The point of roundabouts is that they don't need so many signs to tell people how to drive, which forces them to actually think for themselves and drive more carefully. Or maybe our motorists are just that stupid, which is why my beloved roundabouts along Fairland Road have been vandalized with all of these signs. Oh, well.
- As always, I've got a new column in the Diamondback, which is definitely worth checking out.
- Is Maryland Politics Watch hosting a Town Hall Meeting with your District 18 state delegates? That's what Facebook says. Whether or not they're actually running the show, if you're in the Wheaton-Kensington area, come out to Holy Cross Hospital and air your concerns Tonight at 7pm.
- My brother doesn't read Thayer Avenue (he is nine, and cares little for blogs), but he's definitely planning on being a zombie for Halloween. Whether or not I'll take him down to Ellsworth Drive for the Zombie Walk is another question, because they won't have any trick-or-treat candy, and I figure he'll get bored.
- For anyone who says that East County isn't really a part of Silver Spring proper: check out these videos of Springbrook High's marching band in the 1969 and 1970 Silver Spring Christmas parades. Notice how vibrant Colesville Road looks at a time when Downtown was allegedly "in the pits," having been circumvented by large shopping centers like the one in White Oak - which is much, much closer to Springbrook and perhaps a larger part of their school community. But, of course, you can't have a parade in a strip mall, which shows how significant Downtown Silver Spring's always been as a gathering place.