Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com April 1, 2011 at 8:34 am 2,350 27 Comments

ACFD 9/11 Memorial to be Landscaped — Last week the Department of Defense gave Arlington County’s first responders a chunk of limestone recovered from the Pentagon after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. That stone now sits near a steel beam from the World Trade Center, in a field outside Fire Station 5 in Pentagon City. The county is planning to landscape the area around the two memorials, in advance of the upcoming 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. [Arlington Connection]

Missed Connections in Arlington — Someone is looking for a “Persian goddess in pink” who was spotted shopping for chickpea salad at the Clarendon Whole Foods. Also: a woman is looking for the “armsleeve tattoo man” she ogled at the Golds Gym. [Clarendon Culture]

Whipple Fights Abortion Amendment — Arlington’s retiring state Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple is fighting an amendment inserted into a General Assembly-approved bill by Gov. Bob McDonnell. The bill would establish a health insurance exchange in Virginia as part of the federal health care reform law. However, McDonnell’s amendment would prohibit any insurance plan in the exchange from offering coverage for abortions, except in cases of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is at risk. [Washington Post]

Arlington Diocese Fights Porn — The Catholic Diocese of Arlington continues its campaign against “the very real danger of pornography in our culture” with a blog post. The post notes that an anti-porn pamphlet authored by Bishop Paul Loverde is so popular that it’s now in its second printing. Also, the post says that Bishop Loverde has been active in the fight against pornography on cell phones. [Encourage and Teach]

  • Overgrown Bush

    The whole reason I even carry a cell phone is so that I can get porn. Forget that I need to keep in touch with family and business contacts, or that I need maps or other info. It is all about the porn I can surf while going about my day. Thank you T-Mobile!

  • Jessie

    Hey, is that photo taken in Rappahannock?

    • NPGMBR

      It was definitely taken at Rappahannock.

  • G. Clifford Prout

    Looks like he’s watching porn while having coffee.

  • Skeptical

    They must have caught some priest looking at altar boy porn on his cell phone.

    • Lou

      And by looking at, you mean making.

    • Thes

      Skpetical, that comment seems a lot worse than calling some church members ditzy. I sense inconsistency in your outlook.

  • ArlLiver4

    Anyone know of a decent (and reasonably priced) place for margaritas in Arlington? I’m thinking somewhere along the orange line, if possible, so we don’t have to drive.


    • Porngarita

      Rio Grande, a few blocks from Ballston Station. The frozen swirls are a hit, as well as the Julio’s Gold margarita.

      They also have free Wi-Fi for all of your cell phone porn needs.

    • CW


    • steve

      Mexicali blues has a really good happy hour. I’m not sure the prices for the margaritas, but you can get yuengling there for 2 bucks during happy hour. I would presume they have a deal on everything, including margaritas.

      • CW

        +1. I believe that all their appetizers are half off too, but don’t quote me.

      • Arrrrrlington

        $20 pitchers of Sangria as well. My fav place for happy hour.

        • G550

          I’ve been there before and they’ve said pitchers aren’t allowed per ABC regs.

    • arldrinker

      The Industrial at Liberty Tavern is a surprisingly good version of a margarita and is $5 during happy hour.

    • John Goilios

      I love Guajillo’s margaritas.

    • North&South

      If you’re just looking for drinks Chevy’s in the Ballston mall has really tasty half-priced margaritas until 7. Plus their chips are really good.

      • Virginia^2

        This gets my vote – they LOAD the tequila in those things and they’re pretty huge for $3. The half-off chicken flautas seal the deal.

  • charlie

    i try to be open minded but whenever the Diocese of Arlington does something other than worship, it makes me think that they are up to something. or hiding something. one could guess that this brochure is a “how to NOT” type thing.

  • Chef D

    Yo, no April fools content? C’mon peeps. Arlnow, i thot u could do bet than this, yo.

    • I was going to do a whole post about AOL announcing a new “Foxcroft Heights-Arlington National Cemetery-Gravelly Point Patch,” and how despite the name they’d probably just end up posting articles about circumcision and news items recycled from Fairfax County. But then I realized that about 4 people would get the joke.

      • MB

        But it would be four smart people, so there’s quality points available.

      • Arlwhenever

        Best ever media April Fools hoax was the Sidd Finch article written by George Plimpton for Sports Illustrated. It was only as I turned to the last page of the article that I realized that I should look at the cover where I saw the April 1 date.

  • JamesE

    Missed connections, always so creepy and fantastic.

    • CrystalMikey

      Always good for a stalker chuckle on craigslist.

    • Tabby

      I figure it’s the same 20 people “noticing” people who are way out of their league. And most are so vague–how the hell could you possibly identify yourself anyway?

      • OX4

        What, you don’t know the guy with the tattoo at Gold’s? He’s so cool.


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