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

Goodbye tourists! Hello freshmen! Vox Populi about #GeorgetownProblems.

Eat the District says so long Tenleytown, hello U Street.

RealityBites enjoys a staycation but says it didn’t work out as hoped, and writes: Next time I will just suck it up and spend the money to go somewhere to escape reality and my really horrible, boring, lonely, awful life!

Weird and offensive happenings at the GOP national convention.

Too bad this isn’t a sport because we’re winners: Washingtonians Are Nation’s Most Accident-Prone Drivers. David Gaines.

There are some in DC who would like nothing better than to turn the MLK library over to developers. If you care about the library’s future, then take note of what Penn Quarter has to stay about an upcoming hearing.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 29th, 2012 by dcblogs

Gosh Gee Golly begins: I submit that there’s nothing that can make you feel like more of a jerk than forgetting your mother’s birthday.

Even if you don’t drink beer after a bike ride, or don’t ride bikes or drink beer, you may still find this post interesting for its declious detail: Radler – The Cyclists’ Beer. Portajohn.

This headline doesn’t oversell the story: Five Amazing Facts About Crows. The Natural Capital. Too bad crows can’t run for Congress.

Trillectro 2012 in photos. Go Kate Shoot.

HotNess or HotMess? Audience seems to think mess. Rantings of a Creole Princess.

DC Blogs Noted

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

It’s been 15 years since Sassy Marmalade arrived in DC for school. She reflects on the transition, including the hard part.

Interesting stories and photos by Laurie Writes from the road and the middle of somewhere.

Going to Charlotte! Pundit Mom gets ready for a trip.

Ok, aside from having the strangest name for a blog in the history of the entire planet, Chertoff’s Fabulous Bone Structure, wins the award, perhaps, for the longest wake-from-the-sleep blog post and writes: A lot has happened in the four years since our last post.

Meet Bat Man and the Elastic Woman at Alice’s Adventures Underground.

In search of a new job? This blog is always worth checking out: Public Affairs Jobs.

DC Blogs Noted

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

This might be the tourist encounter story of the year: The Karma of Screaming at a Metrobus Operator. Malnurtured Snay

Tysons Corner is about to see a radical makeover that may turn it into a destination. With maps, the Aesthetics of Everywhere explains what’s in store.

Your political discourse on crack. Glaa Forum. Another read: President Obama Must Stand Up and Address Racism! New Possibilities.

Just saw ParaNorman, and it was OK. Econo-Girl.

Daily Campello Art News writes: When Earth children of the year 7012 are asked what do they know about the 20th century, the only answer will be one name, Neil Armstrong and one date when man landed and walked on the moon, Sunday, July 20, 1969.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Red Nose gets personal about the dangerously misinformed, in the post: Where I stand.

DC is apparently eliminating librarians at many schools. Perhaps Mayor Gray has some left over campaign funds to prevent this from happening. Maybe there’s someone with a blank money order or two. One can only hope. The snark is ours. Washington Teacher will tell you what’s happening.

In the end, a pretty nice day. Love is Blonde.

Mimi and Meg tells about a day gone wrong.

Pamela’s Punch has a great report about a rock climbing adventure by Lindsey Clark.

A wonderful post: The threeness of three. Lemon Gloria.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 22nd, 2012 by dcblogs

Remembering comedian Phyllis Diller. She thought a lot about our local history museum. National Museum of American History Blog. Curator Dwight Blocker Bowers visited her home and writes: The pièce de résistance resided in an adjacent room. It was a large Steelmaster filing cabinet containing 48 drawers holding over 50,000 index cards, each of which held a joke that she used during her years as a stand-up comic. She called it her “gag file.”

The trend by restaurants to expand beer selections has a downside. The Hip Flask explains: I don’t want to sound ungrateful; in most situations like these more is better. But in such circumstances, after thumbing past the umpteenth page of choices, the Law of Diminishing Returns kicks in: I give up hope of adventurous drinking and order something I recognize.

Is the Republican Party Going All-In On the War On Women? The Angry Bureaucrat.

