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Posted at 3:20 PM ET, 11/16/2010

Are you a plastic bag pariah? D.C.'s blogs

By Lori Aratani

Good afternoon. It is afternoon, right? It's hard to tell because I see the same soggy gray sky I saw when I commuted in this morning. But the clouds should clear by tomorrow. Today in the blogosphere? Pancakes and plastic bag pariahs (you know who you are.) Also, the good folks at Borderstan could use your help.

Dee Does the District offers some valuable insight on The Post’s recent story about “highly effective teachers” and why so many seemed to be assigned to wealthier, high-achieving campuses. Also, Post reporter Bill Turque, who wrote the original story, offers this postscript to his piece.

What do you think about the idea of bioluminescent trees (a la “Avatar”) replacing street lights? It’s not that far-fetched, Beyond DC reports.

WashingTina blogs about her experience as a “"Plastic Bag Pariah.” I totally sympathize. Indeed -- the SHAME.

The Charles Drew Academies at the Academies at Anacostia are seeking raffle donations from local businesses for their first annual Thanksgiving Dinner for students and families. Congress Heights on the Rise has details on how you can help.

Dare you to look at this picture and not immediately crave a plateful of pancakes. DCist on the opening of a new IHOP in Columbia Heights.

It’ll take just a brief five minutes. Borderstan is seeking some reader feedback. Help them out.

That's it for now. Thanks for reading. Stay dry and have a great rest of the afternoon. I'll be back tomorrow with more great posts from the D.C. area blogosphere. Am thinking of doing some Thanksgiving-related roundups, so bloggers, if you've got something good -- a recipe, a priceless Thanksgiving story or even an amusing Turkey Day gripe -- send me a link at

By Lori Aratani  | November 16, 2010; 3:20 PM ET
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Thanks for the shout-out on our Borderstan survey. It really will only take 5 minutes and you might win $250 in groceries.

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