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

Homeowners plead for exclusion from new historic district at Meridian Hill Park. SALM files a report. The vote is close.

The Hungry Lobbyist goes to Ghibellia on 14th, with camera, and tells readers what he thinks of the food.

Preacher on the Plaza writes about walking away from her dream job, a solo pastor. She writes: I was ready to be a nobody (if that is what folks thought of me) in order to be the somebody that I really am.

This is what the L’Enfant plan had in mind. Photo from a window of a house. Left for LeDroit.

Practical advice for managing Twitter. florida girl in dc.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Homemade flame thrower. Short video. TC the Terrible.

Pumpkin patch takes over the entire front yard. Washington Gardener

This is rare: Two arrested for bicycle theft. ARL Now.

The Vinyl District tells of the real end to the studio legacy of the Velvet Underground.

Things you probably don’t know about me. On a Pink Typewriter.

DC Blogs Noted

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

An excuse to share a picture of Ziggy, the SexKitten. Sean’s Ramblings.

A very interesting history: Surviving rabies 100 years ago. Museum of American History Blog.

Creole Princess visits a laundromat and realizes something.

Something bikers can look forward to: The Green Box. Greater Greater Washington.

The Del Ray Halloween Parade in photos. Good Brown Gravy.

DC Blogs Noted

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

More outstanding work at The Houndstooth.

Do you want a really great housing deal? Does $30,000 for a condo sound about right in DC. Congress Heights on the Rise takes you through the economics in the post: Poverty Pimping 101.

The end of a Tetris-like landscape in Near Southeast. JDLand.

Atlas Beer plans to share how they make their beer. DC Beer writes: Not only will homebrewers get to try their hand at cloning Rowdy or any other Atlas beer, the average beer drinker will be better informed about how the tasty beverage they’re enjoying came to be.

Something you probably don’t need to know but may have interest in nonetheless: LivingSocial CEO Moves Back to U Street Corridor. DC Condo Boutique.

Strange looking bike prompts the usually silent Bike Crush to comment: I still don’t understand how you dismount off one of these.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Is Columbia Heights safe? Readers respond at New Columbia Heights.

The things kids say. Funny. edatrix.

The law no longer requires a bell on a bicycle. This, and other changes to DC’s bicycle laws, explained by Greater Greater Washington.

The government is repairing the Capitol dome, notes Candy Sandwich, who writes: I’m not sure what he or anyone might say to the scaffolding being erected in the near future. What will repairs to the dome, to cracks and fissures, say about the current state of the Union?

Occam’s Razor offers insightful analysis of programmatic mistakes at Healthcare.gov.

Meanwhile, The Republic of T. does a good job dissecting the more vocal critics of Obamacare.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Peace Love Nicole lists her likes and dislikes.

DC Film Girl reviews Carrie. How does it compare with the original?

My daughter’s a geek, writes Rude Cactus.

An American Girl in Washington tells her food story, and writes: If there is ever an international avocado shortage, my life will be sad and awful.

Confirmed: Whole Foods Coming to Navy Yard. The Hill is Home.

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

The writer of Triangle Life wasn’t happy when the Cloakroom opened across the street from her condo, so she pays a visit to see for herself. Excerpt: I also have pretty strong views about women having to earn a living by taking off their clothes. So I decided to set aside those opinions and check the place out from the perspective of a neighbor, and a marketing professional with a stake in a strong local economy.

The Craigslist score of the decade. Photo. Panda Head.

The things writers do, writes Wardrobe Oxygen. Excerpt: I must say, I have never confused depreciating for deprecating since that comment.

Curvy Metro stations: How Seattle does it. Beyond DC.

The shutdown was a bit too much fun. Yup. Manifest Density.

Here’s a photo exhibit at the National Gallery recommended by Concrete Jungle DC.

DC Blogs Noted

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

A crazy guy on the Metro yells out “Fat Butt” as our blogger walks by. Single writes: Every single person is now looking at Crazy, and looking at me … more specifically, at my ass.

Why not the: Washington Redskin Potatoes. Daily Campello Art News.

Ah, regarding the shutdown: Forgive and Forget? Not on your life. Monumental Thoughts.

The 40th anniversary of the Exorcist will include exclusive one week engagement of The Exorcist with a Q&A with book author William Peter Blatty following the 7:30 pm showing on Halloween night, Thursday October 31 at AMC Georgetown. Cloture Club.

Are you in search of an alert, intelligent dog with an amazing stride? Bohemian Yankee in the Capital.

Dept. of Interesting: Evaluating the difficulty of the State Department’s critical languages. The cranberry letters. The most difficult: Korean.

DC Blogs Noted

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

With Housing and Justice for All says children are being turned away from shelters. Excerpt: From February to May of 2013, one local youth service provider turned away at least 150 unaccompanied minor children due to lack of emergency shelter space, many of whom also had children of their own.

Chicks Dig Poetry tells of North Carolina and visit to places that include the interesting Scrap Exchange.

Bilbo’s Random Thought Collection gives some thought to horror movies and one he is planning to see.

New Columbia Heights: Want to live in a huge former auto garage in an alley off Irving? Coolest house ever?

The hot ticket: The Dismemberment Plan w/Paint Branch at the 9:30 Club. We Love DC has the details.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Now that the shutdown is over, we can get back to blogging about normal things: Redskins Forever, writes Rice Quips. Excerpt: I will say that the term redskin can be used in a derogatory manner. So can Yankee.

Fit for a commerce secretary: Urban Turf reports on the new $8 million digs of one of President Obama’s appointments.

A short, quick review of Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium by someone who last posted in 2011. America’s Young Theologian.

A great story, with photos (check out the goats) of a bike ride by A Girl and Her Bike.

Useful: How to fix a broken bikeshare key. Greater Greater Washington.

The Morse Code necklace. Absolutely DC.