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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 17th, 2012 by dcblogs

A Stephen King-like discovery about our recent weather disaster. DC literary outsider.

Here’s a odd piece of history about the U.S. Capitol. The Hill is Home. Excerpt: When the Capitol was built, its one major failing was the lack of any running water.

Poverty & Policy explains how some are fabricating a war between the old and the young.

Escape the heat: Go to Iceland. The House that Lars Built

Will Rogers’ U.S.A. has just five performances before ending July 29. DC Theater Scene.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 16th, 2012 by dcblogs

Liz Gorman’s account of a sexual assault, which appeared on Collective Action for Safe Spaces, has gathered quite a response. It also sparked a Washington Post column by Petula Dvorak about it. Ms. Gorman is an excellent photographer who shares many of her works on her blog.

Cute photo of sunglass wearing baby. life on (and off) O street.

Mitt Romney’s offer of government of billionaires, for billionaires, by billionaires. Jeff for Progress.

My kind of strange writes about her office, where common every day conversations are open to grammatical correction.

Two neighborhoods with the strongest “brands,” writes Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 13th, 2012 by magnolia

Now THIS is dedication to the Nationals’ most hapless mascot. – Wade Chi.

Pretty pictures of food! Gorgeousness, hilarity, a cautionary tale and soba noodles. – A Bitchin’ Kitchen.

Some rather inspired ideas for summer blockbusters. – Not Enough Tequila.

A meditation on grief, waves and an ebb tide. – Lemon Gloria.

As a graduate of professional school, I can testify to the law-school version of this story. It’s not all wine and roses… – The One With the Red Stethoscope.

And to take us out this weekend, a dose of wishful thinking. We should all be at the beach. Thanks to Flickr user us1mm0 for this beautiful shot of Orange Beach, Alabama. Have a fantastic weekend, y’all!

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

Why I am not an Activist. World in Motion. After earning a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and this working, this blogger takes a different career path: At age 25 I made a choice to leave a very lucrative and successful career start in the world of DC politics to go back to the Midwest and get a job at Rocky Rococo Pizza as a night manager.

A duck is taken for a plane ride, but it first must get through airport security. Washington Humane Society blog. Excerpt: At this point we started to attract attention from other travelers in the security line, and Donnie was even mistaken for a celebrity as someone called out, “Look! It’s the Aflac duck!”

A parent wonders just how far she should go to push her child. Jodifur.

A life and a blog: 5 Years Later. I Eat DC.

Lincoln Reflecting Pool nears completion. Photos. Monumental Thoughts.

Vacation report: Paris in photos and what’s the deal with the Redskins store? Gosh Gee Golly.

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

Rude Cactus explains: I admire the heck out of my daughter but she constantly forces me to defend my parenting skills.

This is an inspiring post. Scott’s Take, who writes: In the past year plus change, I’ve lost my father, ended a 24-year relationship, lost my job, endured a confounding series of medical issues with my eyes that has threatened my vision, and went through a nasty breakup with a new boyfriend.

Why You Should All Be Confused on the UberDC Issue. This post by In the Capital will sort it all out.

DC Cribs: Maryland Ave. & 12th NE. A personal housing tour.

Ten Questions I Ask Before Going To A Restaurant. Macheesmo.

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

A true story: Random Story of Human Compassion and Bad Luck. Deborah Yi.

Things I Wish I Hadn’t Worried About. Chicks Dig Poetry. Summer is the season of fretting.

Meatballs E Street Neon Sign Departs. PQ Living. It’s being relocated to the U.S. Capitol, House side where it truly belongs. Action shot.

Here’s a richly illustrated tour — the photos really do tell the story — of Polyface Farms, which, as this blogger points out, may be familiar to readers of the Omnivore’s Dilemma. Wade Chi.

DC Council is voting to prevent Uber from lowering rates, quotes the Prince of Petworth. Takoma Park is a nuclear free zone; DC is the competition free zone.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 9th, 2012 by dcblogs

Vacation report: LIT’s Living on Capitol Hill is in Milwaukee. She compares life there to DC.

Tourist report: Under first impressions, “Lots of people jog, highly ambitious population I imagine,” writes Thisiskit, who takes great photographs. Just scroll down.

Painterly photo of the Lincoln Memorial at dusk. Click to enlarge. Five cities, 6 Women

The DC Metro Retro writes about a parent in the early stages of Alzheimers.

Where the beltway ends takes a look at the 14-acre Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, a restored tidal marsh in Anacostia. Nice photos.

Pasta Mia reviewed by Eat the District.

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

Your hair looks great. Grateful Dating. Bold, breezy and a little wild.

Heat wave ushers in the collapse of civilization. Photo. Famous DC.

Vacation report: While discovering that the Great Salt Lake is just yucky, NG drops her phone and breaks it. Alice’s Adventures Underground. Excerpt: “Mom! Why does it smell so bad?”

Readers suggest names for new 80’s themed arcade bar. The winner gets $150 in quarters. For other rules and to play stop by Frozen Tropics.

DC Cab Rider recalls when a trip from downtown to home cost about $12 under the zone system. Now it cost is $25 on good days. Venting. Diary of a Mad DC Cabbie recommends a fare calculator.

As go the cab fares so go the rents: Capitol Riverfront and H Street see big rent increases. Urban Turf.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 2nd, 2012 by dcblogs

Amply illustrated photo tour of thrift and consignment shops in the U Street area. The Funky Junkie.

Stirrup Queens writes; The storm began with a loud crack — lightning must have hit a tree — and the ChickieNob’s accompanying piercing shriek of “Mommy!”

Wild and Crazy Pearl describes all the things she had to do to take 3,157 photographs for a book about Washington’s restaurants.

The Lovely Prelude explains her life in photos.

Photos of Que sera, Sarah‘s Alaskan tour. (Internet cost: 65 cents a minute.)

Photos of the Penthouse Rooftop Club. Fab Empire.