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

Being “essential” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog.

Car buying: When being practical goes wrong. Dear Me.

Georgetown Dish compares DC bicycle use to Amsterdam, and reports DC is far from an European bike city.

A recommendation for Aloha Chili. Make Lemons.

A before and after photo of a street corner in JDLand, Near Southeast and Navy Yard.

DC Blogs Noted

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

We still remember this post from 2007: Eating Pre-Sept. 11 Raisin Bran. But Dumb Things I have Done Lately has more to add to his list, with this post: Clearing the Cache.

What does it mean to be an adult? This boy knows. Coffee and Stink.

Wilhelm Schmidt’s Grocery & Liquor Store at 18th and S Street, NW is now today’s Rosemary’s Thyme Restaurant. House History Man.

A new book: Historic Restaurants of Washington, D.C.: Capital Eats. Streets of Washington.

Neighbors we wish would leave town. Neighborhood Nomads.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Brilliant: 10 things I need to know about the National Zoo’s panda cam before the government shutdown. Congress Heights on the Rise.

Give Mayor Gray credit because he says he is willing to challenge the federal government by refusing to let a federal shutdown impact District services. Vox Populi.

Yvonne Rock was married last week in Wyoming and writes about a lesson learned after the photographer’s flight was canceled.

If you watched the West Wing (and if there is any place where this show was watched it is here), Kristiana Almeida writes about a favorite episode that “just about had me in tears.” Red Cross Blog.

Yet another proposal for raising the existing federal height limit. Beyond DC.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Ok, tell us why this is fashion. The Houndstooth. It’s great to see a blog that is practicing the kind of street photography that engages the subject. This is one the best new blogs in DC.

The ten best pizzas in DC, according to DCist. Something for pizza snobs to feast on.

This sign writer, clearly, had trouble making a point. Not So Linear.

These kinds of things are interesting in a not-sure-why-they-are-interesting kind of way. Urban Turf: The 10 DC area zip codes where homes are selling the slowest.

This seems more like a downtown lunchtime place than a neighborhood-type place, but it’s still interesting. A look at Newton’s Noodles. Best Bites.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Potential LOL post: Wouldn’t that make a good church outfit? Alice’s Adventures Underground.

To the guy wearing the offensive T-shirt in our hotel lobby. Stirrup Queens.

Worst Sentence Ever Published In The Washington Post” is awarded by Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog.

Fall means the return of comfort food, and dishes such as Shrimp Scampi pasta with roasted cauliflower. Thrifty DC Cook.

Addendum from the blogosphere: This blog is over. Running with Blue Sponge.

DC Blogs Noted

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

It usually takes a hot issue to get a blogger to cover an ANC meeting. But here’s a new blog, Short Articles about Long Meetings (SALM), that plans to routinely cover ANC meetings in Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods.

DC Curbed maps the filming locations of the 1980s classic movie D.C. Cab.

The Blarney Crone attends her first Bar Mitzvah, and reports, in the post: Mazel Tov Zeke, Mazel Tov Redskins.

Unsuckdcmetro writes: For every 17 minutes that Metrorail is open, an escalator goes out of service.

The Unapologetic DINK just moved from DC to San Francisco, and promises to compare the two.

Extensive photos from the Comics Making Workshop/Magic Bullet exhibit, which runs through Nov. 3. ComicsDC.

DC Blogs Noted

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

How to keep your bike from getting towed. Cycle Jerk.

Homicide Watch puts together a comprehensive narrative about the Navy Yard shooting. But it tells us as well that 81 people have been in killed in DC this year. There were two other murders in DC just this week.

The Redskins appear to be at a loss for words in explaining their 0-2 start. But the bloggers at The Cloture Club aren’t having that problem.

Stop running like an idiot. Rock Creek Runner offers advice.

Capital Style writes about having a good time while unemployed.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Because we like cute animal pictures: 2013 Pet Night on Capitol Hill. Famous DC.

Being “censured” by the DC Council is like being tagged by your friends to buy them a round of drinks. Council member Marion Barry, the latest council member to get into ethical difficulties, was handed the bar tab. Next time it will be someone else’s turn to pay. DCist has a clear rundown of what led to the council’s forgettable vote.

Sometimes in blogging you share to bring comfort. Soup is not a finger food.

Rantings of a Creole Princess asks her readers a question: Is marriage what you thought it would be? And she gets some interesting answers.

District Flea opens, and it’s right across the street from where the writer of Concrete Jungle DC lives.

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

Native Washingtonian 101: Hang in there. Monumental Thoughts. About current events.

Cyclists should behave exactly like drivers at stop signs. In My Backyard.

When hasn’t a white woman won Miss America? The Republic of T.

Jim Morrison’s boyhood home on the market in Arlington. DC Condo Boutique.

Faith isn’t easy, writes Ice Ice Andrew.

DC Blogs Noted

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

The story, About a Boy, is about the college transitions that come this time year. A very touching story. Scary Mommy.

Superheroes don’t fight crime by whacking people with their breasts, writes Stirrup Queens. A report from a comic convention.

River City Ramblings left DC for out West and now has a new house. They are now Sacramentans.

DC Wrapped Dates reviews Mellow Mushroom.

Do DC’s Metro stations lack character? One writer at Greater Greater Washington believes the stations should be more individual and reflect the character of their neighborhoods.