Friday, April 16, 2010

The Great Purple Nurple

Something is happening on the Georgetown Branch Trail. Change is in the air and it smells funny. For the past few months I have been noticing surveyors and work crews of different kinds scattered about the trail. There is some serious work going on at Connecticut Ave. and some even more serious work going on in the woods  just south of the bridge near Jones Mill Rd. Yesterday survey markers popped up along the path. 

So what does all this mean? It this the beginning of the Purple Nurple?

What is a Purple Nurple you ask? Maybe it's one of theses, or perhaps this or this or maybe some of these?.

The spelling challenged Urban Dictionary describes it thusly:
The act of grabbing and twisting a nipple of another person, one's self, and even occasionaly other mammals.
I think it's one of these, which isn't a terrible thing all around. 

Sure it's going to suck to loose the quiet space and beautiful track of green that is the Georgetown Branch between Silver Spring and Bethesda. Watching the trail get violated by bulldozers could feel much like getting a pinch full of nipple twisted 180 degrees. But I would be a hypocrite if I didn't welcome this Purple Nurple. One of the major reasons I commute by bike is so there will be one less car on the road, so I can't get too bent out of shape at the prospect of potentiality removing thousands of cars from our local roads every day.

So weather this recent work on the trail is the coming of the Purple Line, I can't say. It is coming however and I will have to accept my Purple Nurple with a smile and take a different route to work for a while.

You know, some people like getting their nipples twisted...  It's not my thing but I'm just sayin.

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