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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 31st, 2012 by dcblogs

The Gentleman’s Guide to Little-Known Flirting Techniques. Celery as magic? Who would have thought. Bilbo’s Random Thought Collection.

If you think DC rents are high, consider the cost of commuting via Metro. Bye Metro, writes West Falls Steve on Unsuck DC Metro.

Goodbye, DC (For Now). DC Livin’. Coming to terms with the end of a stay in DC.

Vacation Report: Vegas! An American Girl in Washington.Photos.

The Prices Do DC attend the anti-fracking protest and report.

Reviewed: “Exchange” at Project 4 Gallery. Arts Desk. This gallery sounds very interesting

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 30th, 2012 by dcblogs

Rick was sick, homeless, and had family somewhere. Now he’s gone. Ah Bugger, who writes:

I’m glad Rick won’t suffer any more. I am thankful to him for reminding me that time is fleeting and that each moment is precious (sorry for the cliches). But most of all, that we can’t gauge how people are going to react to us, so we just need to do our best to be as good and as happy as we can be, and hope that translates to those around us.

Olympic glory. Where’s My Cape. Short and funny.

Much to my dismay, I am an abnormally sweaty individual. Suburban Sweetheart tells all.

DC Rent Prices: How High is Too High? Borderstan.

You never realize how much you miss a place till you leave and come back, writes Foodify Me about her return trip to DC.

Because we’re all (well, some) suckers for idiotic lists: DC Makes Coolest City in the Country List at No. 2. In The Capital.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 27th, 2012 by magnolia

I have only one thing to say: GAAH, SPIDERS. – Not Enough Tequila.

The ten people you should never date. -Boobs Bacon Bourbon.

Pretty pictures of food! When your humble editor was a little girl on the Gulf Coast, I would go to Mardi Gras and eat funnel cake. I miss those days. Thanks for the nostalgia; these look AWESOME. – Macheesmo.

You can’t grasp the river. – The Gold Puppy.

And to take us out today, this is a big week for recent law-school graduates. It’s bar exam week nationwide. By the time you read this, almost every set of bar takers (except Louisiana) will have finished the biggest test of their lives. A hearty congrats to all of y’all – especially The Search for J Street – from someone who’s been there. Go out and enjoy this weekend; you’ve all earned it!

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

Don’t Worry About Your Mom. Clarissa Splains It All. A wonderful and touching post.

Ikea story with photos. Mean Louise.

Stirrup Queens writes about life but also explores blogging, and does so in this post: Is your blog holding your back. At DCBlogs, the following is observed: The vast majority of blogs disappear at about three months, the rest in one year. But once people get past the one year point, they may stay with it for years. It becomes habit, easier to do and fits in life. Posting ideas come easier.

Blogger rant. Alice’s Wonderland.

Not sure where this blog is based, but it’s in one of my lists as a DC blog. May be wrong, but it doesn’t matter. Whoa Becca writes: Last Saturday, we all gathered at my parents’ house to surprise my brother before his departure for basic military training in San Antonio. He got on the bus on Tuesday, and I can’t stop thinking about him. Followed by: Change of plans.

What is “Sup?” Scott’s Take.

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

My university deserved the sanctions, writes a Penn State alum at DC Pro Sports Report.

Penn State’s Punishment: What’s the Real Takeaway? Sports Sense.

The DC Universe reviews the Batman movie, the good, the bad and the ugly.

I really hate the news. Red.

Why there will be more mass shootings like the Batman movie massacre. The Angry Bureaucrat explains.

A dog that stays in the blogging family. The return of more cute dog photographs. Kris Coronado.

Georgetown is 47th in the college rankings. Vox Populi.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 24th, 2012 by dcblogs

Are we becoming a nation of angry and rude people? Use Your Words. Laurie Writes.

Maybe the cops will show up? Jeneric Generation. Overheard.

Neighbors are moving to Leesburg. Might as well be Hawaii, writes RealityBites.

Because you can’t get enough of cute dog photographs. Peaceful Dog.

Medical roundup: My boyfriend is in the hospital with an inflamed colon. Suburban Sweetheart. And at Everyone I know is Ridiculous… says a stress fracture has other implications.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 23rd, 2012 by dcblogs

Cloture Club believes it’s a crime for a woman to wear sneakers when dressed for work.

The Aurora Shooting: Maybe It’s OK to be a Helicopter Parent, writes Pundit Mom.

Love is Blonde says being in Iceland is like being on another planet. Photos.

Sometimes Homeownership Sucks. InShaw complains about water and DC Water responds in a comment. People read blogs!

Awarkward Sex and the City hates to fly and has avoided it for 10 years. Now, seated in an airport bar, she writes.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 20th, 2012 by magnolia

Thoughts on offshoring and robots, complete with illustrations. – Cloture Club.

Some days, it’s easier to be bored. – Scott’s Take.

Letting go of things we think are good. Interesting, and complex. – Casey Dinkin.

Pretty pictures of food! Gorgeous (and AMAZING-looking) tomato and cheese tarts. – Keep It Simple Foods.

And to take us out today, another fabulous escape. Mountains are beautiful, and these are no exception. Thanks, Jenny’s Blog! Hope y’all have an amazing weekend!

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

Yes, But is it Art? Brain melt exercise of the day. Eye Level.

Random Duck: Ten everyday things that make me happy.

Sociology in My Neighborhood provides a clear and disturbing explanation of how debt is piled on inmates by the system, in the post: The Impossible Debts of Inmates.

Opening: H and Pizza. Capital Cooking.

Vacation Report: Bitches on Vacay: Lamplighter in Richmond, VA. Many photos of a pleasant looking place.

The one book the could make book banning popular again: The Problem with 50 Shades of Grey. Stirrup Queen.

Things that I’ve learned since coming to DC. Autistic Hoya. A very long list.

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

Many stories have been written about street harassment and sexual assaults on Collection Action for Safe Spaces. But this effort to fight back on rude and often lawbreaking behavior is an old one, as Ghost of DC discovers, in a post that sheds light on a 1920s group, the Anti-Flirt Club.

Video: Bystanders Walk Past Accident Victim While Getting on the Bus. ARL Now.

Sarah Runs a Lot assembles a list of things she wonders about, including … if my children will ever see a snowstorm.

The Chronicles of Tewkesbury writes about ten, mostly annoying things I don’t understand.

Kids today are better at lemonade selling than prior generations. If you don’t believe it, see the photo. Parenting by Dummies.

Mayor Gray’s problems has In Shaw wondering: Would starting a pool about Gray be legal?