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Posted at 3:17 PM ET, 08/10/2010

Milkshakes & birthdays: 5 D.C. area blogs

By Washington Post editors
Washington Post editors

How are you on this sizzling hot afternoon? Hard to believe it's just Tuesday. Does heat make time slow down?

All kinds of useful tidbits from D.C's blogosphere today. We've got milkshakes, birthdays, a few goodbyes (sniff!) and a big surprise coming to Anacostia.

File this under “very useful” for the brave souls who commute by bike during the D.C. summer. Tips for summertime bike commuting from the Commuter Page blog.

Fans of New York’s Shake Shack rejoice. A branch of the popular eatery , which opened with great fanfare in Madison Square Park a few years ago, is coming to Dupont Circle, Prince of Petworth reports.

Suburban Sweetheart is 26. (Happy Birthday!) To celebrate she offers 26 lessons she’s learned during her time here on Earth.

Talk about a clever marketing scheme. has a few items guaranteed to secure you some extra space on Metro without being called a seat hog. (HT Greater Greater Washington)

A little mystery is good. Love these teaser posts from Life in the Village and Congress Heights on the Rise advertising “You are hereby invited to the biggest thing to happen in Anacostia since the Big Chair.” It’s coming Sept. 10. Hope you like surprises.

Blogger comings and goings. The Georgian Confidential's regular blogger is bowing out. But a new blogger has been appointed to continue on. The Bingham Diaries is also saying good-bye. She’s relocating to Arizona. Hey, it's hot there, it’s a dry heat.

That's it for today. Thanks for reading. Know of a new blog or of an established blog we shouldn't miss? E-mail me at

By Washington Post editors  | August 10, 2010; 3:17 PM ET
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