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Posted at 3:56 PM ET, 09/29/2010

Apps to thwart thieves: D.C.'s blogs

By Lori Aratani

Good afternoon. Very gray outside right now with a drizzle that's likely to turn into a downpour later tonight and continue well into tomorrow. The Capital Weather Gang says that Tropical Storm Nicole is going to be a rainmaker for us. But rain or shine, the blogosphere is still working (at least until the lights go off). Today, we've got some canned food art and a some fabulous photos that will make you feel calm even in the middle of tonight's expected storms.

At a time when officials are reporting a surge in portable electronic thefts, All Life is Local has some thoughts about apps to help you thwart smart phone thieves.

Love these photos from the Prince of Petworth flickr pool, captioned “Tranquility.” I’ll think of them tonight while the rain is beating down.

These are Tuesday thoughts from Brando at Not Enough Tequila in the World. But even though it’s Wednesday, I think they still apply. Plus, they’re sharp and funny.

Unlike peanut butter and jelly, architecture and canned food don’t seem like they’d go together. But once a year here in Washington, they combine to make some pretty fabulous art. It happens during the annual “Canstruction” contest, when the Washington Architectural Foundation and Society for Design Administration use their collective talents to design buildings made of canned food (which is later donated to the Capital Area Food Bank). Vote for your favorite design, on display at the Shops at 2000 Penn, by donating a can of food. Endless Simmer has more information and some shots, including one of Big Ben.

Need a buddy? Love books? Life in Mount Vernon Square says that New Community for Children is looking for volunteers to be reading buddies for kids.

That's it for now. Thanks much for reading, and stay dry tonight. I'll be back tomorrow with more intriguing posts from the D.C. blogosphere.

By Lori Aratani  | September 29, 2010; 3:56 PM ET
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