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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Tuesday Deadline Linkdump

Cup_1 Time again for my weekly Vermont blog roundup:

Radio Bean in Burlington? Bad Girls Cafe in Johnson? The Village Cup in Jericho? Vote for your favorite Vermont coffee joint on Vermont Hum. I guess this is a good time to point out that you can also leave comments about these places on our Seven Nights Dining and Nightlife Guide.

Beauty is truth, truth beauty. Outrageouschaos does not appear to be a still unravish'd bride of quietness, but she agrees with Keats. In case you can't tell, I love this blog.

• Ouch! Charity Tensel totally disses Loyal Ploof, who attempted to run for Burlington City Council as a Republican. Today Ploof has announced he's not running after all.

• I didn't make the connection until yesterday that the Steve Mermelstein who blogs at #!/usr/bin/geek is the same Steve Mermelstein who owns the old Milton Bowling Center, which is about to be leased to a national retailer

• They're buried at the end of this post, but Philip Baruth links to some fascinating online projects related to governmental transperancy.

•  More discussion of the governor's e-state concept from tech savvy Tom Evslin of Stowe.

Who's the Boss now? Mistress Maeve blogs about nekkid pictures of Danny Pintauro (aka Jonathon Bower from WTB?)

January 23, 2007 at 11:19 AM in VT Blogs | Permalink


About the best Vermont coffee shops... check out this recent post from Front Porch Forum in Burlington:

Vermont Coffee Shops reviewed by Neighbor
All of you who are coffee drinkers, or who drive around Vermont alot for work (as I do, incessantly) might enjoy my hobby, http://www.coffeestopsvermont.com. I review coffeeshops statewide and in the near reaches of NH, MA and NY. Each ranking is based on atmosphere, quality of coffee, tasty treats, friendliness, accessibility, and other capricious likes and dislikes of mine. There's a readers' suggestion board and we're working on environmental and health tips about coffee. Visit, enjoy, send your thoughts! -Christine Graham

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Posted by: Michael Wood-Lewis | Jan 23, 2007 11:43:07 AM

FYI -- Bad Girls is no more. They sold to some new folks who renamed it, "The Groovin' Beans" ...

I bet you thought that nobody could come up with a worse name for a coffee shop than "Bad Girls" ... well, they did.

Yep ... "The Groovin' Beans" ... the name is so bad that I won't even go in anymore.

Posted by: A Johnson Coffee Drinker | Jan 23, 2007 1:38:00 PM

No! I always stopped at Bad Girls in Johnson! I loved that place! Groovin' Beans is an awful name. I'll still go there, though, next time I'm in town.

Posted by: cresmer | Jan 23, 2007 1:42:03 PM

Yea, I was just kidding when I said that I won't go there anymore. It's still a really nice place to get a hot drink, a sandwich. It's also a great place to go to catch up on the Johnson gossip.

Posted by: A Johnson Coffee Drinker | Jan 23, 2007 3:05:44 PM

Come on. "Totally disses"? That language is a little strong. I said, and I quote,

"I would have gladly welcomed Loyal Ploof, who volunteered on one of my City Council campaigns. There is common ground there, with Loyal. I do not dispute that.

My problem is with how the situation transpired."

Anyway, thanks for the link. I sure don't mind the traffic.

Posted by: Charity | Jan 23, 2007 9:12:46 PM

Charity, I was referring to this: As John Briggs in the Free Press reported this morning, my thoughts were that it was like watching a car accident - "really shocking to have that happen in front of you. You want to stop it, but you can't. "

That is a total dis! Er, totalled dis...

My apologies for not also drawing attention to the fact that you tried to emphasize your common ground.

Posted by: cresmer | Jan 24, 2007 8:19:53 AM

"Totalled." Funny.

I guess that line is pretty harsh. The comment was made about how easy it was for someone, who is clearly not a Republican, or at least never has been, to just come in and become the party's candidate. It was very surreal to watch.

I guess there is no way to sugar-coat my comments, though. They were not favorable.

Posted by: Charity | Jan 24, 2007 4:28:11 PM

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