DC Blogs and Bloggers Noted:

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Improbable Things
This is an eye-opening adventure through the cost and complexity of cribs, bassinets, strollers, and, of course, the indispensable Baby DNA Kit. It’s an informative, sharply written and entertaining post. – A
Cube recommendation. An excerpt:

… Cribs…are expensive. They are also known as “deluxe sleeping systems” with no irony at all. You can get 2-in1 up to 4-in-1 cribs, again with little correlation to price. I happily located mini-cribs for those of us still not living in our starter mansion …

Kudos is Due:
Blogging awards deserve to go to Jason’s Ruminations and Ridor for their work on the story about MPD police sitting on a hood of a moving cruiser. Jason had photos and contacted Ridor who posted them on his blog. DCist, which also deserves credit for recognizing the story, picked it up and put it on the radar of local news outfits such as NBC4. The NBC4 report seems solid but should have included links to the blogs responsible for this. In the days before blogs, a complaint of this type would have been too easily dismissed and buried. Self-publishing is a powerful tool, and Ridor and Jason deserve recognition for bringing this to the attention of the community.

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Happy Hour postscript: I can’t say enough good things about the All Blog Happy Hour. I just wish there was more time to talk with people. But extra credit is due to
Kathryn, who kept a list of attendees, handed out nametags and then wrote an outstanding post about it. Kathryn has a complete set of links, but I also want to thank DC Cookie for her write up and kind words.

Poets taking it off, apparently. Lolita & Gilda’s Burlesque Poetry Hour. Monday Jan. 30. This is evidently the premier event. Some accomplished poets will read and … Lolita and Gilda write: All readings will take place at Bar Rouge which is located at 1315 16th street (between Mass. & O). Readings are free to the public but your patronage at the bar will be greatly appreciated. The poets will be “taking it off” and if you want to “have it (that being which is taken off),” you may want to anticipate having a few extra dollar bills as “having it” is not “free.”

Questions a woman should never ask a man by A circle has too much symmetry.

An offer of $33.5 million arrives in the Playaz mailbox. A series of emails are exchanged with frantic haste as the savvy Playaz team negotiates with the head of a major international bank.

Top ablums heard in 2005 by Hate My Way.

Petcasso at the DC Dog Blog.