Runner Sweat Bomb. Malnurtured Snay. Is it crass or macho or wonderful to run without a shirt?

To The Poll: Should the White House Release its Beer Recipe? Yes. Best Bites.

Black and white dress classic. District of Chic.

DC Blogs Noted

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

The reaction to Friday’s violent attack in a part of a neighborhood considered somewhat safe. The Hill, which writes:

Many, including irritating and trolling commenters on local blogs, will say we need to remember we live in a city, in a neighborhood that was seen as anything but safe less than 20 years ago. While those comments are spot on, this is the sort of thing comes as a kick in the gut because of its randomness; because it is so severe that there’s hardly a way one can place blame or put any sort of responsibility on the victim –much less give the tired advice, ‘beware of your surroundings.’ TC was walking home from a favorite neighborhood dive, not far from his home, in a well-lit area. Walking home to the ones he loves: just like you and I do every day.

Mom-In-A-Million writes about the latest idiot (guess) who wants be in Congress. Her post starts: It’s time to clean house. Not my house. Not your house. The Houses of Congress and Statehouses and Governor’s Mansions. We need to get rid of any and all elected officials who don’t get that women are autonomous.

Neighborhood mailing lists are primal in DC. In many neighborhoods they eclipse newspapers, blogs and most other forms of communication in getting the message out. They can be combative, angry, generous and even loving. Seldom are they apologetic, but that’s what happened here. Left for LeDroit.

A request for a $1 turns full circle on the Metro. Bad Mommy Moments.

Racial segregation of the college educated, a guide and an argument at R.U. Seriousing Me?.

The Cuisine Queen goes to dinner, with camera, at 1789.

Not DC, just nice, Hex Message shares Spring and Summer 2012, iPhone Outtakes.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Manifest Density jumps out of an airplane. An excerpt: As I said, this wasn’t physical bravery. I think such a thing exists, and is necessary for someone to become a great athlete or dancer or even just to photograph well. This was more about embracing blankness, ignoring anxiety by focusing on the task at hand. It reminded me of my LASIK surgery more than anything else.

The Chronicles of Tewkesbury writes of holding a three week old baby and wondering, for a moment, why anyone would consider bringing a child into this world.

There are new regulations for signage in DC, including four designated entertainment areas. David Gains explains what this is all about and why the District will only have six billboards.

LIT’s Living on Capitol Hill (Hell!?) takes photo notes of rooftop life in Capitol Hill.

Public art invades Foggy Bottom. Some interesting art is photo-documented by Curious District.

DC Blogs Noted

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

DC Zena begins her travel report with a colorful opening sentence:

The middle of America has a heart of darkness that I am fascinated by. When the opportunity first came about to go west to Omaha, Nebraska, I immediately said yes. After the flights were booked and I began to speak about my plans, I was greeted with a familiar response by everyone I spoke to: “Why the hell would you want to go there?” and “I’ve never even been to Nebraska.”

Grateful Dating tells of a bad driver and what would have been a bad date. Two separate accounts that fit perfectly.

What Does One Game Mean? The Nationals Review.

Urban Turf wants to know whether Nextdoor will be popular in DC.

Scenario From Real Life: The Stalker. Rantings of a Creole Princess.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 15th, 2012 by dcblogs

Best post ever about a stolen bike rack. (In fact, a really good blog post). Cycle Jerk.

The writer of Homicide DC, Laura Amico, has won a fellowship to study journalism innovation at Harvard. The plan is to continue the blog as a student reporting lab and funds are being raised to accomplish that.

Thank You August! A celebration (kind of) of empty hallways in photos. LIT’s Living on Capitol Hill (Hell!?).

A failed tango lesson foreshadows a failed marriage. Requiem.

They are remaking Red Dawn? More Like Red Dumb (actually they remade it already, and it is releasing Nov. 21), writes Not Enough Tequila In The World.

Still a great book to read: The Secret History by Donna Tartt (Knopf, 1992). Sonnet 87 writes about a new book that tries to be a successor.