Thursday, July 31, 2008

Catnip Kitty

I went to the Winooski Farmer's Market for snacks and presents and also wound up with a catnip toy in the shape of VT made by these talented people. I also got an uber cool Octopus t-shirt which will eventually swim its way to Barcelona and some delicious pickled garlic cloves.

Crawford is quite enjoying his new friend, the felt state of Vermont. He has been romancing all the neighborhood cats late into the early morning hours and sleeping his escapades off all day beneath the couch. He has such a pleased look on his face as he snoozes all sprawled out, he is clearly up to no good.

Best Party EVER

Live music, bocce, a strip tease, tutus, 80s tunes, tequila shots, dancing queens - I love backwoods VT. Thanks Krystal, I understand now.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Eva Robot!

Eeek, they even pronounce her name AVA like me! AAAAHHH!

Cherry 2000, here we come! Undead Molly just did a very good post about Real Dolls which is my current fixation and how I found the above video.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Elton John [89]

7/21/08: Over 10,000 Elton John fans swarmed the Champlain Valley Expo Monday night to watch the Rocket Man play VT for the first time.  

After playing 49 other states, Elton finally made it to Vermont for his 50th.  Fans from all over the country came to see history in the making.

Eva talked to boa-wearing fans about Sir Elton's charms and sang some of his greatest hits.

We also met a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary.  Can you guess the name of their son?  


Location: Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, Vermont

Elton Does VT

Finally, Elton John plays his 50th state and go figure, it is Vermont!

I missed the encore to avoid the traffic rush and it was my favorite song ever.

Thank god for YouTube:

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sunday is Good

Life has been a bit mad lately. Not enough time to breath, think, chill out. But despite all the silly rushing, Sunday mornings are reserved for the NY Times, french toast, iced tea and lounging with my favorite gorilla. Better still, the last two Sundays it rained heavily.

I wish Sunday lasted all week long.

Tea is Good for You

It's true, I drink about 5 cups a day which reduces my risk of stroke by 50%.

Say no more.

Sunset Bliss

I've been working hard all summer but it is all worth it for storybook moments like this. Start at the bottom and work your way up for a taste of Lake Champlain at her finest.

People say you will get he "duck itch" if you swim in her murky algae-coated waters but it is a risk I will gladly take, daily if need be. Quack.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Stuck in VT 88: Leahy & Batman

7/12/08: "The Dark Knight" premiered in Montpelier Saturday, days before it's general release.  

We have Vermont's own Dark Knight to thank for this rare event - US Senator Patrick Leahy who has a small cameo in the film.

Patrick Leahy grew up in Montpelier Vermont.  Blind in one eye, he spent much of his free time reading comics at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Years later, he is the library's favorite Superhero, donating proceeds from his Batman film appearances and raising money from this recent screening of The Dark Knight.

Leahy sits down with the library's Comics Clubs to talk about Batman, "The Dark Knight," and why he loves reading.


Music: Space Tiger, Lapping Up the Milky Way

Location: Montpelier Vermont

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Shark Repellent Bat Spray


Simply brilliant.

"Bon Voyage Pussy."

Monday, July 14, 2008

2 Senators, Batman and Supergirls

Saturday was a wild day.

Here are the highlights:

Interviewed 2 Vt Senators, Bernie Sanders on Church St and Patrick Leahy in Montpelier.

Had assistance interviewing people and filming my Intros/Outros from Maggie and Anna (below).

Maggie is a member of the Supergirls Comics Club (run by the most awesome fellow comic book nerd Aubry) at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library - I wish I could join too.

Says Maggie (wearing my headphones below) in a careful-not-to-hurt-my-feelings-sort-of-tone, "You are doing a great job. But try to SLOW DOWN A LOT."

9 year old girls are SO SUPERGIRL cool.
Appreciated Ben T Matchstick's most awesome Batman haircut.

Enjoyed a tasty Mexican meal with Zombie Fighters (seen briefly in a former Stuck, Burlington Zombie Walk), post-apocalyptic kickballers (future Stuck?) Aubry and Pete, Ben the Beloved Storyteller and Cardboard Wielder and my Joker-loving sister.

Saw the premiere of The Dark Knight DAYS BEFORE everyone in the world got a chance to see it - KABLAMMO!

This Batman event was covered in The NY Times, USA Today and the Boston Globe. VT MADE HEADLINES!! Thanks Leahy!

Rocked out to Space Tiger.

Talented 9 yr old band leader Aiden helped me fix my camera mike mount.

Bought a cool 10 in 1 tool at a hardware store to keep in my camera bag for the next time something needs screwing.

Interviewed the Mayor of Montpelier and Scudder Parker and some other political big wigs.

Ate FOUR cheese puffs IN A ROW without getting reprimanded.

GADZOOKS Batman what a day! Thanks for being so entertaining Montpelier!

Back in Burlap, I spent all of Sunday recovering...and digitizing...