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How does Metro deal with an overcrowded train?  It takes it out of service and forces everyone off the train, writes Lizzie at an OC girl living in an extraordinary world, whose frustration with Metro is growing daily. It starts:

I am now starting to dread taking the Orange Line during the morning rush hour. It’s gotten to the point that I never know what to expect when I get to Ballston. A metro station lacking power? A delay due to a train malfunction? A super-packed train so I’m not even able to get on even if I tried? Ugh.

Rude and thoughtless gym behavior is reported by two writers. Kathryn recounts the attitude of someone who has lost her cell phone, as well as a woman who is using a treadmill as a platform for “texting her heart out.” Meanwhile, s in the city deals with an impatient person with a sense of entitlement.

An Open Letter to Men Who Internet-Date by Hey Pretty. A thoughtful, entertaining post. An excerpt:

For starters, remember that old tired cliché, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”? (I think it was in fact, a Head and Shoulders tagline for a while). Well as dumb as it sounds, it’s true. And even truer when e-dating.

A car explodes in Silver Springs. It was big enough to shake the neighborhood, reports Silver Spring, Singular.  

Here are some things that were said to me today, writes Secret Simmerings and Shameful Scandals of the Singular Smash. Very funny.  

Secrets for improving blog traffic revealed at Alternative Hippopotamus