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Posted at 3:23 PM ET, 01/31/2011

Feb. 14 for lovers & haters: D.C.'s blogs

By Lori Aratani

Good afternoon. So how bad will it be? The federal government has already granted its workers unscheduled leave in advance of the storm that's expected to land late tonight and into tomorrow morning. But the current forecasts from The Capital Weather Gang don't seem to predict that there will be much snow from this system. Perhaps a case of better safe than sorry.

From Vox Populi: Does the first letter of your last name have an impact on how quickly you respond to certain buying opportunities as an adult? In an article in the Journal of Consumer Research, a Georgetown University professor along with a researcher from Belmont University say that in experiments, those with last names toward the end of the alphabet were more likely to respond quickly to limited buying opportunities. They hypothesize that people may have been "trained" as children -- made to stand in lines that were formed alphabetically -- and are compensating for often being at the end of a line.

The Superbowl from the point of view of a Steelers fan. P.S.) The cheese grater made me laugh. Thanks to the Foggy Dew.

The reviews are in for the Tenleytown library that opened last week -- and, well, at least one group of patrons isn’t very pleased. One complaint: not much room for books. Hmm. All Life is Local has a review.

In case you’re looking for the perfect place to stake your sweetie, Dining in D.C. offers this roundup of Valentine’s Day menus and special offers at area restaurants. If you prefer an anti-Valentine’s Day feast, she’s got a roundup of those, too.

If you, like me, have splurged on one of those five-pound crates of Clementine “Cuties” only to discover, well, that’s a lot of fruit, the Bitten Word has a solution. Try this recipe for Clementines in cinnamon syrup.

That's it for now. Thanks for reading, and stay safe tonight and tomorrow morning if you're planning on driving, walking or taking public transportation in to your workplace. Barring a major snow emergency/Internet outage, I'll be back tomorrow with more great posts from the D.C. area blogosphere.

By Lori Aratani  | January 31, 2011; 3:23 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia  
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