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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 29th, 2012 by magnolia

Cheers and congratulations to Six Degrees of Love!

Strict diets are always a challenge. Phnx65 is having quite a time with some devilish green things.

Deep.honey has some suggestions for new shows for the fine folks at VH1.

Pretty pictures of what looks like about the most amazing bowl of noodles I’ve ever seen. Thanks, Macheesmo.

Scott’s Take on the boy on the Metro.

And to take us out this weekend… well, I don’t think this needs much more context. [Photo credit Angela Pan, source DCist’s Flickr pool.] Have an amazing, glorious Fourth of July, y’all.

DC Blogs Noted

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

In pictures: Anacostia White Party. All dressed in white. Congress Heights on the Rise, which turned four yesterday.

What you can afford: $39,500 and only 1.5 blocks from the Anacostia Metro. Capital Realty Network.

From Columbia Heights to the Bay Area (the other more famous bay area) in a wink of the eye. Nice photos.

My Beneficial Bug Buying Experiment. All about the outdoor use of bugs to control other bugs. Metro DC Lawn and Garden Blog.

A neighborhood slowly inches upscale, writes New Columbia Heights.

Eat the District calls Red Toque Cafe a charming neighborhood spot.

PSA: Find Lost Beagle Sassafras! It’s been some time but the sign survives.

DC Blogs Noted

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

One of DC’s sharpest writers, Velvet in Dupont, is signing off after seven years.

The Theory of Brown Water or dating in DC. The Cupid Experiment. An excerpt: Tall, dark and handsome is replaced with an acceptance for receding hairlines, a slight beer belly, and the hope that he’s brought gum with him.

Joseph Stiglitz: “America Is No Longer A Land of Opportunity.” The Angry Bureaucrat.

Juice Bars Everywhere: DC Following the New York Trend. Borderstan.

A DC Business Gets It. Famous DC. Photo. Funny.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Arizona Immigration and the Supreme Court: Not Really Good News, writes PunditMom. Who writes: As someone who is a first generation America, I’d expect a little more empathy from Scalia.

The Single Sister’s Guide to Decoding the Online Profile. deep.honey.

Kat writes: I’m terrible at living in the present. I’m Blogging Even Though I’m Employed.

You have to admire the citizens who are creating bus stop seating. Greater Greater Washington.

Bugs and zombie chipmunks and squirrels. Not so linear.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 25th, 2012 by dcblogs

In light of DC’s plans to put in streetcars, this post is interesting: Streetcars Involved in Numerous Accidents with Vehicles and Bicycles in Phoenix, Portland, Seattle. Arlington Yupette.

Will Adrian Fenty Run for Mayor Again? Capital Comment.

Sun and some fun in DC. Liv(E) in the US. Photos.

DC Zena writes about her time in DC. Her latest post begins: On Wednesday morning there was a fire on the Metro. A large throng of irritated commuters breathed heavily at the entrance of the Dupont Circle station and talked slightly louder than usual into their phones, telling both the person on the other end and the cargo-shorted Metro workers that their morning had been “Quite an Adventure.”

Also, Cheers from DC, many photos. Ollie and the Girl.

Chocolate City Revisited. Uncle Guido’s Facts. A analysis of the New York Times piece on the shifting demographics.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 21st, 2012 by dcblogs

Trepidation in a Homecoming, Life Without Plans. Baseball Prose considers the move to Chicago. Excerpt:

That’s why the move back to Chicago has resulted in me being largely silent about the process and my experience, because even though I’m equipped with a vivid imagination and a dose of wanderlust, even as it was happening, I couldn’t conceive the move back to Chicago, which might have been a hangover for how negative DC felt.

Lindsay’s love/hate relationship with DC described in a list. GMB.

A photographic before and after in the post: Let’s count the survivors: One. At Vanished: Washington.

Why not spend $150 on a bikini? It’s an investment. Bitches who Brunch.

Depression and the Continued Fight Against the Stigma. Mahoganie writes about the passing of a fellow writer.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Fresh Muddy Waters writes about a friend who is leaving. About saying good bye

The Quarterlife Crisis Series: Cait Healey. The almost marriage. Life With Pho.

Where to Go Before and After Nats Games. Good recommendations. Dining in DC.

Barry Tries to Kill the Streetcar. Frozen Tropics.

Romney’s economic agenda would render America unrecognizable. Continuing the theme. The Republic of T.

DC Blogs Noted

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

A Thinking Stomach pens her history on her 37th.

Roger Clemens Acquitted: Prosecutors and Lawmakers Guilty of Over-Reaching. Sports Sense.

Syria, Now With More Crazy. Not Enough Tequila In The World offers a descriptive and oddly entertaining assessment of Russia’s decision to get involved in Syria.

Screen on the Green is back, says Danger Deux.

Washington Humane Society introduces a new feature, Foster Monday. They hope to place Monday’s pet by the end of the week. This week it’s all about Suki “an extremely affectionate and personable 1-year-old kitten who loves to be held with her belly up in the air while having her head stroked! Having three legs has not stopped her from running like crazy, playing, and acting silly.”

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 18th, 2012 by dcblogs

A lot of things have happened on Mayor Gray’s watch. One thing he can do to help government is to make it more open, more accessible and put more documents online. But according to the DC Open Government Coalition, the mayor is heading in the opposite direction and has decided that making information more difficult to get is being on the right side of angels. All this proposal signals is that the extent of corruption in DC’s government is deeper than anyone has realized. Bloggers, especially those who cover neighborhoods and report on city-wide issues, ought to take a look at this. As newspapers recede, the work of bloggers becomes that much more important. Bloggers should link to the coalition to show support.

The Lovely Prelude. My life in photos.

It’s a real eye-opener when it happens to you, writes Brad Kanus.

Photos of ordinary things in Los Angeles that speak the city. Más Misc. Los Angeles. Pretty Ugly.

This is beyond gross: Burger King’s Bacon Sundae. Young & Hungry. Seriously, what is Burger King thinking or not?

Photos of dogs socializing at the Shirlington Dog Park. Hitherto.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Y’all. The eyes of the baseball world will be on Nats Park this weekend. The Nats-Yankees series, which six years ago was just an excuse for Yankee fans to come down and hang out at a different park, will be a battle of the class of the Major Leagues. Isn’t this season a blast? – Federal Baseball

I’ve had about three days like this in the last two weeks. I wish my commute allowed for this solution, though… – Fresh Muddy Waters

A meditation on little mirrors. – Fingers and Paws

I had a nightmare the other night too. Must’ve been catching. – Rude Cactus

Pretty pictures of food! And man alive, does that giant burrito look amazing. – Travel Eat Repeat.

This weekend, my daddy and I are going to a baseball game. (Yes, I am nearly 31 years old and still call my father “daddy.” I’m a Southern only daughter – it’s what we do.) I hope you all get a chance to celebrate and remember fathers, father figures and all the special people you love on this Fathers Day. Have an amazing weekend!