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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mauve and Mush: We Read Reston: The Magazine So You Don't Have To

RAmag.jpgHey, maybe we have some fans over at Issac Newton Square Sunrise Valley Drive, as the cover of the newest issue of Reston: The Magazine is just slathered with mauve. Sweet!

When the uniformed federal agent delivered this fabulous document to Restonian World Headquarters a day or so ago, we were a bit confused by the largest word on the cover -- or "display type," as those of us in the biz don't say. Mush? Was this a teaser about a new color palette approved by the DRB? Actually, no, it referred to a pretty interesting story about a Reston woman and her dog stone cold going to Alaska to run the Iditarod or something, but we still can't get the image of gruel-colored window sashes out of our head.

So what else is in this encyclopedic take on what's doin' around town? A fascinating Q&A with Andy Sigle, our favorite host of RA's fancy YouTube videos, some more Iroquois wisdom from RA President Kathleen Driscoll McKee, and the usual schedules and whatnot. But that's not what we were really looking for.

With trembling fingers, we flipped to the back of the magazine, where sure enough, we found the Covenants Word Find! Only most of the words this time around were winter-themed, as opposed to being about various window replacement requirements. Bummer. That didn't stop us from trying to fill it out, though.

Sadly, we couldn't find the word "mauve."


  1. From the Uplands of RestonOctober 28, 2010 at 8:48 PM

    Can we ask RA to drop our copy, and get a rebate in our dues?

    A glossy magazine. Wow. How 21st Century.

    Hey RA, the '50's called, they want their information medium back.

  2. I read it with a little bit of interest, but then wondered what to do with it...I doubt my dentist office wants it. So I put it in the guest room for the holiday season and then I'll recycle it.

    I do agree with Uplands that there are probably better ways to spend OUR money.

  3. I do believe it is in dentist's office and literally everyone in Reston seems to be reading it... so '50's style information must be working.

  4. A '50's style magazine. A new Metro station with rad '80's style art. Covenants designed to protect our homes '60's and '70's aesthetics. For a progressive community planning for the future, we certainly seem to have our feet pretty firmly planted in the past.

  5. Anon 8:38

    You really believe "everyone in Reston seems to be reading it..."
    What are you smoking?


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