It's that time of the month already? February's exciting video edition of Reston Today begins with Andy Sigle nonchalantly strolling into the echo-filled foyer of Reston Association Headquarters, his dulcet tones booming as he deftly avoids all the foreclosure notices.
Next up is Ellen Graves, who tells us more about the upcoming Reston Association Board of Directors elections. We get some lovely visuals of Andy standing in an empty meeting room -- a stunning visual metaphor reminding us all that representative governance is merely made up of "empty seats" unless derived from a mandate by the electorate, or maybe just an acknowledgement that the RA foyer was too echo-filled to keep filming there. Either way, we still don't know the full slate of candidates for the election. Where's Wikileaks when you need it?
But we digress. Then Andy goes "on location" to a snow-cleared pathway, where we learn that RA uses "Canadian-made Bombardiers" with "Ford engines" to put the hurt on the snow. Then in a scene chillingly unlike the penultimate scene of Fargo, we watch the RA's Mike McNamara almost get run over by one of the aforementioned Bombardiers with a
sling "seven-foot" blade (forward to 2:39). We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Never trust the Canadians -- even the ones from Reston.
Finally, we learn that the aquatics department is "looking for you." At first, we thought it was about that incident with the candy bar, but turns out that comment wasn't directed just at us, but rather to anyone interested in lifeguarding for the summer. That's a relief!