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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 28th, 2013 by dcblogs

Newly turned 60, Reya attends the Rosa Parks statue unveiling Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. The post: How Reya got her groove back.

Places where you can dance (for fitness) like a stripper. Doing the District.

This was a good idea, right? Shorter, black and pink hair design. WWKHD.

A history with Budweiser. Cycle Jerk.

DC Pepsi machine found to be vending malt liquor. DCist. More at Frozen Tropics.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 27th, 2013 by dcblogs

Truly amazing: This is my dad’s cell phone. The Donut.

The Wizard of Oz, writes Bilbo’s Random Thought Collection, is “a perfect cautionary tale for modern-day ultraconservatives, as it tells the story of four mooching characters who went to the government in search of handouts rather than solving their own problems.”

This is a fairly technical post, but there’s a real payoff. Bridge and Tunnel Crowd: Can You Run OTA Antenna TV and Internet Feeds on the Same Coax Cable? Yes!

Something said at the elevator triggers a moment of introspection. Caterwauling.

Crowdsourcing the grilled cheese. Love is Blonde.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 26th, 2013 by dcblogs

Musings from Me lists the things she liked and did not like about the Oscars.

Not Carrie Bradshaw writes: You know what good-looking people at the NIH are called? He asked. No, I said. Visitors.

A strong opinion about Yahoo’s telecommuting ban. Soup is not a finger food.

In Shaw writes about the many roommates she has had over the years.

You never know how your day might turn out: AAA offers tips for surviving plunge from Memorial Bridge. ARL Now.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 25th, 2013 by dcblogs

An ocean fishing adventure with photos. Fly. Fish. Eat.

The writer of Tales From The Sharrows has a new sweet ride, a Brompton folding bike. It is a gift from the Official Wife. He shares what he has learned: Bringing your folding bike on the Metro is really like being a guest at a party.

Remember the Lovecraftian horror that was Windows 95 with a new Tumblr. Mean Louise.

The District Curmudgeon wonders: A two-block shuttle for “urban lifestyle” apartments?

A review of Trader Joe’s microwave meals by DC girl in pearls.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 22nd, 2013 by dcblogs

I’m 36 and I Love All Of You, writes Jarvis Slacks, in a moment of birthday-induced introspection.

A loud angry voice in the office has some workers thinking about escape. lemon gloria.

One of those posts where I use my blog as a public diary. Awkward Sex and the City.

Seeking advice on a new car. Jess Runs.

The Cupcake Critic stops in at YoCake in Dupont Circle and takes photos.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 21st, 2013 by dcblogs

Sequester will hit hard around here. Bloggers are beginning to write about how it affects them. The Autobiography of Steve expects it will likely require furloughs of one-day per pay period. Virginia Girl isn’t sure what it will bring, and writes: Despite being a fed on the “inside” (as it were), the sequestration is a bit intangible to me.

Have you ever been to Havana, home of the permanent sequester? “You know how it is there early in the morning in Havana with the bums still asleep against the walls of the buildings; before even the ice wagons come by with ice for the bars?” After Hemingway wrote that, the first sentence in “To Have and Have Not,” who knows, he may have had a drink. Hemingway Cocktail Seminar at Union Market. Frozen Tropics.

In Shaw writes: Lately, I have taken an interest in what I’ll call the architecture of security.

Seemingly pointless advice that is worth passing along. Global Chameleon.

Finding advice for dealing with the culture of teen bullying. Pundit Mom.

Peace Love Nicole visits a tattoo parlor and a bar.

The Melitta coffee maker comes to an end. Soup is not a finger food.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 20th, 2013 by dcblogs

Edatrix, who writes: Never mind the fact that I’m adopted, good looks run in this family. Photo.

The PhD program rejection letters are arriving and A Wash of Paint considers her options, her life.

On Love and Loneliness. Lemmonex. A meditation that’s almost a poem. She writes: For every wasted effort, there is a moment when hands brush by and then hesitate.

Where Would I Be Without The Library? The Republic of T. A very good post about how the library helped to save this blogger’s life.

Comment of the Day: “I hope your killers do something positive with their lives.” Homicide Watch DC.

Unpopped Collar is moving to Stockholm. He writes: It’s hard to believe that after nearly 4.5 years in DC, I only have 10 days left in the District. He’s a very good photographer and shares his favorites.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 19th, 2013 by dcblogs

A homeless man shows up for Ping Pong dim sum. Justanoherdcmonday.

U Street Dirt says there are bullies in the neighborhood trying to upend what should be a civil debate.

My Oscar Ballot 2013. Footnotes.

Engagements: Mascara and Microchips shows what’s changed in a photo. Magnolia writes: so yeah, that happened. the man is now the fiancé (although he will stay “the man” in blog-land; inserting that accent is annoying). we’re getting ourselves hitched up. i get to formalize the central relationship of my life – from buddy to best friend to confidante to partner in crime to boyfriend to life partner. and in a few months, to husband.

Why I’m Adding “Feminist” to My Online Profiles. Nutgraf.

Photos from inside the main reading room at the Library of Congress. Neighborhood Nomads.

Surprisingly nice dog photo. District Murphy.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 14th, 2013 by dcblogs

Bad math makes for poor reporting. In My Backyard – DC. Excerpt: The assertion that the proposed U Street moratorium area has the highest concentration of liquor licenses in the District is not only inaccurate, but obviously so, and by an enormous margin.

Those who run things have decreed that DC cabs shall be a solid red color. Greater Greater Washington.

WWWKHD says she is trying a new approach to dating. A grown-up approach.

The errandonnee:morning commute by Random Duck.

Nugget’s story — the donor egg process. My Life in DC. Seeking the best option for a successful pregnancy.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on February 13th, 2013 by dcblogs

The writer at Silver Spring Singular gets a speed camera violation ticket from the city of Greenbelt accusing him of going 13 miles over the limit. The problem: He hasn’t been in Greenbelt in years.

Looking for something to do on Presidents Day? The Library of Congress is offering a rare photographic opportunity. It is allowing people to enter the rarely opened Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building.

Fiery and Opinionated tells about her arrival in San Francisco, and shares many photos.

A pizza tribute by Delectabelle, who writes: The thought of Long Island pizza makes me yearn for the days of my misspent youth, galavanting, around town, grabbing a slice of what would become one of the most coveted and craved delicacies I have ever had the pleasure of eating.

Is Yelp the New Front Page? Sword and the Script examines the importance of peer reviews.