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Editor has blueberry fever

“Blueberries inexplicably on massive sale at grocery store. I’m so excited about breakfast, I’ll never get to sleep tonight. #easilythrilled” — WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles in a Wednesday tweet.

Journos want Zzz’s

“Just took two Tylenol PMs and feeling very #isthisreallife right now.” — WaPo Express News Editor Sara Schwartz in a Wednesday tweet.

“Can’t sleep. Trying to write but so bored with these same old thoughts.” — WaPo Social Media Producer Katie Rogers in a Wednesday tweet.

Birthday shout-out to our intern: He’s legal

He’s only five days in and today is the intern’s birthday.  Alec Jacobs turns 21 and apparently he’s ready for his first beer. So far so good. He has written about hair and bras. For those stories alone he already holds a special place in my heart. We wish him a very Happy Birthday and hope you enjoy covering that Daily Caller new members party tonight at Top of the Hill. Please Daily Caller scribes, do what you will with him tonight but please return him to us in one piece. Or else.

A misguided WCP’s Freed tells Politico scribe what to delete

Benjamin, I say this in the best possible spirit of our budding journo friendship. If you want tips, I’ll give them to you free of charge but stop thinking you know what “Betsy fodder” is. Politico’s Dan Hirschhorn’s tweet about updating his Wikipedia page is not “pure Betsy fodder.” No offense to Dan, and no need to advise him on what to delete. We wouldn’t have chosen that. Now, yours about Kim Kardashian’s ass? That’s a keeper. If you know the site, you know we’ve written extensively about Kardashian ass issues. For another example of what would catch my eye, read below. The author should sound familiar.

Journo won’t boob talk with his mom

“Sorry, but I’m not going to tell my mom a story involving a blog post about someone’s boobs.” – WCP Contributor Benjamin Freed in a Wednesday tweet in reaction to this story that wasn’t about “boobs” per say. It was about WaPo editorial staff reaction to a new online feature. Yes, “boobs” do arise in the story.

White House state dinner attire

“Vera Wang’s dress is amazing, dreamy and appropriate.” — Susanna Quinn in a Wednesday tweet. She’s the wife of lobbyist Jack Quinn.

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DogBowl 2010: The Winners (of sorts)

Dear Readers,

Last week, a post that was intended to be one post and one dog surprisingly blew up into DogBowl 2010 with five posts, five days and 46 pretty adorable dogs including a ferret (we know, he was a questionable entrant into the contest). Today we award superlatives to some of the pooches who jumped out for one reason or another (at least one of you literally). Thank you to all for playing and for sharing your beautiful animals. A special note of thanks to my secret consultants for helping me devise some of the superlatives.

– FishbowlDC Management

Future Movie Star: Tchotchke. Belongs to D.C. Photog Stacy Viera.

Most beautiful: The late Shaggy belonging to Bloomberg‘s Anna Edney.

Sports fan: Gizmo and Neepa. It’s a tie. The owner of Gizmo is Qorvis’s Jessica Baer. The owner of Neepa is Patch reporter Amy Kovac-Ashley. They win for obvious reasons.

Most in need of the Dog Whisperer: Alvin – Throughout the contest we’ve known he has anger issues. When I initially met Alvin, a Fox Terrier, at the corner of Connecticut and R in Dupont Circle he jumped on me and nearly knocked me to the ground. Despite the obvious aggression, he’s quite likable and curious about everything in his midst. He has yet to go to the dog park because he despises other dogs and growls in their presence. “He’s going to play with them or he’s going to kill them,” says Alvin‘s owner, Washington Examiner contributing film critic Andy White. Now this part is genuinely upsetting — White believes he was abused at the shelter where he found him in New Jersey. This weekend White’s hiring a real life Dog Whisperer for $250 an hour. We want updates.

Cutest Dog in Washington: Dexter von Frisch – There’s something to be said about sticking with an original choice. Dexter, who belongs to Media Matters Contributor Karl Frisch, is absolutely undeniably sweet and is the hands down winner of this contest. Born on Aug. 1 in Midland, Va., he weighs 12 pounds. We met on the Starbucks patio where he began to slightly shiver from the cool fall day. Frisch said it was his first walk ever this far from Kalorama to Dupont – he stopped midway and refused to budge. Frisch carried him the rest of way and assured him they’d be taking a cab home. Here we see him logging on to FishbowlDC to see how he’s faring in the contest. Congratulations Dexter. You won.

