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Monday, December 21, 2009

Flashback Monday: A Photographic Look Back at the Hellstorm of '09

The terror of the snowpocalypse that blanketed Reston is so fresh in our minds, it seems like it happened just yesterday... when in fact it's been two long, harrowing days. Let's take a look back.

Dear Leader seems to have taken the hellstorm in stride.

"Reston ass." Heh. We'll try to remember this lighter moment of the snowpocalypse when we're completely out of bread and milk and slowly starving to death.. or at least getting a killer case of osteoporosis.

The dearth of snowplows and lack of bread at local grocery stores led some to take drastic measures. Of course, this intrepid homeowner will be dinged by the DRB for not spraypainting his threatening missives in brown, the end.


  1. What classy signage! It says not to "push" snow there, but says nothing about blowing or dumping snow, so I say those are what this person really wants people to do...

  2. The Convict in the GulagDecember 21, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    One of my neighbors was gone all weekend. Her assigned spot is right at the end of the snow plow run. Guess who's spot got filled with 5 feet of compacted snow.

    She should probably be glad though. The snow was going in that spot whether or not her car as there -- it's because of the geometry of the parking lot. If her car had been there, she wouldn't be able to move it at all. At least now, she has access to her vehicle unlike some other neighbors who live at the other end of the parking lot. I only hope that they have enough eggs, milk and toilet paper to make it through the Siege cause their cars won't be going any place until Spring.

    As a gesture of kindness, I suppose that I'll help her shovel out one of the unassigned spots. I'll try to avoid cackling while I'm at it.

  3. In our neighborhood we had an impromptu 'snow emergency' party Saturday night and helped each other shovel out on Sunday. And took photos of the house whose occupants are down South right now so they can see how much fun they missed!

    Seriously, I think this kind of thing is good for all of us once in a great while. Sure helps us figure out priorities!

  4. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonDecember 21, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    The "Reston Ass" photo is priceless! I'm sure commenters here can think of any number of local personalities who are eligible to receive it.

  5. I saw about 25 large plastic garbage bags neatly arranged in a circle over in Tentville. No sign of any tarps though.

  6. I saw someone who put cheap lawn chairs in a empty parking place on Glade. If you dig out you dam sure don't want someone coming in and parking in "your place"

  7. The Convict in the GulagDecember 21, 2009 at 6:38 PM

    Wow. Free patio furniture. Life's gonna' be good in the Gulag!

  8. That third photo...does that means the Salahi's have moved to Reston?

  9. Broke in Charter Oak (BiCO)December 22, 2009 at 7:13 AM

    "Reston Ass": Wow! Perhaps THAT should be a more representative alias for me to adopt?! :-)

  10. I love how the only institution that never shovels its sidewalks and forces people to walk into traffic near a busy intersection so they can catch their bus at Reston East Park and Ride is the Fire Department.


    Can't they just spray that shit with fire? Would take five seconds, and all sidewalkers would be happy.


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