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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 15th, 2012 by magnolia

Hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day, no matter how you chose to spend it!

As a non-V-Day palate cleanser, how about some VERY NSFW laughs regarding Scary Mommy‘s amusing workaround for her phone’s autocorrect?

Now here’s a phenomenal way to keep spreading the love. Prince of Petworth points out that today is Adams Morgan Random Acts of Kindness Day. Even if you can’t make it to the neighborhood, I think that’s something we can all get behind no matter where we are in the metro area.

No matter the season, romantic comedies are everywhere. So much so that even non-fans of the genre (ahem, like your humble editor) can recognize the stock character types. Not Enough Tequila brings us a rousing sendup of the 6 basic ingredients of a “rom-com.”

Maybe it’s a day late, but who doesn’t love a good playlist? Thanks, Fuzzy Logic, for this all-emotionally-encompassing mix in honor of yesterday’s festivities.

And to take us out today, a pretty picture of hearty food from Keep It Simple Foods. Have an amazing Wednesday!

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 14th, 2012 by Mascara & Microchips

Happy Valentine’s Day, DCers! Whether your single, or in a relationship, or celebrating your thirtieth wedding anniversary, this sparkling cocktail from Decidedly Uncomplicated sounds like a truly wondrous addition to any evening in.

…And if you do have a valentine, and if you’re still racking your brain for a gift, try this suggestion, shared by Project Beltway.

Josef Brandenburg has recipes for some sweet Valentine’s Day treats that would make even the strictest of dieters break their resolve today… but that’s okay, because they are all healthy!

Something I’m sure everyone has fantasized about is meeting their favorite band. Eric Nuzum Dot Com got to do just that in his youth, and it made a huge impact on his life.

The entertainment world was rocked to hear about the death of one of the biggest divas in music, Whitney Houston. District Diva penned a thoughtful farewellto the singer, as well as a a few lessons we should all take note of.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 13th, 2012 by dcblogs

Scroll through Mr. Darling‘s photos from 2011. He takes photos of strangers — it’s very good work.

Question for the IRS: Can I claim my boyfriend that didn’t work all year? Soup is not a finger food.

DC Cupid’s Undie Run 2012. Photos. Snarkinfested.

Pocky and Pretz. How can you not love the dog photos?

Carlarjenkins makes her demands known at El Centro D.F.

What does “friend” mean in the Facebook era? Bilbo’s Random Thought Collection has some thoughts about it.

Random Friday facts. Fat Biscuit. An interesting collection.

Jeff-for-progress was a facilitator at the DC One City Summit and shares some observations about it.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 10th, 2012 by magnolia

As a lawyer prone to lapsing into jargon at every turn (sorry, y’all!), I got a huge kick out of this one. The One With the Red Stethoscope gives us a window into the linguistic fun that dating a medical student can be.

Pretty pictures of Italian food! Arugula-walnut pesto, courtesy of Macheesmo.

Because it’s a random kind of day, here are 10 random confessions from Doin’ the Grown-Up.

A story of feeling okay in your own skin, thanks to Learning to Fly.

Of suits and balance: a meditation from The Gold Puppy.

And to take us out this weekend – Valentine’s Day is probably the holiday most charged with emotional baggage in the whole year. So let’s skip all the single/couple angst. Let’s all eat cookies with Keep It Simple Foods. Have fun on the 14th no matter what you choose to do, and have a fabulous weekend!

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 9th, 2012 by dcblogs

DCentric commenters discuss: What To Call Gentrification By Non-Whites: Does Race Matter?

Photos, menu — everything to know about the new H Street NE place, Boundary Road. Frozen Tropics

DSW shoe store for Columbia Heights, reports New Columbia Heights.

Photos of a newly engaged couple. andrea hubbell photography.

The Rachel Comey midnight blue faux fur dress has a nice style to it. Current Boutique.

Malnurtured Snay says Blu Ray really does make a difference for Star Trek The Next Generation.

