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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gone Fishin', Thanksgiving Edition

newscan0001.jpegPer our contract with the League of Filthy Web Loggers, we've been given a paid (ha!) vacation and an earth-toned passport to leave the friendly confines of Reston for the week. So have at it! Document the atrocities, share what you're most thankful for, or maybe just recite catchphrases from your favorite classic '80s movie in the comments.

13 comments:

  1. How about you dont come back? Stay in PA.

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  2. Then what would us introverts and moles do with our time if there was no Restonian? Might have to go outside and enjoy a Reston trail or go have dinner at Mac Grill.

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  3. Pennsylvania? I have it on good authority that Restonian is in Woodland Hills, Ca., the corporate headquarters of the Macaroni Grill, trying to angle for a corporate pr job.

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  4. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonNovember 23, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Speaking of Pennsylvania, rumor has it that everyone's favorite commenter here, the BiCO lad, is decamping to Pittsburgh in a week or so. If so, this forum just won't be the same. BiCO, if you're reading this, all the best in your new digs and hope they're more to your liking than Reston was.

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  5. What a small world... I actually grew up just outside Woodland Hills, Ca

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  6. http://www.macaronigrill.com/Home/FAQs.aspx#1

    Shockingly, the corporate headquarters of Macaroni Grill is actually in Dallas, not California. Could the Restonian secretly be entertaining a double agent-style switch to the dark side... the Olive Garden?

    Say it isn't so.

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  7. Hey Restonian, hope you enjoy your pat-down if you're traveling the formerly friendly skies via the way-too-friendly security gates.

    BiCo, vaya con Dios!

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  8. Sad somehow to see the Blockbuster at Fox Mill, the last of the Video stores, go out of business. I spent many a hour looking over the shelves then watching a movie I'd found there. I suppose too you could say the same for now gone movie houses and drive ins of our land.

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  9. North Reston Treepocalypse has begun! I can see my neighbors! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Anon 4:59

    I've seen your neighbors -- and I don't blame you for groaning.

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  11. Hickory Cluster Knuckle DusterNovember 25, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    I'm thankful for the Restonian.

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  12. We took the kids to the holiday parade (what to call it? the parading folks shouted thanksgiving, holiday, and whatever secular and safe solstice greetings they could recall, seemingly at random) and the weather cooperated, but just barely. The fake downtown was faux festive and sufficiently spirited. Santa did a fine job. They seem to have new elves: more diminutive but somewhat less creepy. But will we head back over for the tree lighting tonight? No, we will let others enjoy that privilege. On wet days, I don't spend time near extension electrical cords.

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  13. We're were experience such withdrawal that we had to stop at Macaroni Grill for dinner just to see the others suffering as well. . . . No Black Friday joy.. . . Well Merry Christmas anyway.

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