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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 11th, 2012 by magnolia

Pretty pictures of fish at I Flip for Food.

In the words of the old song, what the world needs now is love, sweet love. Fitting then, perhaps, that Hey, Love brings us this little dose of everyday kindness.

The title of this piece could easily be Suburban Sweetheart, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Hamburgers. (Especially that last one…)

Another week, another media controversy about mothering. Stirrup Queens wrestles with this week’s highly inflammatory (and NSFW, in your humble editor’s opinion) Time magazine cover.

Oh, the dangers of suggestion algorithms. Shopping Hungry had one of those rude awakenings when presented with her summer reading list, courtesy of Amazon.

And to take us out this fine spring weekend, a little star-gazing. Or is it moon-gazing? WriteSpell shows y’all what I learned growing up: how beautifully the full moon hangs over the Gulf of Mexico. Hope you all experience something beautiful this Mothers Day weekend!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 10th, 2012 by dcblogs

Observant reporting: A Five Step Guide to Getting a Girl’s Number on Metro. Adventures of a Florida girl in DC is impressed.

From IU to DC shows a little of IU in the post My Brother’s home! From a deployment in Afghanistan.

The short story of a short documentary: ”One Day, They will run the world.” Une francophone à Washington. The blogger’s documentary work on women’s issues.

Affordable to Whom? About the cost of housing in DC. R.U. Seriousing Me?

DC Gentrification Story Goes Global, reports DCentric.

DC Blogs Noted

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

First, The Girl With the Red Stethoscope must deal with the identity theft problem, and then there’s the strange smell in the apartment. That post is called: This Day Just Keeps Getting Better and Better.

Average Blogger writes: Long story short: I had an opportunity, I blogged about it, and that was the end of that.

A Wash of Paint gets past the theft of her iPhone on the Metro and looks at the broader issues and emotions. She writes: You never know how you’ll react in those situations, and I did the best I could. I did fight back, even if I didn’t fight back enough, and at the very least, I didn’t freeze initially.

Sneak Peek: BakeHouse. U Street Girl. A bakery that will open at 14th and T this fall.

DC photos that were used in a marriage proposal. Russell Brammer.

Photo tour of new apartment. Fannetastic Food.

Behind Our Blog Team: Matt Martz. A Q&A with the blogger. Wolf Trap Blog.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 7th, 2012 by dcblogs

The depressing condition of the largely ignored Anacostia River. A View from the Beach writes:

A few bridges go overhead, but for the most part, activity in the area is focused away from the River. No houses or businesses look out on it; even the parks that border have no human traffic nearby. If it weren’t for the absolutely astonishing amount of trash that washes in the River from nearby streets and subsurface drainage, you could even imagine it being clean (it isn’t).

Long ago girl friends, Obama, Woody Allen, The Skeptical Bureaucrat.

The 44% taxi cab fare hike begins to sink in. Outside the Beltway. The taxi cab driving writer of Diary of a Mad DC Cabbie counterattacks.

Carla Jenkins returns with some photos from her embassy visits, as part of the annual Passport DC open house.

What is cold brewed coffee? It’s explained by cold brew advocate The Foodie Next Door.

Renters beware: Craigs List is loaded with scams, says DC Real Estate News.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 4th, 2012 by magnolia

Pundit Mom weighs in on the seemingly never-ending “mommy wars.”

Yesterday was the 210th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Washington, the closest thing our beloved no-home-rule-having city has to a holiday. In honor of that great occasion, All Life is Local brings us the results of a local contest to suggest a “state” animal. The answer may… well, probably won’t shock you at all.

It is a TOUGH economy out there. Sweating the Big Stuff describes one man’s rather radical approach to staying ahead of the curve: he moved in with the in-laws. No, really.

Pretty pictures of food, plus a brush with disaster, brought to you by Macheesmo. Don’t let the burning-rubber smell get in the way of a good meal.

I don’t think I’ve seen a more accurate – or amusing – weather forecast than this one from Shopping Hungry.

And to take us out this weekend, DC Scorpio is on vacation. Enjoy some slices of life from my part of the world: the bizarre-ness that is the American Deep South. Have a glorious weekend!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 3rd, 2012 by dcblogs

While on the Metro, Urban Bohemian notices that a fellow rider’s fly is unzipped.

Wonk candy: The One Chart that Shows that for Most People, the Economy Broke in 1973. The Angry Bureaucrat.

Verizon Wireless Can’t Seem to Hear Me, writes Jason’s View from DC. A bill collection story.

Ghosts of DC has the photos and story of an attempt by Puerto Rican nationalists to assassinate President Truman. It included a gun battle on Pennsylvania Avenue.

A blogger and culinary student who is working on an externship at Cashion’s Eat Place learns some things, including Lessons from the Lemon. the dc food rag.

Taste of the Triangle is this Saturday. The Triangle.

AdMo Hotel Gets New Look, Pushes Forward. DC Mud.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Will car2go Make Me Drive More? The 42 has rented a car2go four times. He details his usage and compares it to the cost of a cab ride.

Ladies, shave your legs b/c you never know when you might end up in the ER. lunch at 11:30. The story is told.

On going gray. Hannah, just breathe, writes: I always wondered what my reaction would be when I found my first gray.

I Slipped Up And Turned 40. Kenya Allmond.

Something of a look back at Reston’s 83-acre nudist colony. Restonian.

An appreciation of a friendship. I know we are ladies, but our bromance is beautiful. Awkward Sex and the City. Another look at friendship: Letting go. Life through the T-glass.

No one expects bloggers to reach the same level of reporters, but too bad the writer didn’t ID the restaurant that’s illustrated here. Regarding the key point: Clearly the South knows what it’s doing. Otherwise, the photo would have been taken before the first cut. Dudes of Foods.