Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com July 14, 2011 at 8:18 am 2,876 32 Comments

That’s a Lot of Rain — WJLA meteorologist Ryan Miller crunched the numbers and determined that about 587 million gallons of rainwater fell on Arlington during yesterday’s storms. [ABC7]

Single-Person Households in Arlington — In Arlington, 41 percent of households are occupied by a single person. That figure, from 2010 Census data, compares to the national average of about 25 percent. [Sun Gazette]

Male Women’s Soccer Fans Interviewed in Clarendon — The lukewarm corpse of TBD.com sent its interns out to interview Women’s World Cup soccer fans at Clarendon’s RiRa Irish Pub. They determined that most of the fans were male, and that most of them choose their favorite player based on looks. [TBD]

Arlington Resident Sentenced for FTC Theft — Arlington resident Harold Hughes, 58, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing more than $218,000 from the Federal Trade Commission. Hughes was also ordered to pay full restitution, after being convicted of selling laptops, TVs and DVD players purchased with federal funds. [Legal Times]

  • Tapeworm

    Before anyone gets all up in arms that male soccer fans are into the attractiveness of the US women’s team, consider one word: Beckham.

    I’m male and not even into soccer, but I saw the quarterfinal against Brazil, and it was an exciting game.

  • DD

    What, no love for local girl Ali Krieger?

    Go Team USA!

    • BallstonNOTBoston

      Penn State Grad – she has my vote!

      WE ARE!!!!

      • Glebe Roader

        PENN STATE!!!!

        • BallstonNOTBoston

          THANK YOU!!!

  • Black Flag

    TBD, you could not walk you fat a$$ down to Summers to do a proper artical. You have to interview some douchebags at RíRá. Come on.

    • KalashniKEV

      Is Slummer’s the place for proper “articals?”

      I never would have guessed…

      • samsonite

        Give the guy credit for having the little accent marks in “RíRá” though.

  • yay for the rain!!!

  • clizzleshizzle

    Those other 59% with roommates are total losers.

    • KalashniKEV

      They be gold diggin’ ho’s trying to snag a man-on-the-make.


    • steve85

      Like yourself. Lol

  • Southeast Ben

    Can Black Flag spell article correctly? Is TBD truly fat? Morgan who scoreed the last goal is a hottie.

    • Miriam Webster

      The PKB (“Pot. Kettle. Black.”) Razor:

      Every post criticizing another post for a grammatical, spelling, or typographical error must itself contain at least one grammatical, spelling or typographical error.

      • V Dizzle

        You totally “scoreed” with that comment! 🙂

        • samsonite


          • bb

            Not “LOL.” The appropriate exclamation here (given the soccer context) would have to be


          • steve85

            Can u spell it out longer

          • Andrew

            think you are missing an ‘A’ as well….

          • bb

            Have neither of you watched soccer on Univision?

      • Southeast Ben

        Very nice catch. I’ve just never seen “artical” spelled so poorly in my life. S-C-O-R-E-D…Scored. Did I just win the spelling bee?

  • BerryBerryCold

    What’s the definition of household?

    In my younger days, if I had lived with a roommate, I would necessarily consider them as part of my “household,” especially on such things as credit applications where they ask for household income.

    My household would consist of 1, during those young, single, and stupid days.

    • anon

      The census form asks how many people live in your house/apartment and whether or not that person is your spouse/child/family member. So that would include your roommate if you had one.

  • JimPB

    41% of ArlCo households have a single occupant. What about the rest of this story? For example:

    What’s the age distribution?

    What’s the geographical distribution in ArlCo?

    • JamesE

      between 25-35 years old, white, male.

      • steve85

        What’s your comment referring to

  • Aaron

    What are USWNT fans supposed to base their favorite player on? Athletic ability? Intelligence? Ha!

  • SaveDaveMcKenna

    RiRa will always be a hardware store for me.

  • Liberace

    They determined that most of the fans were male, and that most of them choose their favorite player based on looks.

    How is that different than men’s soccer?

  • Mike

    “In Arlington, 41 percent of households are occupied by a single person.”

    Wow, that person really must get around!

    • Homey D. Clown

      I have a different house for each girlfriend.


Subscribe to our mailing list