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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

On the YouTubes: We Watch the Reston Association Videos So You Don't Have To, Plus Learn All About 'Essential Reston'

Wow, is it November already? We're actually almost halfway through the month, but never mind -- our month officially begins with the debut of the always-thrilling video from the Reston Association. In this episode, the always dapper Andy Sigle stands in front of the new RA headquarters building, which the RA's ever-thoughtful landlord hasn't yet festooned with foreclosure signs. Before letting us ponder that awkward situation too long, Sigle jumps right into an update on the Aging in Reston Initiative, before handing things over to RA President Kathleen Driscoll McKee, who wanders around some South Reston neighborhood and stone cold talks about butterflies as a way of introducing the "Essential Reston" -- which sounds like the name of a bad jazz album but in reality is the six things that, in spite of all the change coming to our earth-toned community, will keep Reston nice and Reston-y. Yay!

So what is the "Essential Reston?" Glad you asked. All the wacky "hyper links" aside, we couldn't agree more.

But enough of the thinky-think stuff. We're back to Andy, who ominously lists four of the eight banned plants in Reston before showing us what we've all been waiting for -- graphic pictures of Fannie Mae volunteers usin' all kinds of bitchin' implements to tear these verboten invaders right out of the woods during a recent "weed warrior" project. YEAAAAH!

24 comments:

  1. Why no shots of crumbling Lake Anne or crappy plywood town houses? Or the vast empty parking lot at the Hunter's Woods Safeway? RA is a masturbation club.

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  2. given the infamous timmy arrington isn't "ethics day" an oxymaroon?

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  3. what the hell are you talking about "vast empty parking lot at the Hunter's Woods Safeway"?

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  4. I disagree with 8:24. Whenever I go to Hunters Woods, it is always packed with cars, especially when Ledo Pizza has their $1 slice special (dine-in only).

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  5. Yuck. Hudgins makes me vomit.

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  6. If you want to see empty parking lots, try Tall Oaks sometime.

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  7. People--really you need to get with the program. Make fun, laugh at ourselves, but geez 8:24, what a sad way to start your day; so glad I'm not miserable you. Also, maybe you should consider Ashburn.

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  8. Yes, Tall Oaks is the shopping center that time (and potential customers) forgot. Oddly enough, it has that high-end El Manantial restaurant (finally tried it, very good, rather pricey) in a nearly undisclosed location that Dick Cheney might prize for its arboreal stealth. In contrast, we went to Hunter's Woods recently and something must have been happening at the community center, as the lot was more packed than I have ever seen it this decade. And the buffalo wing place has great specials. And the beer is good there. If they got an affordable mexican restaurant to move into the old Hollywood Video location, Hunters Woods might be perfect. (Serious lack of mex or tex-mex in Reston, don't you think? It just occurred to me that "on the border" is too chain-like and Uncle Julios - Rio Grande is too noisy and busy. Can South Reston provide an alternative, in a "less sought after" sort of way?) Forgive my ramblings.

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  9. Go over the border to Herdonio they have good tex-mex in the Tortilla Factory and love-it-or-hate-it Anita's! (I love it)

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  10. Yes, I love to support Tortilla Factory (long-time local) and we have Anita's surrounding us in Chantilly, Vienna and Herndon, but isn't it time to put the "loco" in "hyper-local"? Ok, so the word doesn't fit right, but what we need is... a Tippy's Taco House! We used to live near the one in Merrifield-Fairfax, and those weekend 70 cent tacos can be ordered by the bushel and eaten by the truckload. I see that the Centreville location has a fancy website (and sufficiently irritating music to accompany it) with a full menu published. I think prices went up to pay for all this information technology, but I will gladly pay $1.25. Is it too early to start a "bring Tippy's to Reston" campaign?

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  11. Love, love, love El Manantial. Seriously the best damn place in this chain-crazy town.

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  12. El Convicto en Restono de SudNovember 11, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    When the weather turns nice and the futbolistas are out in force, we get the odd Empanada truck at South Lakes park. Como se dice en espanol "roach coach"?

    Is that Tex-Mex enough for you?

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  13. You want good Tex-Mex? Just ask any of the illegal aliens that hang out at Lake Anne, which is actually a smelly reservoir and not a real lake, but nevertheless, they can point you in the right direction.

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  14. Ya know 5:42 I understand that your point is to provoke, but honestly you are just a pathetic asshole and we invite you to never step foot on Lake Anne Plaza again.

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  15. 10:49,

    Ouch, I think I hit a nerve! Perhaps you own property in that delapitated place?. Too bad, shoulda bought somewhere else. Oh, and fuck you!

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  16. I don't know 5:42, your post seems unnecessarily ugly as does your response, maybe 10:49 is right and you should just avoid Lake Anne with all its diversity. Seems like you might be more comfortable down at the fake down town; you can get some fake Mexican food at Rio Grande.

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  17. I'd totally be up for a Tippy Taco! Yum!

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  18. Hey 11.57: Stop picking on Ashburn!! We're boring, but more colorful. Nothing's crumbling in Ashburn. Lots of empty houses that will be, but not yet.

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  19. Hey 1.51. Nothing wrong with _legal_ diversity. Everyone supports that.

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  20. Ok, so I've got Anon 1:53 with me on this! For the record, I want one of those sober gray memorial markers placed next to the future South Reston Tippy's stating that "Anon 2:54 dreamed this up, and damn near started a food fight between diversity-minded Hudginistas and the local anti-fur'ner contingent/auxiliary militia." Can't we all just get along? With a stack of Tippy's tacos in front of me, I will happily dine alongside those who enter this country illegally to take those menial jobs I covet, and alongside those cranky conservatives whose collective presence in Reston never fails to baffle me.

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  21. My original post was referencing the RA video backgrounds - the Dianne Sawyer-esque vaseline video that makes the crumbles look quaint and the $687,000 SFD as prototypical housing.

    Fuck daffodils

    Its what happens when green hippie-assed twats run psuedo-governments. Look, I'm not advocating that our local hispanic gangbangers actually rape but...but maybe just put a good scare into them

    I need a date.

    8:24

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  22. Dave,

    You can mail me my 19 cent residual check now.

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  23. Anon 1:19 et al

    Indeed! Go to Rio's and stuff your stupid fat face with over priced, over stuffed burritos and then take a wet squelchy shit so that your mouth and your asshole can match.

    Lake Anne is awesome so GFY.

    The End.

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  24. To Mr. Grumpy Pants,
    This is a respectable but filthy family-oriented web blog. We would like to see less red and brown in your posts and more muave.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

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