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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 14th, 2012 by dcblogs

DCfemella writes a great post about stepmothers and what they may bring. It begins:

My ex is getting married, and I’m kind of dreading having to deal with a stepmother. Friends who have been dealing with the wives of their exes usually have horror stories. One of them had to go through an extensive court battle due to the stepmother wanting to take over being her son’s mother.

A parenthood story that may make you smile. Rude Cactus.

Street Peep: Get Arty. Go Kate Shoot has a street photographer’s eye.

Fastest Gentrifying Neighborhoods? Say hello to the gentry. Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward Six. DCist: Three DC Zip Codes Rank As U.S.’s Most Whitened.

Remember to thank an intern for all the good things they do. Spotted: DC Summer Interns.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Pics: the time I took my mom to a drag show. Things got really awkward real quick, writes Love Elizabethany.

Bring on the new roommate! A probing analysis by Life of Doves. The writer observes the differences in lifestyle. Excerpt:

Random thing I was thinking about today: when she said she hates working I asked what she really would like to do. I figure if you hate your job, find one you love. She said her dream is to be a book editor. Except that I haven’t seen her open a book since she’s lived here. But I have seen her watch several hours of Teen Mom in a row.

Looking for something to read? One book for each year. Literature in the 1930s by Leslie in Adams Morgan.

Meeting Martha Stewart. Mochatini.

Bloomingdale gets the news about a “group of 20-something people ‘up to no good‘ in the alleys around unit blocks of U, North Capitol & V NW.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Lacochran’s bloggery reports: I have had strangers tuck my tag.

When the aliens discover the remains of our civiliation in the hopefully distant future, they’ll find a clue to our demise in this post: Hot Cross Bunions. Brutalism.

Tourist report. One Life to Live writes: The little houses and apartments are literally attached…no lawns, no trees, just concrete as far as the eye can see. I got bored on the bus so I was taking pictures of the streets…four or five lanes of traffic on an ordinary street. The highways in Massachusetts sometimes get pretty wide, but the regular little streets? Oh gosh, what a change.

Dog and owner photo classic. not so linear.

How Attending Job Fairs Is No Different Than Applying Online. David Gaines doesn’t think much of job fairs.

Woman Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Cyclist. Over 150 comments to this report on ARL Now.

Streetscape Project for U Street started this week. As Borderstan notes: Beautification comes at a price for city residents.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 11th, 2012 by dcblogs

Dating the District has photos and video of Woodley Park duck rescue by DC police.

The Girl Scouts were in town, some 200,000 or so strong, writes Candy Sandwich. Excerpt: I talked to a woman for a moment and asked her if she and her daughter were enjoying the weekend. “That’s the thing about people who live here,” she said. “They don’t like the tourists.”

Peter Rosenstein, writing for The Georgetown Dish, said the crowds for the Pride parade seemed bigger than ever.

More Pride: City Paper‘s Darrow Mongomery has a great photo style. Also, Solar Emily shares her photos.

On the Road: Understanding Busboys, D.C.’s Landmark Poetry Cafe. Wrightspeak.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 8th, 2012 by magnolia

A momentous decision. – Me in DC

Safe travels and good luck on the next phase, District Diva!

Ikea is scary enough when you’re on your own. But adding a newborn to the mix? Lemon Gloria is made of some tough stuff indeed. Or is that stuffglar?

Pretty pictures of food! Ground turkey salad, courtesy of Weeknight Eat Right.

And to take us out this weekend, some nostalgia. My favorite children’s book is called I’d Really Like to Eat a Child. But this one sounds even better, I won’t lie. Sandblower, with a book review and a warning: Monsters Eat Whiny Children. Here’s hoping your weekend is whine-free. Cheers, y’all!

DC Blogs Noted

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

Having a Dog is like Having a Baby! The Big Piece of Cake. A list and a photo of the cute pup.

DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown resigns, and the LGBT community has lost an ally. GLAA Forum.

Meanwhile, Capital Comment spins up a rumor about the fallout that may follow Brown’s resignation.

Dating the District marks her first year in the city.

Sakuramen: Move Over Chicken Noodle Soup. thefoodpornographersguide. A new restaurant in Adams Morgan.

New ice cream truck in the District. Food Truck Fiesta.

DC Blogs Noted

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

The Cat Lady’s Goodbye. A sad but touching story by Suburban Sweetheart.

Why Millennials Have Come to Distrust Government. The Angry Bureaucrat.

Yes, Copy Editors Are Important! Red Nose spots mistakes.

Alice’s Adventures Underground discovers true parenthood, its just not her idea of parenthood.

The National Arboretum: DC’s Real-Life “Secret Garden.” Redefining Eco. It begins: On Sunday my husband and I visited the National Arboretum for the first time, and fell head over heels in love with the place. We asked ourselves repeatedly, “Why haven’t we been here before?”

DC Blogs Noted

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

Fund started to help DC activists whose home burned to the ground. This is for Dorothy Brizill and her husband Gary Imhoff. DCist sums up their contribution and importance to the city: Gary and Dorothy were D.C.’s foremost civic crusaders.

Food Buddies in Crime reviews the Shake Shack. They write: While the Shack Burger didn’t make a deep impression, the Shack Stack Burger made quite a noise.

An expensive lesson about buying tickets online. DC Hawkeye.

Snow White and the Huntsman’ Review: All Hail Charlize Theron. DC Film Girl is right about Theron.

Living for Today, Letting Others Know We Care. RealityBites An illustration from life.

Letter to my future husband by Deborah Yi.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 4th, 2012 by dcblogs

The importance of copy editors. Don’t we know. Loved this post. Jon Lowder.

Ice cream for dinner and the messy house. a clever title goes here. A post about parenthood in the neighborhood. Excerpt: Between you and me, her mess was way worse than the one waiting for me at home. I didn’t think it was possible. I didn’t think there was “worse.”

Hannah, just breathe writes touchingly of being an aunt and what it means, but also of what she wants. Excerpt:

In some quiet moments, though, when the children need tended and I, the childless one, am left to enjoy my drink or my book alone, I catch myself wondering when, or if, I will be the mother someday, instead of the aunt. Sometimes, pangs of sadness push me nearly to the brink of tears, because I fear that “when” won’t come. Other times, I almost laugh at the absurdity of such a fear. If I am meant to do anything in this life of mine, it is to love and raise a child. Of that, I am sure.

Are You Dating a Narcissist? Lena Aburdene, a psychotherapist at the Imago Center in DC, offers a guide on Pamela’s Punch.

14th and You writes about their new neighborhood near the White Flint Metro station. Excerpt: Despite the tremendous differences in character between the Logan/U Street area and our current neighborhood, many aspects of our lives really haven’t changed all that drastically.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 1st, 2012 by magnolia

Hey, remember when this dude was gonna be president? Yeah… – DC Reflections.

Pretty pictures of pineapple upside-down cake, which is one of the more amazing things this life has to offer, courtesy of Fox and Bunny and Woodpecker Stew.

So apparently, in addition to the macarOOn, which is a nest of coconut deliciousness, there is also a macarOn, which is… okay, I didn’t know what a macaron was until I saw this. Vox Populi reviews a new sweet shop in Georgetown.

If you blog, you have to deal with the roll-with-the-punches nature of Internet discourse. Not Enough Tequila in the World offers some strategies for managing those, shall we say, less than rational denizens of the web.

And to take us out this weekend, let’s lust over some amazing exotic vacation pictures, courtesy of The One With the Red Stethoscope. Cheers, y’all!