The easiest thing (because the buses AND trains run so frequently) is to park at
the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride (off of Sunrise Valley) and take the 950/980 to
West Falls Church, then Metro in. During rush hour both buses and trains run
every 6-8 minutes or so.

I find it convenient – I work in Ballston, so it takes me 10-15 minutes to get
to the Park and Ride, 20-25 minutes bus ride, and 15-25 minutes to wait for and
ride the train (I get to Metro after rush hour).

Depending on where you work in DC, there’s also the 5A, which goes from Dulles
Airport to L’Enfant Plaza, stopping at the Park and Ride and Rossyln Metro on
the way. It runs every hour, so not quite as convenient.

The best resource out there is Metro’s Rideguide (
You can plug in your addresses, and choose by least time, distance, etc., and it
will spit out several possibilities.

Working late’s not a problem either – the last 950 leaves West Falls Church at

Route schedules:

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emmet swimming (Todd Watts acoustic) at TT Reynolds

Todd said Chuck (Andrada) was in Virginia Beach, otherwise it would have been all of them. He also let on there’s a new Quitter UK date – May 17th at Iota.

I think my favorite part was when he said we had a choice between “Sunblock” and “Parking Lot” (weighing in at 200 pounds). When he went with “Sunblock”, someone called out “Gangsta” (original version of Sunblock), and a number of people called out the old lyrics througout the song. Todd looked like he was having a hard time keeping a straight face. My favorite song was “Lisa Says” (the Velvet Underground classic), which I haven’t heard in years. Eric was missed for the harmonies he does during the chorus, but the crowd did its part.

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