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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 29th, 2012 by RestaurantRefugee

Are you having trouble keeping up with all of the craziness going on in politics? Good news – the Dissenting Justice blog has compiled the “Right-Wing Nut Headlines of the Day” into a tidy package.

CRY HAVOC! And let slip the DOGS OF WAR!” The Malnurtured Snay exorcises some Oscar Demons.

Jordan, Lemon Gloria’s insanely adorable toddler son, is kinda obsessed with poop.

According to Listen to Leon, it’s official: this is the “Worst Black History Month Since the Middle Passage.”

Laurie Writes unexpectedly finds something that helps her deal with loss and grief.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 28th, 2012 by dcblogs

Moving from DC back to Alabama, a grad student tells her story in two posts, Band-Aids and Done Deal. A Wash of Paint. They can be read in any order because this story may be a familiar one. The second post begins:

I suppose my biggest struggle in going home will be fighting a feeling of shame. I have been very vocal about how little I respect all the kids who graduated from college and moved home because they “couldn’t get a job” or who got a job but still live at home because they like not having responsibilities and a lot of spending money.

Something we did not know: The person who created the Klingon language lives in Adams Morgan. Borderstan.

The 20 Characters You’ll Meet on Every Neighborhood Email List. Atlantic Cities via Frozen Tropics.

Road Trip. Chicks Dig Poetry. Many photos.

Pardon the dust. Sprite Writes was hacked.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 27th, 2012 by dcblogs

Random Duck recalls his volunteer role in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Utah in the post, Citius, Altius, Fortius.

What to expect from a Thai massage. Alice’s Wonderland. Illustrated.

From art to alley: A collection of photographs by Black and Brown Shoes.

This is different: Who Needs CraigsList!? Just Go Mobile. Photo. David Gaines

Street art, Atlas District, photos. Street art lust by banafsheh ghassemi.

The Startling Truth About DC Parking Tickets. Capital Comment Blog.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 24th, 2012 by magnolia

Greater Greater Washington discusses WMATA’s problems with unwanted harassment, and worse, on public transit. Important stuff to consider for all of us, and brings another meaning to “If you see something, say something.”

Pretty pictures of food! Tacos as art from The Pumpernickel Collection.

Feast After Famine wonders about the right time in a young student’s life to introduce homework.

Cocktail time! If we’re going to have unseasonably warm weather, and this Southern girl DESPERATELY hopes that we will, let’s embrace it. Responsibly, of course. How ’bout a bourbon slush, courtesy of D.C. Girl in Pearls?

If you’re like me, and you rock the red for our beloved Washington Capitals, you are not too happy right now. This season? Yeah. Not so much. On Frozen Blog has a pretty good summation of the state of Capitals Nation right now. Three words: “barely moving wreck.”

And to take us out this weekend, a big dose of beautifully-crafted perspective from Hilarity in Shoes. Wherever you go, there you will be. Have a great weekend!

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

A history: Dear Boobies by guest poster Lara at Jodifur

Rick Santorum doesn’t want to be president, writes Pundit Mom.

Klingon Auditions Saturday in Dupont Circle. Borderstan.

I am a Lefty is in kinshasa: home away from home!

Learning to Fly writes about giving something up for Lent: I can’t imagine anything being harder than the diet coke debacle of 2011.

Artomatic is back starting May 18. Daily Campello Art News. It’s fun and worth the experience.

DCBlogs has an opening for a contributing editor. If you’re interested, please send a note to

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 22nd, 2012 by RestaurantRefugee

Travel, Eat, Repeat provides a great snapshot of one of this contributing editor’s favorite new bars/coffeehouses – the Blind Dog Cafe.

Now I’m starting to think that life moves in circles and ovals and not in straight lines” is the operative line from the latest missive from the Being a Ballerina, Becoming a Gardener blog. The story is particularly compelling for anyone who has seen a curving arc in life.

Wolftrap Insider, the behind the scenes blog for one of this area’s cultural gems, gives us a great Q&A with the heart-stealing crooner Patrizio Buanne.

Stirrup Queens recaps a “news story that’s going to bother you.” S/he is right, but read it anyway.

Despite what my online dating profile might say, this contributing editor has a soft spot for feline fuzzy creatures. The Washington Humane Society urgently needs “Cat foster Families.”

Political commentator, Roland Martin, got into some hot water Superbowl Sunday when he tweeted some thoughts that were very easily interpreted as being homophobic/hateful towards gay people. Carlos in DC offers a very interesting defense of Mr. Martin.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 21st, 2012 by Mascara & Microchips

Unpopped Collar shares a picture of part of the District at Twilight.

On the subject of pretty pictures, I’ve always been a sucker for anything from the World War II Era, particularly anything to do with romance. Red Nose took a snap of a letter her father wrote her mother during the War.

Fashion conscious bloggers will love the fall Burberry collection, as brought to you by Radar to The Scene.

Ever since I happened to catch this commercial, I haven’t been able to think about Endive Salad with out giggling, but Keep it Simple Foods has a spread that is nothing to laugh at.

I never thought I would say “Goat Cheese Pie” out loud, but Monday Munchies just posted a recipe for Tomato Goat Cheese Pie that I will be making tonight. Yum-O.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 20th, 2012 by dcblogs

An Unexhaustive List of My DC Fears by All Day I’m Tay is a delightful read.

A secret restaurant in Columbia Heights? An odd tale. Three White Leopards.

First Week in DC: Impressions. Eryn wii is a new District resident.

The House History Man tells the history of the “dump of a house” he bought at 1800 Vermont Ave. NW in 1992 for $90,000.

Are DC’s planned streetcar routes in need a few tweaks? BeyondDC

Who Is Using Popularise? Young Adults on H Street. Urban Turf.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 17th, 2012 by magnolia

As we all know, our scrappy hometown Washington Nationals were once the Montreal Expos. Expos legend Gary Carter, who is also one of the members of the Nats’ Ring of Honor (and in your humble editor’s opinion, one of the best, most joyous and most fun-loving players in the history of baseball), lost his battle with brain cancer yesterday at the age of 57. Federal Baseball pays tribute to the man known as The Kid.

Follow your moon, and good things will happen. Thanks for the perspective, notarunner.

A big DCBlogs congratulations to I Want to Sing Like Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan!

Despite the inner six-year-old in me yelling “OOH! CAKE AT 7:00 AM!” and clapping her hands, Life in Pink‘s reminder about breakfast really means that I should fight that instinct. (Drat.)

This one from fANNEtastic Food has it all: pretty pictures of food! Pho! Cherry blossoms! And, as if that wasn’t enough, a baby! The eye-candiest of eye-candy posts, if you ask me.

And to take us out this weekend, Good Idea brings us a little visual lesson in psychic grace, found, in all places, in a preschool. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 16th, 2012 by dcblogs

Yeah, I’ve only waited 25 yrs for this. Kissing and other disasters.

Car flattened near Dupont Circle. Photo. A news item you may have missed. Ghosts of DC.

Holla Back DC is now Collective Action for Safe Spaces. They explain the change here. There’s also this post about the incredible weirdness of some of the people living in the District: Really?

Pedal ‘n Purl is polite to the driver of a truck parked in a bike lane.

Ask Kelli: Obsessing About Office Mate. All Life if Local.

Nine Karaoke songs to avoid Like syphilis. Hilarity in Shoes.

The Hill is Home has a wish: Skating at Eastern Market.

Do You Respond to Blog Comments? Stirrup Queens