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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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A Girly Girl’s Guide to Bike Commuting

People are often a bit surprised when I tell them that I’ve taken up the habit of commuting nearly everywhere by bicycle. Their confusion is understandable – I have no history of practicality, athleticism, or being aware of my surroundings. In fact, the reasons that I waited so long to take a stab at cycling […]

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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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Columbia Heights Greatest Hits

As of August 2, the Broads of the Beltway will be neighbors – I am moving into a charming little nook on 1st and R, a loogie’s range from my beloved Big Bear Café. Since I pop over to Chicago for several days beginning tomorrow, tonight is my penultimate evening in Columbia Heights.  I’m swapping […]

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Having a dog doesn’t mean giving up cocktails anymore

If I’ve been in a conversation with you for more than five minutes, chances are I will have pulled out my phone and shown you at least one picture of my dog, Littlefoot. I can’t help it. I am officially one of “those” dog owners. I even threw a birthday party for Littlefoot this year […]

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Gilt City DC needs to get a hold of itself.

Until yesterday, I have only used Gilt – a short-term sale site for apparel and travel – to impulse buy clothing at steep discounts (my most recent purchase? A pair of Cynthia Rowley studded tights.) Apparently desperate to piggyback on the success of local services like Groupon and Living Social, Gilt has now introduced Gilt […]

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No…let’s not hear it for the boy

I was biking home last night when Deniece Williams’ “Let’s Hear It For the Boy” came on my ipod. As any good child of the 1980’s I have heard this song many, many times before. I mean Footloose….hello! But last night was the first time I ever really listened to this classic’s lyrics, and I […]

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The Bicycle Storm

As a little blonde on my bike I don’t normally cause too much ruckus in DC. I don’t whip between cars to show off my biking prowess, and I try to follow basic traffic laws. There is no “Live Strong” band on my arm, and I would rather juggle piranhas than subject my body to […]

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