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

DC Like a Local writes: I’m pleased to announce that my first book is hitting the shelves shortly. Capitol Hill Haunts is the comprehensive ghostly history of the Hill.

Along the theme of the post above, a graveyard fan visits the Rock Creek Cemetery and returns with photos, including an interesting study of the ghostly and sad Adams Memorial. Three White Leopards.

Trapped at the National Zoo during the storm Saturday, DC Zena watched the flamingos react to the coming storm. She seeks shelter and ends up in the gift shop. Writes Zena: Some people took this opportunity to purchase giant stuffed pandas because they protect your belongings really well in a downpour.

Urban Turf: Fall Market Predictions: Lower Rents, Lower Rates, Lower Supply.

A quick take on the new Union Market by Candy Sandwich.

This, actually, looks tasty. Poached Chicken Legs Supreme. Capital Cooking.

DC Blogs Noted

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

The Chamomile Tea Party’s First Ad in Washington, DC’s Metro. Life Outtacontext.

In California, Laurie Writes’ heart is racing and 911 is called.

Surf Rhythm explains what he likes and hates about Ocean City. He begins: After all, when you take away the cotton candy, crowded boardwalk, trashy hotels and trashier bars, cops, red lights, junk food and sand renourishment projects, the place is clearly lacking, right?

More stories from Italy by I am Lefty. Her latest begins: Napoli has the chaos and disdain for human life that i thought only existed in central africa or india, or places where you don’t drink the water. but no, this mess is in europe, italy no less!

Near Eastern Market, a dog appears without an owner apparent. Absolutely DC.

New slogan for Metro: Always expect delays. Jason’s View from DC.

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

It’s 3 a.m. on U Street and cabs are being very selective about where they take people. This writer, From Carolina to the Capital, tells the story about how they beat a cab driver at his own game.

By now everyone is probably familiar with U.S. Rep. Todd Akin’s view on rape. But what they may not know is how much his views hurt people who know from experience real pain. Just read Fresh Muddy Waters.

Not Enough Tequila In The World writes about the “loaner,” the vehicle the dealer gives you while they repair your car. The miserable loaner.

Why I’m most likely unqualified to care for others, writes our resident blogger and medical student, Red Stethoscope.

DC’s Union Market to Open Saturday. DC Mud.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 5th, 2012 by dcblogs

Stimeyland writes a column about autism for the Washington Times Communities, and she has come to realize that its editorial writers can be deep fried crazy. A recent editorial, she wrote, “attacking affirmative action for people with disabilities seeking to enter the federal workforce” upset Stimeyland who was faced with a voice vs. conscience decision. The first post is Aug. 30. There’s a follow-up published yesterday.

When overseas, don’t let on that you’re an American, advises I am a lefty. From Italy, an excerpt: I avoid at all costs saying that i am american, as there is a couple who recently snuck through the door, and are trying to order, and the woman, who is a perfect imitation of george costanza’s mother says “Gary! i can’t have clams! i’m allergic to clams you know that! if i eat clams i’ll swell up and die! you want me to die gary?” and just so we are on the same page, she is not talking about clams, she is talking about “clayams.”

NFL Kicks Off: Sports Sense predictions.

Our city is winning. Neighborhood Nomads considers the Nats: Today the Nationals are in first place with summer behind us and nothing but September and October baseball ahead.

Capital Cooking list her top 10 spots for outdoor drinks.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 4th, 2012 by dcblogs

Two years and thoughts about marriage. The House that Lars Built.

DC Minnie makes speed bumps a priority on her street after an accident, but the process for getting them is complicated.

The Dithering of a District Diva compares an incident in her past with something Twilight star, Kristen Stewart, did.

Heart Strings decides to “come out” and tell her Mom that she pole dances.

Muddy fun, 8 miles with 75 obstacles and other stuff. Photos. From IU to DC.

The DC Token has assembled a list of his favorite quotes. Familiar but fresh.

Photo: Postcard, 1908.