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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ringing In The New: A Very Special Reston New Years Baby, Or Maybe Six Dozen of Them

metromonkeys.JPGProfessional journalists hate working on January 1, because they're invariably sent to the hospital to track down the first baby to be born in the new year. Fortunately for us, Confidential Restonian Operative "Alexis" shared the news of her new arrivals -- with a Very Special Reston Transit-Oriented Development(tm) twist:

By the time you read this my Metro Monkeys may have already hatched. The water is being purified as I speak.

This new strain of Sea Monkeys (yes, really) is guaranteed to live two years. I'll sprinkle them in the water before heading out to the new year's eve party so they will be born in the ashes of 2011.

Metro is slated to open in 2013. I'm sure you see where I'm going with this. My dream is to take one of these babies for a ride on the Silver Line in the Aqua Leash.

Will it happen? Will the Sea Monkeys live up to advertising claims? Will the metro open on time?

Only time will tell.
We're not sure whether to be more skeptical of the guarantee on the box or the Silver Line construction schedule, but we hope Metro's transit police won't mistake the "Aqua Leash" for a half-finished latte and dispose of the monkeys on the spot, the end.

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