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DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 21st, 2012 by dcblogs

An American Girl in Washington reveals her means, methods and attitude in an interesting post that begins: I have always been obsessed with having balls. Not the rubber kind that you play with outside, but cajones. I don’t know where it comes from. Maybe being a girl who got picked on a lot.

A post about a date with a hunter is called Opening Sally. I wouldn’t Date Him.

What is Santarchy DC 2012? Good Brown Gravy has a ton of photos, which makes it easy to understand.

Urban Turf explains how DC’s zoning revisions could change the city. Excerpt: Once the new code is in place, our neighborhoods and streets will likely look undeniably different. Alley homes and accessory dwelling units may appear on existing lots, corner stores may pop up in residential areas, and the city may become greener.

First peek at Batter Bowl Bakery by Frozen Tropics.

Note: We will publishing on an irregular basis over the holidays. To those who have sent in requests to be entered in the live feed over the past month or so, those blogs will be entered during the holiday week.

Photo: Everyone Needs Love. Happy Holidays to all our readers.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Because you can never get enough cute cat photos. Que sera, Sarah.

Funny, I Don’t Feel 40. Sarah and the Goon Squad.

A well argued point: Is Santa really a man? Bilbo’s Random Thought Collection.

Ah, Instagram really blew it. Sword and the Script deletes his account.

elizatelg has moved to DC.

Support Sandy Hook Elementary community this Friday at the Science Club. DC This Week.

DC Blogs Noted

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

City Girl has survived a lot, but now she is sharing some really great news. It’s the kind of news we all need.

Talking about Sandy Hook with the kids. Stirrup Queens. Also read, Rude Cactus: A conversation I never wanted to have.

Bill O’Reilly is saying it’s all a matter of “evil,” writes DC Literary Outsider.

Mom-In-A-Million manages to get an actual transcript of the secret negotiations between President Obama and Speaker Boehner.

Meet the artist of a great NYT’s illustration, the blogger at Alley Cats and Drifters.

DC Blogs Noted

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

After the shooting in Connecticut, jokes about guns from the pulpit. Scott’s Take writes: Saturday Night Live got it so right. My church got it so wrong.

Much needed smiles, all in photos — great work from Scary Mommy.

2012 – A Year to Forget. Rice Quips.

Top 10 Restaurant Openings of 2012. Best Bites.

Resiliency in the aftermath of a shooting. American Red Cross Blog.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Some blogs from Connecticut, as well as DC.

My Left Nutmeg writes: I broke down in tears while I hugged my daughter when she got off the bus yesterday (she looked at me like I was nuts). While I enjoyed my traditional pizza night with my little girl as we watched episodes of iCarly and the Good Luck Charlie Christmas special, I couldn’t stop thinking about those parents in my favorite little town in Connecticut who are grieving the loss of their loved one.

A Flower for the Children of Newtown. Color Sizzle.

Why Have So Few Things Changed Since Gabby Giffords Was Shot? Pundit Mom.

Capital Sarcasm was born and raised in Connecticut and writes about the larger issues.

Tolkien Geek writes from Connecticut: Sandy Hook Elementary School is my youngest son’s school.

Yes, Sandy, There is a Santa. Aldon Hynes’s blog.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Holiday treat #1: Cookie making while drinking. Photos. juxaexposed

Holiday treat #2: Don’t giggle because your co-workers will get curious. Frozen Tropics.

A tribute to the strangers of DC. Suburban Sweetheart.

Really great set of photos of the Marine Corps Marathon at DC Discombobulated.

An update on DC’s move toward legalizing marijuana. Capital Comment.

DC Blogs Noted

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

The DC Office of Planning recently has launched a blog. It’s very well done. This post is about the best three blocks in DC.

R.U. Seriousing Me? writes about DC’s parking wars. Excerpt: The probability that a DC household with a $35,000 annual income owns a car is slightly higher than 50%. The likelihood that a household earning $50,000 has a car is about 64%.

Why aren’t all streetlights equal in DC? Park View DC.

What Micky Eats goes to Union Market and takes many photos of what’s for sale.

Where to eat barbecue in DC, and the undisputed champion of BBQ. Doing the District.

DC Blogs Noted

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

An observation of someone who is just new to the neighborhood. Raymond Bryson.

How much am I amused by my neighbors? Photo. Alice’s Adventures Underground.

My perfect red lace dress for merry hotmess fest.
Love Elizabethany.

A possible explanation as to why the Metro door sometimes close early, like when you’re trying to get on. Unsuck DC Metro.

The difficult Christmas list. Where’s My Cape.

DC Blogs Noted

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

The Autobiography of Steve writes about his battle with PTSD. He is an Iraq combat vet. Excerpt: Following my first combat tour of Iraq, this condition was more acute than it may be presently. At the time, I was fear-struck nearly every instance I encountered the sound of low flying aircraft. This specific issue was due to a vicious missile attack I was party to in early 2003.

Our blogger writes: In which we were two weeks early to a party and I got all mouthy with the cops. Lemon Gloria. And for good reason.

Can someone please take the crayons away from DC’s Taxi Cab commission. What Color Will D.C.’s Taxis Be? Loose Lips.

Who was this taxi driver? Ghost of DC admires a 1935 photograph that earns its superlative.

Why isn’t your dog well behaved? Borderstan.

DC Blogs Noted

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

DC DOT has sent people to 40 locations to gather data on bicycle use. It shows a steady rise. Some other facts: 77% of the bikers are male, and 76% of all riders wear helmets. d.ish.

Red Nose has the flu and writes: So, I spent most of today in the ER.

After 10 years of blogging, Occam’s Razor writes: Blogging takes a huge amount of my time, but as a financial investment I’ve been panning for fool’s gold. I’ve earned just $343.51 in Google AdSense revenue over the years.

Distric Cuisine posted the menu of a new H Street restaurant, Steak & Ice.

Inaugural ball news: If you’re a plutocrat with a heart and want to mingle with Ashley Greene, Kirsten Dunst and Tim Daly, you can buy a ticket here. I Don’t Do Clubs.