Around DC as part of that crew. (But seriously – what on earth is a Fribble?)

And to take us out this week, a combination toast/PSA. A toast to a divine-sounding Cabernet Sauvignon reviewed by A Glass After Work, and a PSA because it’s kosher for the Jewish High Holy Days. To those observing, have a blessed Yom Kippur. For everyone else, have a great weekend!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 6th, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

Did you miss crafty bastards this weekend?  Miss A’s Morgan Jordan has a full recap.

I think most females have experienced the pleasure of a man yell out inappropriate comments to us while we are simply walking down the street.  The 42 Bus writes about how that needs to stop.  I completely agree and thank him for the message!

Not What I Ordered talks about how it felt when a friend told her that the problem with her dating is that she needs to “just pick better men.”  Ohhh, it is that simple?  Not really.  She sums up things pretty well when she says, “the fact is that I have met really great guys and I have met huge assholes. That’s kind of how it works in dating.”

Broads of the Beltway share their first experience with the metro and make some suggestions for improving our DC transit system.  Don’t hold your breath, ladies and gents.  But the story they tell is one I am sure we can all relate.

Peace Love Nicole forgot her cell phone at home yesterday and realized how much she has come to rely on technology.  But it also got her thinking about the simpler days.  A great post if you want to take a little walk down memory lane.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 5th, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

Three reasons I am including this post from the DC Beer blog:

  1. They’re writing about Glarus, which is almost certainly among the best beers you’ve never heard of
  2. They’re writing about Meridian Pint which is an absolute gem of a restaurant/beer palace that ought to get more pub than it does
  3. DC Beer is a leading authority on beer in this area (online, offline, whatever, they know their brew)

Photo of the Day: the Whitehouse’s symbolic tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month… Go Team Pink! Thanks, French Twist, for the shot.

Photo of the Day #2: Team Wet Dog goes old school on DC Irony.

DC Blogs contributing editors actively try to avoid overtly partisan blog inclusions… exceptionally well written or well argued posts are occasional exceptions. The Republic of T’s post explaining why Mitt Romney is a Tool qualifies under both exceptions.

Even though she is no longer in the DMV, the delightfully profane irreverence of Awkward Sex and the City still merits entry on this list with the Top Ten Things that **** Her Off… not for the easily offended or thin of skin.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 4th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

I’ve been a fan of Hunter S. Thompson for some time now, but Team Wet Dog just made my day with the news that The Rum Diary is being made into a film, opening October 28th.

Rain, Rain go away. Both Rude Cactus and I are just sick of the dreary weather lately.

Job Hunting has become more like big game hunting. It’s tricky, and it rarely yields as good of a result as you’d hoped. Southern Girl in the City penned a post about her own experience, and reminds readers that they are not alone in their quest for employment.

All the World is a Stage, or at least, it was for Year of Giving for a few hours when he stepped in to fill a role in a play at the last minute, and had a good time doing it.

October is Breast Cancer awareness month, a cause that is near and dear to my heart. All ready, bloggers are reaching across the internet to help raise awareness and money for the cause. Some of my favorite posts this week include a month long fund raiser, “Pink Hair for Hope” with details brought to us by Beauty Confidential, and a guest post written by Dr. Elaine Schattner for Flashfree, and includes medical information about breast cancer screening.

The Facebook. You know it, you use it. You probably spend more time with Facebook than anything else. It’s become part of our routine. Get up, Shower, Check the notifications. Social Butterfly examines the pros and cons of being constantly connected.

Last, but never least, Bitchin’ Kitchen concocts an odd (interesting) sounding dessert for readers.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 3rd, 2011 by Paint It What I Tell You

Feast After Famine takes a Saturday morning bike ride that is cold, kind of soul-crushing, and delightful?

A new tradition of apple picking begins for Just Another Day in DC.

Bocce Balls are for drinking…didn’t you know? The Hip Flask explains.

Fall is here…so naturally, Mango & Tomato teaches you how to cook a spaghetti squash.

And finally, though this is not a DC Blog post, I think it’s time to remind everyone that It’s Decorative Gourd Season…! Via Mcsweeneys.
(Note: though there are no pictures, this is most definitely NSFW…especially for reading outloud.)