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

My Personal Credit Card Strategy, Or, How To Save at Least 5% On Life. The Angry Bureaucrat. Complicated.

Where did all the good men go … Single in the District. She writes: I’m exhausted trying to learn new exciting facts about people that just want to know small exciting facts about me. I’m tired of the “blind date” approach. I’m tired of chasing and pursuing and struggling to sound excited about every new prospect that knocks on my door.

Their Name is Fun (NSFW). Average Jane.

Tourists say the darndest things. Monumental Thoughts.

Ghosts Of DC: Q&A With Tom Cochran, Who Blogs About D.C.’s Forgotten History. Huffington Post.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 12th, 2012 by dcblogs

Unrelated observations from my week. Pithypants. What does “Da-di” mean when you are an airplane?

Presumed bike art. One Photograph a Day.

Thought Your Fireplace Heated Your House Long Ago? Think Again. The House History Man.

Sunday morning rant by the Cellarblog. Bad wines, good wines, drivel.

Travel dispatches: Candy Sandwich is near the Zambian border wondering if she has the right papers and Looking2Live is in Chile exploring with some under 30 year olds.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 9th, 2012 by magnolia

Dating in Dresses brings us a story of a… novel, I guess, way to cope with heartache.

A very small story about a potential pioneer, thanks to Jodifur.

Dik disk and Bugles – a story of processing, thanks to Candy Sandwich.

A small deviation: pretty pictures of the UN, courtesy of ticklethepear…

…but lest you be disappointed in me, pretty pictures of wedding food from fANNEtastic Food. Mmm. Cake.

And to take us out this weekend, even though winter just refuses to die, here’s a visual reminder from Travel Eat Repeat that spring flowers are so close we can smell them. Have an amazing weekend!

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 8th, 2012 by dcblogs

Do alligators eat cats? Read this one. Phnx65

Sassy Marmalade turns 33, which seems old. She writes: And I spent a little too long yesterday thinking of all the things I don’t have that I thought I would by 28, let alone 33.

lacochran’s bloggery is turning 50, and writes: I don’t have a lot positive to say about that fact.

Wayback Wednesday: Living by the Crack Park. Former apartments we would all just as soon forget. Que sera, Sarah.

Preparing for the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival. Gangplank Slipholders Association, which writes: We’ll have 8 full hours of programming that will culminate in spectacular show of fireworks brought to Washington DC directly from Nagaoka City, Japan.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 7th, 2012 by RestaurantRefugee

Here at DC Blogs, we generally avoid highlighting posts with overtly commercial intentions… however, we do occasionally make exceptions for outrageously cool things like:

Your opportunity to purchase the now closed Capital City Diner; all it takes is twenty grand and a dream. DCist.

Just in case your were feeling like you don’t have enough feminist street cred, you can now purchase custom illustrated feminist playing cards. Where the Girls Go.

The DC Council is poised to enact new regulations that could prove to be seriously damaging to one of the most exciting and interesting components of our dining landscape – Food Trucks. Food Truck Fiesta.

Of late, many have written blog posts that have called Rush Limbaugh to account for his most recent sexist screechings. Pundit Mom offers a clear headed and concise rebuke to the carnival barker cum radio host. No, you “Can’t take back Slut.”

The blogger behind The One Drop Rule deconstructs the myth of the independent Voter.

Are you having trouble navigating the choppy and complicated seas of your FWB (small r)ealationship? Thought Catalog has compiled a very useful set of guidelines for casual intimacy. H/T to @RachaelGKing who tweeted about this post.

This post might be a little late this morning because this contributing editor might have spent a bit too much time last evening enjoying the delightful elixir known as the Havana Nocturne that the inventive minds behind the Scofflaw’s Den created.

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

A woman tells about her decision to get a job in DC and then to stay here. Latsabs. She writes: Let the record show that I have now and have always really had more than I need. I am now and have always been grateful for my circumstances and would never really complain That said …

Old family films reveal some truths to abstract citizen, who writes: I recently had the opportunity to sit down with my little sis and my mom and watch some old family tapes. A series of startling observations ensued.

After one month in Dallas, now ex-DC’er icantbelievable makes some comparisons. She writes: The roads are huge, the vehicles are huge, the apartments are huge and of course the dogs are huge (especially compared to the small dog craze in DC). Photo of big dogs.

Finding Religion in a DC Taxi Cab. D.C.ology writes: He had tried to take the fastest route he assured me. “I would have taken the same route,” I assured him in return. Then, in what I guess was an attempt to deal with his boredom he asked, “Do you remember the man who tried to kill people on the Metro last summer?”

Why Not Just Buy Real Maple Syrup? The Green Miles.

Very neat and organized. The Current State of the Closet. Wardrobe Oxygen.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 5th, 2012 by dcblogs

Finding Blanche tells the story(s) of getting dumped.

I was reminded of the feeling from that prom when in 1985, the guy I’d been dating for several months hadn’t picked me up for our 7:00 dinner date by 8:00. I called my father and asked him what he’d do. His exact words? “Make a peanut butter sandwich.”

Is that Joe Biden in Aisle 14? The Tenley Times. Who would have imagined that the VP runs his own errands in a local CVS. Once discovered, he is gracious enough to stand for photographs inside the store.

Someone from the washington Nationals calls a superfan, Lollipopgoldstein, and they talk for 20 minutes about nothing. Stirrup Queens.

This will mean something to all the older journalists out there. Press letters at Eastern Market. Forks in the Road.

Scary Mommy says goodbye to her dog, Penelope

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 2nd, 2012 by magnolia

Has anyone else noticed an uptick in the acceptability of yoga pants in public? did, and is none too pleased…

The Washington Nationals start their 2012 spring campaign this weekend! DC Pro Sports Report shows us that our lovable-loser Nats just might have some promise this year.

Always a Drunk, Never a Bride, who along with your humble editor is a Georgetown alumna, has some very strong, passionate words for critics of another Hoya who’s been in the media a lot lately.

Pretty pictures of step-by-step chicken provencal from Macheesmo.

Orange Hoodie on kids, books and limits.

And to take us out this week, just because it’s Lent and this little secularist has decided to engage in the ritual of sacrifice, I want to drool over these gorgeous pictures of food from What Micky Eats. Jealous, I am, of all of this. Have a great weekend!

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 1st, 2012 by dcblogs

Pocky and Pretz share their Last Grooming Day in DC before heading off to NC. Photos.

Walking blind in the Metro. A Vulnerable Geometry.

DC’s most famous residential building, The Cairo, profiled on Ghosts of DC.

One month, two months, three months — too cute photos. life on (and off) O street.

About taking photos on the Metro.QW.

For those familiar with the incredibly vibrant work of Frida Kahlo, this is in town: Art Review: “Frida Kahlo: Her Photos” at Artisphere. After Hours.