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Thursday, July 15, 2010

On the YouTubes: We Watch the Reston Association Videos So You Don't Have To

Andy Sigle continues the summer casual look, rocking out the Dockers on the tennis court in this month's fancy video from the Reston Association. There's talk about the proposed indoor tennisdrome, sans juicery. Larry Butler clutches a tennis racket while he stresses that the RA board has made no decision and that there will be plenty of opportunities for public input before the issue might get put to a referendum. There's an update on the ongoing stream deforestation restoration in the Glade, as evinced by a closeup of some horrid hellspawn bug the size of a dinner plate that FLOATS ON WATER we'll be seeing in our nightmares for weeks to come (skip ahead to about 1:57). There's also talk about the Asian Festival, July 31-Aug. 1, which is actually pretty rad. Finally, Andy stands dangerously on an outcropping of rocks at the edge of Lake Thoreau to introduce a segment on boating safety. "Make sure your boat meets all size and motor guidelines!" an RA staffer says helpfully. Words to live by, words to live by.

7 comments:

  1. What about a short clip about poison ivy so that those watching the video could then avoid it when walking along the trails or in some cases actually reaching out on the sidewalks (though not the responsibility and therefore not the fault of RA officials) Or maybe birds enjoying eating it as we know they do. Or demonstration of citizens enjoying pruning back the brush reaching out onto the pathways and walkways and being reassured that it's OK to prune it(a lot are afraid to). I think that would be a helpful addition to the RA video. What do you think?

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  2. Oh Rod, give up on the poison ivy bit . . . yes, I have a child that has to take steroids when exposed but Reston has other issues that really could use your relentless energy.

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  3. Perhaps if we market the idea of an indoor tennis facility by mentioning it (with the footnote that it is still not approved) often, then everyone will get used to the idea and agree to spending gobs of money for it . . . .

    similar to the experience of the first expletive in a movie has shock value but exposing the audience often throughout the movie desensitizes them to the point where they don't even notice by movie's end.

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  4. I don't know about that. I've been mooning my neighbors for years. They still get pretty worked up over it.

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  5. Convict-
    Mostly I'm not a fan of your posts, but the moon post was hilarious.

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  6. Anonymous said...
    Oh Rod, give up on the poison ivy bit . . . yes, I have a child that has to take steroids when exposed but Reston has other issues that really could use your relentless energy.
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    I'm wondering why I should give up on wanting my home to have substandard standards in trail maintenance? Why I should not have concern for those using the walkways that might be handicapped? I'm wondering why you do.

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  7. The fifth horsemanJuly 17, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Who cares about poison ivy? the rapture is coming, the rapture is coming!

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