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Posted at 5:10 PM ET, 03/ 2/2011

Mardi Gras in D.C.? D.C.'s blogs

By Lori Aratani
Washington Post editors

Good afternoon. A lovely day outside this Wednesday. Enjoy it because, according to The Capital Weather Gang, it's going to be a lot cooler on Thursday.

Just because you can't be in New Orleans, doesn't mean you can't celebrate Mardi Gras. From Eating Around DC, some tips on where to find Mardi Gras fun in D.C.

An app here, an app there. And before you know it, between Angry Birds and Zombie Farm, you've run up a sizable tab in Apple's app store. So this post from Sweating the Big Stuff is especially welcome: How to be a frugal iPhone owner.

Arlington has a new sister city-- Ivano-Frankivsk is a historic city in southwestern Ukraine. has the details.

The upside of the Internet? There's so much information. The downside of the Internet? There's so much information. Surprising Science offers some guidelines for sorting out the good from the bad when it comes to quality health and science information.

On the heels of a scandal involving Kwame Brown's $2,000-a-month "fully loaded" SUV and questions regarding some of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's staff appointments and salaries, Greater Greater Washington suggests three quick fixes that could help the District government restore public trust.
That's it for now. Thanks for reading, and have a great afternoon. I'm going to be away for a few days, so there won't be an afternoon blog roundup until Tuesday. Hopefully, today's post will hold you till then.

By Lori Aratani  | March 2, 2011; 5:10 PM ET
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