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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

On the YouTubes: Snakes on an RA Video

We almost ran out of July before we got around to viewing this, the exciting RA Today video for the month. And we've got to tell you, it's got more copperhead-on-grass action than a low-budget horror flick. We also learn that all of the phone calls reporting copperhead sightings have come from INSIDE THE HOUSE--er, we mean, "the east side of Reston." Below is a helpful Map of Terror; if you live within the perimeter of the White Oval of Copperhead Domination, we strongly suggest moving:

snake map.jpg

We also get a sneak peek of some of the many v. v. exciting infrastructure improvements now under way around the Wiehle Avenue Metro Station. We've got to say, though, that this "boulevard" doesn't exactly look all that boulevard-like, at least in its current state:


We guess the orange cone is a placeholder for a fanciful concrete bollard, the end.


  1. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonJuly 31, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Hmmm...LEAST sought after East Reston?

  2. "when they stop at the stations — Greensboro for one, they’re going to feel like they’re in Paris."

    Maybe she means the feeling you get when you're traveling from the airport to the center of Paris and you pass through all the nasty banlieues.

    "what today is a rectangular slab of asphalt dotted with a liquor store, a Men’s Wearhouse and an adult boutique."

    Thai Pilin will still be worth going to, so there! Be a longer line with 17,000 people wanting lunch, though.

    I can't end a comment about a Paris without asking the age-old question:

    Q: Why are the streets of Paris lined with trees?
    A: So the German soldiers can march in the shade.


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