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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 30th, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

Somehow, someway Lemon Gloria plumbs the confluence of Target, Justin Beiber, and Nail Polish and comes away with something pithy and brilliantly funny.

Lemmonex considers the impact her sizable online footprint has on her dating life.

-the fooler initiative- wrote “twitter sextiquette and the hermeneutics of [her] clitoris… or ‘ain’t nuthin’ to it but to do it’ – accurate.” I lack words.

Fresh Muddy Waters looks at her dating history (long term and recent) and decides that she “should be a gay man.”

The Hip Flask has some advice from a new father: Barware and Baby Bottles.

A number of local bloggers wrote about the latest Herman Cain sexual misconduct scandal, but a Pundit Mom crystallized the consensus in a brilliant manner. Herman Cain’s Sex Life: I Don’t Want to Hear About It.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 29th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

DCers are passionate about many things, not least of which is our hockey team, the Capitals, or as we lovingly call them, The Caps. On Frozen Blog captures a snap of Dale Hunter, our teams new head captain.

Some people have said all good things must come to an end, and I myself have always said you should always give things the ending they deserve. So, I commiserate wholly with Dating in Dresses about her recent underwhelming break up.

Twitter, or social networking in general seems to be causing more harm than good for kids today. Pundit Mom discusses one twittering teen, and the fall out of gubernatorial proportions.

Shannon Sez So discusses holding on to her racial identity while trying to make a living as an actress.

I’ve always been fascinated by what the child stars of movies that were popular when I was a child have grown up to be. Love, Elizabethany is offering up a sort ofWhere are they now? post, showing what the cast of The Little Rascals has grown up to look like.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 28th, 2011 by dcblogs

Toddler Planet writes:

This is right, no matter how good or bad I feel, and I push myself to have these good times this week for them, for me, for family. I push myself past the pain and into the love, as long as I can, and when I can push no longer I rest, asking my pallative care physician to increase the medication.

Portraits of many of the people who were at Potter’s House for Thanksgiving. Old Adams Morgan, a photo history blog.

On Sundays in Meridian Hill Park, among the people people practicing acroyoga is Flor. Watch her fly at A Few Spokes Shy of a Wheel

Ready Set DC says Tom Wolff brings the U Street community together thought portraits. Wolff’s U Street Portrait Project is on display through Dec. 17 at the Smith Healing Arts Center.

Capital Style explores clothing boutiques Black Eyed Susie and Vintage Darling.

Are you back? One of my favorite things about travel is coming home, writes Candy Sandwich.

If I were to die today, and what people might say. Washington DC Sketchbook.

Meet Chance! The new dog at Yellow Turtle Runs DC

When shopping for pens and paper in Spain, the store clerks kept a watchful eye, writes Just a Little Idea.

Thank goodness for Cyber Monday because on Black Friday, “Pepper spray was a-spraying, knives were a-stabbing, guns were a-shooting, muggers were a-mugging, punchers were a-punching …” writes Wonkabout.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 22nd, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

Thanksgiving is just days away, and I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday. Many DCers are getting into the spirit of things by sharing their holiday plans and recipes with readers:

Hungry Sam the Conqueror has Thanksgiving all wrapped up. Sam also has a recipe for Herb Roasted Turkey that brings a twist to an old favorite.

I love any excuse for a good beer, but the relatives being in town can definitely merit a brew or two. DCBeer has a simple Holiday Beer Guide, pairing brews with holiday meals for a delicious (and perhaps slightly more mellow) evening.

For those who can’t host their relatives…. or maybe just want a break from the annual pressure of trying to perfect a massive wave of vegetables and a huge bird, Bitches Who Brunch have details on many local restaurants open meals on Thanksgiving Day.

Josef Brandenburg’s Fitness Blog compiled a list of previous recipes for readers, all delicious, and all healthy.

The Cuteness Overload at Pink and Green Mama reminds us (well, me at least) that Thanksgiving is, (besides being grateful for all that we have) about family.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 21st, 2011 by dcblogs

So much for the Zombie Safeway in Wheaton. It’s descruction and future in photos at Good eatin’ in Wheaton.

For the Unintended Housewife, a transplant from California, the colorful autumn leaves are a new thing that offer decoration possibilities.

Try not to ride Metro on the weekend. Lessons learned from Jason’s View from DC

Grandpa was a grave robber and more. Stories about DC writers. Red Weather Review.

More literary themed reading: The Marriage Plot, a review by The Lovely Prelude.

