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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 31st, 2012 by Mascara & Microchips

I read somewhere that “‘Google before you Tweet’ is the new ‘think before you speak’.” I suppose this group of British tourists learned that the hard way, article via The DCist.

It seems like something out of a Science Fiction movies, but according to WashingTina, Presidential hopeful Newt Gringrich would like to colonize the Moon. While I’m all for zero gravity golf, I can imagine the influx of new falsehoods that will start cropping up on dating sites. “She said she weighs 110 lbs.” “Yeah man, but Earth pounds or Moon pounds?”

My friends are always going on about how wonderful “meditation” is. I’ve never tried it myself, but Free in DC is offering up details for a free meditation workshop in February.

“I want to carry a pickaxe and collect gems” struck me as funny, and now I can’t stop giggling. Oh, the joys of parenting, as brought to us by Sarah and the Goon Squad

There are two things I love: Nostalgia and Funny Commercials. Punch Drunk Critics has both.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 30th, 2012 by dcblogs

2Bird1Blog writes: My psychiatrist asked me last week if I ever worry about running out of material for the blog, and I said no, because if I do, I just have to take the metro somewhere during rush hour and we’re back in business. The post and it’s long title uneditd: I’m fairly certain I watched a woman discover a mole with irregular borders on the metro last night…

A Tale of Two Pizzerias. The Boca Sola works her way through the Washingtonian’s 100 very best restaurants.

Our world is strange or maybe it’s just Columbia Heights. Le Don Francois draws attention to a rant on Craigs List.

Street art, Columbia Heights via Park View.

Washington DC Bucket List — with more than 100 items on it by someone who plans to leave DC in two to three years. Once Upon a Child.

Urban Turf: Rents Will Fall in DC, But Not By That Much.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 27th, 2012 by magnolia

Ooh, did this cautionary tale from Que sera, Sarah make my inner paranoiac all twitchy. Jeez, Google

From Listen to Leon, an undeniably sassy – and language-NSFW – take on President Obama’s visit to Arizona.

When you lose someone you love, they say that time heals… well, somewhat, anyway. DCfemella meditates on a somber anniversary.

Rock-star elegant pictures of food for you today, courtesy of The Pumpernickel Collection.

I love salads and vegetables of all kinds. I also love all my vegetarian/vegan friends and readers. I really do. But y’all, I am an omnivore. And I am so, so excited to tell y’all that next week is – squee – DC Meat Week. Capital Spice has all the goods.

And to take us out today, skee-ball. Skeeball. Whatever. Something totally fun and light-hearted from Team Wet Dog. Have a smashing weekend!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 26th, 2012 by dcblogs

Making It In The Land of Shakiness and The Unfavorable. Mahoganie at East of the Anacostia River writes about the freelance life. She writes: I’m a freelancer and it’s a straight up hustle. And while I hate to throw in the race card, I have to wonder how much of it is my reality as I try to become published in some of the most highly regarded publications known locally and nationally.

The Atlantic’s Megan McArdle looks at the new people of D.C. and what they want, in the post, Can the Rise of the Internet Explain D.C. Zoning Fights?

Old crime and other stories of DC at the Ghosts of DC.

Team Wet Dog gets up at 5 a.m. to get some photos of the Washington Monument.

Livin Mi Life writes: I think the ability to express deep emotions requires great strength. Especially in our culture. A culture where strength is equated with being cold, calculated and disconnected.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 25th, 2012 by RestaurantRefugee

Rantings of a Creole Princess asks a provocative dating hypothetical… do scroll through the answers in the comments.

Among the most vexing problems facing the generation of Millennials is affordable housing in urban areas where they most want to live and work. Greater Greater Washington offers a compelling view on the subject.

A Jersey girl in DC takes issue with a loaded statement from the garden state’s governor. Always a Drunk Never a Bride.

Once and future DC Blogger, Sunshine & Potatoes, has a great idea about re-purposing that old and neglected pair of shoes in your closet.

In the wake of this weekend’s most shocking news – no, not Newt Gingrich’s win in the South Carolina GOP Primary – that Seal and Heidi Klum are splitting after a Hollywood eternity seven years, Peace Love Nicole has assembled a list of seven celebrities who can never break up.

Why an Ex should make the break full, clean and silent… an interesting perspective from DCfemmela.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 24th, 2012 by Mascara & Microchips

Breaking up is hard to do, and Ask Miss A serves up some tender advice to “College Sweetheart“.

GLAA Forum posts a rant by the hilarious Jenna Marbles about White Girls in the Club.

Chicken Cacciatore is hard to spell, but it’s delicious to eat. In Kat’s Kitchen has a simple recipe for the wonderful comfort food.

My life long love affair with Christian Dior is shared by many, including Coffee & Dreams, who is sharing a preview of what’s to come later this year.

And because we’re all pinching our pennies, but still looking for something fresh and different to do, Free in DC is sharing info on what looks like a (FREE!) salacious good time in the old town tonight. “Bare” hits the stage tonight only from 8-10 and boasts “comedians, Story tellers, and sex educators.”

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 23rd, 2012 by dcblogs

How did we get here? A beautiful post by a truly remarkable woman. Toddler Planet.

Babreabtheego shares her new tattoo.

Ok, the Lizardman looks weird. Cloture Club.

In depth look at Logan Circle’s Birch and Barley. Yumma Yumma!.

Dude, Awesome! Raising Genderless Children. Dumb Mom writes about gender. Parenting by Dummies.

This is Me Just Not Caring Anymore. Photo. A journal entry from
For When I’m Bored And Want to Ramble.

The Ruined Capitol. Photos make the point.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 19th, 2012 by dcblogs

(Please show some self-control. Read this insightful post before you click on the one below. Thank you. The management.) Photo traffic enforcement is out of control in DC. Farm Fresh Meat.

Ok, this post, with its attention getting headline, click candy, is the most clever protest photo in the history of SOPA. sooo you want to know what i look like… naked… blond with bullet

As the hours get smaller, The Blarney Crone‘s spending gets bigger. The post: #stuffubuyatnite.

A title with a high curiosity quotient or HCQ, as it’s referred to in the Chicago Manual of Style: Snacks of Ancient America. NotionsCapital.

Who can forget the snow? My Pretty Pennies can’t. She writes: The very last one, Snowverkill, was one of the worst weeks of my life: I was home alone, out of power, got food poisoning, and was severely dehydrated. I had never felt so alone and helpful. I hated snow after that miserable experience.

Nice photos. Hey Love.

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 18th, 2012 by RestaurantRefugee

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 17th, 2012 by dcblogs

The $10 Haircut. Lesson learned. Sean’s Ramblings.

The flying dog tackle. Shall we go boating today?

Uninteded Housewife takes a trip down South and buys a daiquri at a drive-through in Louisiana. Photo.

This ought to be interesting: Marijuana Cultivation Center in Downtown Ward 7 meeting Jan. 19. Life in the Village.

Monday was considered the most depressing day of the year. Laura E. Donovan

Sarah in Georgetown is in fashion for the New Year. Photo. Snarkinfested.