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Courting Controversy

Expressions of a Dangerous Mind

After months of standing on the sidelines while allowing others to take a stand on the important matters of this community, I am making public my most controversial beliefs.  I am prepared for the impending flood of angry comments and mean emails.  However, I feel that you should know exactly what I think.

1)      I occasionally shopped at and will miss it as it was the closest supermarket to my house.  However,   Just sayin’.

2)      I cannot understand paying.  Pay me $2.00 and I’ll make you a really nice grilled cheese sandwich.

3)      is not a fun time.  I’m pretty sure that most of that liquid is not water. 

4)      If I didn’t think there would be some serious repercussions, every one of my columns would be a transcript of what actually happens at .  That is some hilarious stuff.

5)      Barn Red is better in all respects than Russet Brown, but Moss Green is superior to both.

6)      I know more than you do about vampires.  That’s just a fact. 

7)      A good slice of pie is better than a good piece of cake.  You want a surefire business plan?  Start selling bite-sized pies and will weep.

8)      Spandex should be a controlled substance and there should be an approval process and a fine for violations.

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10)   Lake Anne Plaza makes us unique and special.  It’s like Cindy Crawford’s mole.

11)   When given a choice, get your coffee from the actual and not the coffee stand inside the .

12)   Halloween is more fun and less stressful than Christmas   

13)   That Reston International Center is a curious thing and needs to explain why it has that many antennae.

14)   Black is the new black.  Don’t mess with perfection.

15)   At most restaurants, the best meal is an appetizer and a dessert.

Let the fireworks commence.

Samantha Nims March 17, 2011 at 09:15 PM
Regarding #2: You are paying for the privilege of dipping bread in melted cheese AND dipping desserts in melted chocolate. You forgot the chocolate. Totally worth it.
Karen Goff March 17, 2011 at 09:16 PM
Team mini pies!
Samantha Nims March 17, 2011 at 09:38 PM
Technically, that would be Team Tarts. I'll leave it at that. ;)
Kenneth R. "Ken" Plum March 18, 2011 at 12:14 PM
I agree with you on the pie shop. Should also include cobblers-- blueberry, peach, apple...Let me know if you hear of such a shop opening. I would be happy to cut the ribbon, and the first pie!
Maria Koklanaris Bonaquist March 18, 2011 at 04:36 PM
Del. Plum, I think the owners of Pie Gourmet need to open a Reston branch. I too love a great slice of pie, and am happy to be participating in this discussion because my decision to give up sweets for Lent is feeling more like a true sacrifice with every keystroke I type.
Stu Gibson March 18, 2011 at 09:46 PM
Maria, I second the motion. But you need to ask Joe Merenda. I will ask him too, the next time I see him.
Justine van Engen March 18, 2011 at 09:58 PM
I knew all the prominent figures would weigh in on the cake vs. pie controversy! I hope I haven't gotten anyone in trouble with the Apple Crisp Lobby or the Streudel Party.
Stu Gibson March 18, 2011 at 10:03 PM
Justine, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your focus on dessert. As the bumper sticker says, "Life is short. Eat dessert first."
John Farrell March 19, 2011 at 12:04 AM
Remember that whatever sacrifice we chose to make during Lent does not apply on Sundays as Sundays are not part of the 40 days which is why there are 46 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. So enjoy some pie this Sunday.
TBC March 20, 2011 at 02:05 PM
Elizabeth, I think Brock would have to understand! I, myself, workout more than ever in November just for the chance to get a second helping of pecan pie on Thanksgiving! If the Reston Town Center had a pie specialty store next to Starbucks that would be heaven.

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