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DC Blogs Noted

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

Starting this edition of the round-up with a show and tell. You know how Washington people are a little different. It’s always been so according to this 1905 postcard of Thomas Circle. It is a double-wide, panoramic postcard, and because it’s so large we can only show part of it, the part with the message. To see the full postcard, please go here and click on the image. But what’s interesting about the postcard is the message written on it: “I am at home here. I remember what you told me not long ago but I’ve found company for there are more mushy people in this city than I ever saw before. Signed Geo.” So there you have it: Washington people have been a little different for at least the last 107 years.

The “blog” of “unnecessary quotation” marks. Love “this.”

Sassy Marmalade says that apartment hunting is exactly like dating.

How the GOP will react after Romney’s defeat. Not Enough Tequila In The World.

Lemon Gloria tells us that: At Target the other day, I passed a shelf of Always Radiant Maxi Pads. Which gave me pause. Radiant. Maxi pads. Radiant.

Unsuck DC Metro shares the response they got from Metro’s PR team, in the post: Do not question Metro.

DC Blogs Noted

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

In real estate news, Urban Turf reports: Logan Circle’s unique carriage house sells at $160,000 above asking. Very cool roof deck.

Marathon’s Mistress takes a tumble during a run, a fall that seems to unleash something else. Excerpt: A guy who must have been running behind me stopped to see if I was alright. “Are you okay?” he asked alarmed and concerned. “Just go,” I snapped, almost with contempt. “I’m fine. I’m fine. Keep going.” And then instantly, in addition to feeling hurt and embarassed, I also felt like a shit head. I’d been unnecessarily mean and short with a stranger who simply stopped to assist me.

“That’s an old movie”: Mayor Williams defends changing city. Greater Greater Washington.

Puppy killer pleads guilty. Frozen Tropics. (Editor’s note: Picture may be disturbing to some.)

Greyhound and Peter Pan bus lines relocate to Union Station. Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space.

Toki Underground gets a visit from Eat Run Read, with photos.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Red Stethoscope reaches down deep to write this post about her medical career. It’s called, The End of the Road.

If you didn’t make the Library of Congress National Book Festival this year, here’s what you missed. Library of Congress Blog.

Pike streetcar accidents would cost $15-$20 million per year, writes Arlington Yupette.

Welp, I officially hate the pill. Awkward Sex and the City.

Final salute for the Sergeant at Arms. Monumental Thoughts.

Here’s your chance to record your life story for posterity. ARL Now.

Ten reasons the Internet is awesome. BBB.

Melancholia, the movie. Emily writes: I sat on my couch just staring at the screen for about 15 min. when it was over. Capital Style.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Jimbo moves to Portland and makes the trip across the country driving a truck. He lists some of the best and worst of the states’ rest stops.

Confessions of a (Former) Wedding Photographer. Wild and Crazy Pearl.

Scantily clad women dancing on the field at Senators game circa 1924. Ghosts of DC. And it’s before wardrobe malfunction entered into the lexicon.

Back to school and head infestation. Tales from Coach Land.

Leslie in Adams Morgan recalls her earliest memories and her role today as family historian.

Here’s an update on the 47%: Seven of the ten wealthiest counties in the U.S. are in the DC area. Outside the Beltway.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Mirth, Musings & More presents 47% art.

How to deal with the worn-out welcome mat. All Life in Local. Advice column by Rachel.

More advice. Ask Allie offers tips on a how to dress well on a really limited budget. Wardrobe Oxygen.

Skin Opens at Strathmore and reception tonight. Daily Campello Art News.

Painterly Visions, which began eight years ago when blogging was still fresh and Facebook wasn’t on the radar, is closing down. But its longtime writer, Anne Marchand, has launched a different blog, Anne Marchand Studio News.

DC Blogs Noted

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

This is an amazing post — the photos are incredible — of a wedding on a glacier. Tear to eye. The Andy Aupperlee Explosion 5000.

Ouch. One of DC’s great bloggers, Scotus at DC Universe, is shutting down.

As we get older, friendships are harder to maintain. Hannah, just breathe…

The Search for J Street is now in Brooklyn. Check out photos. Why does it seem that NYC, in whatever it does big or small, is always more interesting? For more proof see this NYC photo at Love is Blonde.

Guerrilla Gardeners will be hosting a ‘seed bomb‘ table at the DC State Fair. Volunteers sought.

Chicks Dig Poetry writes: I am once again in a wedding party. But this time as a poet.

DC Blogs Noted

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

The writer of the blog Uncomfortable Moments tells of her trip to a local shooting range. Excerpt:

Did you know that shooting a gun is so commonplace and accessible in America that there are Groupons for it? I didn’t, until my sister gave Sir UncMo one as a gift for his birthday: a shooting range experience for two, value $123, for just $45.

An Engineer in DC has been sick with fever but still manages to read a book. The book is by Michael Grunwald, “The New New Deal,” and it “boiled my blood far more than the fever could.

The Law Blog writer goes out with his co-workers, and writes: I suggested Jack Rose. In retrospect, it was a ballsy move for a not-yet associate to steer the entire group but it paid off. The bar features a huge whiskey list, good beer, and a fun atmosphere. The highlight was definitely buying a partner a manhattan and praying she liked it. Luckily she did, and now I feel like she is barred from being mean to me for my first six months.

The Green Fairy finds out about the canimals at Eastern Market.

Volunteers are sought for the DC State Fair.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Streetamatic. Very nice collection of people photos.

Cab drivers and restrooms and other disasters. Herb of DC.

America’s first “Missing Drone” flier, perhaps, posted in DC. Lawfare.

It isn’t always easy being cool in Clarendon. Brad Kanus, who writes: If you’re from an upper middle class family and have maintained that status out of college, Clarendon is your place to be. Just look at me – I’m the quintessential Clarendon person to the point of being the mascot for the entire movement/community.

Edith’s Cool, Calm and Collected U Street Apartment. Apartment Therapy. Many photos of this well decorated apartment.

Because we can never get enough cute dog photos: Layla. Washington Humane Society blog.

The headline says it all: Yet Another Pret A Manger Coming Soon To Downtown. Penn Quarter Living.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Here is an actual example of a child’s school work that will likely bring a smile. Stimeyland.

Dear Rachel: One of my friends told us that the bouncer at the door, who had patted us all down and taken our cover money, had groped her. We began to debate if we should leave in protestAll Life is Local.

Lit’s Living on Capitol Hill (Hell?) advertises her digital art in the Hill Rag.

A guy walks into my officeRude Cactus.

Strange story about the forced removal of “Marion Barry’s Dirty Asian Summer Punch from the menu at the Pug” with discussion on Frozen Tropics.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Merciful copy editors attack cliche-driven writing by always doubling down on the smart and funny Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog.

Capital Sarcasm recalls 9/11 and the pride she feels today supporting our troops.

Remembering. The Cosmology of Reya. It begins: I was talking to a friend who lives in NYC. We were talking about the Civil War, about what it takes to be a soldier, about what kind of courage, valour or insanity it takes to actually walk into a battlefield, ready to kill or be killed. At some point in the conversation, my friend said, “Oh dear. It looks like a plane crashed into the WTC.”

Scenario from real life … Rantings of a Creole Princess.

Entertaining people photos from Baltimore Comic Con by Team Wet Dog.