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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 31st, 2013 by dcblogs

Waiting at Doctor’s Office. Carol Ning Sketchbook.

Escrow, the new subsidy for banksters. Changes in a District law intended to help the homeless draws a skeptical eye from D2 route.

Praise for a Washington Post article about the ability of dogs to recall. Bohemian Yankee in the Capital.

Marcus Bird will hold a book reading Aug. 1. He writes: The reading will be held at the Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights. The spot is one of “those” bars. It’s a fixture in many a person’s nighttime activities. People from Georgetown and all over frequent the location for good reason. There is a vibe there, an energy which people feel as you walk in. Something about that bar connected with me, and during the drunken moments or quiet evenings hanging with friends, it became a large part of DC for me as well.

If all local newspapers were gone, could bloggers fill the void? Ramblin’ where to begin.

Delicious stereotypes. Suburban Sweetheart.

DC Blogs Noted

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

A writer tells the story of responding to an ad that said: “Typist wanted. Must be comfortable with adult material.” Social in DC.

Accident 1# Eat Run Read trips while running in Vietnam and breaks his arm. Photos from the hospital in Vietnam.

Accident 2# Creator of FeedDemon was on Southwest plane that crash landed. He’s ok but his laptop is stolen. First person account Nick Bradbury.

Let’s learn a new word: Sonder. On a Pink Typewriter. Very metaphysical and can be used in casual conversation. Will the person nod upon hearing it?

Food trucks, the food and the menus — a richly illustrated account with many good photos. My Amused Bouche. This post really gives you a good idea idea of what food trucks are about.

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

The problem with co-workers. Bureautrash. Excerpt: I insisted that I was reviewing the latest number. But he persisted. “I directly accuse you of wasting time surfing the internet and reviewing reading material that is totally unrelated to your work,” he said in that annoying, passive aggressive way of his.

Photos that may restore tranquility to Monday: kinfolk honey harvest Yvonne Rock Photo.

Scenes from Swann Street takes a photo tour of Home Rule.

Average Blogger calls his post Moody, and it’s that, for sure. Excerpt: At home, I’m facing a weird combination of lethargy and setback. I should mow the lawn, but Oh, God, I’d have to get out the mower.

Say happy birthday to She’s on Top of the World. Has turned 40. Excerpt: Times like these I think of running as being much more than mere exercise. It’s a meditation a form of prayer and that is what I did today.

Capital Cooking said she had the rare opportunity, along with several hundred other people, “to peak behind the curtain of one of DC’s most storied and exclusive eateries, star chef Jose Andres’ Minibar.”

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

Here are 22 things most DC people do. Cloture Club. On target.

Post graduation, Coffee & Stink writes: I got a job and bought a pencil skirt and learned how to sit in a cubicle and send emails. I drank gin and tonics on rooftops. I drank ciders in basements. I drank wine on balconies. I saw good concerts in crowded rooms. I accidentally went to Sign of the Whale so many times that claiming it to be an accident stopped being a viable excuse.

Photo of new ceiling fan. Adventures on C Street.

DC Film Girl reviews “Only God Forgives,” and calls it “haunting, beautiful, but empty at the core.”

Five reasons I’m optimistic about the future of music. Shaunanagins.

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

Vacation report: Family, fun and fistfights in Florida. Peace Love Nicole. It begins: Florida sucks. This is not a post about the Zimmerman verdict. Florida sucks on its own, long before that injustice.

The true story of a bathroom adventure in Target. And there you have it. Lemon Gloria.

Civilized countries should not play football, writes Occam’s Razor. Excerpt: A truly civilized country would outlaw any sport where there is a high probability that players will be seriously maimed.

Appendix lost, perspective gained. The reluctant grownup.

Vacation report: In Vietnam on a boat. Photos. Eat Run Read.

What to expect at a humane society adoption event. Washington Humane Society.

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

Blogs have caused people all kinds of trouble over the years. But this is one of the best stories yet, The Alien Incident. Orange Hoodie. Excerpt: Seated around the table were the company’s HR person (hereafter called Dave the HR Guy), the company’s security person, the base’s counterintelligence officer, and two federal investigators who showed me their badges.

Is this the fashion in DC? Has it caught on here? If so, it needs to end immediately, as in right now. Glamazon Diaries. Compare it to this style. My documented closet.

Our writer is “ma’am-ed,” and takes it as clear sign of age. Learning to Fly. Excerpt: I brushed it off and told him not to worry, and immediately became more aware of all my laugh lines and other wrinkles.

Is the term Yuppies still in use? If so, they’ve settled on 14th Street and have turned it into DC’s densest area. Beyond DC.

Yes, weird construction in CNN story: The Royal Baby is a… Boy? Stirrup Queens

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

Hungry Lobbyist takes a break from food to write about the miseries, perks, of being a lobbyist. Richly illustrated.

In a different time (really, not that too long ago), popcorn vendors were once a common sight in DC. But then the District decided on a crackdown. District State of Mind.

Grateful Dating tears her ACL. Doctor says: He would do a graft with tissue from a corpse. He started explaining how this was safe, etc., and I said, “Oh, I’m not squeamish–I think it’s fascinating.” He said, “It really is.”

The District Curmudgeon writes: Feel like your 311 requests get lost in the shuffle? They might be.

Oh Thank Heaven for 7-11. The Art of Ward 8, writes: But here is the kicker. I spoke with the proposed franchise owners and they are a little hesitant to move to Anacostia…and I am sure you know the reason why…crime.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 18th, 2013 by dcblogs

Restaurant Refugee makes note of the behavior of his Metro platform concrete seatmates in the post: Probable Cause.

This year’s casting call for the Library of Congress National Book Festival is complete. Library of Congress Blog. The post: Ink-Stained Riches.

Bicycles are stolen out of a garage, and the writer searches Craigs List for them. He locates one bike and gets the police involved. The story: Crank and Dagger. Gripped Racing via Reddit.

Reya writes: I am digging the summer of 2013.

Clever. Photo. MtnGrl Musing.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 17th, 2013 by dcblogs

A runner hears a woman screaming, and sees a thief stealing her purse. Kenny Ames, who tells his story at the Cloture Club, gives chase.

Back to Denver for Love is Blonde.

Good idea? Bring back Cleveland Park’s historic wide sidewalks. Greater Greater Washington.

New Possibilities writes about the verdict. Excerpt: For once, I allowed myself to believe in the criminal justice system. I allowed myself to hope. I thought that perhaps an all white southern jury would render a fair and just verdict. Malnurtured Snay has this to say: Stand Your Ground laws are a get out of jail card for murderers.

A bride blogger becomes a bride. District Weddings.

Do you know anything about the Oxford comma, DC and happy hours? If so, you can become a content editor at Famous DC.

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

In the aftermath of the murder of Trayvon Martin, The Republic of T writes: So, we tell our sons that as young black men they will be held suspect, and sometimes treated as criminals, even if they’ve done nothing wrong. We tell them how to conduct themselves in encounters with the police, that they may emerge alive and unscathed. We steel ourselves for the question always follows that follows: Why?

A smart and interesting post: 37 Items From the Abbottabad Commission Report on Osama bin Laden. Dumb Things I have Done Lately.

Dazzle camouflage: The art of war. The local history museum has a really interesting post, illustrated. National Museum of American History blog

Vacation report: Many many photos of Outer Banks vacation adventures. Fannetastic Food.

Advice on age-appropriate office wear from Wardrobe Oxygen to a 24-year-old.