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DC Blogs Noted

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

Vacation Reports: Scott’s Take takes an extended hike on Vermont’s Long Trail to help recalibrate life. Also, photos of Vermont. Hitherto.

Suburban Sweetheart is taking a shower when she hears someone in her apartment. Panic sets in.

Strange and unexplained story about mystery doctor appointments. Alice’s Wonderland.

DC Film Girl says The Bourne Legacy falls short.

The idea of cold fusion remains alive and well. Bensozia.

Lucent Moments takes you on a tour of the Congressional Cemetery. Photos.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Tragically, many neighborhood blogs in DC write about nothing to entertain people at work with nothing to do (Thankfully for this blog). A new blog, Titan of Trinidad, parodies this being and nothingness. The post, Stolen rosemary plant- goes by the name “Robert,” illustrates. Thanks to City Desk for putting this blog on the radar.

Former Oscar Meyer Wienermobile driver runs for nation’s second highest office. Notions Capital. The Chronicles of Tewkesbury weighs in as well: Dorks.

DC Guerrilla Poets at Dupont Circle, a report, with many photos, by Capitol Media

DC has a new, just opened, brewery and it’s a hit with the writer of Yours for Good Fermentables.

Sunday vintage shopping in search of inspiration for a new wardrobe. Photos. A Vintage Muse.

Because you can never get enough cute puppy photos. Scary Mommy.

DC Blogs Noted

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

DC bloggers keep turning up in Venice. The Gracious Gaze is the latest to file a vacation report from this beautiful city. The first photo in this collection is just super.

Memo to guys who use their cell phones in public restrooms. First, you must be dense. Second, you can’t explain the noise away. Rude Cactus is little more gentle about the issue, but just as pointed.

The ether (or the people at the ends of the Internet) will respond. The Newest Dealer reflects after learning of a friend’s cancer.

The American History Museum blog looks at the 1948 Olympics in London. Food rationing was still in effect. Excerpt: Many English athletes supplemented their diet with whale meat as this was readily available and proved to be a good source of protein. The visiting Olympic teams brought their own food to help augment the rationing program and donated all surplus food to London hospitals after the Games were over.

The first year of marriage is reviewed in the post: A work in progress. Marie’s Cafe.

This summer has made everyone hate summer, writes Gomie in the Capitol City. The post: Summer Depression.

DC Blogs Noted

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

The Girl With the Traveling Blue Shoes, tells the story of the woman onboard the Metro. An excerpt:

Her face was round, plump around the cheeks, a faint dab of freckles spread across the bridge of her nose. Her ebony hair was clipped into a twist behind her head, leaving only a few slovenly curls hanging out in front. She wore a pale pink sweater, zipped to the collar. She spoke softly, almost at a whisper. “Excuse me, ladies and gentleman,” she said. “I have a presentation.”

Old school and old film photographers everywhere will appreciate this 35mm work. Jeneric Generation.

The blogger at Blotter Paper was back in DC recently and spent a little time at his parent’s home. He shares his observations about the District. Excerpt:

Politics is very important. And it can sometimes be very uncomfortable to live in a city where politics form the crux of most conversations. You either end up discussing politics in a banal or cynical way, or you get into arguments.

Dan & Shannon’s cozy new Capitol Hill home tour via Apartment Therapy.

If you can’t afford a house, you can at least own a piece of H Street’s Future. Frozen Tropics. A program that allows you to invest in development projects.

Style guide note for bloggers and reporters: Everything east of the river is not Anacostia. Congress Heights on the Rise.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 8th, 2012 by dcblogs

Maybe DC Metro isn’t so bad, at least as far as stand-on-the-right is concerned. An observation about DC shared by a NYC blogger, 2nd Ave. Sagas.

Ok, the Metro escalators did break (see immediately below) and hurt people, but this post, titled More breakage, is a welcome detour from the latest nothing works news. It involves roofs, storms and kids. Soup is not a finger food.

The Metro escalator accident untangled in comments, tweets. Unsuck DC Metro. More information at City Desk.

Mitt Romney is a serial liar who will literally say anything to get elected. The Angry Bureaucrat.

Interesting photo comparisons of the Georgetown Waterfront. The Georgetown Metropolitan.

Urban Turf details the doubling of house prices in the last decade in Bloomingdale and LeDroit.

Shameless plug: Buy my book! Courtney Runs.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Vacation update: Reporting from Venice is How Now Brownpau with many photos, video.

A do-not-wear-at-work style guide during Washington’s off season or recess. Absolutely DC.

The DC Token‘s take on conservative groups The post: What the names really mean.

Are U Street NW Restaurants “Swagger-Jacking?” City Desk.

The One With the Red Stethoscope writes: How I burned my bottom.

Florida Girl in DC has a list of best restaurants in Tampa for the Republican convention.

Kelly the Culinarian on 10 things I wish I had known about being an adult.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Capitol Hill Style explains how she earns money from her blog.

Mascara and Microchips finds plenty of offensive comments brought on by the Chick-Fil-A controversy. The post: I stopped reading after the first four pages of comments.

What happens when you lose your house keys. Good advice from Absolutely DC.

A new home purchase prompts this observation: Something sexy about a gut. Green Canary.

The routine discarding of expertise in policymaking. Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 3rd, 2012 by magnolia

Yesterday was IPA Day. That pleased my father greatly. (Give me an Abita Amber or a Shiner Bock, please, and save the hops for others.) But even some IPA lovers believe that IPA Day may not be something to write home about. – DC Beer.

Not only do I love the concept of this blog in general, I think we can all identify with the concept of nonfulfillment behind this one. – Life As List.

Man, is the title of this one ever an understatement. Adventure doesn’t even scrape the surface! – Green Canary.

Pretty pictures of snack food! Something to nosh on while watching the Olympics, perhaps? – Eat, Run, Read.

And to take us out, the full sturgeon moon, courtesy of Candy Sandwich. Enjoy this last-days-of-summer weekend, y’all!

DC Blogs Noted

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

A different take on Olympic fever by Jodifur in the post: Fine America, You Win.

Information you can’t find on Wikipedia is now available via Brad Kanus: The different kinds of friends you have on Facebook.

The District Curmudgeon finds a license plate sans car and decides to be a good citizen.

Listed District writes about things for sale on Craigs List. This post offers sharp critiques of things that have been up for sale way too long. The post: Nobody Wants Your Stuff.

Google Streetview goes inside shops on U Street. Left for leDroit.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 1st, 2012 by dcblogs

A great blog announces its end. City Girls.

DC Diva has a baby. Many photos.

Petition Calls for DC City Council to Strike Down “Monopoly” on Growler Beer Sales. DC Beer.

C’est n’importe quoi or the proper response. The Girl with the Traveling Blue Shoes.

The final stop on a world tour: Day 603: London, A True English Hostess. Nasty Wayfarin Habit.

A philosophical reason for bringing rocks into your home. Mess of Grace.