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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

On The YouTubes: We Watch The Reston Association Videos So You Don't Have To

The October edition of Reston Today opens with a view of floating vehicles that are actually intended as such. We're not in September anymore! Dulcet-toned Andy Sigle quickly hands things over to Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, who talks about the upcoming Oct. 22 Sustainable Reston forum, where you can "sign a pledge for your household to make simple changes." You can have my white stone when you pry it from my cold dead hands! (Actually, the focus is on transportation, home and lifestyle, environment, and buying local, but we figure that red mulch has to fit in there somewhere.)

But that's not all! There's also some harrowing combat video from our recent invasion -- kind of like Red Dawn, only with bratwurst and some pretty holiday trinkets being made for the upcoming "Christkindlmarket," which is apparently German for "spiced wine available for sale." Sweet!


  1. Did you know that the German Santa Claus has a guardian elf? His name is Keine Werbung. Every apartment building has his name plastered either on the door or on the mailbox stand to ward off evil, unwanted spirits.

  2. Why does it seem ironic that Hudgins should be lecturing us on "sustainability". She would/will pave over everything in Reston if/when she gets the chance.

    "Reston" should change its name to "Werbungton" -- we need all the help we can get.

  3. Hudgins has harmed Reston in so many different ways, she should retire.

  4. As difficult as it may be to fathom, Buffalo, there are actually people around here who actually believe that doubling Reston's population is going to somehow improve the quality of life in our Mauve Paradise. Call me a Luddite, but the only way I can see this as an improvement is if an increase in crime, pollution, traffic and loss of green space is considered an improvement.

    Oh, wait a second, if you're a developer, doubling the population would be an improvement to your bottom line.

  5. Yes, yes, yes... let's double the populaton, and let's put all roads in Reston on a road diet. First Candidate: Reston Parkway at the intersection with Sunset Hills. Wooohooo!!!

  6. To build on Anon 9:10's suggestion... Set a giant crane from the mauve/pink/silver construction site over the intersection of the toll road and Reston Parkway. Every time the camera detects a driver making the 2-lane-at-once left while blathering on his mobile, the crane picks up his SUV and drops it into the concrete as filler.


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