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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com July 11, 2012 at 9:30 am 3,661 35 Comments

Free Slurpee Day — It’s 7/11, which can mean only one thing: it’s Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven. The convenience store chain is offering its customers a free 7.11 ounce Slurpee today from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The 7-Eleven website lists 22 stores in Arlington. [Slurpee.com]

Arlington Jeopardy Champ’s Run Ends — Arlington resident Stephanie Fontaine has more than $50,000 to show for her three-day winning streak on Jeopardy. Her streak ended with last night’s episode, when she came some $2,200 short of a fourth victory. [Sun Gazette]

Summer Staycation? — Arlington County’s CommuterPage Blog suggests that a “staycation” in Arlington may be a fun and inexpensive alternative to a leaving town on summer trip. [CommuterPage Blog]

Photo courtesy Scott Schlimmer

  • BreakPause02

    Watched Jeopardy last night. Shame she lost, but I can see why. Sometimes an answer seems so obvious that you don’t want to pick it. I guessed the answer wrong as well, because of that reason!

  • WeiQiang

    Glad someone caught the shot of my AC getting zapped.

    • DarkHeart

      Nice Pic! Looks like it hit near Nats Park. Maybe Harper is carving his own wonderboy.

      • Fredericksburg White Guy

        No – I think he just caught a fly ball hit directly to him unlike last night

  • Clarendon

    Staycations are OK, but sometimes it’s fun to get away to see if the Buffalo Wild Wings and Worlds of Beers and Lime Fresh’s in Florida are better than the ones we have here.

    • JamesE

      I enjoy traveling to someplace exotic like Reston and trying their American Tap Room.

      • BestInShow

        “We met at Starbucks—not the same Starbucks. We saw each other at different Starbucks across the street. I knew you’d be at one Starbucks, then I’d be at the other Starbucks, but then I’d think maybe I should go over to the other Starbucks, and then you’d be at the other one.”

        • Tabs

          We were SO lucky to be raised among catalogs.

    • bored in Clarendon


    • Observer

      Yeah, I heard there’s a Pinkberry in San Diego that has some better flavors than around here. Oh yeah, there’s also a beach and much better weather. Tough choice.

      • Clarendon

        Don’t know about Pinkberry, but for those looking for that unique, somewhat nostalgic McD’s experience, there is the McRib locator to identify those locations that carry that delictable delight of dextrose and corn syrup.


    • Greg

      Wittiest comment I have ever seen here.

  • April

    Next time the power goes out for days in my condo as the result of lack of maintenance by whomever is responsible for power line and tree maintenance I will sample the local food with friends in Boston.

    • drax

      Yeah, it has to be somebody’s fault. Couldn’t just be a huge storm.

      • sunflower

        storm: brought to you by god or mother nature–choose according to your persuasion

        • Aaron

          It’s not just the storm, it was the lack of tree maintenance. I don’t think Richmond or Congress has appropriated ANY money in next year’s budget to maintaining Arlington’s trees. Quick, don’t just stand there, spend something!!

        • DarkHeart

          Isn’t god a woman already?

          • drax

            After seeing that storm, I’d say yes.

          • sunflower

            ….so be careful whom you scorn……

  • novasteve

    Anyone remember the scene in Memphis Belle where the one guy basically had an idea to start up a burger chain and the other guy said nobody wants to get the same food wherever they go?

    • DemolitionMan

      Lenina Huxley: Taco Bell was the only restaurant to survive the Franchise Wars.

      John Spartan: So?

      Lenina Huxley: So, now all restaurants are Taco Bell.

  • SomeGuy

    Was she really “some $2,200” short of victory? Final scores were $7,000 for Stephanie and $9,199 for Prabhu (the 3rd player finished in the red). So she was exactly $2,200 short of a solo victory, and $2,199 short of a tie.

    • Overly moderated

      How often do you think they disinfect those buzzers on the Jeopardy podiums? Just wondering.

      • SomeGuy

        Slightly less often than you reply to my posts with unrelated questions about disinfection. Just a guess though.

    • Ken Jennings

      I’ll take “Internet Pedants” for $200, Alex.

  • Vinh An Nguyen

    LOL. I read this as Arlington Jeopardy Chimp’s Run Ends

    • Cream of SomeGuy

      How often do they disinfect that chimp?

  • Mr T.

    free 7/11 slurpees, theres a clever euphemism if I’ve ever heard one

    • sunflower

      a genuine LOL!

  • Arlington cat

    With staycations we can keep our Arlington 20-something bar hopping a$$holes right here where they can be among their own kind. We don’t need to spread them out across the country sullying the Arlington name.

    • drax

      You must be really popular at parties.

    • Aaron

      They don’t show any outward sign of being from Arlington at least. It’s Blacksburg that’ll end up taking the rap.

  • novasteve

    So is that a picture of chipotle addict sky diving?

  • Mc

    22 too many 7-11s

  • chanelpretty

    oh i think the picture is not real pfff stop this i dont love lie


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