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Posted at 3:03 PM ET, 10/12/2010

Stolen bikes & coupons: D.C.'s blogs

By Washington Post editors
Washington Post editors

Good afternoon. Another summer-like day -- plus I'm told George Clooney has a meeting at the White House this afternoon, so I may have to leave the office a bit early today. But I would never leave before telling you what's happening in the D.C. area blogosphere. If you've ever had your two-wheel transportation filched, you'll totally understand where Just Up the Pike is coming from. And we've got some money-saving tips for throwing a party from D.C. Ladies as well as just living in general. Read on.

Biking helped change his life. He lost weight. He got to know his new neighborhood in a way that folks who drive cars never quite do. And then, over the weekend, poof! No more bike. Just Up the Pike presents an “Ode to a Stolen Bike.” A good read and a reminder to appreciate the small things we own that we sometimes take for granted.

Busboys and Poets, where Cornel West and Al Franken have both done book signings, has launched a Facebook campaign to try to persuade Jon Stewart to pop by and do a book signing while he’s in town for his Oct. 30 “Rally to Restore Sanity” and other appearances. The Shirlington Village Blogspot has the details.

From All Life is Local – a guide to recession shopping and saving.

Speaking of saving money: If you’re planning a special event, you know how quickly costs can escalate. DC Ladies offers some tips on how to host an elegant event without going Chapter 11.

Help them help you help others. Susie, of Susie’s Budget and Policy Corner, and journalist Diana Winthrop are offering a series of workshops designed to help community advocates be more effective at getting their message out. Ever wonder why that nonprofit has so much success raising money or reaching the media? These workshops might offer you some answers.

That's it for now. George Clooney's waiting so I need to go. But be sure to check back with Post Local for the latest headlines and back here tomorrow afternoon for more great posts from the D.C. blogosphere.

By Washington Post editors  | October 12, 2010; 3:03 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia, Weather  
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