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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 31st, 2012 by dcblogs

My Visit to the Psychic. Stirrup Queens.

A Halloween Confession. Freewheeling Spirit. It begins: They say confession is good for the soul, and it is with great resolve to save my damaged soul that I finally tell this story that has haunted my every waking hour since I was 13 years old.

The horse jogger was very funny, and DCist has a nice piece with some background. The Viral Rise of Jimmy Kruyne, D.C.’s Horse-Mask Hurricane Jogger. DCist

Cuddling with Bowser. Photo. Juxtaexposed

Hurricane Sandy: Which Presidential Candidate Will She Help? Pundit Mom. Hard to say.

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

News story of the week: Sauk Rapids Woman Gets Out of D.C. ‘Just in Time’, Ahead of ‘Sandy’ From WJON in St. Cloud, Minn.

Good Brown Gravy made this video prediction about Hurricane Sandy. See if he’s right.

Writes Jodifur: I can’t imagine what my life would be like without my best friend.

Phnx65 offers opinions about the name “Sandy,” the TV weather folks and her neighbors. Excerpt: Here it is, this big, bad Frankenstorm, and we’ve named it Sandy. All I can see is Olivia Newton John in her ponytale and sweater, wringing her hands and singing Hopelessly Devoted to You.

A survey of tacos in DC at Forking DC.

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

DC’s Websites Get an F for Emergency Information, writes All Life if Local.

Long lines, high Democratic turnout in early voting in Burtonsville, Md. Just Up the Pike.

Zoning Overlay: More Food in Cleveland Park? Ward3DC.

Columbia Journalism Review writes about Homicide Watch, in the post, Murder Inc.

Advice to unpaid interns: you’re being exploited and won’t get a job. Quartz. Interning as mockery of human worth.

DC Film Girl helps to make your movie choices easy. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D’ Review: Don’t Waste Your Time.

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

Dating violence: apparently it’s not too early to have that talk. PunditMom.

LIT’s Living on Capitol Hill (Hell!?) is on a mission to create more parking spaces in her neighborhood. To that end, she writes: So I went about making cards that can be slipped on the windshield to remind folks that being a little more considerate would be greatly appreciated.

A conversation with a four-year-old gets this headline: Next Up, String Theory. Lumpyhead.

Chromebook Versus the iPad. Which way to go? All Life is Local.

Fundamental problems with DC. Bilbo’s Random Thought Collection.

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

DC Literary Outsider tells of the time he met George McGovern.

Blogging is (possibly) not narcissistic, argues Jeneric Generation. She writes: The more I think about it I realize that yes, blogging might be narcissistic if we all posted onto our blogs, removed the “comment” application, and didn’t offer any way for others to communicate with us. Or if we used blogging as an escape from real life. But that is not the case, most of the time.

U Street Girl has moved to New York.

Best service by DC restaurants. What Micky Eats. A ranking.

Where to take a date in Columbia Heights. BBB.

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

The Angry Bureaucrat has slowed down a little in the blogging department. He writes: My wife and I have been very busy trying to get ready for the impending arrival of the Babycrat. But the upcoming election prompted him to explain why a Romney victory would be disastrous for American democracy.

Upscale bowling alley likely to open in Georgetown Park Mall. Vox Populi. Question: Is lowscale the opposite of upscale?

Ellen DeGeneres in DC. Famous DC reports that she was shopping for bowling shoes in Georgetown.

Watching the debate with the pets. Peaceful dog.

Good news and bad news from the weekend. Beyond DC

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

Mean Louise gets attention on her walk home but isn’t quite sure why. For a while, she was thinking: “Wow, the neighborhood is super-extra-friendly today!”

The caption under the first photo is so true. The Cosmology of Reya, who writes: Every year at this time, the Dead whisper to me.

Freewheeling Spirit once tried his hand at writing spam and learned a valuable lesson.

One wonders just what answers will be found in “Fruit Key & Twig Key to Trees and Shurbs.” The Book Inspcription Project.

Slow Cook discovers: A Miracle! Kids Eat Spinach!

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

Math leads to sobs but not for the reasons you might think. The not ever still life.

An adoption love story is a wonderful story. Washington Humane Society.

Not Enough Tequila in the World writes about his father-in-law’s passing. Excerpt: There’s a lot about his passing that is sad–he was always very nice to me and had all kinds of crazy stories. He’d known Bill Cosby when Cos’ was a young up-and-coming comedian, and he’d had a cameo in the Vincent Price film “Doctor Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine” (amazingly, my wife and I had actually seen that before we learned he had his cameo in it).

Arthouse cinema planned next to the 9:30 club? Perhaps, writes New Columbia Heights.

The downside of winning a $540 million lottery jackpot. A book review. Sean’s Ramblings

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

No one helped. The story from Collective Action for Safe Spaces. An excerpt: I then started to yell even louder attempting to get the attention of Metro employees, but unfortunately to no avail; not one person there did anything to intervene, deescalate the situation, restrain the individual, or even call police.

What are “class B apartments?” Urban Turf explains and then tells you why you’re unlikely to find a vacancy in one.

Fish Pickles explained. So Good.

First look, Drafting Table. DC Wrapped Dates.

Good Morning, now with Nutella. In Shaw.

Pretending to Care. Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog.

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

Welcome Back to Homicide Watch DC. It stopped publishing for a short period, but now it’s back. An amazing public response of volunteers and donations helped.

A former Hill worker tells of the times he shared small talk with Joe Biden. World in Motion.

This photo of a baseball scoring system used by the Washington Post is really something. Ghosts of DC.

The pros and cons of Columbia Heights. InTheCapital.

Argo is a masterpiece. DC Film Girl.