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Twitter Spotlight: @BlairDC

If memory serves – and frankly, it doesn’t always – @BlairDC was one of the first people I met in DC via Twitter.

Not working on The Hill, I spent a lot of my time living there feeling like an outsider. Talking and tweeting with Blair, though, gave me a peek into the DC scene I never would have had otherwise.

Do not miss Blair’s Instagrams–her beautiful hometown on North Carolina’s coast plays a starring role.

Blair

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@BlairDC: Sense of humor, honesty, drive, compassion.

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

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“Why so quiet, Chicklette?”

It was quiet around here last week on the blog. Hopefully your reaction was “where is she?” and not “oh, thank goodness!”

In recent weeks I have been away more than home. 

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Twitter Spotlight: Washingtina

For years, we have commiserated about DC real estate, men, Metro and life in general. We have tweeted and emailed and tweeted some more.

Before I moved back to NYC, @Washingtina and I finally got to meet over a fun lunch at Matchbox. I feel dumb that it took us so long. Washingtina is a keeper.

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@Washingtina: intelligence, humor, honesty, respect

Washingtina

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@Washingtina: loyalty

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Twitter Spotlight: Alejandra Owens

I’m hooked on DC tweeters, clearly. Here’s another fabulous woman, fellow WordPresser Alejandra aka @frijolita. Like @Tammy, she’s a communications pro at AARP. Like @SaraLang, she likes to cook and eat good things.

But there’s more. Get to know Alejandra in her own words here.

Alejandra

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@Frijolita: Curiosity, drive and tenderness.

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@Frijolita: Tenacious.

OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends

@Frijolita: Loyalty and honesty.

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Twitter Spotlight: Alison McQuade

DC people are great tweeters which is why I feature so many of them in the Twitter Spotlight.

Here’s Alison McQuade aka @akmcquade.

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OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@akmcquade: makes me laugh; challenges me; has equal interest in traveling and experiencing new things as he does in staying at home with a bottle of wine and a Scrabble board; patience; honesty

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Twitter Spotlight: Candace Armstrong

I love this woman. You know this because I said so when she wrote a guest post about applying to graduate school and when I recapped her visit to Brooklyn.

As Candace gets ready to start grad school, I thought it would be a good time to put her in the Twitter Spotlight and wish her well on this big step.

Candace

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@candacearm: Humor, love of delicious food and someone who makes me comfortable enough to be my true self 100% of the time (have you ever tried to stifle parts of yourself for someone else??? Miserable.)

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@candacearm: Pleaser

OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends

@candacearm – Loyalty is rare. My friends are there for me for the good, bad and ridiculous.

OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness

@candacearm: Wine country. Wine country IS happiness.

OneChicklette: Your idea of misery

@candacearm: Hunger. I DESPISE being hungry.

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Twitter Spotlight: Jenna Golden

If you’re one of those people who sees food pictures and immediately gets hungry, even if you just consumed a three-course meal, do not follow Jenna Golden on Instagram or Twitter. Do not visit her blog Eat More Drink More either.

I have no idea how this Washingtonian and Twitter exec eats so much good food while maintaining her slender figure.

Good for you, girl. Enjoy it!

JGTwitter

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@jigolden: Generous, smart, supportive, and confident.

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Proof Kerry Washington can act

You know Kerry is my girl crush.

Before Scandal and Django Unchained (which I still haven’t seen), there was Save the Last Dance. Yep, Kerry was teen mom Chenille.

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Twitter Spotlight Jason McCool

I think you’ll have fun getting to know this DC-based musician, composer, actor, teacher and social media pro.

McCool. Yes, that is his real last name. It’s either a lot to live up to, or a great way to describe Jason. You be the judge.

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OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@coolmcjazz: I subscribe to the BBC: Brains. Beauty. Confidence. (I actually just made that up – can it become a thing?)

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@coolmcjazz: Enraptured.

OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends

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“Did I overshare?” A guest post by @candacearm.

One of the coolest people in my life came into it through Twitter.

After lots of tweet conversations and then jumping to email, Candace aka @candacearm and I made plans to meet for brunch at Estadio. It felt a lot like a blind date, particularly to Candace, I think, because I was the first Twitter person she chose to meet offline.

Yes, I feel special still.

Candace is embarking on a big life change and has shared the process via social media. Does she regret that? Keep reading.

@candacearm

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