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

A story about small apartment life at Tales from Washington DC. It begins: DC. DC. DC. I loathe you right now.

Very funny: A few more great moments in editing. Bilbo’s Random Thought Collection

How a little act of kindness can have a big impact. Caterwauling. Also read: The One With the Red Stethoscope shares some more acts of kindness.

The writer at Hannah, just breathe, is consistently excellent, but this post, October road, is near poetry. It speaks to the longings inside all of us.

This headline says it perfectly about baseball in DC at the moment: Stare out the window and wait for spring. Federal Baseball.

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

You and me and wallie make three explains why she decided to live in a 270-sf apartment in DC.

A conversation about a guy named Bob. Doin’ the Grown-Up.

This is by a LA-based writer, but it’s packed with wisdom.Unemployment: 12 Things I Learned From Getting Laid Off In My 60s. Ann Brenoff.

It’s time to play the bone game. not so linear.

Here I stand: the worst mama on the planet. Mama’s Got Moxie.

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

How to find DC speakeasies, with photos. Doing the District.

This has to be one of the strangest Metro stories: Beware of the shoe bandit. Unsuck DC Metro.

Lemon Gloria shares a conversation that ends, for good reason it seems, with Um, apparently.

Very cool. In Shaw shares a photo of all the shelves she has filled with her canning.

A tribute to an aunt who passed away suddenly at age 52. Peace Love Nicole.

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

Not a Runner tries night hiking.

The Funky Junkie adopts a 1950s look.

A road rage incident. Candy Sandwich.

Big Bear Cafe is reviewed by DC Wrapped Dates.

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

Not a Girl, Not Yet Wino, takes us through her life in DC. It begins: I’ve lived in DC since 2004 and an unbelievable number of things have changed. The lovely man across the hall from me who used to stage holiday-themed scenes with bunnies and Jesuses is gone, lost to a beach-close property in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Most of Arlington, where I lived from 1995 until I went to graduate school, has become the Disney of middle class chain stores. Have dinner at Cheesecake Factory! Before shopping at the Container Store! In your Lululemon yoga pants! I think I speak for the whole area when I write that we no longer eat ice cream, we pay $6 for organic pistachio gelato. The spoons are free.

Metro seeks to turn image around with new approach to car design. The preview you may thought you saw of the new cars isn’t the real preview. This is it: New Metrorail cars. NotionsCapital.

In Shaw writes: Many years ago I went to a neighborhood meeting and an old oldtimer was going on about the neighborhood’s history, her version of it, and it didn’t sound right to me, so I went looking for proof. At this point in my research, I’m saying Truxton Circle, and I am calling it that, has a multi-racial, multi-ethnic history. The post: Whose history.

Amazing: Another Day, Another Vegan Burglary. DC Vegan.

Pepita is too cute. Washington Humane Society.

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

Living, loving, dying and grieving on Facebook. Pamela’s Punch.

Why you should always meditate before checking Facebook. Cosmology of Reya.

Rich …. Marathon’s Mistress. Adventures at a West Coast gym.

Advice on how to prepare for your tattoo appointment.
The DC Metro Retro. A 12 point list.

The Jefferson Memorial wedding portrait. Nice work captured by iPhone. LIT’s Living on Capitol Hill (Hell!?)

The DC Food Rag reports on the “Shack Shake” experience.

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

Mahoganie: Musings East of the Anacostia River writes about the suffocation of creativity in DC

Urban Sketchers. Marilyn.

Notes on the DC sniper by Chocolate City Review. Excerpt: It was tense back in Washington D.C. I remember it well. One of the first killings – an elderly Ethiopian man on Georgia Avenue – is a spot not far from my home. When I pass it today I still look for the spot where the flowers were dropped after the killing.

My Complete Guide to Staying Safe and Anonymous Online. The Angry Bureaucrat.‘s cross country trip reaches its final stretch .

PunditMom explains what’s right with Big Bird and what’s wrong with Mitt Romney.

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

A neighbor rings the doorbell of Suburban Sweetheart‘s place with a complaint, actually a very composed tirade, about noise.

The Barney Crone tells a story about Ireland, far from where I was raised.

Carlarjenkins is helping out the Obama campaign and wonders she is only person to show up for “data training” with a laptop. She writes: This is crazy because I RSVP on and read the instructions.

While out jogging, Erin Jackson, is approached by a cosmetics saleswoman.

The blog, 14th and You is now North Flintville. Owners have relocated.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 3rd, 2012 by dcblogs

Nats make the playoffs, beat the neighborhood to the big time. JDLand. JD writes:

As I watched the celebrations (and boy, that was some celebrating going on), I thought about the pretty woeful team that moved into the neighborhood in March 2008, and how if we had all been guaranteed that at the end of the fifth season at the new ballpark the team would be division champs, we would have thought it an amazingly short timeline (once we stopped laughing at the improbability of such a notion, especially after the dreadful ’08 and ’09 seasons).

Let’s not forget the world champion 1880 Washington Nationals. DC Baseball History.

Who Saw This Coming? About the Nationals at Federal Baseball.

Gone already. Reagan art makes an appearance in Dupont Circle. Just-Ted:The Photographs

Adams Morgan picked as one of “Prettiest Painted Places” in US, says Borderstan.. Is that better than making the hipster list, H Street?

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

The Autobiography of Steve tells of his home, and writes: I passionately desire to return to North Dakota. And, more so, to McVille, North Dakota.

Capitol Hill Style writes: When I moved to Washington, D.C., the first thing I noticed was that the concept of being “neighborly” was foreign to most city dwellers. I once knocked on a neighbor’s door to ask if she could take in my Sunday paper for me while I was away, and was treated as if I’d asked her to transport a car bomb. This chilly behavior was foreign to me. The post: A Eulogy for the “Mayor of Penn Quarter”

When the gossip you overhear is about you. feast after famine.

A very interesting looking pizza with an interesting name, Pizza Alla Griglia. Coolinary Inc.

Why I Will Vote for Obama. New Possibilities.