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

As bloggers it can be difficult to when it comes to writing and putting it all out there on the web.  But WriteSpell‘s guest blogger, Kelly Hashway, encourages writers to step outside their comfort zones.

Looking for a gift for that special guy in your life?  Although Capitol Hill Style‘s latest post is geared toward the male co-worker, I think it also can apply for brothers, fathers, or even that new boyfriend.

The weather is finally starting to feel like winter.  At least it did one day this week. And what better way to stay in the house and be warm and cozy than to open some wine and try out Bon Appetit Foodie‘s lasagna recipe.

And speaking of winter, Christmas is just around the corner.  What Micky Eats provides a helpful guide for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining in the D.C. area.

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

Oh, the joys of cube-farm life. Those of us who live that way at work will identify with Orange Hoodie and the communal hunt for scissors.

PSA time: if you’re among the Arlingtonians of the world, Arlington Transit has an easy way for you to do some good. ArlNOW tells us how you can help the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

When you start from a place of less-than-well, an emergency room visit is just that much worse. But as Toddler Planet tells us, all of those problems are complicated even further when people just “make up data.”

Pretty pictures of a very controversial food today! Hungry Sam tells us how to make Brussels sprouts “not taste terrible.”

And finally, to take us out, something I am often VERY tempted to do. Here are, courtesy of Unsuck DC Metro, videos of people dancing on trains. Why not? Happy Wednesday!

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

If you’re thinking about trying to Go Green this Holiday Season, check out DC Metro Lawn and Garden‘s post for a “greener” holiday.

Most Star Wars fans will agree that they are glad Darth Vader is not their boss. Rants and Ramblings links an article with a whole different perspective, with Darth Vader, The Amazing Project Manager.

If you’re looking for somewhere new to eat, The Pumpernickel Connection suggests Casa Nonna.

Wives tales and Urban Legends are the topics of conversation over at Stirrup Queens today.

Sweating the Big Stuff has a very good tip for all you ladies about what not to get your man for the holidays this year.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 5th, 2011 by dcblogs

Now in Boston, Hannah, just breath, receives a Christmas card from the landlady who evicted her.

Black Sapience decides to write about living with HIV.

How to avoid an emotional breakdown. Not-Ever-Still Life with Girls.

The photos on Liz Gorman‘s blog are very much worth the visit.

Sober Single DC is a natural story teller. Josh, part one is an example of her work.

Like the title of this new neighborhood blog, Shaw Deserves Better.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 2nd, 2011 by magnolia

Good grief, but it’s cold. I guess if it has to be winter, it’ll be okay, as long as there are fantastic-sounding things like Avgolemono soup to enjoy. Pretty pictures of warm-and-amazing food from Forking DC.

Feast After Famine got an unusual question from her child that had her wondering: how do you explain slavery to a child?

I’m no theologian, but this post at Italian Mother Syndrome was too intriguing to ignore. Advent, the Holy Mother, and the Muppets? Go on…

Yesterday was World AIDS Day, a day to remember those lost to the disease and strengthen our resolve to fight on. Hilarity in Shoes commemorated the 30th anniversary of the first cases of HIV being reported by reflecting on the impact of the disease on those of us who grew up in the midst of the AIDS epidemic.

Your humble editor’s deep and abiding love for all things New Orleanian is no secret. I am, after all, a Gulf Coast kid, and New Orleans is the Gulf’s spiritual capital. So it shouldn’t be too surprising that New Orleans has brought us another great idea. The Green Miles discusses the “I Wish This Was” campaign. I wonder how that would go here…

Now here’s an idea I support wholeheartedly: coffee-house therapy. Pictures and musings from A Girl Named Sue.

And to take us out, a little something to warm the blood and inspire you on this frosty December weekend. I give you, courtesy of The Pumpernickel Collection, an excellent seasonally-appropriate adult libation. Cheers to y’all – have a great weekend!

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 1st, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

This time of year is a time for reflection.  Reflection about how we lived our past year.  What we want to change going into the new year.  In ENagoski‘s latest post she reflects on the importance of being present.  On what reality and attraction really mean.  It is a great piece to read.

And speaking of this time of year, Capital Style has compiled a handy guide for married women to help their single friends during the holiday.  While I am sure most single people are fine being on our own this time of year, I do like many of the things on her list.

As someone who loves to celebrate birthdays, whether it’s my own or someone else I care about, He Loves Me Not latest blog post makes me happy that she got to celebrate and show her boyfriend how special he is to her.  And this leads perfectly into So Much to Smile About‘s latest post which provides a gift guide for bloggers.  All my friends, ahem, please take note of all her kick-ass suggestions.

Finally, need something to get you through your Thursday?  Read Small Town Girl, DC World‘s post about babysitting her younger brother.  She has a great sense of humor and uses lots of photos throughout the post which make the story only more hilarious.  This is definitely a blog I am going to start following and reading on a regular basis.