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Posted at 3:20 PM ET, 06/18/2010

World Cup, Legos and steak -- 5 fun blogs

By Washington Post editors
Washington Post editors

Remember when it was a big deal that the first woman astronaut was going into space? Now, we hardly blink. But we shouldn’t forget that early pioneer Sally Ride. The Around the Mall blog reminds us that today is the 27th anniversary of Ride's space filght. The space suit Ride wore on that historic shuttle mission is on display at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

So what's Ride doing these days? She runs Sally Ride Science, which focuses on science education for students of all ages.

DC Blogs, a great aggregator of D.C. area blogs, is celebrating its fifth birthday (anniversary?) As part of the festivities it answers some questions about the D.C. blogosphere. Click here to find out the name of the D.C. area’s oldest, continuously published blog.

In honor of today's USA vs. Slovenia soccer match, we feel the need to highlight, at post Famous DC. Via the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper Famouse D.C. offers this replay of the USA vs. England match World Cup rendered in Legos. The newspaper commissioned an outfit that specializes in Lego animation to do replays of pivotal World Cup matches. Who knew those little Lego guys could be so flexible?

Some look at Ray’s the Steaks, which just opened in Anacostia and see a restaurant. But Life in the Village sees much more than just red meat. Ms. V. sees a community. “I see Ms Sherrie eating a bowl of crab bisque (which she is addicted too), Ronnie taking a photo of his meal (he has an entire collection on his phone), Sylvia conducting a community dinner, Justin is so busy chasing his toddler that he doesn't see me, and the elders of my community reminiscing about what Minnesota Ave was like before crack destroyed the neighborhood,” she writes.

Gaitherburg Local blogs about Bill, who decided to document his bus, train, taxi, car commute from Alexandria to Gaithersburg via YouTube. Great fun to watch. If you loved watching Bill on this little adventure – he’s got other videos on YouTube (apparently, he does this to embarrass his children.)

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 3:20 PM ET
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