Most Likely to be Sold on the Black Market as a Stuffed Animal: Penny. The Goldendoodle (part Golden Retriever, part Poodle) belongs to Politico‘s Dan Hirschorn who recently moved here from Pennsylvania. Penny is new to town too having gotten here just a week ago. We met Penny on the Starbucks patio off Dupont Circle Wednesday morning. The dog, of course being ridiculously cute, is prone to a ton of stranger attention. A woman soon approaches and starts inquiring about her. She says, “She doesn’t like me.” No, no, assures Hirschorn, explaining that Penny is initially shy. But au contraire. Shortly thereafter, Penny licked the woman’s hand and began sniffing at her crotch. As he said, not so shy.

Most mischievous: The armpit dogs, George and Leroy, belong to AP producer Lila Ibrahim.

Most likely to lie about his/her measurements on Charley, belongs to BBC Correspondent Katie Connolly. (And we’d believe her. She looks so earnest.)

Best Face for Radio: Winston. His owner is Jeffrey Donald, who flacks for USEC in Bethesda.

Most likely to hump Robert Gates’ dog at the dog park: Duffy, a toy Schnauzer puppy who belongs to Mimi Johnson and TBD’s Steve Buttry. Cute, sure. But just looks like he’s up to no good.  

Cindy McCain Chemistry Award – for the Sedated Look: Piper (New nickname: “Dishwasher Dog.”)  Just hanging out on the dishwasher waiting to be washed.

Prettiest coat: Cooper – this regal pup belongs to my partner in crime, FBDC and QGA’s Matt Dornic. Face it, the dog just oozes beauty and sophistication in that fur coat.

Most likely to have an on again off again relationship with Bo Obama – This award goes to Washington Examiner‘s White House correspondent Julie Mason‘s Australian Cattle dog, Gomez. We hear he got into some trash talking online with Cooper (above) during the contest.

The Model: Piper. Belongs to CNN senior booker Stephanie Kotuby. She looks as though she watches Tyra religiously in the afternoons. You go girl.

Want a Friend in Washington? Get a…

Dexter von Frisch, Twitter handle: @DexterVonFrisch

As the famous saying goes, if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. Not this dog, mind you. Status: Already taken.

Which journo has the cutest dog in Washington?

Find out who after the jump…

P.S. If you think we’re wrong and that yours is actually the cutest dog in Washingon, send in your photographs. We’d love to see. Send to or to

> Update #1: Politico‘s newbee Dan Hirschhorn thinks he’s got the cutest dog. “Even though I’m new to the DC press corps (I started at POLITICO just a few weeks ago), I would not-so-humbly submit that no Beltway journalist could possibly have a cuter dog than my little Penny.” Meet Penny below.

> Update #2: We have another contender. FBDC’s Matt Dornic writes in, “Betsy, while I respect Penny and her adorableness, I must insist that you reconsider any further K-9 cuteness honors until you reacquaint yourself with Cooper aka “Smalls.”  As you know, I have three but Cooper (attached) is most certainly the cutest dog in Washington.” Meet Cooper below.

> Update #3: The Washington Examiner‘s White House correspondent Julie Mason is throwing her pooch into the ring. “This is outrageous. Who are these effete gentlemen with their tiny little poodles with sad eyes? My Australian cattle dog, Gomez, will fight those dogs (right after his nap) and win.” Meet Gomez below.

> Update #4: Amanda Carpenter, speechwriter and Communications Advisor to Sen. Jim DeMint, submits her dog Wiki. She likes to go to tea parties (the dog and maybe Carpenter, too). Meet Wiki below.

> Update #5: NPR‘s Julie Rovner brings Gromit into the contest. Meet Gromit below.

> Update #6: Qorvis’s Jessica Baer thinks her Gizmo is cutest. She says, “You can find him on the lawn of the Library of Congress and strutting all over the hill, of course in a manly way!” Meet Gizmo below.

> Update #7: Stephanie Kotuby, senior booker for CNN, says the other dogs have nothing on Piper. Meet Piper below.

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