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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Vermont Blog Roundup

Fly Time again for my weekly Vermont blog roundup. Here's a small sample of intriguing items I found today:

• Many amazing nature photos and a two moose sighting stories from Jeff Gauthier at Midnight Modern Conversation . Meeyauw also posts a couple nice photos, including this one, "Another Fly." Lots more at Meeyauw's Flickr page.

• See what may be Martha Rainville's house's real estate listing, via Vermont Daily Briefing. Philip also posts this week about a diploma mill with Rutland connections. This is a rare bit of reporting from a guy who often opines. I'd like to see more of it.

How to Sell Your Vermont Home Fast: a free e-book from Irene at Okemo Mountain Real Estate.

• Can't believe I missed this Christian rocker in Barre this weekend (via the le duo).

• Chris Fells goes on vacation in Vegas and ends up reporting the horror stories of casino waitresses and card dealers who survived the recent NBA All-Star weekend:

While I was watching another game, I randomly asked the dealer what NBA All-Star Weekend in Vegas was like. She said, "Oh, the media didn't report things correctly — it was much worse." She then went on to tell me the horror stories of waitresses and dealers being physically assaulted, casinos closing due to the mayhem, fights breaking out, and pure overall chaos...

Being the reporter that I am, I couldn't let this one go. So, as I couldn't sleep anyway, I asked another random waitress the same question, and she gave me the same answer saying, "It was horrible. I have never seen it so bad in this town before." She went on to say that she believes there is a coverup being orchestrated by the City of Las Vegas. The reason being is the mayor wants an NBA team there so bad that he is willing to do just about anything to make it happen.

• Matt G. Paradise explains how to get your Satanic book or CD reviewed in his publication, Not Like Most.

• RADAR[THEORY] from Secret Movie Blog did not like Spidey 3.

• An interesting little community has gathered over at cartoonist Alison Bechdel's blog. Sometimes the commentors get rude, rowdy and out of control. She's tried stepping in to moderate disputes, but that hasn't gone well. Today she ruminates on the nature of her small corner of the blogosphere:

“What is the purpose of this blog?” I asked myself. “To whom does it belong? What constitutes ‘off-topic’ when my own posts are often quite frivolous?” And after protracted and deliberate consideration, I replied to myself, “I have no fuckin’ idea.”

• And last but not least, go check out Eva Sollberger's latest Stuck in Vermont vlog, about the Adamant Blackfly Festival. It's worth 5 minutes of your time. And I'm not just saying that because I'm the Seven Days web editor.

May 22, 2007 at 12:46 PM in VT Blogs | Permalink


Aww, thanks Cathy, it feels good to be a "last but not least!" And good news, I think I am finally getting the hang of this compression beast! Sharper, clearer, less munched-up vlogs, here I come! Also, i was reading on the Adamant Co-op website that they have cook outs every Friday starting in June. I think I may be due for another visit, that is one special little town!

Posted by: Eva | May 22, 2007 9:26:21 PM

Hey, thanks! I am loving your blog....just moved back to VT and this is my first time in the greater Burlington area. This website is such a great resource!


Posted by: Tricia | May 23, 2007 1:26:18 AM

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