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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 30th, 2013 by dcblogs

A touching story about a dog named Micky. Rice Quips.

Greater Greater Washington catalogs some of Anacostia’s development ills in an effort to stick a pin into Anacostia’s favorable press coverage.

The Luckiest has a guest poster whose post begins: As a bisexual woman, I find that being in a heterosexual relationship creates this strange facade of heterosexual privilege.

What Micky Eats is in South Korea and has lunch at Ssambabgip. He files a report with photos.

An Ode to Recess. Cloture Club.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 29th, 2013 by dcblogs

Collective Action for Safe Spaces: Adams Morgan advertisement sends troubling message in blurring bar scene with sex.

This simple favorite (although the list of ingredients seems quite long) is always wonderful in the summer. A Little Bit of Zest.

Are You the Summer Intern For Me? The DC Docent. No pay, but a gift of art.

Very interesting: The shelf life of the Empire State Building. National Museum of American History Blog.

A report from abroad: Who needs gas? not me. I am a Lefty.

Here’s what happens if you miss a $200 cooking class.
Where’s My Cape.

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

Orange Hoodie tells of the scene inside a pharmacy. People standing in line, some wet from the rain, and some anxious and frustrated until a spark ignites and then briefly flares.

Dating via Metro’s emergency intercom. Unsuck DC Metro. Interlovecom: What’s your emergency?

Peace Love Nicole really liked the new Star Trek movie. Underscore really liked.

Sociology in My Neighborhood writes some more about the new Hawk and Dove in the post: Gentrification and Gentrification and Gentrification.

The public library has become a weekly ritual in the life of the writer of Feast After Famine.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 24th, 2013 by dcblogs

People want lively neighborhoods until the bars close and the drunks take over. It can get bad enough, U Street Dirt writes, that it can drain away the neighborhood. The post: An Unexpected Journey to Supporting the Moratorium.

Robbery Victim: DC 911 Hung Up On Me…three times! Titan of Trinidad.

There are complaints about the 7th & U Street NW CVS store. The blogger at Bloomingdale says the store can do better. But some commenters offer more tempered views.

A Sad Day for Ballet: A K.C. Loading Dock Scene. WashINKton DC. An art blog.

Funny Story of a Snake and Bunny. Jason’s View from DC

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 23rd, 2013 by dcblogs

So That’s What They Look Like: Behind the Scenes of WAMU’s Metro Connection. Dumb Things I Have Done Lately.

Kittens love Liam Neeson. Mean Louise. With video. And, yes, they really do like him.

What is unaffordable affordable housing? Arlington Yupette.

Someone new to adulthood writes about Kids. These. Days. Shaunanagins.

If the spring is motivating you to run again, Rock Creek Runner can help.

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

At first she thought wires were sticking out of her wall. Grad Expectations.

Pablo was not an ordinary cat as far as this neighborhood was concerned. The Hill is Home.

The Angry Bureaucrat looks at the things he does to optimize how he spends his time. There’s a list. Here’s one point: I don’t shave every day – I only shave out of social or professional necessity, which means that I end up shaving only 1.5 times per week instead of 7. Shaving takes about 10 minutes, so over 5 years, I’m saving myself about 235 hours by shaving less often.

The tragedy in Moore, Oklahoma has left me utterly speechless and horrified, writes Wardrobe Oxygen.

DCist has a video has of a woman stunned with a taser at a protest outside the DOJ.

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

This is an insider account of the plan to “reconstitute” the staff at Cardozo Senior High School. The outcome is explained in the post headline by Washington Teacher: Cardozo Senior High teachers get the axe!

You’re Hailing a Cab, Not Stalking a Mouse. You came back to DC?

Have your tires been slashed/punctured? Frozen Tropics.

Occam’s Razor reviews the new Star Trek movie. He writes: If you have to wait four years between Star Trek movies, you had better get an A+ product, and Abrams delivers.

A special note to our loyal readers. Washington Gardener.

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

What I’d missed about DC. Chicks Dig Poetry. Ten things.

A tire blowout on the Beltway. Work, Wine and Wheels.

DCOutsider, writes: Yes, how did I get where I am, down and out by most people’s count, such that I suffer from shame at the thought of reunions. Where will I live when I am old, and with whom, in what kind of a situation? But, alas, America is not the caller of shots anymore, no more healthy pensions, but a cannibalized turn.

My review of the new Martha’s Outfitters community thrift in Anacostia. Congress Heights On The Rise

The cute baby with electric hair. My Zacky. Tickle the Pear. Photo.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 16th, 2013 by dcblogs

Blonde with a bullet details her history of “fake.”

City Girl questions the need for parking spaces for expectant mothers. She writes: I shake my head and keep driving every time I see preferred parking spaces for expectant moms. Barring extreme complications, pregnancy is not a disability. Let’s give preferred parking spots to people with health conditions that aren’t a choice!

Reading newspaper comments on the Internet can turn you into an elitist, says Countersignature.

I Drank What tells her story, which begins: I turned 50 in March, and now I am participating in the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon.

Writing Advice: Get on with your point. Nutgraph.

There is a solar power community in DC. If you want to become part of it, read Solar Power in DC.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 15th, 2013 by dcblogs

Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog tells a wonderful story about Iron Man star, Robert Downey, back in the day.

Are we back in a bubble? Look at the chart. Urban Turf.

There are a lot of bloggers who begin posts with variations of this: Hello poor, neglected blog. But Alice’s Adventures Underground has some real good reasons for this neglect. Told in photos.

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space considers the impact of the National Harbor casino on DC.

Five New Restaurants to Try Now. Best Bites.