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DC dating doesn’t have to disappoint

Not to throw a certain boyfriend under the metaphorical blogosphere bus, but I was recently subjected to a pretty shameful DC date. And by shameful, I actually mean oddly unsanitary—like “I need to hunt down the inventor of Purell hand-sanitizer and thank him by agreeing to birth his first born, NOW” unsanitary. Our dinner and […]

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DCFishbowl’s Betsy Rothstein insults all Broads of the Beltway (and beyond.)

So, I was just about to settle into a long afternoon of data entry and mail merges, but then something on the internet pissed me off. Then it began to ignite a Twitter fight, and I dig a good Twitter fight, so ALL BETS ARE OFF. Today, DCFishbowl‘s Betsy Rothstein posted an article about female […]

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Getting Pink’d: Komen, Planned Parenthood and the problem with “Big Breast Cancer”

Like the rest of the internet, I was appalled by Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s spineless withdrawal of grants to Planned Parenthood for mammography and other early breast cancer detection services. (After an avalanche of cyber-anger, Komen ultimately buckled and reinstated the funds.) An estimated one in five American women has received top-notch care […]

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The (non-)red light District: on creatively interpreting traffic laws while cycling

In a recent study that should surprise exactly no one, it was concluded that the vast majority of cyclists move illegally through red lights. In other news, the North Star is North, and puppies are adorable. The no-duh factor could be punctuated with a slap to the forehead. I would venture to guess that every […]

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Complaints of a DC dog walker

There was a period in my young, Washington life that I had the distinct privilege of walking some very rich people’s dogs daily for cash. At the time I figured it was a great way to combine two things that I like doing: staving off obesity and being able to pay the rent on time. […]

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Taste of DC’s throw back to prohibition

There are few things in life as satisfying as a delicious meal and ice-cold margarita. And before attending this weekend’s Taste of DC I would have doubted anyone over the age of 21 seriously disagreed. But clearly someone organizing the event wants us to all go back to the days of brewing moonshine in the […]

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The Case For a Flat-Fee Metro Pricing System

I remember the moment I figured it out. It was my first day in DC, and I was fresh off a plane from Chicago. Armed for a 10-day apartment hunting and job interview visit, I dragged a wheely-suitcase up the stairs of the U Street/Cardozo stop to meet my friend Sarah, whose hospitality limits I […]

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Doored out of my mind

Before you marvel at the odd beauty of what might be an Aurora Borealis, or a hazy sunset, or NASA’s newest composite photo of some strangely lit galaxy, please take note of the fact that this unlikely conglomeration of splotches and swirls is, in fact, a 10 inch long and four inch wide bruise on […]

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Raise the roof, Congress: Increasing the Debt Ceiling

Let’s be honest here. The phrase “debt ceiling” has been so reiterated over the last few weeks that the very usage of them causes eyes to glaze over faster than a cherry donut. 24-hour news channels only have so much material to work with, and even less material than that is actually important to discuss. […]

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DC Guys: Buy the Girl a Drink, already!

Going out on a Saturday night as a woman in DC can often feel like a tricky mission involving high-heeled maneuvers and full-body blocking. Lines swell around every busy bartender, making the simple act of ordering a vodka cranberry sometimes seem worthy of an Alias plot line. But that’s not to say good times aren’t […]

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