Thursday, July 05, 2007

Chippies, Boarding and Happy Days!

My chippie pictures are in the paper! And I got a fancy credit and everything!? Happy happy joy joy! It is like Christmas morning over here! Thanks Little Girl (above) for sharing the glory!

This week I got to make two cool videos that accompanied Seven Days articles. One about chippies (funny article by Pamela Polston) and one about skateboarding (cover story by Ken Picard).

Filming Thrashing Thursday, a rapid and illegal board ride down Burlington streets was significantly more dangerous than talking quietly so as not to scare the chippies. Still, Little Girl could have grown tired of having a camera stuck in her face and given me a nasty disease-ridden bite! YOW!

I almost died about 5 times while riding my bike down Pearl St one-handed with the camera in my good hand - every BIG bump almost knocked my rickety ol' Schwinn over and with only one hand available, I was powerless to keep it in line.

My brilliant plan was, "If you wipe out, leap off the bike to save the camera. You'll jump off before you hit the ground! You'll just sooooar through the air and land on your feet!"

I was just silly enough to think it might work and some hitherto hidden wings might unveil themselves in my hour of need.

But the chipmunk bite and head trauma dangers were worth it in the end cause I got to tag alongside real journalists and see what they do! Gosh, I love where I work and who I work with. I know, I am barf-inducing. YIPS!

PS And check out the uber cool 7 Days logo a la Don! Loves it!


la-la-lani said...

perhaps you should film from your scooter next time?

i know july is insane... but when can we have lunch or dinks? i need some eva time!

la-la-lani said...

err, drinks. i have enough dinks in my life.

Eva the Deadbeat said...

haw! no more dinks! the world is packed full of those. yes yes, DRINKS! i call you!

Junk Thief said...

Interesting pets, no doubt. What, you couldn't find any that could water ski?

Anonymous said...

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I don't know if you miss youtube but it sure misses you.
take care
ps living well IS the best revenge

Q_Monroe said...

i like this format!