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

Immigration officers stopping nannies in neighborhood parks? New Columbia Heights.

Record shopping at DC’s Som Records. Vinyl District. Photos.

The kid who ruined Christmas. Scary Mommy.

Very interesting interview with some of the people involved in DC’s tiny house movement. Urban Turf.

Moms and nightclubs: A bad mix. Brunette on a Budget.

This Saturday is Wolf Trap’s annual holiday sing-a-long! Wolf Trap Insider.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Gambling at a casino in Maryland. In photos. Peace Love Nicole.

FoBoBlo provides a clever artistic interpretation of what GW’s smoking ban will look like.

Ok, this was posted before the big drawing. Wouldn’t it be something if …? Edatrix.

There is much debate in DC about whether building heights should be raised. A potentially nuclear issue, should your view suffer. BeyondDC has a post that will take you through some of the arguments.

The dark side of eReaders: Neighborhood bookstore, Kultura’s, to close, reports Borderstan.

Do you really want to be social in a gym? notarunner.

The blow out with Siri. Rude Cactus.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 28th, 2012 by dcblogs

Our local literary authority on mixed drinks takes you into the depths of the punch bowl. Washington Cube.

Playoff hopes remain for the Redskins, writes Capital Comment. We’re not sure about the use of “puncher’s chance” to describe the Redskins prospects, and will defer to Washington Cube (above) for a ruling on archaic phrases.

What may be the weirdest mainstream (Washington Post) editorial column (Richard Cohen) of the year gets shoutout (or something) from leading culture watching reporter, Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog. The column also caught the eye of City Desk.

All about H Street: Trendy Is As Trendy Does. (There’s a double paste here that hopefully will be fixed by the time you click. The column is a fun read.) Famous DC.

As go the trashcans, so goes the trash? Prince of Petworth.

Yours for Good Fermentables saw the movie Lincoln and adds some insights about the beer in the movie.

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

The days of incandescent bulbs are fading, but as farm fresh meat discovers compact fluorescent bulbs have problems. One issue: They are unacceptable for use with dimmers.

In my household, we worshipped the God of Art, writes Reya, who has a magical eye for photography.

Wherefore local beer? Yours for Good Fermentables.

5D or 3D? Crime along the border. In Shaw. Who knows what about the fellow who may have shot himself in the hand.

Construction work begins on the inauguration platform. Jason’s View from DC has photos.

Fix this. A photo report: Classy, #wmata. Queer and Loathing.

Check out the photos of Singapore by Superbunny. They have serious rules on their Metro.

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

Five things I’ve learned from working in a restaurant. dc food rag

Princess Zoe was adopted two years ago and Lindsey tells of the changes this dog brought into her life. Hitherto.

Dating the District tells the story of a high school romance, and her plans to meet her long ago suitor.

In Shaw has an interest in chickens but a problem with Roosters.

East Shaw DC presents the six development options for a parcel at the corner of 7th and R Streets NW. Which one would you pick?

If you still have some turkey left in your fridge (how long can it last?), here’s a recipe for leftover turkey nachos. Corcoran Street Kitchen.

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

Our local history museum has a great post explaining what was really on the Pilgrim menu. National Museum of American History.

There is a need to deal harshly with crime on transit, argues Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space.

Ice (Skating) Age Comes to Georgetown. Georgetown Dish reports on the just opened rink at Washington Harbor.

Some of the most outrageous things I’ve heard old folks say… Rantings of a Creole Princess.

One reason to stay awake: blog material. Everyone I know is Ridiculous tells of the I-can’t-sleep discoveries.

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

Candy Sandwich writes: Perhaps there are better things to do with a broken heart, but for some reason, Anna Karenina seemed a good idea on Saturday night, date night, at a sold out theater.

Meet Clover, real dog. Video. District Murphy.

How to burn a pumpkin, with instructions and photos. Alice’s Adventures Underground.

Eleven movies to see this winter. Cloture Club.

The food truck battle. Urban Turf.

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

Courtney Brooks observes behavior on the Metro and offers some theories. Excerpt: Granted, I am from the Appalachian South, and naturally anticipate exchanges with rank strangers, but Metro riders seemed to want to avoid one another altogether. Collective Action for Safe Spaces.

DC’s five best noddle shops, according to Zagat.

Samantha’s Brewed Awakening has this to say about Dolcezza: The vibe inside Dolcezza is perfect and if my style were made into a cafe, this would be it.

New Dupont escalators go 0 for 3. Unsuck DC Metro.

End note: LOL, college rankings. Vox populi.

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

Wardrobe Oxygen writes without angst: Hi my name is Alison Gary and I’m 37 years old. I’ll be 38 in January. And I’m darn proud of my age, my life, my self.

An amusing collection of random photos from Alice’s Adventures Underground.

The Autobiography of Steve writes: Dreaming was not really getting me anywhere and was mostly causing disappointment. Instead of dreaming, I have grasped my own real satisfaction via a two-step process.

For some people, riding a Segway is dream come true. Photos. Unpopped Collar.

Monumental Thoughts is offering a free Lincoln-themed tour.

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

DCist entry in the NY Post’s headline writing contest concerns CIA love nest story: Holly Petraeus “Not Exactly Pleased” With Idiot Husband’s Affair Or His Crazy Girlfriend.

A writer at BBB is getting older but is holding on to the single life, as are many of her generation. Excerpt: If you look at the norm in this city, most of us are not what prior generations were by the time they were in their thirties. Those of us slowly, but surely creeping towards forty appear to be a strikingly close resemblance to who we were in our early twenties. We’re having outrageous Sunday Fundays that leave us pounding pot after pot of coffee on Mondays. We’re renting out tiny, overpriced apartments just so we can live in trendy neighborhoods.

When you must absolutely blame something, blame Facebook. Awkward Sex and the City.

A wedding in DC. Photos by Tina Dela Rosa.

More advice for Republicans. Occam’s Razor.