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

The District’s automated revenue collection systems just provided 32 more reasons to bicycle around town. Urban Turf. (And wouldn’t this be great? Elevated bikeway. Bike Crush.)

What wave of gentrification are we on now? In Shaw.

Yvonne Rock Photo is in Japan and writes about her goals, and includes some crisp photos of her surroundings.

Begin the New Year with a budget busting regret, perhaps. Young & Hungry.

Unemployed Kat is a fan of UberOffices, especially since she works at home 90% of the time.

Note: Happy Thanksgiving! We will return after the holiday break.

DC Blogs Noted

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

When the phone rings after midnight. Lemmonex.

The soap, As the World Turns, and the Kennedy assassination intersected on Nov. 22, 1963. Armchair Actorvist.

Last week, we noted the DC Donuts Crawl, and here’s a follow-up from Sprite Writes who participated in it. Excerpt: Because we were so far behind the rest of the riders, the marshal for our group decided to skip GBD in favor of getting to the third stop, downtown’s Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, which Washington Post staffers recently dubbed the best doughnuts in the city. Located near my office, I agree with their assessment, but also recognize these are yuppy doughnuts, each costing approximately $3.

This is how to run in the bitter cold, and don’t forget the mace. She’s on top of the World.

Random Duck prepares for a sporting transition to winter.

Pamela’s Punch tells of a Virginia men’s clothing store that will operate for 30 days in Georgetown. Many photos of the people at the opening night.

Must have toy for the kids is called Zed the Zombie. Alice’s Adventures Underground.

DC Blogs Noted

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

A sketch of the new Elizabeth Taylor mural. Sketch Crawl.

Streets of Washington offers a tour of the “fascinating details” found in a 1905 photograph of downtown.

DC’s first-ever “Donut Crawl” is here, reports Titan of Trinidad. The group will bike to each location in an effort to lose .7% of the calories gained at each stop.

Did you miss #Plainride DC last Saturday? Coffee & Cheese didn’t and has returned with a collection of photos.

A fangirl reviews the latest Hunger Games movie, who writes that “everyone reprises their roles beautifully in this sequel.” DC Film Girl.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Sprite Writes is a lifelong night owl, a for real night owl, who started pulling all-nighters as a teen. Excerpt: People regularly give me (and, frankly, every other night owl) the advice to go to bed early. They offer remedies. They proffer tips. They scold. They cajole. They dangle before us all the wonderful things we can do with those accursed mornings if only we’d get up earlier. But what they don’t do is understand: I love the night.

Apparently, young people are attacking strangers in Columbia Heights in what’s being called the “knockout game.” New Columbia Heights.

SVR begins her lifelong dream of traveling to Scotland.

Google Chromecast review: It’s pretty much plug and play. Creole Princess.

Happy Birthday roundup: The Bald Man is turning forty on Sunday. Not So Linear.

These Southeast DC pictures are guaranteed to make you smile, writes Congress Heights on the Rise.

About champagne cocktails, from someone who loves bubbly, i hate kit kats.

DC Blogs Noted

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

In Shaw, which one the oldest blogs in the District, and certainly one of the oldest neighborhood blogs (circa 2003), is closing shop at the end of the year. Mari explains why. We will miss her astute writing and sharp observations.

What this pilot does is very cool. He has a camera in the cockpit and speeds it up. This time he includes his actual tower communications. Video. Fly. Fish. Eat.

Good Eatin’ In Wheaton tells about her night out in Adams Morgan.

In defense of liberal arts majors: 30 Reasons it’s Smart to Hire a History Student. Shaunanagins.

Top five facts about the new Sky House. Curbed DC.

DC Blogs Noted

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

You know how the really cool trends start in Los Angeles and then work their way to the East? Well, folks, we’re going to be in big trouble. Peace Love Nicole reports from the Magic Restroom Cafe in the post: I ate out of a toilet bowl, on purpose.

Lumpyhead overhears someone talking about dating. It triggers a moment for her. Excerpt: When did I turn elderly? Do you remember when someone would ask “You know what I don’t get?” and you would automatically mutter “Laid very often?” and it was HILARIOUS?

A Toys R Us commercial called, “Meet the Trees,” is not sitting well with DC Reflections, who says the message to kids is that visiting nature is a form of punishment. The commercial is posted on YouTube.

If the idea of overhead wiring is in anyway exciting, then you will appreciate these photos. Beyond DC reports: First streetcar wires go up on H Street.

A new restaurant in Columbia Heights may encounter some resistance, in the post: TGI Fahgettaboudit. New Columbia Heights.

DC Blogs Noted

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

In Shaw just finished serving on a federal grand jury. It lasted 18 months, two days a week. She starts telling her story in this first of a two-part post.

What winter means to DC-ers. Famous DC.

Actually, useful information: Where to order Thanksgiving takeout. Best Bites.

Was the RG3 trade worth it: DC Pro Sports Report. Excerpt: He is a handsome, engaging, exciting playmaker on a team that hasn’t had a great quarterback since Joe Theismann. But was it worth giving up three number one picks and a very high second round selection?

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen is in trouble for writing really stupid things, and is not doing a very good job of explaining himself, as Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog notes. The City Desk has more about it.

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

It’s my birthday, writes Lagniappe. Excerpt: So, 29. It’s technically kicking off my 30th year, and society tells me I’m supposed to be freaking out about all kinds of stuff — I’m single, I’m unemployed, I live with my parents, etc, etc.

Medical news: When the cute doctor gives you a butt massage. UnemployedKat.

A Georgetown skeptic has a flawless dinner. My Amused Bouche.

LeDroit Park will soon have the District’s largest supermarket, a 78,000 square foot Giant. Left for LeDroit.

The new soccer field in Adams Morgan is stellar, reports The 42.

DC Blogs Note

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 11th, 2013 by dcblogs

The mother of Everyone I know is Ridiculous loses a thumb in a lawn mower accident. Excerpt: Following a generous swallow of whiskey, she then sat in the driveway to wait for the EMTs to arrive.

DC’s comic scene hits a low point: “An open letter to the ‘rapey’ comic in Dupont.” Collective Action.

The evolution of the Boilermaker Shop retail stores, in photos, at JD Land.

In Amsterdam, Unpopped Collar shows the house-boat like houses along the dike. Interesting photo.

The Washington Post has mapped the affluence of this Metro area. Our region, the Post reports, has the highest concentraton of “super zips,” areas of high incomes and many college grads. The problem, and it is discussed in the story, is the risk that the people living here may become out-of-touch with the less well off. A Wash of Paint lived in DC and has since returned to the South. She didn’t write about the Post story, but she did write about Birmingham, far from a super zip.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 7th, 2013 by dcblogs

A woman is hit by a car on Pennsylvania Ave., and describes in detail the accident and aftermath. Greater Greater Washington.

Cori Sue, at Bitches Who Brunch, takes a break from food to describe, in photos and text, her approach to dressing. It begins: Often times, I overdress just for the hell of it, because I think wearing pink lipstick, sequin blouses, and plenty of baubles in the middle of the day is fun.

FooDCrave visits the restaurant, 2 Birds 1 Stone, with a camera. Excerpt: The star of the meal was the Thai Wok Tossed Marinated Beef. This beef was perfectly tender and so flavorful that I was sad I hadn’t saved more room for it.

Washington Tina is 38 and takes an account of her life so far. Excerpt: I’ve ridden a horse, an elephant, and a camel, but never flown on a trapeze. With a complex for doing that not too far from home, there really is no excuse.

Lollipop Goldstein goes to the vice president’s house for an event, and files a report. Stirrup Queens.