Dinner at the Le Timbre in Paris. Corcoran Street Kitchen. With a side of delicious photos.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 18th, 2011 by dcblogs

Photographers are let loose in Dupont Underground and return with photos of this interesting and promising urban space. Lucent Moments.

The Unpopular Girl in Womanhood writes: Yesterday, after utilizing their services for one year, I finally closed my eHarmony account.

A report from the Instant DC show, which all about mobile photography. It actually sounds cool. Staying in Focus.

Not the pizza she expected. Lemon Gloria.

Blarneycrone’s Weblog is asked by her daughter “Why don’t we bake anymore?”

This is called extreme hyperlocal reporting. Ode Street Tribune

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 17th, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

Chelsea Talks’ latest post offers some very raw and honest reflections about her past relationship.  Her insight and ability to draw the reader in and get the reader to relate is incredible.  Great post that is a must-read for anyone who is struggling to realize what they are worth after a break-up.

And now lets do a complete 180, while I recommend Meeting Girls On Metro’s blog about condoms.  Buying them. Using them. Not using them. Pretty funny stuff.

I recently found Avert Your Eyes blog.  She is a funny writer with interesting insight and stories. Her most recent post talks about something we can all relate to as the holidays approach: family.  Sigh.

Southern Girl in the City started off with a plan of going out on a new date each week.  She was sticking to that plan until she met someone special.  She writes about the beginning of the relationship in a way I think a lot of other single girls will relate.  She calls it “major like mode.”

Finally, get ready for your tummy to grumble as you read (and see the photos) Fannetastic Food’s blog about her early “Friendsgiving.” Yum!!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 16th, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

The Edited Life offers an inside look at a live training exercise for a SWAT Team. What it’s like to be a hostage.

At the intersection of aging vanity and the speed of children growing up lies the latest post from Parenting by Dummies.

Feast after Famine didn’t make it through National Novel Writing Month… to the extent that she declares: “Pretend Writer Suffers Existential Crisis.” There is nothing pretend about the quality of that post.

Broads of the Beltway explores the difficulty of being an adult fan of Twilight.

You may have already heard that the owner of the new and much lauded Anacostia bar Uniontown is facing some pretty heavy drug charges. One of the most substantive East-of-the-River bloggers, Congress Heights on the Rise, shares thoughts on the matter.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 15th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

Dating is hard enough with the right person. Save yourself a little trouble and check out the tips Pamela’s Punch has for determining if maybe you’re with the wrong person.

Bullying has become a bigger problem now than ever, and TC the Terrible doesn’t like the way schools are handling the issue, and has their own method of fixing things. While you may not agree with every point, it’s still an interesting read.

On the subject of bullying, Washington City Paper examines the Post‘s story about “Girlfights“.

On a happier note, since I’m jealous that I don’t get to feed endangered species delicious fried goodness, I thought I would share this video from Wake and Wander doing just that.

Now, I’ve never had a “pumpkin muffin emergency”, but Hungry Sam‘s quick and rather simple recipe for Pumpkin Muffins is worth a shot, even in non-emergency situations.

For some reason, I always associate crock-pot dinners with the changing of the season, from Fall to Winter. Now that it’s time for me to start crock-pot cooking again, I can’t wait to try out this recipe from A Nesting Experience for crock pot tostadas.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 14th, 2011 by dcblogs

What does it mean to reinvent yourself? The writer of The Good Eye Project, writes about returning to Texas. Her post beings: I sat hunched over in a plastic chair in JFK airport, balling my eyes out. I was leaving DC and moving back home to Texas. I was happy to be going back. It’s where I felt I belonged. But the one thing I couldn’t stand was knowing that my most cherished moments with my friends in DC, especially my friend Mikey, were being delegated to memory.

Despite the arrest of the owner of Anacostia’s popular new bar, Uniontown, over a large cocaine shipment, the writer of Congress Heights on the Rise remains optimistic about the neighborhood’s future.

Target refuses to sell the Domestic Goddess a picture frame.

The Girl With the Red Stethoscope finds a complaint, offered by someone else, as an effective way to begin a post. It starts: “You know, at some point, we’re going to need to have a proper first kiss. I’m tired of seeing you and not being able to kiss you.” I was standing in the foyer of The Lawyer’s condo on Saturday night, when he made the declaration.

Rosie’s rainbow birthday cake is one cool looking cake. Many photos. Part two and part one. Tied to my apron strings

Occupy DC Rant and stuff. A Tale of Two K Streets.