Meat-free week continues through Feb. 13. DC Vegan reports from the front lines.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 8th, 2012 by RestaurantRefugee

This contributing editor did not begin compiling this DC Blogs Noted post with a romance theme in mind. But, well, unexplainable attraction, inconvenient feelings, substitute for chocolate, romance happens… even on the interwebs…

Where the Girls Go offers an Omnivore’s Guide to Dating a Vegetarian.

-the fooler initiative- describes her first love, first heartbreak, and first really important lessons learned.

Not Yet a Girl, Not a Wino explains why she has a hard time hurting the feelings of the horrific dates who don’t deserve to have their feelings spared.

Angry Jane Doe explores the razor thin difference between being a part of a poly-amorous relationship and being a couple’s pet.

Hungry in DC has some his and her Valentine’s Day Advice – I tend to think there is more crossover than is readily apparent.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 7th, 2012 by Mascara & Microchips

Many of you have seen and come to love the work of Toddler Planet author Susan Niebur. She passed away Monday after a long struggle with cancer. Susan wrote about her experiences with cancer, from diagnosis, to entering hospice, and through out all of it, she remained strong, blogging with spirit and vigor. Her life was an inspiration. Condolences to the family from everyone here at DCBlogs.

Washington D.C. Sketchbook shows appreciation for D.C. Police after a Super Bowl reveler gets out of hand.

Whether you’re single, married, or dating, a free movie rental could brighten any Valentine’s Day. Hip Mama’s Place gives readers info on how to snag one free movie on February 14th.

Speaking of Free, Beltway Bargain Mom scored info on free Chic-Fil-a food during Valentine’s week.

Rachel’s Recipes shares her how-to for “Butter-Blueberry-Banana Muffins”. Yum.

Though I am not a parent, I always enjoy the stories I find at Scary Mommy. Today’s adventure in target is “LOL-worthy”, despite some coarse language.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 6th, 2012 by dcblogs

On her fourth anniversary of blogging, Hannah, just breathe … explains why writing is important in the post: It does matter. All of it.

The closing of one of the Dupont Circle exits for an elevator replacement leads to a discovery for Bensozia.

A photo preview of Z-Burger. Southwest.

Ten things I love about Washington. Some of the most mentioned things, and a few that aren’t, including the motorcades. Journalitico.

More lists: Things I’ve been loving in January. Love is Blonde.

Would The “Avoid The Ghetto” App Even Work? City Desk. Not really.

The advantages of having the name Logan. life on (and off) O street.

Interactive map of vacant and blighted buildings in Shaw. EastShawDC.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 3rd, 2012 by magnolia

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a bike cop? Scoutmob features a rather… adventurous ride-along story with DC’s finest.

I told y’all I like you, oh veggie/vegan friends and readers. As Meat Week winds down, here is DC Vegan‘s listing of all the fun stuff y’all will have waiting for you as part of DC Meat-Free Week. Mmm. Veggies.

After looking at today’s super-sized slew of pretty pictures of food, I am hoping against hope that Keep It Simple Foods invites me to this party in honor of the football game being played on Sunday. (I’m not even TRYING to get in trouble with the NFL trademark police over what that game is called.) I think once you see these pics, you’ll see why.

Relationship changes bring taste changes. But Always a Drunk, Never a Bride contemplates the darker side of changing jerseys as she changes relationships.

As a historian by schooling, I always found it kind of unfair that the stories of amazing people like Shirley Chisholm are all shoehorned into one month. But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate her life. Here’s some more information about Congresswoman Chisholm from DCBigPappa’s Blog.

And to take us out this week: Panda Head, with a little reminiscence about one of my favorite songs. Which may or may not be my “song” with the boyfriend. Don’t judge me. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 2nd, 2012 by dcblogs

Evidence of my lack of intelligence. Abstract Citizen.

Restaurant Refugee is a contributing editor here, but there’s no rule that says another editor can’t point out another editor’s post that he really liked. Dear Dreadlocked Woman Driving the Top-Down BMW* Yesterday.

An Engineer in DC writes about Newt and the cost of space travel in the post: Moon Bases and Other Baloney.

The great silverware debacle. Shall we go boating today?

One must agree: Most Eyebrow-raising headline of the week. The Skeptical Bureaucrat.