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DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 30th, 2014 by dcblogs

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If you are the extreme Halloween type, then here are instructions in how to look like Marie Antoinette. The House that Lars Built.

My first breakup. Sober Politico.

Can fast-food restaurants pay their workers more? Poverty & Policy.

A local tour guide offers 10 tips. Monumental Thoughts.

The question that shall not be asked. Scary Mommy.

Photos from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) walk. Tons of photos and shared rights to any participants. DC Discombobulated.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 29th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Google Voice abducts the phone number of By The Way, and attempts to transcribe voice mails. The messages are garbled. But one message turns her stomach inside out.

The husband gives his wife an unusual gift: Time with a fashion consultant. Where’s My Cape and the consultant inspect the contents of a walk-in closet.

Dine and Drink DC moves from Old Town to Del Ray.

HNBP uses a webcam to keep track of the house while he is out. This provides an opportunity to view the cats, as well.

Photos from Art All Night. Frozen Tropics. Best selfie of the night.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 25th, 2014 by dcblogs

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New Columbia Heights: Whoa: Google Street View cameras go into Red Derby, Looking Glass, Red Rocks.

Unrehearsed DC, video performance, Aaron Tinjum and the Tangents – ‘The Wild and Beyond’

It’s Crafty Bastards time again, reports Frozen Tropics, with the details of this weekend’s event.

James1542 shows off her in between season fashion.

A talented writer, Word Perv, is ending her blog.

DC Selfies of Note

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 24th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Ok, DC expats try to buy a couch in Oklahoma on Craigslist. JenEric Generation.

A major rant about DC’s law firms is spinning-up at Everyone I know is Ridiculous. The post: Biglaw is Dead – Part I.

One of the best Photoshop creations ever: Happy Birthday To Screamy. Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog.

The Secret Service is wrecking the White House with added security barriers. DCist photo and Greater Greater Washingtonabsolutely not” discussion.

It may be a little too early to think about holiday gifts, but Baby Boomers may appreciate this new book, The Forgotten Fifties: America’s Decade from the Archives of Look Magazine. Library of Congress Blog.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 23rd, 2014 by dcblogs

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And now, for something completely different: A cleanse. Lemon Gloria.

Average Bro poses a question: What sort of self-respecting black man wears rundown sneakers?

DC Tropics takes a tour of a Smithsonian garden, and writes: I think I love the Ripley Garden so much because it’s not a neat and tidy garden; this is a densely planted garden, bursting at the seams with an irrepressible exuberance.

This is clever: Confessions Of … HNBP.

There is a lot of expensive house porn in the blog-o-sphere and most of it is space filler. But sometimes an interesting unit appears, different from the normal DC, this is one. Open House.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 22nd, 2014 by dcblogs

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Dear ungrateful husband. Surrealicious. Photos of handwritten notes.

Neighbors up in arms over proposed “Swamp Fox” statue in Marion (Turtle) Park. Capitol Hill Corner. Apparently, Francis Marion, the park’s namesake and an American Revolutionary War military officer. His legacy is controversial apparently. (Mel Gibson played a character in the film The Patriot that was evidently based somewhat on Marion.)

Three things I don’t get. But I do have a law degree.

Apparently, according to a study, writing delivers health benefits*. The upshot is that people who blog about their life may be healthier than other people. Stirrup Queens. Of course, like every other bit of health news, there will be another study along that debunks, questions or raises alarm about the so-called benefits of writing. (The health benefits associated with writing are contingent on avoiding the frequent banging of your head against the desk as a writer’s block remedy.)

Photos from a Costa Rica vacation. 007 in Africa.

The well-equipped bike. Bike Crush. Photo.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 18th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Have you heard about unboxing videos? It’s porno for geeks. When the new Apple iPhone arrives, people will turn a video camera on the box and take the viewer through the experience of opening the box. The parts will be removed at an erotic tempo. This thought was prompted by Clouture Club‘s ZPizza preview.

What does DC have in common with China? One party rule. DCist.

A Kent State grad writes about her history with the university. An excellent and touching post by the Greatest Escapist.

These kinds of stories are distressing. Oh sure, a Zillow study that says buy, don’t rent if you plan to stay in DC for 3 or 4 years may make perfect sense but what’s the point if you don’t have the down payment. Urban Turf.

It’s a bit of mystery why anyone would write about an LED bulb that fits in a microwave, but farm fresh meat spends considerable energy on the topic and makes it interesting.

Very good question: Will the Washington Nationals agree to pay to keep Metrorail open late durng the playoffs? Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 17th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Uninformed Tweet of the day. Congress Heights on the Rise.

The tomato plant bears fruit after an ambivalent start. LIT’s Living on Capitol Hill.

Young, black, and guilty until proven innocent. The Republic of T.

My HIV child is playing with your child. Scary Mommy.

If you are thinking about going vegetarian, then DC VegFest might be worth checking out. PoP.

Six reasons why the campaign to change the Redskins’ name isn’t working. Capital Comment.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 16th, 2014 by dcblogs

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This is a really interesting story. Someone builds a house on a vacant lot on 5th Street. A driveway is created, and the owner goes to the local ANC for support. But the ANC opposes the curb cut because it will hurt on-street parking. SALM.

There’s just something wrong about the way this headline was written: Georgetown student who watched Breaking Bad pleads guilty to ricin possession. DCist.

Tree in Virginia Square transformed into bear sculpture. ARL Now.

A new restaurant, DBGB DC, opens, but the baby steals the photo. Capital Comment.

Diatribes by Joah, now in Austin, writes about the battle over a $1 billion bond issue for light rail. But it has opposition from tea party and big oil fans. It seems like an interesting issue.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on September 15th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Teach a kid to fish, she’ll show you up in an hour. Alice’s Adventures Underground.

One of those annoying days described. Marie’s Cafe.

Larry Rosen recalls working at the Pentagon in 1941.

DC’s plan to make a sustainable city is mostly fiction, says Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space.

Whatever happened to the $59 hamburger? City Desk.

Basic black in back in fashion. Shannon the Photo Gal.

The Fajita Sub Factory is the new food truck in town. My Line is Red.