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

For Lit’s Living on Capitol Hill, a frustrating FedEx Saga comes to end following a “held for pickup” trip to a Beltsville delivery center.

Adults, honestly, are clueless. Malnurtured Snay.

Why I hate unseasonably warm days so much. SVR

Top 10 must-read blog posts of 2013. American History Blog.

This is a very interesting history of a building most many may quickly recognize, the Gillett Mansion near Dupont Circle. House History Man.

Dear Readers: Photo, Faucets in Love. Hope your holidays are filled with joy. Publishing will be irregular until after the New Year.

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

A really great post about the changes in office life over the last decade. Occam’s Razor. The post: All the lonely offices.

Interesting: Washington Humane Society officers in action.

Clouture Club list its best stories, or most popular, of 2013. It includes traffic counts. Wow on some of them.

All we can say is thank you. Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog. About the Ted Cruz coloring book.

This is what makes Christmas in the DC area. Photo. MCM Mama.

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

Random Duck is outraged over the scant penalty paid by a motorist involved in an accident that killed a cyclist.

This is one of the more interesting blogs to pop up, it’s called DC Tropics. It is by a botanist and gardener who is “testing the limits with hardy palms, bananas, and other (sub)tropical plants” in DC. With climate change it ought to be exciting.

Cleaning up with Brother Brian and Father Watkins. In Shaw. Excerpt: When Father Watkins came to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shaw from St. Matthew’s Cathedral in 2001 he noticed, “a tremendous amount of trash. All over the sidewalks and curbs and properties.”

This looks good: Three-way apple bread with cinnamon glaze. Raw In The Middle.

This is what happens when you move out of DC to points north. Slow Cook.

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

A remarkable, 2000 year-old work about empathy on display the National Gallery. Arts Desk.

Brutalism‘s Holiday Gift Guide 2013. Almost normal gifts, too.

The beer is frothy and flows freely via a cease and desist letter. DC Brau.

Pope Francis meets Georgetown faculty and students in international conference on religious freedom. Vox Populi.

Daily Rider damaged last night. Frozen Tropics.

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

Reya, one of the District’s most prolific, lyrical, mystical and interesting bloggers, explains why she blogs. Excerpt: The blogosphere was the portal, a doorway that enabled me to become acquainted with people who are really important to me now, people I would never have known existed otherwise.

Penn Quarter Living reports: It is a sad day in Penn Quarter and downtown DC as we are passing on the news that the Cowgirl Creamery (919 F St NW) will close its doors at the end of December.

If you watch Sleepy Hollow at all, you know the real reason behind the Boston Tea Party. If you don’t watch this show, here’s the official version on the anniversary. Library of Congress Blog. (Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the first season, or don’t care, too, this video will provide a completely confusing and incomplete reason behind the tea party. No spoiler alert is needed for the otherwise contrived official version).

Best Rumor Heard in 2013: Eataly to Uline. Urban Turf.

The Green Miles names the seven things that are louder than wind turbines.

The thing on Facebook right now is to list your top 10 books. Here’s a list. Giggles.

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

A blog post, Fat Butt, gets noticed, including by the writer’s boss. Single: adj.(sin·gle/ˈsiNGgəl).

Should I adopt a puppy? Unemployed Kat.

The Hungry Lobbyist has lunch at The Bombay Club and returns with photos.

If you are a street photographer, is 75mm the new 50mm? Whereabouts Photo.

What Micky Eats goes to The Arsenal, a 200 seat restaurant and bar within the brewery, Bluejacket.

DC Wrapped Dates stops at Locolat.

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

Candy Sandwich writes: Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis might be one of the best things that ever happened to me.

People seeking help in DC are forced to stand out in the cold, and Congress Heights on the Rise takes issue with it.

Penn Quarter Living reports that there’s a three-in-one restaurant opening in the neighborhood.

Winter doesn’t stop Minutes Per Mile from running outdoors. Here’s her, illustrated, top 10 winter running tips.

New Columbia Heights discovers a neighborhood time capsule of sorts.

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

Love Elizabethany reports from her first clothing swap party.

Orange Hoodie is published in an anthology.

Most people, according to unpublished scientific studies, stay home on New Years Eve. But if you do go out, here is the “best” list of New Years Eve Parties. Cloture Club. Illustrated.

A boring snow day but a snow day just the same, or as Neighborhood Nomads writes: My first (kinda) real neighborhood snow.

Honestly, it looks kinda plain. The $16.8 million Georgetown house. Urban Turf.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 10th, 2013 by dcblogs

In defense of a Washingtonian’s inability to deal with snow. Stirrup Queens

The Republic of T: The Eight Worst Conservative Responses To Nelson Mandela’s Death. Illustrated, too.

The fanciest treadmill I’ve ever run on. Jess Runs.

There is a growing debate about whether coding should be taught right along with spelling. Manifest Density weighs in.

The Green Canary writes: I experienced my first near-death experience in my house.

Grilled cheese bar opening near the White House. PoP.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 9th, 2013 by dcblogs

When you overhear something that reminds you of what you don’t have. Caterwauling.

Candy Sandwich writes about the social benefits of owning a dog. Excerpt: In the past week and two days, I have met more random strangers than I ever thought possible.

Welcome to Joinertown (aka Washington, D.C.) @SadieDing. Express.

My life coach told me not to suspend my life, writes Carla Jenkins

In case you never thought about it before (or even heard of it, there is something called the Bechdel Test, as Mean Louise explains in the post, Thinking about the Bechdel Test.

Lacochran has a change of heart about food trucks.

Big wedding problem: Do you hold the wedding where you live, San Francisco, or where everyone else lives, friends and family, Chicago? Dear Me.

Book recommendation: The Drowning Guard DCPeg.