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

“There’s nothing to eat in this house,” says the teenager. In response, the Slow Cook takes photos of the counter arguments.

Bitches Who Brunch go to Cashion’s Eat Place with a boyfriend.

Broken toe upsets runner’s routine, and the x-rays tell the story. Jess Runs.

DC wants to sponsor a gigantic soft-money bribe event, a.k.a. the Olympics. The average person won’t be able to get tickets to various contests, and money that could be spent on public works with real benefits will be diverted to fund sky boxes. Five reasons not to love DC’s Olympic bid. Housing Complex.

Let’s add memory the phone. This ought to be simple, right? Dumb Things I Have Done Lately.

Bike parts swap at Bardo Saturday. Frozen Tropics.

Note to readers: Taking a long holiday break. Will return after Labor Day.

DC Blogs Noted

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

This remains one of the strangest and more entertaining blogs in the DC blogosphere. HughChe’s Blog. It’s an ongoing, never ending, listing of things, observations and practices.

Our writer takes a voyage on the Queen Mary and keeps up his running routine. Many photographs. This post gives you a real good sense of the ship, especially if want to keep up your running. DC Rainmaker.

Should you cover a wall with art? Is this too busy or an excellent approach? Concrete Jungle DC.

Bikes in front, people in back. Beyond DC. Photo.

Movie Review: You’re Next. Peace Love Nicole.

DC Blogs Noted

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

The Green Miles is up early and makes a coffee run. He hears a big crash and investigates. Photo.

You take a photo and ask your readers to tell the story behind it. Stirrup Queens.

Six well-meaning things people say to new parents that already annoy me. Dear Me.

Words to my brother before his first day of high school. Just Up the Pike.

Dupont chess action. One Photograh a Day.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Five things killing me in DC right now. Brad Kanus. It starts: Tourists. I am shocked to learn that the word “tourist” didn’t come from a Latin word meaning “constantly in the way.”

Our writer is taking a long trip to Canada aboard the sleeper train, and tells her story: How I learned the Ukelele on a train (and other transient tales). Shaunanagins.

The vanished tea house at Hains Point is a very interesting history. Streets of Washington.

Tenleytown gets a neighborhood blog.

An Urban Cyclist assesses the M Street cycletrack controversy.

DC Blogs Noted

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

A journalist shot in DC five years ago tells his story. Salon.

DC Wrapped Dates goes to the Le Diplomate and offers a report. Excerpt: Tables are incredibly hard to get: both nights we tried to walk-in around 5:30-6pm, and were firmly told that they were fully committed. In fact, we only lucked out by grabbing one of the handful of bar seats, a commodity so precious that one lady threw me some shade for not ceding my seat to her in her vain attempt to amass a row of them for her cocktail party.

Blogging with photos about hazards bikers face: Who’s Blocking the L St. Bike Lane Today?

If you ever feel at home in Moscow for any reason, this photo will tell you why. Beyond DC.

Author chides Hollywood for DC inaccuracies. ARLnow.

Columbia Heights and U Street in photos. Coffee & Cheese.

An entertaining and illustrated profile of U Street. Urban Scrawl

DC Blogs Noted

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

Yours for Good Fermentables has a real problem with the Food Babe.

The absolute worst way to pay tribute to Trayvon Martin. Average Bro.

Who vacations in Nantucket? Jack Evans Raises $40,000 on Nantucket for mayoral bid. Capital Comment.

Marking the fifth anniversary. Tales from Coach Land.

I Street fashion. Houndstooth Blog.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Bureautrash tells about parties in DC, the type everybody has been to at one time or another. He writes: I can be a real drag at a party. A serious Debbie downer. I feel bad about this. But I’ve realized, it’s how I have fun.

Overheard in Bloomingdale. Unemployed Kat.

Summer, even late summer, is reading time. But Coffee & Stink warns: Don’t let your children read fiction. It will only turn them into kids with hopes and dreams that can only be crushed by the world.

Words of advice: Reporting harassment to Metro employees might get you nowhere. Collective Action.

Are Slow Runners Real Runners? On a Pink Typewriter.

Nothing like the rides at the country fair. Bad Mommy Moments.

DC Blogs Noted

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

BeerBrarian drinks a recreation of a pre-prohibition beer and files a report. Excerpt: The beer itself is an impressive feat. One might expect a late-19th century/early-20th century lager to be a bit rough around the edges.

A co-worker doesn’t show up for work and concern grows. Malnurtured Snay.

A street fashion blog, The Houndstooth.

Lemon Gloria turns 44 and observes: I like myself so much better than I ever have in my life. I have more wrinkles, more brown spots, and now my hair is blonde thanks to the good grace of chemicals, modern foil techniques, and a lovely woman named Sarah.

Tiger, Tiger, Pants on Fire. Rice Quips on golf.

A very interesting read by our local history museum: What we don’t remember Charles Lindbergh for: The perfusion pump. National Museum of American History Blog.

Ridiculous things I’ve Googled since getting a dog. Firey and Opinionated. Funny.

Note: Dear readers, taking a long weekend. Will return Monday.

DC Blogs Noted

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

If you are thinking about classical music and opera, Ionarts offers an extensive preview of the 2013-14 season. It writes: This city offers a lot of high-quality music, more than most people can afford to hear.

A local blogger who writes about wine, turns her attention to DC Beer Week. A Glass After Work.

The writer of All Life if Local stood in line at Ikea for 45 minutes just to schedule furniture delivery. In the age of computers, too, he says.

When it comes to the environment, there are some very dangerous people in Congress. The Green Miles.

My new favorite neighborhoods. Pamela’s Punch.

Peace Love Nicole reviews Elysium and writes: Elysium was a bit cliche, heavy handed and predictable. It was entertaining but at times it was borderline elementary.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 12th, 2013 by dcblogs

DCPeg recalls her college days during the turmoil of the late 1960s.

WhereaboutsPhoto: Seeing Hell For The First Time: Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Vacation photos by a very good photographer: Venice. Unpopped Collar.

More vacation photos by a good photographer as well: Waking up in Miami. Yovonne Rock Photo.

Unemployed Kat gives up solid food and ask: Am I doing a cleanse for all the wrong reasons?

Columbia Heights getting a TGI Friday’s. Titan of Trinidad.

My Amused Bouche writes: A great rooftop option for beating the crippling heat waves hitting DC this summer is Masa 14 in Logan Circle. Photos.